pastor Whether you are a visitor, new parishioner, or longtime member, we hope you feel welcome at Saint Ambrose of Woodbury.  We are a growing family of faith with over 12,000 members from 3,400 families.  We focus on helping all parishioners actively live out and grow in our Catholic faith through worship, education, and outreach.  I hope this website helps provide some of the basic information you're seeking about Saint Ambrose.  Please remember that you are always welcome at Saint Ambrose of Woodbury.

Christ's Peace,
Fr. Tom Walker, Pastor

important message regarding the archdiocese filing for bankruptcy

On Friday, January 16, 2015 the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis filed for a financial reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.  Since Saint Ambrose is a separate corporation, this does NOT immediately affect Saint Ambrose of Woodbury - including our school, ECEC, and Extended Day programs.  Answers to many concerns are provided in the following links to the Letter from Archbishop Nienstedt and the list of Frequently Asked Questions.  Of course, we remain very concerned and are keeping in prayer all victims of sexual abuse.

Parish News, Events, & Announcements

Lenten Regulations
The Christian faithful are to do penance through prayer,
fasting, abstinence and by exercising works of piety and
charity. All Fridays through the year, and especially during
Lent, are penitential days.

Abstinence: All who have reached their 14th birthday are to
abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and on all
Fridays during Lent.

Fasting: All those who are 18 or older, until their 59th
birthday, are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
Only one full meal is allowed on days of fasting. Two other
meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according
to one’s need, but, together, they should not equal another
full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids
are allowed. The obligation does not apply to those whose
health or ability to work would be affected seriously. People in
doubt about fast or abstinence should consult a parish priest
or confessor.

The goal the Legacy of Faith Campaign is to reduce our parish debt to put the parish in a stronger financial position, freeing up resources to help us devote more energy toward our core mission to witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ to one another and our greater community through Worship, Education and Outreach. The more we reduce our debt, the more we can live out our mission. Visit Legacy of Faith for more information.

We thank our donors for their generous gifts to our campaign! It's not to late to make a commitment - it takes our whole parish family to build up the Legacy of Faith.



We are located on the southeast corner of Woodbury Drive & Bailey Road. From I-94: Take exit 251 to Woodbury Drive and proceed to the intersection of Bailey Road & Woodbury Drive. From I-494: Exit onto Bailey Road and proceed to the intersection of Bailey Road & Woodbury Drive.