Banner Organizations Bulletins Sacramental Information Saint Andrew Parish CEC RE
 

***In accordance with the
Archdiocese of Philadelphia,
ALL PUBLIC MASSES
have been SUSPENDED
until further notice.***

Adoration During
Holy Week


Holy Thursday:
9:00pm - 11:00pm

Good Friday: NO ADORATION
Church is open 9:00am - 1:00pm

Holy Saturday:
7:00am - 4:00pm

Easter Sunday:
1:00pm - 7:00pm

Confessions
By appointment only
[Contact a Priest by email
to schedule a convenient time]

Email Fr. Kyle Adamczyk
Email Fr. Marc Capizzi
Email Msgr. Michael Picard

Contact Us
Directions
Links & FAQs
Mission Statement
Olde Church


ParishGivingButton

Live-streamed Services for Holy Week and Easter

Holy Thursday Mass (April 9th, 7:30m)

LiveStream

Click Picture to Watch the
Holy Thursday April 9th Live Stream @ 7:30pm.

Holy Thursday Worship Aid
(will open in new window)

School and Religious Education Mass (April 8th, 11:00am)

LiveStream

Click Picture to Watch the School and Religious Education April 8th Mass.

Chrism Mass (April 6th)

LiveChrism

Click Picture to watch Chrism Mass from April 6th

Holy Thursday, April 9th:
Mass of the Lord's Supper - 7:30pm

Good Friday, April 10th:
Friday of the Passion of the Lord - 3:00pm

Holy Saturday, April 11th:
The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night - 7:30pm

Easter Sunday, April 12th:
Mass during the day - 10:30am

Palm Sunday & Monsignor's Easter Reflection

LivePalmSunday

Click Picture to watch Palm Sunday Mass
(April 5th, 10:30am)

Greetings Saint Andrew Parishioners,

During this time of quarantine, I have had quite a bit of time for reflection not only for the future of my life, but for the past events as well. It seems that the aging process brings many memories of life in the past and less concern and speculation about the future. So as I was reminiscing recently about Easter, I realized that it surely will be unlike any other Easter experience of past times.

One of my favorite activities on Holy Saturday was to color eggs. I absolutely enjoy color! There was always competition among my siblings as to who would be the most creative in decorating the eggs. My sister Marge usually won the prize! Also we always had either baby chicks (live ones), or little rabbits, or even one year, two beautiful ducks. The year of the ducks was traumatic. After a few weeks they disappeared from the back yard. We were never quite sure what happened to them, and after extensive searching of the neighborhood, they were nowhere to be found. However, my Father, never to see us unhappy, secured two more ducks of the same beautiful colors and we thought they were the ones lost but found again. Pop was quite good at solving our problems and making us happy.

This year a villain named COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has dampened our preparation for Holy Week and Easter. Like the Disciples of Jesus, we are saddened that it won’t be the same as always. On Good Friday, they lost their best Friend and saw Him die a horrible death on a Cross. They thought they would never see Him again and their lives would be saddened by such a great loss. Little did they know that God the Father would return His Son again on that glorious Easter morning, and they would touch His pierced hands and side and eat with Him while now fully alive in their gathering in that Last Supper Upper Room.

So here we are this year missing the usual way He comes to us in this Sacred Week we call “Holy” knowing full well that He has been with us, and will always be with us, even in the midst of doubt, confusion, and worry.

Like my Father who brought joy to our Easter time, Our Father will always provide JOY for us, because He is so good, and lovingly cares wholeheartedly for us.

Goodbye “Corona” … bring Easter on!

- Monsignor Picard

We respectfully ask that you continue to support our parish in the usual way you have done either weekly, monthly, or otherwise. We encourage you to mail in your envelopes or cash (by check) to our parish office, or by subscribing to our online giving link, Parish Giving, by clicking the logo below.

Stations of the Cross (April 3, 7:00pm)

LiveStations

Click Picture for Stations of the Cross Live Stream @ 7pm.

Live Streaming Mass (April 1, 4:00pm)

LiveStream

Click Picture to Watch the April 1st Live Stream @ 4pm.

3/31/20 Update: With regards to the current developments associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Saint Andrew Catholic Church will be operating with the following schedule:

***We WILL be providing online services during Holy Week and hope that you join us. We are still working out the scheduling and how best to serve the Parishioners. Once we have the schedule set, we will notify the Parish via email and the website.***

1. In accordance with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, all public Masses are SUSPENDED until further notice.

2. Adoration, Confessions, and Funerals are ON AS SCHEDULED (see left for new times).

3. RCIA and Stations of the Cross have been SUSPENDED until further notice.

4. Baptisms and Weddings are CURRENTLY ON AS SCHEDULED, BUT AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PARTY SCHEDULING. Please notify the Priests about any postponements or cancelations.

