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.
Dear Faith Formation Families….
The Church celebrates Catechetics The theme is "STAY WITH US". Our teachers bring about an opportunity to reflect on the role of 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.
About 10 pets with their owners attended the Pet Blessing. Deacon Ralph & Janet DeCecco so peacefully and calmly did a blessing. God bless you Deacon and Janet and God bless our happy blessed and even those that are not blessed pets!
Saint Andrew Ladies Guild -
Go shopping to support the Ladies Guild! St. Andrew Ladies Guild is selling passes to be used at Friends Helping Friends at Boscov’s in the mall. For a $5 donation you will get a shopping pass to be used on Wednesday, October 16. This pass provides up to 25% off your purchases.100% of the purchase price of this shopping pass will benefit St. Andrew’s Guild and our work in support of St. Andrew and the Tri-Parish community. Guild members will be selling shopping pass after masses this week and all Sundays preceding 10/16/19. Friends Helping Friends at Boscov’s will include free refreshments and a chance to win prizes including four $500 shopping sprees.
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
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.
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
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