The Bulletin - Saint Andrew Church

Feb. 1, 2015
Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time
St. Andrew Announcements
Parish Giving Update
Youth Ministry News
If today you
hear God’s voice,
harden not your
The Welcoming LGBTQ Ministry is
having a potluck on Friday, Feb. 6 at
6:30 PM in the Community Center. All
are Welcome. Bring a dish to share.
Hey youth and families,
do you want to welcome
parishioners to mass once
Donations Summary - Dec. 2014
a month? Or perhaps be
Stewardship giving is on a rise.
St. A is in desperate
$32,600.05 was donated towards the
need of greeters and liturgical ministers.
Sunday offertory during the month
Contact Heather if you’re interested.
of December making the weekly average $9,856.18 - which is $650 more It’s not too late to join us for a retreat centhan the weekly average in December tered on eco-justice and climate change on
February 15 and 16. Email Heather if you’re
2013. There were 181 individuals or
families who donated during December, which doesn’t include people Mark your calendars for a Mardi Gras party
and Lenten kick-off on Fat Tuesday, Februwho gave loose change.. Of those
181 families, 45% are using automatic ary 17, roundabouts 7pm.
giving. The pew fund received $5,250 Our March outing will be going to see
GODSPELL at Central Catholic on the
in donations which is 96% of the
evening of Friday, March 13!
Donations received at Christmas
Prayer Requests
Masses totaled $7,827.17 This is
requests via e-mail, please contact
down $1,433 from last year.
at 503.280.2690, or e-mail
Welcome Cinthia
your request to
We are delighted to announce that
Gospel Choir News
Cinthia Ifarraguerri has joined the
The St. Andrew Gospel Choir’s
St. Andrew staff as the temporary
next rehearsals will be Wednesreceptionist for the parish office.
day Feb.11th and 18th at 7:00
pm in the church. The choir
She brings many wonderful qualiwill sing at mass on 4th Sunday
ties to this position: she’s friendly,
Feb. 22nd. Anyone wishing to
competent and bilingual. Her hours
join the choir please come to
are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursrehearsal.
for the first time please
day from 9 am – 2 pm. She can be
call ahead to 503-477-0424 as we sometimes
reached at 503.281.4429 ex.10 or by
have last cminute changes.
email at ouroffice@standrewchurch.
Together we fund our parish
and live our mission!
Capernaum, hometown of Simon
and Andrew, became Jesus’ home
base too. On the Sabbath, he went
out to the synagogue to teach with
authority over physical and spiritual
evils. He dramatically cast out devils,
curing Simon’s mother-in-law and
healing many other sick people. Jesus
went about the messianic work. That
labor came to fruition as he cast out
death itself in his passover to resurrection. Bolstered by prayer, Jesus
single-mindedly set out to spread the
good news. How do we join him?
Text, Philip J. Sandstrom, STD © 2000, OCP.
All rights reserved.
Today’s Readings
Deuteronomy 18: 15 - 20
1 Corinthians 7: 31 - 35;
Mark 1: 21 - 28
All St. Andrew donors were
recently sent a year-end letter summarizing their 2014 donations. Please
contact Sarah Granger at sgranger2@ or 281-4429 ext. 22
with any questions or feedback. We
especially would like to know if
you find any discrepancies, as this
feedback will help us improve our
systems. Thank you.
Vacation Bible Camp
We need volunteers to help with
the planning. There are roles for all!
This has been such an incredibly
special week for all the children of
our parish. For more info contact
April Sandoval at 503.281.4429 ext.
