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May 3, 2015 | Fifth Sunday of Easter
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CATHOLIC PARISH Diocese of Cleveland
Saint Ambrose Catholic Parish | 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick, OH 44212 Phone | 330.460.7300 Fax |330.220.1748 Web | www.StAmbrose.us
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS THIS WEEK
CALENDAR KEY: C Church CC Church Chapel S School PLC Parish Life Center HH Hilkert Hall HHG Hilkert Hall Gym
LCMT Lehner Center, Ma hew LCMK Lehner Center, Mark LCLK Lehner Center, Luke LCJN Lehner Center, John LCFM Lehner Center, Fr. McGivney PLCJP Parish Life Center, John Paul PLCMT Parish Life Center, Mother Teresa
PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 noon Mon-Thurs 8:30 am - 8:00 pm Fri 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Sat 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Phone | 330.460.7300 Fax | 330.220.1748 Web | www.StAmbrose.us
S , M 3 9:00-10:00 am Childrens Liturgy of the Word (CC)
10:30-11:30 am Childrens Liturgy of the Word (CC) 1:00-3:00 pm Bap sm Class (HH) 1:00-4:00 pm CYO Volleyball (HHG) 6:00-7:00 pm Womens Fellowship (LCMK) 6:00-8:00 pm FIAT (HH) 6:30-8:30 pm Boy Scouts Scoutmaster Mee ng (LCJN) 6:30-9:00 pm Cub Scout Leader Mee ng (LCLK)
M , M 4 9:00 am-5:00 pm Eucharis c Adora on (CC)
6:00-8:00 pm Divorce Care for Kids (S) 6:00-8:00 pm Divorce Care (S) 6:30-8:30 pm PSR 6:30-8:30 pm Scripture Study (LCMK) 7:00-8:00 pm Evangeliza on Commi ee (LCMT)
T , M 5 9:00-11:00 am Sarahs Circle (LCMK)
4:00-6:30 pm First Eucharist Sacramental Prep (S) 6:00-7:00 pm Intercessory Prayer Service (CC) 6:30-9:00 pm Womens Guild board Mee ng (PLCJP) 6:30-9:00 pm Quil ng & Sewing Ministry (LCMK) 7:00-8:00 pm Overeaters Anonymous (LCMT) 7:00-9:00 pm Knights of Columbus (LCFM)
W , M 6 9:00-10:00 am Yoga (HH) 9:00-10:00 am SAS+ Coffee Social (PLCMT) 9:30-11:00 am Scripture Study (LCLK)
2:00-4:15 pm Daisy Troop (LCFM) 3:30-6:00 pm Market Day (LCLK) 4:30-6:00 pm Learning to Knit & Crochet (LCMT) 5:30-6:30 pm Music Ministry | Angels Choir (C) 6:30-7:00 pm Good Samaritans (LCLK) 6:30-8:00 pm Music Ministry | Adult Choir (C) 7:00-8:30 pm RCIA (LCJN) 7:00-8:30 pm Living with Cancer Prayer Group (LCMT) 7:00-9:00 pm Fr. McNeil and the Saints (LCLK) 7:00-9:00 pm Scripture Study (LCMK) 7:30-9:00 pm FIAT | TLT Mee ng (S)
T , M 7 10:30 am-12:00 pm Prayer Shawl Ministry (LCMT)
4:00-9:00 pm PTU Apprecia on Dinner (PLCMT) 5:00-7:00 pm CYO Volleyball (HHG) 6:00-7:00 pm Legion of Mary (CC) 6:00-9:00 pm Music Ministry | Bell Choir (C) 7:00-9:00 pm Fr. McNeil Movie Night (LCFM) 7:00-9:30 pm Boy Scouts (HH)
F , M 8 4:00-5:30 pm Girl Scouts (LCMT)
5:00-11:00 pm Bingo (HHG) 7:00-9:00 pm Marriage Enrichment Series (LCJN)
S , M 9 | F E 10:00 am-2:00 pm CYO Volleyball (HHG)
4:30-5:30 pm Childrens Liturgy of the Word (CC)
May 3, 2015
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! Our Progressive Jackpot was up to $10,000.00 on Friday! We are always looking for volunteers willing to help out with our bingo program. If interested, please contact Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330.460.7324.
F . M N M N | M 7 This will probably be my last Movie Night. Last Ounce of Courage, about a veteran who lost a son and is challenged as mayor of a small town to celebrate a de-Chris anized, poli cally correct Christmas, or to act in accord with his conscience. ~ Fr. McNeil. Make sure to join Fr. McNeil on Wednesday, May 6, for The Saints, Physician, Mother and Mother to Be: Gianna Bere a Molla.
