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St. Ambrose

St. Ambrose

10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville

Mass Times
Sunday: 11:00am
Monday: 6:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am

Holy Days: Check the Bulletin

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Monday: 6:00pm

Every Sunday at 10:25 am

On Line Giving

Diocesan Update

Beginning July 1, 2023 the Portage North Pastoral Region will be under the guidance of one Pastor and one Parochial Vicar. To read the letter from Fr. Shawn, Fr. Joe, and Fr. Chris regarding this announcement, click here.

What Are You Doing On Tuesday Nights?

Bingo Come play bingo with us in the church hall at St. Ambrose and support our parish’s programs. The doors open at 5:45 p.m. and Early Bird Bingo begins at 6:45 p.m. Regular bingo begins at 7:00 p.m. Your first packet (good for all evening with nine cards per game) is only $13.00. Each additional packet is only $3.00 more! Jackpots begin at $400.00 and 48 numbers, and adds one number and $15.00 each week. Each regular bingo game pays $25.00. Next Bingo is this Tuesday, February 7th.

Annual Italian Night Dinner

Come out and support the St. Joseph & St. Ambrose Women's Renewal Team at their 9th Annual Italian Night Dinner on Saturday, January 28. Held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the St. Ambrose Church Hall. This fundraiser features delicious dine-in or take-out dinners and includes salad, roll, drink and dessert. Choose from three types of lasagna including traditional meat, spinach alfredo (vegetarian), or eggplant (gluten free) for $15.00 or pasta & meatballs for $10.00. Family deal of 5 or more is $60.00. Tickets are sold at the door accepting cash, check or Venmo. There will also be music and a large assortment of gift basket raffles. You don't want to miss the fun! Invite your friends and family to come out and enjoy a night out. Come early as it is first come, first served! Proceeds benefit the St. Joseph & St. Ambrose Women's Renewal Weekend, SET FOR April 23 & 24 at Camp Asbury. For more information, please visit https://stjosephmantua.com/womens-renewal-weekend.

Men’s Renewal Weekend

February 18-19 ~ Hughes Hall & School. Take some time for yourself. Come enjoy fellowship, laughs, and good food. This is a weekend you will not regret and never forget. Come for yourself, your wife, your son, your daughter. We gather at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and end with Mass on Sunday afternoon. You will be fed in mind, body, and spirit. You're guaranteed to leave FULL. It is absolutely FREE for all men 18 years and older.

Women’s Renewal Weekend

April 22-23 ~ Camp Asbury. All women 18 years and older are invited to attend. The weekend begins with 7:30 a.m. check-in on Saturday and ends by 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. This is a free, two-day gathering of adult Christian women (Catholic & non Catholic) coming together in faith to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and other Christian women. Take some time for yourself, come enjoy fellowship, laughs, and much more! Self care includes your spirit. Ladies, it can start with renewal.

Mass for Life

Sunday, January 22, 2023 at St. Columba Cathedral. If you know someone who is expecting a child, invite her and her family to attend the Mass for Life on Sunday, January 22, at 4:00 p.m. at St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown (154 W. Wood Street). Bishop Bonnar will offer a special Blessing of Children in the Womb to women who are with child and their families.

Virtual Reverse Raffle

St. Ambrose Church’s Reverse Raffle Committee invites you to their St. Patrick’s Day Virtual Raffle on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. Watch live on FB (http://www.Facebook.com/StAmbroseCatholicChurch) as numbers are pulled. Only 100 tickets will be sold at $50.00 each and one time buy backs available for an additional $20.00. Gift baskets given away for every 20th number pulled. Grand prize for the final number is $1,000.00. A lottery tree prize will be given to the runner up (new this year). Winner need not be present. Tickets available to purchase after Mass at St Ambrose or by calling Marlene Szabaga 330-858-0458, Jackie Rinearson 216-375-0709 and Jen Barcikoski 440-635-6967. Cash, check, Zelle or Venmo accepted.

World Day for Consecrated Life

Bishop David Bonnar will celebrate the annual World Day for Consecrated Life Mass on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at Saint Columba Cathedral at 10:30 a.m. Be sure to mark your calendars for this annual diocesan celebration of Consecrated Life. Light refreshments will follow in the Cathedral Parish Hall.

The Annual White Mass

Celebrating and recognizing the ministry and work of those in the health professions, the Annual White Mass will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Columba. Bishop David J. Bonnar will preside. A reception will follow in the Cathedral Hall. All are welcome. Contact dschmidt@youngstowndiocese.org or 330-744-8451 ext. 272 for more information.

Ministry of Care: Prayer Request

Ministry of Care was started by Vi McCarty and has been part of our St. Ambrose family for decades. If you have a prayer request or would like to become a St. Ambrose prayer warrior, please email your information to ministryofprayersa@gmail.com. Prayer requests will be sent to members at the beginning of each month via email in the form of an attached letter. For prayers needed in between the monthly letter you can simply send your request to the same email, and all members who are on the email chain will receive it. If you do not have access to email, you can contact the rectory to request a copy to be mailed to you. For other questions please feel free to contact co-chairs Betsy Dunn 330-719-2657 or Judy Macek 330-398- 5000.

Are You Registered?

To avoid problems or misunderstandings, especially when planning baptisms, marriages, etc., be sure that you are registered and active. To register, call the rectory at 330-527- 4105. One way to show you are active means to use your weekly contribution envelopes. That way, the computer will not deactivate you.

PSR & Youth Ministry

First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation is on Wednesday, January 25, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Church in Mantua. Second graders and their families gather in Hughes Hall at 5:15 p.m.

Confirmation Retreat

The Portage North combined Confirmation Retreat will be held in Hughes Hall at St. Joseph Parish in Mantua on Saturday, January 28. The retreat will include Confirmands from St. Joseph, St. Ambrose, St. Joan of Arc and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parishes. Please check your e-mail for details. Any questions, contact Peg Haney at phaney@stjosephmantua.com

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!