New Parishioner Meet and Greet Breakfast

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Immediately following the 9AM Sunday Mass
Hennessy Hall (Located to the left of the St. Andrew Fountain when exiting the Church)


Are you a newly registered parishioner of St. Andrew the Apostle?
• Are you interested in meeting more of your parish community?
• Are you interested in learning what parish ministries our faith community offers or how YOU can get involved?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, the St. Andrew Welcome Ambassador Committee would like to invite you to a meet and greet breakfast!

You & your family will be treated to a delicious Pancake Breakfast (courtesy of the St. Andrew Knights of Columbus)! Afterwards, we will have brief introductions in our Adult Ed Center where you will meet some of our faith community staff members who will briefly talk about some of the ministries available to you & your family!  This will take no more than 45 minutes to an hour.

Brought to you by:
St. Andrew Welcome Ambassador Committee

Join the Crosiers for Bible at Breakfast

Begining October 9 through November 20
Thursday Morning Classes 8:00 am - 9:30 am
(Continental Breakfast available at 7:30 am)


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Register Online Now

Location: Crosier Province Offices, Conference Room A 4423 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Fee: $120 plus text for all six classes;
$25 per class plus text if purchased separately

Register by September 30

St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Faith Community Presents a
Sacrament Semester Series

September 7 – November 23, 2014


Join us beginning September 7 – November 23, 2014
As we dive deeper than ever before into the beauty of the Seven Sacraments of Christ’s Church

Our parish is introducing a semester focus on the Sacraments. All ministries will focus on the Sacraments of the Church based on a parish outline. Sunday homilies will be available online after each week. Click here for detailed scheduling information.



Dear People of St. Andrew the Apostle:

The prophet Jeremiah prays in an interesting way today: "You duped me, O Lord, and I let myself be duped." Another way to put it would be: "You fooled me, O Lord, and I let myself be fooled." What Jeremiah has discovered is that when you let God be in control, the outcome is often different than you might expect. Jeremiah ran into a ton of opposition in his prophetic ministry. He was plotted against and attempts were made to silence him as he struggled to remain faithful to God's will.

We often run into obstacles in our life with Christ. One might think that being faithful to the Lord and His will would bring blessings and an easy life. But we are certainly not freed from the struggles of life. We are called to trust the Lord in the midst of the disappointments and often chaotic events of our lives. When we are most tempted to be unfaithful is when the Lord is asking us to persevere in our resistance to temptation and struggle to remain faithful.

In the "new evangelization" proclaimed by our recent popes (John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis) we are being challenged to live our faith fully, and share it with joy. During World Youth Day last year, Pope Francis called Catholics to "minister without borders. " He called the Church to missionary outreach to the poor in foreign lands and across the seas.

This past weekend Fr. Garry from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Orphanage in Jeremie, Haiti visited our parish and reminded us of this call to minister without borders. He brought the love of the children from the poorest of the poor and asked for our continued support of them. It was an exciting weekend as Fr. Garry spoke at all of our Masses, attended our BINGO for HAITI on Friday night, was at a fundraising dinner on Saturday night, and came to our BLITZ for HAITI on Monday night at Marcello's restaurant. He spoke of the continued need for improvements at the orphanage and thanked us for all that our parish has done in the past to help the orphanage grow.

This is what happens when we let God be in control. Five years ago no one had even heard of the orphanage and today it has become part of the life of our parish. I want to thank those who have supported this outreach so generously. Through your support the orphanage now has two generators that give electricity when the city power goes out; there is a bakery that allows the orphanage to sell bread to the local community; the girls are being taught the talent of sewing so that clothes can be made and sold; all 70 children have their own bed and individual storage drawer; the children are receiving a quality education; and they know that people from across the sea love them and care for them. We have much to be proud of in this outreach.

In the gospel today Jesus calls us to an authentic love that calls us to sacrifice on behalf of others. We are called to be people of integrity. May the Lord continue to bless you in all you do to live your faith and use your gifts for the benefit of others.

Fr. John

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Calendar
Mass Intentions
Monday, September 1
8:30 am
† Robert Minitti
Tuesday, September 2
8:30 am
† Bill Platt
Wednesday, September 3
8:30 am
† Dam & Van Tran
7:00 pm
† Marie Koziol
Thursday, September 4
8:30 am
† Theresa Varela
Friday, September 5
8:30 am
Maxene Butcher
Saturday, September 6
5:00 pm
† Anthony Basilo
Sunday, September 7
7:30 am
St. Andrew Parishioners
9:00 am
† Patricia Appleton
11:00 am
† Genevieve Borselli
5:30 pm
† Aurthor Raymond
Announcements

RE Registration - Preschool through High School

Register NOW online or in the RE Office!

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Seasons of Hope Adult Bereavement Support Group

Mondays, Sep 15-Oct 20 -- 6:30-8:30pm, Room A
Wednesdays, Sep 17-Oct 22 -- 9:30-11:30am, Room A

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Events
AUG 20

Haiti Sewers

SEP 1

Yesterday’s Kids Potluck-Monthly Meeting

NEW time / NEW room

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SEP 6

Men's BBQ

SEP 7

Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) Sessions

Sundays after 9:00am Mass beginning Sun, Sep 7

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SEP 7

Sacraments

New semester series, Sun, Sep 7 through Sun, Dec 7

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SEP 11

Cancer Support Group

SEP 13

"Called to Protect" Safe Environment Training

SEP 13

Caring Ministries Kick Off to Fall Potluck

SEP 17

Divorce and Separated Support

SEP 19

Date Night: Dancing in the Minefields

SEP 20

Altar Server Training & Ministry Meeting

SEP 22

Catholic Divorce Survival Workshop

Mondays, 7:00pm
Sep 22 through Dec 15

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