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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 St. Andrew’s/Good Shepherd has made – and surpassed! – the Goals for the Annual Catholic Appeal, which supports 26 vital ministries in our Diocese of Tucson?

 

The Diocese asked us to increase our Participation rate by 10% over last year – we are at 104% of that Goal! AND, we are at 129% of our financial Goal of $129,200!

 

What makes this so remarkable is the fact that our City has lost 3% of its population in the last two years – and the Parish demographics show the same loss. Our Sunday offerings are down – slightly – over last year, as there are fewer parishioners.  And yet, so many have “stepped up” – increasing their Weekly Offering, increasing support for the Annual Catholic Appeal, responding to special Mission Appeals, raising additional funds to support our Seminarians, and funding the construction of a Chapel in Nepal!

 

A few years ago, one of our Parishioners, who serves on a number of Diocesan boards, was present at a meeting in Tucson, where discussion of parish contributions was going on.        In the course of the conversation, one of those present made the remark, regarding St. Andrew’s  contribution, “Well, St. Andrew’s is a wealthy parish!” Our parishioner immediately responded, “No, St. Andrew’s is not a wealthy parish; St. Andrew’s is a very middle-class parish, but St. Andrew’s is a very, very generous parish!” To which our Bishop Kicanas responded, “That is SO true!”

 

We have learned, by God’s gracious leading, the great truth that we, Catholics, measure wealth, not by accumulation, but by generosity! Only the generous are truly wealthy!        We have learned this as a Parish, and we are learning this more and more each day!

 

Next weekend, we will welcome “our Missionary in Haiti”, Joan Martin, who will speak at all the Masses, and, in her wonderfully, warm way, will bring the reality of the Church in the Diocese of Port-aux-Paix, to life for us! Her dozen years of missionary service, as a dedicated Lay-Woman, have given her a unique, “ground-floor” perspective of the Faith lived in one of the poorest nations on the planet.

 

We are privileged to be “Mission-Partners” with Joan, and delight in hearing the difference our partnership is making in the lives of so many, many people. Rather than partnering with one specific Parish in Haiti, we have tasked Joan to “plug gaps” wherever she finds them – whether that’s purchasing new tires for a parish’s one vehicle, paying teachers’ salaries in a parish school, funding a feeding program for children, providing sheet metal for a family’s roof, digging a well, or purchasing medicine for a Sisters’ clinic!

 

Again, because of your GENEROSITY, we have been able to reach out – through Joan – with the love of Christ to some of the very least of our brothers and sisters!

 

There will be, of course, a Second Collection for our HAITI MISSION next weekend and envelopes will be available in the pew racks! (Make checks payable to St. Andrew’s, with the notation “Haiti Project” or just “Haiti” on the Memo line!)

 

Please be as generous as God has gifted you to be!!!

 

 

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

Fr. Bernard Haring, C.S.s.R. (1912-1998)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Mon - Fri / June 19-23 / 815am - 12 noon each day

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