Live in Harmony with one another Romans 12:16
|Ministries||Member Name||Last Name||Phone|
|Adopt a Patch||Terri||Blasko||(216) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Athletic Boosters||Mike||Barth||(330) email@example.com|
|Athletic Boosters||Jim||Lepi||(330) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Busy Bees||Tony + Felicia||Ragazzo||(330) email@example.com|
|Busy Bees||Kathy||Sarazin||(330) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|C.A.R. – Catch a Ride to Mass||Michele||Tortorici||(440) email@example.com|
|C.A.R. – Catch a Ride to Mass||Robert||Wenz||(330) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Campus Safety Committee||Chris||Begley||(330) email@example.com|
|Counting Crew||Roland||Bator||(330) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Donut Sunday||Jane||Bast||(216) email@example.com|
|Donut Sunday||Norman||Cerny||(330) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Donut Sunday||Tom||Valko||(330) email@example.com|
|Evangelization Committee||Gary||Tomazic||(330) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Health and Wellness Committee||Janet||Husser||(330) 461-1121|
|Health and Wellness Committee||Dr. Nick||Husser||(330) email@example.com|
|Heavenly Angels||Kathy||Ford||(330) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Heavenly Angels||Sharon||Kohler||(330) email@example.com|
|Men’s Rec Basketball||Dennis||Cigany||(330) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Natural Family Planning (NFP)||Mike + Kim||Nemet||(330) email@example.com|
|Noah’s Ark||Janet||Jancewicz||(330) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Parish Newsletter||Virginia||Armaro||(330) email@example.com|
|Photographers Club||Virginia||Armaro||(330) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pro-Life Group||Trish||Shaw||(330) email@example.com|
|SAS+ Group||Helen||Sheridan||(330) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stewardship Committee||Debbie||Bonezzi||(330) email@example.com|
|Website||Ana||De Pould||(330) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Welcoming Committee||Ellie + Al||Karla||(330) email@example.com|
|Women’s Guild||Kathy||Jake||(330) firstname.lastname@example.org|
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.
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!
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.
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!
Health and Wellness Committee
The mission of the Parish Health and Wellness Committee is to bring community health resources to St. Ambrose. We serve parishioners by organizing informational health talks, hosting health conscious events, and by encouraging everyone to live a healthy and holy life to their fullest God given potential. Monthly meetings are held at Lehner Center. Please refer to the bulletin, in the “Wellness Corner” section for the dates and times of our meetings. We ask that you email us if you are interested in attending an upcoming meeting, that way we can contact you to remind you about the meetings. The group’s leader spends about 5-hours a week in this ministry, while volunteers commit an hour or two per week. We are looking for individuals with some type of healthcare training, although this is not a requirement. If health is a priority to you and your family, then this is a great committee to be involved with. Our biggest event is the Health & Wellness Fair. Duties involve securing vendors, offering health screenings, and marketing of the event to the parishioners and community. Our Walking Club is in its second year and is held from May through October for parishioners and their families and friends to participate in. These dates and times are always posted in the bulletin with our “Wellness Corner” section.
Ladies First (FNA …Latte for Ladies)
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.
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).
Are you passionate about pro-life issues? Be part of our group. We promote awareness of the sanctity and value of human life from conception until natural death. For example, we gave baby bottles to the Day School families. The money-filled bottles helped the Oaks Family Care Center located in Brunswick to assist newborns and mothers in need. We meet monthly as posted in the bulletin.
StAr4Life (Relay for Life)
Our group represents the Saint Ambrose Parish at the Brunswick Relay for Life, held at Brunswick High School in early June. We help to raise awareness for the American Cancer Society in our community, as well as raise funds in support of ACS. We meet several times a year to organize various fundraisers, such as bake sales, car washes, salad days and supply kits for the day school, and Daffodil Days sales. We are always looking for compassionate, creative people who, in one way or another, have had their lives affected by cancer.
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.
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.
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.
This committee provides a warm and hospitable welcome into our Parish community for new parishioners. Committee members extend a personal welcome and are available to answer any questions new parishioners may have at a Welcome Gathering reception. Welcome Gatherings are generally held six times during the year to welcome all new parishioners to St. Ambrose! A Mass for new members is held at the 4:30 pm Mass on a designated Saturday. Following Mass, there is a Welcome Gathering dinner reception for the new parishioners. If you love meeting and talking to new people, we’d love for you to join us to help welcome new parishioners to St. Ambrose!
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 Hilkert Hall, 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.