A welcome message from our Pastor, Fr. David Kosmoski

Fr. David Kosmoski, Pastor     Rev. Walter Maksimik, Deacon

Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 4:00PM
Sunday: 8:00, 10:00 and 11:30AM
Daily Mass: Monday-Friday: 8:00AM followed by the Rosary
Wednesday: Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help after 8:00AM Mass

St. Andrew Mass Association: First Saturday of the month: 8:00AM Mass
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday, 3:00PM

Parish Secretary: Rosemary Horniacek Parish Office: 732-634-4355
Parish Fax: 732-750-5905
Religious Education Department: Bette Vitale 732-636-4261
Parish e-mail: our.church@standrewparish.com
Parish website: www.standrewparish.com

New parishioners are welcomed! Please register to become part of our parish family. If your child is 18 years old, or out of college, they should register on their own.

A History of the Parish of Saint Andrew

The Roman Catholic church of Saint Andrew in Avenel, New Jersey was established by incorporation under the auspices of Right Reverend Thomas J. Walsh, Bishop of Trenton, and witnessed by Right Reverend John H. Fox, Vicar General of the Diocese, Reverend Richard J. O'Farrell, pastor of Saint James Church in Woodbridge, Joseph Felten and Andrew Jandrisevitz, trustees of the new parish, on 14 September and recorded on 27 September 1920, in accordance with the New Jersey statute, "An Act to Incorporate Trustees of Religious Societies," written in 1875.

Andrew Jandrisevits, Joseph Felten, Harold Skay and Julius Jaeger, the earliest trustees of the new parish, who represented residents of Avenel who were parishioners of Saint James Church in Woodbridge and Saint Mary's Church in Rahway, inspired the movement to establish an independent parish in Avenel. Andrew Jandrisevits' leadership was honored by his fellow trustees who named the new church for his namesake, Saint Andrew, brother of Saint Peter. ...continue reading