You have finally found a place to call home and people you can call your church family. St. Ambrose Parish is a vibrant, family friendly parish community located in Godfrey, IL.
Whether you were raised Catholic, Protestant, atheist, agnostic, or have never even considered church, religion, and spirituality, there is a place for you here. Our community includes the young & young at heart. We have Cubs and Cardinal fans, soccer moms and golfing dads, children, singles, grandparents, empty-nesters and snow-birds. And we are growing. Come grow with us!
Join us for Mass this weekend and experience our community for yourself! If you'd like to join our parish, click the button below to register online or CLICK HERE to download and print registration form.
Top Reasons to Register at a Parish
- A sense of belonging and identity in a parish community.
- It is a commitment to practice your faith.
- Registration enables the parish pastor and staff to get to know you better, to welcome you and to minister to you. This is especially important during a time of crisis so that the pastoral staff can attend to your spiritual needs and the needs of your family.
- Registration helps you stay connected with your parish and helps your parish stay connected with you. Providing your contact information is important so that parishes provide you timely updates via email, direct mail, phone, etc. Also, if you use offertory envelopes or online giving, you will also receive a year-end statement of your donations for income tax purposes. Once you are registered, please notify the parish office of any changes in address or phone number.
- Registered active members are eligible for sponsor/godparent validation.
What about Children who are 18 Years of Age or Older?
Children are considered members with their parents until they turn 18 years old. Once they are 18, it is their responsibility to join a church family, participate in the Mass and to register as a member independent of their parents.
To the parents of young children:
• God put the wiggle in children–don’t feel you have to suppress those wiggles in God’s house.
• Quietly explain the parts of the Mass and actions of the priest, musicians, ushers, etc.
• Sing the hymns, pray and voice the responses. Children learn behavior by mimicking you.
• Consider sitting toward the front where it is easier for your little ones to engage.
• If you have to leave the Sanctuary with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back. As Jesus said, “Let the children come to me.”