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Big News: Priest Transitions at Saint Andrew!

Posted by Jim Thorp

We wanted to share with you that our associate pastor, Fr. Arockiya Newton (center), has been assigned to the Melrose Area Catholic Community, effective June 27. That same date, we will welcome a new priest -- current Transitional Deacon Richard Aubol (left) -- who will be ordained a priest ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for Pentecost, June 8-9, 2019 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of June 8-9, 2019, we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, the "birthday" of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church, during which the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles and Mary like tongues of fire, and they were give the courage and ability to preach the ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for the Ascension of Our Lord, June 1-2, 2019 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of June 1-2, 2019, we celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord. Both the first reading, from the Acts of the Apostles, and the gospel present accounts of Jesus' Ascension into heaven. Fr. Newton's homily gives us the hope that our life and death, like Jesus' life ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for May 25-26, 2019 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of May 25-26, 2019, we celebrated the Sixth Sunday of Easter. In the gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that He is going to leave them, but to expect the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send to them. Fr. Newton's homily reminds us that God is still ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for May 18-19, 2019 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of May 18-19, 2019, we celebrated the Fifth Sunday of Easter. In the gospel, Jesus gives His disciples a new commandment: To love one another as He has loved them. He tells His followers they will be recognized by that self-sacrificial love He later demonstrated on ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for May 11-12, 2019 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of May 11-12, 2019, we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter with the gospel account of the Good Shepherd. Fr. Newton's homily speaks to the deeper meaning of the title "shepherd" to the people of Israel in Jesus' time and to the people of Christ today. ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for May 4-5, 2019 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of May 4-5, 2019, we celebrate the Third Sunday of Easter with the gospel account of the fishing Apostles and the appearance of Jesus on the shore. The Lord brings about a miraculous catch of fish, cooks them breakfast, and three times asks Simon Peter to ... Read More »

Soup and Sacrifice Raises More Than $1,800

Posted by Jim Thorp

The Social Justice Mission Outreach (SJMO) group would like to thank all who attended our Lenten season Soup and Sacrifice events. In total $1846.16 was raised!  The committee decided to do match the funds 100% from the SJMO account. These funds will be distributed to local programs including: Great River Family Promise CAER (Community ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for April 27-28, 2019 - First Communion and Father's Sabbatical (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of April 27-28, we celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday and First Communion for more than 70 students from Saint Andrew Catholic School and our Faith Formation programs. Fr. Mark delivered all three English homilies below. In all three, he spoke of God's infinite mercy in which we ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for the Easter Triduum (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

We encountered some difficulties on Palm Sunday that prevented us from recording and posting those homilies, but we do have homilies and readings from a beautiful Easter Triduum!

Check out the readings in English and Spanish and our English and bilingual homilies at the links below: Holy Thursday ... Read More »