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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

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 nuestra 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 para quienes 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 en 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 en Cristo,

 

Padre Greg Adolf

Pastor

 

 

 

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  • Statue of Mary
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Did You Know...?

 

...that the 2019 “Land of Cochise” Calendar – supporting Good Neighbor Alliance, our local Shelter for homeless families and individuals – is now available in our Parish Office?

 

For a number of years, St. Andrew’s has helped to sponsor this wonderful calendar, and for the past three years, our Kathy Calabrese has edited this year’s calendar!

 

The “Land of  Cochise” Calendar features photos of scenery and sights around Cochise County, and a great calendar of events taking place throughout the year in our County!

 

The photos are all contributed by local photographers, featuring locations which can be driven to, and giving a ‘photographic introduction’ to the wonders around us! Also included are ‘factoids’ – interesting facts about the County and its history.  Did you know that Cochise County’s portion of the US-Mexico Border is 83 ½ miles? Or that Bisbee is the southernmost mile-high city in the US?

 

It is a great Christmas gift – showing folks ‘where we live and why we live here’!

 

Because various organizations sponsor a page of the calendar – (St. Andrew’s sponsors December) – the cost of production is covered and every dollar of sales goes to support Good Neighbor Alliance – and provides the necessary shelter for families and individuals dealing with homelessness.

 

Good Neighbor Alliance not only provides shelter, but also reaches out to the homeless – especially Veterans – and connects them with programs to help them get reestablished and permanently housed.

 

There is no program or ministry in Sierra Vista that does what Good Neighbor Alliance does for this part of our population. This ministry is essential to our community and to our churches, as we respond to His mandate: “I was a stranger and you welcomed Me.” (Matthew 25:35)  The Shelter itself is called: “Samaritan Station.”

 

Good Neighbor Alliance receives no government support and depends upon the faithful generosity of its “neighbors.” Our Knights of Columbus, Bishop Salpointe Council #4584 has been a very strong supporters of this ministry – co-sponsoring an Annual Fund-Raising Dinner. Our Parish has donated the Thanksgiving Day Offering to Good Neighbor Alliance for a number of years.  It is important – essential – that Good Neighbor Alliance stays open, and YOU can help!

 

Purchase a 2019 “Land of Cochise” Calendar – or enough calendars to send to all your out-of-state relatives for Christmas! – and make your contribution to this vital ministry.

 

The suggested donation for each calendar is $12 – one dollar a month – to provide “shelter in the storms of life” for those in greatest need!

 

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This past week, we received $285 in donations to the “Building Our Church” Fund!

 

The remodeling work on our new Convent is going ahead – all thanks to your donations to the “Building Our Church” Fund!

 

 

 

“For everyone must keep in mind that in all that concerns the spiritual life, his progress will be in proportion to his surrender of self-love and of his own will and interests.”

St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556)

 

  

  

 

 

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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)

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A Statement by Cardinal DiNardo, President of USCCB
 
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Two weeks ago, I shared with you my sadness, anger, and shame over the recent revelations concerning Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. Those sentiments continue and are deepened in light of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report. We are faced with a spiritual crisis that requires not only spiritual conversion, but practical changes to avoid repeating the sins and failures of the past that are so evident in the recent report. Earlier this week, the USCCB Executive Committee met again and established an outline of these necessary changes.
The Executive Committee has established three goals: (1) an investigation into the questions surrounding Archbishop McCarrick; (2) an opening of new and confidential channels for reporting complaints against bishops; and (3) advocacy for more effective resolution of future complaints. These goals will be pursued according to three criteria: proper independence, sufficient authority, and substantial leadership by laity. 
We have already begun to develop a concrete plan for accomplishing these goals, relying upon consultation with experts, laity and clergy, as well as the Vatican. We will present this plan to the full body of bishops in our November meeting. In addition, I will travel to Rome to present these goals and criteria to the Holy See, and to urge further concrete steps based on them.
The overarching goal in all of this is stronger protections against predators in the Church and anyone who would conceal them, protections that will hold bishops to the highest standards of transparency and accountability. 
Allow me briefly to elaborate on the goals and criteria that we have identified.
The first goal is a full investigation of questions surrounding Archbishop McCarrick. These answers are necessary to prevent a recurrence, and so help to protect minors, seminarians, and others who are vulnerable in the future. We will therefore invite the Vatican to conduct an Apostolic Visitation to address these questions, in concert with a group of predominantly lay people identified for their expertise by members of the National Review Board and empowered to act.
The second goal is to make reporting of abuse and misconduct by bishops easier. Our 2002 "Statement of Episcopal Commitment" does not make clear what avenue victims themselves should follow in reporting abuse or other sexual misconduct by bishops. We need to update this document. We also need to develop and widely promote reliable third-party reporting mechanisms. Such tools already exist in many dioceses and in the public sector and we are already examining specific options.
The third goal is to advocate for better procedures to resolve complaints against bishops. For example, the canonical procedures that follow a complaint will be studied with an eye toward concrete proposals to make them more prompt, fair, and transparent, and to specify what constraints may be imposed on bishops at each stage of that process. 
We will pursue these goals according to three criteria.
The first criterion is genuine independence. Any mechanism for addressing any complaint against a bishop must be free from bias or undue influence by a bishop. Our structures must preclude bishops from deterring complaints against them, from hampering their investigation, or from skewing their resolution. 
The second criterion relates to authority in the Church. Because only the Pope has authority to discipline or remove bishops, we will assure that our measures will both respect that authority and protect the vulnerable from the abuse of ecclesial power.
Our third criterion is substantial involvement of the laity. Lay people bring expertise in areas of investigation, law enforcement, psychology, and other relevant disciplines, and their presence reinforces our commitment to the first criterion of independence.
Finally, I apologize and humbly ask your forgiveness for what my brother bishops and I have done and failed to do. Whatever the details may turn out to be regarding Archbishop McCarrick or the many abuses in Pennsylvania (or anywhere else), we already know that one root cause is the failure of episcopal leadership. The result was that scores of beloved children of God were abandoned to face an abuse of power alone. This is a moral catastrophe. It is also part of this catastrophe that so many faithful priests who are pursuing holiness and serving with integrity are tainted by this failure. We firmly resolve, with the help of God's grace, never to repeat it.
I have no illusions about the degree to which trust in the bishops has been damaged by these past sins and failures. It will take work to rebuild that trust. What I have outlined here is only the beginning; other steps will follow. I will keep you informed of our progress toward these goals.
Let me ask you to hold us to all of these resolutions. Let me also ask you to pray for us, that we will take this time to reflect, repent, and recommit ourselves to holiness of life and to conform our lives even more to Christ, the Good Shepherd.

 

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Pilgrimage in Honor of Our Lady of La Salette

 

Join in a day of prayer on Sunday, September 16, 2018. At the Redemptorist Renewal Center, 7101 W. Picture Rocks Rd, Tucson, 85743.  We will celebrate the anniversary of Our Lady's apparition in the French Alps. Beverages and snacks provided. The activities begin at 1 p.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. Included in the day are a rosary, time for private prayer, holy hour, opportunity for confessions, healing prayer service, and a Sunday Mass. Labyrinth and Stations of the Cross available outdoors. For more information, call 520-797-8838.

 

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