A welcome message from our Pastor, Fr. David Kosmoski

Reconciliation and Christmas Schedule!

December 24 - Masses for the Fourth Sunday of Advent:
10 and 11:30 AM

(Due to Christmas eve on Sunday, there will be no 8:00 AM Masses on Sunday morning or on Christmas day.)

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Saturday , December 16, 3:00 PM in the Family    (cry) room during concert.

    Thursday , December 21, from 7PM to 8:00 PM 

   Saturday Dec 23,from 2:30 to 4:00 PM

December 24 4:00 PM Vigil Mass (Sunday) for Christmas!
 11:00 PM Mass begins at 11:00 PM and ends at Midnight.

 Christmas Day 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM only

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