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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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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
This feast is a very old solemnity in the church. It has been celebrated throughout the church from the sixth century on. Originally celebrated in the East, the ancient title is the Dormition of Mary, or the Falling Asleep of Mary. The earliest writing we find of this feast is from the fourth century and it is written in the voice of St. John, whom Jesus entrusted Mary to the care of as he hung upon the cross.
The teaching is that Mary was assumed into heaven after her "falling asleep in the Lord" before her body suffered any decay. This doctrine of the church--even though the church has been celebrating this belief for centuries--was not declared a dogma until November 1, 1950 by Pope Pius XII. While the Eastern Orthodox call this event the "dormition," the Roman Catholic Church calls it the Assumption.
Roman Catholicism is silent on the details of the Assumption. Therefore, Roman Catholics legitimately can believe that Mary did not die before the Assumption. The holy day has always been celebrated in the church on August 15.
Click here for a printable download of the letter below.
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SUMMER WEEKEND MASSES
Vigil: Saturday 4:00pm
12:00pm (Mass in Spanish)
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 - Thursday:
8:00am - 12:00pm, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Closed Fridays in June & July
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
Parish Ministry & Meeting Calendar
Click here to view the calendar of events for August.
Or to learn more about online giving, click here for the main St. Andrew online giving page.
- 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, Director of Faith Formation
- Anne Spears, Faith Formation Assistant
- Jodi Castiglione, Faith Formation Assistant
- Naomi Roberts, Church Office Receptionist
- Tania Muriel, Church Office Receptionist
- Matthew Orth, Director of Facilities Maintenance
- Bruce Bennette, Maintenance Assistant
- Carlos Garcia, Maintenance Assistant - Church
- Jerry Harrington, Bulletin Editor & Website Admin for Church
Parish Mailing Address
2628 Del Prado Blvd S.
Cape Coral, FL 33904
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