Come to a picnic! This Saturday, July 3 the men of our Knights of Columbus Council and alumni of Christ Renews His Parish invite you to a “getting back to normal” gathering in the area across from the Church and School from 10am – 1pm. Burgers and Dogs will be provided – you bring your sides and drinks.
Special thanks to the whole Community here for the gracious display of affection and honor to the Holy Eucharist on the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (also known as Corpus Christi Sunday). Our Deacon Kevin Bagley worked very hard for weeks in preparing the Procession with the Blessed Sacrament around the front of our Church and School property. Thanks to the Fort Worth Diocesan Seminarians who came to serve as well as many young men who led us and served in so many helpful capacities. Thanks to the Knights and Dames of the Holy Sepulcher for coming in those magnificent robes displaying the Cross of the Holy Land! Thanks to the Knights of Columbus for their witness and assistance in coordinating and ready-and-willing attitudes of service and directing our attending Catholic folks from our Parish and other surrounding parishes. Thanks to the CRHP men and women of our Parish too! The members of many of our Organizations came to help, to Adore, and pray to the Father through the Eucharistic Christ on this special Feast day honoring His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity Sacred Presence among us! Thanks to all the Servers who arrived after a long hiatus due to COVID, and took up serving lovingly where we’d last left off with Altar Server Ministries. How moving to see the young members of the Boy Scout Community who helped in that hot sun directing traffic and keeping the Procession safe and mobile. I was very touched to see these young people kneeling on sidewalks and asphalt reverencing the Blessed Sacrament as we passed by their assigned stations. Public displays of respect and adoration so please the Good God! And of course, such public processions atone for any disrespect or lack of focused attentiveness to His Sacred Presence. The music was glorious, along with the Litany to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, led by Christina Alves who always masterfully opens her treasure of musical talents regularly here, giving GLORY TO GOD! Our Singing Cantors joined in leading us in song and prayer. How BLESSED we are here at St. Andrew Catholic Church and School! To the Friars, my brothers, I am always grateful for such loving willingness to always avail themselves to the needs of our Parish and School. Their continued love of our Lord and His Church edifies us all. Thanks be to God! It is HOPED we are able to have Corpus Christi Sunday Eucharistic processions as an ANNUAL event. The weather cooperated today in that umbrellas were not needed. However, had the sun been much brighter, they would have served as protection from Brother Sun. Thanks to all who came and thanks to those who made the STREAMING possible. Happy Feast and Blessed June, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Sincerely+ Fr. Jim Gigliotti, TOR Pastor
On the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday, in the Gospel of John, Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep.” The Diocese of Fort Worth is blessed to have 29 seminarians in various stages of the thorough discernment and formation journey. Click here to read the Bishop's letter.
On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, The Diocese of Fort Worth notified Saint Andrew that Tarrant County has reached the 75% threshold of the population who have had COVID and/or have received 1 or 2 doses of the vaccine. Masks will no longer be required at Mass but the social distancing protocols of a physical distance of 3 feet between families and/or individuals are still in place. If there is an increase of 20% in new cases, then the mask requirement will be reinstated. If you are more comfortable wearing a mask, then please continue to do so. Masks and Social Distancing are still required for any meetings in the Parish Hall, School, or Pastoral Center per Diocesan Guidelines.
The bishops of Texas through the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB), with one exception, are calling on the faithful from throughout the state to contact their respective state senator and state representative to urge the lawmakers to support SB 1944/HB 3099 which reforms the Texas Advance Directives Act and to oppose SB 917/HB 2609 which eliminates the dispute resolution process. Click for more information.
SPECIAL thanks to all those who helped to create a beautiful environment for our Lenten and Triduum Services. The decorations were tasteful; even elegant. Thanks to the music makers and Cantors too. This time of the liturgical year brings great challenges to present the People of God with a “stepping into” the Memory of our Salvation through Jesus Christ and His Cross. Such GREAT LOVE. The Catholic Church presents us with beautiful liturgies, significant Scripture Readings, and prayer offerings. It is up to each Parish to implement the drama and songs of our Catholic liturgical Season. And St. Andrew folk do this extremely well. Thanks to everyone who honored the Lord by bringing your presence into His Sacred Presence, honoring Our Lord with great joy and heartfelt praise. We gather always to pray for the whole world. But this Spring time of year, with Lent/Easter and Easter-tide (closing Pentecost Sunday…50 days after Easter) truly identifies us as a Confessing Church that Jesus Christ is truly the Son of God and the Redeemer of the World. Thanks for your joining in with such respectful silence where needed and glad tidings at the Good News that HE HAS RISEN FROM THE DEAD! Alleluia! Blessings and Gratitude to ALL!
Many thanks to all those who stepped forward to make financial sacrifices for our new Holy Water fonts! Special thanks to an occasional visitor from Avon, Indiana, Ellen M. Challman, whose generosity made it possible for us to purchase two new fonts for the Adoration Room of the Sacred Heart. God bless all those who are so generous here. You are always in our daily prayers and Masses. Sincerely+ Fr. Jim
The devil goes about like a roaring lion seeking to devour souls. A manifestation of this is exposed in this article. Prayers, Rosaries, Adoration, FASTING, Adoration for deliverance from evil are ever more needed and encouraged. And of course, Holy Mass as often as possible for the intentions of preservation and evangelization of the Catholic faith and all of Christendom.