Merry Christmas!

 The Parish office will be closed on Friday, December 22nd and will be open on Tuesday, December 26th.

The following weekend, our office wiil be closed on Friday, December 29th and we'll be back on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Christmas Greetings from Bethlehem U.

 

 

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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
Pastor

Bienvenido

Queridos amigos de San Andrés,

Desde la Fundación de nuestra parroquia en 1958, hemos crecido y desarrollado con Sierra Vista - como socios en la construcción de esta gran comunidad que llamamos hogar.

Durante las décadas, intentamos ser participantes activos en todos los aspectos de la vida comunitaria. Creemos que servir al bien común y haciendo de esta ciudad un lugar donde la gente viene primera, donde el menos y la mayoría pasa por alto fácilmente son servidos y atendidos, y donde la calidad de vida es mayor para todos nuestros conciudadanos, es un testimonio esencial de nuestra fe.

Esperamos que nuestra parroquia es un lugar donde toda experiencia de la presencia de Dios y la acogida del pueblo de Dios. Oramos para que su belleza hablará una invitación sin palabras a aquellos que buscan, los que están cansado por las cargas de la vida y quienes son atraídos a elevar sus corazones en oración.

Damos gracias a Dios por darnos esta oportunidad para extender sus bendiciones y a compartir nuestras instalaciones iglesia y escuela con la comunidad de Sierra Vista.

El pulso de San Andrés se refleja a través de nuestros ministerios y esfuerzos individuales parishoner.  Espero destacar estos logros y enfoque a próximos eventos en el artículo siguiente este mensaje.

Tuyo porque su,

El padre Greg Adolf
Pastor

Did You Know...?

that this Sunday we will host the 10th Annual presentation of the Advent/Christmas portions of George Frederick Handel’s masterwork, Messiah? 

This year, marking the 10th Anniversary of this special holiday concert, the guest Organist, Lars Andersen of Tucson, and Harpsichordist, Dorothy Scheafer, will be joined by a string sextet, accompanying the 40+ voices and seven soloists, representing many of the churches  in our community. And, eleven of our Youth will be part of the Chorus this year!

The community chorus is under the direction of Maestro Roger Bayes, well-known to music lovers in our community, and beyond, for his superb interpretation and direction, as well as possessing a beautiful and powerful voice!

The Messiah has been called the ‘perfect marriage of religious language and music’ and Handel himself claimed to be divinely inspired when he wrote the music. He said the music for the famous “Alleluia Chorus” – (always the grand finale of this concert) came to him in a waking vision, in which he saw the Lord enthroned in heaven!

We are so pleased, and blessed!, to host this annual musical treat in our own sanctuary, and invite you to join your fellow parishioners and Christians from many neighboring churches, to enjoy this very special hour of powerful praise music, which continues to endure and grow in popularity!

The concert begins at 7:00 PM and admission is free. There will be a free-will offering at the end of the evening for the needy in our community – through the St. Vincent de Paul Conferences here at St. Andrew’s and at Our Lady of the Mountains!

Please join us Sunday evening at 7:00 for this truly beautiful spiritual preparation for the celebration of Christmas – and celebrating the “Reason for the Season” in music!

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This past week, we received $60.00 in donations to the “Building Our Church” Fund, which has now been designated to support our 60th Anniversary project of acquiring a Convent for St. Andrew’s Sisters! Thank you for your generosity in this – as in every good work the Lord gives us to accomplish for His glory and the extension of His Kingdom!

“Those who receive the Word of God in the Eucharist with heartfelt gratitude, will gradually acquire a ‘grateful memory’. . .they will treasure the memory of all that God has done for us.”

 -Fr. Bernard Haring, c.s.s.r. (1912-1998)

Something New...

 

Is there a parish event or announcement you would like to see in the bulletin?

You can submit it by clicking this link:

bulletin@standrewsv.org

“THANK YOU!” from Father Matthias Crehan, o.f.m., the pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Tombstone!  “On behalf of our entire Parish Family, I wish to thank you for your most generous contribution to our Music Ministry. The electronic keyboard that you donated was a much needed and welcomed addition. Having Kate Callender here to play it on Sunday mornings is also a much-welcomed addition. We have a young woman, Sarah Branson, who generously offered to play at our Saturday evening Mass. It is wonderful to have music back in our church again! Our Parishioners at Sacred Heart are very grateful for this blessing. Once again, our heartfelt thanks!”

(Sacred Heart Parish is, of course, the “mother church of Cochise County” – it’s nice to be able to gift ‘our mother’ in this way! Thanks, Kate, for your personal generosity in sharing your time and musical talents!)

Mass Times
 

Sunday: 8:00 am † 10:00 am
Noon ( Español / Spanish)
5:00 pm (Life Teen)


Monday - Friday: 9:00 am † 12:05 pm


Saturday: 9:00 am † 5:00 pm (Vigil)

Good Shepherd Mission  6:30 pm

Confessions are 30 minutes before every Mass

Download the Monthly Mass Schedule

 

 
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