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  • Today's Readings

    • Reading 1  Sir 15:15-20
      Responsorial Psalm  Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34
      Reading 2  1 Cor 2:6-10
      Gospel  Mt 5:17-37 or 5:20-22a, 27-28, 33-34a, 37
  • FAITH SHARING COMMUNITIES

    St. Andre Faith Sharers  will meet with  Jackie Barkus at 6 pm on Monday, October 7 in the Fr. Murgas Meeting Room of the Parish Office

    Disciples of the Spirit of Jesus will meet with Sr. Madonna  on Saturday, October 19 at 10:30 am in the Fr. Murgas Meeting Room of the Parish office. There is still room in this group for anyone desiring to join.
     
    Sharers on the Journey with Christ  will meet with Rosemary Shedlock on Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 pm in the home of Elaine Snyder

    Anyone wishing to learn more about their Faith or seeking to join a Faith Sharing Community is asked to contact Sr. Madonna at 570-823-4988

    The Faith Sharing Groups will not meet during the Month of December. All are invited to participate in the Special Presentation on December 8th from 2-4 in the parish hall. 

    The Topic will be SCRIPTURE and LAUDATO SI A Sciptural Understanding of Pope Francis' Encyclical on Environmental Responsibility

     
    For more information, please contact Sr. Madonna at 570-823-4988. 
  • Ongoing

    ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT is observed in our parish on Thursdays from Noon until 6 pm.
    The day concludes with Vespers and Benediction at 6 pm.
    All Catholics are invited to join us in adoration of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament each Thursday.

    Religious Education Classes for our Young People has ended for the summer. Register for next Season by calling the parish office at 570-823-4988.
     

  • Calendar of Events

  •            Administration

     
    . PARISH ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCILS

      ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
    Thursday, February 13 
    1 pm

     CATECHETICAL COUNCIL
    Sunday, February 2, 2020 
    Noon

     
    FINANCE COUNCIL
    Thursday March 26, 2020
    6:00 p.m.
     
    LITURGICAL COUNCIL
    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    6:00 p.m.

    PARISH LIFE COUNCIL
    Thursday, February 20, 2020
    6:00 pm
     
    PASTORAL COUNCIL
    Thursday, March 5, 2020
    6:00 p.m.

      SOCIAL JUSTICE COUNCIL
    Thursday, April 2, 2020 

    6:00 p.m.
     
    All Administrative Councils will meet at 6:00 pm on Thursdays in the Church for Vespers. Meetings will follow immediately in the Fr. Murgas Room.
     
    PARISH COMMITTEE MEETINGS

    DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
    March 23, 2020 
    Noon
    6PM 

    Night At the Races Committee 
    February 12, 2020  
    6:00pm 


    All Parish Committee Meetings take place in the Fr. Murgas Room of the parish office, unless otherwise specified.

     

  • COMING EVENTS

    COMING SOON 

    NIGHT AT THE RACES! 


    When: February 22, 2020 6:30pm-10:30pm 
    Where: St. Mary's Hall

    Join us for an action packed  night of fun as we celebrate RACE NIGHT at ST. ANDRE! 

    Horse forms are available in the vestibule. 
    Sell 15 horses and get a free ticket to Night at the Races. 
    Every 5 horses sold gets you another chance to enter our big giveaway. 
    $250 for most horses sold! 

    Forms must be in no later than February 16th. 

    Ads may be posted in our Race Night Program 

    NIGHT AT THE RACES-By the Numbers 

    $1,000-total value of the raffle prizes 

    $250-amount awarded tot he person who sells the most horses 

    $250-amount paid to the Trifecta winner on race night-February 22nd 

    $100-gift card awarded to winner of drawing for selling five horses or more 

    $50-amount paid to each 50/50 winner on race night (5 winners total)

    $50-amount you win if your horse wins 

    $10-cost to purchase a horse 

    $5-admission charge which includes food & beverages 

    $2-wager amount 

    $1-cost to purchase a 50/50 ticket 

    $0-admission charge for selling 15 horses or more 

    A night of fun and camaraderie, socializing with friends & supporting St. Andre Bessette Parish!

    PRICELE$$

    Sell 15 horses and get a free ticket to Night at the Races 

    Every 5 horses sold gets you another chance to enter our big giveaway. 

    $250 prize for most horses sold!

    Pennsylvanians for Human Life 
    Pro Life Banquet 

    Monday, February 17th 
    6:00pm 
    Woodlands Inn and Resort 
    Cost per person $35.00 

    RSVP to Parish Office 
    (570-823-4988) 
    by February 3rd 

    Make Check payable to St. Andre Bessette Parish 

    Parish Social Justice Council 
    ASH WEDNESDAY FISH DINNER
     

    Wednesday, February 26
    4-6pm 
    Fr. Zolcinski Hall

    Tickets $10.00 

    Dinner includes: 
    Breaded haddock, baked potato, choice of coleslaw or applesauce, roll and butter, dessert and beverage. 

    Tickets will be sold beginning February 8th. 

    Take out orders are available. 

    There are a limited number of tickets. GET YOURS EARLY

    Matching fund project FCSLA Senior Branch 360



    Look Who's Moving!!!

    After many years working at Mercy Center and St. Luke's Villa, Sr. Martina Hanrahan has been called to serve at Maria Joseph Manor in Danville. She has been a valuable asset in our parish community serving as Extraordinary Minister of Communion, Lector, Data Processor, and friend to many parishioners.

    NEW ENVELOPE 

    In perusing your January packets you may have noticed that we have discontinued the "DEBT RELIEF" collection and have replaced it with a "UTILITIES" collection. Monies from this collection will be used to defray the cost of utilities for our parish buildings. Please be generous in this monthly collection.

    We are COLLECTING PALMS from last year's Palm Sunday Celebration to provide the ashes for Ash Wedneday. Palms can be depositied in the box provided in the vestibule. 



     

















    GREAT NEWS!

    Check out our brand new blog which was created by Matt Kurtz you can view the blog at www.standrebessettewb.com/news 
      

    Looking for recipes from our Parish chefs!!

    If anyone has any delicious recipes I would love to show them off on our website for everyone to enjoy, please email Matty at mattystandre1979@yahoo.com  
    Or you could also write them down and put them in with the collection envelopes also.  Looking forward to see what wonderful recipes we have! 

         




     



     

     






























     

















     

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