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Vacation Bible School

Monday-Friday
June 9 – 13, 2014
9:00am-12:00pm

Friday, June 13- Performance at 12:15pm

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LifeTeen Summer Turnaround to California…
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June 21 (leaving St. Andrew at 1:00am) to June 23 (arriving back at about 9:00am)

Day at the beach
Evening tour and Mass at the newly renovated Christ Cathedral
Dinner in Downtown Disney
Overnight at the Howard Johnson Hotel
FULL day at Disneyland/California Adventure!

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Dear People of St. Andrew the Apostle:

Today we enter Holy Week. Our celebration of Palm Sunday begins with a remembrance of the triumphal entry of Jesus into the City of Jerusalem. The crowds welcomed Him as king, shouting Hosanna and waving palm branches. Before the week is over, however, the crowd was shouting, "Crucify Him."

Jesus demonstrates to us all, in the midst of his pain and suffering, that God gives us an inner strength to go on when it seems fruitless, to continue hoping when it seems hopeless, to believe even when we feel abandoned. The pain and suffering is not the end — there is resurrection and new life on the other side.

The task of every baptized person is to continue the mission of Jesus – a mission of evangelizing people and bringing them to an experience of God in their lives. It is less about "saving our souls" and getting into heaven, than it is "saving the souls of others" by introducing them to the Lord. With the power of Jesus' spirit within them, they can find that inner strength that Jesus demonstrates in his Passion and death to overcome any tragedy and find peace that only Christ can give.

At St. Andrew the Apostle we are discerning what it means to be an "evangelizing" people. Certainly we will be reflecting together for some time on what we are called to do in building up the Kingdom of God, but we also need to get into "action" and actually evangelize the culture in which we live – the culture of our schools, the culture of our neighborhoods, the culture of our work. It is not a task for someone else! It is a task for all of us and our salvation depends upon our getting to it!

  • Coming late and leaving early from Mass are not signs of an evangelizing people.
  • Celebrating the Eucharist without obvious joy is not a sign of an evangelizing people.
  • Hearing the parish's call to ministry and ignoring it because our lives are "busy" is not a sign of an evangelizing people.
  • Sitting next to strangers and never acknowledging or welcoming them is not a sign of an evangelizing people.
  • Expecting others to teach our children about God and not doing it at home and praying with our children is not a sign of an evangelizing people.

I could go on…but the reality is that we have to take responsibility for our faith and our call to evangelize. This is our baptismal call. It is not optional. This Easter, as we celebrate the fact that God is not dead, let's meditate on how we can bring Him alive in our hearts, our homes, and wherever we find ourselves.

Fr. John

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Calendar
Mass Intentions
Wednesday, April 16
8:30 am
James & Anne Nguyen
7:00 pm
Tenebrae
Thursday, April 17
7:00 pm
† Dam & Van Tran
Friday, April 18
7:00 pm
† Elizabeth Williams
Saturday, April 19
7:00 pm
St. Andrew Parishioners
Sunday, April 20
7:00 am
† Ed. M. McLeod
9:00 am
† Dam & Van Tran
9:00 am
† Ron & Carolyn Garavich
11:00 am
† Norma R. Aldegner
11:00 am
St. Andrew Parishioners
Monday, April 21
8:30 am
Edgar Labbat
Tuesday, April 22
8:30 am
† James DeVere
Announcements

15th Annual St. Andrew Golf Scramble

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April is Eye Health Awareness Month

Collecting used prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses for the Sun Lakes Lions Club.

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Events
APR 13

Holy Week beginning Sun, Apr 13

Events and Times

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APR 16

Tenebrae Service

APR 19

Blessing of Easter Food/Baskets

APR 21

Looking for a Preschool for your little one?

APR 22

Understanding Catholicism

5 week series meets Tuesdays beginning Tue, Apr 22

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APR 24

Cancer Support Group

APR 26

Habitat for Humanity Remodel Project

APR 27

Celebrating the Canonization of Popes John XXII & John Paul II

APR 27

Divine Mercy Sunday, Apr 27

APR 30

Seasons of Hope Adult Bereavement Support Group

Register by Fri, Apr 18!

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JUN 9

Vacation Bible School 2014

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JUN 20

Life Teen Extended Turn-Around Trip

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JUL 18

Steubenville West Conference

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