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Your Sunday Connection for November 29, 2020

Dear Friends,

Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Giving Tree! Through the generosity of so many people, we were able to meet the goal of a $25 gift for every student at St. Mary of the Lake School. What a great way to start off the holiday season!

This week holds Giving Tuesday, the largest single day philanthropic event in the United States. So many charities rely on this event to receive the support they need to do their work. Please be generous, and don’t forget to make Saint Andrew Parish one of your beneficiaries as well by giving now.

If you would like to join us for Mass tomorrow Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 9:00am, there are still spaces available for those who make a reservation. Please click on the button below to sign up.

Make your reservation to attend Mass at www.standrew.org/mass-reservations
The remainder of this webpage is the Your Sunday Connection prayer guide.

Opening Prayer

Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming, so that, gathered at his right hand, they may be worthy to possess the heavenly kingdom, 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                                        IS 63:16B-17, 19B; 64:2-7
You, LORD, are our father, our redeemer you are named forever. Why do you let us wander, O LORD, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we fear you not? Return for the sake of your servants, the tribes of your heritage. Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, with the mountains quaking before you, while you wrought awesome deeds we could not hope for, such as they had not heard of from of old. No ear has ever heard, no eye ever seen, any God but you doing such deeds for those who wait for him. Would that you might meet us doing right, that we were mindful of you in our ways! Behold, you are angry, and we are sinful; all of us have become like unclean people, all our good deeds are like polluted rags; we have all withered like leaves, and our guilt carries us away like the wind. There is none who calls upon your name, who rouses himself to cling to you; for you have hidden your face from us and have delivered us up to our guilt. Yet, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay and you the potter: we are all the work of your hands.
Reading II                                        1 COR 1:3-9
Brothers and sisters: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always on your account for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus, that in him you were enriched in every way, with all discourse and all knowledge, as the testimony to Christ was confirmed among you, so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will keep you firm to the end, irreproachable on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, and by him you were called to fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Gospel                                             MK 13:33-37
Jesus said to his disciples: “Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come. It is like a man traveling abroad. He leaves home and places his servants in charge, each with his own work, and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch. Watch, therefore; you do not know when the Lord of the house is coming, whether in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning. May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!’”

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 through our actions and words we may atone for our sinful ways, especially during this season of watchful expectancy for Christ’s coming.  We pray to the Lord.          LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

That the world leaders may hear the cries of those in need: the poor, the homeless, the persecuted, and the broken, and see the face of the Lord in their suffering.  We pray to the Lord.          LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

For all who are burdened with guilt, that they may turn to God and come to realize the boundlessness of God’s extravagant forgiveness. We pray to the Lord.          LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

For those around the world who suffer from HIV/AIDS, that they may know the tender compassionate presence of God. We pray to the Lord.          LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

For those in our community who received plenty to eat on Thanksgiving from our generosity, but struggle to feed their families and themselves every other day, that they may be remembered throughout the year. We pray to the Lord.          LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER.

 

For all who have been affected by COVID19, may God’s healing presence be comfort to them and bring health and well-being.      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: Our deceased Parishioners.  We pray to the Lord.          LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER.

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

May these mysteries, O Lord, in which we have participated, profit us, we pray, for even now, as we walk amid passing things, you teach us by them to love the things of heaven and hold fast to what endures. Through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

Announcements

Giving Tuesday —  Start this giving holiday with a donation today!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 is Giving Tuesday, the single largest day for philanthropic giving in the U.S. We encourage you to give to several charities important to you but not to forget your parish which is also in need of your support. Give $25, $50, $100 or more to support Saint Andrew’s mission. Donate now!

Live Stream

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Contact Us

Church and Rectory

The church is located at the corner of Paulina and Addison
3546 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60657  Office Phone: 773-525-3016
Office Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Sun 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

DURING THE PANDEMIC, THE PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. Hours may vary.

The chapel, auditorium, and social hall are located at the corner of Hermitage and Addison

Saint Andrew School

The school and gym are located at the corner of Paulina and Addison
1710 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613  Office Phone: 773-248-2500

Mass Times

NOTICE: DUE TO COVID-19, ATTENDING A  PUBLIC MASS REQUIRE A RESERVATION. VISIT  standrew.org/mass-reservations TO MAKE A RESERVATION

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