St. Andrew Parish Lenten Theme 2017: "A Call to Conversion Through Justice and Mercy"
Lent Season 2017
Let us remember the special time we are in, for these next weeks should help us strengthen our relationship with God. Every year St. Andrew has a Lenten Theme, and this year our theme is " A Call to Conversion Through Justice and Mercy." May we find God in the face of our neighbors, and may we seek our Celestial Father now more than ever. Let us pray so we can be humble and merciful to one another.
Lent Mass Schedule/ Stations of the Cross
Daily Mass at 8:15 am (English)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday Mass at 12:05pm (English)
Monday, Wednesday Mass at 5:30pm (Spanish)
Friday Mass at 5:00pm (Bilingual)
Stations of the Cross every Friday after 8:15am Mass and 5:00pm Mass inside the St. Andrew Church
Soup and Cinema at the School Auditorium on Friday's at 6:30pm
24 Hours with the Lord
*Please Note: There will be no additional parking structures for this event. Please do not park in the Operating Engineers Building. Everyone who wishes to attend this service, make sure to park in the St. Andrew Parking Lot, located diagonally from St. Andrew Church. Thank you*
St. Andrew Catholic School
Youth Day 2017
Together in Mission Campaign Launch “Be the Light of Christ”
Next weekend, the Together in Mission annual appeal will launch. This is a great opportunity to put your love into action. At every Mass we will hear from an insightful speaker that will tell us about the importance of sharing our gifts with others. We are in this together—the mission of helping our fellow brothers and sister and we are all asked to share the light of Christ with others. For those of you that have made gifts in the past, be on the lookout for a special mailing from our Archdiocesan leaders asking you to renew your gift.
Please mail in your gift directly to the Together in Mission office to ensure that you’re counted among those that have answered this vital call. Our parish has been tasked with raising $93,200. I am confident that each of you will prayerfully consider sharing the abundant gifts that God has shared with each of us.
Family Promise St Andrew Committee
Do you feel a calling to serve homeless families in our community? Would you like more information about how to be part of St. Andrew Parish's outreach to homeless families?
The Gospel of Matthew reminds us: "Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me." (Mt, 25,40). As a parish community, we reflect these holy words in our mission statement when together we declare our dedication to connect our faith in Jesus Christ with service to others.
The newly formed Family Promise Ministry of St. Andrew Church seeks to make this statement a reality through the provision of temporary overnight shelter to vulnerable homeless families right here, in our parish facilities.
If you feel a calling to serve San Gabriel Valley homeless families within our parish facilities or would like to learn more about this program, we invite you to attend our next Family Promise Ministry meeting on Monday, February 3 at 7:00 PM at the Pastoral Center, 140 Chestnut St (entrance through side parking). We are in need of numerous volunteers for our first week of hosting families starting on March 26th.
We especially want to thank those who attended the informational meeting on Monday, January 23rd. There was lots of enthusiasm and interest from all those present!
WHAT IS FAMILY PROMISE?
There are 178 Family Promise affiliates in 41 states across the country. Family Promise’s mission is “to help homeless children by assisting their families to stay intact and to regain stable housing and employment within a supportive, volunteer-driven community.” Family Promise holds dear the core values of hospitality, empowerment, compassion, mobilizing communities, and hope.
OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO SERVE TOGETHER
This is a great opportunity for us as parishioners to serve together. It’s a wonderful way for our families to participate in ministry, instilling in our children the care and respect that God has for the poor and vulnerable. We are also asking that different parish ministries sponsor a day on which to provide meals and other materials or services for the families who will be staying with us. This is a chance to exercise any gifts or talents you might have for the benefit of neighbors who are trying to transition out of a difficult situation.
You can also contact:
Martha Solorio: email@example.com; 626-817-1992
Martin Yuson: firstname.lastname@example.org; 626-242-8160
Noel Toro: email@example.com; (626) 817-3149
Young Adult Ministry News
Please join the St. Andrew Young Adult Ministry every Wednesday for faith sharing and bible study at 7:30 p.m. in the Pastoral Center. We discuss and reflect on the readings for this upcoming Sunday and have a potluck dinner afterwards. Please enter through the side entrance.
For more information please email Daniel Saucedo: firstname.lastname@example.org.