St. Andrew Bulletin - January 19, 2020


All the earth shall bow down before you, O God, and shall sing to you, shall sing to your name, O Most High!  Psalm 66 (65):4.

 

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 there are those in the church praying silently or meditating in preparation for Mass, please be as quiet as possible when you enter the front doors of the building. 

As some of you may know, at the end of this past year, the Diocese of Charlotte released a comprehensive accounting of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse in the Diocese since it was established in 1972.  This list is available at Accountability.charlottediocese.org.  More information can also be found in the January 3, 2020, edition of “The Catholic Herald” and online at catholicherald.com.  Together with the new Diocesan website, the Diocese has also launched an independent abuse reporting hotline.  Please note that this is a change in reporting procedure, i.e., reports of abuse should no longer be directed to the Chancery; all abuse reports should be directed to the independent abuse reporting hotline.  If anyone has concerns or information about possible sexual abuse or misconduct by any clergy, employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Charlotte, they can report concerns safely, securely, and anonymously 24/7 over the phone using the Diocese’s new hotline, 888 630-5929, or by visiting the following website:   RedFlagReporting.com/RCDOC.  Please remember that concerns and information concerning abuse should still be reported to the civil authorities, as well, including dialing 911 in emergency situations.

Bishop Jugis has announced the Diocese of Charlotte will celebrate 2020 as the “Year of St. Joseph,” commemorating the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being solemnly declared Patron of the Catholic Church by Pope Pius IX.  We want to honor St. Joseph, the guardian and protector of the Church, and learn from his example of faith, perseverance, and holy fatherhood. The Year of St. Joseph began January 1, 2020, and will conclude December 31, 2020. Many special events are being planned across the diocese. Please visit the Year of St. Joseph website (www.YearofStJoseph.org) throughout 2020 for a list of activities, pilgrimages, devotions, prayers, and more.

If anyone is facing hospitalization or confinement to home or a rehabilitation facility, please contact the Parish Office to arrange for any Sacraments that might be needed.  Arrangements can also be made to have Communion taken to the homebound.

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It is important to measure our generosity not by what we give but by what we have left.

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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, Chris Deptuch, Elizabeth (Wiz) and Bob Estep, Dena Reno, Bruce Middleton, Fr. John Pagel, 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, Mick Galletta, Sue Ann Foster, Anne Marie MacDonald, Peggy Gantner. 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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