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Readings and Homilies for January 12-13, 2019 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of January 12-13, we celebrated the Baptism of Jesus, which marks the end of the Christmas season. In Fr. Mark's homily, he reminds us that people baptized others before Jesus, but that the Baptism of Jesus makes the waters of Baptism holy. God is present in the sacrament; in ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for January 5-6, 2019 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of January 5-6, we celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany, in which magi from the East bring the newborn Jesus symbolic gifts of gold (kingship), frankincense (priesthood) and myrrh (one who is to die). In his homily, Fr. Newton notes that in the past, the birth of ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for December 29-30 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of December 29-30, the Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family, with hometown seminarian Deacon Gregory Crane preaching at the English-language Masses. Deacon Crane reminds us that our earthly families may not be perfect, but they point us to and prepare us for our heavenly ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for December 22-23 (Español only) and Christmas (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

Last weekend was the Fourth Sunday of Advent, but due to technical difficulties we were only able to record Fr. Newton's Spanish homily from the 12:30 PM Mass. The links to the readings, an English reflection, and Father's homily in Spanish are below: Fourth Sunday of Advent Readings in English (USCCB) ... Read More »

Wednesday Witness: We Are a Pilgrim People

Posted by Jim Thorp

"This world is thy ship and not thy home."  – St. Therese of Lisieux

We are on the home stretch: less than a week out from the blessed Feast of the Nativity, Christmas, when we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Many of us, however, feel as ... Read More »

Readings (No Homilies) for the Weekend of December 15-16, 2018 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

Due to a technical problem, last weekend's homilies did not record properly. Below are links to the readings and reflections for the Third Sunday of Advent from the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website. Readings in English (USCCB) Lecturas en Español (USCCB) Reflection in English (USCCB)

Readings and Homilies for December 15-16, 2018 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

Last weekend was the Second Sunday of Advent, in which John the Baptist is "the voice of one crying out in the desert: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.'" Both Fr. Mark and hometown/guest priest Fr. Matthew Crane remind us in their homilies that St. John ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for December 1-2, 2018—plus Fr. Rolfes's Confirmation Homily!

Posted by Jim Thorp

Last weekend we celebrated the First Sunday of Advent and the Church's new year, as well as the Sacrament of Confirmation for more than 80 teens from Saint Andrew and Saint Louis and St. Mary in Foreston and Milaca. The Advent homilies for Fr. Newton, Fr. Mark and Fr. ... Read More »

Two Huge Weekends Ahead at Saint Andrew!

Posted by Jim Thorp

This weekend and next, December 8-9 and December 15-16, will be bustling and busy with pre-Christmas activities at Saint Andrew. In addition to our regular Mass and Confession times, you and your family and friends can enjoy the following events and opportunities. December 8-9 The Knights of Columbus ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for the Past Two Weekends (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

Readings and Homilies for November 24-25, 2018

We celebrated the Solemnity of Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe, last weekend---the final Sunday before the Church's new year begins with Advent. In his homily, Fr. Newton discussed what sort of king Jesus is: one who lives the truth and leads ... Read More »