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What are the crosses in our Courtyard for?

10-13-2019Fr. Robert Seraph Aliunzi, AJ

Over the past week, several people, have asked me what the crosses hanging in our courtyard are all about. Well, here at our parish St. Andrew the Apostle, each year, we join the entire Church in dedicating the month of October to celebrating the sanctity of life. During this month, we emphatically pray for an end to abortion through saying special prayers, intentions, posters and through symbols.

This is because, we as Catholics, believe that we have an inherent dignity given to each one of us by God who made us in His own image and likeness at the very moment of our conception. That is why to us, every life is precious from the moment of conception and will remain so until natural death.

Sadly however, coming to that question, these many crosses in our courtyard here at St. Andrew represent mostly those children whose lives were cut short by abortion; but they also represent any life that is deliberately taken before its natural end through other means, such as by euthanasia, assisted suicide, capital punishment, and so forth.

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Christmas Giving Tree

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 Christmas Giving Tree Program. All forms must be returned no later than Mon, Oct 14.

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October is Respect Life Month

Here at our parish St. Andrew the Apostle, each year, we join the entire Church in dedicating the month of October to celebrating the sanctity of life. During this month, we emphatically pray for an end to abortion through saying special prayers, intentions, posters and through symbols.

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40 Days for Life

Sep 25, 2019 - Nov 3, 2019

Wed, Sep 25 - Sun, Nov 3

Join us in prayer on Tuesdays from 12:00-7:00pm in front of the Planned Parenthood, 1837 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283

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Clothing Collection for Homeless Veterans

Oct 5, 2019 - Nov 11, 2019

Items will be donated to veterans who would otherwise go without warm clothing this winter. Collection bins are in the Narthex Oct 5 - Nov 11.

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Through the Bible Class with Kevin Saunders

Oct 14, 2019: 9:30am (weekly)

Mondays 9:30-11:00am in Hennessy Hall, Sep 16 - Dec 16

Join us this fall as Kevin works his way through every chapter and verse of the Acts of the Apostles! Advanced registration is not required and it is never too late to begin. Each lecture is recorded and posted on our website for registered participants.

Discovering Christ

Oct 15, 2019 - Oct 29, 2019: 6:30pm - 9:00pm (weekly)

Tuesdays 6:30-9:00pm, Sep 17 – Oct 29

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Sophia Sewers

Oct 16, 2019: 9:00am - 12:00pm (every third Wednesday of the month)

3rd Wednesday of each month, 9:00am-12:00pm in the Adult Ed Center

Stitchers are needed to craft cards and work on other projects. For more info, contact Cathy or Linda at sophiasewers@standrewchandler.com.

Mother's Lifeline Cradle Drive

Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019

The Mothers' Lifeline ministry is conducting a Cradle Sunday to provide items for the mothers and infants we serve.

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Global Outreach Ministries Fundraiser Dinner

Oct 19, 2019: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Please join us for an evening of food and friends supporting St. Andrew Global Outreach Ministries. Tickets may be purchased after Masses Sep 28/29 and Oct 5/6.

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