The Bulletin - Saint Andrew Church

Feb. 15, 2015
Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time
St. Andrew Announcements
Donations Summary - January 2015
Over the last few years, stewardship giving has usually dropped in January...but not
this year! $26,245 was donated towards the Sunday offertory during the month of
January, making the weekly average $6,561. This is $1,281 more than the weekly average in January 2014. Of the 380 individuals and families registered with the parish,
there were xxx who donated during the month of January, however this number does
not capture the many families who give loose change anonymously.
We wrapped up the pew appeal in January and are thrilled to share that 98% of the
cost of the pews were paid for from the generous additional donations parishioners
made to this appeal. Thank you!
Thank you for your consistent and generous support of our ministries!
Youth Ministry News
* Heather is looking for parent volunteers to sell fair trade items after 9:30
mass on February 15, 21, and 28 as a
fundraiser for youth group.
* We’re on retreat next weekend!
Prayers requested.
* Keep your calendars marked for
Mardi Gras party/Lenten Kick-off
on Tuesday, February 17 at 7pm.
* GODSPELL! We’ll be going in the
big bus together to see Godspell at
Central Catholic on Friday, March
13. Heather needs to order tickets, so
let her know if you’re
The begging leper and the paralytic
dropped in, and both wanted to
be cured of their ailments, including their sin. Overcoming religious
fears and social customs, they made
their requests. Jesus replied, “Yes,
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Today’s Readings
Leviticus 13:1 -2, 44 - 46
1 Corinthians 10: 31 - 11:1;
Mark 1: 40 - 45
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://
St. Andrew Nativity
The open house for current 5th grade students will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 21st. Please join us to tour the school,
go over the application, and have questions
answered. The school is only accepting applications for student who will be in the 6th
grade in the fall of 2015. Completed applications are due on May 7, 2015. Thank you!
Carolyn Becic, President
Prayer Requests
For prayer requests via e-mail, please contact
Louise Kasper at 503.280.2690, or e-mail
your request to
Gospel Choir News
The St. Andrew Gospel Choir’s
next rehearsals will be Wednesday, Feb.18th at 7:00 pm in the
church. The choir will sing at
mass on 4th Sunday Feb. 22nd.
Anyone wishing to join the
choir please come to rehearsal.
If coming for the first time please call ahead
to 503-477-0424 as we sometimes have last
cminute changes.
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@comcast.
net as a Word document that is
proofread and edited before sending.
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 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. 15 - 21
Coffee and socializing
Centering Prayer
6:30 PM
Jobs for Justice Breakfast
7:00 AM
Wednesday Ash Wednesday Mass
9:00 AM
Ash Wednesday Bilingual Mass
7:00 PM
Gospel Choir practice
7:00 PM
Bible Study
7:30 PM
5:00 PM
View our Parish Calendar at
for all meetings and events
St. Andrew Announcements - Feb. 8, 2015
to think of Lenten resolutions as things
that we will give up for Lent, like chocolate, or sweets in general, or coffee. We
think it should be something that feels like
a true sacrifice. These can be good things
to do to build our will power and to help
us focus on what is important in our lives.
Instead, or in addition, it might be a good
idea to do something extra for Lent. One can join a Bible study
group or other parish discussion groups that will help us grow
in our spirituality or prayer life. We can also sacrifice our time
to do things that will help others. We can offer to drive people
to church, or to doctor appointments. We can cook a meal for
someone who is ill. Just think about what might be a benefit to
others and give it a try.
February 18, 2015: Eucharist will be
celebrated on Ash Wednesday at 9:00
AM in the Church. A bilingual Mass
with the distribution of Ashes will be
held in the church at 7:00 PM.
ASH WEDNESDAY: Ash Wednesday
is almost upon us. The beginning of a
time of reflection and reparation. The beginning of a time of
joy. Joy!? Why joy?? Because christ is truly risen. Because our
time of lenten preparation is looking forward to the celebration of christ’s resurrection and the promise of our salvation.
Because during lent we don’t pretend that easter never happened. During lent we look forward to celebrating that easter
resurrection in the best way possible, and we take this season
to prepare ourselves for that celebration. We prepare by repentance and conversion. We prepare by making our lives more
like christ’s so that we can be one with him in his glory. Christ
is risen! Let us prepare in joyful and grateful anticipation.
