Staying Connected In Our Faith
Parish Update 3/21/20
We are working diligently to keep us connected in our faith. Today, we are providing you a link to our YouTube channel where you will find the Sunday Mass each week. Simply click this link.

Also, Bishop Thomas has Video Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Lent which can be found here: Click here for Bishop's Mass

You can find all these on the St. Andrew Websites where you will also find a PDF of the parish bulletin. St. Andrew Website

Just a reminder even though we are not having public Celebration of Mass the parish continues to operate. Therefore, it's essential we continue contribute to the offertory collection, The easiest way to o this is through Online Giving. You can either go to the St. Andrew website and click the Donate button or Click Here

Finally, we need volunteers to spend time in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for a minimum of one hour, Monday - Thursday, morning 9am - 3pm. Please call Mary in the Parish Office or Email Mary at standrewbc@gmail.com

May God bless us, our families and our parish, and keep us safe during this time of uncertainty,

For your convenience we have provided the bulletin information below.



Saint Andrew Catholic Community
Week of March 22, 2020 
Office Hours:  Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM to 12 Noon and 1 PM to 5 PM 
Sacrament of Reconciliation (confessions):  Wednesday 9 AM to 11 AM (chapel)
Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick:   by appointment only
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM (church)
  Website:  standrewbc.org    Office Email:   standrewbc@gmail.com     
       1399 San Felipe Drive, Boulder City, Nevada 89005-3202             Phone: 702-293-7500

Special Bulletin Issue
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Calendar & Mass Intentions
Sunday, March 22, 2020  
9:30 AM Mass: † Jacqueline Sutch
Mass from St. Andrew on Youtube 
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Special Collection*
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Bloodmobile at St. Andrew    
Monday, March 23, 2020
9 AM to 3 PM Prayer & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
9 AM to 3 PM Prayer & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Private  (NOT Public)  Mass: † Tony Wirtz
Confessions: 9 AM – 11 AM (chapel) 
9 AM to 3 PM Prayer & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Private  (NOT Public)  Mass: † Eileen Erickson
9 AM to 3 PM Prayer & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
*CRS helps the world’s poor.  Donations can be mailed or donated through OnLine Giving.
Sunday Mass
We are a Eucharistic people, and as Catholic Christians our Eucharistic celebrations represent "the source and summit" our life as a community. Sadly, we can no longer gather physically for mass, but we want to stay connecting spiritually in this most important way. Therefore, we will be recording Mass in our church every week and posting it on YouTube beginning at 9:30 AM Sunday morning (our "Unity Mass" time).  The link to the  Mass: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjkbiwokR1cfGLQz8rKlNYA  . To quickly access this Mass and future Masses or services, go to:   https://www.standrewbc.org/  and click on  Weekly Mass Online.
We encourage you to tune in at that time, or later if needed, as a way for us all to be “united together” as a community, with Christ and one another. As always, we are encouraged to keep the Sabbath holy in other ways as well, through for example: personal and family prayer and reflection, and if possible, enjoying God's creation! 
 
Mass Intentions
Mass Intentions will be honored each week.  Although there will not be any “public” Masses we will include your intentions at Masses celebrated throughout the pandemic.  After this Sunday, we will reserve the intentions for Sunday Masses at 9:30 AM on youtube*    for the  People of the Parish   We will honor individual Mass Intentions on Wednesdays and Thursdays by a private Mass said by Fr. Ron Zanoni on each of those days each week.  If you have any questions about this process, please don’t hesitate to contact Mary in the parish office during office hours.
Scripture Readings – March 22, 2020
Sunday:  1 Samuel 17: 1b, 6-7, 10-13a/Psalm 23: 1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6/Ephesians 5: 8-4/ John 9: 1-41 
Monday:  Isaiah 65: 17-21/Psalm 30: 2 & 4, 5-6, 11-12a and 13b/John 4: 43-54
Tuesday:  Ezekiel 47: 1-9, 12/Psalm 46: 2-3, 5-6, 8-9/John 5: 1-16
Wednesday:   Isaiah 7: 10-14; 8:10/Psalm 40: 7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 11/Hebrews 10: 4-10/Luke 1: 26-38
Thursday:   Exodus 32: 7-14/Psalm 106: 19-20, 21-22, 23/John 5: 31-47    
Friday:   Wisdom 2: 1a, 12-22/Psalm 34: 17-18, 19-20, 21 and 23/John 7: 1-2, 10, 25-30
Saturday:   Jeremiah 11: 18-20/Psalm 7: 2-3. 9bc-10, 11-12/John 7: 40-53
Sunday:     Ezekiel 37: 12-14/Psalm 130: 12, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8/Romans 8: 8-11/John 11: 1-45
Prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
The church will be opened from 9 AM to 3 PM Monday through Thursday.  We invite you to the church to spend time in prayer and Eucharistic Adoration.  We will use our ministry scheduling program to schedule at least one member of our parish to spend at least an hour in adoration with Jesus exposed in the monstrance for Eucharistic Adoration.  Jesus  must never  be left alone on these days and times when he will be exposed. If you are  not currently  a Liturgical Minister and would like to spend an hour with Jesus in Prayer and Eucharistic Adoration on one of these days and hours, please contact Mary in the Parish Office.  She will make sure you are included on the schedule.
Bishop Thomas is allowing us to open our churches for private devotional prayer, and we practice the prescribed “social distancing” of at least 6 feet, and no more than 10 people at a time.  However, the CDC and others are strongly recommending that not only those who are sick, but anyone over the age of 70 and/or whose health is compromised, should stay home.
Pray For
Becky Forky          Alicia Pardiñas          Peggy Bryant       Marlene Hamilton (O'Donnell's niece) Michael O'Donnell (O'Donnell's son)      
and all those listed on our online PRAYER SITE list (www.standrewbc.org and select the PRAY FOR US tab), all deployed military serving our country, all affected by the Coronavirus for the health and wellness of all, and the  repose of the soul of  Eileen Erickson  and Eileen’s family all who have recently lost a love one.



