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Gospel Meditation

Feast Day of St. Andrew the Apostle – November 30

11-26-2023  |  

St. Andrew, the brother of St. Peter, was a native of the town of Bethsaida in Galilee, and a fisherman by profession. Being first a disciple of St. John the Baptist, he later joined Jesus, and also brought to Him his brother Simon, with whom he became a member of the Apostolic College. After the dispersion of the Apostles, St. Andrew preached the Gospel in Scythia, as we learn from Origen; and, as Sophronius says, also in Sogdiana and Colchis.


Events & Announcements

Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

All posters must be turned into Parish Office by Wed, Dec 13.


Christmas Giving Tree

The Giving Tree program helps families in our community who have financial difficulties providing a Christmas gift for their children. There will be various tags on the tree if you wish to help.


Kid Free Shopping Day

As one of our community service projects, the EDGE and Life Teen students and Core (adults) will provide childcare from 9:00am-2:00pm to enable parents to shop or make other holiday preparations.


Life Teen Meeting

Topic: More than Meets the Eye — Sacramentals
The goal of this night is for the teens to recognize sacramentals and to be able to distinguish between the seven sacraments and the many sacramentals. The night will also expose teens to a variety of sacramentals so that they will be more aware of them and their deeper meaning when they see them.

EDGE Meeting

Topic: Sending Forth
This session presents the dismissal as a commissioning and explores how the Eucharist sends us out to serve others.

Our Lady of the Desert Guild Meeting

The Board will supply breakfast at 9:00am and the meeting will start promptly at 9:30am. Dress for the Holidays and get in the Christmas Spirit. Bring cookies to share if you would like. As always, all women of the parish are invited to attend!.

Fri, Dec 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception - is a Holy Day of Obligation

Thu, Dec 7 5:00pm Vigil Mass

Fri, Dec 8 Masses at 8:00am and 10:00am. The Parish Office is closed today.


Help for the Needy Volunteers Christmas Meeting

To all of the Help for the Needy volunteers, please come to the Christmas “thank you” meeting. Also welcome to come are the volunteers who assisted with Thanksgiving and will be assisting with Christmas Giving Tree.


Advent Penance Service

Penance Services at 8:30am and 4:30pm

4th Sunday of Advent / Christmas Schedule

This year Christmas is on a Monday, which means there are changes to the weekend Mass schedule.