Called together when the need arises, this group of parishioners serves us when we face the loss of a loved one. The parish extends the hospitality of our Church to the family and friends of the deceased by arranging and serving a luncheon or refreshments following a funeral.
Burying the Dead is one of the 7 Corporal Works of Mercy. “The works of mercy are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily necessities. Instructing, advising, consoling, comforting are spiritual works of mercy, as are forgiving and bearing wrongs patiently.” – CCC 2447
Please contact the parish office for funeral arrangements.
St. Ambrose Parish operates a cemetery on parish grounds. Please visit the CEMETERY page for more information and to download a Funeral Information Packet.
Cleaning the Church
Often times the simplest of things can bring the greatest of rewards. Cleaning the church is like cleaning your home except you spend time in the tranquil peace of Saint Ambrose. It usually takes about an hour a week and the cleaning can be done according to your schedule.
Cindy Lowe serves as coordinator in this area that involves the beautification of the parish grounds, which includes the Stations of the Cross Garden.
Finance Council & Money Counters
The finance council meets quarterly and or as required. The council prepares and manages the parish budget and presents an annual report to the parish Membership on the council and Money Counters is by invitation from the pastor.
The Homebound Ministry are ministers who bring the Eucharist to the sick and homebound who otherwise would not be able to partake in the celebration of the Eucharist.
Lainie Horowitz serves as coordinator in this area. Additional information coming soon.
The Saint Ambrose Parish Council meets twice per year. You are welcome to attend meetings as a visitor anytime.
It is a rewarding ministry to pray for others. We have no boundaries as to denomination of faith or reason for being on our list. The only requirement is that they need our prayers!
Ana Martin & Kathleen Quinones
The Respect Life Ministry addresses the most crucial need to protect all human life from conception to natural death. We meet on the first Thursday of every month in the schoolhouse at 10:30am. Our activities include the annual Respect Life Contest, Hammering of Crosses at the Mission grounds, March for Life, 40 Days for Life Campaign and Spiritual Adoption. We stand vigil and pray at various abortion centers, distribute information regarding pro-life issues and pray rosaries and novenas for the unborn. In addition, we have an ongoing collection for St. Gerard Campus. Please get involved and share your ideas for this life-saving ministry.
The Welcome Ministers are ministers of hospitality. They maintain an essential role of service on behalf of the St Ambrose parish community. Their welcome and greeting is very often the first encounter for those who come to worship, and they represent the sense of hospitality and community woven into our long parish history. They answer questions, assist, and support the entire Eucharistic celebration. This ministry is a direct response to our calling to serve and demonstrate our love to our neighbor and to Christ.
Dennis Gaetano serves as coordinator of Youth Ministry – additional information coming soon
Additional information coming soon