Youth Activities

Swim Team
St. Andrew the Apostle Church, together with Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, offers a swim program for boys and girls who can swim, 5 through 14 years of age, which includes practice and team competition sponsored by the Catholic Youth Organization. A Family Swim program is also offered to parishioners on Saturday afternoons during the school year and Thursday evenings during the summer.

The mission of our group is to give young people (age 16 and up) the tools to help themselves and others — “youth helping youth.”  At the same time learning more about our Lord through Bible discussions, group activities and community service.

La misión de nuestro grupo es darle a los niños las herramientas para ayudar a sí mismos y otros — Jóvenes ayudando jóvenes. Al mismo tiempo aprender más acerca de nuestro Señor a través de discusiones de la Biblia, actividades de grupo y servicio comunitario.
Jornada meets Mondays, 7pm in Kiernan Hall.

On Thanksgiving Day, the St. Andrew Jornada youth group had an opportunity to do some service work. Through a friend and founder of the group “Dare2Be” and chef, Thalia Patillo from the Food Network, we were able to work as volunteers to serve meals to the homeless and the less fortunate. It was a very “real” look at the realities that we often overlook and take for granted. We arrived at St. John the Baptist Church where we helped to set up tables and chairs before the meals. It was a lot of work, but all in attendance were all eager to help in all ways that were needed. Among the people present to help was: Sharon Valle, Jazmin Gil, Melissa Ramos, Delfina Izazaya, Bruce Chen, Angelica Chumbi, Ashley Onofre, Joel Rivera, Kim Torres. Ashley Cortes, Edward Cortes. From our confirmation class were Jacqueline Flores, Gisselle Rivera, and Odalis Vega. and adult group leader Eddie Cortes.