Saint Andrew Apostle launched a series of spiritual events in response to the revelations of clergy abuse of children and failures in episcopal oversight.  In the midst of these very serious struggles of the Church, we turn to prayer and fasting as we work toward sanctification, reparation, and healing of the entire Body of Christ.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Four Sundays for Prayer
Father Dan will offer a talk/teaching/prayer/rosary during Adoration on four Sundays in October from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  The evening ends with a candlelight procession from the church to the rectory to bless the parish grounds, where we join together in praying the Divine Mercy.

  • October 7: Christ: “I am here.”
  • October 14 Mary: Mother of Priests
  • October 21: Christ, Priest and Victim
  • October 28: St. Joseph: Protector of the Church


 

PAST EVENTS

Listening Session: August 24, 2018

Father Dan Leary invited all of his parishioners to come talk and unite in prayer for healing and a deeper faith in light of the recent scandal in the Church.  This was an opportunity to give voice to the pain of those who suffered abuse, recognizing the pain and wound of the whole Church.


Catholic Standard 4 September 2018

Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary: September 4 – October 7

Jesus came into the world through Mary and for us to always be assured of being close to Jesus, even closer than ever before, we should go through Mary.  Father Dan introduced the Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary and taught us how to prepare for it after all Masses on September 1 and 2. The 30-day preparation began on September 4 and continued until the consecration on October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. 

Day of Prayer Seek the Truth: September 21-23

God designed us to desire and seek the truth. Our parish hosted a 24 Hour DAY OF PRAYER on September 21-22. This was an opportunity to Encounter Christ as we continue our journey toward heaven as saints, sinners, and everyone in between, seeking the truth that is Jesus Christ, through the intercession of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.  You were invited to come and pray anytime during the 24 hours or commit to spend a specific hour with Jesus by using the SignUp Genius <HERE> or consider volunteering to be a Prayer Captain and lead us in prayer for one of the hours. All of the information on Hourly Intentions, prayers, schedule and more may be found on the webpage <HERE>.

Fasting Wednesdays and Fridays during September

Only God can bring about the remedy for the spiritual sickness in the Church.  The courage and wisdom to take steps to heal in a way that will bring lasting fruit is found through the intervention of God.  This intervention can and will come through our prayer and fasting. Wednesdays and Fridays are traditional days of fasting in the Catholic Church.  Wednesday is the day Jesus was betrayed by Judas, so we fast in reparation for all sins and offenses. Friday was the day Jesus died on the cross.  Father Dan asked that we considered uniting our fasting on these days during the month of September for the healing of the Church in light of the recent scandals.

Cenacle: October 3

The Marian Movement of Priests held a Cenacle with recitation of the Rosary on October 3 beginning at 6:00pm. The evening included a Procession of Our Lady of Fatima and Mass with Consecration to Mary. More information is <HERE>.

Day of Prayer Repair My House: October 4-5

Priests from Saint Andrew’s and Sacred Heart in LaPlata invited all brother priests in the Archdiocese of Washington to unite in prayer for healing and forgiveness before Our Blessed Lord, reminding us that the priesthood is always found in the sacrifice at the foot of the altar.  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament began at 9:00am on October 4, the Feast of Saint Francis, and continued until 8:00am on October 5.  More information is <HERE>.

Catholic Standard 4 October 2018

CNA 14 October 2018

Exposition of Sacred Relics: October 5

Relics are physical objects that have a direct association with the saints or with Our Lord.  Scripture teaches that God acts through relics, especially in terms of healing.  The cause of the healing is God; the relics are a means through which He acts.  But the fact that God chooses to use the relics of saints to work healing and miracles tells us that He wants to draw our attention to the saints as “models and intercessors” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 828).  The Treasures of the Church ministry brought some 150 Relics to Saint Andrew’s for an Exposition on October 5.  More information is <HERE>

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