“He always invites us to take a step forward, but does not demand a full response if we are not yet ready. He simply asks that we sincerely look at our life and present ourselves honestly before him, and that we be willing to continue to grow, asking from him what we ourselves cannot as yet achieve.”
Pope Francis
Evangelii Gaudium, 153
EDUCATION: Formed in His Communion

Adult Faith Formation

The pursuit of a relationship with Jesus is a life-long work of grace and perseverance. As St. Ambrose himself once wrote,"every age is mature for Christ!" (De Virginitate, 40).

Adults are encouraged to seek the companionship of parish friends who follow Christ through the life of his universal Church, and often pursue these timeless practices:
Frequent reception of the sacraments
Adoration
Daily readings
The Rosary
Continuing education


Sunday Mornings:
Jesus, Mary, and a cup of Jo'

This ministry began as an opportunity for parents to enjoy some coffee and discuss faith at the same time their children were in Religious Education classes. Currently, meetings are open to all adults in the parish who would like to refresh their own "religious education" on Sunday mornings in the St. Ambrose School Gym from 8:45-9:45 am.  For more information please call Laura Mead at (703) 280-1122 or Lmead@stambroseva.org


Wednesday  Bible Study- James:Pearls for Wise Living

Join us as we study the Book of James.  James is one of the most practical books of the Bible.  This study offer "pearls for wise living" by applying the wisdom of James to our current day.  James offers a wealth of practical solutions for handling  and even sanctifying everyday circumstances. We meet on Wednesdays at 10-11:45a.m. or 7-8:30p.m. in the parish  hall......Come join us!

To register and for more information please contact Laura Mead at 703-280-1122 or  Lmead@stambroseva.org

Cost of binder materials is $40

 


Lightworks "Lectio Divina" Meetings

In recognizing the thirst of many for a deep sense of spirituality based on a more intimate relationship with Christ, Lightworks is aimed to bring about this experience in a communitarian atmosphere.  The program will meet for 14 straight weeks, in which the participants will share the fruit of their reflection in a friendly setting of small groups of 8 people.  There will be printed materials to give guidance for the participants to reflect on passages of Scripture.  The overall direction of the 14 weeks of reflection is to attain the love of God in a personal level, and with this direction, a participant will journey through experiences on the Incarnation, the Passion and the Resurrection.  The next 14 week session will begin in January 2014.  For any questions please contact: Tien Dao at:  Tiendao@cox.net or 703-963-1075

                                                                                      Meeting times:  Thursdays, 7-9pm

St. Ambrose Parish Library
January 2015 - May 2015


Parish Library Committee

The Committee is made up of those who wish to contribute to the study and enjoyment of religious literature.  Those involved help publicize, acquire and make available to parishioners St. Ambrose’s vast collection of religious literature. 
Contact: Sandy Bertini; 703-280-4400

NEWS & EVENTS

Yard Sale Feb 28 7am-12pm

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Lenten Retreat for Women, February 28th
Sr. Clare Hunter, Speaker

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LECTORS NEEDED

Men and Women are needed to Lector at the Sunday, as well as, the Daily Masses. No experience necessary. If you would like to be part of this special ministry, please contact the Parish Office at 703-280-4400.

Building Fund

Would you like to give to the  Building Fund and not sure how? Sign up for Faith Direct and your generous donation can be automatically deducted from any account you like. You can give through a bank checking account or credit/debit card. If you you are interested please contact 1-866-507-8757 or info@faithdirect.com

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Prayer of assent

I am the handmaid of the Lord. Let it be done to me, according to your word.

-Mary of Nazareth


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