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Vacation Bible School

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Blog, Featured, News | 0 comments

Vacation Bible School

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Summerfest 2014 Photos

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Summerfest 2014 Photos

TO ALL PARISHIONERS: First and foremost I want to say THANK YOU to all the parishioners who showed up and supported us at our 41st annual SUMMERFEST. Your love for the parish is what made this picnic a success. Yes, we had a little bad weather on Saturday night and a bit of heat on Sunday but we made it through and still had a great time. These are the events that make us a family; so please continue to come and support us in the future. My thanks to all the volunteers who helped from set up through clean up, too many names to mention but we know who you are, and really appreciate it. For...

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What is a parable?

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Blog, Featured, News | 0 comments

What is a parable?

It is a short simple story intended to illustrate a moral or religious lesson often using metaphors or images. Pope Benedict XVI, in his Angelus message (July 10, 2011), commented on Jesus’ parables. He said that for Jesus, the parable was “autobiographical” because “it reflects the experience of Jesus himself and of his preaching” as “different effects are achieved depending on the kind of reception given to the proclamation.” Jesus makes a distinction between the general crowd and the apostles. “To those who have already decided for him, he can speak openly of the Kingdom of God” while to...

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Prayer of Transition

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Blog, Featured, News | 0 comments

Prayer of Transition

This prayer of transition was written by the members of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council.  As Cardinal George prepares for his transition and the official process to replace him has begun, we encourage everyone to pray for a smooth transition.   PRAYER OF TRANSITION God most merciful and wise, Bless Cardinal Francis George as he prepares to conclude his ministry among us as our bishop.  Give him strength and wisdom to continue to serve your people in new ways. Guide and direct our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with the grace of the Holy Spirit to discern your will and to appoint a bishop...

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Vacation Bible School

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Vacation Bible School

Ready to BLAST OFF? St. Andrew will hold its first Vacation Bible School (VSB) with the theme of Blast Off—Launching Kids On a Mission of God’s Love! VBS is a daytime themed program for young children, grades 2 – 6, filled with activities – crafts, games, scripture stories, experiences and songs with our Catholic Faith as the core. VBS is a beautiful and fun way to guide the children on their faith journey. Memories last forever. Blast Off will be held August 1, 2, and 3. We will meet from 9:00 to 12:00 on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, we will have class from 9:00 to 11:00 with...

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Our Father

Posted by on May 31, 2014 in Blog, Featured, News | 0 comments

Our Father

I always say the Our Father but I always have trouble with one of those petitions. Which one, Charlie? “Lead us not into temptation.” Why would we have to ask God to do that? Why would He want to lead us into temptation in the first place? Well, a lot of people have the same question, Charlie. The best way I know of to solve that problem is to go to the CCC. What’s the CCC? The Catechism of the Catholic Church, every family should have one. It comes out in a paperback edition. Go out and get one. I will, I will! But tell me what it says. Why would God want to lead us into temptation?...

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