April 21, 2019
“On that Hallelujah Day...they’ll be
singing and shouting…and joy flows like
a fountain on that day!”
HAPPY EASTER! What a blessed day as we celebrate
the joy of the Risen Lord – the promise of new life and
greater joy in Christ!!!
Throughout the Season of Lent, we have been reflecting
on the promise of heaven – ONE DAY – when we all get
to heaven. In the Resurrection, Christ opens for all of us
the way to heaven and the promise of eternal life. We
are so blessed! May each of us use this Easter to renew
our deepest desire to walk the path of the Lord that will
lead us to heaven to be with the Lord, and our loved ones,
This Easter is also a very special day for our community
as we walk into our renewed Church. It’s a blessing for
all of us to come together as one around the Table of the
Lord. The Church is one more expression of the goodness
of our members – all of us together – for the glory of
God. Thank you to all who have made a special gift to the
Lord and our community to help make this possible. The
best comment about the renewed Church came from one
of our middle schoolers who said, ‘it makes me feel so
peaceful’. May our Church, and our community, always be
a special place of God’s peace and mercy.
Over the past months, as we renewed the Church building,
we have been inviting all of our members to renew
their commitment to BE the Church – strong, committed,
faithful in building up God’s kingdom. So many members
have responded with a strong ‘yes’ to the Lord. Please use
this Easter to reflect on Jesus’ ‘yes’ for us and how you can
say ‘yes’ to the Lord.
We need 500 sets of hands to help us on Saturday, April
27 for our annual Community Service Day. All of us
working for a few hours on a Saturday morning can do
great good throughout our region. For more details, or to
sign up to help, go to, www.StAmbrose/Service.
The Summer Festival is coming soon (so is summer).
Please mark your calendar and make plans to help out
and join us for great family fun on June 20-23.
As we celebrate the joy of Easter, our Church – our parish
– is alive and strong by God’s grace and your goodness.
I pray that you may know the blessings of God in your life.
Please let me know how I/we can be of help to you and
your loved ones.
BLESSED EASTER! This is the day the Lord has made….
let us rejoice and be glad!
Father Bob Stec
A Celebration of Easter Sunday, 2019 ♱ 1
Jesus Christ Is Risen
1. Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!
2. Hymns of praise then let us sing,
Alleluia! Unto Christ our heavenly
King, Alleluia! Who endured the cross
and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!
3: But the pains which he endured,
Alleluia! Our salvation have procured,
Alleluia! Now he reigns above as King,
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!
4. Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
Praise eternal as his love, Alleluia!
Praise him, all ye heavenly hosts,
Alleluia! Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Text: 77 77 with alleluias; verse 1, Latin, 14th cent., para. in Lyra
Davidica, 1708. alt.; verses 2–3, The Compleat Psalmodist, ca.
1750, alt.; verse 4, Charles Wesley, 1707–1788, alt. Music: Later
form of melody fr. Lyra Davidica, 1708.
Glory to God
Glory, glory to God in the highest!
Glory, glory to God in the highest, and
on earth peace to people of goodwill.
We praise you, we bless you, we adore
you, we glorify you.
We give you thanks for your great
Lord, God heavenly King, O God,
Lord, Jesus Christ, only begotten Son,
Lord, God, Lamb of God, Son of the
You take away the sins of the world
have mercy on us.
You take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer.
You are seated at the Right Hand of
Have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One.
You alone are the Lord.
You alone are the Most High, Jesus
With the Holy Spirit, in the Glory of
God the Father!
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Glory, glory to God in the highest!
Glory, glory to God in the highest, and
on earth peace to people of goodwill.
Music by Ed Bolduc. OCP Publications. All Rights
Reserved. Mass of St. Ann.
LITURGY OF THE WORD
This is the Day, the Lord has made,
let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Text: Based on Psalm 118. Text and music © 1988,
1989, Christopher Walker. Published by OCP. All rights
DIALOGUE AT THE GOSPEL:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
People: And with your spirit
Priest: A reading from the holy
Gospel according to John
People: Glory to you, O Lord.
River of Glory
River of glory, springs of our birth
Flood of God’s riches, poured on the
We are born from the darkness
And in to the light!
We are bathed in the glory of God!
Sprinkling Right “River Of Glory” Words And Music By
Dan Schutte. Ocp Publications All Rights Reserved.
PREPARATION OF THE
In Christ Alone
1. In Christ alone, my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought
What heights of love, what depths of
When fears are stilled, when
My comforter, my all in all,
Here in the love of Christ I stand.
2. In Christ alone, who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin, on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.
3. There in the ground, His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain;
Then bursting forth in glorious day,
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory,
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am His and He is mine,
Bought with the precious blood of
4. No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.
In Christ Alone” Words And Music By Keith Getty & Stuart
Townend Copyright © 2002 Thankyou Music(Prs) Adm
Worldwide At Capitolcmgpublishing.Com Exclusing Europe
Which Is Adm By Integritymusic.Com
Priest: The Lord be with you
People: And with your spirit
Priest: Lift up your heart
People: We lift them up to the Lord
Priest: Let give thanks to the Lord
People: It is right and just
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the
the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
Hosanna in the highest.
