Spiritual Pathways:  Discipleship Mission Map

Start your journey today by identifying where you are and what is the next step.

• Where do you place yourself on the Discipleship Mission Map currently?
• Where do you feel God is calling you to be on this journey?
• What is it going to take to get there?
• What needs to change so you can make the necessary changes or sacrifices to commit this to God?

Simply select any opportunity below for more information.

Beginning Disciple

Someone new to the faith or someone that has not encounter Jesus would begin.

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at different questions around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome!

Invite someone who has been away from prayer/God/Church to join you in the ALPHA online program.  ALPHA is about a fresh and renewed start in your walk with the Lord.  An invitation may be all it takes.

2 hours. Once a week.

Questions?  Email Goboy@StAmbrose.us or DHeilman@StAmbrose.us or call (330) 460-7300.

Tuesdays, starting this winter | 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Is GOD calling you…to a deeper faith?

Saint Ambrose Parish invites you to join the RCIA journey.  RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is for people interested in learning about our Catholic faith and traditions as a means to discern if God is calling you to become Catholic.

Walking with Purpose: Opening Your Heart

Sessions begin September 19, 2023

Walking with Purpose is a ministry of Jesus Christ.  We exist to help all women and girls to know Jesus Christ personally by making Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church relevant and applicable.

Opening Your Heart is the starting point. This 22-lesson Bible study will take you on an exciting journey closer to the heart of God! Opening Your Heart is an incredibly effective guide to deep, lasting transformation of the heart and we encourage all participants new to Walking with Purpose to begin here, regardless of previous experience with Bible study.

Join us as we explore the core questions that we need to wrestle with if we want to experience all that God has for us.

Love Dare Marriage Enrichment

Fridays, beginning September 29th | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Mother Teresa (9/29)

Join us for our marriage enrichment program! We will begin September 29th with the Fireproof movie night for married couples.

The Love Dare, the New York Times No. 1 best-seller, was a major plot in the popular movie, Fireproof, and it gives weekly challenges for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love.

Whether your marriage is hanging on by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey worth taking. It is time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage.

Take the dare and make your marriage better. 

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Contact Gayle Oboy at GOboy@StAmbrose.us or Kim Nemet at KNemet@StAmbrose.us with questions.

Synoptic Gospels with Father Bob

Once a Month on Mondays | 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm | Mother Teresa

Dates: 10/23, 11/27, 1/29, 2/19, 3/25, 4/29, 5/27

Join our very own Fr. Bob for his teachings on the Synoptic Gospels – Matthew, Mark and Luke. He will look into their accounts collectively and comparatively and share his insights.

Baby Bible Time with Caregiver & Me

1st Monday of the Month October – May (2nd Monday in January) | 10:00 am – 11:00 am | Fr. McGivney in Lehner Center

For Children ages 0-4 and their caregivers.  Non-Parish members are welcome too.

God’s Word tells us in Proverbs to train up our children in the way of the Lord.  It is never to early to start teaching them God’s way.  Science tells us that from birth to (approximately) age six, your child’s brain works like a sponge, soaking up huge amounts of information from the environment.  Unlike other story times offered, we will focus on Christian stories from the Bible, Christian songs, crafts, and fellowship. Build the foundation of Jesus Christ early in their lives.

Contact Gayle Oboy at GOboy@StAmbrose.us or 330.460.7322 with questions.

Women’s Welcome Weekend (Formerly Renewal)

April 13 – 14, 2024

Saturday, April 13 – 4:00 pm Sunday, April 14 8:00 am

Do you feel you need a break from everything?
Are you overwhelmed with the business of the day?
Have you felt like something is missing in your life?

Come to Saint Ambrose Women’s Welcome Weekend.

This is an opportunity to disconnect from your daily stressors and reconnect with your faith. Hear about the heartfelt spiritual life journeys of fellow parishioners, sharing what has helped others ignite their faith, and to create lasting friendships within our community. Be refreshed, recharged & renewed!

This event is at no cost, the Parish provides all materials, meals, and overnight accommodations.

Please accept the gift of the Holy Spirit with this invitation to attend!

SIGN UP OR ASK QUESTIONS!  Nelly Quiñones 216-262-0883, Nellypto@yahoo.com

Women's Welcome Weekend


Growing Disciple

Someone who has encountered Jesus, has a developed prayer life and is still seeking and growing.

