Welcome

Come, all you weary ones, who walk the journey;
Come, bring you burdens here, find love and mercy.
With Christ before us, we gather as his friends!

All is ready, here and now; all are welcome here.

Come, all who struggle hard, all who are hopeful
Come, with your tired hearts, come find new passion.
With Christ within us, we find new life again!

All is ready, here and now; all are welcome here.

Come, all you rich and poor, all who are challenged;
Come, all who live in shame, we are your fam'ly.
With Christ beside us, we no longer are alone.

All is ready, here and now; all are welcome here.

Come, all you single ones, all who are married;
Come, you who’ve lost your spouse, all who are lonely;
With Christ our brother, we are loved and made whole!

All is ready, here and now; all are welcome here.

Come, all you young and old, all male and female;
Come, love of ev’ry kind, it does not matter.
With Christ all people are one in God’s name!

All is ready, here and now; all are welcome here.

Come, all you anxious ones, who fear the future;
Come, all from East and West, we stand together.
With Christ we rise now, to sing the reign of God!

All is ready, here and now; all are welcome here.

Who We Are

The mission of St. Andrew is to be Christ present, becoming incarnate through welcoming people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds who are fellow travelers on our spiritual journey. St. Andrew will provide a haven from the struggles of life and provide the parish family opportunities for spiritual growth and healing through worship, prayer and service.

Mass Schedule / Horario de Misas

Saturday / Sábado
8 AM Daily (Creole)—except first Saturday of each month
4:30 PM (English Vigil)

Sunday / Domingo
8:30 AM; 10:30 AM (English)
1:30 PM (Spanish) & 7 PM (Creole)

Weekday Schedule / Horario de Semana
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Friday
8 AM (English)
Wednesday
6:30 PM (English)
Please note there is no Wed. 8 AM mass when school is not in session

Sacrament of Reconciliation/Sacramento de Reconciliación
Saturday / Sábado:
3:45-4:15 PM
or by appointment / o por cita

Parish Office Hours / Horario de la Oficina Parroquial
Monday — Friday/ Lunes –Viernes 9 AM to 5 PM
Closed for lunch / Cerrada para Almuerzo 12 Noon—1 PM

Office Schedule during the Summer months of June and July
Tuesday — Friday/ Martes –Viernes 9 AM to 5 PM
Closed for lunch / Cerrada para Almuerzo 12 Noon—1 PM

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Email: standrewchurch@standrew-orlando.org

Church Bulletin Email: dgallagher@standrew-orlando.org

Ministries

Religious Education

Faith formation describes the experience of understanding our faith. St. Andrew parishioners recognize that our faith journey is a life-long process; therefore, education and spiritual development must not end. We strive to enrich our faith experience with retreats, group study, small community interaction, and with formal and informal faith-sharing. Catechists and aides volunteer their time and talent to provide religious instruction for the children of our parish. (K – 5th grade) Faith Formation Classes –Youth Group Faith Formation: High School: 9 – 12 Youth Ministry offers holistic ministry to all High School youth in the parish. The term holistic means that we attempt to offer a religious education opportunity that focuses not only on the traditional learning, but also reaches out by offering social, spiritual and service opportunities with which these young people can be involved. Sacramental Preparation –Special family-centered programs are provided to prepare for First Eucharist, First Reconciliation, Confirmation and Baptism.

For more information on Youth Ministry click here.

Christian Initiation

Do you know someone: who longs for a deeper relationship with God?; who is thinking about joining St. Andrew faith community?;  who would like to receive all sacraments of initiation, BAPTISM, CONFIRMATION, EUCHARIST?   This process, a conversion experience, is known as (the Rite of ) Christian Initiation of Adults and Children – RCIA.   It is available to Catholics and non-Catholics who are interested in possibly becoming full members of the Catholic community.  This continuing conversion then leads the newcomer to serving others.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

The members of this ministry assist the Presider in administering the Eucharist to parishioners during parish liturgies. Eucharistic ministers also distribute the Eucharist to the hospitalized, home-bound and those residing in our local nursing homes. Training provided.  Safe Environment Training is Required.

For more information click here.

Lector Ministry

The purpose of the Lector is to proclaim the Word of God effectively.  This does not demand professional training.  More important is the willingness to attend reliably and prepare for the readings conscientiously.  Assistance is available for those who seek to improve their speaking skills.
You are encouraged to consider becoming a Lector.  It is a good way to meet a number of your fellow parishioners, to become involved in the community, and is a concrete way to exercise your baptismal commitment to proclaim the Word.

