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675 Riverside Road Roswell, GA 30075 ~ 770/641-9720, Ministerio Hispano 770-649-9392, Fax 770/641-8584
Rev. Michael Kingery, Pastor and Rev. Carlos Vargas, Parochial Vicar Deacons: Rev. Mr. William Keen, Rev. Mr. Tom Gotschall, Rev. Mr. Jos Campos and Rev. Mr. Gary Schantz


DECEMBER 25, 2011

OFFICE HOURS: Monday ~ Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm REGULAR MASSES: Monday ~ Thursday 9:00am, and 12:15pm Friday 6:30am, 9:00am &12:15pm Saturday: 9:00am, 5:00pm Vigil Sunday: 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 5:00pm Life Teen 7:30am & 6:30pm Spanish Civil Holidays: 10:00am NURSERY: Sunday 9:00am and 10:30am Masses ADORATION: Monday ~ Friday 9:30am ~ 9:00pm


CONFESSIONS: Monday 7:00pm-9:00pm in Fr. Carlos Vargas office Saturdays 9:30am -10:30am in church & on request VISITATION OF SICK: Please keep us informed so that we can be attentive to those who are ill.

My Friends in Christ, Today, we gather as Gods people to celebrate the goodness and faithfulness of God, for He loves us so much that He is born today, Merry Christmas! Jesus Christ was born in a manger in the town of Bethlehem to let the world rejoice EMMANUEL! GOD IS WITH US! The wonderful event that took place 2000 years ago is remembered throughout the world today as we continue to proclaim Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those His favor rests. God has chosen to become a person and be that shining light of hope that brings liberty to the captive and healing to the brokenhearted. The Incarnation is the awesome testament of God proclaiming to the world the depths of His love for us. In this season of Christmas, we are called by our baptism to be disciples of Jesus Christ and proclaim this same faithful love. Every member of Saint Andrew is called to share and witness that love through acts of charity, kindness and love. May each of us commit our lives to generous discipleship in this New Year. I praise God in thanksgiving this Christmas Season for the wonderful blessings and joy that He brings me and my ministry at St. Andrew Catholic Church. I hope this Christmas allows you to have both joy and peace with your family and friends. May the blessings and joy of Christmas be with you always. In His Love,

Father Mike

During this Christmas season the many St. Andrews ministries have been involved in their many gifts of time, talent and treasure. The Knights of Columbus along with the help of St. Vincent de Paul collected food items from parishioners and assembled food baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas for the needy. The preschoolers helped by sorting the food items and the Faith Formation children made seasonal cards for the baskets.

Then St. Martin de Porres swung into action creating all the stars and hanging them on the Giving Tree. Many, many members of the parish were extremely generous with all the toys, clothing and gift cards for the needy of the area. The Knights of Columbus also had a fundraiser with Breakfast with Santa As I hear it, fun was had by all.

Students of Career Connections Academy which is an independent program here at St. Andrew that focuson individuals with disabilities) were involved by moving the food items and stocking shelves for St. Vincent de Paul and retrieving the gifts for the Giving Tree.

The Womens Guild, Parish Council and the Knights of Columbus put on a wonderful Parish Christmas Party with dinner and dancing. The Squires all came together one Saturday evening and decorated the interior and exterior of the rectory for the priests. Before the preschoolers left for Christmas break, they had their Christmas Program The Night Before Jesus with the children singing Christmas Carols followed with a light reception with their parents and grandparents.

The American Heritage Girls brightened up the day at Roswell Nursing Home by Christmas Caroling and the Champs, Edge and Life Teens made fleece blankets to be handed out to families in the area. Many thanks to all parishioners, children and ministries who made this Advent season such a caring, wonderful, anticipatory and joyful time for so many people. Finally, a special thanks to all the angels who helped decorate our beautiful sanctuary with the Nativity set, flowers and wreaths.


Welcome to our parish! We are glad that you have come to visit. We invite you to register and become a part of our St. Andrew parish family! Please fill out a registration form located on the information wall in the narthex (main church entrance) or stop by the parish office during the week. Welcome!

