Message From Pastor

Welcome to St. Ambrose! We are so glad you are able to join us today to celebrate the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Am I a grumbler? Many of Jesus’ parables are difficult. We are invited to place ourselves in the story. Which character do we identify with? To which group would we belong? Sometimes we … [Read more…]

Message from Pastor

Welcome to St. Ambrose ! We are so glad you are able to join us today to celebrate the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. GOD’S WATCHERS: In the ancient world watchmen were extremely important people. They kept communities safe, and were there to alert them to any impending danger or attack. Before locks, alarms, and … [Read more…]

Message From Pastor

Welcome to St. Ambrose ! We are so glad you are able to join us today to celebrate the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. FOLLOWING CHRIST: If you’ve ever had an unpleasant but somewhat amusing practical joke played on you, then you have some understanding of how Jeremiah feels today when he tells God “good one—you … [Read more…]

Message from Pastor

Welcome to St. Ambrose ! We are so glad you are able to join us today to celebrate the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. ‘Charity begins at home’ can be a very practical and wise guideline. It can also be used selfishly, and on occasion, even unjustly. It can be a coded way of saying what we … [Read more…]

Message From Pastor

Welcome to St. Ambrose ! We are so glad you are able to join us today to celebrate the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. NOTHING TO FEAR: A rabbi was asked why God sends trials and troubles into human lives. “Because God gets lonely for his people” was the reply. There is some resonance with this … [Read more…]

Message From Pastor

Welcome to St. Ambrose ! We are so glad you are able to join us today to celebrate the Transfiguration of the Lord. EYEWITNESSES: Today, the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, is a day of eyewitness accounts. The first, a vision reported by the prophet Daniel, was well known to Jesus and his apostles. … [Read more…]

Message from Pastor

Welcome to St. Ambrose ! We are so glad you are able to join us today to celebrate the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. LISTEN TO YOUR DREAMS: God visits Solomon in a dream, and the scripture story nowhere tells us that Solomon awoke to have this conversation with God! So, still in his dream, Solomon … [Read more…]

Message from Pastor

Welcome to St. Ambrose ! We are so glad you are able to join us today to celebrate the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. THE MERCY, POWER, AND LOVE OF GOD:      The first reading today, from the book of Wisdom, makes its point over and over, at least five times in five verses! God is mighty, … [Read more…]

Message From Pastor

Welcome to St. Ambrose ! We are so glad you are able to join us today to celebrate the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. FRUIT OF THE WORD: The seed is the word of God. The agricultural metaphors in all of today’s readings give richness to the message that the word of God, cultivated in our hearts, … [Read more…]

Message From Pastor

Welcome to St. Ambrose ! We are so glad you are able to join us today to celebrate the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. A HUMBLE KING:  Like a tonal center in music, the note to which we keep returning in today’s readings is humility. We wait in joyful expectation for the coming of our Lord … [Read more…]