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Monthly Bridge/Euchre card parties ♠♣♥♦
The next card party will be Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm.
Card Parties are usually held on the 2nd Saturday of each month. The cost is $6.00 at the door.
A light lunch is served prior to playing cards. Everyone welcome.
There are no card parties during July and August.
Healing Mass and Prayers at St. Ambrose Parish
7:00pm – 9:30pm Wednesday March 20, 2019
Celebrant will be Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C. , Director Divine Retreat Centre, from Potta, Kerala, India. Everyone is welcome
New Parent Workshop – St. Ambrose Church Hall – Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 12:30 – 3:30 pm
This is a non-certified workshop for new parents, grandparents and siblings over 14 years of age and will focus on accident and injury prevention, first aid, choking, and CPR techniques used for newborns, infants and young children. Learn essential emergency skills with lots of hands-on training.
Fee is $45.00, payable to St. John Ambulance and due by March 18, 2019. To register, please contact Myra at 519.621.2013 or email@example.com
AED Defibrillator Class – Saturday, March 23, 2019
Defibrillators save lives, do you know where you could find ours at St. Ambrose in the event someone suffers a heart attack, or how to use it?
On Saturday March 23rd, join us from 11am to 12noon for a review of the proper use of the AED (Defibrillator). The presentation will be provided by a St. John Ambulance First Aid/CPR Instructor. All ushers, leaders of various parish ministries and anyone else who is interested are encouraged to attend.
Please contact Myra Klaassen, Parish Nurse to register
519 621-2013, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Ambrose Parish Lenten Retreat – March 24 to 26, 2019
Facilitated by Fr. Mirek Mejzner SAC
To begin this Lenten retreat, Father Mirek will be the guest homilist at all weekend Masses March 23/24.
Fr. Mirek has previously filled-in for Father Irek when he was away on holidays in 2017. He is the Rector of the Pallottine Seminary in Poland, and a professor at the Cardinal Wyszynski University in Warsaw. He is even a master chest player! He is a wonderful homilist, and please invite others to attend.
Monday, March 25 – Mass at 7:00 pm – celebrant Fr. Mirek
Tuesday, March 26 – Penitential service at 7:00 pm for the Sacrament of Reconciliation – several priests will be available for individual confessions.
Please join us for this opportunity to prepare ourselves for Easter and receive God’s mercy through the Sacraments.
Healthy Humour, Healthy Hearts!
Everyone welcome on Wed. March 27 from 10:30 to 11:30 am – Join our parish nurse, Myra, for her monthly “Healthy Humour, Healthy Hearts” hour in the Parish Hall. Lively chats, healthy refreshments.
Diocese of Hamilton events for March 2019.…Diocese of Hamilton – March 2019
Stand Up to Falls – Join our FREE education sessions and gentle exercise classes to STAND UP TO FALLS. Meet People, Stay Active!
Work with Registered Kinesiologists to learn helpful tips on building balance and strength, eating well, and overall healthy living. Please bring running shoes and a water bottle. From April 1 – May 27, 2019 (Mondays) 1:30 – 3:00 pm at St. Ambrose Church Hall
Parents in Touch Prayer Group of St. Ambrose Parish, invites you to join them on Tuesday mornings, at 9:20am for the Rosary, at the side altar of Our Blessed Mother. Come pray for parents, children, family, friends, teachers and one another.
Be A Man! Men’s Group
Be A Man began its third year and meets every Saturday morning, 7:00 am – 8:30 am, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 9 Waverly St., Brantford. A light breakfast will be provided with good coffee and great fellowship. No cost! Come out just once and see if it’s for you. For more information contact: email@example.com
Do you have ideas on how to support families in our Diocese? We want to hear from you! “The family is the community in which, from childhood, one can learn moral values, begin to honor God, and make good use of freedom. Family life is an initiation into life in society. (CCC #2207)” Home is the setting where an individual’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth is supported. Like a garden, a home must be tended, appreciated, nurtured and respected in order to thrive. Families today need more support than ever as they raise the future generation. Are you willing to add your voice at our gathering this fall to discover ways we can help families? If yes, call Lena at 905-528-7988 ext. 2249, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
SMART (exercise for seniors)
Tuesday and Thursdays at St. Ambrose Church from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon in our Church Hall.
Join us for fellowship as together we exercise to maintain and improve upon our physical, mental, emotional and social well-being. This is offered by a trained volunteer through Community Support Connections.
St. Ambrose Parish Children’s Catechism Program
• Religious education for Grades 1 – 12
• Sacramental Preparation
• RCIC: Rite of Christian Initiation of Children
This on-going program is offered by the Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate offers children’s religious education Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Church Hall. The program is open to students in non-Catholic schools, as well as Catholic schools. Please contact Sr. Marie Therese at email@example.com for a registration form or to inquire about the program. The program began Thursday September 20, 2018. For a registration form please click here…Catechism 2018-2019 reg form
Parish Nurse Survey
Myra Klaassen, RN, the newest member of our pastoral team, is asking for your input on the health and wellness needs of our parishioners.
Please take a survey which are available at the church exits, or surveys are also available by downloading this file…PARISH NURSE MINISTRY QUESTIONNAIRE .
Seniors are invited to complete a survey specified to their needs, by downloading this file….SENIORS QUESTIONNAIRE
Stress in Your Marriage? – Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Most couples don’t know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it. Retrouvaille can help. For confidential information about, or to register for the next program please call 905-664-5212 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org
Invitation to join the St. Ambrose Parish Ladies Card Group
There is a ladies euchre group through St. Ambrose, inviting new members. We play 8 times between September and March and each session there are 8 games of euchre played. Each lady hosts 2 sets of games at her home in an afternoon or evening & together with her partner they invite another pair from the schedule. In late April we have an “end of the season” potluck dinner & card night in the church hall. The cost is $20.00 for the season with all money going to charities of the groups’ choice. It is a lot of fun and you connect with different people. We also have a small group participating in bridge who are also looking for new members. Please consider this social outing. Call Connie Psenak @ 519-740-1394 for more information about either group.
Knights of Columbus ~ At St. Ambrose Church
contact person – Selwyn Langlois 519-621-2580
The Knights of Columbus Galt council 2184 welcomes new members. This is open to all practicing Catholic men ages 18 and over.
The Knights of Columbus began as a group of men who sought strength in solidarity, and security through unity of purpose and devotion to a holy cause: they vowed to be defenders of their faith, their families and their country. The Order has been called “the strong right arm of the Church,” and has been praised by popes, and world leaders, for support of the Church, programs of evangelization and Catholic education, civic involvement and aid to those in need.