Catholic Youth

High School Youth Group  will continue to meet at St. Ambrose Church Hall on these dates:  September 12 and 26, 2023 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

To join us, please register your son/daughter or if you would like to know more, please email Sarah Kwiecinski, the Coordinator of Youth Ministry,

Elementary Youth Group for Students in Grades 6-8

Students in Grades 6 to 8 are invited to our weekly Elementary Youth Group on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the church hall.

We have the following volunteer opportunities:
1. Elementary Youth Group – Thursdays from 6:30-8:00pm to help with activities for the children
Please contact co-ordinator by Sarah, our Parish Youth Minister.
Volunteers will be required to complete the volunteer screening process, as well as provide a police record check with vulnerable sector screening.
If you are interested, please contact the parish office or email Sarah at


Mom & Tots Pray & Play is taking a break during July and August and hope to begin in September.  We’ll keep you posted on start-up in September.

What is Mom & Tots Pray & Play? This new ministry at St. Ambrose Parish is for Moms with young children to have the opportunity to have their children spend time with Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. After Moms and their children have some quiet time with Jesus, we invite them to come to the Children’s Liturgy room to play with other young children and be supervised by volunteers who are parish moms. This then gives Mothers the opportunity to return on their own to the Adoration Chapel for some quiet prayer time with Jesus. Please contact Bernadette or Lalaine if you have any questions.


Camp Brebeuf in Rockwood Ontario – yearly summer camp for kids!
C.Y.O. Camp Brébeuf offers a variety of activities and facilities to provide children with a memorable camp experience.
Day Camp: For campers aged 4-13 . Campers are placed into age-based groups that they will rotate with to activities during the week. We specifically design all group activity rotations to be age-appropriate for the various sections with 9 different program areas that campers will get to experience.
Overnight Camp: For campers aged 7 to 14. Campers are placed into age-based cabin groups that become their home for the duration of their stay at camp. During the day for programming a cabin may be paired with a second cabin to create a ‘cabin group’ of campers for activities.


Children’s Liturgy  at  11:00 am Mass will resume Sunday September 17, 2023
At the beginning of Mass children will be invited to come forward to follow the leader downstairs to our Children’s Liturgy room. At the offertory, the children will return upstairs and sit as a group in the front pews for the remainder of Mass. (no registration required)


New Altar Servers
We would like to welcome children to become altar servers. It is a honour to serve at the Lord’s table during Holy Mass. Parents, please speak to your son or daughter about becoming an altar server.  Students (Grade 3 and older) who would like to be altar servers are asked to contact Fr. Gary at the parish office or email

Catholic Schools within our Parish area:

St. Anne School
127 Elgin Street North 519- 621-8920

Holy Spirit School
15 Gatehouse Drive 519-621-8973

St. Vincent de Paul School
30 Faial Road 519-740-0678

Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School
185 Myers Road 519-622-1290

For all information regarding conditions for admission to elementary and secondary Catholic schools, as well general school information:

Waterloo Catholic District School Board office