Holy, Holy, Holy, Memorial Acclamation, Great Amen: From “Mass
Of St. Ambrose” Music Composed By Tom Bonezzi. Used With
Permission Of Composer.
MYSTERY OF FAITH:
We proclaim your death, O Lord, and
profess your Resurrection, until you
Jesus Christ You Are My
Jesus Christ, You Are My Life,
Jesus Christ, You Are My Life, you
are my life Alleluia!
Words And Music, Marco Frisina. Ocp Publications All
COMMUNION HYMN II:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Let
The Holy Anthem Rise!
1. Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the holy
anthem rise, And the choirs of
heaven chant it In the temple
of the skies; Let the mountains
skip with gladness, And the joyful
valleys ring With hosannas in the
highest To our Savior and our King!
2. Alleluia! Alleluia! Like the sun
from out the wave, He has risen up
in triumph From the darkness of
the grave. He’s the splendor of the
nations, He’s the lamp of endless
day; He’s the very Lord of glory Who
is risen up today!
3. Alleluia! Alleluia! Blessed Jesus,
make us rise From the life of this
corruption To the life that never
dies. May your glory be our portion,
When the days of time are past,
And the dead shall be awakened By
the trumpet’s mighty blast!
Words And Music: Edward Cassal And St. Basil’s Hymnal.
Ocp Publications. All Rights Re-served.
COMMUNION HYMN III:
Alleluia! Love Is Alive
Alleluia! Love is alive!
Conquered the grave and defeated
Alleluia! Live is alive!
The Son has arisen for all.
Your people sing, Alleluia!
Steve Angrisano And Sara Hart And Jesse Manibusan.
Ocp Publications All Rights Reserved.
SENDING FORTH SONG:
On That Day!
On that day, on that hallelujah day,
On that day, on that hallelujah day
There’ll be singin’, there’ll be
And joy flows like a fountain on
Copyright © 2002 by GIA Publications. All rights
reserved. Excerpts from the English translation of The
Roman Missal © 2010, International Commission on
English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
All songs in this worship aid are reprinted with
permission under OneLicense A-721675
How can we help?
OUR PARISH COMMUNITY
IS HERE FOR YOU.
Are you new to the area?
Have a loved one who is sick?
Know someone who is homebound?
Want to learn more about our faith?
Need a priest to call you?
Complete a quick form at
Wishing you peace, love and
happiness at Easter and always.
Call us with any questions at
330.460.7300. You can also email
SAINT AMBROSE 5TH ANNUAL
Saturday, April 27
8:30 am -12:00 pm
We need hundreds of hands to do the work of the Lord! Choose
from a wide variety of projects, including raking, mulching,
spring clean-up around the yard, or painting, just to name a few.
All of our jobs are family-friendly... we even have birdhouses
and planters to paint that the young children will love. And for
individuals who may be unable to do physical labor, you could
help with morning registration, prayer group or pizza setup.
There is literally something for everyone... and WE NEED
YOUR HELP. Signup link is online at StAmbrose.us/Service!
Any questions? Contact Lisa at LHomady@StAmbrose.us or Jane
A GRAND SLAM GALA EVENT
Saturday, May 11
You make the mission possible.
GET YOUR TICKETS!
FOOD & DRINKS • AUCTION • DRAWINGS • RAFFLE
All proceeds support
Mission Possible - Dominican Republic.
A Celebration of Easter Sunday, 2019 ♱ 3
Th is Week
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
Rejoice! CHRIST IS RISEN!
MONDAY, APRIL 22
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Divorce Care – LCMK
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Scripture Study LCLK
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm –
Catholic Works of Mercy LCMT
TUESDAY, APRIL 23
9:30 am – 11:30 am –
33 Days of Merciful Love – LCLK
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Stewardship Committee
7:00 pm -8:30 pm – Ministry of Praise and
7:00- 9:30 pm – Knights of Columbus LCFM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
9:30 am – 11:00 am – Scripture Study LCLK
11:00 am – 1:00 pm –
Fr. Bob Senior Luncheon PLCMT
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Book Club LCFM
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Bible Study LCMT
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Griefshare LCFM
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm –
Parish Finance Council PLCJPII
THURSDAY, APRIL 25
10:30 am – 12:00 pm –
Prayer Shawl Ministry LCFM
11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Incoming Kindergarten
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Legion of Mary LCFM
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Jessie Weinberger
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Stephen Ministry
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Brownie Troop
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Men’s Fellowship LCLK
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Boy Scouts 513 LCJN
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Incoming Kindergarten
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm – BINGO HH
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
7:00 am – 2:00 pm – Community Day HH
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Collin Nemet’s
Birthday Party - HH
Sacrament of Anointing
All Masses the weekend of April 27 and 28
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the infirmed and aged will take place at
all the weekend masses at Saint Ambrose. (Except 5pm Mass on Sunday, 28th).
