2 Seventh Sunday of Easter - May 13, 2018 Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish Page 2 Stewardship is a way of life. Tithing is God s Plan for Giving: April 29, 2018 Today, May 13, 2018 Happy Mother s Day Tithing Income $6, Tithe $ Actual Income $5, Weekly Budget $7, Poor Box $ Children s Offerings $ 9.13 My Good Deed for the Week: Here s what several of our young people offered as their tithe, in addition to their financial gift: Kindergarten: I helped by doing dishes; Grade 4: I helped by doing dishes and taking out garbage; Grade 8: I helped my Dad set up for a big Easter themed party. Happy Mother s Day In Memory of / In Honor of: Betty Hilmer, Gail Hilmer, Judithanne Clement, Marietta Clement, Janet E. Clement, Salome Au-gustus, Bernadine Palermo, Florence Sutherland, Lillian Keane, Lillian Adams, Merna S. Slabik, Anna M. Slabik, Isabella B. Storer, Florence Bonner, Lydia Ann Sanders, Melinda Bonner, Helen Burns, Doris-Holly Buterbaugh, Kathy Calabrese, Kathleen (Kitty) Houghton, Marie Morris, Mildred Knott, Cherie F. Itnyre, All Mothers in the Caroline Shreck Family, All Wonderful Moms Everywhere, Hilda Dumon, Jean O Brien, Helen M. Brown, Helen M.T. Brown, Helen Babyak, Dorothy Richwine, MaryAnn McManus, Beulah C. Sinwell, Margaret Gaus, Dorothy Bassett, Marcella Tallamini Gobatto, Agnes Grosch, Catherine Cassidy, Verna Cassidy, Helen Hadala, Eleanore Czarnecki, Eleanor Zisa, Emanuela Zisa, Anna Laurito, Mary Pagano, Paula Morris, Catherine Iasenza, Vita Gill, Elizabeth Wesner, Mary Stepanic, Mary Stefanic, Frances Kucan, Barbara Stefanic, Mary E. Stefanic, Anita Bingaman, Edna Yutzy, Mary Wivell, Sally McFerren, Gladys Robinson, Cora Wishard, Helen Raby, Dorothy DeLise, Antoinette DeLise, Julia Smith, Kitty Bell. Dorothy Willhide, Lucy S. Bowling, Neva M. Willhide, Mary Shea, Kathryn Gracik, Martha Kupa, Helen Moran, Pat Berube, Christine Caruso, Fran Erickson, Leona Skobol, Ethel Magno, Kay Moyer, Shannon Moyer, Lois Cross, Suzie Moyer, Annie McHugh, Mary Hernandez, Elizabeth Conrad, Heidi Moyer, Betty Jo McCormack, Therese Schindler, Sarah Stansfield, Doris Pyatt, Iva, King, Cora Grant, Gladys Robinson, Alice Sanders Freeman, Janet Biser Freeman, Charlotte I. Malcolm, Bridget Dickinson, Virgina Tardiff, Doris Sligh, Marie Baker, Linda Baker, Luisa Chiedi, Vivian Greenawalt Next Weekend, May 19/20, 2018 Youth Group 6-8pm, School Hall Minister Schedule If you are unable to serve, please find a substitute. Thank you. Saturday, May 19, 5pm: EMHC Karen Lison, Martin Lison, Mary Little, Janet Stockton; Altar Servers Bella Cartwright, Lynn Ochoa, Andrew Woodring; Lector Robert Prato; Gift Bearers Carol Cool, John Shertzer, Shertzer; Greeters Elaine Sneeringer, Theresa Woodring Sunday, May 20, 8:00am: EMHC Judy Baker, Rick Baker, Anne Hefner, David Pessagno; Altar Servers Christopher Black, 2 Needed; Lector Barbara Hayes; Gift Bearers Anne Bonner, Mary Fahrney, Thomas Fahrney; Greeters Mary Fahrney, Sandra Kopenhaver Sunday, May 20, 11:00am: EMHC Belen Aida Bautista, Richard Cook, Sue Miller, Carmen Krawczak; Altar Servers Clementine Quesada, Joseph Quesada, Andrew Stansfield; Lector Christina Kostka; Gift Bearers Mary Skehan, Caroline Stansfield, Elizabeth Stansfield; Greeters Angie Sheeley, Craig Sheeley Please volunteer for the needed spots on the Ministry Schedule on the Website. Carmel Comes to Saint Andrew's Saint Thérèse Study Group Please plan on joining us for First Saturday devotions with the Rosary at 7:30am, Mass at 8:00am and beginning on Saturday, June 2nd, a study of the Saint Thérèse of Lisieux autobiography, "Story of a Soul: Study Edition available on Amazon for $18.00 for the paperback. This study edition is designed to assist contemporary readers to apply the spiritual insights of Story of a Soul to their lives. It provides introductions, reflections and discussion questions for each chapter of the text. We will meet in the Rectory dining room every First Saturday beginning June 2nd after the 8:00 AM Mass. We look forward to seeing you there. God bless you!
