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Brothers and Sisters,
Today, Jesus appoints Saint Peter as our first Pope. The Church Fathers recognized that Jesus made Peter the rock on which he would build his Church. They taught that this gave Peter a special primacy and that Peter went to Rome. Peter's successors shared in his special authority or primacy and the Fathers attest to the fact that the Church of Rome was the central and most authoritative Church. They attest to the Church's reliance on Rome for advice, for mediation of disputes, and for guidance on doctrinal issues. St. Ignatius of Antioch wrote that Rome "holds the presidency" among the other Churches, and that, as St. Iremaeus explains, "because of its superior orgin, all the Churches must agree" with Rome. They are also clear that it is communion with Rome and the bishop of Rome that causes one to be in communion with the Catholic Church. As Cyprian of Carthage puts it, Rome is "the principal Church, in which sacerdotal unity has its source."
Pastor’s Question of the Week:  How often do you pray for our beloved Pope Francis?
Pastor’s Question for Children: Pray every day for our Holy Father, Pope Francis
Sincerely in the Lord,
Father Richard York, your Pastor

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Saint Andrew Catholic School 

  Diocese of Venice

Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops

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Fr. Richard R. York, Pastor

Fr. Gordon ZanettiParochial Vicar

Fr. Andrew MalarzParochial Vicar

Fr. Elbano Muñoz Parochial Vicar

Rev. Mr. Peter FullenDeacon

Mr. Edison Gibbons, Deacon Candidate

Regular Mass Times

Vigil: Saturday 4:00pm

Sunday Masses:
7:30, 9:00 and 10:30am, 12:00noon (Mass in Spanish)

Monday - Friday: 7:30 & 9:00am
Saturday: 7:30am

National Holidays: 9:00am

Parish Office & Church Hours

Parish Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Church Hours
Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Friday: 7:00am - 4:30pm


School Administration

Dr. Judi E. Hughes, School Principal

Mr. Chris Parfitt, Ed. D, School Assistant Principal 

Dr. Vicki Parks,  Director for Re-accredidation