33 Days to Morning Glory: Series 2 “Hearts A Fire”

Wednesdays: 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Lehner Center Matthew

October 18, October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, November 22, November 29

The course runs for 5 weeks and then the Consecration.  

People’s lives today are often busy and challenging. Stage 1 of the Hearts Afire Parish-based Program offers individuals a quick and easy way to withdraw from the demands of daily life and enter into a peaceful interior reflection on their relationship with Christ in the context of Marian devotion. We begin with the Immaculate Heart because Mary leads us to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The end result is that, by learning to entrust ourselves to the Mother of Our Lord, we can discover a transforming trust in Jesus Himself.

Sessions include a video and small group discussion.  Books will be available for purchase at the first session.  

Sign up!

Walking with Purpose: Touching the Divine

Sessions begin September 19, 2023

If you are returning to Walking with Purpose for the second year, register for Touching the Divine.

Touching the Divine focuses on the many qualities of Jesus revealed through the Gospel of John. This study draws us into a deeper, loving relationship with Jesus as we reflect on His life and personality.

Saint John referred to himself as “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” As we study, John will teach us how much Jesus loves us, and how His love is the true satisfaction of our souls. Knowing Christ more intimately, as John did, will touch your heart and fill you with hope!

Book Club

Wednesdays, beginning September 27 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm | Fr. McGivney

Book Club is a wonderful way to grow deeper in your faith.

We will be reading 2 powerful books that could be game-changers for your life and understanding.

  • Be Healed by Bob Schuchts (September – November)
  • Coming Soon Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying Its Lessons Today by Michael Barber (November – April)

Download full schedule. Books can be purchased at the class but register to join us!

For more information or dates and location, please contact Gayle Oboy at GOboy@StAmbrose.us.

The Bible Timeline – The Story of Salvation

Beginning October 2023

Wednesdays:  10:00 am – 11:30 am OR
Thursdays: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Bible Timeline® 24 week study program takes you on a guided journey through salvation history. Presenter Jeff Cavins will show you how fourteen of the Bible’s narrative books tell the biblical story from beginning to end and will give you the keys to understanding the amazing story woven throughout Scripture.

The Bible Timeline will teach you how to read and understand the entire Bible and introduce you to the wonderful narrative of Scripture in a way that will transform your life.

Centering Prayer

Wednesdays, beginning September 27th (except for holidays) | 5:00 – 6:30 pm | Family Room

This method of silent prayer prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself.  This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Social Justice Issues with Deacon Matt

Once a month on Mondays, | 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm | Mother Teresa

Dates: 9/11, 10/9, 12/4, 1/15, 2/12, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13

Deacon Matt has a heart for the Church’s social teaching and the rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. Deacon Matt will discuss the Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching:

Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Call to Family, Community, and Participation
Rights and Responsibilities
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
Care for God’s Creation

If My People Pray | Prayer for Our Nation

Monthly on Second Wednesday | Noon to 1:00 pm | Chapel

Dates: 10/11, 11/8, 12/13, 1/10, 2/7, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8

Are you discouraged by the news, division and chaos taking place in our great country? It is not hopeless. There is something we can do about it and God tells us exactly what that is. In 2 Chronicles 7, the Father says: “If my people humble themselves and pray I will revive their land”.

Let us gather monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at 12 noon for an hour of prayer for the United States.

Dennis Dives Into The Word

Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Join Dennis Koeth as he dives into God’s Word. Dennis will lead his group as they discuss an array of topics and look to the Bible for answers. This is a topic-driven Bible study. Each meeting begins with prayer as we ask for the Holy Spirit to guide our discussions. Participants are asked to bring their Bible.

November 8 – Lehner Center, Luke
November 29 – Lehner Center, John
December – NO SESSION
January 10
January 31
February 21
March 13
April 3

Sign up using the form below.

For questions, contact Diane at DHeilman@stambrose.us or 330-460-7322.

Dennis Dives into the Word


COR Meeting

Starting September 18th (Dates below) | 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm | Fr. McGivney

A new program for ALL men of our parish, Knights or not!

The men of Knights of Columbus Council No. 4847 are excited to share the implementation of Cor, a new formation and fraternal opportunity for the men of St. Ambrose parish.