3 Seventh Sunday of Easter - May 13, 2018 Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish Page 3 Mass Schedule Mass of Anticipation 5:00 PM James Nugent Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 13, :00 AM For the People / Pro Populo 11:00 AM Tim Jenkins Monday, May 14 Saint Matthias, Apostle 8:00 AM Lee Crawford Tuesday, May 15 Saint Isidore 8:00 AM Buck Wagaman Wednesday, May 16 8:00 AM Foster-Gainan-Adams 7:00 8:00 PM Confession Thursday, May 17 8:00AM Holy Souls in Purgatory Friday, May 18 Saint John I, Pope & Martyr 9:30AM James & Mary Jane Molloy Saturday, May 19 8:00AM For the Intentions of Robert O Toole 3:30 Confessions Mass of Anticipation 5:00 PM William Whittington, Sr. Pentecost Sunday, May 20, :00 AM Harold Sprenkle 11:00 AM Joseph Adams The Sanctuary Candle reminds us of the presence of Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament. It burns this week in Memory of Mary Stepanic and for the special intentions of Mary Stefanic. The Flowers on the altar are in Memory of Mary Stepanic and for the special intentions of Mary Stefanic. New Books, Pamphlets, & CD's have been added to our bookshelves at the entrance of the church for the Month of May. There are many books/videos for children, new CD's, and interesting books on the a number of spiritual and faith based topics. This week: 5/13: Robin Holderness; Gordon Fath, Jr., A Special Intention for Kathy Osbourn, Margaret (Peggy) Gillespie, Pat Landerman, Robert O Toole, Polly Grove, Steve Pugh & Family, Ray Paris; Julian Lawrence, Anthony Barbarino, Margo Moran; Raylynn Gladhill, Jo Willard, Stan McElhaney, Jim Barnes, Paulette Remick, Judy Huber; Dawn Bowders, Bernetta Patridge, Robert Topper, Paul Doty, Becky & Jeffrey Schreck, Jr., Marie Keen; Ronnie Starry, Eileen Duke; Woodard Poper, Nicole Lyons; Louise West; Carolyn Krouse, Monica Wishard, Liz Jobes, Betty Powers, Ralph & Gladys Wetzel, Dorothea Peters, Eliana Bettwy, Catherine Hinkle, Charles Gladhill, Seth Stine, Helen Hemler, Donna Krietz, Emma Loomis; Prayer List Policy: To help focus our prayers, names are kept on the list for one month. If someone is still in need of prayer, notify the office to list them for another month for as long as prayers are needed. Parish Ministries Directory Boy Scouts Fred Shetter Cemetery Joe Little Church Cleaning Crew Kathy Osbourn Council of Catholic Women Elaine Sneeringer Finance Council Chair Charlie Willhide Knights of Columbus Javier Estrada (240) Music Director Kathy Bourdeau Natural Family Planning Jeff & Marcia Moyer Parish Council Chair Chris Dennis Parish Nurse Program Margy Cook Betty Green Prayer Chain Bernie Null Judy Baker Pro-Life Committee Marcia Moyer SCRIP Jen Dennis x209 St Andrew Board of Education Perry Sandy Social Outreach & Advocacy Ministries Marie Maisie DiGiammarino Lucy Ivins Spirited Singles John Hoffman St. Andrew Seniors Joy McDonald Waynesboro Fellowship of Churches Patricia Muir Youth Group Jen Nelson Mary Carter and the O Toole Family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to everyone for all the prayers, cards, and good wishes for Robert during his recovery. They are most grateful for all your kindnesses during this difficult time. God bless you! Should you wish to continue to send cards and well wishes, please mail them to him at the following address: Robert O Toole, c/o Mary Carter, 596 Sherwood Drive, Ridgeley, WV 26753
