Dear Parishioners and Friends,
Today the Church celebrates the Memorial of St. Bridget. The link for Mass can be found here: Today's Mass
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate Update
First profession of vows for the Novices will take place on Saturday, August 1 and then they are on their way to their next phase in formation. We have missed their presence at St. Ambrose for the past four months. We are grateful for the time they were able to worship with us from August 2019-March 2020.
Fr. Frank Kuczera has been appointed the new Director of Novices. Fr. Humphrey Milimo will remain as Associate Novice Director. Br. Pat McGee will begin a sabbatical after serving as the Director of Novices for past several years. The Novitiate will temporarily relocate to Belleville while their property at the end of Levis Lane is renovated over the next year (or so).
I’ve invited Fr. Frank to preside at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, July 26. Fr. Humphrey will concelebrate. Br. Pat will proclaim the readings and the Novices will provide music as prelude and postlude. During this Mass we will extend a special blessing to the Oblates as begin this new chapter in their lives.
Due to current safety measures, a reception and/or receiving line will not be possible this year. Please keep our Oblates in your prayers.
Schedule for the weekend:
Saturday July 25 8:00 a.m. Men’s Bible Study Pastoral Center
9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study Pastoral Center
3:30 p.m. Penance Chapel
4:30 p.m. Mass Church (St. Ambrose)
Sunday July 26 8:00 a.m. Mass Church (St. Ambrose)
8:30 a.m. Communion Service St. Michael, Beltrees
10:30 a.m. Mass Church (St. Ambrose)
Noon Communion Service Church (St. Ambrose)
In your kindness, please remember the soul of Msgr. Tom Holinga, retired priest (for just one year) of our Diocese who died yesterday. We ask God to welcome “Fr. Tom” into his eternal embrace and to give comfort to his family and friends. May he rest in peace!
May God bless you!