What's Happening at St. Andrew
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Effective March 30th the Parish Office is CLOSED. We will be checking emails and phone messages. All Masses, all classes, activities,meetings, Prayer groups, and RCIA are Cancelled until further notice. At this time we are not scheduling any events for the Parish Hall, Education Building or Church until further notice.
You may email us at:
or leave a message at (936)632-9100
Please be patient, we will return you call or email as soon as we can.
Beginning Friday, March 20th the Church at St. Andrew will be open daily 10AM - 7PM for Individual or Immediate Family Group Prayer only. There will be NO Masses and all activities as well as classes have been cancelled until further notice.
We asked that those who come for prayer allow 6 feet of distance between individuals or immediate family groups who may be in the Church. Please do not shake hands with others.
Please see Bishop Strickland's decree regarding cancellations on the Diocese of Tyler link below.
Weekly offerings may be mailed to the Church office or on this website at the top under donate.
NEW PLENARY INDULGENCE
The Apostolic Penitentiary has decreed norms granting Plenary Indulgence to various categories of faithful caught up in the current ongoing situation of the coronavirus pandemic. The Decree was made public today.
The specific norms are the following:
The Plenary Indulgence is granted to the faithful affected by Coronavirus, subjected to quarantine by order of the health authority in hospitals or in their own homes if, with their souls detached from any sin, they will spiritually join the celebration through the media of the Holy Mass, the recitation of the Holy Rosary, the pious practice of the Via Crucis, or other forms of devotion, or if at least they will recite the Creed, the Our Father and a pious invocation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, offering this proof in a spirit of faith in God and charity towards our brothers and sisters, with the will to fulfill the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer according to the intentions of the Holy Father), as soon as it is possible for them.
Health workers, family members, and those who, following the example of the Good Samaritan, exposing themselves to the risk of contagion, assist Coronavirus patients according to the words of the divine Redeemer: «Nobody has a love greater than this: giving life for their own friends »(Jn 15:13), will obtain the same gift of the plenary Indulgence on the same conditions.
Furthermore, this Apostolic Penitentiary willingly grants Plenary Indulgence under the same conditions on the occasion of the current world epidemic, also to those faithful who offer a visit to the Blessed Sacrament, or Eucharistic adoration, or the reading of the Holy Scriptures for at least half now, either the recitation of the Holy Rosary, or the pious exercise of the Via Crucis, or the recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, to implore from Almighty God the cessation of the epidemic, relief for those who are afflicted and eternal salvation of how many the Lord has called to himself.
Confession Available - Times Subject to Change
Confessions are available Tuesday- Friday 11:30AM - 1PM and Saturday 4PM-6PM. Please no more than 9 people in the Church, please maintain 6 feet between each person..
Martes- Viernes 11:30 AM - 1 PM, Sabado 4 PM- 6PM. Nomas por untiempo. No mas de 9 personas en la ingesia y 6 pies a parte.
Fish Fry benefiting the Monastery of the Infant Jesus
The Fish Fry Scheduled for April 3 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.
Many THANKS to Everyone for continuing to send donations to the Church Office by mail or making Credit Card Donations on this website! God Bless You!
The Most Reverend Joseph E. Strickland, JCL
Diocese of Tyler - Bishop Joseph E. Strickland, JCL
EWTN - Global Catholic Television Network
The Holy See - The Vatican Website
US Conference of Catholic Bishops
Catholic Directory - Mass times when traveling
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Daily Readings for Mass
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR
b.Click the “Bible” tab (5th one on the green bar).
c.Click “Today’s Readings” (It will be the first option).
b.Saturdays: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
c.Keep in mind that this schedule may changed
.If there are other people in line, please, maintain at least six-foot social distance of at least 6’ from each other at all time and follow all CDC guidelines.
Weekday Mass Schedule
Tuesday - Friday 12:15 pm English
Thursday 6:45 pm Spanish
Weekend Mass Schedule
Sunday Vigil (Saturday) 5:00 pm English
Rosary Group 4:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am Spanish
10:30 am English
12:30 pm Spanish
Liturgy of the Hours
Wednesday & Sunday 5:30 pm in Chapel
First Friday Adoration
First Friday of every month 8:00 am - 5:00 pm in Chapel
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00pm
Saturday 4:00 - 4:45 pm
and by appointment
Holy Father's Prayer Intentions
The Tradition of the Church has enriched many prayers and devotions with indulgences, and one of the requirements for gaining an indulgence is to pray “for the intentions of the Holy Father”, but what are we praying for?
These intentions, which have been set down by tradition and the Magisterium for centuries ,are:
Our Father. Hail Mary.
ST. ANDREW the Apostle Catholic Church
1611 Feagin Drive
Lufkin, Texas 75904
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