Community Life

Live in Harmony with one another Romans 12:16

Adopt a Patch | Athletic Boosters/CYO | Bingo | Busy BeesCounting Crew | Donut Sunday | Evangelization Committee | Faithful after Fifty | Health and Wellness Committee | Heavenly Angels | Ladies First | Men's Rec Basketball | Natural Family Planning (NFP) | Noah's Ark | Parish Newsletter | Photographers ClubSAS+ | Stewardship Committee | Website | Welcoming Committee | Women’s Guild

Adopt a Patch

CONTACT: Terri Blasko, (216) 990-0085 or terriblasko@frontier.com

Everyone has a gift to share. Many of our parishioners love to garden. What a great way to help our parish by sharing your God given talent to take care of our parish grounds and gardens? It's a wonderful way to create a campus that is beautiful to behold and pleasing to God.

Athletic Boosters/CYO

CONTACT: Jim Lepi, (330) 273-1801 or jml0750@roadrunner.com

or Mike Barth, (330) 273-1136 or mikebarth11@roadrummer.com

The purpose of the St. Ambrose Athletic Boosters is to provide an opportunity for parish children to participate in sports programs in a Christian atmosphere. The Boosters finance to the best of our ability, and expand all sports programs, when and where feasible. Financing is done through membership fees, participation fees, fundraisers, donations, grants and other available sources.  Booster meetings are held the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. There are many opportunities to help with coaching, fundraising and administrative work. Anyone looking to promote athletic endeavors, in a Christian atmosphere, with the best interest of our children, is invited.  All coaches must be CYO and VIRTUS trained, as well as fingerprinted.  The Boosters sponsor CYO Football, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Basketball, Baseball and Fast pitch Softball for students in grades 4-8. We also sponsor high school CYO volleyball and basketball. The athletic seasons are as follows: Fall sports run August - November; Winter sports run November - March; and Spring sports run March - May.

Additional Information on Saint Ambrose Athletics

Bingo

CONTACT: Michele Sumner, (330)460-7324 or MSumner@stambrose.us

St. Ambrose Bingo takes place every Friday night in Hilkert Hall. Doors open at 5:00 pm and Bingo starts at 7:00 pm.  There are many volunteer opportunities available with flexible hours. Some volunteers help early in the evening; others arrive later. Most volunteer one Friday a month.  Bingo is a vital part in supporting the parish. We welcome all friendly, outgoing individuals who want to meet new people and get a little exercise! St. Ambrose Bingo — the friendliest game in town!

Saint Ambrose Bingo Home Page

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Busy Bees

CONTACT: Tony + Felicia Ragazzo, (330) 225-1346 or tf39@roadrunner.com

The Busy Bees are a group of on-call and dedicated parishioners who support the parish, school, front office, and any ministry who needs extra administrative help.

Counting Crew

CONTACT: Roland Bator, (330) 225-7354 or rbator4591@msn.com

Work with a team to count proceeds from the collection. Requires good math and money counting skills. Participants must have a background check as required by the Diocese. Teams are scheduled on a rotational basis, usually one Monday morning a month.

Donut Sunday

CONTACT: Tom + Mary Ann Valko, (330) 220-1694 or uzedo@frontier.com

Our group brings our parish family and friends together once a month on designated Sundays. It’s a wonderful time for socializing, welcoming our community, sponsoring events and introducing various ministries. We serve refreshments, such as donuts, coffee, hot chocolate and juice.  Time commitment is flexible for volunteers. We are looking for friendly people to join our team to help out monthly at our Donut Sundays!

Evangelization Committee

CONTACT: Deacon Gary + Shari Tomazic, (330) 273-2321 or gtomazic@stambrose.us

John Paul II called the Church to a new evangelization. He reminded us that we as Catholic Christians have the responsibility to spread the Good News to all people everywhere. The Evangelization Committee of Saint Ambrose Parish is charged with this responsibility to help our community welcome, invite and share the Good News of Jesus Christ. The committee hosts programs like "Welcome Home Sunday" to invite all inactive Catholics to come back "home" to Church.

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Faithful after Fifty

CONTACT: Tony + Beth Lisy, (440) 570-7138 or tonylisy@live.com

Who? Anyone over 50 who is not yet a "senior" and ready to join SAS+. Maturing & still growing personally. Single, married, divorced or widowed.

What? Get together with others from your parish in your same life situation. We are more than a social club - we are a community within the Saint Ambrose community. As the group grows, there will be more opportunities to get together.

When? Attend activities and events when you life. Activities are held evenings and weekends for those working or with daytime commitments.

Where? All around town! Some activities will be held on the church grounds, some in members' homes, some at restaurants, theaters, coffee shops, museums, and wherever we find fun things to do.

Health and Wellness Committee

CONTACT: Sue Kirchner, (440) 539-9358 or skir88@aol.com

Or Renee O'Connor, (216) 571-4243 or rocjoc2@aol.com

The mission of the Parish Health and Wellness Committee is to bring community health resources to St. Ambrose to assist parishoners to live a healthy and holy life to their fullest God-given potential.  The Committee's largest event is the annual Health & Wellness Fair held in the month of March.  Duties for this event involve securing vendors, offering health screenings, and marketing of the event to the parishioners and the community.  The Committee also serves parishioners by publishing monthly health and wellness topics and healthy recipes in the bulletin, organizing informational health talks, and other events, such as Family Fitness Day in September.  Committee meetings are held when necessary to prepare for events.  Most communications are done via email.  Individuals with some type of healthcare training are encouraged to offer their time by joining the Committee, although this is not a requirement. If living a healthy life is a priority for you and your family, then this is a great committee to join!

