800 Taylor Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635-1050
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
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
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.
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Greetings from Mount Angel!
I hope that everybody's Lent is off to a good start! This is definitely the busiest time of the year, and I pray that it goes well and we all cherish the chance to partake in Christ's suffering. Please continue to pray for all of us here; we all seem to be counting down the days until Break! Speaking of which, I will be home from April 4-17, during our Spring Break.
We recently had a benefit dance in Eugene and it was wonderful. It is a joy to see and speak with our benefactors and pray with them in appreciation for their support. I praying for everyone back home! God bless!
...that our ‘St. Andrew’s Chapel – Nepal Project’ is now getting underway? Our Fr. Silas Bogati, the Vicar-General of the Vicariate Apostolic of Nepal, informed us last week that plans are being drawn up for the ‘St. Andrew’s Chapel’ in Tulachan, in eastern Nepal!
While we have provided the necessary building funds for this Chapel, which will serve the Sisters’ School and village of Tulachan, there has been considerable delay on the part of the Nepalese Government to grant the necessary building permits. Anti-Christian bias on the part of the Hindu-led Government results in endless delays and ‘stalling’ of any building project which will benefit the tiny-minority Christian community. We have been praying for those ‘road-blocks’ to be removed and for this very necessary Chapel to be built. It appears that our prayers are being answered! The Sisters of the Cross (Crossian Sisters) have a school in Tulachan, which needs to be replaced with permanent structures. They, too, have the necessary funds collected, but have been refused building permits.
Our prayer, especially in this Holy Season, needs to be intense and intentional – that the Nepalese Government will issue the necessary building permits for the School and for our Chapel in Tulachan! Fr. Silas has promised to send photos as soon as we can begin!
(This Chapel is the gift of the St. Andrew’s/Good Shepherd Parish in honor of Sr. Doris Jurgenson’s 60th Anniversary of her Religious Profession, and Fr. Greg’s 25th Anniversary of Ordination!)
DID YOU KNOW that we are ‘behind’ in our response to the Annual Catholic Appeal, compared to last year’s response? We would really like to be able to conclude the ACA by Easter! IF you have not made your pledge/gift to this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal, please consider doing so as soon as you can! Remember, that one of the 26 Ministries supported by the Annual Catholic Appeal is Seminarian Education, and with two Seminarians from our Parish now in formation, we need to “step up” in our support for our future Priests!!!
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