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A Family Rosary will take place on Friday, May 24 at 6:30pm at St. Ambrose Church. All families and children of ALL ages are welcome, no child is too young nor too old to attend. After the Rosary we will have fellowship in the church basement. Please bring a snack to share. Refreshments will be provided. Please use side door off the parking lot. “To pray the Rosary for children, and even more, with children, training them from their earliest years to experience this daily “pause for prayer” with the family, is admittedly not the solution to every problem, but it is a spiritual aid which should not be underestimated” Saint Pope John Paul II
Italian Mass in honour of San Sebastiano – Sunday May 26 at 1:30 pm. Tutti benvenuti. Father Janusz Roginski SAC is the celebrant.
Monthly Bridge/Euchre card parties ♠♣♥♦
The next card party will be Saturday, June 8, 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.
Healthy Humour, Healthy Hearts!
Everyone welcome on Wed. May 29, 2019 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.
Retreat for Girls The Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate are hosting their annual Hearts Set ABLAZE Retreat for young girls aged 10 – 15 years. The retreat will be from June 21-23, 2019 at Camp Brebeuf, near Rockwood, Ontario. There will be games, conferences, time for prayer, talks and lots more. To register or find out more information about the retreat please contact Sister Viola at email@example.com or visit solisisters.weebly.com
Cambridge Pregnancy Resource Centre – “Baby Bottle Campaign”
Take a bottle today!
St. Ambrose Parish Ladies’ Group are giving out baby bottles on Mother’s Day in support of Cambridge Pregnancy Resource Centre (known as the “Dawn Centre”), which provides support to women, couples and families during an unplanned pregnancy, or post abortion trauma. Please, take home TODAY to fill with your loose change for the next four weeks and return the bottle back to the church on Father’s Day. Every little bit makes a difference.
Hamilton Diocese Youth Rally – we would like to invite all youth in our parish in Grades 7 to 12 to join other faith-filled youth for this yearly rally. This year it will be held at Bingeman’s Centre in Kitchener on Saturday May 25. If your child is interested in attending, please contact Barb at the parish office so that a group from our parish can be registered together!
Diocese of Hamilton events for – May 2019
Prayers for the Sick – Wednesday mornings 10:00am – 10:30am in the Church, everyone is welcome to join with other parishioners to pray for those among us who are suffering from illness and who need our prayers for healing and strength. This is a weekly prayer gathering. Please use the South Street side door.
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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.