Come to us, O Lord of Glory and shine in our hearts.
Come to us, O Lord of Glory and make us anew.
Lord, we wait for you. Lord, we wait for you.
Lord, we wait for you. Come, Lord of Glory.

Throughout the Advent Season, listen over and again to this beautiful, hopeful song.   Let it become your prayer asking God to come to you…come to your family…come to our world…and show us the way of peace and love – the way of God’s glory.

Upcoming Advent & Christmas Events

Advent Tea with Sr. Donna Marie, OSU

December 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Advent Tea Saturday, December 3 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Hilkert Hall Join us this advent at our [...]

Breakfast with Santa

December 4 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Our magical Winter Winterland is back! Come for a great pancakes & sausage breakfast, fun crafts & photos with Santa [...]

December 8th | Destination: Columbus | 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Itinerary: Depart Saint Ambrose by bus at 9:00 am. [...]

Music Ministry Advent Concert

December 9 @ 7:00 pm

Music Ministry Advent Concert Friday, December 9th | 7:00 pm Ring in the joy of this season as you listen [...]

Advent Mini VBS

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Advent Mini VBS:  Journey to the Manger! Saturday, December 10th | 9:00 am - 11:00 am in the Gym We [...]

Advent & Christmas Newsletter

Join us for Christmas Mass

Can you hear the angels sing? Gloria!

This Christmas, and always, we have every reason to rejoice for the Lord, Emmanuel is with us. To live in the awareness of God’s faithful, ever-present love gives each of us the hope and love we need at Christmas and always!!

We need Christmas – better said – we need Christ more than ever. He is the Light that can lift our hearts, brighten our days, and show us the way to a blessed and hopeful future.

Our parish is centered on Christ. We have wonderful opportunities for you, your family and friends and our entire community to come together to celebrate the hope and joy of this season.

And the angels sang out, “Gloria…Gloria…Gloria to God in the highest!”

Father Bob Stec

Christmas Mass Schedule

May our celebration of the First Noel inspire us to find real joy and greater love in Jesus Christ this Christmas and always.

Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24
4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 12:00 Midnight
Masses held in Church and Hilkert Hall.
8:00 pm and Midnight Mass in Church only.

Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25
8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 noon
All Masses held in Church.

Advent Faith & Fellowship Groups

4 Week Series begins November 27!

Advent is a great time to join a Faith & Fellowship Group to connect with other women, men, and couples in your faith and form strong bonds and friendships that can last years. The best part is you can pick a time that fits your busy schedule. You can meet at the church, a restaurant, or your home. Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect in faith this Advent as we await the Christ Child.

See Advent Topics for this year and sign up!

 

Advent Kindness Pines

Share in the spirit of Christmas…

It’s that time of year again…when giving is the reason for the season. During the Advent season, please look for a Kindness Pine situated at the doors of the church. These trees are filled with tags that indicate a small need that will make a great difference to someone. TAKE A TAG or TWO! Please attach the tag to the unwrapped gift so we can get it to the correct person.

All gift items are due by Sunday, December 11.

Hope & Healing for the Season

Hope for the Holidays

Saturday, December 10, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
For those who have lost a loved one, find comfort and peace during the holiday season.

Hearts of Hope Widows Support Group

Tuesday, December 21, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
All are invited to come and find good conversation, healing and hope.

Healing Hearts Winter 2023 Session

Here to help children who have lost a loved one. We will focus on bringing hope, healing, and joy to your child. Our new 6-week session will begin on Wednesday, January 18, and will meet weekly from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in Lehner Center, Luke. Contact Jennie Porco at 330.460.7317 or JPorco@StAmbrose.us to RSVP or for more information.

Advent Family Resources

Bambinelli Blessing

On the weekend of December 18/19 we will be handing out this printable as you bring your baby Jesus to the altar. Please feel free to print this resource from home! It includes the Bambinelli Blessing, Christmas Prayer for Present Opening Time, A Christmas Blessing and a Blessing for the Family Christmas Tree.

Enjoy this wonderful tradition with your family!

DOWNLOAD: Bambinelli Blessing Sheet

Christmas Printables

Take your kids on an epic 4-part journey that explores the Christmas story as presented in the prophets, and the gospels of Matthew and Luke.  Parents, this guide will allow you to explore the Christmas story over four exciting weeks with your children. Each devotional includes a Bible video, Scripture reading, discussion questions, and more!

DOWNLOAD: Christmas Lesson Plan

Mary and Joseph – Spot the Difference Activity Sheet

DOWNLOAD: Mary and Joseph Christmas Spot the Differences