5:00 pm, English
Mon - Sat, 8:15 am, English
lunes, miércoles y viernes, 5:30pm, español
Confessions are held on Saturdays
from 3:00 to 4:45 pm
Special Intention Masses can be arranged
Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24
4:00 p.m. English Family Mass
6:00 p.m. English Mass
9:00 p.m. Spanish Mass
12:00 a.m. Midnight High Mass
Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25
8:00 a.m. English Mass
9:30 a.m. English Mass
11:00 a.m. Spanish Mass
12:30 p.m. English Mass
2:00 p.m. Spanish Mass
New Year’s Eve, December 31
4:00 p.m. English Mass
6:00 p.m. Spanish Mass
New Year’s Day, January 1st
12:30 p.m. English Mass
On Wednesday, December 24, Christmas Eve, the Pastoral Center will close at 12:00p.m. It will continue to be closed Thursday through Sunday, December 25-28. On Wednesday, December 31, New Year’s Eve, the Pastoral Center will close at 12:00p.m. and will remain closed through Friday, January 2nd.
St. Andrew parishioners, friends, and visitors are invited to bring an unwrapped toy or make a donation of funds for a gift to be given to an infant, girl, or boy, up to age 12, or non-perishable food items for those in need on Saturday December 13th at the 5pm Mass and at all the Masses on Sunday December 14th. All gifts will be brought to the Altar during the time of the reception of the gifts.
Gift suggestions are: board games, stuffed animals, backpacks, basket balls, etc. Food items can be canned vegetables, soups, 1-2 lb. pack of pasta, rice or beans, and any money donations are appreciated.
Your generous contributions in past years have helped many families, children, and the homeless. The St. Vincent de Paul conference here at St. Andrews was the first in the San Gabriel area and was founded here in 1926. Many people have helped with their generous donations of gifts, time, and funds. During this year over 9000 people have received either help through-out the year from your donations. Please continue to support our parish and keep our brothers and sisters who need our help in mind.
“…Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.”-- Matthew 25:35
The Retirement Fund for Religious provides support for thousands of elderly Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. It is projected that by 2024, the religious past age 70 will outnumber those under age 70 by four to one. You can make a difference in the life of an elderly religious by supporting this special collection on Saturday & Sunday, December 13 & 14. There will be a second collection at all masses.
To learn more, please visit: www.retiredreligious.org
On Wednesday, December 17th from 7:00-9:00pm, St. Andrew will have several priests available to hear confessions.
Before going to Confession you should make a review of sins since your last sacramental confession, and should express sorrow for sins, hatred for sins and a firm resolution not to sin again. A helpful pattern for examination of conscience is to review the Commandments of God and the Precepts of the Church, here are some questions to help guide you:
On Saturday, December 20, at 7:00 p.m., St. Andrew will celebrate “Simbang Gabi” a Filipino Christmas tradition. The Filipino Ministry will host a reception in the School Auditorium following the mass. Please join us! Everyone is invited!
On Sunday, December 28 at 5:00 p.m., St. Andrew Church will celebrate a special Mass that will weace in the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa, a family celebration started in the 1960’s, was created to introduce and reinforce seven basic values of African culture which contribute to building and reinforcing family, community and culture among African American people as well as Africans throughout the world African community.
All are invited!