If you are advancing in years or struggling with physical or emotional health
concerns, you will have the opportunity to experience the healing grace and
tender care of the Lord. Please bring your loved ones.
The Rat Pack, Featuring Frank T. Worley as Elvis
Sunday, May 26 - 5:30pm Doors, 7:00pm Show
The Brunswick Knights of Columbus are proud to
welcome back The Rat Pack…and more, with special
guest Frank T. Worley as Elvis!
Enjoy a chicken parmesan dinner with a side of pasta,
salad, rolls, dessert, coffee/tea, soft drinks AND a
show featuring Frank, Dean, Sammy and Elvis for only
$20/person. BYOB. Sideboards and 50/50 raffle will
be available. Tickets are on sale now and must be
purchased in advance from the Parish Office. Credit
Card orders may be made online at KofC4847.org or
by phone by calling Marty at 216.533.7737. Proceeds to benefit local charities
supporting people with developmental disabilities.
Spring Bus Trip
Wednesday, May 29 - Thursday, May 30
Join Fr. Rob and other Saint Ambrose members on
a bus trip to Detroit and South Bend! We will visit
Sweetest Heart of Mary and Saint Anne parishes
with a stop for lunch in-between. Daily Mass will
be offered at Sweetest Heart of Mary. We will spend
the night at Waterford Estates Lodge, head to the
University of Notre Dame and have a tour of the
Basilica of the Sacred Heart. We will also visit the
Lourdes grotto, the main building (with its famous golden dome) and more!
The cost is $120 per person. Please contact Helen Sheridan (330.460.7322) or
HSheridan@StAmbrose.us to register for what will be an amazing experience!
More details can be found at www.StAmbrose.us/springbus
Ladies First: Be Spirit Filled
April 30th, at 6:45 PM, in Lehner Center John
Spend an evening learning more about the Holy Spirit. Explore the Trinity,signs
of Spirit presence, divinity, symbols, Pentecost, Confirmation, Spiritual gifts, Bible
references, and more. Come for food, friendship and faith building.
Easter is the one time of year
it is safe to put all your eggs in
one basket. Jesus Christ.
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April 27 Community Day of Service
April 27 Alpha Village Clean-Up
April 28 Anointing of the Sick
at All Masses (except 5pm)
May 4 Spring Tea
May 5 Confirmation
May 11 First Eucharist Masses
May 11 Mission Possible
Grand Slam Gala
May 14 May Crowning
May 18 Boy Scouts Mystery
Dinner & Play
May 19 Marc’s Healthy Breakfast
May 26 The Rat Pack Show
May 29-30 Spring Bus Trip
June 1 StAR4LIFE 5k Run and Walk
June 20-23 Saint Ambrose Summer Festival
June 25-27 “Embark” Junior High
Summer Service Camp
Saturday, May 4
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
All women of the parish are invited to the
Women’s Guild Spring Tea featuring live
entertainment from Hooked on Harmony
15 person ensemble.
This is a wonderful afternoon to
spend with Mom, Grandma, your
daughters and your best friends.
TICKETS: $12 per person.
For more details or to purchase tickets please call
or visit the Parish Life Center (330.460.7300).
PARISH SUMMER FESTIVAL!
Thursday - Sunday
FESTIVAL FOOD & DRINKS!
★ Funnel Cakes ★ Fresh Squeezed Lemonade ★ Snow Cones ★ Fresh Cut French Fries
★ Root Beer Floats ★ Italian Sausage ★ Cotton Candy ★ Homemade Stuffed Cabbage
★ Beef Kabobs ★ $1 Burgers and Dogs on Thursday! ★ NEW! *Margarita booth*
JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL
all ages enjoy
GAMES & RIDES!
★ Instant Bingo ★ Casino ★ Table Games ★ Wheels ★ Games of Chance
★ Raffle Grand Drawing ★ Beer Garden ★ Fun Rides ★ Skill Games
★ Kids Area ★ Family Friendly Pricing ★ GREAT Kids Activities
FAMILY FRIENDLY, AFFORDABLE FUN!
FREE ADMISSION • ALL ARE WELCOME! • PLENTY OF PARKING AND SHUTTLES!
LOCATION: 929 Pearl Road Brunswick, Ohio • 330.460.7300
+ Nightly Specials!
Thursday, June 20
6:00 - 10:00 P.M.
A tribute to Jimmy Buffet
Dollar Burger & Dog Night
thanks to Burger King!
Friday, June 21
5:30 - 11:00 P.M.
Beatles Tribute Band
Fish & Chips Special!
Saturday, June 22
5:30 - 11:00 P.M.
A tribute to Neil Diamond
Local dance studios
Sunday, June 23
5:30 - 10:00 P.M.
OUT OF EDEN
Eagles Tribute Band
Raffle Grand Drawing
and Fireworks Show!
