Diocesan Development Drive 2021: Forward Together in Faith and Love
Thank you to everyone who has given their gift to the 2021 Diocesan Development Drive. Your kind generosity to this important drive supports ministries, programs, and services that our parish alone would not be able to support. If you have not yet made your gift to this year’s annual appeal, please consider doing so. No gift is too small. If you have not seen Bishop Solis’ DDD message, take a few minutes and watch his video. Thank you as we all move “Forward Together in Faith and Love.”
Learn more about the Diocese's "Now More Than Ever" Campaign.
Where does your DDD contribution go?
by Chuck Lytle
One of the many missions that the DDD supports is Catholic Community Services (CCS).
Catholic Community Services of Utah’s mission is paramount to our Corporal Works of Mercy here in Utah.
Since 1945, Catholic Community Services (CCS) of Utah has been empowering people in need along the Wasatch Front to reach self-sufficiency. By giving strength to the weakest in our midst, CCS is able to lovingly serve and provide hope to those with the greatest need in our community regardless of race, religion or personal circumstance.
CCS benefits from the Diocesan Development Drive each year. The year over year percentage given by the DDD is based upon funding generated by CCS itself. Through the years it has been between 10%-15%.
CCS has a budget of just over $16M and 2019’s donation income was $16.5M. Twenty-eight percent of the donations are used for immigrant, refugee and other services. Twenty percent is used for homeless and addiction programs, Twelve percent is used for management and other costs. Forty percent is used in various other programs, which you can find out more about on the CCS website. https://ccsutah.org/
2019 private donations came in at $2,752,373. Which is 27% of $10.4M public support including food, clothing and professional services. The other $6M comes from grants and contracts.
Over 80% of those donations go directly to the CCS in Utah.
We as a parish have always met the call from our Bishop to pay forward our good fortune. The CCS is just one of the Missions that will be aided through receiving your donation.
DDD pledge packets can be found at all entrances of the church. Thank you for your support.
DDD Representative St Ambrose Parish
Opportunity for Service for Both Men and Women: CCS is inviting volunteer groups to return to their shifts providing meals for the homeless at the Saint Vincent de Paul Dining Hall. Help is needed packaging and assembling meals. Masks are required. In the past, volunteers from St. Ambrose covered two shifts per month. At this time, we would like to resume service as a group, covering one shift on the third Thursday and Friday of each month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please contact Ann Plantin at 707-499-6291 to volunteer on Thursdays, or Alexa Maland at 801-272-7585 to volunteer on Fridays.
St. Ambrose is happy to provide a light luncheon for up to 50 people following a funeral at the church. Please note: Luncheons are suspended until further notice. Arrangements must be made in advance by contacting Sarah Maland, bereavement coordinator at 801-485-9324 ext. 211 or email@example.com. If you would like to volunteer for this ministry, please contact Sarah.
Home Communion Ministers bring Communion to parishioners unable to attend Mass. Family members and friends of parishioners, or parishioners themselves who are homebound, residing in an assisted living facility or nursing home, in the hospital, in need of support, comfort, or care often request a visit from a Home Communion Minister. If you would like to have a Home Communion Minister bring Communion, please call or email Sarah Maland, Coordinator of Homebound and Bereavement Ministry, at 801-485-9324 ext. 211 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: Some skilled nursing facilities within our boundaries are allowing ministers to visit under certain circumstances. Please contact Sarah for details.
While Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Mass remain suspended at this time, Homebound Ministry has resumed, and we are looking to build up our volunteer numbers again. Homebound ministers take the Eucharist to residents in skilled nursing facilities as well as parishioners who cannot leave their homes. If you are a trained Extraordinary Minister and you would be interested in volunteering for Homebound Ministry, please contact Sarah.
Those interested in volunteering in homebound ministry must be trained prior to beginning. Please contact Sarah for more information on training opportunities.
Choir rehearsals are held on Sundays following 11:00 AM Mass. Please join us from approximately 12:15-1:00 pm in the Vaughan Center. All are welcome! We also rehearse prior to Sunday Mass in the Vaughan Center beginning at 10:15 am.
If you are interested in joining the choir or have some other musical talent you would like to share, please contact Chris Huntzinger, Liturgy and Music Director, at 801-209-3387, or email@example.com.
