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Tuesday, February 21, 2017



Monastic Experience Weekend



The Trappist Cistercian Nuns at Santa Rita Abbey in Sonoita invite single, Catholic women, ages 21-40, without children, who are considering a vocation to the consecrated life, to a Monastic Experience Weekend March 24-26, 2017. Participants will join in the Liturgy of the Hours and the Eucharist with the Sisters, learn about monastic life, prayer, and work, and have the opportunity to tell their stories and to ask all their questions. There is no cost for the weekend. For more information see HERE, check out our Facebook page @santaritaabbeynuns, email the vocation director at sracommty@gmail.com, or call her at 520-455-5595.


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

Estimados amigos de San Andrés,

Desde la fundación de nuestra Parroquia en 1958, hemos crecido y nos hemos desarrollado junto con Sierra Vista construyendo esta gran comunidad la cual llamamos casa.


A través de las décadas hemos tratado de participar activamente en todos los aspectos dentro de nuestra comunidad.  Creemos que un testigo esencial de nuestra fe es el servir al bien común y el hacer de esta ciudad un lugar de quien lo más importante es su gente, donde los más necesitados y los más olvidados son servidos y cuidados, y donde la calidad de vida es mejorada para todos nuestros ciudadanos.

Deseamos que nuestra parroquia sea un lugar donde todos puedan sentir la Presencia de Dios y se sientan bienvenidos como hijos de Él.  Rogamos que su belleza les haga una invitación silenciosa a aquellos quienes están en busca de Dios, a aquellos quienes se encuentran abrumados por los problemas de la vida, y a aquellos quienes han sido llamados a levantar sus almas en oración.

Agradecemos a Dios por darnos esta oportunidad de extender sus bendiciones y de compartir nuestra iglesia y nuestras facilidades con la comunidad de Sierra Vista.

El servicio de San Andrés está reflejado por medio de nuestros ministerios y los esfuerzos individuales de nuestros parroquianos.  Espero que podamos realzar estos logros y llevar enfoque a futuros eventos los cuales mencionamos en el artículo debajo de este mensaje.


Suyo porque de Él,


Padre Greg Adolf

Training Opportunity Here


Our Tucson Diocese will be conducting training for working with the elderly.


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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.


to download the form


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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To download the Personal Records form

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Insprired By St Francis of Assisi


Doing God's Work in Sierra Vista



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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 Madonna Hall 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. - noon

For other times, please contact the office.


Saturday, April 1st



Joan Martin Update
Dear Fr. Greg and St. Andrew parish,
I arrived safely  in the Diocese of Port de Paix on Wed. Feb. 15.   I was able to get a ride with Fr. Leonville to his parish of St Nicolas in the far yesterday (Feb. 17).   (This is the parish that St. Andrew has been helping monthly for several years.)  The roads were worse than when I left Haiti in late October.


This morning we discussed the many challenges he has had since the hurricane and floods in October.  One of the biggest prolems is paying the salaries of the teachers---since the parents do not have gardens or animals after the devastation to provide an income to pay for the tuition of their children.


With the funds from your October Hurricane collection, I was able to help Fr. Leonville complete the Feb. salaries.  With the funds from the second collection when I spoke last May, I was able to help him with the monthly food for the rectory and with repairs to his vehcle.   Fr. Leonville is very grateful to you and St. Andrew parish.  He said he will be able to sleep tonight.


Thanks again for all your support.


Did You Know...?


...that we’re off to a GREAT start on our response to the Annual Catholic Appeal to fund the 26 ministries of our Diocese?

This year, we are putting the emphasis on every Parishioner PARTICIPATION in the Annual Catholic Appeal – and due, in no small part, to the wonderful participation in the ACA Dinner with Bishop Kicanas, we are at 27% Participation, toward our goal of 474 households!

Because of the almost 30% participation, we are already at 40% of our financial goal in this year’s Appeal!

This year we are also focusing particularly on the Seminarian Support funded by the Annual Catholic Appeal. Our Bishop shared the good news/not so good news story with us, that the Diocese of Tucson has 20 men in Seminary formation at the present time – one of the highest numbers of men preparing for the Priesthood for our Diocese in many years!

That, of course, is the good news! The ‘not-so-good-news’ is that the 6-8 year formation is, of course, residential graduate school, and that is expensive. Last year, our Diocese had to seek a Grant from the Catholic Foundation to help cover the cost of educating our Seminarians!

We have a Fund set up, to help our two Seminarians, Joseph Schaaf  and Richard Rivera, with their personal expenses and some travel, but the Annual Catholic Appeal helps to fund the whole Seminarian Support Fund for all twenty of these men – being prepared to serve us!

The other 25 Diocesan Ministries, which depend on funding from the Annual Catholic Appeal,  are, of course, also important for the spiritual and physical well-being of our Diocese, and it is vital that all of them continue to fulfill their goal: the fullest expression of Catholic Faith and Life in southern Arizona!

Please, prayerfully consider your response to our Annual Catholic Appeal, and join your fellow parishioners in “Working Wonders Together” through your pledge/gift!

(ACA Envelopes are available in the pew racks – or in the Parish Office!)


Again, a BIG thank you to all who made the Annual Catholic Appeal Dinner such a fun success! Everyone agrees that it was the “best so far!”



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Saturday: 9:00 am † 5:00 pm

Good Shepherd Mission  6:30 pm

Sunday: 8:00 am † 10:00 am

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5:00 pm (Life Teen)


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Tuesday Morning at 945 am

Wednesday Evening at 7 pm

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