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Sunday - 10:00 AM
St. Ambrose Parish Mission Statement
The St. Ambrose Catholic Church recognizes itself as an anchor in the Park Heights Community, and as such we are committed to providing a Beacon of Hope through the Spirit Of Christ and the Sacraments.As one body of Christ, we work to discover our God-Given Gifts, to seek the goodness of God in all people and to heed God's call in the service of others.
Our Mission is to be a witness. We will accomplish this by:
*Development of Partnerships
with other community-base
churches and groups.
St. Ambrose Of Milan - Feast: December 7th
St. Ambrose was born in Gaul, where his father was the Prefect of the Roman Praetorium, about the year 340. His Father died while he was still an infant, and with his mother he returned to Rome, where he enjoyed a good education, learned the Greek language, became a good poet and orator. He late moved to Rome when his brother appointed him Governor of one of the Regions. His virtues in office, and the voice of a child who proclaimed him bishop, marked him out to the people of Milan as their bishop. Both believers and nonbelievers elected him as their first bishop, a position he reluctantly accepted. As he was only a catechumen, he received the Sacrament of Baptism, after which he was consecrated Bishop, in 374, at the age of thirty-four.
After giving his fortune to the Church and the poor, he applied himself to studying the scripture and ecclesiastical writers, placing himself under the instruction of Simplicianus, a priest of the Church of Rome, who later succeeded him in the Archbishopric of Milan. His attack against the Arians was such that by the year 385 very few did not claim Christ as their savior. Ambrose was very influential in settling disputes between Emperors and the Church. He had no difficulty correcting or calling to accountability any politician who he thought was violating the common good.
He had the satisfaction of witnessing the conversion and baptism of the great Saint Augustine, whom he baptized in 387. After a life of labor and prayer the Holy Bishop of Milan died in 397.
According to legend, when St. Ambrose was an infant bees swarmed around his mouth. This lead his father to proclaim, “when he becomes a man he will be a powerful preacher”. His father’s words became true---St. Ambrose preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ boldly and powerfully. He is patron saint of beekeepers and honey makers. His feast day is celebrated December 7th.
Saint Ambrose . . . Pray for Us!
Fourth Sunday Of Advent December 21, 2014 First Reading - 2 Samuel 7: 1-5, 8B-12, 14A, 16 Second Reading - Romans 16: 25-27 Gospel - Luke 1: 26-38