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Prayer During Communion

 

Form of Spiritual Communion, by St. Alphonsus Liguori

 

My JESUS, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things and I desire to receive You in my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,

come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there

and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.


Jesus mío, creo que estas presente en el Santísimo Sacramento del Altar.

Te amo sobre todas las cosas y deseo recibirte en mi alma.

Pero como ahora no puedo hacerlo sacramentalmente,

ven al menos espiritualmente a mi corazón.

Como si ya te hubiese recibido, te abrazo y me uno todo a ti.

No permitas, que jamás me separe de ti.

Amen.

 

DISTRIBUTION OF BLESSED PALMS – next Sunday!

 

On Sunday, 5 April, following the live-streamed Mass at 10:00 AM,

you can drive through the North Parking lot, and blessed palms

will be available for you to pick up, in front of the Parish Office, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM – two hours!
 

 

We foresee needing some specific items for the Food bank located at 614 Bartow Drive.

Particularly bread, canned fruit, canned chili or stew with meat, ramen noodles and beans.

Our hours have been shortened from 12 noon-3 pm.

We may be forced to shorten them again, but we will continue giving food out to our Friends.

 

Prayers for Relief from Coronavirus

 

Prayer for Healing from Coronavirus

 

Una oración a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe:

 

Diocese Update

 

The Diocese of Tucson Protocols, under the direction of Bishop Edward Weisenburger,

is following LEVEL 3 protocols as of March 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM.
 

  • No public Masses after today (3/16/2020)

  • The Sunday Mass obligation is dispensed for all Catholic people residing in or visiting the territory of the Diocese of Tucson.  Catholics are urged to observe Sunday in accord with our teachings, which may include spending additional time on Sunday in prayer, observing a Catholic Mass via television or internet, or other pious practices.

  • Confirmations scheduled during this time period are suspended and will be rescheduled

  • There are to be no public Church events or gatherings, such as parish religious education programs, Stations of the Cross, Communion services, Quinceaneras, parish missions, dinners, etc.

  • Mass of the Holy Oils, “Chrism Mass,” will be celebrated privately with Holy Oils to be distributed privately to priests

  • Weddings should be restricted to 10 persons, and if Mass is celebrated only the bride and groom, if Catholic, are to receive Holy Communion

  • Funeral Masses should be restricted to 10 persons, and the congregation should not receive Holy Communion

 

Food For Thought...

 

“What was the first rule of our dear Saviour’s life? You know it was to do the Father’s will. Well then, the first end I propose in our daily work is to do the Father’s will. Secondly, to do it in the manner that He wills, and, finally, to do it because it is His will.”
                                                                                                  

- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821)

 

Our Campus
  • St Andrews Front
  • Church - South Aerial View
  • St Andrew's Entry
  • Front Facade
  • Church - East Aerial View
  • Holy Family
  • Divine Mercy Side
  • Kino Hall
  • Church - West Aerial View
  • St Andrew South Side
  • Church - North Aerial View
  • Statue of Mary
  • Mexican Martyrs
  • Lady Who Unties Knots
  • Rearward Look
  • St. Michael Chapel
  • Facing Rear
  • Baptismal Font
  • Divine Mercy Chapel
  • Main Altar
"

 

This week’s Question: “What is the ‘Kiss of Judas countered’?”

 

The answer to last week’s Question: “Why are statues veiled in Lent?”


The custom of veiling the images hails from the former liturgical calendar, in which the Fifth Sunday of Lent was called "Passion Sunday”. The Gospel for this Sunday was John 8:46-59, the discussion between JESUS and the Jewish authorities which ended in a frustrated attempt to stone Him. (This reading is now found, in a slightly briefer version, on Thursday of the fifth week of Lent.)
The custom of veiling crosses and images ... has much to commend it in terms of religious psychology, because it helps us to concentrate on the great essentials of Christ's work of Redemption.

 

(If you would like to be as well-informed as the “Quiz Master” – pick up a copy of the Catholic Source Book, available in the Parish Office, for only $15!)

 

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Currently, Fr. Greg and Fr. Rob are available Monday through Friday at 8:30am and 11:30am to hear confessions.  Confessions are now in the family room.  Also on Saturday afternoon begining at 3:30pm.

Our lenten communal penance service is cancelled and confessions are available by appointment.

 

Are You Looking for Work?

 

 

Your Mass Intentions

 

The Priests of St. Andrew’s are celebrating their daily Masses privately.

They are offering ALL Mass intentions that had been scheduled for each day. 

 

Daily Catholic Readings

 

Although we are unable to gather for Mass in person at the moment, the Parish Office remains open.  Since we are unable to pass a collection basket, would you please prayerfully consider continuing your weekly offering to allow us to meet our financial obligations?  You may bring your offering directly to the Parish Office, mail it in, or use on-line giving.  If you haven't previously used on-line giving, please click on the link on this page to sign up!  Thank you for your continued generosity!

 

Here's a convenient way to

help your church and ensure

your weekly gift is safe and secure. 

Online Giving allows you to make your contribution electronically without the hassle of writing a check or carrying cash.  Your contributions are recorded aiding in yearend tax preparation and reducing parish staff bookkeeping time and effort. 

Wait!  What happens if I go TDY or need to leave the area for a while?  No problem.  You will continue to support St. Andrew's and its ministries no matter where you go.  Your gift is always accounted for even when you are on vacation. 

