St. Andrew Apostle Catholic Church
Silver Spring, MD

2018-2019 Grand Knight Rolando, Coach Taylor, Mayor of Arcola-Chris, Nick, Wilfrid, & Wayne with the stellar worthy Soccer shootout winners.

November 2018 Pancake Breakfast: Dave Czarnecki, Dennis Gorres, Chris McKneely, Werner Moeller, and Jaime Narbon in action!

Three Events in the SAACC MPR - November Pancake Breakfast, St. Andrew's Children's Booksale and the Gabriel Project Cluster Small Household Item Exchange.
WPGK Wilfrid Amisial and present GK Rolando DeAlvarez are pictured among the faithful.

Basketball Free Throw

Soccer Shootout 2018

Msgr. Wells Council Mtg 2018

Council Picnic 2015

2015 Council Officers Mtg

4th Degree KofC Choir

Consecration of the Blessed Sacrament

A copy of the Tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Knights in Solidarity with Pittsburgh 2018

The icon of the Silver Rose

Ribbon cutting for the Stork Van with State representatives.

Msgr. Hart playing Christmas Carols at 2018 St. Andrew's altar Christmas Prep

Adopt a Road Chain Gang

Seminarian Support 2016

New Sir Knights 2016

Jaime Narbon's 3rd Degree Full Knighthood at Rock Creek Council Home pictured with MD State Deputy Sir Dale W. Trott - January 2019

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Council Announcements


Wednesday 12 June – Business Meeting of the Msgr. Wells Council will begin at 7:45 PM.  This meeting is particularly important as we are holding our annual election of officers.  The slate determined in last month’s meeting is as follows:

Grand Knight                       SK Rolando DeAlvarez                                               

Deputy Grand Knight           SK James Warburton       

Chancellor                            Julian Palacios

Recorder                               William Bolin PGK

Treasurer                              SK David Luksic

Advocate                              SK David Keefe               

Warden                                 William E Taylor Jr

Inside Guard                         Matthias Otradovec

Outside Guard                       Jaime Barbon

Trustee, One Year                SK David Czarnecki, PGK

Trustee, Two Year                Dennis Gorres

Trustee, Three Year             SK Wilfrid Amisial 

Expected Appointees:

Chaplain                                Rev. Fr. Daniel P. Leary

Associate Chaplain                  Deacon Steven Reeves

Financial Secretary                  SK Paul Sanneman

Lecturer                                 SK Pedro David Matias

  Meetings are held in the basement of the Early Learning Center behind the church.  The entrance is to the right of the building.  The Council needs the ideas of all of its Knights.  PLEASE make every effort to attend.  It is time to vote on a slate of officers for the 2019-2020 Fraternal Year. 

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  Friday June 21 – The Council plans to honor the Altar Servers and Youth Lectors of the parish with a pool party at the Kemp Mill Swim Club from 7:00 until 9:00PM.  Volunteers will be needed to cook, serve and chaperone.  Please contact John O’Donnell at if you are able to help out.

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Archdiocese of Washington Priesthood Ordinations June 15, 2019

Sat Jun 1, 2019 5:28 am (PDT) . Posted by:  "John Winfrey" jwinfrey1962

Archdiocese of Washington  -  PRIESTHOOD ORDINATIONS
Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10:00 am.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in the Great Upper Church
There is a requirement is for a full team of ushers to assist at the Mass with welcoming, and guarding the distribution of Holy Communion.
  You can volunteer by either:
1. Logging on to the Web Terminal
2. Sending an email to
3. Calling to leave a message on 240-429-6889
  This is an exceptional opportunity to serve at the Basilica for this special liturgy and support our newly ordained priests.
  I ask you to do your best to volunteer.
Patrick B. McAleer     -     Shrine Usher Chairman     -     Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
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  Msgr. Thomas Wells Council # 13008 hosted an Admission Degree on May 15 at 7:30.  We welcome Henry Monforte into our Order and Msgr. Wells Council.  

Other Degree Opportunities:  Admission or First Degree – June 24 @ Prince Georges Council # 2809 in College Park.

  Formation or Second Degree – June 24 @ Prince Georges Council # 2809 in College Park. Also – August 22 @ Mater Dei Council # 9774 in Rockville.

  Knighthood or Third Degree – September 20 @ Sacred Heart # 2577 in Bowie, MD.

  Patriotic or Fourth Degree – About 120 new Sir Knights were Exemplified into the Fourth Degree on April 6.  The next Exemplification will be in the fall.  The expected date is October 19 and the location will be reported when available.

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   Recent and upcoming birthdays to celebrate are:  Manoj ThomasPanikkaveetil on June 6; Christopher E. Lake on June 7; Fr. Dan P. Leary on June 10; Brian P. Christian on June 22; Joseph E. Phipps on June 24; Stephen R. Monette and Louis C. Ratino on June 28; Harold V. Tarver on July 5; Deacon S. Mike Bond and Gerard Sejismundo on July 10.  Please wish them a Happy Birthday.

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  Upcoming anniversaries to celebrate are:  Michael and Stephanie Lewis on June 4; Stephen and Pamela Seater on June 6; Marvin and Mimi Schuttloffel celebrate 46 years of wedded bliss on June 9; Bernie and Barbara Hillig on June 11; Anniversary of Fr. Dan’s Ordination to the Priesthood on June 14; Werner and Margaret Moeller celebrate 39 years of wedded bliss on June 21.  A Happy Anniversary to these couples.

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  The Installation of Officers of council 13008 is planned for August 3, 2019.  All members and friends of the Council are invited to the 5:00PM Mass, the Installation ceremony after Mass and the reception to follow.

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  ++  PRAYER REQUESTS  ++      

Prayer request   -  Sun May 12, 2019 6:40 am (PDT) . Posted by:   "John Winfrey" jwinfrey1962

Your prayers are requested for State Retention Chairman & FDD Thom Partenope. Thom was recently hospitalized with an infection. The doctor says that if he continues to improve, he may be released in the next couple of days. Please no calls or visitors for now.

  Please pray for Stephen Seater who now requires full-time care.  Stephen joined our Order in 2014 and took his Second Degree in October of 2015.

Please pray for John O’Donnell’s special Intention

  Your continuing prayers are requested for Margie Gunawardana (Oscar’s wife) who is continuing toundergoing Chemo in her fight against breast Cancer.

    Please reply to this email to add your own prayer requests.

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  As always, if you do not wish to receive these messages concerning the “Calendar of the Msgr. Wells Council” please respond with a delete request to my email and it will be done.

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  Calendar updates are available to you at any time just by checking the Council website calendar.  Go to the Council 13008 page on the St. Andrew’s Parish website: and scroll down to the calendar.  Other Council news and activity signups are available at   Please report any problems you might have, including opening calendar attachments, to me.

  Also if you no longer wish to receive these messages please reply to this email and let me know.

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11600 Kemp Mill Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20902 US

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