Adult Formation

Adult Formation

ARISE Season 5, starting October 14, 2021!

We are the Good News!

Season 5, the final season of ARISE, will help participants understand themselves as evangelizers and offer strategies for becoming an evangelizing community.

New participants are welcomed!

Bible Study

We have moved Bible Study to the virtual world!  Join us on Thursdays at 6:30PM on Zoom to study, meditate, and learn from the Bible.  This is also a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your fellow parishioners.  To receive a Zoom invite directly from Jim Heller, please forward your name and email information to [email protected] 

The Bible Study is to develop a personal relationship with Jesus through the study and living out the truth in the scriptures.  It is to bring the Word alive in each participant through the action, power, and love of the Holy Spirit.  Each week several chapters of the book being studied are read and discussed.  One book at a time is read until completed.  Everyone gets a chance for comments and has a say in the choice of the next book that is studied.

Small Group Communities


What is meant by Faith-Sharing?

Small Group Communities come together to read specific Scripture passages and then reflect and share with their small group family how the passage speaks to them and how they see God calling them to action in their daily lives.

Small Group Faith-Sharing Communities invite us, through Scripture, to encounter and experience Christ in a more meaningful and personal way.

Bonds are formed within the small group community by sharing how each member believes Christ is speaking to them personally through Scripture and by praying together and opening their hearts to receive the Holy Spirit.

Faith-sharing is rooted in the belief that God is always present and active in our lives and invites us to acknowledge this presence and action with one another in a safe and confidential setting.

Prayer Group

The prayer meeting exists to equip missionary disciples to declare and demonstrate the power and love of God in their sphere of influence through the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  It, also, is to bring the participants into a deeper, more joyful relationship with the Lord, His loving and healing presence, and the true identity of who they really are in Him.  There is a time for sharing what the Lord is or has recently been doing in a person's life and a time to pray for intentions and each other.

The Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Saint Ambrose Church is an organized group of women who gather to practice simple devotions to honor our Blessed Mother. We recite the prayers of the Holy Rosary and the Novena Prayer to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.

The purpose of Sodality is to foster in the hearts of the members a more than ordinary devotion to our Blessed Lady and implore her special protection in life and death.

We are, primarily and foremost, a prayer group and do not practice extraordinary fundraising measures.  Our treasury is comprised mostly of the annual $5 membership fee and a monthly donation of $5 from all of the members who attend the meeting.


With much regret, but for the safety of all, the parish annual retreat will not be held this year due to the implications of COVID-19.  This, as many decisions made in the past few months, was difficult.  As we often hear Msgr. Zemanik say at Mass "Stay Safe", the retreat team, as well, desires this for all parishioners of the parish; to remain safe in heart, mind, body and soul.  As we approach 2021 we will look for hope that we would be able to return to the scheduled retreat.