St. Andrew Bulletin - January 7, 2018

Arise, Jerusalem, and look to the East and see your children gathered from the rising to the setting of the sun.  cf. Baruch 5:5

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

There will be no Faith Formation Classes for Children after today’s Mass.  Classes will resume after Mass next Sunday, January 14.

The next Confirmation Class will take place tomorrow, January 8, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew.

Please remember Sherry Ward in your prayers as she continues to prepare for entering into Full Communion with the Church at this year’s Easter Vigil.

Prayers are also requested for six of our children enrolled in winter classes for First Reconciliation/First Communion.  These children will be celebrating their First Reconciliations later in January.

Following today’s Mass, we need volunteers to help take down and put away all of this year’s Christmas decorations.  The more help we have, the quicker it goes!!

During the month of January, we will be collecting gently-used or new warm clothing (coats, gloves, hats, scarves, etc.) for those in need.  These items will be available for our parishioners, those in our general community, and the homeless we serve once a month in Asheville.

Important information concerning new security procedures being instituted at St. Andrew:  Because none of the Parish offices located in the church building have direct sight to the front doors of the church, the front doors will stay locked at all times, including during regular office hours,  10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.  If anyone needs to stop by the church, please call the Parish Office before coming, knock on the front doors, or come to the side door at the Education Room.  For those who may have keys to the church building, please let the Parish Office know when you need to come by, especially if it is outside of regular office hours.  The purpose of this is to make sure we are always aware someone is or has been in the building.  No one should be in the building alone for any length of time without contacting the Parish Office first.  Safety of our parishioners and staff is of the utmost concern.


The Magi brought the child Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  What gifts do I place before Jesus?  My time?  My talent?  My treasure?


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, 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, 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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