Grief Recovery Weekend
Are you, or someone you love, grieving the end of a marriage from a death, divorce or permanent separation? A
Beginning Experience Weekend can help with the healing
from such a loss. The next opportunnity to attend one will
be the weekend of March 6 - 8, 2015, in Milwaukie, near
Clackamas Town Center. The weekend begins on Friday
evening and concludes Sunday afternoon, The cost of $195
includes lodging for 2 nights in a double room, meals and
resource materials, Special arrangements may be made for
payment, and partial scholarships are available. Single rooms
are available for an additional $20.
Please contact Lynda by phone: 503.837.0147 or email, Additional information may be
found on the website of International Beginning Experience
The word Lent means springtime. This word comes from
the same root as lengthen. Daytime lengthens during Lent.
The northern hemisphere turns toward the sun, the source
of life, and winter turns into spring. In Hebrew, the word for
repentance is the same as the word that means to turn, like
the turning of the earth to the sun, like the turning of the
soil before planting.
“Even now, says the Lord, turn to me.” (Joel 2:12) The
word sin means separation. We are called to turn from our
separate selves, from our sin, to come together in community. Self-denial is the way we express our repentance. In
the lengthening brightness from Ash Wednesday until Holy
Thursday afternoon, our holy Lent, we turn to God as our
source of life.
Self-denial is threefold, advises Matthew’s gospel. We pray:
“Go to your room, close your door, and pray to your Father
in private.” We fast: “No one must see you are fasting but
your Father.” We give alms: “Keep your deeds of mercy
secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you.”
Through the Lenten exercise of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, we spring-clean our lives, sharpen our senses, put
tomorrow in its place and treasure the day at hand.
Why are there forty days in Lent? It took forty days for
sinfulness to drown in the flood before a new creation could
inherit the earth. It took forty years for the generation of
slaves to die before the freeborn could enter the Promised
Land. For forty days Moses and Elijah and Jesus fasted and
prayed to prepare themselves for a life’s work.
At the beginning of Lent the bishop calls out the names of
the catechumens who seek to be baptized at Easter. Their
names are written in the book of the elect, the chosen. God
has chosen them, and they have chosen to turn to God. Lent
is the forty days before the baptism of the catechumens.
The already baptized can share the excitement and the struggles of the elect and rediscover the meaning of baptism in
their own lives. During the forty days, both catechumens and
the faithful journey together to the holy font.
We keep Lent together. We put aside our business-as-usual
to support each other in prayer, fasting and almsgiving. We
turn to God to enlighten us and purify us throughout the
lengthening brightness of our holy season of Lent. “For
now is the acceptable time! Now is the day of salvation!”
Copyright © 1997, Archdiocese of Chicago. Liturgy Training Publications,
1800 North Hermitage Avenue, Chicago IL 60622-1101; 1800-933-1800.
Text by Peter Mazar.
L’Arche Portland
Nehalem Home Tour
Thursday, February 19, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Nehalem House
Come and see how L’Arche Portland is changing the world
one heart at a time when you join us for a tour of one of
our homes. RSVP to Tamara Yates: tamara@larche-portland.
org or 503-381-4281
Day of Dreaming
Sat, Feb. 21 9:30 AM – 3 PM
Join our community for a day of dreaming our future as
L’Arche Portland: how we are called to increase our impact
as a community, and how to best support our community
members as they age. St. Andrew Catholic Church
St. Andrew Announcements, Continued
St. Vincent de Paul/St. Andrew Emergency Services
Happy Valentine’s Day
There are times when it seems that so much has been
written about love that there is no more to be said about it.
And worse, sometimes it seems that so much that has been
written about love is pure drivel—unattained and unattainable….
Love is something learned only by the long, hard labor of
life. It is sometimes over before we’ve even known we had
it. We sometimes destroy it before we appreciate it. We
often have it and simply take it for granted.
