Welcome to St. Ambrose Parish
Welcome to the web site of St. Ambrose Parish in Endicott, a village in the Southern Tier of New York State. The core of our parish life as expressed in our mission statement is our liturgy, prayer and outreach ministries for the larger community.
Our hope is that this web site, a form of outreach ministry, will provide you with up-to-date information about all aspects of our parish life. We of course invite and encourage you, members and non-members alike, to become actively involved in any activity to which you believe you have been called. Our web site, as well as our facebook page, blog The Ambrosian and Twitter account @StAmbroseParish, also provide you with connections and links to other useful online sites.
More than a century ago, our parish was founded by immigrant families who laid the foundation for our rich spiritual tradition. Our people remain a people of prayer and service — our church a holy place, a place of God's peaceful presence, a place of prayer. The Lord is constantly transforming us to be the people of God He calls us to be.
May this web site be a source not only of information to you, but of inspiration as well. God bless our parish and our people.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Donald Bourgeois, pastor
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Mass Times & Office Hours
Special times are marked in red.
MASS: Daily: 7:45 a.m., 12:05 p.m.; Saturday: 8:30 a.m., 5:15 p.m. vigil; Sunday: 8 & 10:15 a.m., 12:05 & 7 p.m.; Holy Days: 5:15 p.m. vigil, that day 7:45 a.m., 12:05 & 5:15 p.m. THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE: Nov. 28: 9 a.m.; Nov. 29: 12:05 p.m. No confessions either day. CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE: Dec. 24: 4 p.m. (Christmas Pageant preceding it at 3:45), 6:30 p.m. Dec. 25: Midnight, 9 a.m. [Updated Nov. 14, 2013]
WESTERN BROOME COUNTY CHURCHES, for other local Mass times click here.
To have a Mass said, call or stop by the office during work hours to request a date and intention. We ask for an offering of $10 for each Mass.
CONFESSION: NOTE NEW TIMES Weekdays: Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 11:30 - 11:50 a.m. (with an earlier time on First Friday) and on Tuesday & Thursday from 7:30 to 7:40 a.m. Saturdays: 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. [Updated Nov. 13, 2013]
FIRST FRIDAYS: Schedule for the first Friday of each month: Exposition at 10:30 a.m.; Adoration 10:30 - 11:20 a.m.; Confessions heard from 11:15 - 11:40 a.m.; Rosary & Litany for Vocations at 11:20 a.m.; Benediction at 11:45 a.m. and Mass at 12:05 p.m. [Updated June 27, 2013]
OFFICE: Mon. - Thurs., 9 - 4; Friday, 9 - 1. Phone: 607-754-2330 Fax: 607-785-6947. [Updated Nov. 13, 2013]
VOTIVE/SANCTUARY CANDLES: Votive candles can be lit in front of the statues of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Blessed Mother, St. Joseph and St. Ambrose. To lessen the fire risk we have switched to glass candle holders that are more expensive, therefore suggested donations will be $3, $4 or above. Put your donation in the envelopes provided on the request container just inside the parking lot entrance to the church. To request the sanctuary lamp for a week, please call the rectory.
ARE YOU A SHUT-IN? The Syracuse Diocese is now posting its Sunday TV Mass for Shut-ins on its website. Click HERE to view the Mass at your convenience. Scroll down to the YouTube window.
Note: At the atrium entrance (located next to the parking lot between the church and school) you will find a ramp and elevator that provide access for the disabled to the rectory, church and Msgr. Carey Hall. Also, a Hearing Assistance System is available for use within the church. Contact an usher if you would like to use a unit during Mass.
Join St. Ambrose Parish
If you are interested in joining the faith-filled community of St. Ambrose, download our printable Parish Census form HERE, fill it out and and mail it to St. Ambrose Church, 203 Washington Ave., Endicott, NY 13760. If you have further questions, please call the parish office at 754-2330 (Mon. - Thurs. 9-4, Fri. 9-1). Don't forget to stop by and introduce yourself, too.
Click here for directions to our church.
Parish Mission Statement
“The mission of the Catholic community of St. Ambrose is to grow in faith and spirituality as we seek to proclaim and live the gospel through our liturgy, prayer and charitable works for all God's people.”
Parish Prayer Requests
For information on our Prayer Network, call the rectory during office hours, 607-754-2330. You can fill out the request form below:
Our Patron Saint
St. Ambrose was one of the four original doctors of the church. He lived from about 337 to 397 A.D., and though he was a lawyer and neither baptized nor schooled in the faith, he became the Bishop of Milan, Italy. When the Bishop of Milan died, the Arians (a splinter branch of Christianity that did not believe in the Holy Trinity) fought with the Trinitarians for control of who would succeed him. When Ambrose went to the basilica to urge each side to maintain peace and discuss the decision civilly, the crowd began to chant "Ambrose for bishop!" He did not want the post after he was given the title and hid among a family he knew. He was given up to the authorities and within a week was baptized, ordained and installed as bishop. Upon taking up his post, Bishop Ambrose adopted a simple lifestyle and gave much of his possessions away. He is also known for founding a new style of writing hymns, called Ambrosian.
St. Ambrose's feast day is celebrated on December 7.