23 or
Parent Support Network
You can find the website at: http://
Bulletin Announcements
In order to ensure timely printing and
delivery for bulletins, materials for next
Sunday’s bulletin must be received by 5 PM
on Monday. Please ensure your items are
proofread and edited before sending your announcements to Joy Wallace at joy.wallace@
St. Andrew E-mail
If you wish to have
something announced
to the community, please
send your message to Joy
Wallace at joy.wallace@ as a Word
document that is proof-
St. Andrew Welcomes You
To find out about the St. Andrew Parish Community, we invite you to fill out the Registration Form found on the Hospitality tables at both entrances to the church. Someone from the Hospitality/Welcoming Committee will call you soon. You can also find
helpful information at our website,
The Catholic Community of St. Andrew
806 NE Alberta Street Portland, OR 97211 Ph. 503-281-4429 Fax 503-281-4411
Sunday Eucharist: 9:30 am (English), 12:30 pm (Spanish)
Weekday Eucharist: 9:00 am (Tuesday-Friday)
Reconciliation: 5:00 pm Saturday
First Saturday of each month, the 5:30 pm bilingual Mayan
Community Eucharist is in Spanish and Kanhoval
Fr. Dave Zegar, ext.11
Director of Stewardship & Administration
Sarah Granger ext. 22
Office Receptionist
Cinthia Ifarraguerri, ext. 10
Karina Felix, ext. 15
Bulletin Editor
Joy Wallace 503-284-2613
Community Center
Joy Ruplinger, ext. 16
Hispanic Ministry Diana Ruiz, ext. 17
Ricky Ford
Michael Prendergast, ext. 12
Religious Education
April Sandoval, ext. 23
Youth Ministry
Heather Moline, ext. 37
Ministries & Programs
Art & Environment
Tom La Voie 503.737.5570
Community Forum
John Villaume 503.282.1705
E-mail Prayers
Louise Kasper 503.280.2690
Emergency Services
Joe Condon, 971.244.0339
Welcoming LGBTQ
Valerie Silliman 503 953-6242
Jerry Deas 503.319.1326 Gospel Choir
Edna Hicks 503.287.2360
Elizabeth Weber 503.493.9271
Infant Baptism
Carmi Lyon 503.231.9140 or
Rite of Christian
Carol Kelley
Initiation of Adults
Senior Ministry
St. Andrew Legal Clinic 503.281.1500
St. Andrew Nativity School 503.335.9600
One Spirit-One Call
La Misa Domingo: 9:30 am (Ingles), 12:30 pm (Español)
La Misa diaria: 9:00 am (Martes-Sábado)
Confesiones: 5:00 pm los Sábados
Primer Sábado del mes, misa bilingue Maya Kanhoval y Español a
las 5:30 pm
Los Ministerios
Asistentes Pastoralesy
Comité Hispano
Diaconoy Ministerio Maya
Grupo de Jovenes
Preparación Bautizos
Promotores de Salud
Diana Ruiz 503.281.4429, ext. 17
Bertha Moseson 503.729.8075
Ramón Jacob 503.288.5913
Romeo Jimenez 971.221.6298
Alejandro Bautista
Esteban e Isabel Ruiz 503.735.4617
Diana Ruiz 503-281-4429. ext. 17
Cesar Geronimo
Martina Murray 503.281.2329
Isabel Camacho 503.737.5192
Council & Committee Chairs
Administrative Council Auction Co-Chairs
John Kelly 503.528.8221
Patty Gardner 503.936.5542 and Casey Boggs 310.403.3941
Building & Maintenance Jerry Lindsay 503.757.6644
Community Center Lisa Hatten 503.880.0116
Management Council
Hispanic Committee
Bertha Moseson 503.729.8075
Liturgy Commission
Michael Prendergast, ext.12
MACG Core Team
Bev Logan 503.922.9481
Pastoral Council
Christy Mason 503.961.2723
Personnel Committee
Joan Miller 503.703.3315
St. Vincent de Paul Joe Condon 971.221.8636
St. Andrew Weekly Calendar Feb. 1 - 7
Coffee and socializing
Centering Prayer
6:30 PM
Auction committee
7:00 PM
Dental Clinic
7:45 AM
Bible Study
7:30 PM
Friday LGBTQ Ministry potluck 6:30 PM
5:00 PM
Mayan Mass
5:30 PM
View our Parish Calendar at
for all meetings and events
St. Andrew Announcements - Feb. 1, 2015
This feast of Our Lord on February second used to be the
feast of the Purification of Mary. It is also called “Candlemas
Day,” because part of the ritual for this day is the blessing
of candles. People can be invited to bring candles from their
homes to be blessed. Some parishes hand out blessed candles
at the end of the day’s liturgies. Blessed candles from today’s
feast are used for the blessing of throats on the next day, the
feast of St. Blaise. The feast has traditionally involved processions and candles. The feast recalls the Jewish rite of an infant’s presentation forty days after birth. Blessing candles has
always been a traditional way of remembering Jesus—Light
of the World— as well as the call to ourselves to be light
for one another. Traditionally, all the candles used for the
coming year are blessed as we remember the story of Jesus
being presented by his parents at the Temple of Jerusalem.
