Thursdays at 6:30-8:30 p.m. starting September 23

Alpha is designed to create conversation and is an opportunity for people to safely connect with others to freely explore the Christian faith in a friendly and informal environment. Each week the group will come together to examine different questions about faith such as ‘where is God?’ or ‘what is the meaning of life?’ and more. All sessions include a video segment and great discussions. Whether you are seeking to grow closer to God or to learn more about Jesus and the Christian way of life, Alpha is for you!

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Men’s Fellowship

Men’s Fellowship is based on a series of topics on how to be a Catholic Man in the World today.  This is not a Bible study, but discussions that are focused mainly on issues of concern to men in the ordinariness of their everyday lives.  The series is firmly rooted in Sacred Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  These sessions cultivate fun and build friendships within the community.  We learn from one another how to be a better husband, father, son and a single adult.

WHEN WE MEET:  2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Lehner Center-McGiveny (Use side door for entrance.)

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:  Contact Deacon Tom Sheridan for information or watch the bulletin for details.

Book Club

We are a group of parishioners who enjoy reading and spending time with each other.  We read spiritual books and are led through relaxing fellowship and conversation. We will be reading The Full Armor of God. By Fr. Larry Richards.

WHEN WE MEET: Wednesdays at 1 p.m. The book clubs meet in person and/or virtually through the Zoom Meeting platform.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED: If you consider yourself a learner or love to read, contact Diane or Gayle! Diane Heilman | 330.460.7320|  or Gayle Oboy |330.460.7322 |

Consecration to St. Joseph

You are about to begin a journey that will change your life.

To be consecrated to St. Joseph it means that you acknowledge that he is your spiritual father and you look to him for guidance.  You entrust yourself entirely into his paternal care so that he can help you acquire his virtues and become holy.  Total consecration to St. Joseph means you make a formal act of filial entrustment to your spiritual father so that he can take care of your spiritual well-being and lead you to God.

Weekly Session on Thursdays at 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Beginning on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Held in the PLC, John Paul II Room

Consecration will take place on November 1st.

*The cost of the book is $15. Cash or checks made out to St. Ambrose can be brought to the first meeting.

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Small Faith Sharing Groups

Would you like to connect with other women, men, couples in your faith and form strong bonds and friendships that can last years? Consider joining or starting a small faith sharing group. Saint Ambrose can provide you with the material your group will use. There are excellent resources available at as well. Small faith sharing groups are so flexible. You can join or schedule a time that best works for your busy schedule. You can meet weekly or monthly or whatever your group decides. You can meet at the church, a restaurant, or your home. Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect in faith with others.
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Bible Studies

Little Rock Scripture Study

Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 pm  OR
Wednesday mornings 9:30 – 11:00 am
Held in Lehner Center, Luke

Thought to be the earliest of the four Gospels, the Gospel of Mark is a fast-moving, vivid account of the ministry, suffering, and death of Jesus. Enter into a rich encounter with this preacher, wonder-worker, and messiah, whose very life delivered an urgent message about repentance, transformation, and the meaning of suffering in a life poured out for others.

Mark Oldfield will be leading us through this study of Mark beginning Monday, September 20 or Wednesday, September 22.

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Dennis Koeth’s Bible Study

Every 3rd Wednesday from 7:15-8:45 pm
Held in Hilkert Hall
Beginning Wednesday, October 6!

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.

Register online on this page or contact Dennis at

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Walking with Purpose

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.

Are you looking for a way to refuel and be refreshed, make authentic connections with other women, and learn more about God?  It’s time to come back to community and join Walking with Purpose this fall at Saint Ambrose.

Our Mission:  to help every Catholic woman and girl in America encounter Jesus Christ through our Bible studies.

Our Vision:  to create a future where more Catholic women and girls deepen their relationships with Jesus Christ, so that eternity-changing transformation will take place in their hearts—and, by extension—in their families, in their communities, and ultimately, in our world.

Welcome to Opening Your Heart: The Starting Point

Beginning September 21, 2021

Tuesday mornings from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in Mother Teresa Room. Child care will be offered.
Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Hilkert Hall

Virtual Session: Thursday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Please note time change.)

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.

  • How can I conquer my fears?
  • What is the role of the Holy Spirit in my life?
  • What does the Eucharist have to do with my friendship with Christ?
  • What are the limits of Christ’s forgiveness?
  • Why and how should I pray?
  • What is the role of suffering in my life?
  • What challenges will I face in my efforts to follow Jesus more closely?

So what are you waiting for?  SIGN UP NOW!

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Legion of Mary

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.

Special Dates:

  • Sunday, August 15, 2021, Feast of the Assumption “Bowing Ceremony” just before the 5:00pm Mass
  • Sunday, August 22, 2021, Queenship of Mary (Rosary before the 7:30 and 9:00AM Mass)
  • “Hail Mary Project” to begin October 1, 2021, (pre-printed cards with Virgin Mary picture and wording of Hail Mary to pray daily from September 1st thru October 31, 2021.
  • Saturday, September 4, 2021, “Eucharistic Procession” Legion of Mary 100th Anniversary 1921-2021 Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland, 1007 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114 Holy Mass 11:00AM – Procession 12:00PM
  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021 (1st Praesidium of Legion of Mary formed by Frank Duff) 100th Year Anniversary and vigil celebration of Mary’s Birthday. (Rosary in chapel at 6:00PM)
  • Sunday, September 12, 2021, Most Holy Name of Mary (Rosary before 7:30 and 9:00 AM Mass)
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021, Our Lady of the Rosary – (Mass 5:30 PM followed by Rosary & Legion prayers including Consecration to Mary similar to Acies program held in October, 2020, but will not be called the Acies.
  • Saturday, October 9th, 2021, “Power In My Hands” Movie Night
  • Saturday, October 16th, “America Needs Fatima” Rosary praying at Strongsville Gazebo on square at 12:00 Noon
  • Rosary table in Vestibule and Narthex for October “Month of the Rosary”

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