St. Andrew, Apostle
St. Andrew is one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ and the brother of Simon Peter. Jesus called them from their fishing boats and promised to make them “fishers of men”. He spread the gospel to Greece, where he was martyred. He is thought to have been crucified on an X-shaped cross, which is now known as a St. Andrew’s cross.
Patron Saint of …
He is the patron saint of fishermen, rope-makers, and textile workers.
Daily Mass Readings for the Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle
- First Reading – Romans 10:9-18: “But I ask, did they not hear? Certainly they did; for their voice has gone forth to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 19: “The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.”
- Gospel – Matthew 4:18-22: “As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen.”
Quotes for St. Andrew
As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”Matthew 4:18-19
All of us are called to spread the Good News and preach Christ to the Nations. But many of us will do this in our own local communities.