800 Taylor Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635-1050
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015



Of Interest


Father Greg will be on vacation this week – at a family reunion in Colorado – and will return next Saturday. Deacon Candidate Robert Neske will lead the Bible Studies on Tuesday and Wednesday this week – new Study: Encountering the Lord, please join us!

Richard Rivera, our Youth Minister, will also be in Colorado this week, for a reunion of the group that went from Colorado last year to assist the Orphanage in Trujillo, Peru! The Core Team will be directing the Life Teen and Edge activities this week during Richard’s absence.

Please pray for travel mercies for Fr. Greg and Richard – and for all who will be traveling!


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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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. 

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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.



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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)


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Chaplain Lloyd's News Letter



Did You Know...?


...that Bishop Kicanas  has confirmed the Ordination of Rob Neske to the Transitional Diaconate on August 15th?

The process by which, former Episcopal priest and retired Army Chaplain Rob Neske, will be ordained, first to the Diaconate and then the Catholic Priesthood, is moving along quickly!

On August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, the Bishop will ordain Rob as a Roman Catholic Deacon. This will take place at the Tucson Deacons’ Annual Convocation at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Tucson, during the Convocation Mass at 11:00 AM.

It was Deacon Joe Kushner’s suggestion to the Bishop that Rob’s ordination to the Diaconate might take place at this event, to celebrate the ministry of our Deacons!

Every priest (as well as every Bishop, including the Pope) has been ordained to the Diaconate and spent some period of time as a Deacon – the Ministry of Service – before ordination to the Priesthood (and the Episcopate).

During this period – usually 6 months – the newly ordained Deacon Rob will continue his preparation for Ordination to the Priesthood, by assisting our priests and our other Deacons in a variety of ministry experiences.  For example, Rob has received his clearance for ministry in the Cochise County Jail, and will be assisting with Nursing Home Masses and Hospital visitation. He will also serve at the altar, and after his Ordination to the Diaconate, his “reflections” will be termed “homilies” – continuing to develop his Ministry of Proclamation!

As you know and have experienced with the wives of our Permanent Deacons – Martha Gaun, Linda Klein, Pat Kushner, and Lupita Teran – they have no “assigned” role, but support their husbands’ ministries, and, minister together to other married couples.

(A man cannot be ordained to the Diaconate without the express agreement and support of his wife.)
The same will be true for Katiri Neske. She will have no “assigned” role, but will assist Rob, and continue with her own ministries – Katiri  heads up our Parish Library volunteers, as well as serving as a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society! As the wife of a priest, that same dynamic will continue.

Rob’s  Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate, which will be part of the Deacons’ Convocation, will take place at Most Holy Trinity, and the Ordination to the Priesthood, next Spring, will take place, with Bishop Kicanas’ approval, here at St. Andrew’s!

Please continue to pray for Rob and Katiri Neske on their wonderful faith journey with us!


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This past week, we received $106.00 in donations to the “Build Our Church” Fund, which allows us to take on projects here on our two-campus Parish, as well as overseas mission projects adopted by the Parish! Thank you for “building our Church”!!!




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Kino Missions Pilgrimage



Southwestern Mission Research Center
Kino Missions Pilgrimage
October 20-22, 2015
Tour Guides:
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founded by Fr. Kino

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 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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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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