St. Andrew Bulletin December 2, 2018

To you, I lift up my soul, O my God.  In you, I have trusted; let me not be put to shame, nor let my enemies exult over me and let none who hope in you be put to shame.  cf. Psalm 25 (24):1-3.


DAILY MASS SCHEDULE:  11:00 a.m. Monday, Thursday, and Friday.


This year, the Feast Day for the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary falls on Saturday, December 8, and is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Given the number of special Masses celebrated at our two churches this time of year, Fr. Fred will celebrate a Vigil Mass for the Immaculate Conception this Friday, December 7, 6:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart in Burnsville.  This will be the only Mass offered in our Parish for this Feast Day.  If Burnsville is not convenient, the following Masses are scheduled in Asheville:  St. Eugene Catholic Church, 72 Culvern Street in North Asheville, 9:00 a.m. Mass, Saturday, December 8; Basilica of St. Lawrence, 97 Haywood Street in Downtown Asheville, Friday, December 7, 7:00 p.m. (Spanish) and Saturday, December 8, 7:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. Masses in English.

Plan to sign up today to purchase a wonderful assortment of goodies volunteers will be providing for the Guild’s Christmas Sale.  House plants will also be available for purchase.  All money raised from this Christmas Sale will be used by the Guild to help our church, our parishioners, and the community at large. 

Many thanks to those who provided winter weather clothing for the homeless in Asheville.

The Annual Mintz Family Care Home Christmas Party will take place next Sunday, December 9, 6:00 p.m. at Bentley Fellowship Hall next to Broyhill Chapel.  For those of you who drew a resident’s name to provide presents, please be sure Sharon Middleton has your name and contact information along with the name of the resident.  This will help ensure that all residents have presents to open at the party.  Also, please use the signup sheets in the narthex to indicate donations of food, drinks, plastic utensils, ice, etc.  St. Andrew has a long history of hosting a Christmas party for the residents, who are developmentally-challenged and who look forward all year to this event.  Please plan to join in the fun and celebration!

SCHEDULE FOR CHRISTMAS MASSES:  St. Andrew, Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve, 7:00 p.m. bilingual; Sacred Heart, Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day, 11:30 p.m. English and 2:00 p.m. Spanish.


We are all stewards – managers of the many gifts God has bestowed upon us.  Our challenge as Christians is to make good use of those gifts.



Please pray for the health of all our sick and infirm parishioners, friends, and families, including Ellen Foster, Ann Briggs, Jan Lankford, Sarah Cox and family, Geoffrey Werth, Sydney Branch, Donna Oropallo, Sonoma Peterson, Suzanne Riedling, Pam Anderson, Isaac Aldridge, Nancy Clausen, Malcolm Hodnett, Jimmy Watts, Millette Conrad, Fred and Marian Smartt, Maria Kimble, Ella Copas, Violet Ledford, Kelly Konya, Rene Balogh, Virginia Cunningham, Marilyn Zander, Bill Altenburg, Dawn Altenburg, Mimi Schaffner, Jim Groner, Tammy Jones, Chris Deptuch, Elizabeth (Wiz) Estep, Dena Reno, Bruce Middleton, Bill Hodge, Fr. John Pagel, Vern Zander, Christina Galletta, Mary Hayes, Gene Nelms, Martha Goodwin, Regina Brzycki, Joyce Wade, Jimmy Lancaster, Betty Wild, Sr. Carol Haggerty, Zac Taylor, Angel Cedillo, Karen and Paul Fredette, Jeff Falls, his daughter Ariela and his ex-wife, Jet, Bruce Hensley, Curt Crostic, Melinda Allen, Noel Aguilera, Steven Alexander, Brock Weisenberger, Christina Millette, Pat O’Connor, Amy Taylor, Dori Jones, Jeff Combs, and all our sick/infirm parishioners.

For those serving in the military… Ann Stowe’s son-in-law, John Brandt (US Army); Carole Baker’s son, Eric Baker (US Marine Corps); Ruth Ann Ashley’s grandson, Edward Fosson (US Navy); Merrilee Hysler’s nephews, Brian Prior (US Marine Corps) and Paul Schartung (US Navy); Ben and Carmela Mandala’s son, Joseph Mandala (US Navy); Tom and Lori Swanberg’s son, Boone Swanberg (US Coast Guard).





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