We are faced with a challenge today. Jesus wants us to love our enemies. To be considered a Christian a good Christian we must love the ones who even do not like us. Fr. Corral says, “To be a Christian we have to be a new creature. To be faithful to Jesus.” Probably one of the hardest messages to digest if we are to be a true Christian means to love everyone not just our family, friends, and so on but even people who we fight with. This does require us to be a new creature it changes us. This change makes us a better person this path leads to discipleship a follower of Jesus. How hard is it to love the person who did wrong to us? What makes I difficult to love our enemies if Jesus can love the ones who placed Him on the cross so you can we love our enemies?
#love #catholic #christian #catholicchristian #loveenemies #catholicchurch
Today the St. Andrew Parish Staff is on their annual retreat at Mater Dolorosa Retreat House. Fr. Jack Stoeger was selected to lead them in prayer and reflection. Let us pray for them today as they renew their spiritual lives to better serve our community with love and joy!
#staffformation #catholic #retreat
Jesus is spending His time in prayer. About to choose His Apostles. Fr. Corral says, “The Lord delights in His people, the Lots is always with us, and we have our high and low moments.” Yes the Lord is always with us no matter where we are in life. Just like with the early Apostles who were chosen by Jesus so too are we chosen from Jesus. “We follow those who came before us.” The Apostles lead the way for is what an honor to have these great men be an example of how to follow Jesus.
Christ spent His time in prayer. This was a big decision for Him to pick 12 men His Apostles, He made from the heart, just like He prays for us. In what way can you be an Apostle of Jesus?
#catholic #catholicchurch #jesus #follow #believe #apostle #12 #12apostles
Bach to Broadway October 5, 2018
A concert we have once a year to raise funds benefit the restoration of St. Andrew Church. This year we will be working on getting the doors and floors of the Church fixed.
Doors will open at 7:00 pm where the concert will start at 7:30 pm. Please join us after the concert for a wood fired pizza and dessert after the concert. This year’s Honorine is Claire Bogarde who is the Chair of the Restoration Committee since its founding. Tickets are available online www.saintandrewpasadena.org. Adult tickets are $50 and for children $30.
In yesterday’s Sunday’s gospel Jesus heals a deaf man with a speech impediment. With the touch of Jesus the man is healed how much of that do we need in our life right now?
The same happens to each one of us today. Fr. Paul says, “Jesus heals, b strong in our faith, fear nothing, be able to hear God’s voice, we are equipped with tools in Baptism, and be not afraid to know you are a Catholic.” Encouraging words from Fr. Paul about being strong in our faith be not afraid to share our faith with others, let people know you are Catholic. Remember we serve the Lord we should never be afraid of this. Being open to hearing our Lord can you hear Him talking to you?
What are you afraid of? Are you afraid of sharing your faith?
#catholic #catholicchurch #benotafraid #tools #baptism #holyspirit
#RCIA hope to see you there after Mass! Are you interested about learning the Catholic faith, do you want to know more about the faith, are you already Catholic but need to receive the other sacraments? This is the class for you! #ComeandSee and explore our wonderful faith we have. Come check us out after the 9:30 am Mass.
#RCIA #rica #baptism #firstcommunion #confirmation #eucharist Catholic Church
That time of year again for Confirmation. Classes begin today for Year one teens. If your son or daughter are signed up for first year classes are today. There is still time to register if you have not done so. Class begins at 3:00 pm in the school. Where after class they will attend the 5:00 pm Mass parents are welcome to join us. Look forward to seeing you at class and at Mass.
#confirmation #catholic #holyspirit
It’s the beginning of that time again. Are you interested in becoming Catholic or are you already Catholic but just have not received your First Communion and Confirmation please join us today after the 9:30 am Mass. Where you will be introduced to the faith and explore the beauty of Catholicism. A perfect place to come and ask questions. Hope to see you there!
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First Communion classes are beginning today! If you have not registered your son or daughter you are still able to do so.
Classes on Saturday are from 9 am to 10:30 am, Monday and Tuesday classes are from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
We will be meeting in the Church this morning at 9:00am with Fr. Paul and Isabel Our Religious Education Director. We look forward to seeing you this morning.
#catechism #firstcommunion #standrew #eucharist #frpaul
We continue with theme of belonging. In all of us us we belong with God. After all in all of us is a disciple of our Lord.
As we come to know God and love Him even more we come to realize the need for Him. Fr. Clemente says, “ We are all disciples of the Lord, we are all followers of Christ.” As disciples of Jesus Our mission is to go out into the world and let people know about God and that He loves them. We are followers of Jesus as well He is our teacher. Our mission from what we have learned is to go out to let people know about Jesus and His love.
Knowing we belong to God we do His works as well. Again Fr. Clemente mentions, “We are all stewards and servings of he Lord.” As stewards we look after and care for people. As servents we serve the Lord our Father, this is our mission to go out and proclaim the Good News to share His love that He has for us.
#catholic #catholicchurch #stewards #servent #god #jesus #love
In what way are you a steward and serve the of our Lord?