A Celebration of Easter Sunday, 2019 ♱ 5
Readings for the Week
Mon ACTS 2:14, 22-33; MT 28:8-15
Tues ACTS 2:36-41; JN 20:11-18
Wed ACTS 3:1-10; LK 24:13-35
Thurs ACTS 3:11-26; LK 24:35-48
Fri ACTS 4:1-12; JN 21:1-14
Sat ACTS 4:13-21; MK 16:9-15
Sun ACTS 5:12-16;JN 20:19-31
In Support of Our Parish
Week of April 14
April 14, 2019 July 1, 2018 -
April 14, 2019
July 1, 2017 -
April 15, 2018
Sunday Collection 26,416 1,368,649 1,479,024
Amount Needed (33,500) (1,407,000)
Over / (Under) (7,084) (38,351)
Building Fund $819 $41,948
$3,391 (weekly) $0 (monthly)
$99 ($82 envelopes used)
Thank you for your generosity and
support which allows us to continue
the mission of Jesus Christ.
From the Nemet Family
‘Now Faith is confidence in what we
hope for and assurance about what
we do not see.’ - Hebrews 11:1
Our journey with Collin since his
diagnosis has been one of ups &
downs. We are so Thankful and so
Blessed to have such an amazing
Parish Family that has supported
us and loved us every step of the way. God’s love, through each
and ever one of you, has given us the strength we need to get
through each day. Thank you all for being there for us. As Father
Bob has always said, “I don’t know how people get through hard
times without Faith”...we continue to have hope and pray for a
miracle for Collin. It’s not our Faith though that will save Collin - it’s
HIS amazing Faith that shines through him everyday that lets us
know...no matter what, he will be okay. Thank You-from our family
to all of you, our Parish Family, for all you have done for us and all
you have meant to us through Collin’s journey.
God Bless, The Nemet Family
Cancer Prayer and Support Meeting
Wednesday, May 1
Living with Cancer Prayer and Support Group was started in 2009
and has become an important part of our spiritual life. Spend some
time with us at our next meeting on Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 pm
in LEHNER CENTER-MATTHEW as we share, support and embrace
our friendship with prayer. This group is for cancer survivors,
caregivers, family members and anyone whose life had been
touched by cancer and are in need of our prayers and support.
We meet on the first Wednesday of the month. Come and see if
together we can make a difference. For more information, call Terri
at 216-990-0082 or Miriam at 330-225-9005
Share your Easter photos!
Taking pictures with your family in our renewed
Church? We would love to see them! Tag Saint
Ambrose Parish on Facebook and Instagram.
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holy. happy. healthy!
Sunday, may 19
All are welcome.
Good for you.
All thanks to our
friends at Marc’s!
8:00am - 12:00noon
in hilkert hall
Small Faith Group Leader
Thank you to those who opened their hearts and homes!
As our Lent 1.3 Small Faith Groups come to a close, we want to thank those
leaders who opened their hearts and homes up to more than 500 people
this year. The groups met at least three times while discussing Scripture.
The participants were able to explore their faith and come to a fuller
understanding of who Jesus is and who Jesus can be in their lives.
Thank you to the following individuals:
Carol & Deacon Clem
Lisa & Vince Berardinelli
Mark & Nancy Kesselem
Dennis & Donna Koeth
Amanda & Jeff McCrary
Nancy & Brent Monnin
Fr. Rob Ramser
Mary Ann Riess
For more information regarding upcoming small faith groups,
contact Jane Baldwin at JBaldwin@StAmbrose.us
Women’s Scripture Study
Friday mornings starting May 3 – June 14 at 9:30am
A 7-session Bible study held in Lehner Center,
• Gain fresh insight and encouragement
from Psalm 23.
• Explore the depths of God’s compassionate care
• Banish fear as you trust the Shepherd’s goodness
in every season of life
To register, contact Jane Baldwin, Spiritual Life
Coordinator at JBaldwin@StAmbrose.us
April 24 Lunch with Fr. Bob - 11:00 am
RSVP to Helen: 330.460.4322
April 30 Off-Site Breakfast at Gyro George
Linda & Joe Scarcella
Helen & Deacon Tom
Debbie & Joe Szelenyi
Shari & Deacon Gary
Shari & Steve Whisler
May 8 Lunch & Learn Safety
“How not to become a victim”
RSVP: Helen Sheridan 330-460-7322 no later than May 1st.
May 28 “A Trip back in time”
Come join Greg & Lin Crane as they take us back in time
to the days when Sleepy Hollow was a favorite resort
destination of Northeast Ohio. They operated the iconic
lake, pool and restaurant – slide show-along with a ton of
memories from them and you.
RSVP: Helen Sheridan 330-460-7322 no later than May 14th.
