For May 7/8: World Day of Prayer for Vocations
A Rosary for Vocations will be prayed during Adoration on Saturday, May 7, at 6:45pm (in English)
We Need Your Support
For those of you who have been sending in contributions to support St. Andrew Parish through this difficult time, we honor and thank you for your faithfulness.
If you haven't yet done so, and are in a position to continue to contribute, please visit our Donations page for more information on the two different ways to contribute or click the image at left to go directly to our online giving platform if you'd like to tithe online. Thank you.
Fr. Timothy Murphy's Passing
FATHER TIMOTHY MURPHY FUNERAL INFO
If you missed the news last week, former pastor of St. Andrew Church and founder of St. Andrew School, Fr. Timothy Murphy died recently.
Funeral Services for Fr. Timothy Murphy will be held in the main Church with a Visitation on Wednesday, April 6 from 6-8pm, with a Rosary at 6:30pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated here on Thursday, April 7 at 10:30am, with Bishop Frank J. Dewane. All are welcome to attend one or both of these services. Fr. Murphy was the 2nd Pastor of our Parish serving 21 years between 1976-1997. He was also the Pastor who built this Church building and our School during his tenure.
*Due to Fr. Murphy’s Visitation on Wednesday, April 6 there will be no Lenten Mass that evening.
Click here for the obituary as it was published in the March 27, 2022 bulletin, with many photographs.
Here is the text without the images:
WAITING FOR US TO CELEBRATE WITH HIM ETERNALLY AT THE WEDDING OF THE LAMB
Written by the current pastor of St. Andrew Church, Fr. Eduardo Coll
It is with a heavy but joyful heart we inform you that Father Timothy Murphy passed away on Saturday, March 19 around 9 pm, on St. Joseph’s Day. Father Murphy was the Pastor at St. Andrew Catholic Church from 1976-1997. Under his guidance, our parish community immediately took flight allowing St Andrew to become one of the largest parishes in the Diocese. Our school was born and flourished under his leadership. He loved this Parish and School. Father visited just before Christmas and was so happy to see and hear the kids learning and playing. Father would have been 98 years old on March 20. He was and continues to be in many ways a blessing for our school and parish. Please keep Father Murphy, and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
He was born in County Cork, Irland on March 20, 1924. He was ordained priest for Brooklyn in Dublin, at All Hallows, in June 1960. After coming to the Diocese of Venice, he served as an assistant priest at St Francis Xavier for six years before becoming the second pastor of St. Andrew on June 25, 1976. Immediately, he received permission to start to dream big, about a new church building and a new school. At the end of his pastoral assignment, he wrote a letter to the parishioners on January 28, 1997 announcing his retirement and telling parishioners that he felt the parish was his home and regretting that the administration of the largest parish in the Diocese was consuming his time and lessening his opportunities to have greater contact with them individually as people.
We bless this beloved shepherd of St. Andrew Church with these traditional words: Eternal rest, grant unto Father Timothy Murphy, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
An Online Resource
Father Eduardo recommends this website as an excellent resource (especially for those homebound during these difficult times). With Lent coming soon, this website provides many devotionals and prayer aids for those who cannot come to Church for the Lenten spiritual practices, like the Stations of the Cross.
Joshua Johnson Memorial Scholarship
The Knights of Columbus, Council 11177 at St. Katharine Drexel, will once again be sponsoring a scholarship competition for high school seniors who are registered members of St. Andrew’s, St. Katharine’s or Miraculous Medal parishes, and who are planning to pursue their education beyond high school. Applications for the Joshua Johnson Memorial Scholarship are here. Paper copies will also be available in the narthex information counter at Saint Katharine parish. Completed applications and all supporting documents must be postmarked no later than April 4, 2022. For further information, contact Mike Sushil at (239) 560-2454.
Parishes throughout the Diocese have been made aware that someone is creating fake email accounts using the names of priests of the Diocese and/or Parish staff and emailing Parishioners requesting donations in the form of gift cards/Pay Pal. If you receive email allegedly from a Priest or Parish Staff member, originating from an email address with a domain other than the Parish's domain (which for St Andrew means an email ending in @standrewrcc.org and only that!), please ensure the authenticity of the email before responding. No action should be taken and please contact your Parish Office.
For a complete historical list of all Coronavirus related announcements, visit our Coronavirus Timeline Page.
Missalette Availability Information
Due the ongoing public health concerns about sharing books in the pews, St. Andrew Parish will not have missalettes in the pews. However, St. Andrew purchased a limited supply that are offered for sale for $3 (no change will be available) for personal use (to take with you and bring back) while supplies last. There are only a handful left. If you'd like to purchase one, you can do so at the Parish Office until there are no more.
Click here for a handout that provides information on both print and digital alternatives for your use.
Vigil: Saturday 3:30pm, 5:00pm
7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am
12:00pm (Mass in Spanish)
Monday - Friday: 7:30, 9:00am
National Holidays: 9:00am
See our weekly bulletin for information on specific feast day schedules.
(or by appointment)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday: 6:15-8:00pm (simultaneous with Confessions, a special invitation offered to Families)
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
Holy Hour & Rosary: Saturday - 8:00 am
Daily Rosary: Monday - Friday - 8:25 am
Prayer for Priests: 9:30 am (immediately following 9 am Mass), Marian Chapel
- Bob Freidman, Maintenance
- Jerry Harrington, Youth Minister
- Rebecca Columbus, Assistant for Business Affairs
- 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, Pastoral Assistant for Liturgy
- Jodi Castiglione, Faith Formation Assistant
- Naomi Roberts, Church Office Receptionist
- Tania Muriel, Church Office Receptionist
- Bruce Bennette, Maintenance
- Jerry Harrington, Bulletin Editor & Website Admin for Church
Parish Mailing Address
2628 Del Prado Blvd S.
Cape Coral, FL 33904
To see it on a map, click the "Find us on a map" link at the top of the page.