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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.
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 or our blog). If you have suggestions about how this site could serve you better, send them along to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, Welcome and God Bless.
Brothers and Sisters,
At 12:00 Noon Mass this weekend (Mar 22), the Third Scrutiny was celebrated. These are Rites of the Church on the third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of Lent.
As I wrote the last two weeks, the purpose of Scrutinys is for those preparing to be Baptized at Easter but also to help us RENEW our Baptismal Promises. “Scrutiny” is a word from the old English meaning, to examine very carefully (to scrutinize).
To help us Scrutinize and RENEW our Promises of Baptism, the Catholic Church uses the 3 great Conversion Gospels from the Cycle A Sunday Lectionary: The Samaritan Woman at the Well - John 4; The Man Born Blind – John 9; and The Raising of Lazarus – John 11.
There are three parts to the Rite: Special Intercessions, Rite with the Prayer of Exorcism and the Anointing with Oil of the Catechumens.
Last week I wrote about “Exorcism” and today about the Anointing with Oil of Catechumens.
There are 3 different Oils consecrated by the Bishop. The Oil of the Sick, Oil of Catechumens, and Sacred Chrism. The Priest anoints the Catechumens with a prayer for divine strength for each of them to be protected from evil and to pray for their dependence on God.
Our prayer is that God will strengthen us who are already Baptized as we prepare to Renew our Baptismal Promises at Easter.
Sincerely in the Lord,
Father Richard York, your Pastor
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
7:30am, 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 - 4:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 2:00pm
Friday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Featured Parish Event
Hello! My Name is Joseph Saba and for my Eagle Project I am converting a rundown screened-in Lanai into a gathering place for all of the youth of St. Andrew Parish. This will help the youth because they will have a place to socialize and have fun, and will create long term memories and connections, and will make St. Andrew Parish a place that the youth will treasure as a great memory.
For More Information:
To download Joseph's flier that details what needs to be donated and how to contact him, click here.
- Jerry Harrington, Pastoral Assistant for Evangelization
- Dr. Carmine Macedonio, Religious Education Director
- 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
- Mary Ellen Saba, Special Projects Manager
- 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 Cedeno de Smith, Church Office Receptionist
- Naomi Gomez Roberts, Church Office Receptionist
- Bruce Bennette, Maintenance Assistant
- Carlos Garcia, Maintenance Assistant - Church
- Vicki Pyjek, Rectory Housekeeper