800 Taylor Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635-1050
Phone: (520) 458-2925 | Fax: (520) 452-0235 | Email Us
Saturday, July 04, 2015



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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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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 your short (or long) vacation trips can become “pilgrimages”?

The word ‘vacation’ comes from the Latin root: ‘vacare’ – from which we also get the words ‘vacant’: empty, and ‘vacate’: make room for! ‘Make room for what?’ The answer for a disciple is to ‘to make room for the Lord’! A ‘vacation’ (or a ‘staycation’ – staying at home during a break from work) can be a time to deepen our prayer life, to develop some new patterns of prayer, to ‘journal’ as an on-going conversation with God, and to be renewed in spirit. Incredibly, some (thankfully, few) families actually ‘take a vacation from church’ during the summer months, returning when CCD and classes begin again in Fall!

A missionary friend in Africa recounted how he and another European who was visiting with him, were hiking to a village some 15 miles away. There was a group of Tribesmen accompanying them, and at one point, the two Europeans became aware that they were walking and talking by themselves. They doubled back, where they found the Tribesmen a couple of miles back on the trail. ‘What is the matter,’ they asked? The Tribesmen said: ‘You foreigners walk so fast. . .trying to keep up with you, we walked away from our spirits, and now we have to wait here and let our spirits catch-up with us!’

IF you have ‘walked away from your spirit’, this is the time – the “green time” of the Church’s Year – to let you spirit catch-up with you! A busy life can be an empty life if we have ‘walked away from our spirit’.
This is a gifted time to let God fill the emptiness and breathe new life into us.

Wherever you go this summer – or stay at home – have a vacation WITH God and let this be a time when you are renewed in spirit and refreshed in heart!

Remember the wonderful resource that our Parish Library is for great spiritual reading and videos this summer!

Consider joining a Prayer Group or a Bible Study this summer – have a “blessed summer”!

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This past week, we received $95.00 in donations to our “Building Our Church” Fund, which allows us to undertake repairs/up-grades not in the regular budget. This Fund will also help to fund overseas mission projects as it grows – so please be generous and help us in “Building Our Church”!


Bible Study


Tuesday Morning at 945 am

Wednesday Evening at 7 pm

Parish Center - Room 7



Our Campus
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Why Do We Confess to a Priest?




Pope Francis on Twitter


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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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 Do You Have a Prayer Request?

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Looking To Come Back To Your Faith?




 From the Vatican


What's Happening in the Vatican?

What is Pope Francis saying?



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.




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!
Dave will work with you on pricing and the details of your ad.  You can reach Scott at
1-800-980-0906  ext 705
Give Dave a call this week!

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