800 Taylor Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635-1050
Phone: (520) 458-2925 | Fax: (520) 452-0235 | Email Us
Friday, July 29, 2016



Our Campus
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

Weekly Publications


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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.


to download the form


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.



Are Your Affairs In Order?



To download the Personal Records form

To visit the Five Wishes website



Deuteronomy 16:17



Insprired By St Francis of Assisi


Doing God's Work in Sierra Vista



Looking To Come Back To Your Faith?




 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 Madonna Hall 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. - noon

For other times, please contact the office.


Did You Know...?



...that we are preparing for our new Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) and Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) classes?

If YOU know anyone who has expressed an interest in becoming a Catholic, or an adult Baptized Catholic who would like to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist, or an adult Catholic who has been away from the practice of their faith and would like to return through a process of learning and deeper understanding, would you please  invite them to get in touch with Deacon John Klein at our Parish Office (458-2925)?

Deacon John will be meeting with those who are interested in the RCIA during the month of August, to ascertain their needs and to answer questions about our program.

The classes themselves will begin in September!

We are also looking for sponsors for those who are interested in becoming Catholics. “Walking with” a person seeking a deeper spiritual life and full participation in the life of the Church, can be a life-enriching experience for a sponsor, as well as the Candidate!

Many of those who have had the experience of being a sponsor have spoken of the enrichment of their own spiritual life and becoming much more aware and active as Catholics!

Every sociological study shows that most people who become Catholics in their adult years do so because someone they know and trust has invited them! You can be part of God’s process of calling men and women to new life in Him, simply by extending an invitation!

It is important to emphasize that inviting someone to join the RCIA does not “lock them” into a decision. The RCIA is a process of discernment, prayer and thoughtful examination of the truths of the Faith in a setting of mutual respect and open conversation.

There are several distinct ‘stages’ to the process, and it is clearly understood that anyone can (and should) prayerfully decide if they want to continue in the process or step out. There is no coercion or ‘pressure’ of any kind in this “journey of growing faith”!

Denise Buensalido will again be directing the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children for those children (7-14 years old), who have not been Baptized, or, who have been baptized in another Christian church. The parents, of course, must register the children, again, by calling the Parish Office (458-2925) or coming by to pick up the registration form.


You can also register for the RCIA or the RCIC on-line at our parish website!



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This past week, we received $246.00 in new donations to our “Building Our Church” Fund – which provides for the up-grades and improvements to our two-campus Parish, as well as funding special projects overseas! Thank you for your continuing generosity!

(The hardware for our new doors in Madonna Hall arrived damaged and had to be replaced, but we expect to see this wonderful new addition to our beautiful Hall in the next two weeks!)



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)


for the Monthly Mass Schedule


For Couples in August


The Couple Prayer Retreat originated from the desire of couples who wanted more than just good communication between each other, but to find a deeper way to pray to God as a couple.  A Couple Prayer Retreat is coming Aug 12-14, 2016 to Holy Trinity Monastery.  Couple Prayer Retreat is based on Matt 6:6 and Matt 18:19-20. It is supported by Church doctrine, encyclicals and recognized in the Tucson Diocese. Call 520-722-2931 Kevin or Kathie for registration and more info or email stogskk@mindspring.com   Retreat is only in English, at this time.

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El Retiro de oración pareja originó el deseo de las parejas que querían más de buena comunicación entre ellos y a encontrar una manera de orar a Dios como pareja. El Retiro de oración viene el 12-14 de agusto de 2016 en el monasterio de la Santísima Trinidad. El Retiro se basa en Matt 6:6 y Matt 18:19 -20.  Es apoyada por la doctrina de la iglesia, encíclicas y reconocido en la diócesis de Tucson.  Llamen a Annie Mammen en 520-869-9910 para más información y registro o por correo electrónico en awmammen@gmail.com.  El Retiro está sólo en inglés en este momento.

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For more information


Bible Study


Tuesday Morning at 945 am

Wednesday Evening at 7 pm

Madonna Hall - Room 7



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