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.
Dear Saint Andrew Catholic Community Rev. Dan Pattee learned today, that he has tested positive for COVID19. Fr. Pattee was last in the parish on February 10. He was not experiencing any symptoms at that time. The church is sanitized following every Mass, and all diocesan Mass protocols have been followed.
The distribution of ashes on Ash Wednesday will be done slightly differently this year. To safeguard the heath of the faithful, Bishop Olson has instructed the priests of the Diocese to follow the guidelines issued by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Click this article for more information as well as a video demonstration.
This coming Tuesday is the feast of the Presentation of the Lord. It is “Candlemas” day AND Groundhog Day! It is the custom on Candlemas day to bless candles. Please bring candles from your homes to be blessed, as Catholic households should have blessed candles for times of personal and family prayer. These will be blessed Tuesday morning at the 8:00am morning Mass.
Due to factors outside of our control, the upgrades to the sound system have been delayed. We are working with our vendor to find other options to speed the process up while still achieving the same outcome that we desire.
Please watch this brief video from Joe Taylor, the chairman of Saint Andrew Catholic Church Finance Council, as he explains what the Finance Council does, what we are undertaking with the Second Spring Capital Campaign and some information on End of Year Giving and some of the proposed new tax laws and their effects.
Pope St. John Paul II had it. St. Teresa of Kolkata had it. A peaceful presence that saturated those with whom they came in contact. Journey with Fr. Jacques Philippe on this “Peace in His Presence” Virtual Retreat as he leads us towards cultivating that same peaceful nature which the saints drew from the Lord. Five video conferences will be supplemented by Zoom small group opportunities with the Carmelite Sisters throughout the weekend.
Please pray for the faithful departed throughout the month of November, and especially on, November 2nd. The Church gives us ample opportunities today to help those suffering in Purgatory. All the baptized faithful in the state of grace can seek to obtain a plenary indulgence for a soul in Purgatory. We would certainly want people to help us through their prayers if we go to Purgatory. And if we help get someone to Heaven, you can be sure that they will help us and pray for us before the Throne of God. Click and read the article for more details.
On Saturday at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut, Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, was declared “blessed” by the Church, he is on the road to sainthood. Many local members from Knights of Columbus viewed the mass as it was live-streamed into our Church. During the beatification Mass, Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey — Pope Francis’ representative for the liturgy — read aloud an apostolic letter in Latin from the pope stating that the 19th-century parish priest, “whose zeal for the proclamation of the Gospel and generous concern for the needs of his brothers and sisters made him an outstanding witness of Christian solidarity and fraternal assistance,” will be celebrated on Aug. 13. “He worked to keep families united in dignity and security,” Cardinal Tobin later said during his homily, in which he described Blessed Michael McGivney as an apostle who cared for victims of an epidemic that would eventually claim his own life just two days after his 38th birthday. Said Cardinal Tobin, “130 years after his death, the brief life of this holy man speaks eloquently to our own path of holiness.” Father McGivney is the third U.S.-born priest to be beatified, after Blesseds Stanley Rother and Solanus Casey, both of whom were beatified in 2017. During the Mass, Carl Anderson, the supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, spoke on Father McGivney’s legacy. “To this day, Father McGivney’s holiness of life and exemplary service continue to inspire priests across America and around the world, and his vision for an active and engaged laity serves as a witness to the power of spiritual brotherhood and charity.”
Dear Parishioners: Peace and Good to you! We had a venerable, stately tree out on Dryden Road, centered between the Church and the School. The new construction “stunned” its deep roots, and the tree went to Tree Heaven this past summer. Putting in the new lawn and sidewalk harmed it. We are sad to see something so glorious go the way of all living things. However, we’ve recently planted a new one. It’s a Maple tree and already hardy, and welcomed among us. May it grow and prosper as had the others.