St. Andrew Bulletin - August 12, 2018

Look to your covenant, O Lord, and forget not the life of your poor ones forever.  Arise, O God, and defend your cause and forget not the cries of those who seek you.  cf. Psalm 74 (73):20, 19, 22, 23.


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


The following Masses will be celebrated this week for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Tuesday, August 14, 6:00 p.m. Vigil Mass at St. Andrew and Wednesday, August 15, 6:30 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart.  Please remember this is a Holy Day of Obligation.


St. Andrew’s Guild is offering a silent auction to raise funds for our Parish.  Available items will be on display before and after Mass each Sunday in August in the education room.


St. Andrew will be participating in two events for the new students arriving at Mars Hill University – “Move-In” Day, Friday, August 17, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and the Church/Organization Fair Wednesday, August 29, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Kerri Jamerson and Ann Peiffer, both MHU faculty, will be helping these two days.  Please talk with either of them about donating your time or the items needed, such as bottled water, lemonade, cookies, etc.


To date, 14 families/individuals have pledged/donated to this year’s DSA assessment.  Over the past month we have received less than $200.00 in donations/pledges which leaves a balance due of approximately $5,900.00.  Today, we will begin a series of second collections, and we need everyone’s generosity to reach this goal.  Please take advantage of making easy online donations and/or pledges by visiting the DSA website,, or by returning the pledge form some of you have received in the mail.  If anyone would like to make a donation by check, please be sure to make it payable to DSA 2018, note “St. Andrew the Apostle” on the memo line, and mail it to DSA, Diocese of Charlotte, 1123 South Church Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203.


The Diocesan Office for Lay Ministry is currently accepting applications for the two-year Lay Ministry program designed to help you understand more fully your baptismal call to minister to your family, to others in the Church, and to those in your daily life. This program is also a prerequisite for the permanent diaconate.  A class will be held in Arden beginning in September/October.  For more information, please contact Frank Villaronga at or 704 370-3274.



Christ makes it quite clear that he expects us to be different.  One of the ways he expects us to be different is by practicing stewardship of time, talent and 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, 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, Karen and Paul Fredette, Jeff Falls, his daughter Ariela and his ex-wife, Jet, Rebekah Handy, Bruce Hensley, Curt Crostic, Lucille Carrier, Melinda Allen, Lynda Webb, Noel Aguilera, Steven Alexander, Brock Weisenberger, Christina Millette, Pat O’Connor, 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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