But sometimes, if we’re lucky, we live long enough to grow
into it in such a way that because of it we come to recognize the value of life. As the
years go by, we come to love flowers and cats and small infants and old ladies and
the one person in life who knows how hot we like our coffee. We learn enough about
love to allow things to slip away and ourselves to melt into the God whose love made
all of it possible. Sometimes we even find a love deep enough to detach us from
the foam and frills of life, all of which hold us captive to things that cannot satisfy.
Sometimes we live long enough to see the face of God in another. Then, in that case,
we have loved.
The poets and storytellers across time have told us about the dimensions of
love that last. The poet Rumi wrote:
From myself I am copper, through You, friend, I am gold. From myself I’m a stone, but through You I am a gem.
–from The Monastic Way by Joan Chittister.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul:
All donations to the St. Andrew Conference of St. Vincent de Paul support those in
need in our community. Please write checks to St. Vincent de Paul/St.Andrew so it
goes to emergency services of our parish.
University of Portland Events
• An exhibit of 10 large prints featuring art from
the lush Saint John’s Bible will be on display in
Buckley Center Art Gallery from February 9 - March
• Even more on The Saint John’s Bible: following an
opening reception in Buckley Center Art Gallery featuring original music inspired by the artwork, one of
the project’s chief architects, Fr. Eric Hollas OSB will give a public lecture in the
Bauccio Boardroom on “Humor and Whimsy in the Saint John’s Bible.” Reception is at 6:30; talk begins at 7:15 and will include a wine and cheese spread.
Friday, February 27, Mago Hunt Theater doors open at 6:30 for Charles Mee’s
play “Full Circle.” All ticket holders are invited to enjoy a pre-show panel of
three campus experts highlighting unusual aspects of the show, allowing patrons
a richer experience of the play. A complimentary wine and cheese reception accompanies this growing tradition of the Garaventa Center.
Saturday, February 28 at 7:30PM brings our Women of the Bible Concert, in
the Chapel of Christ the Teacher: world premieres of vocal music inspired by
remarkable women from Old and New Testaments.
Birthdays This Week
Today: Graciela Barajas, Crystal Perez, Jackie Rossini, and Pam Wood
Next week: Jahuaree Carter, Keyrin Cruz-Carrillo, Ingrid Garza, Glenford Hynson,
Maura McQuillen, Siobhan McQuillen, Edwin Valle-Uc, Chris Durbin, Lydia Lalic,
Cira Rodriguez, Esperanza Sanchez, Stephany Alvarado,Alejandro
Bautista, Jesus Pulido, Tricia Quinn, Liam Rinehart, Jessica Starling,
Emily Adler, and Marcia Bell.
Anniversary This Week
Robbie and Ken Bello, and Mary and Jerry LaBarre
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.
Alerta de acción referente a un comunicado del IRS por correo postal.
El IRS le informo a la Arquidiócesis de
Portland que con el proposito de asistir
a individuales posiblemente afectados
por fraude fiscal, está intentando expedir
un numero PIN de Protección de Identidad (IP PIN) a cada individuo quien
obtuvo una verificación de antecedentes
penales a través del antiguo proveedor
de verificación de antecedentes para la
Arquidiócesis de Portland en Oregon y
la Arquidiócesis de Seattle, sin importar
cuando o para que parroquia, escuela u
organización fue realizado. El numero IP
PIN ha sido o será enviado por el IRS por
correo postal (USPS Mail) a principios de
este enero 2015. El numero IP-PIN debe
ser incluido en su declaración de impuestos para el año 2014. El IRS no procesara
aquellas declaraciones de impuesto que
no incluyan este número IP PIN, con la
intención de proteger a personas para que
no se presente un declaración fraudulenta
en su nombre para el año fiscal 2014.
Por favor lea la información importante
que ha sido publicada sobre este tema
del numero IP-PIN en la página web
de la Arquidiócesis:
Haga clic en donde dice Action Alert en
la primera página. Si tiene preguntas, por
favor póngase en contacto con la Unidad Especializada en la Protección de la
Identidad del IRS al siguiente número:
1-800-908-4490 o acuda a un Centro de
Asistencia al Contribuyente. Por favor
no contacte a la Arquidiócesis. La Arquidiócesis no tiene información sobre la
emisión de los numero IP-Pin.
Gracias por su cooperación con respecto
a este asu