St. Andrew Bulletin - November 17, 2019

The Lord said:  I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction.  You will call upon me, and I will answer you, and I will lead back your captives from every place.  Jeremiah 29:11, 12, 14.


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE11:00 a.m. Thursday and Friday.


Please remember that the noise from the narthex carries directly into the church even when the doors are closed.  As this affects those who are trying to pray or mediate in preparation for the Sunday Mass, please be as quiet as possible when you enter the front doors of the building.


During the month of November, we will be remembering all of those who have passed away by placing their names in our Book of the Dead.  The Book is on the lectern in the narthex and will be placed at the altar during each Mass in November.

During today’s Mass, Délany Gonzalez will be celebrating her First Communion.  Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

Next Sunday, November 24, we will be collecting bags of fruit (oranges, apples, pears, etc.).  This is St. Andrew’s sixth year of joining other churches and agencies to provide Thanksgiving meals and other food to 110 families in need in our county.  On Tuesday, November 26, volunteers will be needed to sort, bag, and transport the fruit to Calvary Baptist Church in Marshall.  If anyone would like to make a monetary donation or volunteer, please talk with Lynda Webb or Diana Aguilera, who are coordinating this activity.

Most of you may have heard by now that the Mintz Family Care Homes have closed two of its facilities, leaving one with 12 residents in Hot Springs.  Given these latest developments, our time hosting this Christmas party is most likely coming to an end. 

Some of you may have noticed a box in the narthex for Baby Briseida, who was born on October 1.  Her mother, Lucia, had entered an abortion clinic just 6 months earlier, and to the joy of those praying outside the facility, she left and chose life for her child.  If anyone would like to bring a small gift for Briseida, please drop it in the box, which will be in the narthex for the next several weeks.  Lucia is a single mom with another child and will be very grateful for your help.


Stewardship of our time and talent and treasure is not limited only to the Church.  Many people give time and money to other groups in the community as well.


Please pray for the health of all our sick and infirm parishioners, friends, and families, including Ellen Foster, 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, Bill Altenburg, Dawn Altenburg, Mimi Schaffner, Jim Groner, Tammy Jones, Chris Deptuch, Elizabeth (Wiz) Estep, Dena Reno, Bruce Middleton, Fr. John Pagel, Vern Zander, Christina Galletta, 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, Christina Millette, Pat O’Connor, Amy Taylor, Dori Jones, Jeff Combs, David Coletta, Kay Ryan, Mick Galletta, Sue Ann Foster, and all our sick/infirm parishioners.

For those serving in the military… Ann Stowe’s son-in-law, John Brandt (US Army); 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) and daughter, Raney Swanberg (US Army); Alfredo and Evelia Perez-Camacho’s son, Freddy Perez-Camacho (US Army Reserves).

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