800 Taylor Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635-1050
Phone: (520) 458-2925 | Fax: (520) 452-0235 | Email Us
Wednesday, January 28, 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


2015 Annual Catholic Appeal


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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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Did You Know...?

...that our Annual Catholic Appeal Dinner is coming up next Saturday?

Please plan to join our Bishop Kicanas and your fellow parishioners for a wonderful social evening and delicious dinner provided by our Knights of Columbus, Council #4584 to “kick-off” the Annual Catholic Appeal for the ministries of our Diocese!

It was Fr. Bill Parenteau, who, in 1990, came up with the wonderful idea of a pre-Lenten dinner party for the Parish which would kick-off the Annual Catholic Appeal – in those days known as the “Bishop’s Appeal”!

Over these 25 years, our Knights of Columbus have provided this Dinner at no cost to the Parishioners – what a gift!

As busy as our Bishop is, he makes a tremendous effort to be with us for this Dinner, and, of course, for the Mass which precedes it at 5:00 PM!

Because of the joyful atmosphere and the presence of the Bishop, it is a wonderful social event – to which every parishioner is cordially invited! The presentation about the Annual Appeal, (which supports 26 Diocesan ministries), is kept very brief and most of the evening is for socializing, connecting, and celebrating – and for those so inclined, dancing to live music, provided by parishioner Joe Anton’s “Desert Swing Band”!

At the Dinner, those who are attending are invited to turn in their pledge cards for their contribution to the Annual Catholic Appeal, and that usually amounts to 30%+ of the total goal, giving a wonderful “jump-start” to our Parish’s generous response!

This year we will have a number of guests from the Knights of Columbus around the state of Arizona, as well as Diocesan officials, because our Annual Catholic Appeal Dinner is really a model for this kind of collaboration!

PLEASE PLAN ON ATTENDING! Please plan on participating in this wonderful “St. Andrew’s tradition”!!


A SPECIAL THANK YOU to Ann and Gene Mundt who have restored the sword that was taken from the St. Michael Chapel and slightly damaged before its return. It is wonderful to have this treasure back in place – and restored and very secure!!


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This past week, we received $273.00 in donations to our Building Fund! This Fund allows us to meet unbudgeted repairs and upgrades to our Parish campuses!

Thank you for your generosity!


Our Campus
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


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We have been called throughout the ages to be a people of FAITH, a people of HOPE, and a people of CHARITY. These are more than just words. These theological virtues are the core of who we are as God's children, made in His image and likeness. You are invited to reflect on these virtues and how they are active in your life.  We will be creating several ways to share your witness in written form, picture, and our favorite - video! Please visit our conference website www.coworkers.diocsetucson.org for details on how to share your story! We may even use your story during the conference!





Experience a conference for all Catholics of Southern Arizona and beyond - March 5-7, 2015. Enjoy inspiring keynotes from Fr. Robert Barron, Bishop Kicanas, and Dr. Carolyn Woo. Learn from engaging workshops presented by Jerry Galipeau (World Library Publications), Victor Valenzuela (Sadlier), Luis Ramirez (Loyola Press) and Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran - authors of REBUILT. Connect with friends and create new memories with your family!  

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12-Days: October 26 to November 6, 2015

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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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