Please Join Us On Sunday, October 15

following the 8:00 am Mass in the NW classroom! Kathy Schluter will be serving her famous homemade doughnuts and cinnamon rolls! Coffee, tea, juice, fruit, and other goodies will be served as well. We will show a short video about the beauty of God’s plan for marriage and families, followed by some discussion.  All are welcome!

Please Note

Due to a change in the Bishop’s schedule, the re-dedication of our church will be SUNDAY DEC. 10th at 1:30 pm. An informal meet and greet with the Bishop will follow immediately after Mass.

Looking Ahead

Looking ahead please note on Sat. Oct. 28th we will NOT have Mass here at St. Ambrose due to the Harvest Mass at St. Pat’s at 5:00 pm. Please plan to come to this Vicariate wide celebration!

Coming This Friday October 13th

On Friday Oct. 13th in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Fatima we will be showing the movie The 13th Day at 6 pm in the northwest classroom.  The movie is an hour and a half.  Bring your own snack!  All are welcome!

Open House Planning Committee

Don’t miss out on having your parish group represented at the December 1st Open House. For more information, contact Kelly Hendershot at 309-230-
5558 or The next Open House planning meeting will be on Thursday, September 28th at 7 pm in the Parish Center.


O Come Emmanuel Music Program 2017 has been cancelled due to the events scheduled for Dec 1st and Dec 10th. We hope to continue this event that benefits the Christian Food Pantry, next Dec 2018. Thank you, Jane Hartman

New Mass Schedule

Starting the first weekend in Aug. our Mass times will be changing. Our new schedule will be:

Sat. 5:00 PM St. Ambrose
Sun. 8:00 AM St. Ambrose
Sun. 9:30 AM St. Pat’s
Sun. 11:00 AM St. Ambrose

See the latest on the renovation

We have posted a number of photos on the construction and renovation of our Church.  Click here to see the latest photos.  Check back daily as we are adding photos as quickly as they come in.  If you take your own photos please send email them to you might see them online here and on facebook.

Or if you would like to see the latest video Click here and follow the work.

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.


This month we spotlight one of the longest lasting organizations here at St. Ambrose Parish.  Check back from time to time and see the latest issue of Spotlight and all of the back issues.  Click here to see them.

Communion to the Homebound

If anyone is interested in taking Communion to the homebound either once a week or twice a month please let us know. In this year of Mercy, please prayerfully consider assisting with this Corporal Work of Mercy. You may call the office at 787-4593 or e-mail us at