4 Seventh Sunday of Easter - May 13, 2018 Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish Page 4 Mark your calendars for the CCW Yard Sale, June 8 9! Drop off your items in the School Hall on June 6 & 7. Acceptable items include: gently used household items, décor & collectibles, antiques, furniture, children / baby clothes & toys, small working appliances, books, jewelry, tools, etc. We will NOT accept encyclopedias, TVs, computers, clothes, or shoes. Please place the items in boxes if possible. For questions or further information, please contact Jo Spigler, ; Kathy Osbourn, Spirited Singles Wednesday, May 16, 9am Singles, divorced & widowed men & women. Join us for breakfast or just coffee & fellowship at the Velvet Café. More info-john Council of Catholic Women Meeting Wednesday, May 16, at 6:30pm, in the Parish Meeting Room. All ladies of the parish are invited and encouraged to attend! Knights of Columbus Family Pot Luck Sunday, May 20, 6:00pm. Bring the family and a dish to share. Regular Council Mtg Thursday, Ma7 17, 7:30pm. Vacation Bible School will be held June from 9am until noon here in the parish. If you are interested in helping, please contact Peg Wagaman for more information. VBS is open to children ages 4 (by September 1, 2017) through current 6 th graders. Registration forms are available in the back of the church on the bulletin board and in the parish office. SOCIAL OUTREACH MINISTRY Social Outreach meeting, Monday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the school office conference room. Agenda will include Jubilee Food Bags, and updates on other projects. Please bring non-perishable food items for the Waynesboro Community & Human Services food bank. John Itell Knights of Columbus Scholarship Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors planning to attend at least a two-year accredited college program. Each candidate must be a deserving immediate family member of a Council 2068 Brother Knight or a member in good standing of one of these local parishes: St Andrew s, Waynesboro, St Rita s, Blue Ridge Summit, or St Mark s, Greencastle. Applications are available at the Council home or at the church parish office. The deadline for the return of applications is June 1, For more information, please contact Fred Eisenhart at or The Fortieth Annual Men s Retreat, sponsored by Corpus Christi Parish, will be held on the August 3rd weekend on the beautiful campus of Mount Saint Mary s University, Emmitsburg, MD. It is open to all men in the Diocese, age 14 or older. Mark your calendar now so you will remember this weekend to renew your spirit and His Love in your life. The Most Reverend Ronald Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, will lead us this year. Reservations require a minimum $60 deposit and should be made early to ensure a room is held for you. Check the vestibule for more details or contact Jeff Moyer, or Saint Andrew Parish Council is seeking nominations for two vacancies for the upcoming term. The Parish Council is consultative to the Pastor and works to aid the Pastor by setting objectives and general policies which govern the day-to-day life of the parish. Each member serves a three (3) year term. To be eligible to serve on the Council a parishioner must: be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church (see the Catechism of the Catholic Church # ); be a registered parishioner of the parish; have attained at least their 18th birthday; possess a willingness to grow in an understanding of Church by taking advantage of opportunities for continuing education in Church doctrine and documents; be able to work with others in a spirit of openness and trust; understand that membership on Council is one of service to the People of God; uphold the teachings of the Church and norms established by the Diocese for Parish Pastoral Councils. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact the parish office by May 25, 2018.
