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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. AmbroseSt. 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. 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.

2017 Mass Book
The 2017 Mass book is open. There are still Mass openings for weekday Masses for 2016.

Holy Year of Mercy (Dec. 8, 2015 - Nov. 20, 2016)
To celebrate the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis, St. Ambrose will be collecting different items each month to be donated to those in need. During the month of July we are collecting school supplies. As always you, the parishioners, have been extremely generous. Thank you so much!

CCD and Youth Ministry News
  • CCD Wants You!! - Our religious education program is in need of co-catechists and/or aides to help in the following grades; kindergarten and grades 1, 3 and 5. Volunteers must be able to attend a short child protection class and pass a background check. Please call Jackie at 330-719-7115 for more information.
  • CCD and Youth Ministry Registration - Any student wishing to attend CCD (preschool to grade 8) or Youth Ministry (grades 9 to 12) 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.

Youth Ministry Summer Fun!

• Rubber Ducks Baseball Game in Akron: Rubber Ducks baseball game in Akron; families are welcome. Meet at church at 5:00 pm. Leaving church parking lot at 5:30 pm. Need a ride? Call Matt Ryser 330-646-7975. Free for youth ministry students (others pay $7.00).

• Picnic on Church Grounds; Thursday, August 4. We provide the food, games and prizes, and campfire.

• Cedar Point: Wednesday, August 10. Forms are in the mail. Family and friends are very welcome. Questions? Call or text Jackie Kable at 330-719-7115.

Rediscover Jesus with our Seminarian, Chad
Wednesday, July 27, there will be a Rediscover Jesus book discussion in the Memorial Courtyard at 7:00 pm (will meet in rectory if it rains) with Chad, our seminarian. There are books in the church vestibule if you have not had an opportunity to read one. We look forward to seeing you then!

School Supply Drive
Catholic CharitiesCatholic Charities of Portage County is asking for donations of school supplies for area children who are in need. If you would like to donate items, please bring them with you to Mass any weekend between now and Sunday, July 31. Items needed are: pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks, notebook paper, binders, folders, rulers, crayons, markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue, glue sticks, lunch boxes, pencil boxes, book covers, book bags, etc. Thank you and God bless you.

Knights of Columbus News & Activities

K of C Council 11801 Fundraiser
The St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus is hosting a charity fundraiser through Cal's restaurant in Garrettsville that benefits the K of C/Charles Abraham Scholarship fund and Garrettsville-Nelson Food Shelf. Download and print a copy of the Cal's flyer, dine at Cal's and present the flyer on the listed dates. Flyers are also available in the church vestibule.
Download & Print:  Cals Flyer

Steak Fry!
The St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus Council is hosting their annual Steak Fry on Saturday, August 20, in the church hall. Stay tuned for more information, but plan on a great evening of fun. Mark your calendars!

K of C Scholarship Applications being accepted
Applications are being accepted for the yearly Knights of Columbus scholarship. This scholarship of $500 will be awarded to a graduating senior in this year's class, based on registered status of your family within St. Ambrose parish and a regular attendee of the Youth Group. The scholarship will be used for any higher education and will be distributed after a successful fall semester. To download guidelines and entry form (PDF), click here. Entry deadline is July 31, 2016.

K of C Meeting Times
• 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 K of C meets the second and
   fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the St. Michael hall.

+ +  Check the bulletin for other K of C activities and events + +

St. MichaelSt. 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).

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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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