WELCOME VISITORS AND NEWCOMERS
Volunteers Needed on Saturday Morning
Our next St. Andrew Landscape trimming day will be Saturday, August 16th in the morning. Our primary focus will be the overgrown hedge at the pond. We need folks with hedge clippers and saws. Power equipment is helpful. Contacts: Fr. Fausto Marquez or Deacon Tom Gotschall.
The Confirmation preparation program will begin on Sunday, August 24, at 3:30 p.m., with the first session “Why Confirmation” which requires the participation of students and parents. To register or to obtain more information please contact our Confirmation Coordinator, David Grattage, at 678-590-2663 (bilingual).
PREPARACIÓN PARA LA CONFIRMACIÓN
El programa de preparación para la Confirmación comenzará el domingo 24 de agosto a las 3:30 p.m. con la primera session “Porqué la Confirmación”, la cual requiere la presencia de los estudiantes y sus padres. Para registrarse o pedir más información deben llamar a nuestro Coordinador de Confirmación, David Grattage al 678-590-2663 (bilingüe).
New and Current Altar Server Training and Annual Meeting
If you have completed your First Communion, you are eligible to train to be an altar server. Our ANNUAL ALTAR SERVER TRAINING and ANNUAL ALTAR SERVER MEETING for all existing altar servers is Sunday, September 7, at 1:45 p.m. in Room 202. All are also required to attend the 4:45 p.m. Mass which is part of the training, followed by a brief follow-up and question/answer session (for current servers, attendance at 4:45 p.m. Mass is optional unless you are scheduled.)
Parents of new servers should plan to attend the first 30 minutes of the meeting.
Any questions email Sheryl Hess, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 770-998-6766.
Got Music Ministry/El Ministerio de la Música
Got music? Got talent? Singing solo or in a choir? Play an instrument? Wanna help people worship? Wanna give back to our parish? We have a great way for you! The St. Andrew Music Ministry! Contact Phil Barreca: 770-641-9720 x246, email@example.com.
¿Tiene talento? ¿Canta sólo o en coro? ¿Sabe tocar bien un instrumento? ¿Quiere ayudar a la gente a dar alabanza a Dios? ¿Quiere dar su talento y tiempo a su parróquia? ¡Tenemos la oportunidad! ¡El Servicio de la Música en San Andrés! Puede contactar a: Felipe Barreca, 770.641.9720 x246, firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s the Good News?
Deacon Gary Schantz recently led a pilgrimage of fathers and sons to the infamous prison called the “Alcatraz of the South,” Angola Prison. More than two dozen parishioners participated. Read more about their experience here.
Taste of St. Andrew
The community is invited to our annual “Taste of St. Andrew” on Saturday, August 23 from 6:00pm-9:00pm in the Family Center. Bring your favorite prepared dish, your native country’s flag and share fun, food and dancing. Dishes will be served buffet style, dinnerware will be provided and the kitchen will be available for warming your dish only. All are invited and bring a friend. Contact Chuck Langgood at email@example.com or call 770-992-8386 and let us know what you plan to bring.
St. Andrew Preschool
Looking for a safe and nurturing environment for your one year old through five year old preschoolers? Our Catholic based, social, yet structured program is currently enrolling for the 2014-2015 school year.
This year you can choose between a 4 hour school day or a 3 hour school day whichever fits your needs. Visit our website for additional information: www.standrewspreschool.net or contact Carol Hastings at firstname.lastname@example.org. Preschool Office 770-642-1636.
Communications Ministry Needs You!
St. Andrew is instituting an exciting new ministry to organize and facilitate our parish communications efforts. The Parish Communications Ministry will serve to keep our own church community informed of the exciting things going on here at St. Andrew, as well as provide out-reach to local media and community members outside of our church. We need writers, website content editors, photographers, translators, public relations specialists, social media gurus and graphic designers. All ages and experience levels needed! If you have a demanding schedule, this is a ministry that will accommodate any amount of time you can offer. This is a fantastic opportunity for our talented parishioners. Please attend our first parish meeting on Thursday, September 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the RCIA Room to see how you can contribute your time and talent. Contact Lisa Regan at email@example.com if you are interested in helping with this important ministry. Thank you for your support!
We Can Renew St. Andrew
Check out our Renew Our Church page for further information.
Attention On-line Donors
To begin making your regular offertory, Renew Our Church, St. Martin de Porres/St. Vincent de Paul, or second collection contributions through credit card or ACH payments, please follow this link to online giving site or select the green “online giving” button above. Please call Kathy Erdy at 770-641-9720 ext. 229 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org on M,W,F for any questions or concerns you may have.