KEY: RS - Fr. Robert Stec, RR - Fr. Rob Ramser
Sunday, April 21 | Easter Sunday
6:00 † Patricia Barnett (Jim & Pixie Blake)
7:30 † Ray and Rita Kitsteiner (Family)
9:00 † Andrew Grdadolnik (Kim and Family)
9:00 † Joseph & Blanche Hagge (Fr. Rob Ramser)
10:30 † Carmen & Florence Ravo (The Pillatt
10:30 † Edward & Joann Andrek (Fr Rob Ramser)
12:00 † Rita & Joe Pavlick (Dave Gonsior)
5:00 † Diana Family (Dan & Cathy Wiglusz)
Monday, April 22
8:15 † Larry Lasker (Wife)
Tuesday, April 23
8:15 † Doris Haga (Family)
Wednesday, April 24
8:15 † Ron & Mary E. Abel (Chris, Irene &
5:30 † John E. Bukovsky (Evelyn Bastian)
Thursday, April 25
8:15 † Rosemary Schall (Family)
Friday, April 26
8:15 † Anna M. Cika (Rose Nemeth)
5:30 † Nell Imperatore (Family)
Saturday, April 27
8:15 † Souls in Purgatory (Kevin Marchhiso)
4:30 † Edward Kurzenberger (Daughter) RR
Sunday, April 28 | Divine Mercy
7:30 Saint Ambrose Members GH
9:00 † Kathleen Whitney (Friends at Brecksville) GH
10:30 † Kathleen Whitney (Friends at Brecksville) RS
12:00 † Kathleen Whitney (Friends at Brecksville) RS
5:00 † Mary Kompa (Ron, Ed & Rosemary) RR
2019 Mass Intentions
Intentions Can Be Taken Beginning April 2, 2019
The 2019 Mass Intention Schedule is now available.
Please stop by the Parish office to schedule your
intentions. Each person can schedule unlimited
weekday Masses per year, and up to 3 Sunday Masses
We humbly request that you please try to limit the
number of Masses scheduled per visit to the front
office. This way the Parish Office isn’t tied up too
long scheduling, so that others needing attention
don’t have long wait times.
Thank you for helping us!
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Jesus Christ is Risen Today!
We celebrate the miracle of Jesus’ resurrection
and renew our faith as a Catholic community
because of it. We are called to be the hands
and feet of Christ each day of our lives. At
Saint Ambrose School, we live and breathe
Jesus Christ who is Everything for us.
Lent - our “spring training” - gave us the privilege and challenge of
walking one day at a time closer toward Christ. We built a “tapestry
cross” by meditating upon those things and thoughts in our lives
that make us broken and offering them to Jesus. Students and
staff were encouraged to bring broken items or pieces of items
as symbolic offerings and place them at the foot of the wooden
cross made by Mr. Mullen, our HSP Director. He then fashioned the
pieces on the cross to be an amazing visual of our bond in Christ
and our lives offered to Him. Fifth Grade’s Spirit-filled tradition of
leading Living Stations of the Cross and our Eighth Grade students’
leadership in presenting our annual school-wide retreat during Holy
Week brought us even closer to Christ’s passion, death and suffering
toward the glory of Easter. This year’s school-wide almsgiving
benefited the Rice Bowl project via our “Al Otro Lado” project as
we worked to help our Mission Possible family and the connection
we share. We are one family of God with different experiences,
perceptions and lives - one coin, two sides - Al Otro Lado.
Be sure to visit our website, www.SaintAmbroseSchool.us, and
follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please contact me or
Breanne Logue at BLogue@StASchool.us for information regarding
registration for the 2019-2020 school year.
On behalf of the students, faculty and staff of Littlest Angels
Preschool and Saint Ambrose School, we wish you a Blessed Easter.
May the joy of our Risen Lord give you new life and hope!
May God bless you!
LCinadr@StASchool.us | 330.460.7350
Littlest Angels Preschool
E is for Easter and Everything!
As we move in to the season of Easter,
we often reflect on the Passion of Jesus,
His sacrifice, His life and His love. Jesus
is everything for us! We share with the
preschool children two words, humble and
selfless. Humble, not thinking we are better
than someone else, and selfless, thinking of others before ourselves.
Humble and selfless are words we could use to describe Jesus.
Often we find ourselves complaining and arguing about daily tasks
or challenges in our lives. If we want the words humble and selfless
to describe us, we need to serve our family and our parish and more
importantly our God with humility and a good attitude. This is a hard
task but as we work to be more like Jesus, we remember God’s words,
“Do everything without grumbling or arguing.” Philippians 2:14.
God bless you this Easter,
ROAR!... Life is Wild + God is Good
Vacation Bible School July 8-12, 2019
Morning Session 9am – 12pm
Afternoon Session 1pm – 4pm
Join us for the best week of the summer which will
be an adventure for the entire crew. At this year’s
“ROAR!” Vacation Bible School, kids will learn that
Life is Wild… and God is Good! Children will learn
through Bible stories, songs, videos, crafts, snacks
and new Bible Buddies!
Participant and Volunteer Registrations are available
in the Parish Life Center, Church vestibule and online
at www.StAmbrose.us/VBS Please contact the PSR
Office at 330-460-7302 with questions.
The PSR students and their families shared so
many faith-filled opportunities this year. A new
focus on living like disciples and doing for others is
being embraced by even the youngest of students.
From coat collections to blessing bags, we have
been spreading hope and joy to others. May this
Lenten season continue to remind us of the many
blessings we are able to share with others. May God
Bless you and your family this Easter season.
