Lent 2020

The 2020 Lenten season began on Ash Wednesday, February 26, for Latin-rite Catholics with Easter Sunday on April 12.

During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving alms, and to sacrifice self-control through fasting. Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season. Contemplate the meaning and origins of the Lenten fasting tradition in this reflection. In addition, the giving of alms is one way to share God's gifts—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. Please see our offerings below to engage you this Lenten season. 



Bishop Barron's Lenten Program  -- join us as we embark on Bishop Robert Barron’s latest program entitled: Lenten Gospel Reflections. We will be offering an opportunity to gather in small groups for a presentation/discussion on a weekly basis starting in March. For more details, click here


Penances Services

Reconcile with God during this Lenten season through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. St. Andrew will have visiting priests for nearby parishes hearing confessions on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7 PM

If you are unable to attend our Penance Service on Wednesday, March 11,  please consider attending other penance services in nearby parishes:

Monday         March 16        St. Benedict                      7:00 PM

Wednesday    March 18        St. Peter Chanel               7:00 PM

Thursday        March 19        St. Brendan                       7:00 PM

Wednesday    March 25        Good Shepherd                7:00 PM

Tuesday          March 31        St. Thomas Aquinas         7:30 PM

Wednesday    April 1             St. Jude                            6:30 PM

Thursday        April 2             St. Brigid                          7:00 PM 

Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent, from Friday, February 28 to April 3 at 7:00 PM in the Church.  Please come and join us.  Altar Servers are needed. 

Almsgiving-- The foundational call of Christians to charity is a frequent theme of the Gospels.  During Lent, we are asked to focus more intently on "almsgiving," which means donating money or goods to the poor and performing other acts of charity.  As one of the three pillars of Lenten practice, almsgiving is "a witness to fraternal charity" and  "a work of justice pleasing to God." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2462).  

Please look for places to volunteer during this Lent such as North Fulton Charities, Pregnancy Aid Clinic, HomeStretch. 

Our famous Lenten Fish Dinners will be held every Friday from February 28 - April 3 from 5:30-7:30 PM  in St. Andrew Family Center.

Bring the family.  Tell your neighbors.  Take out is available!!!

Adults $10, Children $6 or Immediate Families $30 Fried or Baked Fish, Pizza, Vegetables, Cole Slaw, Mac & Cheese, Drinks and Desserts. Plus each week a specialty dish from around the World. 


Regulations on Fasting and Abstinence

Read our Daily Inspiration for your Lenten Journey