Confirmation 2018 Parish Fellowship
|St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church||
From Our Pastor
Dear Friends in Christ,
A parish church is a fellowship of disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ and a spiritual family. All who call St. Andrew's home are called through our Baptism to follow Christ in a true conversion of life and serious discipleship by worshiping the Father in Spirit and Truth, by believing and teaching the Gospel, and by serving one another in love. I hope this website will help us respond to our call to discipleship and holiness by providing some of the resources and guidance necessary to become the disciples of Christ we are called to be.
Father Guillermo Gabriel-Maisonet
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
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