In accord with the special role our St. Andrew had among the apostles as the Great Introducer, it is the particular character and charge of St. Andrew parish to welcome and engage all who come to us, as “our doors open wide at the very thought of your coming,” hoping to introduce them to others and to Christ.
All are welcome here.
Like our patron saint, Saint Andrew the Apostle, we— the Milford, OH Saint Andrew the Apostle’s Catholic Community—are:
CALLED to carry out the Gospel of Jesus Christ-- living as God’s people since 1854-- we welcome all in faith, hope and love.
CHANGED by the Holy Sacraments; we support our community through prayer, evangelization, education, and service.
COMMITTED to this baptismal call; we dedicate ourselves to promote the Gospel through Christian hospitality, spiritual nurturing, outreach and shared social experience.
OUR DOORS OPEN WIDE AT THE
VERY THOUGHT OF YOUR COMING.
OUR PATRON SAINT
St. Andrew was one of the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ, and was also the older brother of St. Peter. Both Andrew and Peter were fishermen before being called by Christ to be "fishers of men." St. Andrew is often referred to as "The Great Introducer," as he is the one who "introduced" St. Peter, to Jesus.
While he is referred to very little in the Gospels, he is believed to have been one of the closest apostles to Jesus. St. Andrew was martyred via crucifixion on an X-shaped cross, which today has become known as "St. Andrew's Cross." It is believed that St. Andrew requested to be crucified this way because he did not see himself worthy enough to be crucified on the same type of cross as Jesus Christ.
St. Andrew is the patron saint of fishermen and singers, and his feast day is celebrated on November 30.