E-Bulletin - August 5, 2019
A sobering grief has hit our country this weekend as two mass shootings claimed the lives of innocent people once again. Our deepest condolences go out to the victims, their families, and the communities impacted by the shootings in El Paso and Dayton.
We would encourage all parishioners to be a part of the solution in preventing such senseless violence in the future by taking action especially through our political process. In our country, we cherish that our politics are not dictated by a singular religious entity but that value deserves some clarification. The separation of Church an State does not mean there is a lack of a political consequences to our faith. The principles we hold as Catholics should motivate us to act in the political realm
(each following the dictates of their own conscience)
in order to find solutions to the complex problems of our society.
The teaching authority of our Church provides us with core principles known as "Catholic Social Teaching." You can learn more about these teachings at the USCCB website
. In the face of such tragedies as we have seen in El Paso and Dayton, it is helpful to take a look at these and once again remind ourselves that we have an obligation to act through our political and social systems to find solution that promote the welfare of all people, especially the innocent. Please pray that we may all find the courage to change what we can so that all may enjoy health and prosperity.
Below are a few key notices for Saint Andrew parish in the week ahead.
Purchase Tickets for the Fall Fling!
Tickets are now on sale for our Autumn fundraiser, the dinner and dancing party we now call our "Fall Fling." There is also a pre-dinner golf outing to get the party started. For more information and to register,
Gym Modernization Update
Take a peek into the progress being made on our gymnasium modernization! Ever since the tremendous outpouring of support at this past year's Wearin' the Green, we've been anticipating the results of this project. Just a few more weeks until we are finished! Dramatic changes are already visible.
Help Needed - Pass on the Faith
We are getting ready for our Religious Education program for Kindergarten through 8th grade students starting Sunday, September 8, 2019 and are still in need of volunteer teachers to support us. You can make the difference in a child and family's life by passing along your faith. Classes meet on Sunday mornings from 8:45 to 9:50am. The commitment is for 15 Sundays over the course of 32 weeks. There are substitutes to cover you and lots of support. Contact us at
to express interest.
Please note that there is a change in schedule for daily Masses in the coming week. Because of priests schedules, during the weeks of July 29 through August 16, there will be the Sacrifice of the Mass in the chapel on Mondays and Fridays at 9:00am only. Christ's presence in word and sacrament will be celebrated through communion services on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:00am.
God bless and have a great week! For your convenience, we've included a copy of yesterday's bulletin below.
on Monday, August 5 at 2:00PM