Thank you @bishopbarron first for celebrating at our 9:30 Am Mass then to having brunch with our Young Adult Group. We always appreciate when you are able to come visit our beautiful Church. We look forward to having you come again!
Our Teen Leaders for our Life Teen program. What a blessing it was to have all these teens trained so they can help guide the new confirmation students coming in. A couple of these girls were in my group when they came in, it is a true blessing to see my girls fall more in love with their Catholic faith, and to spread it to others. Now it is their turn to bring His love to others.
Guess who is coming to St. Andrews this Sunday for our 9:30 am Mass. We welcome back Bishop Robert Barron who will be presiding.
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Today, Ana Maria Robles, Director of Confirmation and Youth Ministry, gathered with her 25 new Teen Leaders for a day of training and prayer. These young men and women, all who are Confirmed, have volunteered to be Teen leaders for Year I and II Confirmation students. This is the first time in recent history that so many teens have signed on to make a difference in this ministry. Fr. Paul was present most of the afternoon and told them how happy and proud he is of them all and thanked them for wanting to serve St. Andrew Parish!
Please pray that this important ministry for our Young Church will grow and make a difference in the lives of our St. Andrew Teens.
The Spanish Prayer Group is holding its annual retreat this weekend in the School Auditorium. They created a special Eucharistic Adoration Chapel in one of the rooms for those on retreat. Fr. Paul celebrated mass for them this evening and stressed the importance of "not being afraid" as disciples of Jesus, especially given the times in which we live. He told them that these words were stressed many times during the pontificate of St. John Paul II.
Life Teen: Core Team and Teen Leader training is happening Saturday, August 26th!
Core Team Training: 9am-1pm
Teen Leader Training: 1:00pm-5:00pm
If you are a teen and interested in helping out by being a teen leader this coming school year please join us!! Contact Ana Maria Rangel, Director of Confirmation for more details:
I am overwhelmed by the amount of support and generosity you have shown our youth ministry program over this past year. The second collection and multiple fundraisers we hosted over the summer to raise money for the City of Saints Conference was a great success. We sent 15 girls and 15 boys to UCLA this past weekend to share in a weekend of liturgy, music and sainthood. The total cost we needed to cover the registration, food and housing for the weekend was $7140. With the multiple fundraisers, second collection and participate donation we were able to bring in close to $5000!
The amount of love and support this parish has shown our youth group is so inspiring as the leader of this ministry. I am passionate about our teens and the importance of their involvement with the Church. Our teens are the future leaders of our community, our ministry’s and our Church. Their journey with Christ is personal but when done in a community that supports the many opportunities to deepen that relationship is truly special. I thank you all for seeing the importance of investing in our youth and reaffirming their place in the Church and in our home of St. Andrew.
This weekend was nothing short of amazing. We sang, prayed and worshiped as a family all weekend long. We were able to enjoy inspiring keynote speakers, praise and worship to the talented Christian band WAL, and even participate in Adoration with thousands of other young Catholics. Father Paul was a co-celebrant for the Saturday evening Mass and our teens were so proud to see him alongside Archbishop Gomez as we partook in the Eucharist. Our teens came home Sunday afternoon with their hearts on fire and ready to serve the next generation of teens this Fall during Confirmation classes. I humbly ask that you pray for our teens as they set forth to serve and inspire!
I am also so excited to announce the video highlighting our trip is live on the St. Andrew website, please go check it out and see first-hand how your generosity made for an event these teens will remember for a lifetime!
Ana Maria Rangel
Director of Confirmation & Youth Ministry
In our life we all face our fears. As Deacon Fausto said this morning, “How many times have we found ourselves in the water?” This is so very much true day in and day out things happen we are challenged with our faith. This is what happens to Peter in today’s Gospel reading he gets excited to see his friend Jesus where he jumps out of the boat to go see him as he is walking his faith is not as strong as it appears to be he falls into the water. Jesus is here with us He is always with us no matter where we are in life how bad our life is going remember He walks right beside us. We need to be confident in knowing our faith will pull us through just by talking to Him tell Him your fears, your goals, what scares you, and so on. In Matthew 14:31, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” Things happen in life but have faith in Him He knows what is best for each and every one of us. Hold on to Him we all face our storms in one form or another yet, as we have Jesus to guide us we are safe in His hands.
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