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Wednesday, April 01, 2015



Holy Week





For the Holy Week / Easter Mass Schedule


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


2015 Annual Catholic Appeal


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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

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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



A Catholic Group At Cochise Community College


Meeting Dates and Times

Thursday 2/5 3:15-4:30 Horace Steele Room Meet & Greet
Friday 2/20 12:30-2:30 Room 900 TBA
Friday 3/20 1:00-3:00 Horace Steele Room TBA
Thursday 4/9 3:15-4:30 Room 900 TBA
Friday 4/17 12:30-2:30 Room 900 TBA
Friday 5//1 2:30-2:30 Room 900 End-of-Semester Social

For further Information, please contact:

Mary B. Coyle
Faculty Advisor, Catholic Collegians
Cochise College
901 N. Colombo
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635


Did You Know...?


...that today, Palm Sunday, we will read the Passion of the Lord – this year from the Gospel according to St. Mark?

It has been suggested that this is necessary because the Faithful will not attend the liturgies of Holy Week, and so it is a “concession” to read the Passion on Palm Sunday, rather than focusing on the Entry of Christ into Jerusalem – (acknowledged, of course, in the Entrance Rite and Blessing of the Palms), because otherwise the crucial (from ‘crux’ – cross) story would not be heard!

The Passion – according to St. John – is read on Good Friday each year, the appropriate setting for the reading of the Passion, tying the events to the day.

This is somewhat sad, when you think about it.

This ‘Week of Weeks’ is the center of the liturgical year, yes, but much more, it is the ‘center’ of our lives as Catholic Christians – from the events which unfold throughout this week, we are drawn into a deeper reflection on the plan and purpose of God for the redemption of the world and each one of us.

It is a sad commentary that most Catholics go from ‘Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday’ and give Holy Week a ‘skip’ – missing the heart of the story of God’s passionate love for them.

IF anyone takes the time to enter into the story – the story of each one of us – seen through the passionate love of God, it can be a life-changing experience. To have our feet washed by Him and fed by Him on Holy Thursday; to walk with Him to Calvary and then draw near enough to His cross to touch it ourselves, on Good Friday; to keep ‘vigil’ with the whole Church around the world on Holy Saturday. . .this is an awesome experience and one cannot, literally, remain the same after such an experience!

The schedule for Holy Week is in the bulletin – and posted on the website. . .

“Go to dark Gethsemane, you who fear the tempter’s power; your Redeemer’s conflict see, watch with Him one bitter hour. Turn not from His grief  away; learn of JESUS Christ to pray. . .”


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And a BIG “thank you” to all who have made your pledge or gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal! We are now at 116% of our Parish Goal!

IF you have not made your gift/pledge – please consider a one-time gift of $26 – one dollar for each of the 26 Diocesan ministries supported by the Annual Catholic Appeal! We want 100% parishioner participation, because our Diocese belongs to 100% of our parishioners!


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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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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. - 12 noon

For other times, please contact the office.




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