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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Begins Liturgical Season of the Church, starting on the Sunday nearest to November 30, the Feast of St. Andrew, Sunday, November 30, ending Wednesday, December 24
Liturgical Color: Purple, a symbol of royalty that anticipates the coming birth of Jesus.
Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of the Christ Child, but in the midst of the pre-Christmas frenzy, it’s easy to lose sight of the profound spiritual importance of the Advent season. Our greatest temptation during Advent may be scrimping on our spiritual needs because there are so many other things going on! First we fast, then we feast: That’s why Advent has traditionally been known as a “little Lent.” As in Lent, Advent should be marked by increased prayer, fasting, and good works.
Holy Father's Prayer Intentions
Christmas, hope for humanity. That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will.
Parents. That parents may be true evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith.