We’re invited to join in prayer with Saint Andrew Parish, Waynesboro.
Holy Hour 1:00-1:45 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 12 North Broad Street, Waynesboro. The rosary will be prayed at 1:30pm.
Life Chain 2:00-3:00pm on the square in Waynesboro.
This is a peaceful and prayerful public witness (not a protest) of pro-life individuals all around our nation who stand for 60 minutes praying for our nation and for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the Church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death.
Stand with many other Christians to witness to the sanctity of all human life. During both events there are no protest rallies or speeches, just silent witness & prayer. Waynesboro officials are aware of the life chain and have given permission for the event to take place on the sidewalks at both locations. Come, be involved! Stand up for life!
After the 5 pm Mass on Saturday, June 18, please join us as we honor Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is an indoor/outdoor event suitable for all ages. Here’s how you and your family can be a part of it:
Fresh flower donations can be brought to the parish hall from 4-4:45 pm.
Recent First Communicants: Please wear your First Communion attire! We have a special place in the procession for you. Come to the social hall at 4:40 for instructions.
Older kids, we need your help distributing candles, papers, etc. Come to the social hall at 4:40 for instructions.
All parishioners are invited to gather in the church at the end of the 5 pm Mass.
At 6:15, the event will begin in the church with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Participants will follow the Lord in procession and stop at four stations on the St. Mark property to receive a blessing, ending in the church. Chairs will be available at each station.
June 18 is the vigil of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. (in Latin, Corpus Christi) It is a day designated for us to remember and thank our Lord for the gift of Jesus Himself – body, blood, soul and divinity – in the Blessed Sacrament. Join us as we worship Him as the source and summit of our faith!
Which movies are age-appropriate for your kids? Reviews of Joseph are available online.
You can preview Clare and Francis by logging into our parish subscription atFormed.org.
Joseph, King of Dreams
This animated film by the makers of Prince of Egypt tells of Joseph and his brothers: a story of heroic forgiveness and redemption from the book of Genesis. Angered by Joseph’s arrogance and their father’s favoritism, his jealous brothers sell Joseph into slavery in Egypt. But God protects Joseph and in a surprising turn of events allows the brothers’ contrition and Joseph’s forgiveness to save the family and set the stage for the formation of the twelve tribes of Israel and the future arrival of the Messiah.
Clare & Francis
This epic film on the lives of St. Clare and St. Francis of Assisi was shot on location in Italy. It tells the story of the daughter of a patrician family and the son of a rich merchant who leave everything to follow Christ. Francis renounces his inheritance of wealth to live the Gospel and serve the poor and outcasts. Clare decides to follow him, leaving her home and family to give herself as a bride of Christ. Both found major religious orders, and together they inspire many to follow their radical call to live the Gospel. Their impact has reached across the centuries to change the world.
We are sorry to announce that the parish breakfast planned for January 9 has been postponed. The new date is to be determined. Thank you to Donna Flick, Marty Boscolo and all who have contributed their efforts!
We will celebrate the Baptism of the Lord on Sunday, January 9th with a parish breakfast at St. Mark, following the 9:00 AM Mass. There will not be a cost, but to assist with the head count, tickets will be available after Masses the weekend of January 1 & 2. Tickets will also be available at the parish office during office hours.
Join us for the grand finale of the Christmas season!
Catholics across the country will be turning to prayer on Wednesday, December 1 by participating in Eucharistic Adoration in an effort to end abortion. On this date, the U.S. Supreme Court will be listening to oral arguments in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health. Pro-life advocates are hoping the Court rules to keep Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Such a ruling could also affect efforts to overturn Roe vs. Wade, the federal law that legalized abortion in this country.
At St. Mark’s, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed on the altar for Eucharistic Adoration from 9 am to 10 am. Parishioners are urged to pray that the sacredness of every human life be protected and upheld, both in the law and in the culture. United in prayer, we will also pray a Pro-life rosary together.
Here is a prayer that will be available at the back of the church for all those who will be praying on December 1:
Our Lady of Guadalupe, protectress of unborn children,we ask that you intercede for us, so that the sacredness of every human life is protected and upheld, both in the law and in the culture. Let our prayers be united to your perpetual motherly intercession on behalf of those whose lives are threatened, particularly those in the wombs of their mothers. May our prayers also be coupled with peaceful action, which witnesses to the goodness and dignity of all human life. Amen.