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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Our group picture with our #CityofSaints t-shirt. What a great weekend it was for our teens to experience the joy of our Catholic faith and know our Father loves us and is always with us no matter what we are going through in n our life.
#cityofsaints2017 #beasaint #beherenow #wearesaints @cityofsaintsla
We are all called to be Saints. Their is a Saint inside of us all. Let us all find the Saint we are meant to be.