Ministry of Hospitality

What does a Minister of Hospitality do? Greets those gathering for the celebration of Mass; places Sunday bulletins in appropriate places;  smiles a lot;  helps to foster a warm, friendly atmosphere at Mass;  greets newcomers; encourages new parishioners to register; and is available for Holy Day liturgies and other special liturgies. Those who are involved in the Ministry of Hospitality help make our community a warm, welcoming place by greeting all that attend the Sunday or other liturgies.  Greeters welcome people and occasionally distribute literature.  Hospitality Ministry is open to all parishioners.  Fingerprinting, background check and Safe Environment Training is required.

For more information click here.

Music Ministry

The St. Andrew Music Ministry has a place for you! If you have a love of music, like to sing (and can match pitches), want to learn more about the church through liturgy and song, and want to serve, your parish family invites you to this ministry.  By joining our hearts with the beauty of sound, this ministry gives voice to our faith through the art of music. Through our hymns and acclamations, the singing of our choirs, and the sounds of our instruments, music enables us to touch the very mysteries of God as we unite together in prayer. Vincent Howard

For more information click here.

Altar Servers

Parish boys and girls grade 5 and above who would like to help enhance the worship of our faith community…and their families.  What is Altar Server all about?    It is a ministry in the church, It is a family ministry, It is about being of service to the church gathered together in prayer, It is a way to learn more about liturgy and Catholic ritual, It is like being on any other team… your effort counts in the smooth worship of the community.

Ministry to the Sick

Parishioners visit hospitals, family homes, and nursing homes each week to distribute Communion and minister to the spiritual needs of the sick.  These Eucharistic visits also bring the comforts of both prayer and conversation in a loving spirit to those who are suffering and may be struggling to keep hope in their life.  Helping to meet the spiritual needs of the sick is a privilege and gift for some very special people. Fingerprinting, background check and Safe Environment Training is required.

Ladies Guild

Catholic women within the parish community working toward spirituality, leadership and service.

The Knights of Columbus (KOC)

Founded in 1882 by a 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, in the basement of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut. Today, more than a century later, the Knights of Columbus has become the largest lay organization in the Catholic Church.

Men’s Club

The St. Andrew Men’s club has been a part of the St. Andrew community dating back to the 1970’s. during this time the men’s club has sponsored several religious retreats and fundraisers to support the St. Andrew community for example, serving coffee and donuts after mass, cooking a pancake breakfast, bingo just to name a few. The Men’s club has supported the church as well as the school for many different projects such as painting the church, installing the fence around the campus, pavers for outside the church, technology whiteboards for the school, stage curtains and the sound system for the auditorium and the list goes on. There have been many members that have come and gone, however the true purpose of this ministry has remained the same, support the St. Andrew community in whatever is needed.

For more information please click here.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Orlando

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Orlando is a nonprofit, social service organization dedicated to serving people in need, regardless of race or religion. SVdP offers assistance to those who have fallen upon times of hardship and personal crisis. Ways in which SVdP helps include providing food, clothing, housing assistance, utility assistance, furniture, and even funeral expenses. Please visit their website at SVDP Website

For more information click here.

MINISTERIOS HISPANOS

Diaconos: Rafael Hernandez

Coro –
Ujieres
Servidores del altar
Ministros de la Santa Comunión
Lectores
Juan XXIII
Renovación Carismática
Renovación Conyugal
Enviados de Cristo Coro

Art and Environment Ministry

Are you a hands-on person?
Do you like to care for plants?
Do you make beautiful flower arrangements?
Do you want to learn about church environment?

For more information please click here.

Other Ministries

Volunteer

Staff Directory

Testimonials

Its the best church I’ve gone in years.

Michael R Its the best church I've gone in years.
Fie L I love my church. And That's where all my kids goes to school.
Angel C I have been going to this school ever since I was in kindergarten but I moved and I miss it so much but I've experienced a lot when I was there every body is do nice it is a warm welcoming school.
Michelle T St. Andrews is a beautiful church with amazing large stained glass windows. I like the 4:30 Saturday services, myself. This church has been located in the same place (Pine Hills-but don't let that worry you) for more than 40 years, as far as I know. It is a church that is not crowded, the homilies are interesting (generally any one of three priests take turns), one can get communion easily without more than a few minutes of waiting, and the people there are very diverse, all races, and so sweet! It is a very calm and uplifting atmosphere, and after the service is over, I always have a smile on my face, and am in love with humanity again! By the way, I am not Catholic, or even Christian, but I have been physically assisting a parishioner to attend, and consider my time each week there to be the most meditative and rejuvenating section of my week.

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