The mission of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church of Lufkin, Texas is to follow the way of the Lord Jesus Christ as faithful disciples. We invite each man, woman and child in our parish to begin the transformation from Church member to fully formed Christian disciple by conviction.
Being a disciple by conviction requires that we know the Gospel, believe the Gospel, live the Gospel and share the Gospel with others. Becoming a properly formed Catholic is a lifelong adventure of saying “no” to casual or cultural Catholicism by saying “yes” to the liberating truth of the Word of God and living by grace through faith in the Son of God.
With Jesus Christ and the sacraments of His Church as our center, our goal is to encourage every parishioner of St. Andrew’s to enter a path of following Jesus through serious discipleship formation, spiritual growth and Christian community. Please avail yourselves of the resources in this website.
"Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." -- St. Jerome
"In this way, therefore, through the reading and study of the sacred books ’the word of God may spread rapidly and be glorified’ (2 Thessalonians 3:1) and the treasure of revelation, entrusted to the Church, may more and more fill the hearts of men. Just as the life of the Church is strengthened through more frequent celebration of the Eucharistic mystery, similarly we may hope for a new stimulus for the life of the Spirit from a growing reverence for the word of God, which 'lasts forever’ (Isaiah 40.8; see 1 Peter 1:23-25)."
– Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation of the Second Vatican Council
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During Lent we focus our attention on preparing ourselves--through prayer, penitence, almsgiving, and self-denial, for the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus which culminates with Easter. This year Lent began on February 18 (Ash Wednesday) and ends on April 2 (Holy Thursday) at the Mass of the Lord's Supper.
A common devotion for Lent is praying the Stations of the Cross.
Stations of the Cross - Every Friday during Lent
5:30 p.m. English
6:00 p.m. Spanish
Highlights & Guidelines for this Season:
The Alleluias and the Gloria ("Glory to God in the Highest") are omitted during Mass.
Abstinence: Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all Fridays during Lent in honor of the Passion of Jesus on Good Friday.
Fasting: Every person between the ages of 18 and 60 must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by reducing the amount of food eaten from normal. The Church defines this as one meal a day and two smaller meals which if added together would not exceed the main meal in quantity.
Holy Father's Prayer Intentions
Universal: That prisoners, especially the young, may be able to rebuild lives of dignity.
Evangelization: That married people who are separated may find welcome and support in the Christian community.