thankyou

THANK YOU AND WELCOME

As of May 1, our long-time secretary and director of Religious Education thinks she is retiring. Because of her skills and expertise, I will continue to call on her to help our parish. Although Christine Kemp will give up her official duties, she will still be an active and much needed help to St. Andrew’s.
Thanks, Christine, for all your dedicated work which has helped make our parish what it is today. Best wishes and prayers for your future with your family and grandchildren. I’ll find new things for you to do and I am most grateful for what you have given our parish over the years.
We are happy to welcome Cynthia Velez as the new parish afternoon secretary. She is bilingual and can help our parish reach out to new families. Many good wishes in your new job.

consolation

CONSOLATION MINISTRY

There are many ways we can serve our parishioners who are mourning the loss of a loved one. Members of the Consolation Ministry may, with the pastor’s direction, assist the family with the planning of the funeral or attend the wake and/or funeral to demonstrate the support of our parish in their time of need. When needed, a member, who is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Lector or Hospitality Minister, may assist at the Funeral Mass. A minister of consolation may also want to reach out to these parishioners by making follow-up calls. If you are interested in serving in the Consolation Ministry, please leave a message for Shirley Kennedy at the Parish House.