Mass Intentions
Monday, December 26
Acts 6:8-10;7:54-59, Ps 31:3cd-4,6,8ab, Mt 10:17-22 9:00 a.m. Lowell Sherwood 12:15 a.m. Our Parish Family

Tuesday, December 27
1 Jn 1:1-4, Ps 97:2-5,7b-8, Jn 20:1a,2-8, 9:00 a.m. James Ryan 12:15 p.m. Our Parish Family Wednesday, December 28 1Jn :5-2:2, Ps 124:2-5,7b-8, Mt 2:13-18 9:00 a.m. Alexander Spivey 12:15 p.m. For all Armed Forces and their Families Thursday, December 29 1 Jn 2:3-11, Ps 96:1-3,5b-6, Lk 2:22-35 9:00 a.m. Holy Souls 12:15 p.m. Maureen Marmion Friday, December 30 Sir 3:2-7, 12-14, Ps128:1-5, Lk 2:22-40 9:00 a.m. Julia Majoch 12:15 p.m. Charles Faas Saturday, December 31 1 Jn 2:18-21, Ps 96:1-2,11-13, Jn 1:1-18 9:00 a..m. Mario Aversa 5:00 p.m. Victoria Feiglewicz

This Week at St. Andrews

Todays second collection benefits Catholic Charities Atlanta. Catholic Charities which served more than 21,632 families and individuals in north Georgia last year. When families are barely keeping things together. Within a short period of time that one problem begins to impact nearly every facet of the familys life. Your gift to Catholic Charities, will allow them to provide help and create hope to families in need. Please give generously to the second collection.

December 28th, the Holy Innocents

On the fourth day after the birth of Christ, our Christmas joy is tempered by a feeling of sadness, as the Church celebrates the feast of the Holy Innocents considered to be the first martyrs. Although martyrs die in witness to their belief in God, these babies died to save God. Herod was the king in Judea at the time Christ was born. He was an unpopular king, because of his connections with the Romans, his religious indifference and his cruelty which knew no bounds. When he heard the Magi was following the Star of Bethlehem and were looking for the new King of the Jews, he asked these Wise Men to report the whereabouts of this Child to him, so he could go to pay homage too. The Magi found Jesus but, knowing of Herods heart after having it revealed to them in a dream did not return to him. Thus, when Herod realized that he had been deceived by the Magi, he became furious. He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under, according to the time of which he had ascertained from the wise men (Matthew 2:16). As Bethlehem was small town, the number of these Holy Innocents was probably no more than 25, very few, in comparison to the number of babies killed by the abortion genocide of our day. Let us celebrate all of them today as well!

Sunday, January 1 Nm 6:22-27, Ps 67:2-3,5-6,8, Gal 4;4-7, Lk 2:16-21 7:30 a.m. Spanish Mass in the Family Center 7:30 a.m. Our Parish Family 9:00 a.m. Deceased Priests of the Archdiocese 10:30 a.m. Anthony & Mary Bogarz 12:00 p.m. Souls in Purgatory 5:00 p.m. Jerry Bernier 6:30 p.m. Spanish Mass


Beginning January 2nd the 9:00am and 12:15pm Masses will be held in the Chapel. The Blessed Sacrament will be reposed before Mass begins.

ATTENTION ON-LINE DONORS ONJust a reminder that ALL 2011 online offertory donations will end on December 31, 2011. Offertory 2012 will be available for transactions by January 6, 2012. Please go to ONLINE GIVING at the St. Andrew website and initiate new Offertory 2012 transactions for the New Year.


Beginning January 6th and 7th the Nursery will be open on Saturday during the 5:00pm Mass and on Sunday for the 9:00am, 10:30am and the 12:00pm Masses. They will not have Nursery hours on Easter, Christmas, New Years or Holy Days.

