News at St. Andrew

Lenten Practices 2020

The season of Lent begins this year on Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020, and concludes when the Paschal Triduum of the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of the Lord begins at the start of the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday evening, April 9, 2020.

     The following practices and regulations are promulgated and binding for all Latin Rite Catholics in the Diocese of Erie for Lent and the Paschal Triduum, 2020. Eastern Rite Catholics who may be attending Latin Rite parishes have their own proper regulations and should consult their own eparchy or parish.

  1. Traditional Lenten practices of PRAYER, FASTING, and ALSMGIVING, and other forms of self-denial, are recommended most warmly by the Church. Daily Mass is particularly encouraged.
  2. ASH WEDNESDAY, ALL FRIDAYS IN LENT, and GOOD FRIDAY are days of abstinence from eating meat for those 14 years of age and older.  
  3. ASH WEDNESDAY AND GOOD FRIDAY are also days of fasting for those ages 18 to 58 inclusive. (On these days, those bound by the law of fasting may take one full meal. Two smaller meals, sufficient to maintain strength according to one’s needs, are also permitted. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or work is seriously affected, the law does not oblige.)
  4. On HOLY THURSDAY, no celebration of the Mass is to begin anywhere in the diocese earlier than 4:30 pm without the express approval of Bishop Persico.
  5. Although it does not include the Liturgy of the Eucharist, by its very nature the GOOD FRIDAY service is celebrated by a priest only.

All celebrations of the EASTER VIGIL are to begin after nightfall (which is defined as approximately one hour after local sunset.) Nightfall is about 9:00 pm this year. Thus, all Easter Vigil celebrations in the Diocese of Erie this year are to begin at 9:00 pm or later. However, where necessary, Bishop Persico will permit the Vigil to begin as early as 8:30 pm. Any start time earlier than 8:30 pm must receive express approval from the Bishop.                                                                        

- Rev. Christopher J. Singer, JCL Chancellor

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Welcome New Parishioners of 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.

Over a century later, the parish continues to welcome all people into our home.

To begin the process of becoming a member of Saint Andrew Church, please call our office at (814) 454-2486 or email us at [email protected]

Click here to view and fill out the new membership form.

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Faith Formation

 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 Program

"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.

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Ladies Guild

Saint Andrew Ladies Guild

St. Andrew Ladies Guild March Meeting

The Ladies Guild will meet at noon on Sunday, March 15th in Mary Arundel Hall.

Please join us as we celebrate one of our favorite saints – Patrick.

For more info call Evie Wesman at 920-2307.

Food Pantry

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: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm every other Tuesday

Food and clothing are available.

Question call the St. Andrew Rectory : 814-454-2486 



Weekend Eucharist

Sunday: 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Holy Day Eucharist
8:00 a.m.

or as marked in bulletin


Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
8:00 a.m. to noon
12:30 p. m. to 4:00 p. m.

Wednesday, closed all day.