800 Taylor Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635-1050
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Sunday, February 26, 2017
Getting ready for Lent with Fr Mike Schmitz
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 email@example.com, or call her at 520-455-5595.
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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...that Lent begins this Wednesday? This beautiful season, leading up to the celebration of Holy Week and Easter, is an invitation to grow in personal holiness!
What is ‘holiness’? For a Christian believer, ‘holiness’ and ‘awareness’ might be the same thing! As we grow in our ‘awareness’ of God’s Presence in our lives, and God’s merciful love surrounding us, we become ‘more holy’! As we grow in our ‘awareness’ of ourselves, as personally called by God and guided by His Spirit, we become ‘more holy’! And, as we grow in our ‘awareness’ of others, that each person we meet is beloved by God and precious to Him, we become ‘more holy’!
The traditional ‘disciplines of Lent’: PRAYER, FASTING, and ALMSGIVING, help us to grow in our ‘awareness’, our ‘holiness’.
Prayer – intentional, personal, occurring throughout the day – helps us to grow in our ‘awareness’ that God is always present to us. (It is we whose ‘attention’ must be gained, not God!)
Fasting – a growing awareness of our ‘appetites’ and ‘cravings’, but above all, our true “heart hungers” – will open our awareness of ourselves, as we truly are, and beloved by God.
Almsgiving (charitable giving), helps to grow in our awareness of other people, particularly those in need, and our ‘solidarity’ with them, to paraphrase St. John Paul II!
Beyond the rules/guidelines for the Fast/Abstinence Days (Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and the Fridays of Lent), and the too-often superficial “giving things up for Lent”, each of us, as a disciple, needs to approach the Season of Lent, as a very “graced time” for personal renewal in growing awareness – which is ‘holiness’.
Please consider taking part in one of the two weekly Bible Studies during Lent. The theme of our Bible Studies is “Encounters with JESUS” – following the teaching of Pope Francis, that discipleship/Christian life flows from our on-going ‘encounters’ with the Lord!
Beyond the ‘essential encounter’ with the Lord – the Eucharist, the Studies focus on how people in the Gospels were ‘encountered’ by the Lord, so that we might be more aware of and responsive to the ‘encounters’ with the Lord that occur much more frequently than we perhaps realize!
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This past week, many more of our wonderful Parishioners made a pledge/gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal, bringing us to __% of our Participation Goal! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
(We do ask, that if you are making a one-time, cash gift, that you please write your name on the envelope – we cannot ‘count’ Anonymous gifts for our Participation Goal!)
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