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Thank you to everyone who helped make our parish picnic a great success! We are blessed!

Congratulations to our raffle winners!

Thank you to these parishioners and businesses who donated prizes:

Parishioners: Michael Colosimo, Paul Dupey, Louis and Perla Gustilo

Businesses: Walmart, Boesen the Florist, Tupelo Honey, Fareway, Noah’s Ark, Home Grown, Beaver Creek Golf, Science Center, and Blank Park Zoo

Can and Bottle Recycling for the Youth

The weekend of October 28-29, we will hold a monthly recycling event where you can bring your empty bottles and cans to St. Ambrose and we will recycle them. The deposit proceeds from these recycling efforts will go towards our youth programming. Watch the bulletin for more details!

shelves at SVDP food pantry

Canned and boxed foods of many kinds are given to SVDP to share.

Refrigerators at SVDP food pantry

Lots of fresh, nutritious food also available through SVDP.

First Weekends of the Month

Help Those in Need by Donating Items to SVDP

September 2 & 3 and September 30 & October 1

The baskets near the altar will be ready to receive your foods that don’t need refrigeration, or items to clean homes and bodies – or cash gifts to help SVDP buy what’s most needed today for the pantries.

Thank you for sharing this way around the First Sunday every month!

Do you need food or items for your home?

Nutritious food – including eggs, vegetables, fruit and milk – are available to you FREE at the SVDP food pantries. You choose the items your family likes and needs most.

  • You can call SVDP to set up a food pantry appointment: 515-282-8327
  • Our St. Ambrose SVDP volunteers can go with you and help you make your appointment. Call Anita at 515-249-4490 to begin.

Click HERE to learn more about the St. Ambrose chapter of St. Vincent de Paul

Diaper and Wipes Drive Coming in October

Watch the bulletin and the October newsletter for more information about our upcoming diaper drive. The St. Ambrose Walking with Moms team will be collecting donations of diapers and wipes at all Masses the weekend of October 14 and 15. Diapers and wipes will be shared with parish families on Sunday, October 22.

The St. Ambrose Walking with Moms team hopes to stay in touch with expecting and new moms in the parish. If you want to let us know you are expecting a baby or have welcomed a new baby in your family, send us an email at or leave us a message by calling the parish office. We would love to be able to pray for you by name as you await the day your baby is born and send our best wishes when he or she arrives!

Click HERE to learn more about Walking with Moms in Need

Keep Your Info Up to Date

We are working on updating our parish records. If you have moved or changed your email or phone number, please contact the parish office with your new information. Thank you!

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