800 Taylor Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635-1050
Phone: (520) 458-2925 | Fax: (520) 452-0235 | Email Us
Wednesday, May 27, 2015



Sunday, June 7th

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


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Sound Ministry



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Your Parish Library


St. Andrew’s Parish Library
Young Catholic Readers’ Club to begin Sunday, May 17


A Club for children entering grades 1-7

This Club provides a structured way to continue to grow in faith and knowledge during the summer CCD break.

The library has many wonderful books and DVDs for all ages to inspire and inform, guide and entertain, as we continue to learn the scriptures, learn to worship and learn to serve our Lord. 

For more information and registration forms:


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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 word “graduation” is derived from the Latin word – gradus – meaning “step” and the verb-form means to “step up” or “step out”?

Some of the outstanding Graduates - “high-steppers”- of the Class of 2015 are our own young parishioners, including Buena High School Valedictorian, Baotran Tran!

We are very proud of all of our Graduates, and especially proud of their commitment to their Faith!

Beginning this Sunday at the Life Teen Mass at 5:00PM, we will “feature” some of our graduating Seniors and give them a chance to speak about their Faith and how their relationship with God and their fellow believers has shaped their life-journeys!

Our Parish Youth Minister, Richard Rivera, who has done such an outstanding job working with and ministering to our Teens, says that this year’s Senior Class has been particularly involved and active in their faith formation over the past four years, including their Confirmation!

You can check out Richard’s Youth Ministry news – elsewhere in the bulletin, as well as the website: salifeteen.com – and learn more about our Teens and our Life Teen Ministry, as well as “Edge” – our Middle School Youth Ministry!

Parents need to know that the involvement of our Teens and Middle-Schoolers in these Ministries and the classes offered, really does make a difference in their lives – just ask those Teens who are participating, or, listen to their “testimonies” at the Life Teen Masses in coming weeks!

Again, we are so very proud of all of our Graduates – Eighth Grade, High School, College and University – and we are praying for your continuing growth in the Spirit!


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This past week, we received $246 in donations to the “Building Our Church” Fund, which will provide the necessary funds for repairs and improvements to our two-campus Parish, as well as special mission projects overseas! The double meaning of “building” – actual construction and up-building/strengthening – and the double meaning of “church”- the People of God, and structures where the Church gathers – emphasizes the two-fold task of the Church: maintenance and mission!


Your K of C at St Andrew's


CONGRATULATIONS to the newly elected Officers of the Knights of Columbus
Bishop Salpointe Council #4584:

Grand Knight: Charlie Pisani

Deputy Grand Knight: Charlie Valdez

Chancellor: Robert Frankeberger

Advocate: Ruben Miranda

Recorder: Bill Polakowski, Jr.

Lecturer (Appointed): Frank Feracco

Warden: David Nine

Treasurer: Luis Capas

Outside Guard: Bill Bates

Inside Guards: Dale Bean, Charlie Pisani, Jr.

Financial Secretary (Appointed): Jeff Herber

Chaplain (Appointed): Fr. Greg

These men will give leadership to our Knights of Columbus – “the strong right arm of the Catholic Church”
for the next year, beginning in June!

Consider joining the largest and most dynamic men’s service group in the world!


Ask a Knight how you, too, can join!!!


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


Follow Pope Francis on Twitter




Kino Missions Pilgrimage



Southwestern Mission Research Center
Kino Missions Pilgrimage
October 20-22, 2015
Tour Guides:
Fr. Greg Adolf
Fr. John Arnold

Mass celebrated daily in an ancient mission church

founded by Fr. Kino

Presentations on history, culture and art


More Info



Travel With Bishop Kicanas to Turkey & Rome



12-Days: October 26 to November 6, 2015

For complete information including:
Package Pricing
Tour Itinerary
All terms and conditions

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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

beginning Sunday May 17: 

9 -10 a.m., 11 a.m. - noon

Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. - noon

For other times, please contact the office.




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