800 Taylor Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635-1050
Phone: (520) 458-2925 | Fax: (520) 452-0235 | Email Us
Wednesday, March 04, 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
Pastor

 

Fish With the Knights!

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Located at the Columbian Association Hall

156 Kayetan Drive

 

2015 Annual Catholic Appeal

 

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Greetings from Nepal!

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March Newsletter

 

 

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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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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

 

 

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
520-515-5499


 

Did You Know...?

 

...that you can participate in any of the on-going Bible Studies that we have in our Parish?


There is no required ‘sign-up’ or required weekly attendance – although there is far more continuity if you join us each week in study a book of Sacred Scripture! We are presently studying the Letters of Paul to the Thessalonians  (the earliest written portion of the New Testament) on Tuesday mornings – following Mass – from 9:45 until 11:00, AND, again, on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 until 8:30.

 

The portion of Scripture being studied in printed out for your convenience, so no previous knowledge of the Scriptures (“where do I find what is being read?”) and no tests are given! The ‘goal’ of the Studies is not to give a lot of academic information or history, but to deepen our prayer life and our appreciation of God’s Word speaking to our contemporary life/faith experience!


We gather in the large room in the Parish Center and sit at tables, and while the format is lecture-style, it is an ‘open forum’ for all questions and comments, so that we are all learners together. The Study opens with a brief prayer to the Holy Spirit (the “Author” of Sacred Scripture) and then the study of the portion of Scripture being examined, with a coffee break and time for fellowship (“meeting and greeting”) and concludes with a short time for prayer requests and the Lord’s Prayer.


Why not consider giving yourself a great Lenten experience of studying the Scripture together with your fellow parishioners in a pleasant, low-keyed setting? You may surprise yourself with how much you know and how much you can grow!


AND - don’t forget that we are all invited to participate in the Diocesan Conference “Co-Workers in the Vineyard” – this coming weekend at the Tucson Convention Center!  (SEE BELOW)


Beginning on Thursday evening, and continuing through Friday and Saturday (March 5-7) our whole Diocesan Family is invited to gather and to be given a “faith-lift”!

 

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Good news concerning the Annual Catholic Appeal here at St. Andrew’s/Good Shepherd: our household participation in the Appeal is now 9%!

Remember, our Diocese belongs to 100% of us!

 

 

Movie Review

Mediocre movie is merely 50 shades of abuse, degradation porn

By David Fitzsimmons

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is a mediocre film based on a book about a consensual abusive relationship that has more tortured passages than the Marquis de Sade’s castle. We all voted. It’s derivative tripe.

 

And none of us were surprised when derivative Hollywood could not resist such exceptionally beloved derivative tripe. With the box office success of “Fifty Shades,” in spite of a 25 percent Rotten Tomatoes score, Hollywood must already be working on “Cuffing Miss Daisy” and “When Harry Muzzled Sally.”

 

Let’s talk about the story’s characters, Miss Anastasia Steele and Mr. Christian Grey.

 

Grey is our “I don’t do romance” billionaire. He sadistically intimidates, isolates, subjugates, sedates, dominates, berates and humiliates his social and economic inferior, Miss Steele, a naive college senior, a timid virgin, devoid of self-worth. She has all the qualities that would move a predator to squeal, “Jackpot!”

 

All cinema is political and this one is a doozy. Some argue Ana is an empowered feminist hero in spite of the fact “Fifty Shades” featured more commands to “roll over and beg” than the Westminster Dog Show. Am I the only one creeped out by an indifferent one-percenter abusing a compliant working-class woman for amusement? After he beats our working class heroine, at her request, she realizes they’re incompatible and the tale ends. Wow.

 

As we chortle at this soft-core piffle, let me remind you of what floats downstream. One out of every four women is beaten by her male partner in her lifetime. More than 1,000 women are killed by their male partners every year.

 

Lighten up, you say, it’s just a forgettable movie about consensual play. You’re right. It’s just a drop of water in a tsunami of anti-woman bilge, one more frothy romp about one gender dominating another, one of a million canaries gasping all around us in the noxious cultural coal mine of our wretched contemporary sexuality.

 

Watching this confection of sex play and tedious blather in theaters across America, audiences tell each other it’s chic, so-bad-it’s-hilarious entertainment. In my view it’s another trivial sugar-coated stepchild of a not-so hilarious form of entertainment.

 

Omnipresent on our computers, iPads and smart phones, degradation porn is the norm today. Not just porn. Degradation porn. According to a 2013 study, “Aggression and Sexual Behavior in Best-Selling Pornography Videos: A Content Analysis,” 88 percent of porn scenes featured degrading physical abuse, while nearly half depicted verbal humiliation.

 

In today’s global cyber world women are pliant piñatas “yearning” to be abused, used and discarded.

 

The average male viewer starts drooling over online porn during impressionable adolescence, some say as early as age 11. Of course, you’ve never looked at it. It’s all those other American men who spend between $10 and $13 billion annually on these brutal male-centric versions of intimacy.

 

It’s everywhere thanks to some of our finest corporations like Marriott International, like Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner and DirectTV. Once found only in the gray shadows, porn’s nihilist value system has metastasized, saturating our culture at large and our children with its barbaric mythology about what women really want, a lie that poisons the heart of healthy intimacy, rendering dopey men brainwashed, perplexed, angry and estranged from their authentic female partners.

 

More than 500,000 divorces a year cite their male partner’s porn habit as the wedge that split the bed.

 

The feds estimate that 50,000 women and children are trafficked each year into the United States to meet our insatiable demands. Unlike granddad’s Playboy magazine, the overwhelming bulk of contemporary porn offers choreographed rape fantasies. This is for consumers who enjoy their liberty in a nation where a woman is raped every 6 minutes and date rape is a plague on our campuses. Behind our white picket fences, something is terribly awry.

 

The rich Mr. Grey is the kind of dead soul who could have made his first billion producing porn, exploiting women at society’s bottom rung. With a fatherless kid to clothe and bills to pay, there’s always a temp slave willing to “star” in a video as an object of humiliation designed to amuse millions of strangers. Rationalizing their collaboration with porn pimps as empowering and glamorous, our daughters are oblivious to the fact Linda Lovelace, beaten and coerced, became an outspoken anti-porn crusader and Marilyn Chambers, the Queen of the Industry, was found dead in her trailer.

 

I see no shades of gray with this issue. Some things are just plain black and white. Porn is in the black. And every woman’s flag of surrender and submission is as white as your popcorn. Enjoy the movie.

 

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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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 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

Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. - 12 noon

For other times, please contact the office.

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