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Your Sunday Connection for June 21, 2020

Dear Friends,

 

A special blessing to all the fathers in our community! On this Father’s Day weekend, may they grow in the sense of love and patience that is shown by our Father in Heaven.

 

The parish is open for private prayer and Adoration this Sunday, June 21, 2020 as well as the Sacrament of Reconciliation (go to www.standrew.org/reopening to make a reservation).  We are still building out the volunteer team for a return to public Masses. In the mean time, the best way to connect with the parish community is through our Sunday morning Your Sunday Connection… LiveZoom call which is held at 11:00am on Sunday morning. Our last “Your Sunday Connection… Live” until further notice will be this Sunday, June 21.

 

To join the call, simply click here on Sunday at 11:00am.

 

The remainder of this note is the “Your Sunday Connection” web page. As you scroll through, read and pray along. A homily message from Deacon Eric is included

Opening Prayer

Grant, O Lord, that we may always revere and love your holy name, for you never deprive of your guidance those you set firm on the foundation of your love. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN.

The Readings

Reading 1                                              JER 20:10-13

Jeremiah said: “I hear the whisperings of many: ‘Terror on every side! Denounce! let us denounce him!’
All those who were my friends are on the watch for any misstep of mine. ‘Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail, and take our vengeance on him.’ But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion: my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph. In their failure they will be put to utter shame, to lasting, unforgettable confusion. O LORD of hosts, you who test the just, who probe mind and heart, let me witness the vengeance you take on them, for to you I have entrusted my cause. Sing to the LORD, praise the LORD, for he has rescued the life of the poor from the power of the wicked!”

 

Reading 2                                              ROM 5:12-15

Brothers and sisters: Through one man sin entered the world, and through sin, death, and thus death came to all men, inasmuch as all sinned— for up to the time of the law, sin was in the world, though sin is not accounted when there is no law. But death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who did not sin after the pattern of the trespass of Adam, who is the type of the one who was to come.

But the gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, how much more did the grace of God and the gracious gift of the one man Jesus Christ overflow for the many.

 

Gospel                                                    MT 10:26-33

Jesus said to the Twelve: “Fear no one. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge.

Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.”

The Homily

Please click on the video link below to watch the homily for this week.

The Prayers of the Faithful

For the Church, that we may have the confidence to proclaim the Good News from the housetops. We pray to the Lord,            LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER.

That all of us across this planet, our common home, may take the steps necessary to making the Earth a livable, bountiful, and beautiful home for generations to come. We pray to the Lord,            LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER.

For all of our fathers and father figures, who have loved and guided us throughout our lives, those who are living and those who have passed on to eternal life, that they may always enjoy God’s loving care. We pray to the Lord,            LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER.

For all who depend on the fruitfulness of the earth for their livelihood, that they may be blessed with good weather and a successful growing season this summer. We pray to the Lord,            LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER.

For those who are affected by COVID19 that God will help them through this terrible time and for the entire world as we face this pandemic.  We pray to the Lord,            LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER.

For the departed, who remain with us in our prayers and our memories, and for the promise of a joyful reunion, and especially for Matthew Drumm, Jack Harned, Robert Ledvina, Charlie Sullivan, Cecelia Vinzons and Patrick Walsh.

Sunday Offertory

Stewardship of Saint Andrew Parish is the responsibility of us all. Consistently throughout the year, we remind parishioners about stewarding the gifts of Time, Talent, and Treasure to support the mission of Saint Andrew Parish.
During this pandemic, there are many urgent needs, among those needs are caring for the financial obligations of Saint Andrew Parish. If you do not regularly contribute electronically ether weekly or monthly, please consider making a Sunday Offering online through Give Central through the link below.

Spiritual Communion

In many places in the world receiving Holy Communion is not possible. Catholics in these areas are encouraged to make “Spiritual Communion.” St.Teresa of Jesus wrote about this practice:

“When you do not receive communion and you do not attend Mass, you can make a spiritual communion, which is a most beneficial practice; by it the love of God will be greatly impressed on you”

You can make Spiritual Communion by the bringing this prayer to your heart…
“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. Amen.”

Closing Prayer

Renewed and nourished by the memorial of the Sacred Body and Precious Blood of your Son, we ask of your mercy, O Lord, that what we celebrate with constant devotion may be our sure pledge of redemption. Through Christ our Lord. AMEN

Announcements

Vacation Bible School

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer? Camps and other activities all shut down? Saint Andrew is working with other local parishes to offer a Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 27 to Friday, July 31, 2020. Targeted for K-4 graders, any child is welcome and the cost is only $40 per family. The guidance, materials, and online instruction will provides hours of structured activity that will foster your child’s faith this summer. To find out more and to register, read more…

Volunteer for Church Reopening

The team that is assisting with the reopening of Saint Andrew parish for public worship is in need of additional volunteers to help with clean up, set up, and greeting. To find out more about the team’s needs and to sign up, please read more…

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