OK, so, what happens when the offertory plate is passed to me at Mass and I don't place anything in it? 

Good question.  Matthew 6:4 says "...so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you." 

We are rapidly becoming a cashless society and Online Giving is the tool we are using today meeting our needs and looking ahead to the future.  We thank you as always for your support of our parish and all of our ministries. 

Please use the button below and begin enjoying the safety and convenience Online Giving provides in weekly and single contributions.

 

Watch Mass On Line

 

 

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FAST & ABSTINENCE

 

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are OBLIGATORY days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence – no meat.
The norms on fasting are obligatory for Catholics from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon Catholics from age 14 onwards. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast”.

From – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

 

A Public Service Announcement

 

 

 

 

There is a wonderful new organization honoring Nurses being established in our County!


The Arizona Nurse Honor Guard is a non-profit organization offering recognition and honor for those women and men who have dedicated their lives to the nursing profession.
The Arizona Nurse Honor Guard pays special tribute to these individuals at that time of their Funeral Services, similar to the Military Honors rendered to deceased Veterans, and the Honors accorded to deceased Knights of Columbus!


“The Arizona Nurse Honor Guard exists to comfort loves ones and honor fallen nurses for their stewardship and compassion to serve others.”

 

All active duty and retired Nurses are invited to become part of this special cadre of women and men. For more information, please call: (520) 314-3919 – or visit their website:
www.arizonanursehonorguard.org. Brochures are also available in the Parish Office!

 

Buena High School Feeding Kids!

 

Buena High School is serving Breakfast to all kids – “ages 0-18” – on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY from 8:00 – 10:00 AM

They are also serving at Carmichael, and Town and Country Schools – no ID necessary.

For more information call: Marcela @ 678-2255  or go to the website: HERE

 

Joan Martin Update

 

 

Joan asked that you not only continue to pray for her,

but most of all pray for the people of Haiti as

they begin their battle against the pandemic.

Thank you and God Bless you all.

 

 

 

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Concerned about going to Confession?

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Sisters Serving Our Parish

 

 

 

 

In response to requests from parishioners, for a “Morning Offering” prayer, (referred to in Fr. Greg’s homily), the following, from St. Alphonsus Liguori, is offered:

“O my God, I adore You. I love You with all my heart and I thank You for all Your gifts. I thank You for preserving me through the night and for bringing me to the beginning of this new day full of grace. I offer You all that I do or suffer throughout this day, in union with the actions and sufferings of JESUS. I intend to avoid everything that would offend You, but I ask that You give me the graces necessary to please You and reject sin. Give me to grace to love You more today than yesterday. Mary, Mother of my Lord, Mother of all His disciples, please take me under your care today. My guardian angel and my patron saints, come to my aid. Amen.

 

 

March 20, 2020

 

Dear Friends of the Kino Border Initiative:

 

I write to express to you all my profound gratitude for your wonderful support of the Kino Border Initiative, especially in the midst of these very challenging times.  I would also like to update you on what is happening at the KBI in light of the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the steps we are taking to respond, and how you can support us in this effort.

 

At the moment, there are two confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the State of Sonora. They are in Hermosillo, a three-hour drive from Nogales.  Also, there is reportedly one confirmed case in Santa Cruz County, where Nogales, Arizona is located.  As far as we know, no confirmed cases exist in Nogales, Sonora. We are monitoring the situation closely, especially since it can change so quickly, and we will make adjustments as needed.

 

Additionally, we have taken measures to mitigate the risk of infection of migrants and our staff. This week, our staff and volunteers began wearing masks and gloves.  We don't seat any of the migrants inside the Comedor.  Rather, we are serving them from the doors of the Comedor and of our new migrant outreach center. One person at a time approaches to receive the meal.  We ask that they bring their own containers and they receive the food to go.  If they do not have their own bowls or cups, we provide them a cup and a disposable plate. 

 

At the same time, our long-term volunteers are ending their service at KBI and we are telling future long-term volunteers not to come, out of concern for their health and for the well-being of our staff and the migrants in Nogales, Sonora.  We are also not hosting visits or immersion groups.  We have suspended the Sunday Mass in the Comedor as well and we are providing limited first aid and legal services.  In a word, we are providing essential services while trying to watch out for the well-being of everyone concerned.

 

As we make this transition, we are in need of the following:

Acetaminophen

Anti-bacterial Gel

Lysol

Vitamin C

Caladryl

Hospital Masks

Rubber Gloves

 

Any help you could provide with some or all of these items would be a great support to us.

 

Finally, we released a statement yesterday on the Trump Administration's decision to expedite returns to Mexico.  You can access it at the following link.

 

We are serving with great courage and diligence in the face of very difficult circumstances.  Our faith in our mission and in the One who has sent us here strengthen us as we face our current challenges.  You and the migrants we accompany are great lights that sustain us as well.  In the end, God's ongoing revelations through these lights and many others will encourage us all to respond to this crisis with fortitude and grace, while empowering us to continue to be a humanizing presence on the U.S.-Mexico border.

 

Gratefully yours,

 

Rev. Sean Carroll, S.J.

Executive Director

 

P.S.  I invite you to stay current with news and information about issues impacting migration and the border by following us on Facebook.