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Readings and Homilies for Holy Week and Easter 2018

Posted by Jim Thorp

We did not record the homilies for Palm Sunday, which were short due to the reading of the Passion according to St. Mark, but the homilies and readings for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday, and the morning Masses on Easter Sunday are posted ... Read More »

One Parish, One Logo: Unified New Look for Saint Andrew Catholic Church and School

Posted by Jim Thorp

It’s Easter, and one new life deserves another! Saint Andrew is a unified Catholic community with both a church and a school, and beginning this weekend, we have a new logo to show it. Our new logo builds on the old church logo, with an updated font, the school’s ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for the Weekend of March 17-18, 2018 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

"Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life. ... Read More »

Lent Is a Great Time for Confession

Posted by Jim Thorp

Lent is a season of repentance and renewal. We are encouraged to turn away from the temptations of the world and back to Jesus for all our needs. We do this by the practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, and by receiving forgiveness in the sacrament of Reconciliation. ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for the Weekend of March 10-11, 2018 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

In last weekend's readings, we heard about the Babylonian captivity, which began with the sinfulness and infidelity of the the people of Judah and ended 70 years later with King Cyrus of Persia allowing the Israelites to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. St. Paul wrote that we ... Read More »

Women's Conference, "Men On a Mission" with Fr. Newton and More This Weekend!

Posted by Jim Thorp

We have several great adult formation events and retreats coming up in the area this Friday and Saturday. Marriage Ministry Evening: Just Follow Your Conscience, Friday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at Church of St. Anthony in St. Cloud. For engaged couples—no registration required. Men on a Mission: Catholicism in ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for the Weekend of March 3-4, 2018 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

In last weekend's readings, we heard Moses give the people the Ten Commandments, St. Paul preach Christ crucified, and Jesus' cleansing of the Temple by driving out the sellers and money-changers with a whip made of cords. The drama of Lent is building Sunday by Sunday toward Christ's passion, ... Read More »

Faith Formation Parent Session: Notes and Next Steps

Posted by Jim Thorp

“If you are struggling this year, talk with us, and let’s figure out what you can do to take a step forward. Regardless, know that we want you here, this year and next. … We want everyone to be moving toward Jesus and eternity.” – Jim Thorp

Approximately 30 ... Read More »

New Faith Formation Leader Announced

Posted by Jim Thorp

The Church of Saint Andrew is happy to announce that Jim Thorp has agreed to lead our Faith Formation activities going forward. Jim was hired last fall as a part-time communications, evangelization outreach coordinator after working for three years as faith formation director for his home parish of St. Michael ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for the Weekend of Feb. 24-25, 2018 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

In the readings for last weekend, we heard the Old Testament story of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac at God's request, juxtaposed with the Gospel account of the Transfiguration. In Fr. Newton's homily, he emphasized the parallels between the story of Abraham and Isaac and the story ... Read More »