Ministries

St. Vincent DePaul Society


The St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Andrew was established in 1947. It reaches out to the needy helping them in various ways, but especially with groceries. Membership is open to all: men, women, and even children of responsible age.

Parishioners are urged to investigate the Conference as a way to answer Jesus on the last day. At that time, we will say to Him, “Lord, when did we feed you?” We want to hear his answer, “When I was hungry, you gave me to eat. When I was thirsty, you gave me to drink. Whatever you did to the least of my brethren, you did unto me.

The Society was founded in the nineteenth century, by Blessed Frederic Ozama, a professor at the Sorbonne of the University of Paris. Since his time, the Society has spread over the entire world, carrying out the Lord’s command to feed the hungry and visit the sick and to fulfill the other works of mercy.

 

Ministry of Hospitality 

The main purpose of the Ministry of Hospitality is to assist at Saturday and Sunday Masses. In fulfilling that function ushers & greeters  seat people at Mass, secure parishioners to take up the gifts, distribute bulletins, and assist parishioners as needed. The ushers & greeters also assist the Pastor and his pastoral staff at all parish functions. Parishioners interested to serve & greet people can contact pastor or call the Rectory.

 

 
Apostleship of Prayer 

A worldwide association of Catholics who strive to make their ordinary everyday lives apostolically effective. They do this by offering themselves and everything they do each day in union with Christ’s sacrifice in the Mass.

Members pledge to recite the Daily Offering of the Apostleship of Prayer. To best obtain the purposes of the organization, the member shall spread devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Sacred Heart of Jesus is the heart of Christianity and the Apostleship of Prayer is perfect devotion to His Sacred Heart.

The Apostleship of Prayer of St. Andrew the Apostle Church meets four times a year on the first Tuesday of March, May, September and December.

For more info please check this website: www.apostleshipofprayer.org

 

Pro-Life Committee

St. Andrew Pro-Life Committee addresses all life issues from natural conception to natural death through the study of church, education opportunities, outreach and the addressing of public policy with the particular emphasis on the most innocent members of society who have no voice – the Unborn.

Here at St. Andrew some of the activities we have been behind are the Giving Tree before Christmas for the kids that were saved through the Women’s Center. Volunteering different services for the Women’s Center on the Southside.