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Saturday, December 10, 2016

 

 

Advent Penance Services

 

 

On Monday, December 12th at 7:00PM, we will celebrate an Advent Penance Service HERE at St. Andrew’s.

Also, there will be Reconciliation Services at:

Holy Family / Ft Huachuca - Tuesday, December 13th at 7pm

Our Lady of the Mountains - Thursday, December 15th at 7pm

 

 

The Birth of Jesus

The Tradition of the Christmas Crib
Pope Benedict XVI

 

 

Following a beautiful and firmly rooted tradition, many families set up their Crib immediately after the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, as if to re-live with Mary those days full of trepidation that preceded the birth of JESUS.


Putting up the Crib at home can be a simple but effective way of presenting the Faith, to pass it along to one’s children. The Crib helps us contemplate the mystery of God’s love that was revealed in the poverty and simplicity of the Bethlehem Grotto.


St. Francis of Assisi was so taken by the mystery of the Incarnation that he wanted to present it anew at Greccio, in a ‘living nativity scene,’ thus beginning an old, popular tradition that still retains its value for evangelization today.


Indeed, the Crib can help us understand the true meaning of Christmas because it speaks of the humility and merciful goodness of Christ ‘Who though He was rich, made Himself  poor for us’ (2 Corinthians 8:9).  His poverty enriches those who embrace it, and Christmas brings joy and peace to those who, like the shepherds in Bethlehem, accept the angel’s words: “Let this be a sign to you: in a manger you will find an Infant wrapped in swaddling clothes.” ( Luke 2:12)


This is still the sign for us too, men and women of the third millennium. There is no other Christmas.


 

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


Estimados amigos de San Andrés,


Desde la fundación de nuestra Parroquia en 1958, hemos crecido y nos hemos desarrollado junto con Sierra Vista construyendo esta gran comunidad la cual llamamos casa.

 

A través de las décadas hemos tratado de participar activamente en todos los aspectos dentro de nuestra comunidad.  Creemos que un testigo esencial de nuestra fe es el servir al bien común y el hacer de esta ciudad un lugar de quien lo más importante es su gente, donde los más necesitados y los más olvidados son servidos y cuidados, y donde la calidad de vida es mejorada para todos nuestros ciudadanos.


Deseamos que nuestra parroquia sea un lugar donde todos puedan sentir la Presencia de Dios y se sientan bienvenidos como hijos de Él.  Rogamos que su belleza les haga una invitación silenciosa a aquellos quienes están en busca de Dios, a aquellos quienes se encuentran abrumados por los problemas de la vida, y a aquellos quienes han sido llamados a levantar sus almas en oración.


Agradecemos a Dios por darnos esta oportunidad de extender sus bendiciones y de compartir nuestra iglesia y nuestras facilidades con la comunidad de Sierra Vista.


El servicio de San Andrés está reflejado por medio de nuestros ministerios y los esfuerzos individuales de nuestros parroquianos.  Espero que podamos realzar estos logros y llevar enfoque a futuros eventos los cuales mencionamos en el artículo debajo de este mensaje.

 

Suyo porque de Él,

 

Padre Greg Adolf
Pastor

Weekly Publications
 
 

 

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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.

 

to download the form

 

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.

 

 

Are Your Affairs In Order?

 

 

To download the Personal Records form


To visit the Five Wishes website

 

 

Deuteronomy 16:17

 

 

Insprired By St Francis of Assisi

 

Doing God's Work in Sierra Vista

 

 

Looking To Come Back To Your Faith?

 

 

 

 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!

 

  
Catholic Questions -- Catholic Answers

 

Parish Library

Your Parish Library located in Madonna Hall 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

Did You Know...?

 

...that much of the beautiful music of this most joyous Season is takes place right here on our Parish Campus?


Next Sunday, 18 December, at 7:00PM, the Advent and Christmas portions of Handel’s MESSIAH, will be performed in our own Sanctuary! Again this year, it will be under the capable direction of Reynaldo Romo, (Music Director at Our Lady of the Mountains), and accompanied by Master Organist, Lars Andersen, of Tucson, and a community Choir and soloists, which includes many of our own parishioners! This powerful ‘Gospel written in music’ will lift your heart and spirit for the true celebration of Christmas! Again, this marvelous piece of music, will be presented without charge on our own Parish Campus – in our church (you can sit in your favorite pew!!) There will be a free-will Offering for the St. Vincent de Paul Society – to help the needy, especially at this time!


One of the most important ‘witnesses’ which we Catholics can offer to a darkened and often frightened world is the gift of Beauty – a reflection of the perfect Beauty, which is God! Come and enjoy and let your hearts be ‘lifted up to the Lord’!!


For many people, music can be a ‘gateway’ to spiritual experiences.  Perhaps you can select some recordings of the music of Advent and Christmas to play as you pray, and as you take care of the tasks around the home. Sometimes just allowing ourselves to experience the Presence of God in these moments of awareness can calm our hearts and re-center them.

 

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This past week we received $89.00 in donations to the “Building Our Church” Fund – this week Tom Felix and his crew are working on the final  big project on the St. Andrew’s campus – the removal of the grass (weeds) area in front of the Rectory, and the landscaping (‘xeriscaping’– minimum water use) and planting of trees. They will also be replacing dead trees in the parking lots. Without your generous support of the “Building Our Church” Fund, these important and long-lasting improvements could not be made! THANK YOU!

 

Our Campus
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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

 

Bible Study

 

Tuesday Morning at 945 am

Wednesday Evening at 7 pm

Madonna Hall - Room 7

 

 

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prayerline@standrewsv.org

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