St. Andrew Bulletin - October 14, 2018

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?  But with you is found forgiveness, O God of Israel.  Psalm 130 (129):3-4


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


Mass Schedule for All Saints:  Sacred Heart, Wednesday, October 31, 6:30 p.m. Vigil Mass; St. Andrew, Thursday, November 1, 6:00 p.m. Mass of the Day.


Please keep in your prayers six of our children (Allison Valdez Vazquez, Cesar Evencio Hernandez, David Valdez Rosel, Clay Jamerson, Jose Manuel Bobadilla Garcia, and Emily Bobadilla Garcia) who continue to prepare to celebrate their First Communions the weekend of November 10 and 11.


Many, many thanks to everyone who made this year’s Heritage Festival fundraiser such a huge success.  The members of our Guild, who sold baked goods, and our Hispanic women, who sold authentic Mexican food for lunch, raised $1,010.00 for our church.


October is Respect Life Month, and this year’s theme is “Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent,” highlighting our call to build a culture of life as missionary disciples.  As St. Paul tells us, “As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. …If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it.”  As Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Prolife Activities, states:  “We are called and sent to be messengers of God’s love, treating one another as cherished and chosen by Him.  In doing so, we help build a culture that respects all human life. The Body of Christ needs you. The world needs you.”  For more information, please talk with Kate Vrazel.


Volunteers are still needed for the Lord’s Harvest, a free food program in Madison County that began many years ago to address the significant numbers of food-poor, especially children, in our county.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Laura Molina at 910 580-2615 or Bill Welsh at 828 808-5002.


Please remember that for many years St. Andrew has provided the Asheville office of Catholic Charities bathroom tissue that is distributed to those in need who visit that facility’s food pantry. 


It is time to review our Prayer List.  Please email the Parish Office ( with any revisions that need to be made.



Stewardship is an important concept for our spiritual growth as Catholics.  It is a way of thanking God for all His blessings by returning to Him a portion of the time, talent, and treasure we have received.


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, Bruce Hensley, Curt Crostic, Lucille Carrier, Melinda Allen, Noel Aguilera, Steven Alexander, Brock Weisenberger, Christina Millette, Pat O’Connor, Amy Taylor, Madison Kiely and her family, 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); 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); Tom and Lori Swanberg’s son, Boone Swanberg (US Coast Guard).





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