800 Taylor Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635-1050
Phone: (520) 458-2925 | Fax: (520) 452-0235 | Email Us
Saturday, June 25, 2016



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


Hello from Sr. Maria Stella!


Sr Maria Stella was baptized at St Andrew's and is a missionary in Vladivostok, Russia.

Please read her letter to Fr Greg.


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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.



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 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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...that each year, near the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul on June 29, a special charitable collection is solicited from Catholics throughout the Roman Church?


Called “Peter’s Pence”, our contributions are intended for use by the Pope in his worldwide humanitarian efforts. Victims from natural disasters, wars, diseases and other catastrophic events receive assistance from Peter’s Pence. Economically-strapped dioceses, hospitals and Catholic education programs are also among recipients of these funds.


As far back as the 8th century, Anglo-Saxon kings of England were making donations to demonstrate their unity to the Church and assist the financial needs of the Pope.


During the reigns of rulers such as Alfred the Great, Canute the Great, and William the Conqueror, the peoples of England and Scandinavia were taxed in order to make what became an annual contribution to Rome. The tax was one penny for every house or family with possessions valued at over 30 pennies. In some Scandinavian countries, a penny was paid as a hearth tax or fire tax — that is, every family that lived in a home with a hearth paid one penny each year.    


The so-called voluntary tax of one penny per family was collected and sent to the Pope near the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul — thus the name Peter’s Pence.  Peter’s Pence donations to the Popes continued until the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.   During the reign of Pope Blessed Pius IX (1846-1878), universal tithing through the Peter’s Pence collection was revived out of necessity.  For the most part, the Peter’s Pence contributions largely kept the papacy financially afloat until 1929, when Pope Pius XI and the Italian government made peace and income from confiscated Church property was restored.        


The focus of the collection today is primarily for the Pope’s charitable efforts to help the poor, the homeless and those in need. The annual collection gives parishioners everywhere an opportunity to actively demonstrate unity with the Pope, our personal support for his mission as Vicar of Christ and a way to help our needy brothers and sisters.



“You are aware of the growing needs of the apostolate, the requirements of the ecclesial communities, especially in mission countries, and the requests for aid that come from peoples, individuals and families in precarious conditions. Many expect the Apostolic See to give them the support they often fail to find elsewhere. In this perspective the Peter’s Pence collection is a true and proper participation in the work of evangelization, especially if one considers the meaning and importance of concretely sharing in the concerns of the universal Church.” 
                                                                                                       — Pope St. John Paul II (2003)


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This past week, we received $1140.00 in donations to our “Building Our Church”Fund! Thank you for your support of the needed improvements and repairs to our two-campus Parish! The next major project is the replacement of the entry doors of Madonna Hall!


For Couples in August


The Couple Prayer Retreat originated from the desire of couples who wanted more than just good communication between each other, but to find a deeper way to pray to God as a couple.  A Couple Prayer Retreat is coming Aug 12-14, 2016 to Holy Trinity Monastery.  Couple Prayer Retreat is based on Matt 6:6 and Matt 18:19-20. It is supported by Church doctrine, encyclicals and recognized in the Tucson Diocese. Call 520-722-2931 Kevin or Kathie for registration and more info or email stogskk@mindspring.com   Retreat is only in English, at this time.

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El Retiro de oración pareja originó el deseo de las parejas que querían más de buena comunicación entre ellos y a encontrar una manera de orar a Dios como pareja. El Retiro de oración viene el 12-14 de agusto de 2016 en el monasterio de la Santísima Trinidad. El Retiro se basa en Matt 6:6 y Matt 18:19 -20.  Es apoyada por la doctrina de la iglesia, encíclicas y reconocido en la diócesis de Tucson.  Llamen a Annie Mammen en 520-869-9910 para más información y registro o por correo electrónico en awmammen@gmail.com.  El Retiro está sólo en inglés en este momento.

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