St. Andrew has a new Parochial Vicar - beginning July 2, 2018
We are blessed to have Fr. Jorge Carranza among us as our new parochial vicar. He is coming from Good Shepherd and has been a priest for 3 years. St. Andrew welcomed him with a parish-wide gathering on July 8.
Here is a letter from Fr. Jorge published on our July 8th bulletin.
Dear parishioners of St. Andrew,
Bishop Bernard E. Shlesinger III has assigned me to Saint Andrew beginning July 2, 2018. I am very happy with the decision, and I look forward to serving you as your priest. On the side note, allow me to share a little beignet about myself. I am originally from Chicago, the Windy City. Because of this, I am a Cubbies fan, and I also like the Chicago Bears, hopefully they could win the Super bowl one day. I discovered my vocation back in 2003 in Calhoun, GA where I used to live. After discerning my vocation for three years, I entered the seminary in 2006 at St. Joseph Seminary in Louisiana. Then, I attended St. Vincent Seminary in Pennsylvania, and I was ordained to the Priesthood in June 27, 2015 at Christ the King Cathedral.
My first assignment was Good Shepherd, which means that I have only been a priest for three years. I am very grateful for the community of Good Shepherd for their countless support, love, and blessings that I received from them. I pray that when I arrive at Saint Andrew, I may help you all encounter Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, set your hearts on fire with God’s love, and build a community that is guided by the love of Christ. May God continue to bless you and always keep you under the protection of the Blessed Mother.
In His Name,
Father Jorge Carranza
Horizon of Hope - Music and Reflection Service - Saturday, August 18 at 7 PM
All are invited to an evening of prayerful reflection and music, centered upon Pope Francis’message of HOPE on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 7 p.m.
“We have such need in these times that can appear dark, in which we sometimes feel disoriented by the evil and violence that surround us, by the distress of so many of our brothers and sisters… We need hope. God is our unfailing source of hope, always and forever.” - Pope Francis
Similar to The Holy Year of Mercy Service in the fall of 2016, the Horizon of Hope service offers beautiful music intertwined with Scripture and text for all those gathered to prayerfully contemplate the reality of Hope in our lives. The Service is free for all ages and a Spanish translation will be available. Please join us.
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