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 C AUGUST 28, 2016
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
"When you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you." Today Jesus instructs us to be generous enough to serve others without expecting repayment. At least, without expecting to be repaid in THIS life. It's interesting that the Gospel concludes with Jesus' promise that if we follow this teaching, we "will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous." In other words, God will "repay" our generosity on earth by welcoming us into heaven. Really, what better investment could there possibly be?
It can be tempting to think of our money as purely our own. We work hard to earn it. Or we receive it from others who wanted US to have it. Or luck came our way (and too bad for you that it didn't come your way). We thus feel possessive of our money and often struggle with the idea of giving it away or lending it without hope of being paid back (with interest!). But today's Gospel challenges us with a different perspective. In essence, Jesus tells us to use our money for the sake of others, not just to assure our own earthly comfort. As difficult as this request may be, its important to remember that Jesus honors the sacrifice! This is why he promises repayment in heaven. He understands that it "costs" us a great deal to part with the security of using our money for ourselves alone. He understands that in caring for the poor, we risk putting ourselves in their company.
But God's ways are not the ways of the world. Instead of investing everything in a bank, Jesus asks us to invest in the poor. After all, no bank on earth can possibly provide the infinite rate of return that Jesus promises.
As we are now more than half way through the 2016 Catholic Faith Appeal, we thought it time to check in and encourage everyone to participate, especially those who haven't yet.
Click here to visit our online donation page to help us raise our participation percentage and make our parish goal!
Summer Mass Schedule
Vigil: Saturday 4:00pm
10:30am, 12noon (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 12:00-12:30pm & Fridays
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
Or to learn more about online giving, click here for the main St. Andrew online giving page.
- Jerry Harrington, Pastoral Assistant for Evangelization
- 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
- Naomi Roberts, Church Office Receptionist
- Tania Muriel, Church Office Receptionist
- Bruce Bennette, Maintenance Assistant
- Carlos Garcia, Maintenance Assistant - Church
- Vicki Pyjek, Rectory Housekeeper