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.
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.
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.
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”
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.
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