Bible Study

Several times a year a Catholic Bible Study is offered. Evenings and daytime studies will be made available at different times of the year to meet the needs of our adult and teen parishioners.

Contact: Parish Office: (618) 466-2921

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

RCIA is the process of introducing interested persons gradually into the Catholic Church. In the Christian Initiation of Adults we are concerned with the total formation of the person into believing, living, praying and serving with the Church community. This happens gradually through the periods of Inquiry, Catechumenate, Enlightenment with Initiation at the Easter Vigil and Mystogogia. This year long process is faith formation into a community of believers in Jesus Christ along with doctrinal formation. Team members, sponsors, and ministers of hospitality are of vital importance.

Contact: Greg Mattingly (618) 466-2911

Special Religious Education

Parishioners or non-parishioners who have children with special needs due to mental and/or learning disabilities participate in this religious education program designed to meet the catechetical and social needs of the children. Sacramental preparation is an integral part of the program. Participants share liturgies at Thanksgiving, Christmas and at the end of the school year. Classes run from May through October on Thursday evening from 6:30-7:30 PM.

Contact: Coordinator, Kathleen Wittich (618) 467-7039

Youth Ministry (St. Ambrose Youth Group)

The Youth Ministry Program of St. Ambrose works to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person and it seeks to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the faith community. Members of the group are challenged to be examples of Christ in their everyday lives. Participants in the Youth Group take part in various spiritual, social, and service oriented gatherings within the Parish and throughout the community, the diocese, and the country. The Program consists of ministry to, with, by and for youth and it incorporates seven distinct aspects of youth ministry work. Word, Worship, Creating Community, Guidance and Healing, Justice and Service, Enablement or Empowerment, and Advocacy.

The Youth Group meets once a month from 5:30−7:30 PM in the Parish Pastoral Center to plan activities and discuss current topics. All high school and college age youth are welcome and are considered members. See the Youth Corner in the Bulletin for the latest information on times and dates of meetings and events. 

Contact:  Marcia Dressman (618) 616-1026 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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