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Photo Sessions will be held in the Lehner Center on:
Wednesday, May 13: 2-9pm Thursday, May 14: 2-9pm Friday, May 15: 2-9pm Saturday, May 16: 9-3pm
Visit: www.StAmbrose.us/Pictures to register for your session or call the parish office!
FROM THE PASTOR PARISH NEWS
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The church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria was at peace. It was being built up and walked in the fear of the Lord, and with the consolation of the Holy Spirit it grew in
numbers. Our first reading is reflecting on the early Church taking form and shape. It was a Church growing and alive. It was guided by the Spirit and strengthened to do the work of the Lord. It was at peace in the Lord. As we anticipate the Feast of Pentecost on May 23/24, how can we keep opening our hearts to the stirring of the Spirit of God? It is the Holy Spirit that will continue to guide our efforts and strengthen our ability to live out the will of God in our lives. Come, Holy Spirit!
'An act of perfect conformity to the will of God unites us more to Him than a hundred other acts of virtue.' - St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
The Easter Season is a time of new life and growth in the ways of the Lord. Its also a time of transition and change. As most of you know, our beloved Father McNeil will be leaving our community after 5 years of faithful and generous service. The good news we get to celebrate his 40th anniversary of priestly ordination. Please join us at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, for a Mass of Thanksgiving and a reception to follow. We will also have the opportunity to thank Father McNeil for his jokes and good spirit before he leaves in early June.
While I am sad to see Father McNeil leave us, I am grateful to God that we have been selected to receive one of the newly ordained priests to Saint Ambrose this June. Deacon Rob Ramser is finishing up his seminary studies and will be ordained as a Diocesan Priest on Saturday, May 16, 2015, by Bishop Lennon at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist. His home parish is Saint Stanislaus. This is a great blessing for our parish community. Please join me in praying for Deacon Rob in these final weeks of preparation for his ordination. I know that our parish will become a wonderful first assignment for him.
Many thanks to Dan Samide as he concludes his field ed year at Saint Ambrose. Dan is completing his first year at Saint Mary Seminary and has done a GREAT job working with the RCIA and the FIAT programs. Please pray for him! Pray also for an increase in vocations. May some of our men and women respond to the call to priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life.
Pattie Batchman, our amazing DRE for the past six years, informed me this past week that she has accepted a Pastoral Ministry position at Saint Patrick Parish in Thompson. I knowyou and I are both asking ourselves where is Thompson? Its about 85 miles from Brunswick. As many of you know, for the past two years Pattie has been commuting from the far east side (close to Geneva and Ashtabula) where her husband works and they have renovated an old/tired house into a peaceful and loving home for them and their growing family (another grandchild on the way). Gratefully, Pattie made the sacrifice of the commute so she could help fulfill the vision of creating our Catechetical Center and continue the great work she has helped stir up in our parish community. We are so blessed with a thriving PSR and Adult Faith Formation Program thanks to Gods grace and her hard work. We will GREATLY miss her enthusiasm and spirit. She will be leaving our parish at the end of May. Watch for details on an appropriate farewell for her. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.
Fortunately, we have been working over the past two years to create a very strong team of people who are leading so much of our PSR and Faith Formation Programs. Pattie has been working tirelessly to mentor some really great folk who will continue to support our efforts to help all the children of God grow in the ways of the Lord. We are in good hands.
This Saturday (May 2) is the first Diaconate Ordination in our diocese in many years. There was a break in the program to update the formation process. Our Diocese is blessed to welcome nine new deacons. Its a good moment to pray for Matt Harley from our parish who is discerning the call to the Diaconate. A good time, also, to invite and pray that other men in our parish will open their hearts to the call to serve the Lord and the Church as Deacons. If you would like to talk more about the diaconate, please give me a call.
Tweet of the week came from Kevin Stankiewicz: Yesterday, I received a care package to help prepare for finals week from the @StAmbrose FIAT crew. So grateful and blessed. We pray for all of our college students as they wrap up the school year. Welcome home. Many thanks to our FIAT team as they do wonderful things for our high school and college students. As we approach August, parents, please send us the address of your college student so we can send thoughtful notes and care packages to let your son/daughter!
Another GREAT email came from Holy Name High School. Saint Ambrose School graduate (and our maintenance team member) Joe Stibley was honored on Sunday, April 26 at its annual academic banquet. He was recognized for his achievement in the classroom and presented with a medal and certificate. Congrats, Joe! God bless all of our graduates.
As we turn the page of the calendar to May, it means that the Summer Kickoff Festival is rapidly approaching! The committee has been hard at work putting together a great start to the summer season. The festival will have GREAT food..more RIDES than ever.lots of FUN music and games.all the makings for great family fun. Mark your calendars for June 4 to 7. We also are looking for volunteers. Its a great time and wonderful way to celebrate the goodness of our parish community. Many thanks to all who have already