ST. ANDREW PARISH UPDATE


March 27, 2020

ST. ANDREW CHURCH is open
For those who wish to visit, the Church is open daily until 5:00 p.m.

CIRCLE of PRAYER
•St. Andrew Parish invites you to join our Circle of Prayer.  Our goal is to cover our Parish in prayer 24 hours a day starting April 1st through Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19th.  Devote 20 minutes of your day to stop and pray wherever you are.  Pray however you like whether it is spontaneous or guided.  You can sign-up here https://signup.com/go/bcfjrTB

SPRING CLEAN-UP DAYS
•St. Andrew Parish is sanitizing the Parish kitchen and preparing the Church for Spring!  If you have a couple of hours to help with this project this week, please sign up! https://signup.com/go/JJPnoov

 CONFESSION TIMES 
•Saturday, March 28 from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.  Please use the north Confessional Room (North Sacristy).  By individual appointment, please call #263-1570.

ADORATION and CHAPLET of DIVINE MERCY
•On Thursdays, Adoration is 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is at 3:00 p.m. 

 CHILDREN’S MASS
•Every Tuesday morning Father Don will celebrate a Children’s Mass for you to view on our Facebook page.

 COMMUNITY DINNERS
•Served every Monday evening at Trinity Lutheran Church, 320 Cedar, starting at 5:00.  Our church prepares and serves this week on March 30.  All meals are ready-to-go and you are welcome to stop by and pick up meals.

CHURCH BULLETIN
•Available in the Church as well as on our Website and Facebook page.

PARISH UPDATE in the mail
•Letter from Fr. Don and Mrs. Whitehair; Liturgical Schedule and Religious Education updates and more.  Mailed today.

 GREAT WEBSITE or APPS

        (highly recommended by parishioners)
•Magnificat.net (during this challenging time, MAGNIFICAT is honored to provide complimentary access to our online version to help people pray from home).

•Immaculee.com (sign up to receive her uplifting messages and reflections).


•Laudate App (combines a large number of Catholic religious resources into a single app, giving you instant access Mass readings, prayers, confession prompts and more).

•May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  ~Romans 15:13

Trusting in Him,

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March 26, 2020

Excerpt from Fr. Don’s message this weekend’s bulletin ~
… Blessings to each of you as you prayerfully and with great kindness and love move forward knowing that this too shall pass!

We are here for you~
Please call the office if you are needing assistance, #263-1570.  The Parish Office is running regular hours.  We are feeling well and practicing social distancing.

Food for Families~
What a wonderful community we live in!  The public school system, St. Andrew School, and Neighbor to Neighbor are preparing meals for children and families.  Thanks to all those sharing their time and talent to make this possible.

Help needed to prepare mailing this Friday, March 27

We will make a circle of tables and work individually, but can visit while we prepare a Parish mailing! This Friday from 9:30 to 11:30.  If you can help put on labels or fold paper, we welcome your help!  Next week you will receive a letter from Fr. Don and Mrs. Christina Whitehair, plus more information about Confession and Holy Week activities.

St. Andrew Parish is serving Community Meal, Monday, March 30

We could use a couple more parishioners to help serve at Trinity Lutheran Church at 4:30 on Monday, March 30.  Please call Theresa if you can be there #479-6559.

Please save your plastic containers

We have given away all plastic containers to help with food distribution in Abilene.  If you would please save your nice containers with lids that are at least 16 oz or larger.  They are used for funeral dinners, community dinners, potluck leftovers, etc.   You can set them in the kitchen.  Thank you!

“The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”     ~ Numbers 6:24-26

Trusting in Him,

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March 20, 2020

•WEEKEND MASSES are private.  The 5:00 service will be recorded with Fr. Don, one server and one lector.   You can watch it after the service on our webpage at sacabilene.com or the Church or School’s Facebook page (St. Andrew Church and Parish or St. Andrews Abilene Home and School).  You can listen to it on St. Therese Catholic Radio 106.5 FM on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.


•AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

(to be said during Communion time)
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 into 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.  Amen.


•PRESENCE  LENTEN STUDY has been canceled.  You may view the lessons on FORMED.org and work in the Study Guide or call the Parish office for additional options.

•CONFESSIONS are available on Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:30, and with an individual appointment, please call the office, 263-1570.

•COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICE is canceled; however, Father Don will have more opportunities for confession during Holy Week.

