Blue Cross Mission Ladies

St. Ambrose Parish Blue Cross Mission members meet monthly to sew quilts of various sizes according to the needs of the receivers.  Quilts are given to Iowa City Vets Hospital, local nursing homes, homeless shelters, and especially to mothers-to-be and small children.  A pot luck lunch is served at noon, followed by business meeting. Working for the needy of the area is very rewarding and strong friendships are formed.  All ladies may join, even non servers.
Blue Cross Mission Ladies will meet on Tuesday of each month, September through June (depending upon the the temperature), from 9:00 to 3:00 to work on quilts and have their monthly meeting.  Women of our parish please consider to join them and meet other women of our parish.  Bring a dish for potluck luncheon.  Any questions, please call Sister Claudia at the Parish Office at 787-4593 Learn more.

St. Ambrose Knight’s of Columbus

St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus Council 12576 meets monthly with the exception of December when we do not have a general meeting.  Our Council was started in Dec 1999 and meets the needs of our Parish and our Community.  We hold fund raisers to benefit such needed projects as St. Jude’s, Pro-life activities, Milan Santa, Coats for Kids, Literacy for everyone, Muscular Dystrophy.  We help support local Catholic education with Scholarships to Jordan and Alleman, and we help support seminarians in the Peoria Diocese.
Our Council meets in the Parish center on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. All actively practicing catholic gentlemen are welcome to join our ranks. Learn more.

Legion of Mary

Seven active members meet every Thursday at 9:15 am in the Parish Center. (135 Auxiliary members pray daily). Action Legion members work to improve their knowledge of the faith and how to live it, and bring others closer to Christ with the help of Mary. Their priorities are acts of (1) Conversion-Evangelization, bringing someone closer to Christ through visits to jails, prisons, and contact on streets, (2) Conservation – also Evangelization (613) hours of child care for other persons, Cub Scout leadership, transported those in need to Mass, or food pantry, promoted the Rosary & Miraculous Medal, supplied 570 Holy cards to teachers at Jordan Catholic School for students, and sent Rosaries to the Chaplain at VA Hospitals for their patients, (3) Consolation – (485 Hours) of visits to take Holy Communion to Homes, Hospitals & Nursing Homes, attend wakes and funerals, visit the sick at hospitals and nursing homes, send Christmas Cards to the residents in the local Nursing Homes (463) and the Legion Auxiliary members (135). This is just a highlighted version of our 14th Annual Report. Active Catholics are invited to pray and study with us at our meetings.

Parish Council


Our parishioners are invited to join for lunch at 11:30 am followed by cards.  The luncheon is held the third Thursday of each month with the choice of restaurant listed in the parish bulletin in advance.  Any questions contact the parish office, 787-4593.