5 Seventh Sunday of Easter - May 13, 2018 Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish Page 5 Sunday, May 13, 2018 Seventh Sunday of Easter Acts 1:15-17, 20A, 20C-26; 1 Jn4:11-16; John 17:11B- 19 Do you remember the first time you received the keys to the car? That might have been as a teenager. Or do you recall giving a set of car keys to your teenage child for the first time? What trepidation! But what pride and joy as well. Receiving the keys to the car marks a milestone. One is no longer a child but not quite an adult. The awesome responsibility of driving a car might be missed by some and embraced by others. As parents we want to ensure that our children know the obligations that accompany driving. We hope beyond hope that nothing bad happens, that there is no accident. Each of us probably gave a stern yet encouraging talk to these budding adolescents who were yearning only to get behind the wheel and go! And ultimately, we hand over the keys to the car while hoping and praying that all are safe from harm. In today s gospel Jesus is praying a final prayer to the Father prior to his own arrest and ultimate crucifixion. What must have been going through his mind at that time? He was definitely concerned for his friends, those whom the Father had given and entrusted to Jesus. He prays for them, not that they be taken out of the world, but that they are kept from evil, safe from harm, while living in it. Jesus protected his friends while he was with them, but he will be with them no longer. He will not be able to keep them from evil, or even keep them safe. They are being sent into the world as Jesus was sent. Almost as a concerned parent, Jesus makes his prayer to the Father. Jesus desire for his friends is that they may share his joy completely. We too are those who are the objects of this prayer. We are Jesus friends and he wants our joy to be complete. He knows that the world is a tough, sometimes violent place. He will lose his life in a contest with violence. And yet, he does not take us out of the world. He gives us the ability to live in it, while asking the Father to keep us from the evil one. Moreover, He consecrates himself to us. As we are his followers, indeed his very friends, we are consecrated in truth. This final prayer and petition tells us a great deal about Jesus, his relationship with the Father, and his relationship with us. How fortunate we are to have him as our advocate. From Living Liturgy From our Pastor s Pen... As it was reported in the bulletin last week, we are in need of a Youth Group minister or ministers beginning on July 1, It is imperative that we continue to have a vibrant Youth Group here in our Parish to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today; to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community; and to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person. Please prayerfully and seriously consider filling this most important ministry vacancy here at Saint Andrew Parish. Please contact the parish office or me personally with your interest and credentials to Monday, May 14, 2018 Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle Acts of the Apostles 1:15-17, 20-26; John 15:9-17 Jesus Last Supper discourses are surely some of the most poignant passages in John s gospel. You can almost hear the urgency in Jesus voice as he exhorts his disciples to carry on and always love one another. Just love one another. Three simple words, yet how difficult they are to live at times! Or at least we make them that way. We prefer to hold on to our anger, resentment, or that small slight from this morning. We are entitled to feel the way we do right? Yet, how much easier it is to simply let the negative feeling go. It s as easy as opening your hand. Today, when you find yourself holding on to anger, visualize opening your hand. Let it go. Love one another. Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Memorial of Saint Isidore Acts 20:17-27; John 17:1-11a Seventy-five percent of the world s poor 900 million people live in rural areas in conditions of extreme poverty, according to a March 9, 2006 Vatican statement on agrarian reform. In the absence of internationally guaranteed protections, the Vatican says, deprivation, exploitation, lack of access to the market, and social exclusion become more acute among people who work the land. The Vatican urged rich countries to correct policies, such as farm subsidies and trade barriers, that adversely affect the economies of developing countries, and it condemned the concentration of productive farmland in the hands of a few. In honor of Saint Isidore, take steps to support small farmers by purchasing organic and fair trade products and frequenting local farmers markets. Learn more about the Catholic rural ethic at.org.
