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News from St. Ambrose

Confirmation Candidates Enrollment Ceremony and Rehearsal –  The Sacrament of Confirmation for the grade 7 students of our parish is quickly approaching. Students are asked to attend any of the Masses on Saturday, February 29 at 5pm, or Sunday, March 1st at either 9:00 am or 11:00 am. The enrollment ceremony and rehearsal will be held immediately after Mass.

First Reconciliation and Communion candidates – the preparation program will resume on the weekend of March 7 and 8, after any of the weekend Masses.

Children’s Liturgy  at both 9:00 am  and  11:00 am Mass   At the beginning of Mass children will be invited to come forward to follow the leader downstairs to our Children’s Liturgy room. At the offertory, the children will return upstairs and sit as a group in the front pews for the remainder of Mass. (no registration required)

Pizza day on Friday Feb 21 changed to Thursday Feb 20

Due to the schools being closed on Friday Feb 21 Pizza day is changed to Thursday therefore anyone who has purchased pizza for the 21st will receive it on the 20th.

  • All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed on Friday, February 21, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Friday, February 21, 2020. This decision affects all Catholic district school boards in Ontario.

Bus 48

We received notification bus 48 will be late it has just arrived here at St Vincent de Paul

All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed on Friday, February 21, 2020

  • All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed on Friday, February 21, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Friday, February 21, 2020. This decision affects all Catholic district school boards in Ontario.

As a result of this strike, all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be closed on February 21.

All programs offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on February 21 —  with the exception of Personal Support Worker programs, which will run on their normal schedules.

All WCDSB extended day programs will be open for the day as usual (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for students currently registered in the program.

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

OECTA’s previously announced job actions will remain in effect before and after February 21.

As before, we remain hopeful the two sides will return to the bargaining table quickly and will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students.

St Ambrose News

Prayers for the Sick – Wednesday mornings 10:00am – 10:30am in the Church, everyone is welcome to join with other parishioners to pray for those among us who are suffering from illness and who need our prayers for healing and strength.  This is a weekly prayer gathering.  Please use the South Street side door.

Parents in Touch Prayer Group of St. Ambrose Parish, invites you to join them on Tuesday mornings, at 10:00 am for the Rosary, and other prayers, at the side altar of Our Blessed Mother. Come pray for parents, children, family, friends, teachers and one another.

Exercise for Adults/SeniorsTuesday and Thursdays at St. Ambrose Church from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon in our Church Hall.  Join us for fellowship as together we exercise to maintain and improve upon our physical, mental, emotional and social well-being. This is offered by a trained volunteer through Community Support Connections.

St. Ambrose Parish Children’s Catechism Program 
• Religious education for Grades 1 – 8
• Sacramental Preparation

  • RCIC: Rite of Christian Initiation of Children

This on-going program is offered by the Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate offers children’s religious education Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Church Hall. The program is open to students in non-Catholic schools, as well as Catholic schools.   The program has already begun but new registrants are welcome.  Please contact Sr.Bernadette at srbernadette@solisisters.ca  to inquire about the program.

Children’s Liturgy at both 9:00 am  and  11:00 am Mass  At the beginning of Mass children will be invited to come forward to follow the leader downstairs to our Children’s Liturgy room. At the offertory, the children will return upstairs and sit as a group in the front pews for the remainder of Mass. (no registration required)

Bus Delay

Due to unforseen circumstances bus 17 is delayed and will be at the school ASAP

JK Registration

JK Registration is Feb 5 and  Feb 6 if you have a child or know someone in our school boundary that was born in 2016 please call the office at 519 740 0678 to book an appointment. Mrs. Bartlett and Mrs. Soares would be happy to answer any questions…

Pizza Reminder

Just a reminder pizza for the end of Jan, Feb and March closes on Jan 21 don’t forget to go on school cashonline to order your pizza.