St. Ambrose Church and St. Michael Church

St. Ambrose Church
St. Michael Church
Rev. Stephen Zeigler, Pastor
10692 Freedom Street
Garrettsville, Ohio 44231
Rectory: 330-527-4105 Hall: 330-527-4535
[email protected]
Parish Staff
Rev. Mr. Robert Rapp
Retired Permanent Deacon
St. Ambrose
9736 East Center Street
Windham, Ohio 44288
Rectory: 330-527-4105 Hall: 330-326-3636
Mailing Address: 10692 Freedom Street
Garrettsville, OH 44231
First Sunday of Lent
February 22, 2015
Mrs. Jacqueline Kable
CCD & Youth Ministry
Coordinator, St. Ambrose
Ms. Jean Marvin
Director of Music, St. Ambrose
Ms. Gloria Kuhn
Secretary & Bookkeeper,
St. Ambrose
Sacrament of the Eucharist
Mass Schedule
St. Ambrose Church
Saturday……...……….5:00 pm
Sunday……...……….11:15 am
Mon., Thurs., Fri……...8:00 am
St. Michael Church
Sunday………………...9:00 am
Tuesday………...……..9:00 am
Holy Day… the bulletin
for location and time
June - August (to be announced)
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Confessions are heard the first Saturday at 4:00 PM at
St. Ambrose and the first Sunday at 8:15 AM at St.
Michael, or anytime by appointment. Communal Reconciliation services are celebrated during Advent/Lent.
Sacrament of Baptism
Please call the rectory to make arrangements for the
celebration of Baptism.
Sacrament of Marriage
Engaged couples must contact the parish priest at least
six months in advance of the intended wedding date.
Marriage preparation includes sessions with the Priest
and with a Sponsor Couple.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Confirmation is celebrated every two years in the fall.
Preparation sessions for candidates and sponsors are
Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
Anointing of the Sick is available upon request. Please
notify the rectory when parishioners are hospitalized.
Communal Anointing is held each year in May. The
Eucharist is distributed regularly to the homebound by
the Priest and Eucharistic Ministers.
Sacrament of Holy Orders
Men who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood
or permanent diaconate are invited to call the rectory
or the Diocesan Vocation Office (330-744-8451).
Women discerning a call to religious life are invited to
call the rectory or the Diocesan Vocation Office.
Religious Education Classes
CCD and Youth Ministry (September through May)
Sundays 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the J. A. Garfield Elem.
School (CCD) and St. Ambrose church hall (Youth
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Adults desiring to become Catholic are invited to
participate in the R.C.I.A. The “R.C.I.A. Adapted for
Children” is for children in the third grade or older who
have not been baptized or celebrated their first Eucharist. For more information, please contact the rectory.
Parish Registration
New parishioners are asked to please call or stop by
the rectory to register. If you are changing your
address or moving out of the parish, please notify us.
Bulletin Deadline
Please submit all articles for the bulletin no later than
Monday of each week.
St. Ambrose Church, Garrettsville, OH
Saturday, February 21, Sunday Liturgy
5:00 p.m. (SA) For the parishioners
Sunday, February 22, First Sunday of Lent
9:00 a.m. (SM) Lottie Adams (R. Laskowski Family)
11:15 a.m. (SA) Ethelyn Becks
(Will & Ruth Herrington)
Monday, February 23, Lenten Weekday
8:00 a.m. (SA) Sick & Suffering (A. & R. Society)
Tuesday, February 24, Lenten Weekday
9:00 a.m. (SM) For the souls of the faithful departed
Wednesday, February 25, Lenten Weekday
No Mass
Thursday, February 26, Lenten Weekday
8:00 a.m. (SA) Santo Scopilliti (Friedel Family)
Friday, February 27, Lenten Weekday
8:00 a.m. (SA) Marcella Roberts
(Jerry & Diane Humenik)
Saturday, February 28, Sunday Liturgy
5:00 p.m. (SA) Frank Richnavsky, Sr.
