Readings Link: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/121217.cfm
Catechism of the Catholic Church: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catechism/catechism-of-the-catholic-church/
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
St. Ambrose Youth Ministry
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.
For current information see the Current Bulletin.