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Women’s Ministry

“Your every act should be done with love.”

1 Corinthians 16:14

As a community of women rooted in our Catholic faith, we offer opportunities to deepen our relationship with God, develop relationships with other women to support our spiritual growth, and engage in a relationship of love with Jesus that leads to service.

 

Come for gatherings of the Women’s Ministry with Father Jack on the first Saturday of the month when we will pray together and share reflections on the Gospel readings and how they relate to our own lives. We meet immediately following morning Mass from 9:45am to 10:30am in the multipurpose room unless noted otherwise. All are welcome to join as you are able!

Our meeting on Saturday, December 3 will be held in the multipurpose room (update!)

from 9:45am-10:30am.

 


UPCOMING EVENTS


 

This is an opportunity for women to gather together and spend some time focused

on Jesus and the real meaning of the Advent Season.

Guest Speaker: Monsignor Robert Panke

The Light Shines in the Darkness

Information is <HERE>.

Our Printable Flyer is <HERE>.

Online registration has closed for this event.

Contact Lisa Longacre at lisalongacre@yahoo.com for space available.


SAVE THE DATE


 

Women’s Communion Breakfast

May 20, 2023

 


PAST EVENTS


 

All women were invited to prayerfully consider joining others in the parish to prepare for an Act of Consecration to Jesus through Mary on the Feast of the Holy Rosary on Friday, October 7. The 33-day period of preparation began on Sunday, September 4. Consider this special devotion for another Marian Feast Day. Information is <HERE>.

 


 

 


 

 


 


 


EUCHARISTIC HOLY HOUR
for the Fallen Away

Saturday, August 27, 2022
9:30am – 10:30am

Feast of Saint Monica

Patron Saint of Wives, Mothers, and Conversions

All were invited to pray, through the intercession of Saint Monica on her Feast Day, for all loved ones who have fallen away from the Church. A Eucharistic Holy Hour was offered immediately following the 9 AM Mass on Saturday, August 27.

This Holy Hour was sponsored by the Saint Andrew Apostle Women’s Ministry and open to all.

Our printable flyer is <HERE>.

 


We gathered for local summer excursions in June, July, and August and the opportunity for prayer and fellowship with other parish women.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

We united in prayer for the newly ordained priests in the Archdiocese of Washington with the solemn liturgy of Ordination at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Information on the full day at the Basilica and Registration is <HERE>.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Our second excursion of the summer was to the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family. The Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church is a Byzantine Rite Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with the worldwide Catholic Church. Information and registration is <HERE>.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Our third and final excursion of the summer was to Saint Clement Island and Southern Maryland historic Catholic churches, celebrating the important role these places played in ensuring religious freedom in America. Information and registration is <HERE>.

 Carpools depart from and return to Saint Andrew’s.

 

 

<HERE> is the link to video of the Ordination Mass.

 

 

 

 


54 DAY ROSARY NOVENA

For our Bishops, Priests, and Seminarians

and an Increase in Holy Vocations in our Archdiocese

Begin: Sunday, June 12

End: Thursday, August 4

Feast of Saint John Vianney, Patron Saint of Parish Priests

(artwork by Fr. Anthony Ferguson)

How to Pray the 54 Day Rosary Novena

 

 


 

CLEAN UP OF ARCOLA AVENUE

As one fruit of our recent meeting with Father Jack, Saint Andrew Apostle Women’s Ministry joined the Knights of Columbus on Saturday morning, June 25 to clean up Arcola Avenue. The Knights participate in the Montgomery County’s Adopt A Road program that encourages organizations to help keep roadsides litter free. The program’s goal is to have unsightly litter removed from roadsides before it reaches local streams or clogs storm drains that feed into local streams, and potentially into the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers and our water supply.

We are grateful for the dedicated and generous long-term effort of our Knights to preserve the gift of God’s creation, and the opportunity to join them on this day.

 

 


 

We honored Mary in her month of May with Mass followed by breakfast, fellowship, and a talk by Father Canice Enyiaka from the Global Peace Foundation. Father spoke of Our Blessed Mother as a peace builder and reflected on the particular role of women in this, inspiring us to build peace in our homes, families, and communities.

 

Information <HERE>

 

Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us!

 

 


 

In this guided time of prayer and meditation we focused on the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to enter into Lent with Christ. Rose Folsom provided education and inspiration for reflection together in small groups followed by time in personal prayer during Eucharistic Adoration. Information <HERE>.

 


Novena in Honor of Saint John Marie Vianney

To be prayed from January 10th to January 18th

Father Jack Kennealy will begin as our new pastor on January 19. In preparation for the start of his assignment at Saint Andrew’s, we invite you to pray a novena over the nine days leading up to his arrival through the intercession of Saint John Vianney, patron saint of parish priests. The daily prayers for this novena and suggested intention are provided using the button below.

 


 

Sunday, November 28, 2021

6:00-8:00pm

This is an opportunity for women to gather together and spend some time focused on Jesus and the real meaning of the Advent Season.

Information/Registration is <HERE>.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Join us for local summer excursions and the opportunity for fellowship with other parish women.

Saturday, June 19, 1:00pm-6:00pm: National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Emmitsburg (Flyer with detailed information is <HERE>)

Saturday, July 17, 9:00am-1:00pm: Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America in Washington, DC (Information/registration is <HERE>)

Saturday, August 28, 11:00am-4:00pm: Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, DC. (Information/registration is <HERE>)

Carpools depart from and return to St. Andrew’s

 


54 DAY ROSARY NOVENA

For our Bishops, Priests, and Seminarians and an Increase in Holy Vocations in our Archdiocese

Begin: Saturday, June 12

Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

End: Wednesday, August 4

Feast of Saint John Vianney, Patron Saint of Parish Priests

(artwork by Fr. Anthony Ferguson)

How to Pray the 54 Day Rosary Novena

 


ADDITIONAL ADULT FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PARISH


 

Saint Andrew’s launched a Catholic lay theology program designed for those seeking to deepen their knowledge of the faith through the study of theology, God’s revelation in Scripture, and the Church magisterium. The aim is for participants to grow both intellectually and spiritually in their faith by providing a foundation of the faith at an adult level. Classes are held at Saint Andrew’s with theology professors from local Universities and Institutes.

See the webpage <HERE> for more information.

 


ADDITIONAL LOCAL EVENTS


 

The Council of Catholic Women for the Archdiocese of Washington has established a website that provides information on events in many local parishes within the Archdiocese. For questions, email archdioceseccw@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/WashACCW.

Visit their website <HERE> to learn more.

 


GETTING EMAIL UPDATES


 

Sign up to join our WNR email list and receive updates on Women’s Nights of Reflection, Days of Reflection, Days of Prayer, and other spiritual events offered at Saint Andrew’s open to all women:

https://app.flocknote.com/StAndrewApostleChurch/WNR

If you are a Saint Andrew’s parishioner, sign up for SAA Women and receive Women’s Ministry updates and additional parish notices and announcements. Contact Lisa Longacre at lisalongacre@yahoo.com to be added to that list.

 

Resources

Recommended Reading

A Prophet for the Priesthood by Father John A. Harden, S.J.

The Story of a Soul by Therese of Lisieux

Thirty-three Days to Morning Glory: A Do-it-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Marian Consecration by Michael E. Gaitley

True Devotion to Mary: with Preparation for Total Consecration by St. Louis de Montfort

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