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Welcome .
..to St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Parish, Garrettsville, Ohio and St. Michael Roman Catholic Parish, Windham, Ohio. Content is updated weekly, so come back often. To send comments or questions, or to locate the church, please visit the Contact & Directions page. Thank you for
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St. Ambrose St. Michael Community

St. Ambrose

St. Ambrose

Please support the monthly Food Bank "Brown Bag"
On the first Sunday of the month, St. Ambrose parishioners show their generosity by “brown bagging” donations for the local food pantry. Please consider bringing a bag of non-perishable food or cleaning products. Just leave your bag in the vestibule as you arrive for Mass. Thank you!

Christmas & New Years Mass Schedule
• Christmas Eve --- 4:00 p.m. (St. Ambrose)
• Christmas Eve --- 8:00 p.m. (St. Michael)
• Christmas Day --- 10:30 a.m. (St. Ambrose)

• New Years Eve -- 5:00 pm (St. Ambrose)
• New Years Day --- 10:00 am (St. Michael)

Please be sure to share this schedule with family and friends who may not read the bulletin regularly.

CCD and Youth Ministry News

  • CCD Mass: Grade 4 Our fourth grade students will be participating in a special way at the 5:00 pm Mass Saturday, Dec. 20. A pot luck will follow.
  • CCD Christmas Program: Everyone is invited to join us as we celebrate the birthday of Jesus at our annual Christmas program Sunday, Dec. 21. Students in grades K, 1, and 7 offer this gift of the Christmas spirit to you. Coffee and cookies at 10:00 am, program at 10:15 am, at the J. A. Garfield Elem. School on State Route 88.

Knights of Columbus Fundraiser
K of CThe St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus is hosting a charity fundraiser through Ruby Tuesday in Streetsboro Dec. 19, 20, and 21, and at Cal's in Garrettsviile Dec. 9, Jan. 12, and Feb. 13. Ruby Tuesday will return 20% of your total dining receipt to the St. Ambrose Knights; Cals will return 10%. The program benefits the K of C Scholarship fund and Garrettsville-Nelson Food Shelf. Simply download and print a copy of the approriate flyer and present it to the restaurant.
Download & Print:     Ruby Tuesday Flyer               Cal's Flyer.

Interested in Missions Work?
Plan to attend the Social Action Committee's meeting on Sunday, Jan. 4, in the rectory following the 11:15 Mass. We will be working on ways to strengthen our relationship with our sister parish "San Rafael" in El Salvador by composing a covenant agreement. Questions? Please call Judy Macek at 440-548-5062.

Christmas Ca$h
The daily drawing begins Monday, Dec. 1 and runs through Christmas day, when the winning ticket will win $500.00. We will publish the winners of each week in the following week's bulletin.

Coats, Hats, and Gloves for Kids
The St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus will be collecting new or gently used coats, hats and gloves (especially hats and gloves) to donate to Catholic Charities. There is a box in the vestibule. Thank you for your generosity!

Save These Dates!
The First Annual Christ Renews His Parish St Ambrose/St Michael Women's Renewal will be held on May 16-17, 2015 at Camp Asbury in Hiram. The renewal team will be hosting an Italian dinner at St. Ambrose hall on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 to raise funds for this event. Presale tickets will be available. More details coming soon.

Knights of Columbus
K of C• St. Ambrose Council 11801 - Meets the second (business) and fourth social) Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the St. Ambrose hall.
Windham K of C - The Windham Knights of Columbus meet the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the St. Michael hall.

+ +  Check the bulletin for other meeting times and K of C events + +
St. Michael

St. Michael

Food Cupboard

The Windham Knights of Columbus has started an ongoing food drive through St. Michael’s Church. Canned vegetables, canned soup, cereal and peanut butter are the most needed items. However, any non-perishable items are fine. Please check the expiration date before donating. We would like to thank you for your generosity in advance.

Christmas and New Years Parties
St. Michael's Church is hosting a dinner/dance on Saturday, Dec. 6, in the church hall. Buffet dinner will be at 6.30 pm and dancing at 7:30 pm. The price per person is $15.00. Please call Karen at 330-326-2972, Tricia at 330-326-1230 or Tess at 330-898-3254 for reservations by Nov. 23. There will also be a Chinese Auction with the proceeds to benefit the St. Michael Ladies Guild.
Wednesday, Dec. 31 - Ring in the New Year with St. Michael Dinner/Dance.

Hall Rental
If you would like to rent St. Michael Parish Hall, please contact Barry Cree (330-326-2420) or Karen Olson (330-326-2972).

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Let them know you saw their ad in the Bulletin and you appreciate their support.

Community
Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scouts of AmericaTroop 62 (4062) of the Boy Scouts of America meets in the St. Ambrose church hall on Thursday evenings at 7 pm. The troop is located in Garrettsville Ohio and covers Garrettsville, Windham and Hiram.




Mass Schedule
St. Ambrose
Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday:
11:15 am
September through May
Sunday: 10:30 am
June through August
Mon, Thur, Fri: 8:00 am
   
St. Michael
Sunday:
9:00 am
Tue: 9:00 am
   
Holy Days
See bulletin
for location
8:00 am &
7:00 pm
   
Confessions
Saturday
(St. Ambrose)
4:00 pm
Sunday
(St. Michael)
8:15 am
   

Mission Statement

Through our baptism, we, the family of Saint Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, are chosen and called to be the body of Christ.

As a community of faith, we gather to give thanks and praise to God through prayer, worship, and the celebration of the sacraments.

Gifted by God and guided by the Holy Spirit, we continue the mission of Jesus by sharing our faith and reaching out to others in justice, mercy, and love.

Together, we strive to grow stronger in our love for God and one another.

Ministry of Care Prayer Requests

If you have a special prayer request, please let Vi McCarty know. You can call Vi in the evenings at 330-527-4139, e-mail her at vmccarty1@ neo.rr.com, or put your prayer requests in the collection basket. Please continue to enroll friends and family members to receive prayers through the Ministry of Care. If you are interested in joining, please call Vi.

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