News & Events

Celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe
We invite the entire community of San Andrés to the celebration in honor of Our Virgin of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. The novena will take place from December 3 to 11 at the Grotto.

Novena schedule:

  • December 5 at 6:00 pm
  • December 6, 9, 10 at 7:00 pm
  • December 7, 8 at 6:00 pm followed by Mass at 7:00 pm·
  • Friday, December 11at 6:00 p.m. 

Mass:

  • December 11: Vigil at 7:00 p.m. Vigil and procession around the parish campus, ending at the Grotto with a short prayer. We will have the participation of the Aztec Dance.  This Mass will be Livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube Channel  
  • Saturday, December 12: Mass of the Guadalupana Festival at 10:00 am and participation of the Aztec Dance.  

NOTE:  In order to keep our community safe, distribution of drinks or food is not allowed during the event. THE USE OF MASKS IS MANDATORY.


Advent Prayer and Reflections - Wednesdays in Advent starting on 12/2 at 6:30 PMon Zoom. 
Advent begins on Sunday, November 29. As we prepare the way to receive the Lord in our hearts on Christmas Day, consider joining our new Advent program with AJ Cervantes, Adult Discipleship Coordinator. The meetings will be held on Wednesdays 12/2, 12/9 and 12/16 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM on Zoom. We will begin each evening praying the Holy Rosary, followed by advent reflections from Saint Teresa of Calcutta.  Please register for this FREE program HERE


Help us Feed the Homeless - please join volunteers from the St. Martin de Porres Ministry to feed the homeless each month. Next date: Monday, December 7. Learn more...


Our Giving Tree goes Virtual! Covid-19 has presented many challenges to us all. This year, unlike any other, we have had to get creative. In our attempt to fulfill the many needs of our community, our Giving Tree has gone virtual. We will still have an onsite presence (outside the main church doors in the courtyard), but there is no need to physically attend in order to partici-pate. To participle virtually, follow this link. We hope to provide some hope and joy to these families in need. The kids have been isolated from their friends and have endured many changes and challenges. We are seeing many families who are truly food insecure. Gift Cards for food and clothing will be a welcome gift this year! Gifts should be returned by Sunday, December 13. If your office, sports team, or organization would like to sponsor a family in need, please contact Sandy Lashley at [email protected].


Church open for Visitation (quiet prayer time)
The church is open for quiet prayer time, Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 1 PM.


Assisting Families affected by Natural Disasters
Hurricane Iota is another tragic reminder of the suffering that can be caused by natural disasters. Whether these catastrophes occur in slow motion or with little or no warning at any hour of the day or night, people of faith naturally want to offer assistance. If you would like to support those affected by Hurricane Iota, please consider donating to Catholic Charities USA. Your support helps people through the immediate aftermath and continues helping them as they work through the long process of recovery.
To support people affected by natural disaster outside the United States, please direct your donations to Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Charities USA
Online: https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/
Mail: Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore MD 21297-1066
Phone: 800-919-9338

Catholic Relief Services
Online: https://www.crs.org/
Mail: Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303 (Please write the specific incident in the memo line)
Phone: 877-Help-CRS


Update 9/28: Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass until further notice. Those who are healthy, willing and able to comply with safety protocols and who wish to attend are encouraged to do so. Those who are at high-risk of complications from COVID-19 or who are caretakers for the vulnerable are encouraged to participate by watching Mass online at


Read our Parish Finance Update during COVID-19


We are open! Public Masses resumed on May 30th in a new schedule
Weekend Masses are available on Saturday at 4 PM (English) and 7 PM (Spanish); Sunday at 7 AM (Spanish), 10 AM (English) and 1 PM (English). Please wear a mask to church and arrive 10 minutes earlier. 

Weekday Masses are available at 9 AM on Monday, Thursday and Friday in the main sanctuary.

  • Please wash your hands before coming to church
  • Use face covering 
  • Keep social distancing 
NOTE: If you or anyone in your household is feeling sick or is immunocompromised, please stay at home.
 
 
Your cooperation and patience is appreciated as we transition to our modified Mass guidelines. Thank you.
 
To read Father Dan's letter from 5/18 which includes detailed guidelines click HERE.

Scam emails/texts impacting our parish! Members of our staff and volunteers have received emails and/or texts from email accounts that appear to be from Fr. Dan, requesting gift cards.  This is a scam.  Our priests will never ask anyone for gift cards, cash or other items of value via text or email.  Please always check with our parish office if you think you have received a fraudulent email or text.  The best thing you can do is to ignore it. Stay safe! 

Immigrant Family Preparedness Guide for Georgia Families - In recent weeks, it was announced that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers are going to begin enforcement actions on thousands of immigrant families over the next weeks. Raids are scheduled in major cities of the country including Atlanta. These broad enforcement actions instigate panic in our communities --- and will not serve as a deterrent to irregular immigration. 

To assist families who might be effected, Catholic Charities in conjunction with the USCCB created a resource page that can be used to prepare and protect individuals in case they or a family member is detained by ICE. Please click on the links below to learn more.

Family Preparedness Guide (English)

Know Your Rights (English)

Family Preparedness Guide (Spanish)

Know Your Rights  (Spanish)

Read complete statement from Vanessa Russell, CEO Catholic Charities Atlanta