5. The Parish Office is closed INDEFINITELY.

All other Saint Andrew Catholic Church programs/events are POSTPONED until further notice, due to the potential of community spread.

Saint Andrew School will remain closed until at least WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30th. Future School and Religious Education Program cancelations/postponements will be communicated by either the School Principal or the Director of Religious Education.

We will update the status of programs when more information emerges in the days and weeks ahead. Stay safe. God Bless!

3/29/20 Update: 5th Sunday of Lent

5thLent

Click Picture to Watch the 5th Sunday of Lent Mass.

3/27/20 Update: Urbi et Orbi (1:00pm EST)

urbi-et-orbi

Click Picture to Watch the Urbi et Orbi Blessing
(beginning at 12:55pm).

3/25/20 Update: Feast of the Annunciation

annunciation

Click Picture to Watch the Feast of the Annunciation.

3/22/20 Update: Pray the Rosary Online

rosary

Click Picture to Pray the Rosary.

3/21/20 Update: Fourth Sunday of Lent at St. Andrew Church

adoration

Click Picture to Watch Mass from March 21-22nd Weekend.

- Dear Parishioners -

It is my hope and prayer that all of you are remaining well and taking strict precautions to avoid putting yourselves at risk with this Coronavirus.

So far your Priests are remaining well, thank God!

As you now know (and can read below), Archbishop Perez has curtailed all public Masses, daily and Sunday, until further notice. It is our hope that this will reduce significantly the possible spread of the virus. Our entire Staff (Parish Office, School, and Religious Ed) is remaining at home and our Parish will continue to pay their usual salaries and benefits.

We respectfully ask that you continue to support our parish in the usual way you have done either weekly, monthly, or otherwise. We encourage you to mail in your envelopes or cash (by check) to our parish office, or by subscribing to our online giving link, Parish Giving, by clicking the logo below.



As always your spiritual welfare is my first and primary concern for you and your family. Please know that we will be providing a video of the Sunday Mass each week for your viewing at home. A link for this will be on the front page of our website. Perhaps you can view it as a family and pray together and discuss the Readings and the homilies as a family.

I am confident that Our Father, Son, and Holy Spirit will use this unusual time to strengthen our Faith as a Parish Family and your family as well. Let us continue to pray for each other and for those seriously affected by this virus. St. Andrew and Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!

- Monsignor Picard and your Priests and Staff here at St. Andrew.

A Letter from the Archbishop

- My brother priests and deacons -

Without a doubt, this is for all of us an unsettling time in ministry, including the people we work with, and those we are so blessed to serve. Our lives, routines, and pastoral service has changed abruptly in the last couple of weeks thrusting us to find new and creative ways to be present to our people. But as the history of the Church has shown us over and over again, the spirit of God, along with our passion and dedication to the mission entrusted to us by Christ will see us through. As St. Paul so wisely proclaims,

“Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5).

Trust this truth. Let it ground you and be the source of your strength and consolation.

I want to thank you, in the name of my brother Bishops, for all you are doing, along with your staffs and parish leaders, to be present to your people in ever more creative ways including technology, social media and all the means available to you. While we have all understood that it is prudent to follow the directives of the world around us with regards to our gatherings, you are diligently exploring opportunities to bring the Church to your people in all sorts of ways. That, in and of itself, is incredibly reassuring. Our people need you and appreciate you! Your presence, your voice, and your care is a sign of the presence of Christ in their midst. We appreciate your patience and understanding as all of us, parishes and Archdiocesan staff, work through all the details connected to this moment the best we can. All of our hearts desire the same thing, to be a source of strength, hope, and consolation to those we have been called to serve.

Be assured of our prayers for you and your parish communities as we navigate together these days with steadfast love and care for our people, helping them by the strength and joy of our ministerial fraternity.

In Christ,

+Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia

+ Timothy C. Senior, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia

+ John J. McIntyre, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia

+Michael J. Fitzgerald, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia

+Edward M. Deliman, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia

Adoration at St. Andrew Church

adoration

Click Picture to Watch Adoration.

3/19/20 Update: St. Patrick's Day Mass at St. Andrew Church

Mass 3_17_2020

Click Picture to Watch St. Patrick's Day Mass.

3/17/20 Update: Sunday Mass at St. Andrew Church

Mass 3_15_2020

Click Picture to Watch Mass from March 14-15th weekend.

IMPORTANT PRESS RELEASE FROM ARCHBISHOP PEREZ (3/17/20)

NGL Registration

Click for complete Press Release from Archdiocese of Philadelphia

 

MIM


© Saint Andrew Catholic Church ~ 81 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940 ~ 215-968-2262

SuperDollars MIM NGL_Reg Mass_3_15_2020 Mass_3_17_2020 adoration Mass_3_21_2020 rosary Mass_Annunciation vatican 5thSunday Mass_4_1_2020 LiveStations LivePalmSunday LiveChrism LiveSchoolMass LiveHolyThursday