The purpose of this ministry is to provide an avenue for young families within the parish to grow in friendship and community with one another, offering support and encouragement to both parents and children as they walk along their spiritual journey. All families with children from infancy through elementary school are invited to participate in this ministry. By fostering the growth of friendship and prayer within our own families, we hope to bring the light of Christ to the Church and the rest of the world.
“Thus the little domestic Church, like the greater Church, needs to be constantly and intensely evangelized…the family, like the Church, ought to be a place where the Gospel is transmitted and from which the Gospel radiates…the future of evangelization depends in great part on the Church of the home.”
- Saint John Paul II
Activities, Events, News, and Information
Please consider signing up to feed our teens (total of 50, including volunteers)! We have plates, utensils, drinks, napkins, etc. - so all you have to bring is the food! You can cook it yourself and drop it off or have it catered. We meet after the 5pm Mass in the church hall. Dinner starts at 6pm.
God bless you for your generosity! Contact me if you have any questions.
Greetings in Christ,
We will be playing basketball on Monday, Aug. 13th with Fr. Joal and St. Tim’s Pastor - Fr. Dan. We will meet at the basketball courts (outside), north of the softball fields. Ages recommended are 13+, since the games can be fast paced and competitive. Don’t forget your water!
Celebrating Marriage 2018
Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, Phoenix
Saturday, September 29th
Bilingual Mass with Bishop Eduardo Nevares – 10am
Luncheon to follow – 11:30am – Parish Hall
with Guest Speakers Nate and Jill Verschaetse, Ph.d
to follow presenting:
The Journey of Marriage: Always a New Gift
A special blessing from our Bishop and a photo with each jubilarian group will be mailed to all registered couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th and 50+ anniversaries in 2018 or 2019.
Registration is required at:
or call 602.354.2132
Those who pre-register for the luncheon and speaker pay $55 per couple, $35 per individual. $65 per couple will be charged the day of the event if seating remains available.
“You Before Me, Always!” – A “mini” Marriage Retreat
Saturday, August 25th from 9am- 2pm
St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, Chandler
$45 per couple (before 8/15) $55 per couple (starting 8/16)
Make time to refresh, inspire, and rejuvenate,
your marriage relationship!
Retreat includes 4 inspiring talks, individual couple time, continental breakfast, full lunch and the incredibly advantageous booklet,“101 Tips for a Happier Marriage”.
Childcare available. Reservations required. Please contact Davida at 480.899.1900 x130 or DGraham@standrewchandler.com
Marriage Is: Deacon Mark and Barbara Lishko, Coordinator of Marriage Prep, St. Andrew Parish
Whatever was God thinking when he made man and woman and called them to marriage? What is required of us as husband and wife? There is genius in God’s plan for marriage as you will discover.
God Before Us:
Right ordering of our relationship is critical. How important is it to include God in our marriage? What is the ultimate goal in marriage and how doe God help us to get there?
You Before Me: Micheal and Rachel Villanueva – Director of Marriage and Family Life at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish
What does love demand of us in our marriage? What happens when you don’t feel like loving? What is the nature and purpose of the vows in all times?
Behold, Before All Else - Ramsey and Monique Echeveria Co-Coordinator of Marriage Prep, St. Andrew Parish
Delighting in one another. Finding joy in the good work of marriage. Partnership for the whole of life and why.
Questions: Barb Lishko, firstname.lastname@example.org or 480.899.1900 × 142
Hello lovely parishioners!
We are so excited to journey back to Babylon next week during VBS (June 11-15th)! It is going to be a fun week! BUT we still need your help! We are still short on a few volunteers!
We could use help with childcare in the morning (9am-12pm), and we are in need of more shopkeepers for the afternoon session (1-4pm). We would love to have you join our team of volunteers!
You can register to volunteer at stanneaz.org/vbs
We hope to see you in Babylon!
BATTLE CAMP 2018 for 5th-8th grade youth is a couple weeks away!
When: June 18-22, from 8am to 12pm
Where: Church hall!
We will be following the theme from this year’s VBS - Journey to Babylon. Our week long camp consists of teachings, activities & crafts, small groups and snacks for the youth.
There is no charge for this event, but I do humbly rely on your generous donations to provide snacks for my kids. Please consider donating to help us live out this amazing week.
Please register now for BATTLE Camp at this link
-—-> HERE. This way I can have an approximate headcount for snacks and supplies. -————————————————————————
- Chips, Chex-mix, pretzels, etc..
- Fruit & veggie trays.
- Cookies, ice cream, cupcakes, etc.
- Mini-water bottles, soda, juice boxes, etc
(Please contact me to arrange a time to drop off items, or you can bring items the day of Battle Camp)