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Sparta, Tennessee
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Liturgical Year A

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 20, 2017

Click below for the color bulletins:

August 20th Color Bulletin

August 13th Color Bulletin

August 6th Color Bulletin


Collection Report

August 13th                               Week 7               YTD      
Envelopes               2,741.79   15,568.73
Offerings                 337.40    1,696.58
Total                   3,079.19   17,265.31

Number of registered families:           143
Number of envelope users:                120
Number of known givers:             67 (56%)
Average contribution:                 $40.92


Other Collections


August 13th                               Week 7                YTD     
Haiti                    20.00      1,394.75
Outreach                 40.00      1,451.00


August 19th

Lector: C. Quain
Eucharist: S. Rogers, M. Scannell, K. Vondra

August 20th

Lector: M. Cypcar
Servers: H. Morris, S. Keller  
Eucharist: L. Keller, B. LeBlanc, J. Mendel
Ushers: P. Hapner, P. Keller, R. Manthey, U. T. Sergio
Collection: Marsden, Hesselbaum

Please arrange for a substitute if you can’t be there.


August 26th

Lector: C. Quain
Eucharist: S. Rogers, M. Scannell, K. Vondra

August 27th

Lector: M. Jicha
Servers: P. Newman
Eucharist: L. Keller, R. Lapierre, W. Vidrine
Ushers: J. Nunley, P. Marino, B. LeBlanc, U. T. Sergio
Collection: Marsden, Hesselbaum

Please arrange for a substitute if you can’t be there.


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Prayer Intention for August

That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.


Coming Week's Schedule

Wednesday, August 23rd, 6:30pm: Parish Council Meeting


Daily Mass Intentions

Saturday, August 19th, 5:00pm: Mona Tomaso

Sunday, August 20th, 8:30am: IP

Tuesday, August 22nd, 8:30am: IP

Wednesday, August 23rd, 6:00pm: IP

Friday, August 25th, 8:30am: Lawrence Haynes

Saturday, August 26th, 5:00pm: Linda Young

(IP = Intention of the Priest)




Prayer Intentions


Please remember in your prayers:

Mickey Kundrat
Eugene Marquette
Abby Mattson
Olivia Pippin
t Frank Quinn
Morgan Siler
Polly Thomas

Homebound, hospitals and nursing homes:
Carol Frankowski
Jennifer Hamilton
John McHugh
Joyce Rogers
Jackie Stearns
Lee Vickers

- Recently Passed Away

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Cookeville Pregnancy Clinic

St. Andrew Parish has supported the CPC for many years – this is a worthy cause! The Cookeville Pregnancy Clinic is holding its
Annual Fundraising Banquet to be held at The River Community Church, 1200 Miracle Road, Cookeville, TN, 38506 on Tuesday, August 22nd from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Donations accepted - an opportunity to give will be extended. A total head count is needed by the end of this week! If interested in attending, please call Nancy Knowlton at (931) 260-2614 or register on-line at by this Friday.

Parish Council - Date Change!

Due to many conflicts this month, the Parish Council Meeting has been moved to Wednesday, August 23rd, after the 6:00pm Mass.
Every meeting of the Parish Council is an open meeting, as are meetings of individual committees.

Religious Education

Do you realize that Religious Education starts on Sunday, September 10th? The 2017/2018 schedule is on the “Religious Education” page of our church website. Have you filled out a registration form for your children yet? Some forms are in the office. Please see Chris Marino or Sue Keith if you have any questions.

Attention Kroger Shoppers!

The official re-enrollment period runs from August 1st to August 31st. Sign into and click on “Kroger Community Rewards” at the bottom under “Community.” There you can sign in to re-enroll or sign up if need be. Every quarter, Kroger returns a percentage of our purchases to the church. So there’s no skin off your nose – just shop as usual and use your Kroger card!

Volunteers Needed

We need two teachers for the upcoming Religious Education school year. See Sue Keith or Chris Marino for details.

We need a Youth Director. If you would like to fill this position, please see Fr. Kevin.

July Outreach Report

We assisted 79 families consisting of 218 individuals during the month of May. INCOME: Collection $941.00; Poor Box $100.00. EXPENSES: Food $492.35; Electric $25.00. Thank you from the Outreach Ministry of St. Andrew. 

First Friday Mass

Remember that on the first Friday of every month there is benediction following the 8:30am morning Mass.

One Way

Did you see the “One Way” sign? If you need to drive around the back of the church, please drive to the left side of the church and go “clockwise” around the back of the church. That’s where those with wheel chairs/walkers are dropped off to enter church!

Defending Our Faith Discussion Group

There is no discussion this weekend or next weekend. Then it's back to discussions with interest. Remember, the donuts and coffee are there in any case.

Magazine Update

The TENNESSEE REGISTER, the diocesan newspaper, July 14, 2017, P15 relates Pope Francis' approval of new criteria in the journey to sainthood. Based on John's Gospel (15:13), "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends." Previously, a person had to be martyred or live a heroic, virtuous life to even be considered. There has been another process to sainthood which is called equivalent canonization. This criterion includes evidence of a miracle due to the intercession of the candidate for sainthood. Read the complete list of criteria in the Register.

In the latest Latin Mass, Summer 2017, an old battle scene on the front, Page 64: The Dark Night of Catholic marriage – how the flow of a marriage swells up and down, how we all find dark nights, and how we can rise from them. It’s very well written, and shows how marriage is tied into God and the church. There are some reprints on the literature table.
On page 71, an Irish story and book review: The Gentle Traditionalist. A silver tongued story, with Celtic charm, it helps in understanding the dichotomy of Jesus' love of the poor and powerless, and the modern world of capitalism that provides us with all the goods we possibly need. And look for a print on the table.
And on page 74, a short story of a sickness we all hit now and then in The Apatheist.

Use the new St. Andrew electronic access to the First Things Magazine library (
Use the new St. Andrew electronic access to the One Magazine library (
Please return the paper magazines you have read.

Use the painted parking spaces only.

Prayer Shawls

We need people to make prayer shawls and the names of anyone who might need one. For details, call Deb Baldwin at 739-9801 or e-mail her at

St. Andrew Emporium

Do you know that we have Gift Certificates you can purchase! Visit our gift shop! We now have key chains and pendants – made in Italy – and St. Michael medals. You’re sure to find the right gift at the right price! Open before and after Sunday Mass and by appointment. See Linda Keller for details.

Used Ink Cartridges

The box for depositing your empty ink cartridges has been relocated to the hallway.  We can accept all cartridges except those made for Epson.

Right to Life

The Baby Bottle Project for the benefit of Right to Life is finished! We are still missing 12 bottles! Please return your bottles; put them in the office.


Bulletin Announcements


If you would like an announcement of your church event put in the bulletin two weeks in advance, you need to submit it three weeks in advance to give us time to include it!  Thursday morning at 10:00am is the deadline for that Sunday's printing. Thank you!

Church Business

Please use our church office address,, for church related correspondence. Your request will be handled much quicker if it comes directly into the office.

Please inform the church secretary, by the third week of the month, if you are unable to fulfill your ministerial duties the following month.  That will give us time to change the schedule before it is distributed.

Grateful Thanks to Volunteers


We would like to express a word of thanks to all the volunteers who, year after year, give of their time and talent to do the "behind the scenes" work that makes a community successful. Unlike those who claim they have done their share and it is time for others to step in, these volunteers are always ready to lend a hand.  Thanks to all of you who have been so indispensable.


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