Welcome to Saint Andrew Church
In 1870, Portuguese, Irish, and German Catholics headed by John Vincent approached Bishop Mullen and asked that a church be built to serve the people in the Northwestern part of Erie, many of whom were fishermen. The church was built at 6th and Raspberry Streets and dedicated to Saint Andrew, the fisherman, July 16, 1871 with Reverend J. McCabe as the first pastor. The original church burned and was rebuilt at 7th and Raspberry in 1915.
Honoring our Patron, Saint Andrew, our churches history and generations of parishioners, we welcome all into our home.
Our outreach programs include: a pantry which provides food, clothing, prayer, a community garden and luncheons; a Faith Formation Program with a special class for people who have special needs; weekly bible studies; daily rosary; and religious services to nearby senior living centers.
As our population and campus age, we humbly seek community support, inviting you to be a part of protecting a beautiful community of people that remain dedicated to supporting the mission of Jesus to love God and neighbor.
Knights of Columbus Salisbury Steak Dinner
Salisbury Steak Dinner
with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, dessert
on SEPTEMBER 22, 2019
in the Msgr. Gannon Auditorium
NOON TO 5PM
Adults $8; 5 to 12 yrs. $5; under 5 Free; Family $30
Dear Faith Formation Families….
This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 15, 2019. The theme will be "STAY WITH US". Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel.
Our Faith Formation program is designed to meet the needs of children who attend public schools and Sacramental preparation for all parish children who attend both public and Catholic schools.
"Rosebuds" is a group welcoming children with mental and physical challenges to participate in a special religious education program including sacramental preparation We welcome children from ALL parishes. Call the Faith Formation Office for more information. (455-5853)
For more info on our Faith Formation programs please select the Faith Formation menu in the Education File.
Start your Marriage Preparation Journey with St. Andrews
St. Andrew Church offers Pre-Cana and Marriage Preparation. We are currently booking 2019-2020 wedding ceremonies. Start this important journey with a solid foundation of faith at St. Andrews.
Marriage Quick Links:
Saint Andrew Ladies Guild - The St. Andrew Ladies Guild will be having its annual membership meeting on Sunday, September 8 at noon. It will take place in Arundel Hall and light refreshments will be served.
Come and learn what will be an exciting year of activities. The Ladies Guild is open to all women of the Tri-Parish Community.
Membership cost is $5 annually. Envelopes are placed at the entrances to St. Andrew Church if you wish to join. You can drop it in the basket, drop it off at the rectory or just bring it with you to the meeting.
Questions? Call or text Evelyn Wesman at 920-2307.
We hope to see you and your friends on Sept. 8 at noon.
Become a Member
The parish of Saint Andrew, a welcoming, joyful and renewing Catholic community, dedicates itself to serving all of God’s people with the love of Jesus Christ and His mission.
We welcome new members. To be a member of St. Andrew Parish you must be registered. All those out of high school should be registered individually. Parish membership is required to be a sponsor at Baptism and Confirmation, to be married in the parish, or to have a child baptized. Click here to view the registration form.
Staying connected made easy with our App
To get the St. Andrew Parish App:
1) go to apps
2) go to play store or app store
3) open my parish Catholic life
4) click on the St. Andrew church listing
Weekday Masses are in The Annunciation Chapel (located in the white building by the parking lot). The Mass times in our Chapel are: 8:00 a.m. on Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri. There is No Wed. mass.
- Rev. Mark A. O’Hern, Pastor
- Rev. Msgr. Daniel Arnold, Senior Associate
- Rev. Daniel Prez, Resident
- Rev. Deacon Ralph DeCecco, Deacon
- Mr. Jesse Spanogle, Youth Minister
- Mrs. Carol Hoffman, Pastoral Associate
- Mrs. Elizabeth Legler, Parish Secretary
- Mrs. Theresa Fromknecht, Financial Secretary
- Joyce Godlewski, Pastoral Music
- Chris Pawlowski, Pastoral Music
The St. Andrew and St. Jude Food Pantry
By the grace of God and the generosity of our donors we are able to serve anyone in the neighborhood within our Second Harvest boundaries and all parishioners in need.
Location: St. Andrew Parish Center
Time: 1:30 pm-4:00 pm every other Tuesday
Contact: Ken Adams; 814-440-7813
Food and clothing are available.
8:00 a.m. to noon
12:30 p. m. to 4:00 p. m.
Wednesday, closed all day.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Holy Day Eucharist
or as marked in bulletin