COFFEE HOUR SOCIAL MINISTRY
COFFEE Social volunteers needed:
Coffee Social is a time for fellowship and community service after the Sunday 8:30 am and 11:00 am Masses. Coffee Hour has resumed!
An opportunity for group volunteering: as a family, as a ministry, or as a school group.
Pick a weekend to serve after both the Sunday 8:30 am and 11:00 am Masses. Email Bruce Baron at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering.
Coffee Social is a place to showcase your ministry or school project while serving our parish community. Groups may showcase and promote their projects, and recruit new members.
An opportunity to share your baking talent if you wish to donate your baked goods to the coffee social.
Coffee Hour is all about sociability.
The 49er's Club (yes, the only stipulation is you must be 49) meets each month socially. The purpose of the club is to promote the spiritual, intellectual and social well-being of its members, and to aid the parish in special projects. Join this fun group for luncheons, holiday parties in the Social Hall, trips to Wendover, and many more fun activities. Please contact the parish office at 801-485-5610 or email@example.com for more information.
ST. AMBROSE WOMEN'S GUILD
The St. Ambrose Women’s Guild was established August 2016 for the purpose of growing our faith through participation in social, service and faith building activities within our parish. Guild meetings are held at 6:30 pm starting with a social, followed by the business meeting at 7:00 pm, every second Wednesday of the month August through June. All women in the parish are welcome to participate.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Knights of Columbus
St Ambrose Council #15418
Deputy Grand Knight
All practicing Catholic Men 18 and older are invited to join us for a Charity, Unity and Fraternity
meeting the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00 pm.
RESPECT FOR LIFE MINISTRY
The Respect for Life Ministry is just getting organized and we welcome your participation. Please contact Mary Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about upcoming meetings and activities. Subscribe to Human Life Action for updates on federal legislation here. Get on our parish e-mail distribution list to stay informed here. Finally, PRAY WITH US!
"Only with prayer - prayer that storms the heavens for justice and mercy, prayer that cleanses our hearts and souls - will the culture of death that surrounds us today be replaced with a culture of life." -- Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities, U.S. Catholic Bishops
St. Ambrose has several scout troops for both boys and girls. See below to find the appropriate troop for your child. Contact the parish office for more information. Please note: All troop meetings and activities are suspended until further notice, unless noted below.
Troop 3202 - Cub Scouts
Troop 202 - Boy Scouts - meetings have resumed Monday nights in the Cosgriff gym at 7:00 PM
Troop 845 - Daisy Scouts (for Kindergarteners and First Graders) - meetings have resumed!
Troop 1760 - Brownie Scouts - meetings have resumed!
Venture Crew 9202 - What is a Venture Crew? Venture Crew is a co-ed scouting program for ages 14 to 20 focused on high adventure outdoor skills, leadership development and fellowship. Venturing is a great way to meet new friends, build lifelong skills, and expand knowledge of the outdoors! For more information, contact email@example.com.
The goal of the parish and school Youth Group is to increase and renew faith formation and pastoral practice with adolescents through prayer, Mass attendance, serving others in need, and recreational/sports activities.
To develop and strengthen Youth Ministry and Youth Leadership training programs and resources within the Catholic Church and broader communities.
To address the spiritual, cultural, and social needs and growth of the youth in the J.E. Cosgriff and St. Ambrose Church community.
To involve adolescents in projects, and activities that will build opportunities for faith formation, spiritual growth, and service to others.
To encourage our youth to live as disciples of Jesus Christ through prayer and Mass attendance.
To develop young people’s critical thinking skills that empower them to analyze contemporary life considering the teachings of the Catholic Church.
To provide developmentally appropriate programs and activities that promote personal and spiritual growth in and outside of the church community.
To nurture the ministry of justice and service in young people and address the causes of human suffering and need. This ministry is central to who we are as God’s people and how we live our faith at home, in our communities and in the world.
Please note: All Youth Group activities and meetings are suspended until further notice.
There are many opportunities for elementary and middle school students in the parish to become involved in a sporting activity in conjunction with J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School. Volleyball, basketball and baseball are a few examples of the available sports offered. Notification will be sent out to parishioners when registration forms are available for individual sporting activities. If you have any questions, please call the parish office at 801-485-5610.