E-Bulletin - July 27, 2020
Here is some good news that we can share... this week's weather is mild for Chicago at the end of July and with 57 games to go in the season, the Cubs are in first place!
If you try, there are probably hundreds of other good things to share as well. As an exercise, we'd like to invite everyone in the parish to take a moment to think about some good news.
Why do we need to be so mechanical about it?
Because we all get the bad news. We know about the fears and the antagonism that plagues us. Sharing the good news helps us remember that the bad news isn't the end of the story. As Christians, we are people of the Resurrection. No matter what the difficulty, we can look beyond and see how God can take a mess and make a masterpiece.
Here are the key notifications for Saint Andrew Parish for the week ahead.
Renew My Church Activation
This past week Fr. Sergio received a letter from Bishop Bartosic instructing that Saint Andrew Parish and our area grouping has been activated for
Renew My Church
. Fr. Sergio's provides some context in his own letter which is published in the bulletin alongside the letter from Bishop Bartosic. To read Fr. Sergio's comments, the letter from Bishop Bartosic, and details on what Renew My Church entails, please
Join Us for Mass
Saint Andrew Parish will celebrate Mass this
Sunday, August 2, 2020
and on the subsequent Sundays as scheduled on our website.
All attendees must have a reservation
. There are no walk-ups permitted. To make a reservation for this Sunday's Mass or a subsequent Sunday and to review the additional changes and expectations, please
Interested in Becoming Catholic?
Saint Andrew is starting the process for adults who wish to join the Catholic church. If you know someone who is curious about Catholicism, would like to join the church from another Christian denomination, or would like to inquire about Baptism as an adult, let them know about the Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults and share with them this webpage
to find out more
We have reopened our church for worship, but we currently are only able to offer one Mass per Sunday because of the more unusual effort and volunteer support that it takes to open for a single religious service. Even as our reopening team has done a great job, we don't offer multiple Masses because the need for multiple Masses has not yet been demonstrated. In addition, our most urgent concern is to address the needs of parishioners who are still waiting to be baptized from Easter as well as the First Communicants who never made their First Communion. To serve these parishioners, we still need the assistance of more volunteers. If you are not in a vulnerable population and able to help out, please sign up at
For your convenience, we've included a copy of yesterday's bulletin below.
Below is a copy of the Sunday homily given by Fr. Sergio this past Sunday.
on Monday, July 27 at 2:00PM