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St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Centered in God, Focused on Others


The Reverend Patricia Handloss, Interim Rector

Sean Glennon, Music Director

Linda Gelinas, Sr. Warden

Joanne Bibeau, Administrative Assistant Jesse Avellino, Sexton

Courtney Hill, Sunday School Director

Dear Friends,

Today is the anniversary of one of the most important battles in modern history. It was fought by the greatest generation of men who dared to do the impossible which because of their bravery and their sacrifice made the impossible possible.

Watching the D day service this morning at Normandy was very special.

I watched these men most over 100 years old remembering the landing and the horrific loss that took place. No doubt they are grateful to be alive and grateful for victory, but also sad to see the graves of comrades in arms.

Joanne’s Father just died last week and he was a member of the greatest generation also. His passing reminds us that there are still people around  us of that generation who sacrificed in so many ways for our freedom. It is important to thank these men who sacrificed so much for our freedom.

As the men walked through the cemetery looking for the names of comrades who did not make it out of Normandy alive we need to hold them in our hearts because their pain must have been palpable. The most amazing thing about the greatest generation is that they do not wallow in self-pity but are full of grace and love.

D Day is a blessing to remind us of the sacrifices that give us our freedom.

Blessings and Love,


Funeral of Judith F. Scannell Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m.

Baptism of Penelope Elizabeth Rigney and William Douglas Rigney on June 9, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. service

Our very own organist and choir director, Sean Glennon, will be installed as President of the Quincy Lions Club (QLC) at a luncheon meeting on June 11. The QLC is a charitable service organization and is affiliated with Lions Clubs International, which is the largest service organization in the world. The installation meeting will begin at 12:00pm at the Common Market restaurant, 97 Willard St, Quincy. The cost to attend is $30/person, and may be paid via the "donate" button at For more information, please e-mail The deadline to respond is Friday, June 7.

Confirmation & Sunday School News

Confirmation will take place Saturday, June 15 2024 at 10:30am for the South Shore Deanery at Church of St. John the Evangelist, Duxbury, MA; Bishop Alan M. Gates scheduled to preside.


Lessons take place during services after the Children's Homily. Come join us!

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Wear Orange

  • Wear Orange to church to honor survivors and build community with those working to end gun violence
  • Orange ribbons will be distributed
  • see the website for additional info


Saturday, June 22, 2024 Hanover Day 

  • B. Everett Hall Field/Sylvester Field, 495 Hanover St, Hanover MA; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • This is a family friendly and pet friendly event. 
  • We will be distributing Make Kindness Loud Cards and leis.
  • We will have a craft for kids 

Duties include getting to Church early to put on the coffee, make sure there’s half & half, put the snacks out, and clean up after coffee hour. Sign up sheet is in the Parish Hall. Consider asking a new friend to be a “team” or sign-up as a family!



The date will be shared soon, but we will need all sorts of volunteers to make this day a success. Here are some of the ways you can be a part of this amazing day:


·        Think of us when you do your spring cleaning and donate new or gently used WARM WEATHER clothing (please no sweaters or winter coats), hangers, and accessories (belts, handbags, scarves etc.) for the Boutique

·        Help with setup on the evening prior

·        Come to the beach or serve at the church

·        Make food for the cookout

·        Work the Boutique

·        Be part of the cleanup crew on the day of the event


Donations can be brought to the Parish Hall and placed on the stage on Sundays or during office hours.


Once we hear back from Rosie’s Place with a date, signup sheets for food and volunteers will been posted in the Narthex, and a sign-up genius will also be available. 


Please contact Michelle Joyce (781) 504-5907 

or Carol Scott (617-347-3647) with any questions. 


We have prepared pledge envelopes for those who indicated on their 2024 pledge cards that they would make their pledge donations using them. The boxes of envelopes are labeled by Name/Number and are now available in the narthex.

If we did not prepare a box for you and you would like a set of envelopes, please call the office. Thank you for your support of St. Andrews!


Dennis - Roland - Jean & John - Wesley – Sherry L -- Peter C - Dave N – CH - Joan & Keith Macleod – Hilarie Lennan – Pam F – Lee G. – Kristyn & Jesse – Gene and Maryann – Jackie – Sally Cotten – Kristen, Marc & Eleanor – Edgar, Gary, Glenn, and Gayle & Darrell and Kassandra & Korey – Don S – Steve K – Nancy – Heather – Teddy – Jackie H. – Michael Curry – John and Janet – Dwayne – Tracy Sprows – Sally W.- Cathey Gately - Barbara W .- Betsy S.- Barbara K. - JoAnn K. - Pam W. - Charlotte C. - Paul M. - Karen C. - Carolyn R. - Ashley E. - Sue G. - Meredith C. - Seth H. - Joann K. - Gerry M. - Paul Sheehan - Bonnie T. – Jerry - Bob S. - Nancy Huntley - Sally D. – Janice – Lisa – Alex – Bruce – Paul R. - Susan J. - Diane G. - Beth - Marilyn - Sara, Matthew & Trang 

For the month of JUNE, the office will be OPEN every Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; every Thursday noon to 6:00 p.m. and alternating Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as follows: Tuesday, JUNE 18; Friday, JUNE 14 & 28.

Email: or call (781-826-2062) with the name and date of birth for yourself and your loved ones. Each month or quarter we will list the names (without ages – unless requested!) and offer a special blessing on a designated Sunday for all of those celebrating a birthday that month or quarter.

Hybrid Worship Service

Sundays 9:30 A.M.


Please note the following updated worship guidelines:

  • Masks optional.

  • Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance to the church, and for use before and after Holy Communion.

For those participating in the service from home, please join us on our Facebook link:

We want to thank you for your patience during this time. As always, the safety and health of our members is paramount.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak with a member of the Vestry.