800 Taylor Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635-1050
Phone: (520) 458-2925 | Fax: (520) 452-0235 | Email Us
Friday, September 04, 2015

 

 

Pastor's Welcome
 

Dear Friends of St. Andrew's,

 

From the founding of our Parish in 1958, we have grown and developed with Sierra Vista - as partners in building up this great community we call home. 

 

Over the decades, we sought to be active participants in every aspect of community life. We believe that serving the common good and making this city a place where people come first, where the least and most easily-overlooked are served and cared for, and where the quality of life is enhanced for all our fellow citizens, is an essential witness to our faith.

 

We hope our parish church is a place where all experience the Presence of God and the welcome of God's People. We pray that its beauty will speak a wordless invitation to those who are seeking, those who are wearied by life's burdens and those who are drawn to lift their hearts in prayer.

 

We thank God for giving us this opportunity to extend His blessings and to share our church and campus facilities with the Sierra Vista community.

 

The pulse of St. Andrew's is reflected through our ministries and individual parishoner efforts.  I hope to highlight these achievements and bring focus to upcoming events in the article following this message.

 

Yours because His,


Fr. Greg Adolf
Pastor

 

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With open hearts we welcome all who have come to the house of the Lord.

 

If you are new to the parish, please stop by the office and register.

 

You can download the form HERE.

 

Once registered, this implies that you will participate with our faith community at Sunday Liturgy and return to the Lord by sharing your time, talent and treasure with His Church.

 

 

Mass Schedule

 

 

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am † 12:05 pm


Saturday: 9:00 am † 5:00 pm

Good Shepherd Mission  6:30 pm



Sunday: 8:00 am † 10:00 am

Noon ( Español / Spanish)

5:00 pm (Life Teen)


 

for the Monthly Mass Schedule

 

Weekly Publications
 
 

 
Deuteronomy 16:17

 

 

Insprired By St Francis of Assisi

 

Doing God's Work in Sierra Vista

 

 

Chaplain Lloyd in the Port of Tacoma

 

Chaplain Lloyd's News Letter

 

 

Did You Know...?

 

...that the Tabernacle in the Divine Mercy Chapel has been given a beautiful “make-over”?


Many do not realize that our parish church has only one Tabernacle – with a door on the ‘church side’ and a door on the Divine Mercy Chapel ‘side’.


On the ‘church side,’ the Tabernacle door has an image of “Christ the Teacher” – holding in His hand the Gospel, opened to the passage in the Gospel of John: “I AM the Living Bread come down from heaven.” Ann Mundt rendered this beautiful icon for the Dedication of the church in 2006!


Last year, again through the gifted artistry of Ann Mundt, we acquired a beautiful image of “Veronica’s Veil” – which is placed over the Tabernacle door during the Season of Lent.


On the Divine Mercy Chapel ‘side’ the Tabernacle door has  special feature – a “Custody” –a glass opening through which the Blessed Sacrament can be seen, when the cover is removed. This allows Adoration at any time – as an ‘adorer’ reverently removes the metal cover over the glass opening.   Around this opening, our resident-artist Ann Mundt,  painted a Spanish-colonial style monstrance, against the red background of the door – and ‘framing’, as it were, the Blessed Sacrament, when exposed for Adoration.


Now, another of our very talented artists, Chuck Muscato, master wood carver, has carved a monstrance, which is glued to the door, (again, surrounding the glass opening), and giving a  very beautiful “3-D” effect.


This carved monstrance is silvered and stands out from a blue background – which mirrors the blue of the large icon of the Divine Mercy, above the Tabernacle.


This new feature also allows the reverent removal of the metal cover, revealing the Blessed Sacrament for Adoration!


Many of our parishioners spend time in the Divine Mercy Chapel – (remember that it is accessible 24/7!) – and we know that you will be moved by the beauty and dignity of the newly refurbished Tabernacle door!
Many, many thanks to Chuck Muscato, and Ann and Gene Mundt for the gift of your artistry – and for honoring our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament in such a way!!

 

 

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This past week, we received $374.00 in donations to our “Building Our Church” Fund! Because of your generosity, work has now commenced on the remodeling of the Parish Center Placita – with the addition of 6 beautiful raised tree wells! If you would like to dedicate one of these tree wells, or memorialize a loved one, you can do so by contacting the Parish Office!

 

Bible Study

 

Tuesday Morning at 945 am

Wednesday Evening at 7 pm

Parish Center - Room 7

 

 

Our Campus
Confession Explained

 

 

Why Do We Confess to a Priest?

 

 

 

Pope Francis on Twitter

 

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 Do You Have a Prayer Request?

Send an email to:

prayerline@standrewsv.org

or

  

Looking To Come Back To Your Faith?

 

 

 

 From the Vatican

 

What's Happening in the Vatican?

What is Pope Francis saying?

 

 

  
Arizona Catholic Conference

The Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) is our legislative lobby for the Diocese of Gallup, the Diocese of Phoenix, the Diocese of Tucson and the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix

 

 Stephen Ministry

YOU can play an important role in our Stephen Ministry . . .


. . Because you may know of a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or relative who is going through a difficult time and who could benefit from the focused care, encouragement, and support of a Stephen Minister.

If you know of someone who is hurting or if you are hurting, simply ask the St. Andrew Parish office

(520) 458-2925, to pass your contact information to a Stephen Leader or contact

Connie Sayers

Stephen Leader

directly at:

(520) 456-7351.

It's a great way for you to show how much you care!

 

  
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 Parish Library

Your Parish Library located in the Parish Center is a valuable resource for Catholic books and videos for all ages. Follow this link to read the current newsletter.


Library Hours:

Sunday: 9 a.m. - noon

Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. - noon

For other times, please contact the office.

458-2925

  
 
ADVERTISE ON OUR SITE!!

 

If you are a local business owner and parishioner, our website administrator is offering special pricing for your advertisements on this site.  We intend the website to be a significant means of communication with our parish community.  News of your business posted on the site is an excellent way to reach a wider audience.

 

 

Welcome your customers, old and new, to your business!
Dave will work with you on pricing and the details of your ad.  You can reach Scott at
1-800-980-0906  ext 705
Give Dave a call this week!

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