800 Taylor Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635-1050
Phone: (520) 458-2925 | Fax: (520) 452-0235 | Email Us
Tuesday, May 05, 2015



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


How God Speaks To Us


Meet Paul Smith


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 our Parish Nurse, Connie Sayers, has information to help you make pre-need arrangements for your funeral?

The Knights of Columbus (thanks, Tom Whipp) became aware that many of their members had not made pre-arrangements for their own funeral, leaving grieving family members with an additional burden of deciding about funeral arrangements. Family members were not always aware of the benefits to which a deceased Knight is entitled. (For a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, for example, there are honors which are rendered and a chalice is donated to the missions in honor of the deceased Sir Knight!)

The Knights have “teamed” with Connie Sayers to help all of our parishioners use the very simple and effective tools to make your funeral services a final statement of your Faith and your values!

Called the “Five Wishes” – this simple tool allows you to make decisions and choices about your own funeral services, and to give your assistance to your family members, following your death.

It is very important that every adult has a Will, and that Medical Power of Attorney has been assigned, in the event that you are incapacitated. It is important that someone in your family has a listing of where important documents and policies are kept.

Our Parish Nurse, Connie Sayers, can direct you to various service providers in our community – including Hospice – and answer questions that you might have about the many options that are available.

If you are a Veteran, the local Southern Arizona Veterans’ Cemetery has important information and trained staff to assist you in making pre-need arrangements and getting you “into the system” before need, again, so that your family is spared some of that paperwork at a time of stress and grief.

If you are living alone, it is very important that you have a trusted family member or friend with whom you have shared your written instructions!

If you are thinking about ennichment in our own Memory Prayer Garden, Kate Callender, in our Parish Office, can answer your questions and assist you with pre-need arrangements.

It has happened that long-time Catholic parishioners have not had Catholic “services” because their survivors were not Catholic or did not value the Catholic teaching on the beauty and the necessity of the rites of the Church for her deceased members, especially the Funeral Mass and Committal.

Making these pre-arrangements and discussing with family members your wishes will certainly not “hasten” your death – nor will it be delayed! It is an extremely thoughtful action, on your part, to lessen some of the very real burden on your family at the time of your passing.

The “Burial of the Dead” is one of the seven Corporal Acts of Mercy incumbent on all Catholics – and we need to assist those performing that Act of Mercy, including those who are exercising that Act of Mercy for us!


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This past week, we received $130.00 in our “Building Our Church” fund! Thank you for your generosity!


Bible Study


Tuesday Morning at 945 am

Wednesday Evening at 7 pm

Parish Center - Room 7



64th Annual National Day of Prayer

Click On The Green Area For More Information

Churches and individuals needing more information about The National Day of Prayer please contact William Simotti, National Day of Prayer Cochise County Coordinator



or call 520-505-1984

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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Catholic Questions -- Catholic Answers


 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.




If you are a local business owner and parishioner, our website administrator is offering special pricing for your advertisements on this site.  We intend the website to be a significant means of communication with our parish community.  News of your business posted on the site is an excellent way to reach a wider audience.



Welcome your customers, old and new, to your business!
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1-800-980-0906  ext 705
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