 
 
Personal Prayer
We encourage everyone to spend extra time in personal prayer, scripture reading, and reflection.  Be aware of and praying for all those who are struggling during this time:  the sick and their families; our seniors; our homeless; health care workers; those who are losing their jobs; parents who are scrambling for day care for their children; and our children who may be experiencing anxiety through all of this.  Let’s be in prayer and solidarity with all of those affected and be ready to respond financially and materially as we can.  Finally, let us pray for our civic leaders and policy makers, that they make wise decisions for the good of all, especially caring for the poor and vulnerable among us.
Cancellations & Postponements
These upcoming activities have been cancelled/postponed until further notice:  
·         Celebration of public Masses    until AFTER EASTER SUNDAY or at least through April 17 th *
·         Breaking Open the Word on Wednesday
·         Friday Stations of the Cross with Simple Soup
·         Rosary at Frank Crowe Park (public gathering)
·         All Religious Education Classes for Kindergarten through High School
·         Music/Choir Rehearsals 
·         Ministry and Organization Meetings & Groups (e.g., Cleaning of the church, Spring Cleaning of grounds, Social Committee Meeting, etc.)
*This date is “fluid” and could change again.
Constant Contact
For our St. Andrew Catholic Community to stay connected with you through your e mails, we are using Constant Contact software.  If you did  not receive  the email   entitled  Staying Connected with Faith , please contact the parish office.  We need to verify that we have an email for you, and it is correct.
Giving during Coronavirus Pandemic
During this time since we won’t be able to “pass the basket,” you may mail your envelopes or donations directly to St. Andrew Catholic Community  (1399 San Felipe Dr., Boulder City NV 89005).   Another option is OnLine Giving.  It is convenient and secure and confidential.  It is flexible as you can start, stop and change your contributions at any time.  It is also simple with no need to contact your bank or the parish office  (unless you have a question) .  You can contribute using direct withdrawal or a credit card.  
If you would like to use Online Giving to support St. Andrew, especially during this Coronavirus Pandemic, please go to our church website:   https://www.standrewbc.org/   lick on Donate and create an account.  Or, consider an additional gift by logging-in to your account with your username and password .  
CSA 
Several of you called to ask about your CSA pledge cards.  Please send them directly to the diocese using the envelope addressed to The Roman Catholic Bishop of Las Vegas, Catholic Stewardship Appeal, P.O. Box 26239, Las Vegas NV 89126-0239.  Our name St. Andrew #12 is on the card which will credit your contribution to our parish.  Our 2020 goal for St. Andrew is $51, 673.00.  Once we have reached this goal, all funds raised above and beyond that goal are rebated back to the parish 100%.  We’ll let you know our progress, so far in next week’s bulletin.
Special Thank-you 
Thank-you to the many generous donors who designated funds, time and/or talents during this time to:  outreach financially and materially for anyone in our community that may be affected by the Coronavirus, sponsor the Paschal Candle, replace the Italian Cypress lining our driveway, provide Spiritual Communion Prayer Cards for the homebound/hospitalized/care centers.., and post the Mass on youtube from St. Andrew for connecting us together as much as possible during this pandemic. 
 
Outreach during the Pandemic 
Our Communion Ministers to the Homebound have suspended their visits.  However, they will continue their ministry by reaching out by phone to those they are serving to see how each are doing, to pray with them, to reflect on scripture readings, and to lead them in a prayer of spiritual communion.  
If you are certified volunteers (fingerprint background) and would like to be part of these ministries:
We can  write cards  to those in our assisted living homes and hospitalized in long term care who are prohibited from receiving any visitors at this time due to the coronavirus.  This includes residents in Mountain View Care Center, VA Home, Lakeview Terrace, Homestead, and Boulder City Hospital. 
Contact: Linda Lysakowski at  cvlinda@cox.net  or 702-580-1448.
Since we expect that many more of our own parishioners, while not necessarily sick, will be more confined to their homes, we will continue to outreach through a phone ministry team that will check on our homebound and elderly, offer comfort and companionship, and locate any needed assistance. 
Contact: Deacon Tim at  tim.standrewbc@gmail.com .
Food Pantry Outreach for expanding food collection for local pantries. Coordinator will be Jenifer Jefferies.  Watch for more information to come.
2019 Tax Preparation .
If you would like to receive a letter for 2019 taxes, please contact the parish office at 702-293-7500. Our bookkeeper, Cindy will be working on Mondays and will send it out to you by mail.
Sanctuary Flowers 
If you would like to help donate towards Sanctuary lilies for the Easter Season which will continue to Pentecost Sunday  (50 th  Day of Easter or May 31 st in honor of a special occasion or in memory of a loved one, we will be accepting donations.  We will publish your name and intentions in the Easter bulletin.  Your donation or the Easter Flower Offering Envelope can be  mailed to the parish office  or the offering can be given through OnLine Giving.  If you have any special intention/s please be sure to include it with the offering or contact the parish office with this information.
St. Andrew Parish Directory
We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in working as a team to produce a new St. Andrew PARISH DIRECTORY.  If you think you would like to be a part of this endeavor, please contact Mary in the office to be placed on the interest list.  We will form a team as soon as the coronavirus pandemic is behind us.

St. Andrew Catholic Community
1399 San Felipe Drive
Boulder City, Nevada 89005