St. Andrew Catholic Church

 

Welcome to St. Andrew Church!

Phone: 815-625-4508

Fax: 1-815-625-1569

Parish Office Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

Daily Mass @ 8 AM - M, T, Th, F, S

Wed. Daily Mass - 5:30 PM

  (In the Divine Mercy Chapel) 

(Friday's daily Mass is at 8:15 AM in the main church during the school year)

Please refer to the bulletin for Holy Day Mass schedule.

 

Saturday Vigil Mass:  5:00 pm

Sunday Masses:  7:30 and 9:30 am

Confession: Saturdays 4:00 - 4:45 pm

(or by appointment)   

 

              We are a welcoming Catholic community called by God to live out the

message of Christ in love and service.

SCAM ALERT!!

There has been a text message from a 541 area code going around that is a SCAM.

 

The scammer is claiming to be Fr. Richard M. Russo and is requesting a Google Play card in the amount of $500.

 

THIS IS A SCAM!  Please ignore it and block the number!

 
 
 

Dear Friends,

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued an ACTION ALERT regarding proposed federal legislation on which Congress will soon vote. The House of Representatives is set to vote on H.R. 5, the so-called “Equality” Act, the week of May 20.

The USCCB is asking Catholics throughout the United States to urge their representative to OPPOSE this legislation.

By adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the definition of sex in federal law, without providing any religious exemptions, the Act presents a serious threat to the freedom of Church ministries, such as schools, hospitals, and social services, to carry out their work.

The USCCB warns, “Make no mistake. The "Equality" Act would shut down Catholic institutions.”
 
URGE CONGRESS TO OPPOSE THE "EQUALITY" ACT
 

Congress will soon vote on H.R. 5, the Equality Act, sweeping legislation that would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the definition of sex throughout federal law.
 
The designers of the Equality Act claim that this legislation protects people from discrimination. In reality, the Equality Act retracts religious freedom, endangers privacy, regulates speech, hinders quality health care, and threatens charitable organizations and those whom they serve.
 
The Church seeks to promote justice and human dignity, and so Catholics are opposed to unjust discrimination. But the Equality Act does not offer meaningful protections for individuals. In fact, its definitions remove women and girls from protected legal existence.

Contact your senators and representative today and urge them to oppose the Equality Act!

Background
 
The “Equality Act” Puts Charities At Risk

News Release: U.S. Bishops’ Chairmen Reaffirm Authentic Human Dignity and Rights in Letter to Congress Opposing Equality Act
 
Letters:
http://bit.ly/EqualityAct2019LettertoHouse
http://bit.ly/EqualityAct2019LettertoSenate 

 
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