As you can see, the weeds really appreciated our late start on the grass. Thankfully, we have a plan that will minimize costs for herbicides and lots
of additional water. The simple strategy is to raise the lawn mower deck. Basic biology should help us out. Weeds need lots of sun. Allowing the grass blades a chance to “shade them out” is an inexpensive approach. Attempting to give grass a crew-cut in warm weather is simply an invitation for weeds. This approach simply leads to an endless cycle of more chemicals and more water. We will likely need to use some herbicide here and there and keep it to minimum. Of course, there are no objections if you feel compelled to rip some out on your own. It looks like most of the plants made it through the recent dry period thanks to those who stopped by to water! They are currently busy expanding their root systems, so look forward to May-June 2020 when they can spend more time on the blooms. ~Paul Crosser
Eucharistic Procession & Breakfast Update
Read here a thank you note from Fr. Charles about the Procession. Click here to read the note
To date we have received 130 gift/pledges totaling $35,200 towards our goal of $47,532 making us $12,232 away from our goal. Gifts/ Pledges can be made online by clicking here
Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible
Many Catholics want to read the Bible but get bogged down by the long stretches that seem not to make sense or get lost among the sea of Old Testament names and places. Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible, an eight-part Bible study, helps you uncover the story woven throughout Scripture, so you can get the “big picture” of the Bible and understand what it’s all about. Aided by a unique color-coded Bible TimelineTM Chart that arranges the key people, places, and events of the Bible in chronological order, Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible will help you pick up the Bible with confidence and understand how you fit into God’s plan. We will be offering this study, Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible at BOTH parishes. St. Ambrose will be on Tues. evening at 6 pm starting Sept. 10th. and St. Pat’s will be on Wed. evening at 6:30 pm. starting Sept. 11th. Participants will meet every week to view an engaging video presentation followed by a time of lively group discussion and fellowship. For more information or to register, please see the sign-up sheets in the gathering space.
Food Pantry News
This month we’ll be collecting for the Food Pantry on the 5th Sunday June 30-31st. Items they are always in need of include; pancake mix, syrup, canned fruit, vegtables, and soup, cereal, tuna helper, tuna, bar soap, shampoo, laundry soap, dish soap, TP, toothpaste, and toothbrushes.
Financial Peace University
St. Ambrose Parish is hosting Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University beginning Thurs. Sept. 19 – Nov. 21 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the parish center. This class has helped millions of people experience new freedom and margin in their lives. It will help you apply biblical principles to your finances so you can WIN with your money. We have registration kits purchased & available already. Cost is $75/couple if signed up by Sept. 6th and $90/couple after that date. If needed, babysitting will be offered. Please email facilitator Cathy Raines if you wish to register: email@example.com or register or call St. Ambrose office 787-4593
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults begins Tuesday, September 10. Do you know someone you would like to invite to study the Catholic faith? Maybe a family member, a neighbor, or a friend? Brochures for RCIA are in our wooden cabinets by the doors. Pick one up today and invite someone to start their journey towards Jesus Christ as a member of the Catholic faith community. For more information, contact Barb at 793-7373 ext. 214, firstname.lastname@example.org
Up-coming Men’s & Women’s Cursillo Weekends
Men’s weekend: Sept. 19-22
Women’s weekend: Oct. 17-20
Please call your parish office for more information
St . Ambrose now provides Online Giving
A convenient and safe way to make a one-time or recurring donation. Getting started is easy, just visit our website and click on the Online Giving link (located on the left hand side). When you participate, your gift will be securely transferred directly into the parish bank account. You won’t have to remember to write a check or stop by the ATM on the weekend. “I Give” cards will be available to drop in the basket for those who would like to continue “the tradition”. If you sign up by Ash Wednesday your name will be placed in a drawing for some prizes! Sign up soon!
A great way to remember your loved ones who are gone
We are in need of DAILY MASS INTENTIONS. Our weekend Mass intentions fill up, but we’re in need of daily Mass intentions. Having a Mass said for a loved one is a great way to pray for and remember our deceased loved ones, Catholic or Protestant. You can also have a Mass said for a Special Intention. Although it is wonderful if you can attend the Mass, it is not necessary. As a reminder, Mass intentions need to be paid prior to the date of the intention. The usual Mass stipend is $10. Also if a weekend Mass is scheduled for a family member or loved one, and you would like to take the gifts up during Mass, please let the Ushers know.