Thank you for choosing to visit St. Andrew Catholic Church's website. We hope that you will find what you need here.
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.
On this website, we hope to provide you everything you need, whether it be the basic information like Mass times (see below here on the homepage), more detailed information like when Religious Education classes are offered (click here), or information about what's going on around the parish (by visiting our Facebook page). If you have suggestions about how this site could serve you better, send them along to email@example.com.
Again, Welcome and God Bless.
Upcoming Sunday Reflection
CYCLE B AUGUST 30, 2015
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
"Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile." In the days of Jesus, this issue was about performing empty external rituals of cleanliness instead of purifying the heart. For most of us, the issue is probably a bit different. Our fixation on externals is not so much with religious prescriptions and practices; instead, our daily obsession tends to be with appearances in general. In our media-saturated culture, we are extremely tuned in to how things look. We are trained to respond to current fashion trends in clothing, hair, makeup, and accessories. Even bodies, cars, houses, and landscaping all fall into the realm of highly marketed images. The risk for us is to be so concerned with having the right "look" on the outside that we fail to consider what's happening on the inside.
Life is about more than what we have or what we parade around for others to see. As human beings we are a unity of body and soul, and if we neglect our souls, then we are neglecting the fulfillment of our human nature. We need to make sure we are not like the Pharisees in today's reading who were too concerned with outside appearances. Jesus tells us in response to them that "from within people, from their hearts, come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly. All these evils come from within and they defile." This list makes a good starting point for some personal meditation on our interior life. Let's ask ourselves, "Which of the behaviors on this list threaten to defile my soul?" Then, let's ask the Holy Spirit to help purify us of that spiritual ugliness so we can appear beautiful in the sight of God.
Vigil: Saturday 4:00pm
Summer Sunday Schedule:
7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am,
12noon (Mass in Spanish)
Monday - Friday: 7:30, 9:00am
National Holidays: 9:00am
7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am
7:00pm (Bilingual Mass)
(or by appointment)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Divine Mercy Chaplet: 3:00pm
Monday - Friday:
8:00am - 12:00pm, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 2:00pm
Friday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Featured Event: Religious Education Registration
We invite all families of St. Andrew Catholic Church with school age children in need of religious education to come to a Religious Education Registration event here at the parish. Come to one of the following to register quickly and easily, with staff on hand to help you complete the process. All registrations are at our new location in the St. Andrew School building, NOT the parish hall:
- Thursday, September 3rd, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
- Thursday, September 10th, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
- Sunday, September 13th, from 10:00am-1:00pm
After September 13th, registrations will be by appointment ONLY– NO WALK-INS. For more information about the upcoming year’s programs click here.
Featured Event: Country Dinner Social
The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Country Dinner Social on Saturday, Sept 19, from 6-9pm.
For complete information click here to view, download, or print the full page flyer.
Tickets are $15 each for adults; for tickets call Rick Hellenbrand (239.770.4726), Ricardo Mendilut (239.603.2532), or Jack Martin (239.707.9015).
Parish Ministry & Meeting Calendar
Click the image above or here to view, download, or print the current Parish Ministry & Meeting Calendar.
- 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
- 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