Each year we begin celebrating St. Andrew’s Patronal Feast Day with a bagpiper procession from SR89A to the church. Through music and scripture readings, we commemorate the life and witness of St. Andrew, an agile and hardy Galilean fisherman whose name means “strong.” He had good social skills, bringing the first foreigners to Jesus. Andrew was a disciple of John the Baptist and later Jesus. Today he is described as the “Patron Saint of Social Networking!”
St. Andrew is believed to have died a martyr in 60CE on a diagonally transversed cross which the Romans sometimes used for executions. he is said to have thought himself unworthy to be crucified upright in the same manner as Christ.