Here is where you will find updates of events, news and notes from what is going on around St. Ambrose.  The items will be available for 30-days or until the event has taken place and then will be removed.  If there are any questions, please feel free to contact the rectory.

Updating the Latest on the HHS Mandate

Now is not the time to sit and watch!

Over the past several weeks, the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops has raised our awareness of some serious issues and concerns coming from the HHS health care mandates.  While the temptation is to sit back and let others engage in the discussions, it is important that each of us takes the time to become aware of the issues and the impact that these mandates have on our right to freedom of religious expression.  Once we become informed, we need to express our views and articulate our values and beliefs.

Please take some time to read the material.  The USCCB has prepared some helpful information as well as a convenient way to communicate with your Congressional representatives.

Also below is an article from Bloomberg News Service which quotes some of our members.

Take some time to read, reflect and respond on this urgent issue.

Are you living with cancer?

Would you be interested in meeting with others to share, support, hope, and prayer? Then come and spend an evening with us in prayer, friendship, and support. We share our sad and our happy stories, discuss nutrition information and sample healthy food. All are welcome, whether you are a survivor, cancer patient, caregiver, family member, or a friend. Please join us in the Lehner Center Conference Room on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 7:00pm. The Living with Cancer Group meet on the first Wednesday of every month. Please contact Miriam Hopkins at 330 225 9005 or

Mission Possible on

Mission Possible. This adventure has nothing to do with Tom Cruise or the movies, but with people from Northeast Ohio who want to help others.

It all began in 2007 when the Rev. Bob Stec, pastor of St. Ambrose Parish in Brunswick, met the archbishop of the Dominican Republic. “Father Bob,” as he is known around the parish, was so moved by the description of the people’s needs and the condition in which many of them lived, that he was motivated to help.

Mission Possible was formed with three large parishes: St. Ambrose, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Wickliffe and Holy Angels in Bainbridge.

A community of about 300 people who live in tin homes near Higuey, in the eastern region of the island nation, is the area to which volunteers have been going twice a year since Dec. 2007.

Jake Bihari is Brunswick’s go-to guy for the mission among other responsibilities at St. Ambrose. After his junior year of high school at Holy Name, Bihari was approached by father Bob about going on a mission trip.