The new 2012 calendar sign-up sheets for the Candle of Life is in the Chapel. This candle burns in the chapel for one week for the special intentions or memory of a loved one. The cost is $10 and the proceeds are used for Pro-Life Ministry. What a wonderful way to remember a lost child or family member.


The St. Andrew Nursery is looking for 2-3 additional nursery workers to assist with the Saturday and Sunday nurseries. Please contact the Nursery Director, Vicki Noethling for details at 678-371-3160.


For those registered parishioners receiving monthly offertory envelopes in the mail, St. Andrew will go to a bi-monthly mailing beginning January, 2012. January and February envelopes will be mailed in STEWARDSHIP COMMITMENT CARD mid-December. March and April envelopes will be mailed in midStewardship Committee received nearly 334 Stewardship CommitFebruary 2012. New parishioners will receive temporary gold envement Cards for offering your Time, Talent and Treasure. If you have lopes in the their Welcome Packets, additional ones can be found in not completed your form, please do so as soon as possible. You the Narthex of the church or you may place a check in the basket can find the cards on the tables in the back of church and in the until the next mailing cycle begins. We ask you to keep the church Narthex.


St. Martin de Porres provides transportation for 5:30 Saturday and 10:30 Sunday Masses for elderly parishioners currently living in nearby senior living complexes. If you are interested in being a volunteer driver, please contact No special license is needed, but volunteers must submit to the Archdiocese background check. Typically, volunteers drive once per month.

Upcoming Events
Join us Friday, January 6th as we begin our new study starting at 7:00pm in the RCIA room in Bldg. B. We will be studying A Father Who Keeps His Promises by Scott Hahn, For more information please contact Elaine at 678-665-1100.

Faith Formation
Do you have a child in 4th-8th grade? If so, give your child a chance to get involved with other Catholic youth in our parish! RSVP to any event your child plans to attend at If you would like to be added to my email list and notified of upcoming events (or last minute changes regarding event details), contact Christen Barrett at the email listed above. Many of the events need volunteers for transportation. All volunteers must have a completed volunteer packet and drivers form on file with the Archdiocese.

Youth Night meetings for Champs and Edge! "Youth Nights" are

St. Andrew's is planning another Casino night. It was a huge success with fun, fellowship and fundraising. This year, the event will hope to bring in money to do some badly needed refurbishing inside the church. Dennis Klein will be running the event. Jane Smith will be heading up solicitation for live auction and raffle items. Please read her emails and reach out to your folks. All money raised will be used to help our parish. We would love to have 100% participation from each ministry in prize donations and participation in the fun.

youth centered meetings for Champs and Edge where we'll discuss topics relating to our Catholic faith. Friends are welcome! We'll meet in the Life Teen room from 6-7pm on the second Wednesday of every month.

Jan. 11: Year in Review Each child must bring their used calendar from 2011. Feb. 8: Real love is Events for Champs and Edge: Jan. 23: Mass for the Unborn in Atlanta. Details will be posted on the St. Andrew website. Feb. 18: Lock In at the Alpharetta YMCA from 7-10 pm. $20 per youth. Open to Champs, Edge, and Life Teen. Friends are welcome and encouraged. Feb. 24: Stations of the Cross with Deacon Tom. We'll have dinner together at the Fish Fry and perform for the parish. Open to

All parents who wish to have their children baptized in the month of February will need to attend a Baptism Class on Monday, January 23rd. Please call the church office to register. Parents will need to be registered and active members of the parish for a minimum of three months prior to taking the class.


Registration forms for the Emmaus Confirmation Retreat can be found online at This retreat is required for all students that will be making their Confirmation this school year. The retreat is January 13th-15th.

