Greetings from the Saint Andrew Parish Pastoral Council!

As we begin a new year, we hope many of you are able to join us for Fall Fellowship this weekend, after the 10:30AM Mass (weather permitting), as noted in the bulletin for the past few weeks. Through this informal gathering, Parish Pastoral Council members, the Evangelization Team and Ministry Leaders would like to offer a warm welcome to
new parishioners and extend a hearty hello to all of our parishioners. 

The Mission Statement of the Parish Pastoral Council:
The Parish Pastoral Council works to further the mission of the parish and functions as a consulting body to advise and assist the Pastor in areas of pastoral concern. The Council serves all parishioners and meets fi ve times a year. The Parish Pastoral Council welcomes the suggestions of the entire Parish.

As we turn the corner from summer to fall, change is constant. In keeping you up to date with the Council, we extend a fond farewell and express deep gratitude to Lynda DiFiori for her years of service on the Council and offer a warm welcome to our newest members: Mary Ann McLean, Kelli Gauker and Chris Hager. Thank you for your ‘yes’ in
serving God in this capacity on the Council.

As the largest parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, it can be challenging, even daunting, to be known, but every voice, every person does matter! As representatives of so many within our community of Saint Andrew, we welcome and value your input. We are interested in what you perceive as areas of concern, as well as areas of parish life
that inspire you.

We extend an invitation to you to share your ideas from your own faith experience to bring alive Saint Andrew’s mission to live out the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

The Council can be reached by emailing us at with any of your thoughts.

For a listing of members, go to the parish website:, click on Parish Life and then click on Parish Pastoral Council. 

For parishioners with no access to email, you may call 215-968-2262, ext. 51, or drop a note addressed to the Parish Pastoral Council in the collection basket or at the Parish Office.