(Jerry & Margie Jackson)
Sunday, March 1, Second Sunday of Lent
9:00 a.m. (SM) For the souls of the faithful departed
11:15 a.m. (SA) Ante & Ksenija Dejanovic (Family)
Church Key: (SA) - St. Ambrose
(SM) - St. Michael
Readings for the Week
Lv 19:1-2, 11-18; Ps 19:8-10, 15; Mt 25:31-46
Is 55:10-11; Ps 34:4-7, 16-19; Mt 6:7-15
Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10; Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19;
Lk 11:29-32
Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Ps 138:1-3, 7c-8;
Mt 7:7-12
Ez 18:21-28; Ps 130:1-8; Mt 5:20-26
Dt 26:16-19; Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8; Mt 5:43-48
Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Ps 116:10,
15-19; Rom 8:31b-34; Mk 9:2-10
Liturgical Ministers Schedule for Feb. 28-March 1
Saturday, February 28
5:00 p.m. (SA)
Altar Server:
Euch. Min.:
Sunday, March 1
9:00 a.m. (SM)
Altar Server:
Euch. Min.:
Sunday, March 1
11:15 a.m. (SA)
Altar Server:
Euch. Min.:
St. Michael Church, Windham, OH
2015 Bishop’s Appeal
for Catholic Charities and Church
“Changing Lives...One Family at a Time”
A heartfelt THANK YOU to those who made a commitment to
the 2015 Bishop’s Appeal for Catholic Charities and Church.
However, we need the support of all members if we are to be
successful in reaching our parish goals of $14,000.00 for St.
Ambrose and $4,400.00 for St. Michael. If you have not
responded to the 2015 Bishop’s Appeal for Catholic Charities
and Church, please do so at this time using the commitment
envelopes available in the vestibule.
Statement of Operations Report
Included in this weekend’s bulletin is a copy of the Statement of
Operations Report from July 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014. If you
have any questions, please call the rectory at 330-527-4105.
Thank you for your stewardship of time, talent and treasure.
Rite of Sending/Rite of Election
This weekend, we will celebrate the Rite of
Sending. This beautiful celebration is part of the
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and marks
an important milestone in the faith journey of the
candidate of our parish who has been preparing
to be initiated into the Catholic Church at the
Easter Vigil. At the Rite of Sending we will formally recognize
those of our parish whom we will “send” to St. Columba Cathedral this afternoon. During a special ceremony known as the
Rite of Election, our candidate will join with others throughout
our diocese who will make their final preparation for the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and
Eucharist. Please be sure to keep our parish’s candidate, along
with her sponsor, in your daily prayers:
Victoria Scott
Joe Gaither
Women’s Renewal
The Christ Renews His Parish St. Ambrose/St. Michael
Women's Renewal will be held on May 16-17 at Camp Asbury.
A. Dejanovic
L. Barcikoski, C. Painley,
M. Morrison
D. Smith
G. & B. Hill
Lenten Food Drive
S. Kostrub, N. Baker
O. Reyes, C. Bervish
G. Pietra
Candy Sale
L. & A. Blohm
M. Szabaga, R. Coz,
P. Johnston
P. Fisher
J. Leonard, B. Voytko,
T. Danku
Responsorial Psalm
The Responsorial Psalm for this weekend is:
(Psalm 25)
Your ways, O Lord,
are love and truth
to those who keep your covenant.
Again, Grades K thru 8 will be collecting canned goods and
paper products thru March 29 for the Nelson/Garrettsville
Community Food Cupboard. Students should bring items to
CCD. The class that collects the most items per child will enjoy
breakfast at McDonald's.
Our CCD students are selling Malley candy bars in three
varieties plus taking orders for all types of candies and nuts,
attractively packaged for holiday gift-giving. If you would like to
purchase any candy, please contact a CCD student or call the
rectory at 330-527-4105. Order forms for candy orders are
due next Sunday, March 1.
Parent Session: First Eucharist
Second grade parents are reminded of their first parent preparation session this Sunday, Feb. 22, at 10:00 a.m. in the
elementary school. The second session will be held next
Sunday, March 1, at 10:00 a.m. These sessions are required
if your child is to receive the sacraments.
Youth Ministry News
Youth Ministry will meet next Sunday, March 1, at 10:00 a.m.
in the church hall.
First Sunday of Lent
St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus Steak Fry
The best way to chase away the winter blues is with a summer
cook out, right? So come on down to the St. Ambrose Knights
of Columbus "Summer Steak Fry in February" on Saturday,
Feb. 28, right after 5:00 p.m. Mass. Menu includes: ribeye steak
(grilled to perfection and guaranteed to melt in your mouth),
baked potato, glazed carrots, salad, rolls, dessert and drinks
(beer and wine available for donation). Cost is $15/person or
$25/couple and we accept cash, checks or credit/debit cards.
Annual Catholic Men’s Fellowship Conference
Catholic Men’s Fellowship of the Diocese of Youngstown will
host its fourth annual men’s conference at St. Thomas Aquinas
High School, on Saturday, March 14, from 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Advance sale tickets are $35.00 for adults and $15.00
for students. After March 8, tickets are $45.00 and $20.00. For
more information please call Jim Hammar at 330-527–2855 or
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance
St. Michael will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance on
Saturday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. We will also
have a Chinese Auction and a 50/50 drawing! We will be serving corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, salad, bread/butter and
dessert! We will have coffee and punch. For those who prefer
the “Italian” meal there will be pasta. It will be BYOB. The cost
is only $15.00 per person. RSVP by March 8 to Tricia at 330326-1230, Tess at 330-898-3254 or Karen at 330-326-2972.