In words used as a canticle of praise in the evening prayer of
the church, the prophet Simeon foretold about the Child: “A
light of revelation to the Gentile world, and the glory of his
people, Israel.” Once again, the church celebrates a basic gift,
the gift of light, a gift that we take for granted, and it gives it
new meaning. Besides the light that we share in our homes
and work, we can be reminded that Jesus is the Light of the
by Paul Turner
A homily is a sermon preached by a deacon or a priest, but
there are occasions when a lay person preaches. Most commonly these are celebrations outside of Mass. For example,
some communities do not have a priest available to them
every Sunday. They may gather without a priest under the
liturgical leadership of a lay person. That person may read
a homily prepared by the priest, or offer a reflection on the
readings. By definition, this reflection is “preaching”, though
not a “homily”.
At Masses with children, a lay person may occasionally
preach. “With the consent of the pastor or rector of the
church, one of the adults may speak to the children after the
gospel, especially if the priest finds it difficult to adapt himself to the mentality of children.” (Directory for Masses with
Children 24).
In some churches the pastor has invited a lay person to
speak about the financial needs of the parish or the diocese.
Non-ordained missionaries have also made appeals. Sometimes these talks are as inspiring as a homily, but they do not
qualify as the same thing. Some churches have these talks
during homily time, but if some instruction or testimony by a
lay person is to be given, the homily comes at its normal time,
and the lay person speaks following the prayer after communion (Redemptionis Sacramentum 74.)
In places where priests and deacons visit so rarely that a lay
person must be appointed for baptisms, the Rite of Baptism
for Children permits that person to preach on that occasion
In these various ways, the church invites the spirit-filled reflection of the laity to nurture the People of God.
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ON SUNDAY MORNING. See Michael Prendergast to
volunteer for this important service.
We All Have Faces: Hope & Human
Dignity in the Holy Land
Most Americans are fairly familiar with the dominant
Jewish narrative about Israel, but relatively few know the
Palestinian narrative. A six-week Lenten program, “We All
Have Faces: Hope and Human Dignity in the Holy Land,”
will offer an opportunity to learn about another side to the
ongoing conflict in the Holy Land. Join us as we journey
with Jesus, remembering the last days of his life on this
land now torn by conflict. Following in his footsteps, we
will look at the lives of the people now living in the Holy
Land. Incorporating a contemplative, non-dualistic attitude and practices, we will look at such issues as the illegal
occupation of Palestinian lands, the ongoing human rights
violations, and the roots of the continuing violence. The
program will be offered at the Urban Spirituality Center
Sunday afternoons beginning February 22, from 2 to 4
p.m. Due to limited space, pre-registration is required.
Please call Maureen at 971-645-8950 for more information
and to register for the program.
The Grotto’s 11th Annual Crabfest
Saturday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m.
The Grotto Conference Center
$60 per person
Price includes the all-you-caneat buffet, dessert and your first
alcoholic beverage (beer/wine). All
other beverages are complimentary
and additional alcoholic beverages
will be available for purchase.
“Wake Up the World!” Open House
As part of the “Year of Consecrated Life,” the Sisters of
St. Mary of Oregon will host an open house on Sunday,
Feb. 8 from 2-4 p.m.
Each day, as thousands of people pass through the intersection of Murray Blvd. and TV Highway in Beaverton,
they see a historic building with a majestic dome and wonder about the lives of the women who call that building
their home. On Sunday, Feb. 8, they can find out.
The Sisters invite guests to see their home and to learn
about religious life in general. A tour will include the “Our
Lady of Perpetual Help” Chapel, where Sisters pray and
worship together. It will also showcase the Sisters’ domestic life and private living quarters. The open house will
be an opportunity for guests to talk to the Sisters and ask
questions about their lives of prayer and service. Guests
should allow at least 20-30 minutes for their visits.
Please bring nonperishable food, diapers, and toiletry items
and drop them in the St. Vincent de
Paul barrels in the entryway of the
church each Sunday. You may also
bring one item and place it in the
basket as the gifts are collected.
St. Andrew Announcements, Continued
St. Vincent de Paul/St. Andrew Emergency Services
The glories of weakness
Preparación pre-bautismal es cada
segundo sábado de mes a las 7pm. Y los
bautizos son cada cuarto domingo del
mes (excepto durante cuaresma). Llame
a Diana al 503-281-4429 ext 17 para
Primera Comunión Las clases inician en
el mes de octubre, los miércoles de 6:30
a 7:45. Registraciones están cerradas.