Saint Ambrose Summer Camp
June 10 - August 7, 2019
Each week offers a different theme. Learning,
friends, fun, and field trips! Snacks provided! Hot
lunches available for purchase Mondays-Thursdays.
More information, registration and forms available
online. Questions? Please contact Dawn Hill at
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Happy Easter from the Youth Ministry Office!
We’ve had a busy Lent with our teens working together to do many great things
– serving at Fish Fry’s, participating in our Food Fast retreat, FIAT nights, Living
Stations of the Cross, our Spring Retreat, and much, much more. As we head into
the Easter season, please keep our teens in your prayers, most especially our 9th
grade students as they prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on
Sunday May 5th with Bishop Amos.
Teens & parents – keep an eye out for a full Summer Events calendar coming
out in the next few weeks! We have a lot of exciting things coming in the next
few months and look forward to having you all join us!
Wishing you and your families a blessed Easter season.
CONeill@StAmbrose.us | 330.460.7387
Ablaze Junior High PSR Youth Ministry
Another year has gone by so quickly for our Junior High students. We have
watched them grow in their faith and continue to pray that they will continue
to live by example on their journey. We are thankful for the team of Junior High
Catechists that anchor our program week after week. They are appreciated!
During the Summer Months… we will continue to offer opportunities for
Junior High teens to gather and use their many talents to help others, while
fostering bonds between one another. On Summer Service Wednesdays, teens
will have the opportunity to lend a helping hand by doing projects at nearby
community locations. More details to follow at www.StAmbrose.us/Ablaze
Join us at
Saturday, April 27, 2019
The perfect opportunity to
make a difference in our
community. People of all ages
are welcome to join us in
Cleveland to participate in the
Alpha Village Cleanup Day.
Invite your friends and family to
help do something wonderful!
Sign up online at
“Embark in the Service of God” Summer Camp… Teens will
be making a difference in the lives of others at locations such
as Saint Augustine Hunger Center and Haven of Rest Ministries.
But don’t think that we don’t have a little bit of fun planned
too… we will be visiting attractions such as the USS Cod and
the Akron Zoo. You don’t want your teen to miss out on this life-changing service
camp! Registration forms are available at www.StAmbrose.us/Ablaze
VBS Volunteers… this year’s VBS program, “ROAR!” is sure to be a big hit
with our elementary students. As in years past, we hope the many Junior High
teens that sign up to help will lead by example and enjoy the week as much as
the students. This year, “ROAR!” is taking place from July 8-12. Please be sure
to sign up to volunteer for either the morning and/or afternoon session by the
deadline date of May 15. Volunteer at www.StAmbrose.us/VBS
FEST Bus… Join other teens and their families to help
organize/prepare Mom’s Bags that are handed out at the FEST
each year. Transportation and Lunch will be provided at this
all-day excursion that runs from 8am – 5pm on Tuesday, July 29.
A sign up link can be found at www.StAmbrose.us/Ablaze
in the Service of God
Saint Ambrose Jr. High Summer Service Camp
Junior High Volunteer Picnic… Any teen participating and/or
volunteering in any of the Ablaze programs this summer is invited to the Teen
Volunteer Picnic! This picnic and evening of fun is our way of thanking you for
following in the footsteps of Christ by helping those around you.
Invites to follow.
Children and Teen Envelopes
Our Young People’s Incredible Gifts
Every week, our young people contribute
to Saint Ambrose–not only through
monetary gifts, but through their actions.
Here are some of the ways our kids have
been like Christ in our community:
“I prayed for my family.”
“I add money from my allowance
to my envelope.”
“I helped my cousins during break.”
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Many thanks to those who have supported the Easter Flowers
God bless you for helping make sure our Church looks beautiful and inspiring for Easter.
Rose Ann Adams
The Adams Family
The Anderson Family
The Aust Family
Agnes & Rudy Balak
The Balluch Family
The George Baronak Sr.
The Bator Family
Mr. Emilio Battista
Mrs. Emilio Battista
Fr. Benjamin Bayus
The Beba Family
Mr. William Beck
Mrs. William Beck
Francis L. Becker
The Becker Family
Fr. Francis Bednar
The Benninger Family
The Berg Family
Mr. Jakob Berg
Mrs. Jakob Berg
Mary Lou Billetz
The Blaha Family
The Blokstra Family
The Bobal Family
Mr. Michael Boreczky
Mrs. Michael Boreczky
James Joseph Botson
The Boyert Family
The Brady Family
Anna Mae Brainard
The Brown Family
The Bucci Family
The Bugos Family
The Bukovsky Family
The Bulluch Family
Sheri Ann Burfield
The Busovicki Family
The Butas Family
James Thomas Carkido
The Cebula Family
Ms. Victoria Centofante
The Clarence Chirdon
Carl W. Chmielewski
The Cieslak Family
Mr. Michael Cleary
The Cockrell Family
Mary Claire Conway
Raymond Creadon Sr.
Mr. Stanley Cyborowski
Mrs. Helen Cyborowski
The Davidson Family
The DeCaro Family
Mr. Alfonso DeLeon
Mrs. Alfonso DeLeon
Settimio & Pacina
The Drab Family
The Dralle Family
The Duerr Family
John & Ann Dutkofski
Jack Egan Jr.
