We are proposing some changes to our Mass schedule.
The first is to drop the 5 PM Saturday Mass for three months, June, July and August.
Father Greg asks this because in order to take a vacation, he must find a substitute priest and it is much harder to find one who will do all four Masses. This would begin in June 2021.
The second change would be to have only two Masses on Sunday, at 10 and 12 instead of the three current Masses, starting in September 2021. This request actually comes down from the diocese.
Fr. Greg will be retiring in about two years. Whether he is replaced with a pastor or an administrator, it will be necessary at that time to reduce the number of Masses and the Bishop prefers that this change be done under Fr. Greg, which makes sense. However, Fr. Greg is very concerned that such changes might mean that some parishioners would leave our wonderful church and so he has asked the Council to put this question to a vote.
Please let us know how you feel about these changes either online by clicking HERE or by dropping off your ballot in the box placed in the Gathering Space or cut it out and put it in collection or mail to Parish House.
What’s New at St. Andrew’s?
Congratulations to our young parishioners who have received First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Click for photos.
Streaming Mass is coming in September. Currently, wiring and cameras are being installed.
Kitchen Renovation in Kiernan Hall
The Kiernan Hall kitchen is finished. Many thanks to all Generations of Faith donors! Click here to take a peek.
St. Andrew introduces the Care for Creation Ministry.
During the Season of Creation (Sept. 1-Oct 4), we celebrate the marvelous universe that God has created; we convert our ways of thinking and living to place ourselves more in harmony with all of God’s creatures; and we commit ourselves to taking actions to care for our common home, the Earth. Learn more at seasonofcreation.org or https://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/environment/upload/WDPCC-
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart.I embrace you as if you were already there
And unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you.
ORACIÓN DE COMUNIÓN ESPIRITUAL
Creo, Jesus mio, que estas real y verdaderamente en le cielo y en el Santismo Sacramento del Altar.
Os amo sobre todas las cosas y deseo
Vivamente recibirte dentro de mi alma, pero no pudiendo hacerlo ahora sacramentalmente venid al menos espiritualmente a mi Corazon.
Y como si ya os hubiese recebido, os abrazo y me uno del todo a Ti. Senor, no permitas que jamas me aparte de Ti.
The Faithful are urged to watch the celebration of the Eucharist on TV. The celebrations are scheduled as follows:
~ Sunday at 11am: Live from St James Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn, (English)
~ Sunday at 1:30pm: Pre-recorded from Co-Cathedral of St Joseph in Prospect Heights (Spanish)
NET-TV can be seen on Spectrum (Channel 97), Optimum (Channel 30) and FIOS (Channel 48). Viewers can also tune in online at www.netny.tv
With the suspension of Public Masses until further notice, the Diocese of Brooklyn’s cable channel, NET-TV, has added new services on Sunday and weekdays in multiple languages. The expanded lineup begins Sunday, March 22, 2020. Feel free to download the schedule below by right-clicking on the image and share it via social media or text with your friends and relatives. Continue reading “Attend Mass Online”
Word on Fire with Bishop Barron
At this time, Magnificat is providing complimentary access to their online version
to help people pray from home.
Our children at the Christmas Pageant.