Holy Day of Obligation
On Wednesday, November 1, is the feast of All Saints, a Holy Day of obligation. Masses will be at 9:00 a.m. (SM) and 7:00 p.m. (SA) All Catholics are obliged to attend Mass on this day.
New Parish Directory!
Family pictures for our new parish directory will be taken on Nov. 1, 2, 3, & 4. Mark your calendars NOW for an opportunity to get a family picture at no cost!
Polka Mass & Dinner
On Sunday, Oct. 22, St. Edward Church, Parkman, is hosting a Polka Mass at noon and a pork chop dinner at 1:30 p.m. Price for the dinner/dance is $16.00. A polka band will be on hand for dancing. Dinner reservations must be made before next Sunday, Oct. 15. Questions, please call Marlene at 440-834- 4506 or the church office at 440-548-3812
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.16. The “Book of Remembrance” will then remain in the sanctuary during the month of November.
Mass of Remembrance
Our annual Mass of Remembrance will be on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Ambrose 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. .
Trick or Treat Fun
The Parish Social Life Committee invites adults and children to the Halloween Party next Saturday, Oct. 28, in the church hall after the 5:00 p.m. Mass. We will provide hot dogs, sloppy joes, veggies, apples with caramel dip and other goodies. Come and join us for food, games, music and prizes! Please donate a bag of candy for each child that you bring so we can fill up those treat bags! The party is for adults and children … costumes are optional.
Mass for Deceased Members of K of C
On Monday, Oct. 23, at 6:00 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church the Knights of Columbus will be having their annual Mass to remember all of the deceased members of both Windham and Garrettsville Knights of Columbus. Dinner to follow.
Trick or Treat Fun
Brooks House Assisted Living invites you and your family to some Trick or Treat Fun on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 5:00- 7:00 p.m. This is a free event that will include donuts, cider, lots of candy, games and much more! Come in your costume ready to have a good time! Please RSVP by Oct. 21, to Amanda at 330-977-7389, or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Joseph Garden Club Christmas Boutique
The 33rd Annual Garden Club Christmas Boutique will be held on Sunday, Nov 12. from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Church (Hughes Hall) in Mantua. For more information, please call Marlene at 330-274-8145.
Stories and Scripture
Beginning on Sunday, Nov. 12, St. Ambrose parish is launching a new program for preschoolers and their parents, grandparents, or other caregivers. These once-a-month sessions, using popular children’s stories, provide a way to connect the stories that children love with the world of our Catholic faith. Sessions will be held on Sunday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the JAG Elementary School. All preschoolers are invited accompanied by an adult. For more information or to register, please call the rectory at 330-527-4105.
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.
Again this year we are having a Christmas Ca$h raffle! Tickets are sold at a cost of $10.00 each or six for $50.00. The funds generated through this raffle will help defray the cost of the many social functions we have at our parish here at St. Ambrose. Please be sure to pick up your envelope and purchase or sell as many tickets as possible.
Bell Ringers Needed
No! You don’t have to stand outside in the cold and ring a bell for money! The St. Ambrose Bell Choir is short a couple of ringers. A bell choir requires faithful members. Just one bell note missing makes a difference in recognizing the song or not! We are practicing on Thursdays from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church (where it’s warm). Please give Tess a call if interested in joining the bell choir at 330-325-2448.
Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults
Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2:00 p.m. in St. Columba Cathedral. This is a special opportunity for parishioners age 18 or older who have not received the sacrament to join with other adults of the diocese. Information and registration/eligibility forms will be mailed in September to all parishes. Candidates are to be prepared in their parishes.
Watching your figure over the holidays so that you don't get out of shape? Keep your marriage fit and trim by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend held at the Wingate Inn, Streetsboro. Some space is still available for the Nov. 10-12 weekend. For more information call 330-305-9963 or visit http://Greatmarriagesohio.org
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 2017 on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2:00 p.m. at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist Church, Canton. Diocesan couples who are observing their 25th, 40th, 50th, and over, wedding anniversaries in 2017 will be honored at this celebration. Contact the parish office for registration.
PSR & Youth Ministry
Help the Animals, Please!
To celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi (Oct. 4), our PSR students are being asked to donate items to the APL in Ravenna. We will be collecting food, toys, paper products etc., during PSR, from Oct. 1 thru Oct. 29. We are asking you, the parish, to help us in this endeavor. Please bring your donations to the church vestibule during October. Thank you! "All creatures on earth love, suffer and die as we do, and therefore they are equally with us works of the almighty Creator--our brethren." St. Francis of Assisi
Parent Meeting: First Reconciliation
Parents of children who are eligible to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation this year are reminded of their first session next Sunday, Oct. 1, at 10:00 a.m. at JAG Elem. School. These sessions are mandatory if your child is to receive the sacraments. The second session is Sunday, Oct. 15.
Halloween Pancake Breakfast
Our Youth Group is hosting a Halloween pancake breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the church hall at St. Ambrose. The menu includes: pancakes (all you can eat), sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, tea and juice. Prices are: adults $6.00, seniors & children under twelve $4.00, and families $16.00. Help support the youth group!
PSR and Youth Ministry Fees
The fee for PSR and Youth Ministry students is $20.00 per child with a $30.00 family limit. Fees can be paid anytime during regular PSR or Youth Ministry hours.
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!