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Your Sunday Connection for September 6, 2020

Dear Friends,

 

There are still spaces available to join us for Mass tomorrow Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 9:00am. A reservation is required to attend. Please click on the button below to make a reservation.

 

Make your reservation to attend Mass at www.standrew.org/reopening.

 

As a reminder, we are limited in the number of people who are permitted to attend Mass. Therefore, the best way to connect with Saint Andrew Parish is by gathering with your household and praying through this “Your Sunday Connection” Flocknote. As you scroll through, read and pray along. A homily message from Deacon Mark is included.

Opening Prayer

O God, by whom we are redeemed and receive adoption, look graciously upon your sons and daughters, that those who believe in Christ may receive true freedom and an everlasting inheritance. 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                                        EZ 33:7-9

Thus says the LORD: You, son of man, I have appointed watchman for the house of Israel; when you hear me say anything, you shall warn them for me. If I tell the wicked, “O wicked one, you shall surely die, ” and you do not speak out to dissuade the wicked from his way, the wicked shall die for his guilt, but I will hold you responsible for his death. But if you warn the wicked, trying to turn him from his way, and he refuses to turn from his way, he shall die for his guilt, but you shall save yourself.

 

Reading 2                                        ROM 13:8-10

Brothers and sisters: Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; you shall not kill; you shall not steal; you shall not covet, ” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no evil to the neighbor; hence, love is the fulfillment of the law.

 

Gospel                                             MT 18:15-20

Jesus said to his disciples: “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.  If he listens to you, you have won over your brother. If he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, so that ‘every fact may be established on the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ If he refuses to listen to them, tell the church. If he refuses to listen even to the church, then treat him as you would a Gentile or a tax collector. Amen, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Again, amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

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 reach out and assist our neighbors in reconciling with God and each other. We pray to the Lord.             LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER

 

For leaders of nations, that they may grow in wisdom, seeking peaceful ways to resolve differences with others as they serve the people entrusted to them. We pray to the Lord.             LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER

 

For those given authority to uphold and enforce the law, that they may respect those they serve and apply the law with justice and compassion We pray to the Lord.              LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER

 

For those who work for a living, that they may receive a just wage for their labors, and for those who are unemployed or underemployed, that they may not lose heart. We pray to the Lord.             LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER

 

That our parish community may always welcome those whose souls are thirsting for spiritual nourishment and those whose hearts are searching for reconciliation. 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 work to support one another. 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 Robert Ledvina. 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

Grant that your faithful, O Lord, whom you nourish and endow with life through your Word and heavenly Sacrament, may so benefit from your beloved Son’s great gifts that we may merit an eternal share in his life. Through Christ our Lord.

Announcements

FALL FLING – Golf Outing

Sign up to play golf as a foursome, threesome, twosome or single along Chicago’s beautiful lakefront!!  The more the merrier! Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Sydney Marovitz Golf Course (3600 North Recreation Drive, Chicago, IL 60613) 1:00pm first tee time followed by scheduled tee times thereafter every 10 minutes. Boxed dinners available to order from GT Prime – delivered to your door. To find out more and the sign up, read more…

REBOOT: Update Your Spirituality

Feeling like you need a deeper connection to God and your parish community during the pandemic? Have some questions that need some answers? REBOOT is a six-week course for adults to help re-energize your spirituality. Many participants have found it is twice as helpful during the pandemic to participate in a REBOOT group. A new series will start on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and run on Tuesday nights through October 20. To find out more and to register, read more…

Please click on the button below to see a copy of the Sunday Bulletin.

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  www.standrew.org/reopening TO MAKE A RESERVATION

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