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..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!

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The R.C.I.A. is a formation process for adults (18 years of age and older) who wish to become Catholic. Classes are held in the rectory or church hall for learning, faith sharing and fellowship. The culmination of the R.C.I.A. is at the Easter Vigil at which time we will celebrate the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. If you or someone you know may be interested in becoming Catholic and being involved in the R.C.I.A. classes, please call the rectory at 330- 527-4105.

2015 Mass Book
The 2015 Mass book is open. There are still Mass openings at St. Ambrose and St. Michael for Masses for 2014.

All Saints Day
Because the holy day, All Saints, falls on a Saturday this year, the obligation to attend Mass has been lifted.

Book of Remembrance
In the vestibule is the "Book of Remembrance" where parishioners are invited to write in the names of loved ones who have died. This book will remain in the vestibule throughout the month of October and will then be processed into the church at our "Mass of Remembrance" on Thursday, Nov. 6. The "Book of Remembrance" will then remain in the sanctuary during November, the month the Church traditionally remembers in a special way the faithful departed.

CCD and Youth Ministry News

  • Rosary - Sunday, Oct. 26, our CCD students will be praying the Rosary together at 10:15 am at the J. A. Garfield Elem. School. Please join us!
  • Youth Ministry Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, Oct. 26, from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm in the church hall. The menu includes: pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, tea and juice. Prices are: adults $5.00, seniors $4.00, children (4-12) $4.00, children (3 and under) $3.00, and family $15.00. The group is trying to raise funds for their many social activities and service projects.
  • Confirmation Candidates - Our second class will be held Sunday, November 2, from 12:30 - 3:00 pm in the hall.

Fall Back
Daylight Savings Ends
Don't forget…
Daylight Savings Time ends November 2. Turn your clocks back and enjoy the extra hour of sleep!

Christmas Ca$h

Christmas Ca$h raffle tTickets are sold at a cost of $10.00 each or six for $50.00. Beginning on Dec. 1st one ticket will be drawn each day. Tickets drawn Monday through Saturday win $50.00 daily; tickets drawn on Sundays win $100.00; and the winning ticket drawn on Christmas day wins $500.00! Winning tickets will be placed back into the drum for chances to win every day of December through the 25th. The funds generated through this raffle help defray the cost of the many social functions we have at our parish. Please be sure to pick up your envelope and purchase or sell as many tickets as possible. They may be returned anytime before Dec 1st.

Mass of Remembrance

Our annual Mass of Remembrance will be on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7:00 pm in the church. Please plan to attend this moving and beautiful liturgy as we gather and pray in memory of our loved ones who have died. During the liturgy the names of our deceased loved ones will be read while a candle is lit in their memory. A reception in the church hall will follow the liturgy. Cookies or finger foods for the reception would be appreciated.

First Step for Change
Catholic Charities' top priority is emergency assistance. The First Step program provides specific emergency assistance to women and families with children ages 0-3. Please support this important "baby bottle fundraiser" that helps Catholic Charities change lives...one family at a time. Pick up a bottle in the vestibule and fill it with spare change.

Halloween Party

The Parish Social Life Committee will be hosting a Halloween party for the children of our parishes. The frightening good time is on Saturday, Oct. 25, in the St. Ambrose hall immediately following the 5:00 Saturday vigil Mass. Please bring a bag of candy for each child you bring so we can fill up those treat bags.

Family Bingo
All adults and children are welcome to a fun evening of Family Bingo on Saturday, November 8, at 6:30 pm in the St. Ambrose hall. Each card is only a nickel! Pizza and beverages will be provided. Please bring a snack or dessert to share.

Brooks House Trick or Treat Fun
Brooks House Assisted Living invites you and your family to some Trick or Treat Fun on Wednesday, October 29, from 5:00-7:00 pm. This is a free event that will include doughnuts, cider, lots of candy, games and much more! Come in your costume ready to have a good time! Please RSVP by October 20, to Amanda Scopilliti at 330-977-7389, or by emailing her at amanda@brookshouse-assistedliving.com.

Murder at the Pigskin Party
The Children's Glioma Cancer Foundation, Friends of Melana, is having their Annual Mystery Dinner fundraiser for glioma cancer research. The date is Saturday, Nov. 1, at 6:00 pm at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall. Come help solve the mystery and support a great cause at "Murder at the Pigskin Party," and enjoy dinner catered by Guido's, mystery by the Curtains Up Theater group, music, raffles, and cash bar. Seating is limited and PRE-SALE ONLY tickets can be purchased for $40.00 each by calling Karen Ziarko at 330-527- 2622 or Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093.

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.

Save the Date - St. Michael

  • Saturday, Nov. 8 - Pope Pius XII Assembly, K of C Tour the Geneva Ohio Wine Trail on . Flyer in the vestibule.
  • Saturday, Dec.6 - Ladies Guild/K of C Christmas Party.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 31 - Ring in the New Year with St. Michael Dinner/Dance.

Ladies Guild
The Ladies Guild will hold their next meeting on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 10:00 am in the parish hall.

Mass for Deceased Members of Knights of Columbus
Monday, Nov. 10, at 7:00 pm, the Windham Knights of Columbus will be having their Annual Mass at St. Michael Church to remember all of the deceased members of both Windham and Garrettsville Knights of Columbus.

2015 Mass Book
The 2015 Mass book is open. There are still Mass openings at St. Michael for Masses for 2014.

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).

Bulletin Sponsors Support Businesses Who Sponsor our Weekly Bulletin
Let them know you saw their ad in the Bulletin and you appreciate their support.

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