Diocesan Development Drive 2020: Abound in Hope
Pledge packets for the 2020 Diocesan Development Drive are available at all exits of the church. Please take one as you leave to learn how your pledge makes a difference in our faith community. Please pledge what you can as it benefits us all.
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 last year’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/
Last year’s 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
St. Ambrose is happy to provide a light luncheon following a funeral at the Church for up to 50 people. Please note: Luncheons are suspended until further notice. Arrangements must be made in advance by contacting Sarah Maland, bereavement coordinator at 801-485-9324 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 or email@example.com. Please note: Most skilled nursing facilities are currently on lockdown. If you would like to volunteer for this ministry, please contact Sarah.
Choir rehearsals are held on Sundays following 11:00 AM Mass. Please join us from approximately 12:15-1:00 pm. All are welcome! Choir rehearsals are suspended until further notice.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 is suspended until further notice.
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 email@example.com 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 email Mary Ann Daly, club president, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please note: All Club activities and meetings are suspended until further notice.
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. Please note: All Guild activities and meetings are suspended until further notice.
For information contact the parish office at 801-485-5610 or .
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Knights of Columbus
St Ambrose Council #15418
Grand Knight Richard (Dick) F. Hall Trustee
801-891-9792 John Steffen
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. Please note: All Council meetings and activities are suspended until further notice.
RESPECT FOR LIFE MINISTRY
The Respect for Life Ministry is just getting organized and we welcome your participation. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in Gosselin Hall. Please note: All meetings and activities are suspended until further notice. 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.
Troop 3202 - Cub Scouts
Troop 202 - Boy Scouts
Troop 919 - Daisy Scouts
Troop 383 - Brownie Scouts (2nd grade)
Troop 1724 - Brownie Scouts
Troop 326 - Junior Scouts
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 activites 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. Please note: All practices and games are suspended until further notice.