800 Taylor Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635-1050
Phone: (520) 458-2925 | Fax: (520) 452-0235 | Email Us
Saturday, April 18, 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


Strong Catholic Family


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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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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
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Cochise College
901 N. Colombo
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635


Did You Know...?


...that this coming Saturday is the 37th Annual “Blessing of the Vines” at the Sonoita Vineyards?

Dr. Gordon Dutt, a retired Uof A soil scientist, established this first commercial vineyard in southern Arizona in 1975, and beginning in 1978 invited local clergy to celebrate a blessing of the vineyard each Spring. Dr. Dutt, and now his granddaughter, who manages the vineyard, has provided the altar wine used here at St. Andrew’s/Good Shepherd for many years.

The Blessing, a short prayer/praise service takes place at noon, and the day includes tastings, pairings, tours of the winery and vineyard and a procession through the vineyards! There are local food vendors providing good things to eat, and many people pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds!

To reach the Sonoita Vineyards, go west on Hwy 82 (the road to Nogales) to Upper Elgin Road, turn left, on Upper Elgin Road go 5 miles south – as you enter Elgin, you go over a one-lane bridge, make a quick left onto Elgin-Canelo Road. Travel 3 miles south on Elgin-Canelo Road, take a right onto the road that leads up to the large building – the Winery on the hill! For more information, you can


This  is a lovely Catholic tradition – to bless the vines from which the wine of the Eucharist will be made – and many other Christian churches are now participating! Come enjoy the day and the Blessing! 

“Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine/ There’s always laughter and good red wine/ At least I’ve always found it so/ Benedicamus Domino!”                                                       

― Hilaire Belloc


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We have received $40.00 in donations to our Building Fund, which we use to make unbudgeted repairs/improvements on our two-campus Parish! Thank you for your generosity!


Fr Silas' New Ride!


Dear Fr. Greg and  Knights,
Thank you for helping me because of you I have now a new bike. I have bought a Royal Enfield 350 which I believe will be a good bike for me to move place to place visiting our Missions.
Thank you for the sacrifice you all made and helped me with the funds. It cost me 4400 USD bit more than what I had thought. I was looking for a trail or dirt bike did not found a good one and this was my dream bike. Thank you all for your help.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Silas Bogati
Kathmandu, Nepal


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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

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(520) 456-7351.

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Library Hours:

Sunday: 9 a.m. - noon (no librarian 4/12 or 4/19)

Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. - 12 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
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