This weekend Mass with Fr. Mark:
Recording Saturday 5:00 PM Mass for Pentecost (May 30). This livestream and recording will include a blessing for those graduating and a video slideshow at the end.
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Other online Mass options:
St. Cloud Diocesan TV Mass, click here or at the top of this page
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are in
the Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I long for You in my soul.
Since I cannot now
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
As though You have already come,
I embrace You and unite myself
entirely to You; never permit
me to be separated from You.
Returning to Mass at Saint Andrew
Plans for in-person Mass at Saint Andrew:
Saturday, May 30 - 5:00 PM Mass
Sunday, May 31 - 8:30 AM and at a new 11:30 AM Mass
We are not able to offer the 1:00 PM Spanish Mass at this time.
A few other important points:
* Participation in Church will have a max limit of 250 people inside the seating area.
* No one is required to attend – the dispensation from the Sunday Obligation to attend Mass is still in place.
* Livestream Mass is offered each week for those who are not attending at Church. The Saturday 5:00 PM Mass will be Livestreamed and available after for your participation anytime remotely.
* We strongly encourage you to stay home: Are you at higher risk for serious illness?
- Age 65 or older
- Not feeling well or those not feeling well in your immediate contact circle
* Saint Andrew will follow the guidelines outlined by Bishop Kettler. Click here to read his letter.
* Questions? Contact Fr. Mark at (763) 441-1483.
The following two links below provide a document outlining additional information such as returning to Mass general statements and procedures relating to Communion and the wearing of masks and a video demonstrating action examples in our joint participation in the liturgy.
Parish Prayers with Fr. Mark
Other Past Messages:
Reconciliation (confession) will continue by appointment only - Call Fr. Mark to arrange at (763) 441-1483
For emergency pastoral needs call the parish at (763) 441-1483
Recent Parish Updates and Events
Church building is now open for prayer and adoration:
Monday – Friday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
CHANGE: No Saturday & Sunday hours at this time to allow for cleaning.
Enter at main doors A Only
Limit of Max 250 persons in seating area at a time (attendance sign-in required)
View the "Protocol for Saint Andrew Worship Space"
Witness of A Lived Faith
Come, Follow Me
Dcn. Thomas Skaja
I first heard the call to the priesthood when I was about 8 years old. The call wasn’t some kind of booming voice from heaven, but rather, it was more of a small whisper that said, “Come, follow Me.” The call remained with me through middle school and into high school, and I eventually responded to it by entering the seminary. After eight years of formation, by the grace of God, I will become a priest of Jesus Christ in a few short weeks, and I’m full of joy.
We live in a noisy world, full of voices. How do we come to know the voice of God? The answer is simple. Jesus said, “I am the Good Shepherd; I know My own, and My own know Me” (John 10:14). We come to know the voice of God by spending time with the Good Shepherd. He speaks to us in many ways, but especially in the silence of prayer, even if it’s just a few minutes a day. Be honest with the Lord, and speak from the heart in your own words, with something like, “Lord, I want to encounter You… I desire to hear Your loving voice.”
When we speak of prayer, many of us tend to think of it as our search for God. That’s partially true, but we need to come to understand that prayer is first and foremost God’s search for us. In discerning a vocation, it is crucial to understand that God thirsts for you… He loves you immensely and He knows you perfectly. He waits for you to turn to Him in prayer… “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20).
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PARISH PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
Gracious God and Father, We praise You for Your goodness and love. We ask You to stir the hearts of all those You call to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life in the Diocese of Saint Cloud. Send Your Holy Spirit upon our families and our children. Choose from our parishes, our homes and our schools those called to this adventure of love. With Mary, Mother of every vocation, we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Send us your witness stories to: [email protected]
New Mobile App
We have a new Parish App available to download on your mobile devices.
Click on the buttons below if viewing this page on your Phone or Search for "WeConnect Parish App" on Apple or Android app site:
WeConnect Parish App
You can also text the following below on your phone to download:
Apple - Text parishapp1 to 555888
Android -Text parishapp2 to 555888
Scheduled confession dates and times at church are canceled until further notice. For Emergency pastoral needs call the parish office at (763) 441-1483
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Summer Hours as of May 26, 2020
Monday - Thursday 8:00 - 3:30, Friday 8:00 - Noon