The Ehrman Family
The Elson Family
James M. Ely
The Engelke Family
The Ensminger Family
The Erxleben Family
The Eurcho Family
The Fifer Family
The Fogliano Family
The Forester Family
The Formoso Family
The Fox Family
The Franz Family
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The Fuizzotti Family
Albert & Helen
Rose Marie Fundzak
The Gannon Family
Mr. Marvin Gates
Mrs. Marvin Gates
The Gerber Family &
The Gerken Family
The Gierlach Family
The Gilligan Family
The Gliebe Family
The Godec Family
The Goeddey Family
Ronald Good Jr.
The Grondolsky Family
Kathleen J. Guarino
Mr. Alfonse Guarino
Mrs. Alfonse Guarino
The Hale Family
The Halsall Family
The Harenda Family
The Hartman Family
The Heidt Family
The Hemel Family
The Henry Family
The Richard Holley Sr.
Mary Jane Holmok
The Hovanec Family
Howard O. Hovatter
Norma Lee Hovatter
The Huff Family
The Hurajt Family
The Ina Family
Gleason (Jake) Jacobs
The Jarrold Family
The Kennedy Family
Joseph Kerka Sr.
The Kijanski Family
The Kilroy Sr. Family
John & Helen Kiraly
Ray Kitsteiner Sr.
Ray Kitsteiner Jr.
Ray A. Kitsteiner
Robert Klaehn Sr.
The Klamert Family
The Knight Family
The Kocab Family
Miss Tillie Kochan
Thomas J. Kocon
The Kocon Family
The Kodysz Family
Rose Ann Koleski
The Konarske Family
Florence & Bob
Mary Ellen Koras
Mr. Joseph Kovacic
Abbot Jerome Koval
The Koval Family
Raymond J. Kralik
Henry Krysiak Sr.
Rose Marie Krysiak
Robert & Sally
Mr. & Mrs. Albert
Mr. John Laterola
Mrs. John Laterola
Donald J. LeHotan
Ruben (Jerry) Lemons
Thomas Lewis Jr.
Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them,
May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Thomas Lewis Sr.
Ronald T. Litchney
Baby Timothy Lloyd
The Lynch Family
James Robert Lynch
The Machor Family
The Manning Family
The Markowski Family,
Mr. John Mascardine Sr.
Mrs. John Mascardine
R. J. Meade
The Mehota Family
Mary Jane Merrick
The Merrill Family
The Mizerak Family
Mr. James Moenich
Mrs. James Moenich
Mr. Dominick Monaco
The Morrow Family
William E. Mould Sr.
The Mullen Family
The Muniak Family
The Francis & Colletta
The Nemeth Family
Mr. Bernard Nickle
Mrs. Bernard Nickle
The Noel Family
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph
Jeffrey M. Owen
The Palange Family
The Papajak Family
Mr. Neil Parks
Mrs. Neil Parks
Robert F. Petrucz
Robert J. Piotrowski
The Pleszko Family
The Plitt Family
The Pojman Family
Stephen J Polivka
The Praznik Family
Mr. Daniel Price
The Prosowski Sr.
Eugene Pyzik Sr.
The Quesea Family
The Ray Family
The Reppa Family
The Rienerth Family
Gerald A. Riess
The Rockidge Family
The Rohde Family
Mr. C. Rudziewski
Mrs. C. Rudziewski
The Rutherford Family
The Ryan Family
The Sabados Family
Bill Saunders Sr.
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph
The Schiffrik Family
The Schnelt Family
Louis Schreiner Sr.
Sister Mary Ann Senia
The Sherry Family
Louis R. Simeone
The Simione Family
The Simmons Family
The Skiba Family
The Skrzynski Family
Robert & Rita Sladek
The Spooner Family
Lucian St. Pierre
Stella St. Pierre
Mary Jane Stark
The Strazar Family
Mary Alice Strazar
The Styka Family
William & Rita
The Szymanski Family
The Taller Family
Mr. Michael Tamber
Mrs. Michael Tamber
The Tatara Family
George C Taylor
George J Taylor
The Tesar Family
Gary Tews Sr.
Gary Tews Jr.
Rev. Thomas Tews
Richard J Theus Sr.
The Thomas Family
The Thompson Family
Wendy Trecek Zakovec
Dominic J. Vadini
Virginia Van Bergen
The Vangieson Family
The Vanselow Family
Richard S. Varnish
William P. Vaughan
Mr. Walter Vollmer
Mrs. Walter Vollmer
The Volosyn Family
Mr. William Wagner
Mrs. William Wagner
Samuel Wagner Jr.
Joe Waler Sr.
The Walla Family
The Whisler Family
Fr. Francis White C.S.V.
Mr. H. Winkler
Mrs. H. Winkler
Mr. Robert Yaple
Mrs. Robert Yaple
The Yingling Family
The Quinones Yost
The Yungvirt Family
The Zannoni Family
The Zavertnik Family
The Zbikowski Family
Robert Zechman Jr.