6 Seventh Sunday of Easter - May 13, 2018 Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish Page 6 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Acts 20:28-38; John 17:11b-19 The proverb This too shall pass may come to mind while struggling through a tough period in life, such as a time of transition or a personal financial crisis. We hope and trust that the pain of these situations is temporary and will eventually pass. Though not often invoked in good times, this proverb can also refer to the passing of good things in our life. It might be, for example, the death of a loved one or the departure of a close friend or mentor, as the early church experienced when Jesus and then Paul prepared to leave behind their earthly lives. It reminds us to be open to what life brings and draw comfort from the fact that God s love remains constant. Thursday, May 17, 2018 Acts 22:30; 23:6-11; John 17:20-26 The Catholic Church s approach to ecumenism has come a long way since the Second Vatican Council. The previous Code of Canon Law (from 1917) decreed: It is illicit for the faithful to assist at or participate in any way in non-catholic religious functions (no. 1258). That changed with Vatican II and the new Code of Canon Law in 1983, and in 1993 the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity stated that Christians may be encouraged to share in spiritual activities and resources, i.e., to share that spiritual heritage they have in common in a manner and to a degree appropriate to their present divided state (no. 102). We still have a long road ahead, but the road map is clearer. Friday, May 18, 2018 Memorial of John I, Pope & Martyr Acts 25:13b-21; John 21:15-19 Many hopeful moments occurred during the impressive funeral and memorial rites for Pope John Paul II in Perhaps one of the most remarkable was the gathering of so many leaders of different religious traditions and denominations from around the world. This was a sign of hope that all believers, of whatever corner of the world, could recognize that God is more important than our differences and that, in fact, God longs to gather us all into one. There is one God, the God of all. Let us pray that we will have the faith and humility to let God be God. Saturday, May 19, 2018 Acts 28:16-20, 30-31; John 21:20-25 Celebrity gossip is so pervasive that it s hard to avoid. How much do you know about the personal lives of the glitterati? Sure, these people invite the public into their lives for profit, but scrutinizing even relishing the foibles of strangers is a slippery slope. Jesus frequently reminded his followers to focus on themselves their own failings and how they could improve instead of worrying about those around them. Are you too quick to judge the actions of others? Beginning with the month of June, Wednesday evening confessions will be held ONLY on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00pm 8:00pm. Thank you! New Marian Feast Starts This Year Obligatory Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church Monday, May 21 Mary as Mother of the Church has a long history and deep biblical roots, and in February 2018 it was announced by the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments that a feast day to recognize Mary with that title is henceforth to be celebrated on the Monday after Pentecost on the Church calendar. Cardinal Robert Sarah, in the decree announcing the feast day, pointed to Blessed Paul VI s address at the conclusion of the Third Session of the Second Vatican Council (November 1964) as the clear foundation for the memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church. Pope Paul declared the Blessed Virgin Mary to be Mother of the Church, that is to say of all Christian people, the faithful as well as the pastors, who call her the most loving Mother. He also established that the Mother of God should be further honored and invoked by the entire Christian people by this most tender of titles. Therefore, Pope Francis has decreed that the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, should be inscribed in the Roman calendar on the Monday after Pentecost and be celebrated every year. Hence, in the Latin-rite Church, this obligatory memorial will have precedence over any other memorial of a blessed or a saint on the Monday following Pentecost. Diocesan & Local Happenings Quo Vadis & Fiat Days: at Mount St. Mary s University & Seminary. Our Lord Jesus Christ has a great plan and mission for you! It s a great opportunity to know Jesus more deeply and help you to discern your vocation in life while having a lot of fun with other Catholic young men and women. Listen to the Lord s call in your life while having fun. There is a $50 registration fee; all other expenses funded by the Diocese of Harrisburg. Registration forms can be found on our website at Quo Vadis Days: June 24-27, 2018 for Catholic young men ages Deadline for registration is June 17, Fiat Days July 1-3, 2018 for Catholic young women ages Deadline for registration is June 24, Generosity to the Lenten Appeal, motivated by faith, is a gift of charity and an expression of the Lord s gift of salvation. Thanks to all of you who have already participated in the Bishop s Annual Lenten Appeal. To date we have raised $47,875 toward our goal of $62,700 which is 76% of our goal. If you have not already done so, please prayerfully consider making a gift to the Bishop s Annual Lenten Appeal today. Every dollar raised over our goal will be kept in our parish. God bless you.