St. Martin de Porres will once again feed the homeless at the cold weather shelters at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Central Presbyterian on Monday, January 2nd. There are three ways to help: prepare food (we provide recipes), serve the food at the shelters (only requires about 3 hours, usually home between 8:30 & 9:00 PM), stay overnight until 6:30 am (safe atmosphere with private sleeping quarters). We have the most difficulty finding overnight volunteers, but it is really easy duty. We break the night up into watches, and since guests sleep between 9 PM and 5:30 am, there is plenty of quiet time to catch up on reading, paperwork, etc. The more volunteers we have, the more sleep we get! We try to carpool from St. Andrew and leave by 5:15, or you can meet us downtown at the shelter. Eileen (Helena) Nelson will once again be coordinating the volunteers. Thanks Eileen!


Are you a non-Catholic interested in inquiring about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps you have a friend who is inquiring. We invite you to weekly sessions at 8:15am in the RCIA room. For more information contact Deacon Tom Gotschall, at 770-490-9436 or


Marist School will once again be offering some adult education classes this winter. We would like to invite the community to come on campus and meet some of our talented faculty and staff. Courses available in religion/spirituality, art and photography, computer applications, literature, college admissions process, parenting skills, history, football talk, CPR certification and more. Join friends, neighbors and peers for three nights of captivating evening classes. Three Monday Evenings: January 23rd, January 30th, and February 6th (7:00 9:00 P.M.) Registration begins December 1st. Register by January 13th to get the Early Bird price. All the details are on line:

Please e-mail for more information, or call the parish office.

The sign-up book for Eucharistic Adoration with permanent timeslots will be in the narthex over the Christmas Holidays. Please sign-up this week. We are in desperate need of Eucharistic Guardians. There are many timeslots with only 1 name. We need everyones help to continue this meaningful ministry. Please prayerfully consider committing to one hour a week. If you cannot make a commitment for a certain day or time please consider being a captain for one time segment from either 9:30-3:00 or 4:00 to 9:00.or, just sign-up as a substitute.

Elijah Cup
This a Chalice that is given to families to take home for a week from Mass to pray for vocations. You can sign-up on the table in the Narthex.

ProPro-Life Blue Candle of Life

($10 donation for the Pro-Life Ministry.) Burns in the chapel for all children that have been aborted, and those women to find healing and peace.


Queen of Angels Catholic School will host prospective parents for coffee and admissions questions and answers on Wednesday, January 11th, at 9:30am. Tours of the school will also be offered. Please contact the Director of Admissions, Molly Carlin, at to RSVP for this event. More admissions information, including all application documents, can be found at . The application deadline is January 27, 2012.


The Archdiocese of Atlanta invites you to join them for a Faith and Public Policy Workshop sponsored by the Georgia Catholic Conference on Saturday, January 7th from 8:30am to 12:00pm at St. Anns Catholic Church. To register for the event go to or contact Joy Place at or 404-920-7346. There is a $10 registration fee to cover the cost of materials.

Please Pray for our Military

Chris Fisher-Army deployed to Afghanistan. Capt. Chad Bonecutte-Marine, Afghanistan Col W. Collier Slade-Army American Embassy Paris Spec. Burke Lerch, Army, Ft. Polk, LA Lt. Col. Michael Quinn, Army, Ft. Belvoir, VA 1st. Lt. James Richard Everett-Marine, Camp Legume, NC


Is there someone in your immediate family who is currently serving our country in the armed forces? If so, we would like to honor them and keep them in our prayers. Please email your family members name, branch of service and grade to Carol at

Catholic Therapists
St. Andrew has a couple of professional therapists who provide services in an office area here at church. Each is a licensed and independent practitioner, and a member of the Catholic Therapist Association. You may call them individually for an appointment: Tom Spudic, Ph.D. (7/596-5869), Ann Howe, Ph.D. (6/887-7800)

