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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 it was on the 23rd of August, 1617 – four hundred years ago this week! – that St. Vincent de Paul established the first “Confraternity of Charity” in the Parish of Chatillon-les-Dombes?

 

This is how St. Vincent described the event: “One Sunday, as I was vesting for Mass, a messenger came to tell me that in an isolated house about a kilometer from there, everyone was sick, leaving no one strong enough to care for the others, and that all of them were in indescribable need. This touched me deeply.”

 

At the announcements after the sermon, St. Vincent put out an appeal for help for this family in such vivid terms that the parishioners were also greatly moved. When he went out that afternoon to visit the family, he met many people who were also on their way to that family or who were coming back from there! “. . .there were so many that it looked like as procession.” After he had comforted the family and brought them Communion, he gathered a few people to explore ways to continue offering this kind of help. “I suggested to all these good people whom charity had inspired to visit the sick family that could set themselves one day each, to put something into the stew pot, not only for that family but for those who would follow!”

 

And so, a few days later, from this seemingly chance event, was organized the first parish “confraternity of charity,” which became the pattern for a world-wide Lay Apostolate of the Church, numbering some 800,000 members in 140 countries.

 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded 184 years ago to help impoverished people living in the slums of Paris, France. The primary figure behind the society's founding was Blessed Frederic Ozanam, a French lawyer, author, and professor in the Sorbonne.

 

Membership in the United States totals more than 172,000 in 4,600 communities.   The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the United States provides more than $675 million in tangible and in-kind services, serves more than 14 million people in need each year, and delivers more than 7 million service hours to those in need.

 

Our own St. Andrew’s Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul numbers – members (called “Vincentians”) and provides a wide variety of services for our neighbors in need, as well as operating the Community Food Bank and the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store!

 

(Fr. Greg is the Spiritual Advisor of our Diocesan Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and is speaking this weekend, at the celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the founding of the first “Confraternity of Charity” –with the “Vincentians” of the Diocese of San Diego!)

 

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This past week, we received $---------- in gifts to the “Building Our Church Fund” – which allows us to make improvements and unbudgeted repairs to our two-campus Parish, as well as reaching out to support various Mission efforts at home and overseas!

 

 

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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Welcome!
Welcome to Father Rudolf Ofori, a priest of the Diocese of Jasikan in Ghana, who has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of the Mountains Parish here in Sierra Vista!      Father Rudolf has studied in London and has had many pastoral assignments in his home Diocese! Father Rudolf, is one of five “international priests” who have recently come to assist us in the Diocese of Tucson!

 

 

 

 

 

“We need stewardship to heal possessiveness.”

-          Bishop Felipe J. Estevez (1946- )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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