Se realizan cada tercer sábado del mes.
Tienen que ser miembros de la parroquia y tener la primera comunión hecha.
Llame a Diana al 503-281-4429 ext 17
para registrarse y confirmar la fecha.
Comunicarse directamente con Padre
David al 503-281-4429 ext 11.
El 3 de diciembre iniciamos la novena
a la virgen de Guadalupe. Asegúrese de
llevar el calendario con fechas y direcciones.
“In my weakness is my strength,” Paul writes (2 Cor.
12:10). I never understood that passage nor did I like it
until, struck with polio as a young woman, I began little by
little to realize that if I ever walked again, it would not be
thanks to me, it would be thanks to everyone around me
who formed the human chain that kept me human. When
I could not move, they carried me. When I could not work,
they found functions for me that justified my existence.
When I could not find a reason for going on, they liked
me enough to give me back a sense of human connectedness. When I could not cure
myself, they cured me of the clay of my limits and turned them into life again. They
taught me the glories of weakness.
When I most wanted to be strong and like no other time in life found myself
defined by my weaknesses, I began to understand the great questions of life. If I do
not need other people, what is their own purpose in life, what is their claim on my
own gifts when they need me as I have needed them? The moment I come to realize
that it is precisely the gifts which I do not myself embody that make me claimant to
the gifts of others—and they of mine—marks the moment of my spiritual beginning. Suddenly, creature-hood becomes gift and power and the beginning of unlimited personal growth.
–from In Search of Belief by Joan Chittister, OSB
Alerta de acción referente a un comunicado del IRS por correo postal.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul:
El IRS le informo a la Arquidiócesis de
All donations to the St. Andrew Conference of St. Vincent de Paul support those in Portland que con el proposito de asistir
need in our community. Please write checks to St. Vincent de Paul/St.Andrew so it a individuales posiblemente afectados
goes to emergency services of our parish.
por fraude fiscal, está intentando expedir
Action Alert: IRS Mailing & Update!
un numero PIN de Protección de Identidad (IP PIN) a cada individuo quien
The IRS informed the Archdiocese of Portland that, in an effort to assist indiobtuvo una verificación de antecedentes
viduals potentially affected by tax fraud, it is attempting to issue an Identity Protec- penales a través del antiguo proveedor
tion PIN (IP PIN) number to every individual who had a criminal background
de verificación de antecedentes para la
check processed through the former background check vendor for the Archdiocese Arquidiócesis de Portland en Oregon y
of Portland in Oregon and the Archdiocese of Seattle, regardless of when, or for
la Arquidiócesis de Seattle, sin importar
which parish, school or other organization. The IP PIN number has been or will
cuando o para que parroquia, escuela u
be sent by the IRS via US Mail by early January 2015. The IP-PIN must be included organización fue realizado. El numero IP
PIN ha sido o será enviado por el IRS por
on your 2014 tax return. The IRS will not process returns that do not include this
IP PIN number in an effort to protect people from having a fraudulent return filed correo postal (USPS Mail) a principios de
este enero 2015. El numero IP-PIN debe
in their name for the 2014 tax year.
ser incluido en su declaración de impuesIf you have questions, please contact the IRS Identity Protection Special Unit
at 1-800-908-4490 or visit a Taxpayer Assistance Center. Please do not contact the tos para el año 2014. El IRS no procesara
aquellas declaraciones de impuesto que
Archdiocese. The Archdiocese has no information on the issuance of IP-PINs.
no incluyan este número IP PIN, con la
intención de proteger a personas para que
Urgent Update re: IRS Mailing
no se presente un declaración fraudulenta
The Archdiocese has just learned that the IRS is delayed in issuing IP-PINs. Thus,
en su nombre para el año fiscal 2014.
you may not receive an IP-PIN during this tax season, even though you had a back- Por favor lea la información importante
ground check performed in connection with service for the Archdiocese, a parish
que ha sido publicada sobre este tema
or school. The IRS will continue to issue IP-PINs on a rolling basis. If you have
del numero IP-PIN en la página web
received an IP-PIN, you must use it to file your taxes. If you have not received an
de la Arquidiócesis:
IP-PIN, IRS advises that the best way to protect yourself is to file your
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