“COR” exists to form and strengthen Catholic men in faith and virtue as missionary disciples by drawing them into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer, formation, and fraternity.

Come join your brother parishioners for some snacks, prayer, formation, and fraternity.

Dates & Topics: 

9/18 | Incarnation Lectio Divina
10/2 | Our Lady of Guadalupe Joyful Mysteries
10/16 | Real Presence Journaling
10/30 | Mary as the Queen Mother Glorious Mysteries
11/13 | Handling Stress Rosary
1/15 | Cry of the heart/relationships Musica Divina
1/29 | Catholic Marriage Centering
2/12 | Mary as the New Eve Luminous Mysteries
2/26 | Spiritual Warfare Art Divina
3/11 | Sacramental Life Meditation
3/25 | Reconciliation Chaplet of Divine Mercy
4/8 | Masculinity Joyful Mysteries
4/22 | Leadership Litany of St. Joseph

Deacon Tom leads us in a scripture study that changes with every meeting.  We open and close with praise and worship music, and we almost always end with Healing prayer.  New members are always welcome.

Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month at 7 pm in the Chapel.

Join us in praying the Rosary on Thursdays at 6:00 PM in the Chapel. 

You can become an active Legion of Mary member through a balanced program of prayer and service, advancing the growth of faith, understand and true devotion to Christ and His Blessed Mother.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED: If you consider yourself a learner or love to read, contact Mary! Mary Vadini | 330.273.1113

Women’s Advent Day of Reflection with Sarah Hart

Saturday, December 16th | 9:30 am -12 pm | Hilkert Hall

All are welcome. Register below. Cost $30 to attend and includes breakfast.

Sarah Hart of Nashville, TN has been a singer, songwriter, music producer, retreat author and keynote speaker for over 25 years. Her heart for parish missions and itinerant ministry has taken her all over the US and abroad.

Infant of Prague

  • Monthly on the second Thursdays of the month at 6:00 pm (except holidays and Holy Days)
  • Lehner Center, Luke Room

The Infant of Prague Guild are Catholics who promote a deeper love of the Infant Jesus. This is accomplished through the recitation of the Chaplet of the Infant Jesus, teaching school children about the Child Jesus, and preparing small bags for those who are being Baptized. We are a newer ministry who are trying to reintroduce the beloved Infant to our parish.

Membership is open to all Catholics, active members meet monthly.

Auxiliary members, (those unable to attend) commit to daily prayer recitation of the chaplet and are not required to attend meetings but are included in our monthly emails.

Sign up using the form below. For questions, contact Christine Sherman cass71@gmail.com.

Infant of Prague


Discipleship Maker

Follow Jesus’ model of making disciples and sending disciple makers into mission.

REACH MORE teaches you to follow Jesus’ model of making disciples and sending disciple makers into mission. During the three years of his active ministry, Jesus chose to devote the majority of his time and attention to a small group of followers. By investing in a few, Jesus used the power of personal relationships and apprenticeship to mobilize a group of people who could carry out his mission and build the Church. This is Jesus’ mission process, and yours. If you have reached this far in the path, it’s now time to follow God’s call to all of us and go make disciples.  This course will teach you how.

Faith & Fellowship groups are the core of the church. People stay with a church longer if they have roots and friends.  Help that become a reality by offering to host a FFG at your home or church.  You can pick the day, time, regularity and material.  The Adult Faith Formation Coordinator can help you find the right materials.  Remember you are not teaching.  It is ok to not have the answers.  You are just facilitating the group.  Training is available.


If you have had the amazing experience of a Welcome/Renewal weekend, you know what wonderful care and love went into making that weekend amazing. Now it is your turn to give back.  Sign up to be a considered for the next team.  Have a sign up that includes their name, email, cell, address and what team number they were on and when.

Something for Everyone!

Adult Faith Formation & Faith Studies

Wonderful ways for adults to grow in faith and walk closer to the Lord each day!  Opportunities for all adults are below. Find opportunities specifically for women or men by clicking the buttons. Scroll down for upcoming events, groups and resources that are always available to you. May God bless your journey!

Upcoming Adult Faith Formation Events

Book Club

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Centering Prayer

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

33 Days to Morning Glory

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Men’s Fellowship

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Marriage Movie Night “Fireproof”

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm