800 Taylor Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635-1050
Phone: (520) 458-2925 | Fax: (520) 452-0235 | Email Us
Wednesday, August 05, 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


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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



Did You Know...?


...that this week we will welcome “back home” Sister Joellen Kohlmann and Sister Doris Jurgenson?
The Sisters will be returning to Sierra Vista – and to their new Convent on Joshua Tree – this week!
Over the years, our Parish has been so lovingly and beautifully served by Religious Sisters – different Communities, but always living the love of Christ with joy and generosity!

We are so blessed to have the Franciscan Sisters of Manitowoc, Wisconsin here with us now!
Sister Joellen, has been our Director of Religious Education this past  year – bringing a wonderfully rich experience as Religious Education Instructor, High School teacher, School Principal, and Missionary – and we are so blessed that her Community arranged for Sister Doris to join her, as Sister Joellen’s  companion, after Sister Carol Seidl  accepted a new assignment and left for Casa Grande, AZ.


Sister Doris Jurgenson, is a native of West Point, Nebraska. Sister Doris is excited to be returning to Arizona which she loves. Sister worked as an educator earlier in her life with the O’odham tribe at Topawa, AZ, for four years and with the Pima tribe at Babchule, AZ for two years. Sister Doris also served the Franciscan Sisters as the Western Region Coordinator and on their general administration team for twelve years. Since 1996 she has worked in the field of health care as a secretary and receptionist for the Home Health Care and Hospice programs at Franciscan Care Services in West Point, NE. Her last two years have been as a volunteer in the retirement home and hospital in West Point. Sister Doris will be  a “Sister Presence” and companion to Sister Joellen!


Mark your calendars for a “Welcome Reception” to be held on Sunday, 16 August, between the morning Masses – we will ‘welcome back’ Sister Joellen and celebrate her 28th Anniversary of Religious Profession (15 August 1987); we will ‘welcome home’ Sister Doris (whose birthday is 18 August!); and, we will ‘welcome to service’ the newly- ordained Deacon Rob Neske! Mark your calendar and join us to celebrate with them!



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This past week, we received $3313.00 in donations to the “Building Our Church” Fund! What a difference this Fund has made in allowing for much-needed improvements and repairs. Tom Felix’s crew, (along with our Maintenance Staff of Michael Morales, Ben Horner, and Michael Prostka), will be taking out the old mulberry trees from in front of the Parish Center and re-laying the brick pavers, to eliminate the ‘trip hazards’. They will also be doing the same in front of Kino Hall – much needed improvements! And, again, thank you for your generous support, which is making this possible!


Bishop Kicanas to Nepal

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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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