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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 that 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 Fr. Steve at 330-527-4105.

2016 Mass Book
The 2016 Mass book is now open. There are still Mass openings for weekday Masses for 2015.

Praying the Rosary
The rosary is prayed every Saturday afternoon at 4:25 p.m. before the Saturday Vigil Mass. All are invited to come and pray this beautiful devotion to our Blessed Mother.

Winter Mass Schedule
We return to our winter Mass schedule on Sept. 6. Masses on Sunday morning will be at 9:00 am at Saint Michael, and 11:15 at St. Ambrose. Saturday Vigil Mass remains at 5:00 pm at St. Ambrose.

Altar Servers
We are in need of more altar servers for our weekend Masses. Any boy or girl going into the fourth grade and older who would like to be an altar server, is asked to please call the rectory.

CCD and Youth Ministry News

  • CCD & Youth Ministry resume on Sunday, September 13 at 10:00 am.
  • CCD and Youth Ministry Registration - Any student wishing to attend CCD (preschool to grade 8) or Youth Ministry (grades 9 to12) and is not currently attending must fill out a pink registration form found in the church vestibule. Place the registration form in the collection basket, drop it off at the rectory, or mail it to the church. Please include a copy of the student's baptismal certificate. (Preschoolers must be age four by September 30.) The fee for CCD and Youth Ministry students will be $20.00 per child with a $30.00 family limit.
    Please Note: Diocesan Policy requires that all students be actively enrolled in religious education classes TWO YEARS PRIOR to celebrating the Sacraments of Initiation (First Communion and Confirmation) and attend the Sunday Eucharistic Celebration (Mass).

Joint Parish Picnic
Plan now to attend our annual parish picnic to be held on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 1:00 pm at St. Michael Church. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Parishioners are asked to please bring a covered dish or dessert to share. There will be fun and games for children and adults.

Hiram College Students
We welcome the students of Hiram College who may be joining us at Mass this weekend. May the academic year before you be filled with much wisdom and grace. On Sunday, Sept. 20, we will have coffee and donuts after the 11:15 Sunday Mass to officially welcome the men and women of Hiram College.

Senior Citizens Day Out
The Social Life Committee invites all senior citizens to come to St. Ambrose church hall on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm for a social afternoon. Please join us on Sept. 1 & 15. Play cards, dominos, games or just visit and relax. Questions please call 330-326- 2812 or 713-598-2721.

Knights of Columbus Fundraiser
K of C
On selected weekends and weekdays, the St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus is hosting a charity fundraiser through Cal's restaurant in Garrettsville. The program benefits the K of C/Charles Abraham Scholarship fund and Garrettsville-Nelson Food Shelf. Check the bulletin for dates, and then download and print a copy of the Cal's flyer and present it to the restaurant. Flyers are also available in the church vestibule.
Download & Print:  Cals Flyer

Wedding Anniversary Celebration
The Office of Marriage and Family Life of the Diocese of Youngstown is sponsoring its second Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration for the year 2015 on Sunday, October 11, at 2:00 pm at St. John the Baptist Church, Canton. Diocesan couples who are observing their 25th, 40th, 50th, and over, wedding anniversaries in 2015 will be honored at this celebration. Couples are encouraged to register for this event by contacting the parish office.

Marriage Encounter Weekend
We are told, "Be doers of the word and not hearers only." Does your marriage show others Christ's love? The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is Oct. 16-18 at the Clarion Conference Center in Hudson, Ohio. Call 330-305-9963 to register. Dates and registration are also available online at GreatMarriagesOhio.org.

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 7:00 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.

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.


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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