Don’t Give Up Chocolate for Lent!

Do something life changing! Sign up today at https://dynamiccatholic.com/bestlentever. Each day beginning on Ash Wed. you will receive daily emails with short videos from Matthew Kelly and a member of his team who share simple ways to bring Jesus into your every day life. This is absolutely FREE. You will encounter Jesus … and yourself … in a deeply personal way!

Catholic Post

We strongly encourage support and readership of our diocesan newspaper, The Catholic Post. We hope all members of our parish will use this valuable resource for Catholic living in our diocese. Follow The Catholic Post on Facebook to get breaking news first and share stories and images of faith with your friends and family. The subscription rate remains at $29, but the campaign also welcomes larger gifts as a practical way to evangelize. Please make checks out and send to The Catholic Post, PO Box 1722, Peoria, IL 61656 or subscribe online at https://thecatholicpost.com/

LADIES – New ENDOW

Study group starting Thursday, 2/15 at 6:30 pm at St. Ambrose Parish and continuing for six weeks. ENDOW stands for Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women. Topic of study will be Pope John Paul II’s Letter to Women. Cost of book is $30. For questions or to register, call Teena Mendoza at 309-781-5457.

Trivia Night Feb 10th

Due to very low reservations the Trivia night scheduled for this Saturday Feb 10th will be cancelled.  If you know of any team that does not have Internet access please let them know.

New Financial Peace Class Offered

St. Ambrose Parish is hosting Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University beginning Thurs. Feb. 15 – April 12 from 6:30-8 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 $90/couple.  You can register on-line at http://www.fpu.com/1058166

Liturgical Ministries Needed

We are in desperate need of Lectors for the 11:00 Mass on Sundays especially while our snowbirds are away. Please contact Jerry Fowler at 269-3786 if you can help out.

 

An historic Catholic school scholarship opportunity is available

For families and donors starting January 24, 2018. Families sending their children to Alleman and/or Jordan Catholic Schools could see 50-100% of their tuition and fees paid via scholarship from the Invest in Kids Act, passed recently by the Illinois legislature. Beginning January 24, families should apply at www.EmpowerIllinois.org. Scholarships will be awarded on a first -come, first-serve basis, so don’t delay in applying! Individual and business taxpayers can earn a 75% tax credit for contributions made to this scholarship fund that benefits our Catholic schools. Individual donors have the option to direct their contribution directly to Alleman or Jordan. We recommend that you register now at www.mytax.illinois.gov to be able to contribute to this program and enjoy the 75% tax credit. Key information and the most up-to-date news for both families and donors on this historic opportunity for Catholic schools is available at www.allemanhighschool.org or www.jordanschool.com. Alleman and Jordan are committed to helping families work through the application process and to answer donor’s questions. For more information please contact the Alleman and Jordan principals or business managers today! Alleman High School 309-786-779 ~ Jordan Catholic School 309-793-7350 x202

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 stambrosemilan@gmail.com you might see them online here and on facebook.

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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.

Spotlights

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 stambrosemilan@gmail.com.