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

Reconciliation Times for Lent
Special times to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Lent are as follows:

Communal Celebrations
 Monday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM
 Tuesday, March 24th at 1:15 PM & 2:30 PM
 Sunday, March 29th at 3:00 PM

Individual Celebrations
 Saturdays before Mass: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tuesdays after Mass at 6:00 PM
 Friday, March 27th at 8:30 AM
 Saturday, March 28th: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
 Monday, March 30th at 8:30 AM
 Tuesday, March 31st at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, April 1st at 6:00 PM

Act of Contrition

Holy Week Schedule

  • Holy Thursday - April 2
    7:00 PM Mass

  • Good Friday - April 3
    Living Stations - 12:00 PM
    Good Friday Services - 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

  • Holy Saturday Easter Vigil - April 4
    8:00 PM Mass

  • Easter Sunday Masses - April 5
    7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, & 11:30 AM

All Eucharist Ministers and Ushers are reminded to please make sure to sign up to serve at our Holy Week and Easter Liturgies. Sign up sheets are available in the ministries room or you can contact Lisa Cressy and she will be happy to sign you up. Thank you for serving our community so generously!

The Living Stations
The Saint Ambrose of Woodbury Drama Ministry will once again be offering a powerful opportunity to pray the way of the cross with their presentation of The Living Stations on:

  • Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 PM
  • Friday, March 27 at 7:00 PM
  • Palm Sunday, March 29 at 1:30 PM
  • Good Friday, April 3 at Noon

Summer Stretch Sign Up
Summer Stretch 2015 forms are now available:

Please contact Patti Watkins for more information.

Vacation Bible School Sign Up
Everest Vacation Bible School will take place the week of June 15-19. We are excited to announce that the registration period for our Everest VBS is now open! Visit VBS 2015 for more information and forms. We are looking forward to another great week of sharing God’s love with our young people!



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.