Please Pray for the Sick

Oskar Alvarez, Jean Austin, Virginia Baethke, Mardy Baugh, Donald Bedell, Raul Beltran, Howard Bennett, Settembrina Biagioni, Mary Lou Bornhorst, John W. Boyle, Lorraine Brown, Richard Burton, Graciela Buzeta, Stephen Capano, Joseph Charles, Justin Chekoua, San Juanita Chico, Lee Cilla, Howie Cowgill, Marijane Cross, Mike Crowley, Josh Davis, Isaac del Valle, Jane Demaso, Christopher Denny, Hank Deren, Jeannette Derum, Ellen Donnelly, Rita Dusza, Jim Finley, Miriam Flanagan, Marge Fleming, Joanne Foster, Nancy Fowler, Lucille Gallagher, Ronnie Gorzinski, Elizabeth Jane Gricus, Brittany Healy, Michael Healy, Kim Henderson, Heidi Hendrichs, Joseph Hickman, Martha Hill, Judy Hodges, Pat Hodges, Will Hodges, Fred Isaf, Carol James, Rose James, Jim Jeffcoat, John Johnston, Alice Jones, Jim & Sheila Jordan, Rev. Msgr. Donald Kiernan, Sally Korn, Dolores Lamb, Deacon Mike Landaiche, Jr., Jane Lennon, Jackie Lewis, Kelly Lynn Chip Madren, Lee Means, Nancy Mattox, Jane Mayer, Ernie Mazzari, Marti Mazzari, Harry McDonough, Don McMillan, Ursula Medlen, Bryn Meyer, David Morsa, Patrick Mowete, Olga Ramirez de Munoz, Mike Mulligan Lori Nichols, Rita Neilson, James Nielsen, Michael Nolan, Bridie OConnor, Audrey & Mike Pascual, Christopher Pascual, David Pascual, Erin Patrick, Janice Petrukovich, Mary Louise Phillips, Eugenia Piedrahita, Peggy Plunkett, Bill Plunkett, Renee Poole, Billy Robertson, Helga Schleismann, Edward Schuster, Aliah Scoma, Steve Smith, Enrique Solano, Sharon Somers, John Staab, Emmett Stallings, IV, Elaine Stephens, Ms. Surangie, Bill Swiger, Maggie Thompson, Sarah Todd, Tom Valentine, Brian & Honor Wynn-Higgins, Frank Zilinskas To add or delete names please contact Carol Meurer at 770-641-9720 or

Mon. Dec. 26 No Adoration Church Offices Closed No PSR No Adoration Church Offices Closed Rosary 8:25am and 12:50pm No Adoration Church Offices Closed Rosary 8:25am and 12:50 pm Youth & Adult Choir Practice No Adoration Church Offices Closed Rosary 8:25am and 12:50 pm No Adoration Church Offices Closed Rosary 8:25am and 12:50pm Rosary 8:25 HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Ministry Contacts
Alliance of Two Hearts Diane Guesman 770-993-1846 Altar Care Lisa Biagioni 770-777-5912 Altar Servers Sheryl Hess 770-998-6766 American Heritage Girls Sara Boyle 770-410-9237 Bible Study (Friday Night) Elaine Ruppenthal 678-665-1100 Bible Study (Tues. Morning) Christine Caveness 770-393-1816 Boy Scout Troop 2006 Victor Wunschel 770-363-2013 Caring Connection Ginny Boll 770-993-8738 Catholics Returning Home Larry/Tracie Vicario 770-998-5971 CHAMPS Youth Group 4th & 5th Grade Christen Barrett 404-242-6029 Christ Renews His Parish Katie Troline 678-352-1311 Columbian Squires Circle 4976 Don Boyle 770-410-9237 Bill Leach 404-717-7706 Cub Scout Pack 2006 EDGE Youth Group Christen Barrett Elijah Cup Liz Schantz 770-518-6836 Eucharistic Adoration Guardians Christa Frye 678-277-8930 or Carol Meurer 770-641-9720 Eucharistic Ministers Parish Office 770-641-9720 Faith Formation Ryan Krivanek 770-641-9720 ext. 248 or Homeschoolers of St. Andrew Carolyn Rittmueller 678-524-4950 Homestretch Sandy Lashley 770-641-9720 Knights of Columbus Bill Leach 404-717-7706 Legion of Mary Carol Albright 770-993-7903 Lectors Pat Powers 678-313-9921 Life Teen/High School Youth Group Marriage Encounter Mens Fellowship Music Ministry Over 55 Club Parish Council Parish School of Religion Prayer Shawl Ministry Preschool R.C.I.A. Respect Life St. Martin de Porres St. Vincent de Paul Spanish Ministry Ushers Guild Venturing Crew 2006 Wedding Coordinators Welcoming Committee Womens Guild Dave/Ronnie Gorzynski 770-594-7608 Mike Lerch 678-521-1583 Jack Louden 770-641-9720 ext. 231 Marion McLaughlin 770-740-1497 Margaret Ward 770-713-0323 or Sandy Lashley 770-641-9720 ext. 253 or Regina Fueher 770-640-6122 or Christy Medina 770-521-2857 Carol Hastings 770-642-1636 Chris Lovejoy 770-642-1636 Tom Gotschall 770-490-9436 Sally Mrus 678-352-9337 Hope Gricus 770-552-1168 Sandy Lashley 770-641-9720 Denise Fisher 770-641-9720 Luz Laguna 770-649-9392 John Miles Bill Leach Carol Meurer Claudette Piper or Christy Medina Diane Peabody 770-518-8512 404-717-7706 770-641-9720 770-518-9604 770-521-2857 770-552-0776


