Christmas Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve --- 5:00 p.m. (St. Ambrose)
Christmas Eve --- 5:00 p.m. (St. Michael)
Christmas Eve --- 9:00 p.m. (St. Ambrose)
Christmas Day --- 10:00 a.m. (St. Ambrose)
Come let us adore Him at the St. Ambrose Christmas Choral Concert Sunday, December 16, at 3:00 p.m. in the church. This festive and celestial musical performance is the perfect way to start off your Christmas.
Christmas Giving Tree
If you are unable to purchase Christmas gifts for your family and need assistance, forms are available in the vestibule or by contacting Fr. Steve. Please complete the forms and return them to the rectory. All forms received will be numerically coded for confidentiality. If you are donating a gift, when taking a tag from the tree, there will be a form available to put your name, phone number, and the number of the tag you have chosen. Please do this to help us keep track of the gift tags so no one is left out or forgotten. Return the WRAPPED GIFT with TAG ATTACHED by date on tag.
Men (18 & older) who would like to find out more about the calling God has for their life, are invited to attend a discernment retreat the weekend of Dec. 14 - 16. The retreat will begin on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. and conclude on Sunday at noon and will be held at Villa Maria Retreat Center in Villa Maria, PA. Men will have the opportunity for prayer – personal and communal – discussions with men who are actively discerning – informational conferences and time to speak with our seminarians about their discernment. There is no cost to attend. For more information call the Vocations Office at 330-744-8451 or email Fr. Christopher Luoni at email@example.com. To register, go to: youngstownvocations.org
Youth Ministry Mass for Life in Washington DC
St. Ambrose and St. Michael Youth Ministry will be attending the national March for Life and Youth Mass for Life in Washington DC on January 18, 2019. This will be a charter bus trip and several other area Youth Groups will be attending with us. We have been fundraising all year, but this is an expensive, yet worthwhile, endeavor. Our cost ends up being around $60.00 per attendee. If you would like to financially support for our trip, please consider sponsoring one of our young attendees. We hope to have about twenty of us attend. Your donation could be dropped in the offering basket or sent to the rectory, payable to St. Ambrose Youth Ministry.
The women of the 2019 renewal team are once again selling Peterson's Nuts after masses at St. Ambrose and St. Michael, just in time for your holiday table or gifting. Your contribution to our fund raiser helps pay for women attending our CRHP renewal weekend on May 4-5, 2019.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Anyone interested in reforming the Prayer Shawl Ministry should contact Marie Elium at 330-322-8561 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be meeting in early December to resume knitting and crocheting prayer shawls for parishioners and others in need.
Worn out from the Holidays? Feeling stressed? Are you looking for a way to avoid the winter blahs? Bring some warmth and refreshed intimacy back into your marriage with a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Winter dates: Jan. 19-20 at St. Paschal Baylon in Highland Heights, or Feb. 15-17 at the Hartville Comfort Suites. Info: www.GreatMarriagesOhio.org or call 330-305-9963.
Save the Date
CRHP Women’s Renewal Team will be hosting their Annual Italian Night on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church hall. Please join us for lasagna, socializing and a silent auction.
PSR & Youth Ministry
PSR Christmas Program
Everyone is invited to join us as we celebrate the birthday of Jesus at our annual Christmas program, Sunday, Dec. 16. Students in grades K, 1, and 7 offer this gift of the Christmas spirit to you. Coffee and cookies at 10:00 a.m., program at 10:15 a.m., at the JAG Elementary School.
No PSR and Youth Ministry
There will be no PSR or Youth Ministry on Sunday, Dec. 23, and Sunday, Dec. 30. Classes resume on Jan. 6.
Confirmation classes will begin Jan. 13. The classes will be held at JAG Elementary School from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Room PD1. All candidates and their sponsors are required to attend. The schedule is: Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17. Confirmation retreat will be Jan. 26 & 27 at St. Joseph in Mantua. Confirmation will be held on April 6 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Columba Cathedral.
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.
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 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!