St. Andrew Bulletin -  September 24, 2017

I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord.  Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord forever.


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


Please keep in your prayers five of our children (Colin Serve, Alex Vrazel, Emily Loredo Calderon, Adamary Herrera, and Christopher Gonzalez) who are in final preparation for their First Communions the weekend of October 14 and 15. 


Today, there will be a second collection for Priest Retirement.  The total assessment for this collection is $5,331.00 ($2,759.00 for St. Andrew and $2,572.00 for Sacred Heart).  Last weekend, $766.00 was donated (St. Andrew, $377.00; Sacred Heart, $389.00), which leaves a balance due of $4,565.00.  Please give prayerful consideration to this collection and be generous.


Next Saturday, October 7, St. Andrew will host a booth at the Mars Hill Heritage Festival which is held on Main Street and the Mars Hill University campus.  St. Andrew’s Women’s Guild will be selling baked goods, and we need donations of everyone’s best treats and their time!!  For those who can help at the booth, even if just for an hour or so, please talk with a member of the Guild.  Baked goods need to be dropped off at the church by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6.   While this is a fundraising event for our church, it also gives us a wonderful opportunity to remind folks that there is a Catholic Church in Madison County!!


This Wednesday, October 27, Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, will be launching a global movement entitled “Share the Journey.”  He will be calling all of us to support our brothers and sisters throughout the world who have fled their homes seeking a decent and safe life for their families, to build stronger communities and more inclusive societies, to share of ourselves and offer friendship in exchange for friendship.  In solidarity with this movement, the Asheville Vicariate will sponsor an ecumenical prayer service on Saturday, October 28, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the green space in front of the Buncombe County Courthouse.  This gathering will be focused on prayer and is not a protest or political event.  Please look in future bulletins for more information about this important campaign.


As followers of Jesus Christ, we find that the things the world holds out in front of us as markers of success often lack meaning and ultimately distract us from what really matters.  We will find true happiness by losing ourselves to the loving, merciful will of God; we will gain a new and enriching perspective when we see that all we are, have, and will be are gifts from God, to be nurtured and shared, out of gratitude for all that we have been given.


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, Le Rome Darden, 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, 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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