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St. Ambrose

Chicken Dinner Festival - Last Saturday and Sunday of June

Parish Social Life
Altar and Rosary Society

This group of women join together spiritually and socially to support the Church. Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month except in December. The evening begins with praying the rosary, followed by a business meeting and refreshments.

The Society leads the rosary weekly before Mass, purchases altar bread and wine, assists in the up­keep of the church, acts as hosts for parish functions, donates to charitable organizations, and supports various parish activities.

Annual Chicken Dinner Festival

Our annual Chicken Dinner Festival, the major fund raiser of our parish, began in 1959. Since then, thousands of delicious chicken dinners have been enjoyed by many during the weekend’s festivities. The festival is held on the last Saturday and Sunday of June. All parishioners are invited to be a part of the Festival Planning Committee which begins meeting in January of each year.

The Annual Chicken Dinner Festival coincides with Garrettsville's Summerfest Celelbration. For more information about Summerfest, visit: garrettsvillesummerfest.com

Appreciation Dinner Dance

It is the sharing and volunteering of time, talent and treasure on the part of many parishioners that help St. Ambrose parish to continue to be a vital faith community. In appreciation for all the work and ministry that our volunteers do, an Appreciation Dinner Dance in their honor is held each year in the spring.


Bingo at St. Ambrose is held every Tuesday at 6:45 PM. Not only do our weekly bingo games provide financial support for the parish, but they also provide an opportunity for many people to meet with friends and socialize. There is always a need for more parishioners to volunteer to help with bingo. Please call the rec­tory for more information.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is one of the oldest international Catholic brotherhood organizations. St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus Council #11801 was founded in 1996 and is open to men of the parish age 18 and older who are practicing Catholics.

The K of C sponsors a wide range of social and religious activities both within the parish and beyond. They meet twice each month in the church hall — on the second Monday for a business meeting and the fourth Monday for a social meeting.

For more information, or if interested in becoming a member of the Knights of Columbus, please visit the Knights of Columbus page.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The St. Ambrose Prayer Shawl Ministry creates crocheted and knitted items that are available at no charge to parishioners. Their blessed prayer shawls, lap robes, and baby afghans are the perfect gifts for weddings, birth of a baby, graduations, new jobs, etc. All homebound or nursing home residents of our parish receive a shawl or lap robe. Requests for anyone or for any purpose can be made by calling the parish office at (330) 527-4105 or by placing a request card found on the counter of the church vestibule in the weekly collection basket. To date, they have given away over eighty shawls and lap robes. The Prayer Shawl Ministry is always in need of financial support, yarn, and members. They meet at 7:00 PM the third Monday of each month in the rectory.