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Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Ages 4-11

We invite your family to join us for a faith–filled, fun and exciting week that serves to support families as you work to help your children learn about Jesus.

Send your children on an adventure…both imaginative and impacting!  At VBS, children will discover they’re priceless to God. VBS is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences campers will see, hear, touch and even taste. Plus we will help the children discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life-something we call God Sightings.  Visit the VBS page for the latest information.

Journey with Jesus Preschool Preschool Parish School of Religion

Sunday mornings, starting September 2022 through Spring 2023

Young children learn easily through song and stories. Preschool years are the best time to share the songs of our faith and stories about Jesus. Our Preschool PSR is designed to help you, as parents, teach your child the songs and stories that will stay with them forever. Sunday mornings during the school year, we invite your child to join others their age, so we can help form their hearts in the ways of our loving, caring, and faithful God as they “Journey with Jesus!”

  • WHEN: during the 9:00 and 10:30 am Sunday Masses, September through April.
  • WHO: Children 3, 4 and 5 years old (including kindergarten children) are welcome.

We know it can be challenging for families with young children to participate weekly in Mass. This program helps young children grow in faith through age appropriate experiences and develop friendships with peers in our parish while you attend Mass. It’s a win-win for everybody!

We start back up in September – Make sure you register today!


Janet Majka, 330.460.7321 or

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Inviting Children Grades K-3

During Mass at 4:30 pm Saturday, 9:00 am and 10:30 am Sunday

We all know young children can have trouble sitting still during Mass.  At CLOW, they can listen and ask questions while we discuss the readings and Gospel. It’s amazing to see them engage!

The priest will invite them to come forward after the Opening Prayer, receive a blessing and head to the chapel with our catechist.

They’ll return right after the homily…giving you a chance to really listen, too.  Children receive a take-home activity sheet which enhances the weekly lesson from the gospel.

No need to sign up! Just tell your children and grandchildren about CLOW and encourage them to join.

Learn More & Invite Your Children to Join Any Weekend!

Upcoming Events

Outdoor Grotto Mass

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come to the Table of the Lord in our beautiful outdoor space in the grotto. Please bring a chair or blanket and celebrate Mass. Held at 6:00 pm at the Grotto: May 21 June 4, 7:00 pm with our Young [...]

Dance Fitnezz

August 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Zumbo Zoe brings Dance Fitnezz to Saint Ambrose!

Donut Sunday

August 21 @ 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

All are welcome in Hilkert Hall following the morning Masses and the noon Mass for donuts, coffee, and fellowship! For more information on any of our Donut Sundays, please reach out to Rebecca Kaaikaula.

Dance Fitnezz

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Zumbo Zoe brings Dance Fitnezz to Saint Ambrose!