800 Taylor Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635-1050
Phone: (520) 458-2925 | Fax: (520) 452-0235 | Email Us
Saturday, February 13, 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
Pastor

 

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Greetings from Nepal!
Dear Fr. Greg greetings from Kathmandu!

I hope and pray that this finds you well. I am always praying for your and your Parishioners. I just had a beautiful retreat and pilgrimage in Spain and Rome. Rome was beautiful experience of visiting all major Basilicas and entering all the Holy Doors during those moments especially remembered you and your Parishioners and prayed for you all. I had a chance to concelebrate mass with Holy Father and receive communion from the same Chalice.

Praying for you all

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Silas Bogati

 


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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)


 

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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

 

 

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!

 

  
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...that there is such a thing as “Communion manners”? These  are similar to “table manners”, but concerning our participating in the Table of the Lord – the Eucharist!


It is important to respect those who are sharing the Eucharistic banquet with you. Please do not distract them during this “encounter” with the Lord! IF for any reason you need to leave during Mass, please do not re-enter while the Assembly is kneeling – just wait and pray in the Gathering Room for the very few minutes until we all stand again – during that time of movement, you will not distract or disturb others!

There should be no movement into or out of the church during the parts of the Mass when all are kneeling.


When receiving Holy Communion, please prepare to receive BEFORE you reach the Eucharist Minister, Deacon or Priest – that is, when the person in front of you is actually receiving, make your bow or acknowledgement of the Lord’s Presence, and then step forward with your hands already open (one on top of the other, forming a “table” with your hands – at the level of your heart, so that your hands become an ‘extension’ of your heart) and ready to receive. If you are receiving the Blessed Sacrament on your tongue, make your bow when the person in front of you is actually receiving, and step forward with hands folded, head tipped slightly back and tongue slightly extended.


When the Priest, Deacon or Eucharistic Minister says, “The Body of Christ”, always respond clearly, “AMEN!” and receive.


Please DO NOT BOW as the Body (or Precious Blood) is being extended toward you – the bow or acknowledgement is done before you step up to receive.


Please DO NOT ‘pop’ your hands open to receive as the Body of Christ is being extended to you. You probably know whether you want to receive the Blessed Sacrament on your tongue or in your hands before you leave the pew – please do not suddenly open your hands when the Body of Christ is being given to you.


Please respect the silence (or the Communion hymn) by not talking to those around you after receiving. St. Teresa of Avila said that the few moments after receiving our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament are among the holiest and most precious moments of the Mass, because our Lord is there within you, saying “Here I am. What do you want Me to do for you?” This time immediately after receiving is very personal – please respect that time for yourself and for those around you.


We all need reminders from time to time, to “mind our manners.” It has to do with respect for those around us and reverence for the Lord. Without reverence and respect, much of the dignity (and beauty) of our lives erodes away!

 

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This past week, we received over$55,000 in Gifts/Pledges to our Parish Goal of $128,000 for the Annual Catholic Appeal! If you have not yet made your gift or pledge, please do so today!

ANY gift of ANY amount is greatly appreciated – please consider your response today and join with all of your fellow Catholics in supporting the 2016 Annual Catholic Appeal!!

 

 

Stations of the Cross

 

 

Stations of the Cross

530 pm each Friday through March 18th

 

K of C Fish Fry at Columbian Hall

 

 

Bible Study

 

Tuesday Morning at 945 am

Wednesday Evening at 7 pm

Madonna Hall - Room 7

 

 

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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

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