St. Andrew Bulletin - November 19, 2017



During today’s Mass, Sherry Ward will be celebrating the Rite of Acceptance.  Sherry is participating in our RCIA program, looking forward to entering into Full Communion with the Church at Easter Vigil next year.  Please keep her in your prayers as she continues her preparation.


During the month of November, we are praying for all of the dead, especially those whose names are recorded in our Book of the Dead that is located on the lectern in the gathering space and placed at the ambo during every Mass in November.


UPCOMING SCHEDULE:  Fr. Fred will be away beginning tomorrow, November 20, to Friday, December 1.  Fr. John Pagel will be celebrating all of our Masses next weekend, November 25 and 26.  The Parish Office will be closed November 20-29.  While Fr. Fred is away, if anyone should experience a sacramental emergency that requires a priest, please contact St. Eugene Catholic Church in North Asheville (828 254-5193) or the Basilica of St. Lawrence in downtown Asheville (828 252-6042).


Many thanks to everyone who has donated fruit for 100+ families in our community.  The fruit will be delivered to our brothers and sisters in need, along with Thanksgiving meals being provided by many other area churches, organizations, and individuals.  Volunteers are also needed to help sort the fruit at 10:00 a.m. this Tuesday, November 21, at St. Andrew and then to transport the bags to Calvary Worship Center in Marshall.


SAVE THE DATE:  The annual Mintz Family Care Home Christmas Party is scheduled for Sunday, December 10, 6:00 p.m. at Bentley Fellowship Hall next to Broyhill Chapel on the Mars Hill University campus.  Next Sunday, November 26, at the end of Mass, resident names will be drawn to provide them with Christmas gifts.


The deadline for donations to this year’s DSA assessment is December 31.  The current Parish balance due is approximately $5,000.00.  While there will be no additional second collections during Masses, one-time donations can still be made by visiting  No donation is too small.



What will you do with the time, talent, and treasure God has given you? Will you give it back with increase or bury it?




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, Rose Bittner, Sydney Branch, Donna Oropallo, Sonoma Peterson, Suzanne Riedling, Pam Anderson, Isaac Aldridge, Nancy Clausen, Malcolm Hodnett, Jimmy Watts, Michael Smith, Millette Conrad, Fred and Marian Smartt, Maria Kimble, Ella Copas, Violet Ledford, Kelly Konya, Rene Balogh, Virginia Cunningham, Marilyn Zander, Bill Altenburg, Susie 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, Rusty Holmes, Karen and Paul Fredette, Jeff Falls, his daughter Ariela and his ex-wife, Jet, Joe Lamy, Rebekah Handy, Bruce Hensley, Curt Crostic, Lucille Carrier, 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); Harry Paulin’s godson, Rich McNaul, serving in Afghanistan; Chris Deptuch’s son and Ray and Rose Marie Deptuch’s grandson, Christopher Deptuch (US Army).





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