St. Andrew Bulletin - April 22, 2018

The merciful love of the Lord fills the earth; by the word of the Lord the heavens were made, alleluia.  cf. Psalm 33 (32):5-6.


DAILY MASS SCHEDULE:  There will be no daily Masses this week, April 23-27.  Please see below for more schedule information.


Today, we will have a second collection for Seminarian and Priests’ Continuing Education.  Your generous response to this collection will help meet the growing needs of our Seminarian program, which is primarily funded through the DSA, the seminarian education major gifts campaign, and today’s second collection. There are currently 27 young men studying for the priesthood at St. Joseph Seminary in Charlotte, the Pontifical College Josephinum Seminary in Ohio and at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.  We all look forward to the time when these young men will be able to begin their service as priests in the Diocese of Charlotte. This collection will also fund continuing education opportunities for priests currently serving in our diocese.


As everyone has seen on the drive up to church this morning, the rectory is finally here, set on a permanent foundation and roofing completed.  There is still much work to be done (electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc.) over the next few weeks, and Fr. Fred needs to be readily available to talk with the various contractors as well as begin in earnest to prepare for his ultimate move from the church to the rectory.  Under these circumstances, there will be no daily Masses this week, April 23-27, and the Parish Office will be closed.


In just a few weeks, six of our children (Bella Flores, Christian Chavez-Wyatt, Melisa Mejia, Joselyn Alatorre, and Matthew Taylor) will celebrate their First CommunionsNe.  Please keep these children and their families in your prayers.


On Tuesday, May 15, St. Andrew will be hosting the monthly meeting of the Asheville Vicariate that consists of area priests and other individuals representing various ministries in the Vicariate.  For the past few years, we have served a home-cooked meal for those attending this meeting, and everyone has been very appreciative as this gives them all an opportunity just to rest and enjoy the fellowship, not to mention a delicious meal.  While the Guild will help coordinate this event, we will need donations of casseroles, salads, desserts, etc., and volunteers to help with set-up, serving, and/or clean-up.  A sign-up sheet will be posted next Sunday.


If we give ourselves to God and let Him use our talents to serve others, we will be amazed by the results.  Not only will our lives be changed but so will the lives of others.


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, Fr. Frank Reese, 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, Rory McDaris, Karen and Paul Fredette, Jeff Falls, his daughter Ariela and his ex-wife, Jet, Joe Lamy, Rebekah Handy, Bruce Hensley, Curt Crostic, Lucille Carrier, Melinda Allen, Lynda Webb, Noel Aguilera, Steven Alexander, Brock Weisenberger, 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); Sharon and Bruce Middleton’s son, David (US Army), 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).





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