E-Bulletin - February 15, 2021
We hope you are doing well on this snowy and cold President's Day! Even with the chilly weather, the liturgical season of Lent will start unabated this week. No amount of Lake Effect snow can stop that from happening. Not even a pandemic!
However, our community's celebration of Ash Wednesday will look a little different.
We encourage everyone to make your personal home the locus of your prayer on Ash Wednesday
. To assist you, please use the at-home prayer guide found at
Many of you received packets of blessed ashes at your home though the mail. It is appropriate while praying the at-home prayer service to mark yourself and members of your household with these ashes.
If you wish to be marked with blessed ashes by a church minister, we would still encourage you to use the
at-home prayer service
and then come to the front doors of Saint Andrew during the following times when ashes will be distributed.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 6:30am to 8:30am
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
No reservation is needed to come to church at the times listed above. There will also be an Ash Wednesday Mass at 6:30pm for congregants who make a reservation in advance by using the button below.
Attend Ash Wednesday Mass
The Mass will also be live streamed and viewable by clicking on the image below.
Looking ahead to this weekend, you are invited to join us for Mass on Sunday morning at 9:00am. A reservation is required to attend which you can make by clicking on the button below.
Join us for Sunday Mass
Resources to pray at home with your household this weekend will be emailed to you on Saturday morning and the live stream of our Mass is always available at
Below are a few key notifications for Saint Andrew Parish for the week ahead.
Stations of the Cross
In Lent, Saint Andrew Parish will pray the Stations of the Cross every Friday at 6:30pm as a community. Participation for the general public will take place through our live stream. Join us every Friday for the Stations of the Cross through our website at
Support the Annual Catholic Appeal
We are finalizing our participation in the pledge campaign for the Archdiocese of Chicago's
Annual Catholic Appeal
. We ask everyone who hasn't already participated to make a pledge no matter how large or small. The appeal is vital for the ministries of the Archdiocese of Chicago and participation directly benefits Saint Andrew Parish. Through the campaign, you can make a pledge or a one-time gift or a series of installments Please complete the mail-in giving envelopes sent to your home or online through
REBOOT: Update Your Spirituality
Saint Andrew Parish is hosting is popular "REBOOT: Update Your Spirituality" during LENT. This six week program is designed for adults and will invite you into a new and vibrant adult faith through weekly conversations. Sessions will begin on
Monday, February 22, 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
and will be held via Zoom video call. Its the perfect way to make the most of your Lent. To sign up,
For your convenience, we've included a copy of yesterday's bulletin below.
Below is a copy of the Sunday homily given this past Sunday.
on Monday, February 15 at 2:00PM