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Friday, December 09, 2016
On Monday, December 12th at 7:00PM, we will celebrate an Advent Penance Service HERE at St. Andrew’s.
Also, there will be Reconciliation Services at:
Holy Family / Ft Huachuca - Tuesday, December 13th at 7pm
Our Lady of the Mountains - Thursday, December 15th at 7pm
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
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...that we are entering into one of the busiest times of the year and in the life of a Parish?
Just looking at all of the announcements-of-coming-events in the bulletin, the posters on almost every surface in the church, and hearing the announcements before Mass, it would be easy to be daunted by the ‘embarrassment of riches” – so many good things to choose from! (Maybe the comparison could be made to a very fully loaded buffet – what to select, when there is so (too?) much?) The challenge is not to starve ourselves in the presence of such abundance!
We need to go at this Season, as we should everything in life, with prayer!
“Lord, what is attracting me -- for the good of my soul?” “What is my heart ‘hungry’ for at this time?” “What will best prepare my heart to celebrate the meaning of Your coming into the world and into my heart?”
Whether that prayerful preparation happens at one of our two weekly Bible Studies – (Fr. Greg is ‘walking us’ through the Holy Land toward Bethlehem, and sharing insights from his recent Pilgrimage) – OR one of the wonderful seasonal musical ‘events’ in Kino Hall and the church – OR taking time for quiet adoration in the Divine Mercy Chapel – OR reaching out to serve our friends-in-need, through the St. Viucent de Paul/Community Food Bank or Good Neighbor Alliance – OR praying the Rosary with family or friends – OR making a ‘mini-pilgrimage’ to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Sierras – OR letting the Lord lead you to a place and time apart with Him – it is SO important that we give ourselves and our souls some precious time to prepare for, to welcome, to receive the One Who comes to us with such great love!
Certainly an important part of every Catholic’s Advent preparation is to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and experience, very directly, the Mercy of God.
The times and locations where this Sacrament will be celebrated in the surrounding area are listed elsewhere in the bulletin. One of those times will surely fit into everyone’s schedule – and, of course, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated daily in the Parish church, before weekday Masses and other scheduled times on the weekends!
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This past week, we received $30.00 in donations to the “Building Our Church” Fund!
Through your donations to this Fund, we are completing the landscaping (actually, xeriscaping – to reduce water usage) in front of the Rectory, and, pending the necessary building permits to be issued by the Nepalese Government, to begin the construction of St. Andrew’s Chapel in Tulachan, Nepal!
Your generous concern for others, expressed through the Thanksgiving Offering, saw a check for $3500 sent this week, to the Good Neighbor Alliance, to “shelter our neighbors who are experiencing the storms of life.” You are truly “Building Our Church” in so many ways!
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