Online Bulletin

Aging: A Curse or Blessing?

03-27-2020Fr. Robert S. Aliunzi, AJ

So much serious stuff has been going on around us this past couple of weeks that I would like to lighten it with this equally light and less serious article, hoping that it will distract you somewhat. In the meantime, even as I attempt to do this, dear friends, know that I love you and miss you very much St. Andrew, and that I can not wait to have you back in our pews and campus!

With the current COVID-19 pandemic targeting, among others, older folks, at least going by some of the statistics, aging might seem to not necessarily be a blessing at this time.

While I was young, I looked forward to growing old, but no one ever warned me about the other frustrations that come with age as I have increasingly come to realize recently. I noticed this very clearly when I was on vacation this year, among my fellow "old men" in Uganda. I suddenly realized that I was among the old, as most of those a little older than me and even my age had died. In Uganda, the average life expectancy is only 59 years. You see, there are characteristics, I found out, that define a typical Ugandan man who is coming of age and much of that is, more often than not, frustration, endless whining, and forgetting things easily. Sound familiar?

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40 Days for Life

Feb 26, 2020 - Apr 5, 2020

Join us as we peacefully pray together for an end to abortion. Sign up online for anytime, 7:00am-7:00pm; St. Andrew has committed to fill all Tuesday afternoon slots with prayer warriors, but we hope to fill morning hours too.

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Adoration at Aid to Women Center

Mar 28, 2020 - Apr 4, 2020: 7:00am - 12:00pm (weekly)

Feb 26 - Apr 5 – Saturday mornings from 7:00am-12:00pm at the Aid To Women Center Chapel, 1837 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283

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Adoration at Aid to Women Center

Apr 4, 2020: 7:00am - 12:00pm (weekly)

Feb 26 - Apr 5 – Saturday mornings from 7:00am-12:00pm at the Aid To Women Center Chapel, 1837 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283

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Wednesday of Holy Week Schedule

Apr 8, 2020: 7:00pm

7:00pm Tenebrae Service

Holy Thursday Schedule

Apr 9, 2020: 7:00pm

7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday Schedule

Apr 10, 2020

3:00pm Liturgy of the Passion of Christ
7:00pm Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday Schedule

Apr 11, 2020: 7:00pm

7:00pm Easter Vigil

Easter Mass Schedule

Apr 12, 2020

in the Tent: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am
in the Church: 9:00am, 11:00am

Parish Picnic

Apr 18, 2020: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Mark your calendars for a fun-filled day with fellow parishioners! The Saturday after Easter, you are invited to attend the St. Andrew Picnic, under the Easter Tent! We will have games, food, and Bounce Houses! This fantastic community builder is a great way to connect spend some time together!

Totus Tuus

Jun 14, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020

Kinder - 6th grade: Mon, Jun 15 - Fri, Jun 19 from 9:00am-3:00pm

7th-12th grade: Sun, Jun 14 - Thu, Jun 18 from 7:00-9:00pm

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