•••••Please do not participate in any activity if you are sick, if you have been exposed to the coronavirus, if you suspect you have been exposed or if you have been advised by a doctor not to go out in public or attend public gatherings.  Our gatherings are small, and we are practicing social distancing.

ST ANDREW CHURCH – we are here for you
If we can help you during this time, please call.  If you are unable to get out and need our help with groceries, please call the office.  We have volunteers who want to help.

ST. ANDREW CHURCH is open daily
As always, our Church doors are open, and you are welcome to come and pray during the day.

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS are the same
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Church bulletin will be online at sacabilene.com and our Facebook page (St. Andrew Church and Parish or St. Andrews Abilene Home and School).

RESOURCES AVAILABLE during this time for you and your family.  Here are just a few…
Christian movies, books, and more for adults and children through FORMED.org.  You can sign-in atFORMED.org/signin. 

Another resource they have is at leaders.formed.org then go to RESOURCES, then to FAITH AT HOME, to help with forming your faith while at home.

 Dynamic Catholic has BEST LENT EVER which has a daily 5-minute Lenten program.  Go to https://dynamiccatholic.com/best-lent-ever

 EWTN Global Catholic Television Network for Mass (7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.) and adult and children’s programs. (DISH 261) You can also listen to St. Therese Catholic Radio, 106.5 FM (an  EWTN Catholic Affiliate).  For more information go to https://www.ewtn.com

“God is always found in the present moment, but the present moment can seem brutal at times, and that brutality can make Him seem very far away.”  ~ Mathew Kelly, Rediscover the Saints.

(This book is available at the Church entrances)

Trusting in Him,
LeAnn Kuntz
St. Andrew Parish, Abilene, KS

•Meetings-March 2020

-D. of I. - ​Meeting

​    3/12, Thursday, 6:00 PM

     Brkfast-3/1, Sun., after Masses

​•Finance Council

​     March 23, Mon., Noon

-Home & School

     March-Thurs., None
-Knights of Columbus

    -3/8, Sun., Supper/meeting

               6:30/7:00 PM

     3/5-Breakfast, after Masses​

-Ladies of St. Andrew 

     -March-None

-Liturgy Meeting-

     March-None

-Musician's Meeting-

    March, NONE, 6:00 PM
-Pastoral Council, 

     March-None

-Planning & Dev.,

     March-None
-School Board
​,

     March 10, Tues., 6:30 PM

-Staff Meeting,

    March, NONE

​•St. Therese Radio

​      March, None


Weekly Bulletin

March 29, 2020


Weekly Readings

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Upcoming Events:

​Special Days-March 2020

​(Several of these events have been canceled, so watch the bulletin, FB or this web site for up to date information.)

•3/1- RITE OF ELECTION

     -Parish Mission w/Father Mike Scully

     -Parish Mission, 3:00-4:30 PM

​     -Parish Mission, 6:30 PM

•3/2-Parish Mission, 6:30 PM

•3/5-Preschool Open House, 6:00-8:00 PM

•3/6-SCHOOL DISMISSED - 1:00 PM

      -Stations of Cross, 6:00 PM

      -Soup Supper, 6:30 PM

•3/7-PRESENCE Study, 7:00 AM

      -PRESENCE Study, 6:00 PM

•3/8-PRESENCE Study, 6:00 PM

•3/9-PRESENCE Study, 5:30 PM

•3/11- PRESENCE Study, Noon

•3/12-NO SCHOOL

        -School Conferences, Noon-8:00 PM

•3/13-NO SCHOOL

      -Stations of Cross, 6:00 PM
      -Soup Supper, 6:30 PM

•3/15-PRESENCE Study, 6:00 PM

•3/16-SPRING BREAK

       -Red Cross Blood Drive, 12:00-6:00 PM

       -PRESENCE Study, Noon

​•3/17-SPRING BREAK

•3/18-SPRING BREAK

     -PRESENCE Study, Noon

•3/20-SPRING BREAK


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Group meetings:

•Mondays:  (9/9 only)

       Men's Faith Group, 6:30 AM

       Bible Study, 3:15 PM​

•Tuesdays: Mother's Group, 9:00 AM

•Wednesdays:  Mother's Group, 8:15 AM

      9/4, 9/18

•Thursdays:

     Adoration - 8:00 AM-8:00 PM

     Chaplet of Div. Mercy, 3:00 PM

•Saturdays:  Men's Breakfast, 7:00 AM



•AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION 
(to be said during Communion time)


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 into

     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. 

Amen.

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