Heavenly Angels

CONTACT: Lisa Beckett, (330) 604-5180 or labecket@aol.com,

Or Sharon Kohler, (330) 952-2119 or smjkohler@gmail.com

Help us take care of God's House. Volunteers (both men and women) are needed to help maintain the beauty of the church by cleaning floors, pews and furnishings on a bi-monthly basis.

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Ladies First

CONTACT: Lisa Hicks, (330)-635-1761 or seskobenz@gmail.com or Diane Helman (330) 741-1361 or Diane_Helman@keybank.com

It is  a wonderful program, filled with God’s word and faith sharing.  We would like to welcome all Ladies to come together with us once a month to renew and refresh and put you first.  Ladies first is a time to come together with women of all ages to talk about our lives as women of faith. We gather once a month usually on the last Tuesday of the month at  6:45pm-8:15PM in Lehner Center John to connect over coffee, snacks, praise and worship with inspirational messages shared with other women of faith. Bring a friend, neighbor, mother or daughter. Our desire is to see women encouraged, challenged and empowered to take their next steps in spiritual growth to discover the masterpiece God created them to be.

Ladies First Homepage

Men's Rec Basketball

CONTACT: Dennis Cigany, (330) 225-0971 or dcigany@gmail.com

All men 30 and over are welcome; including all skill levels. We play every Thursday night from 9:00pm - 11:00pm from October through April.

Natural Family Planning (NFP)

CONTACT: Mike + Kim Nemet, (330) 220-0720 or knemet@msn.com

NPF reflects the dignity of the human perosn within the context of marriage and family life, promotes openness to life, and recognizes the value of the child. By respecting the love-giving and life-giving natures of marriage, NFP can enrich the bond between a husband and wife.

Noah's Ark

CONTACT: Dawn Hill, (330) 220-0542 or dawnhill7@aol.com, Or Janet Jancewicz, (330) 220-0858 or jjancewicz@staschool.us

Promoting adoptions through local shelters and animal rescues.
Promoting foster care for animals who are waiting for their forever, loving home.
Encouraging animal owners to train their pets to become therapy dogs.
Visiting nursing homes, home bound, school children with therapy dogs.
Integrating Noah’s Ark Animal Ministry with other Parish Ministries.
Collecting donations (blankets, bowls, collars, leashes, crates, etc).

Saint Ambrose Noah's Ark Website

Parish Newsletter

CONTACT: Virginia Armaro, (330) 460-7314 or varmaro@stambrose.us

We are looking for reports, writers, photographers and editors to help us prepare a quarterly newsletter for our parish community. We need your help to effectively communicate information about parish programs, events and ministries.

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Photographers Club

CONTACT: Virginia Armaro, (330) 460-7314 or varmaro@stambrose.us

So many comment how much they love the pictures in the bulletins and on the monitors as we walk into Church. We need photographers to take pictures at all our parish and school events. It's a great way to serve our parish.

SAS+

CONTACT: Helen Sheridan, (330) 460-7322 or hsheridan@stambrose.us

St. Ambrose Adults 50 & older gather and provide monthly coffee socials on the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am - 11:00 am in Hilkert Hall, Rooms 1 through 3.  Opportunity to have lots of fun, meet new people and participate in the various events and activities provided.  A variety of educational, spiritual, social and service projects are offered throughout the year. We accommodate off-site trips and dances. We are always in need of those who would like to volunteer and help out when needed.

Stewardship Committee

CONTACT: Megan Lowes, (330) 460-7334 or mlowes@stambrose.us

The Stewardship Committee develops a yearly plan to educate parishioners about the meaning and spirituality of stewardship. We are forming a long-range plan for parishioners to have the opportunity to share their time, talent and treasure with the parish community, the communities where we live, and the charities that are dear to our hearts. Specifically, the Stewardship Committee plans the Ministry Fair and coordinates the efforts of Stewardship Assembly Day that will be held yearly in September.  Stewardship calls to action for all to reflect on how you spend your time, how you use and share your talents and how and what you do with your treasures to help build up the Kingdom of God.

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Website

CONTACT: Virginia Armaro, (330) 460-7314 or varmaro@stambrose.us

The purpose of the website is to help people find a church home, to assist the existing parishioners on the different ministries and activities, and to help all of us to grow spiritually by providing additional resources that complement our faith and love for Jesus Christ.  The time commitment is minimal. There are the occasional daily updates for different ministry groups. About once a week information is uploaded, eBlasts are developed and distributed. This takes approximately 3-manhours. During the week, it is possible to spend approximately 1-2 man-hours with minor updates and changes.  To work with the Website, you should be: creative; familiar with Website development (HTML, PHP, etc); have a love of Christ and a willingness to share the Good News.

Welcoming Committee

CONTACT: Ellie Karla, (330) 225-6540 or elliekarla@yahoo.com

This committee provides a warm and hospitable welcome into our Parish community for new parishioners. Committee members extend a personal welcome to all new parishioners and answer any questions they might have about the St Ambrose parish community.  Welcome Gathering receptions are held several times during the year to welcome our new  parishioners and where they can find out more about the vibrant life of the parish!  If you love meeting and talking with people, this is the ministry for you and we’d love for you to join us! Join now so you can be a part of the next welcome gathering!

Women’s Guild

CONTACT: Kathy Jake, (330) 273-3741 or kathleenjake@stambrose.us

Women’s Guild is a service and fellowship organization of the ladies of the parish. We offer assistance to the pastor in parish activities. Our group promotes friendly relations among all members of our parish, by furthering the cause of religion, education and social service in our community. Our members have a willingness to work with others.  Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm in Lehner Center, and last 1½ to 2 hours. We do not meet in January, February or July. We offer timely speakers and our activities are designed to be educational and social while fostering fellowship within our parish community.  Prayer and refreshments are always included.
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