Welcome to the Catholic Community of
St. AmbroseSt. Michael

St. Ambrose

10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville

Mass Times
Saturday: 5:00pm • Sunday: 11:15am
Monday, Thursday & Friday: 8:00am
Holy Days: Check the Bulletin

Sacrament of Reconciliation
1st Saturday of the Month, 4:00pm

On Line Giving

Support the Food Bank

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!

Ministry of Care: Prayer Request

If you have a special prayer request, please call Don Neu ( evenings) at 330-367-9262, email him at djncep@yahoo.com, or put your prayer requests in the collection basket. We would also like to invite you to become a member of the Ministry of Care. There are no meetings to attend – all that is required is 5 to 10 minutes daily in prayer to ask for God's blessings on those people who are in need of prayer. If you are interested in joining, please call Don.

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.

Summer Mass Schedule

Our summer Mass schedule will begin on Sunday, June 3. Masses on Sunday will be at 9:00 a.m. at St. Michael and 10:30 a.m. at St. Ambrose. The Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Ambrose remains at 5:00 p.m.

Festival Sign-up

There are sign-up sheets available in the vestibule. Please be sure to print your name and telephone number. Someone from the Festival Committee will be contacting you to discuss what time might work best for you to work the festival. As you know, it takes many volunteers to make our Chicken Dinner Festival a success. Please volunteer to help out!!!

Grief Gathering

The fifth of six sessions will be held Wednesday, May 16, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the church hall.

Bloodmobile - American Red Cross

On Thursday, May 17, the American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at St. Ambrose in the church hall from 1:00-7:00 p.m. Please consider giving the gift-of-life...donate blood.

It’s Not Too Late!!!

Any women still wanting to attend this year’s 2018 CRHP Women’s Renewal at Camp Asbury on May 19-20, can still turn in completed invitations in the following ways: during the Sunday collections, via email (wcrhp2018@gmail.com), or by contacting Megan Gibbs at 330-978-8420 or Chistina Dorrance at 216-534-1310. Come and see!

Hand-Carved Articles

The Musleh Family will be at St. Ambrose and St. Michael the weekend of May 26-27, representing over one hundred Christian families who make their livelihood through the selling of their hand-carved olive wood religious articles. After all the Masses next weekend there will be a display of these handcarved items for sale. Thank you for supporting this project!

We Love Bowling!!!

The Parish Social Life Committee is hosting a Family & Friends Bowling on Sunday, May 27, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free bowling, pizza, pop, water and prizes. Let’s fill all the lanes at Sky Lanes in Garrettsville. We are great at socializing and eating, not sure about bowling, but it’s always a good time!! Call Kathryn at 330-569-3454 or Dolores at 216-990-3588 to reserve a spot.

Anointing of the Sick

We will celebrate the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick on Saturday, June 2, at 6:00 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church. At this time we will anoint with the Church’s Holy Oil of the Infirm those of our parishes who are sick, chronically ill, infirmed by age or facing surgery.

Wedding Anniversaries

The Office of Marriage and Family Ministry, Diocese of Youngstown, will be sponsoring two Wedding Anniversary Celebrations honoring couples who will observe their 25th, 40th, 50th and over, wedding anniversary in 2018. The first celebration will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, at St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown. The celebration will be offered again at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, at St. John the Baptist Church, Canton.

2018 Garrettsville Christmas Walk

St. Ambrose is once again participating in the Garrettsville Christmas walk and is asking for your talents and help. As before, we will be decorating inside the Church and maybe some of the outside grounds for this event. We also will be serving lunches for both of the three day weekends; November 2, 3 & 4 and November 9, 10 & 11. Mr. Ron Stoner will be chairing this committee and would appreciate anyone interested in helping and bringing your talents. The first committee meeting will be held on Thursday, May 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the church hall. This is another great event for us to show off our beautiful village parish.

PSR & Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry Car Wash and Picnic Lunch

St. Ambrose / St. Michael Youth Ministry will be holding a fund-raiser car wash with picnic lunch beginning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ambrose next Sunday, May 20, (weather permitting.) Parishioners are encouraged to bring every vehicle they own to the back parking lot where it will be cleaned by our Youth Ministry members. A picnic lunch will be provided. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

PSR and Youth Ministry Registration

Any student wishing to attend PSR (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.

Help Wanted

PSR is in need of two catechists/co-catechists or aides for the coming school year. We need two catechists for grade one. Volunteers must be fingerprinted and take a two hour child protection class. For more information please call Jackie at 330-527-4105.

K of C

Knights of Columbus

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 7:30 pm in the St. Michael hall.

Please check the weekly bulletin for schedule changes.

Charity Fundraiser

CalsThe 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 and print the Cals Flyer

Labels For Education

St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus are teaming up with J. A. Garfield Schools for a "Box Tops for Education"/"Labels for Education" drive. The school receives money for every UPC label and box top submitted. There is a collection box in the back of the Church for you to deposit your labels. Please help the kids and JAG Schools. Thank you!

St. Michael

9736 East Center St., Windham

Mass Times
Sunday: 9:00am
Tuesday: 9:00am
Holy Days: Check the Bulletin

Sacrament of Reconciliation
1st Sunday of the Month, 8:15am

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).

Mailing Reminder!

When sending any mail to St. Michael Church, please use the following mailing address: St. Michael Church, 10692 Freedom Street, Garrettsville, OH 44231.