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We strive to grow in faith through prayer, sacrament, and the sharing of our God-given gifts of time, talent, and treasure. We try to live by our Parish Motto: Finding Union in Communion.
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Again, Welcome and God Bless.
Upcoming Sunday Reflection
CYCLE C MAY 5, 2016
The Ascension of the Lord
"They did him homage and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy." Jesus had just left the disciples. In a dramatic and supernatural moment, he had bid them farewell and then "was taken up to heaven." One might think this departure would have left the disciples feeling very melancholy, but apparently it was not so. They were full of joy as they went back to the city where Jesus had told them to stay, "until you are clothed with power from on high."
This, of course, is a reference to the coming of the Holy Spirit that would happen soon enough at Pentecost. But the disciples did not know the details. They only knew that Jesus was promising them the "Advocate" and some amazing power from heaven, and sending them off with a great mission to preach "repentance, for the forgiveness of sins... to all the nations." And this filled them with joy, even while they waited.
What we often need to remind ourselves is that after the Ascension, the disciples were in a very similar position to us. They were no longer in the physical presence of Jesus. They no longer walked with him, watched him, or heard his voice. Now, carrying on the work of the Gospel was up to them. And so too, now it is up to us. The mission of preaching the good news to all the nations is our mission. And, thankfully, the powerful "clothing" from on high is ours as well.
So, like the disciples we have cause for rejoicing. Jesus reigns in heaven. His Spirit has come upon us. And we are entrusted with the most noble and rewarding task of all, to share our faith with others and bring them to experience the joys of belonging to the kingdom of God.
Vigil: Saturday 4:00pm
1:30pm (Mass in Spanish)
7:30pm (Mass of Need in Chapel)
Monday - Friday: 7:30, 9:00am
National Holidays: 9:00am
7:00pm (Vigil - the evening before)
7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am
(or by appointment)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Divine Mercy Chaplet: 3:00pm
Pray for Priests
Thursdays 9:30am (Marian Chapel)
Monday - Friday:
8:00am - 12:00pm, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 2:00pm
Friday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Daily Rosary: Monday - Friday 8:25am
Holy Hour with Fatima Prayers: Saturday 8:00am
Summer Vacation Bible School
SUMMER VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL:
Mark your calendars to join us for Cave Quest: Following Jesus Into The Light, 8:30a-12:30p each day. RSVP before May 15 includes a Cave Quest T-shirt.
Click here to register online!
Click here to read more about VBS 2016.
If you'd rather not register online, click here for the paper flier with the Reservation Form.
Or to learn more about online giving, click here for the main St. Andrew online giving page.
- Jerry Harrington, Pastoral Assistant for Evangelization
- Dr. Carmine Macedonio, Religious Education Director
- Dcn Edison Gibbons, Parish Youth Coordinator
- Judy Brunson, Pastoral Assistant for Liturgy
- Dr. Thomas James, Music Director
- Mary Ann Nielsen, Parish Business Manager
- Maddy Gioielli, Assistant for Business Affairs
- Robin Green, Administrative Assistant
- Jerry Harrington, Website Administrator - Church
- Bob Ahrens, Website Administrator - School
- Bill Higgins, Maintenance Head
- Anne Spears, Religious Education Assistant
- Jodi Castiglione, Religious Education Assistant
- Maritza Smith, Church Office Receptionist
- Naomi Roberts, Church Office Receptionist
- Bruce Bennette, Maintenance Assistant
- Carlos Garcia, Maintenance Assistant - Church
- Vicki Pyjek, Rectory Housekeeper