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Saint Ambrose Bingo
We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our great volunteers and
players for the support you have given our bingo ministry this year.
We are experiencing the largest crowds in almost ten years. Your dedication and patronage will go a long way
in supporting the renovation of our church. Join us every Friday for a fun experience and friendly people. Enjoy
22 games of bingo, a $10,000 Progressive game, and over $6000 in prizes and giveaways. You will also enjoy
great food along with free coffee and popcorn.
We wish all of you a most Blessed Easter, and hope to see you on Friday night at the Friendliest Game in Town.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Mike Mascio
in our parish office at 330-460-7344 or email him at MMascio@StAmbrose.us.
Young Adults (20’s and 30’s)
Happy Easter from Saint Ambrose Young Adults!
This Lent, many young adults from our parish participated
in a small faith sharing group, growing closer to God and
each other. We also had an excellent Good Friday retreat,
preparing and renewing our hearts for Easter.
Saint Ambrose Parish
Athletic Boosters Meeting
April 24 from 7:00pm until 8:30pm
We need to hear from our families to help guide
our Boosters’ staff to provide the very best
programming possible. Our Boosters want to ensure
they are representing the interests of our families
as we embark on a 3 year re-envisioning of Saint
Ambrose Sports. We hope to gain feedback on parents’
experiences, opinions and ideas to help to expand
and improve our Saint Ambrose sports program. Help
us grow in the right ways to serve as a focal point for
youth sports and Christian athletes in the area.
Be sure to stay up to date on faith, service, and communitybuilding
opportunities. Visit www.StAmbrose.us/
YoungAdults for a link to our Facebook page!
Get involved and help out!
Women's Guild would like to thank all who came out to help
with making nut rolls, especially our new young friends.
The Women's guild is looking for help in setting up for our
Spring Tea on May 4th. Please contact Laurie Z at
We are looking for help in serving funeral luncheons.
If you are interested please call Marion S. at 330-225-3987.
We are also looking anyone who would like to bake for these
lunches. If interested please call Joanie at 330-273-4229.
Please join us for an adult evening discussion in the
Mother Teresa Room. We will be using instant survey
technology and discuss important questions relating
to where we are today and where we want to grow.
Food and beverage will be provided!
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God bless our good members!
805 families pledged $4,855,161.29 and
have been paying faithfully. To date, just
over $1.6 million has been received.
Members from every generation and from very
diverse backgrounds have made a beautiful
sacrificial gift and contributed to our Generations
of Faith Campaign…high school students, young
families, the elderly, married, single and widowed
have all given, and sacrificed, to make this Church
renovation possible. It has been humbling and
inspiring to hear the stories of generosity. Our
church is filled with such good and generous
people. Regardless of what the inside or outside of
the physical church looks like – our church was, is
and always will be beautiful because of the people
As people have ‘snuck in’ to see the church over
the past few weeks, they’ve been inspired by
what they saw, and excited to get back into
their church for Mass! Several have been so
moved that they decided to either make a
pledge or increase their current pledge.
It’s not too late to sponsor an item in
memory of a loved one, as you will see below.
For a complete list, contact Jake Bihari
JBihari@StAmbrose.us or 216.215.5015
Mother Mary Patio (outside the family room) $20,000
Welcome to St. Ambrose Parish Sign $12,000
Stations of the Cross (7, 8 10 & 11) $10,000
Chapel Ambo $10,000
Holy Water Fonts $7,500
Reliquary Stone (John XXIII) $5,000
Reliquary Stone (Oscar Romero) $5,000
Consecration Candles (4 available) $5,000
Vision 20/20 and
Church Renovation Update
WOW! WE MADE IT!
An incredible amount of work has been done since we closed
the church on December 26th! God bless all the volunteers and
workers who labored tirelessly to make this possible! There is still
some work to be done, some final touch ups and minor things,
but overall, we are in GREAT shape!
The Chapel renovation will begin this week... We did not
complete the South vestibule so as to not damage the finishes as
we demo and work in the Chapel... Some of the doors and other
hardware have not yet arrived, so temporary ones have been
installed. The interior is pretty well ‘buttoned up’. They’ll continue
working on the exterior finishes for the next few weeks (pray
the weather cooperates!). Landscaping will be completed once
everything is said and done and all the machines are off campus!
We are hoping our actual Mary statue will be completed
in May... Our goal was to get all the essential items for Mass
ready for this week, with a few of the other items following over
the next month or two. We’re also hoping a few ‘sponsors’ step
forward to help fund the stone relief of St. Joseph.
What has been especially striking is to think of the before
- and after - of the ‘old’ church and the newly renovated
church. The lighting... the quality of the sound system... the area
around the Mary statue... the baptismal font... the area around
the tabernacle... the altar... the ambo... the stations of the cross...
the pews, etc. etc.
A complete financial summary will be presented at the
end of this project. In the meantime, thank you for your
generosity and for your continued support.
Any gift would be greatly appreciated!
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