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

We want to know what you think!
Can you help make a difference in the future of Saint Ambrose? Recently we began a long-range planning process for our parish. The GROW process is coordinated by the archdiocese to help parishes engage in strategic planning.

Can you invest 15 minutes of your time to help us?
The survey is directed at members of our parish family. It is anonymous and shouldn’t take more than about 15 minutes of your time. It’s a great way to let your voice be heard, and for us to get a sense of what will help our community grow in knowledge, faith, and love of our Lord in the years ahead.

To take the survey visit the following link and follow the easy instructions: Saint Ambrose of Woodbury Parish Survey. Thank you for letting us hear your voice!

Marriage Enrichment Dinner
Deacon Rip and his wife Lilly will share with us what is
needed to achieve intimacy in relationships during their
presentation on “Finding Intimacy” at the Saint Ambrose
Marriage Enrichment Dinner. The dinner will be held at
Oak Marsh Golf Club on Saturday, February 14, 2015. The
schedule for the evening will be as follows:

 4:00 PM - Mass at Saint Ambrose
 5:30 PM - Social begins
 6:00 PM - Dinner (Italian Buffet)
 7:00 PM - Presentation

The cost is $60.00 per couple. Return your Marriage Dinner Registration to the parish office by February 10, 2015. Plan now to join us for this delightful evening! Childcare will be available upon request. Please call 651-768-3015 to request!

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.