Palm Sunday Dinner
St. Michael Church is hosting their annual Palm Sunday
Dinner on March 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All are
welcome! There will be turkey and dressing, cabbage rolls,
pasta, salads, homemade desserts, and more. Please come
and support St. Michael’s Church. Adults $11.00, children 12 &
under $6.00, children 5 & under are free. We are asking for
donations of side dishes and desserts. We are also asking for
helpers. There will be a Friday shift, two on Saturday and of
course Sunday! For donations or to help please contact Tricia
330-326-1230 or Karen 330-326-2972.
Sunday, February 22
All day
Ruby Tuesday (Streetsboro) - K of C
10:00 a.m.
CCD (J. A. Garfield Elem. School)
10:00 a.m.
First Eucharist Parent Session #1 (JAG Elem.)
11:15 p.m.
Rite of Sending (church)
8:00 p.m.
AA (hall)
Monday, February 23
4:00 p.m.
R.C.I.C (rectory)
7:30 p.m.
K of C Business Meeting (hall)
Tuesday, February 24
6:45 p.m.
Bingo (hall)
7:00 p.m.
Choir Rehearsal (church)
7:00 p.m.
Finance Meeting (rectory)
Wednesday, February 25
3:30 p.m.
R.C.I.C. (rectory)
7:00 p.m.
Bell Choir Rehearsal (church)
Thursday, February 26
7:00 p.m.
O.K. Chorale (church)
7:00 p.m.
Parish Social Life Meeting (hall)
Saturday, February 28
4:30 p.m.
Praying the Rosary (church)
6:00 p.m.
K of C Steak Fry (hall)
Sunday, March 1
10:00 a.m.
CCD (J. A. Garfield Elem. School)
10:00 a.m.
Youth Ministry (hall)
10:00 a.m.
First Eucharist Parent Session #2 (JAG Elem.)
8:00 p.m.
AA (hall)
February 22, 2015
Last Sunday’s Collection (SA):
Church Overseas (SA):
$ 480.00
Lenten Calendar
Calendars are available in the vestibule this weekend listing the
various prayer opportunities for the season of Lent as well as
the schedule for confessions and Holy Week liturgies at our
parishes. Please be sure to pick one up if you did not get one.
May She Rest In Peace
Our prayerful sympathy is extended to Kathleen Hammar and
Margaret & Elizabeth Lennart families as they mourn the death
of their sister, MaryAnn Lennart. May God fill them with his
healing presence and peace.
Knights of Columbus
The men of the K of C will have their monthly business meeting
this Monday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the church hall. All Knights
are encouraged to attend.
Bingo at St. Ambrose
Doors open on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 5:45 p.m. Games (early
bird) start at 6:45 p.m. in the church hall. Workers: G. Gauthier,
V. McCarty, N. Harris, F. Pawlus, T. Gushura, P. James.
Help Plan Our Social Activities
The Parish Social Life committee will be meeting this Thursday,
Feb. 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the hall. All are welcome!
Food Shelf
Next weekend is the first one of the month, so we remind you to
brown-bag-it for the Food Shelf.
Miracles of Jesus and Stations of the Cross
St. Ambrose Parish is having a special presentation of the
“Miracles of Jesus” which will be performed in shadows (acted
out in person, on a stage behind a large white plastic screen,
with a bright light showing only their shadows), on Wednesday,
March 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the church. The shadow, “Stations of
the Cross”, will be performed on Friday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m.
in the church.
Monday, February 23
6:00 p.m.
Pastoral Council Meeting (hall)
7:30 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Meeting (hall)
Thursday, February 26
7:00 p.m.
Bingo (hall)
Last Sunday’s Collection (SM):
Church Overseas (SA):
$ 51.00
Pastoral Council
Members of the St. Michael Pastoral Council will meet this
Monday, Feb. 23, at 6:00 p.m. in the church hall.
Knights of Columbus
The Windham Knights of Columbus will hold their next meeting
this Monday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall.
Bingo at St. Michael
Doors open this Thursday, March 13, at 5:30 p.m. Games start
at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Floor Crew: A. Olson, J.
Messerly, J. Crofford Kitchen Crew: K. Olson.
New Items Needed
We are asking for new (unused) gift items for our raffle table for
the Chinese Auction at the St. Patrick’s Day Dance. If you can
help please contact Tricia Kendrick at 330-326-1230.
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