TELEFONO (Espaol) 770-649-9392

Rev. Padre Carlos Vargas. Telf. 678-824-5396

DICIEMBRE 25 -2011

Horario de Oficina: Martes, Jueves de (9:00 am a 5:00 pm.) Cerrado los Viernes, Sbados y Domingos CONFESIONES: El Padre Carlos Har confesiones los Lunes de 7 pm a 9 pm.

Mensaje Navideo Un nio nos ha nacido, un hijo se nos ha dado; lleva a hombros el principado, y es su nombre: Mensajero del Designio Divino Is 9,6

Bautizos Segundo sbado de cada mes a las 11:00 AM Loa padres deben estar registrados en la Iglesia tres meses antes del Bautizo y asistir a misa regularmente. Para Inscribir al nio/a , traer copia del certificado de nacimiento. Entrega de documentos en los horarios de la oficina del Ministerio Hispano. Padres y padrinos deben asistir a una charla de preparacin pre-bautismal.que se realiza el primer martes de cada mes de 7:00 PM-9:00 PM. No hay guardera. Si el nio/a es mayor de 7 aos, comunicarse con la oficina del Ministerio Hispano o con el Diacono Jos Campos para arreglar su asistencia a clases previo a recibir el bautismo.

Misa de Ao Nuevo en Espaol

Domingo 1ro de Enero, 2012 7:30 am en el Centro Familiar 6:30 pm en la Iglesia

Reservar fecha con SEIS meses de anticipacin.
Agenda cita previa con el padre. Deben estar inscriptos o inscribirse en nuestra parroquia. Deben traer certificado de bautizmo. Deben asistir al curso prematrimonial LLASU o presentar equivalente realizado en otra parroquia. - Atender a curso pre matrimonial LLASU o equivalente

Confirmacin 2012
Clases los domingos de 5:00-6:30 pm, los alumnos deben asistir a la misa de 6:30 pm.
Este curso es para jvenes de Decimo a Duodcimo grado, (15-18 aos) y que tengan todos los sacramentos menos la Confirmacin. Al igual que la Primera Comunin el programa de la Confirmacin es de dos aos.

Misa para Quinceaeras

3o Sbado de cada mes. Horario: 11:00am, 1:30 pm y 3:00pm Esta tradicin hispana es una muestra de Accin de Gracia a Dios por la vida de la jovencita, y la cual se Consagra a la Virgen Mara siguiendo los valores por los que Jess vivi.

Grupo de la Divina Misericordia

Todos los lunes, 6:00 pm en la capilla. Estudio de los mensajes del Seor a Sta. Faustina con el soporte de la Biblia. Catecismo a las 7:00pm. Saln 207