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 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





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This past weekend a number of people received a text message or email purporting to be from our Pastor, and asking for gift cards for a third party. This is a SCAM. We NEVER solicit funds or assistance via email or text messages. This SCAM has been reported to the FBI and efforts are being made to track down the perpetrators.


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Did You Know...?


...that our Sisters Joellen and Doris have moved into the new Convent?


While much exterior work/landscaping still needs to be done, (depending on donations to the “Building Our Church Fund”), the interior and essential remodeling is now accomplished!


Last Monday, a great crew including Bryant Sayers, Norman Guffey, Mike Hemesath, Jeff Herber, Chuck Muscato – (Knights of Columbus),  together with our Maintenance Crew Michael Protska and Ben Horner, AND Maryann Hockstad, Gene Mundt, and David Vega) moved the Sisters' from the Joshua Tree House to the new Convent in less than 3 hours!


The Sisters had boxed and ‘prepped’ everything, making the move so much easier for these great volunteers!


The Sisters are settling into their new home, and have been walking across the street to Mass each day! They will, of course, continue unpacking and arranging things in the Convent, but they are very happy to be moved in!


The front yard still needs to be landscaped – desert rock and plantings, and a small ‘pony’ wall built around the front porch, extending across the front of the Convent forming a planter. The four wooden posts on the front porch will receive a brick ‘sheathing’ – visually ‘tying’ the new Convent to the church and other buildings on the campus!  As funds become available, a new block wall will replace the present chain-link fence.


This has been a great effort on the part of many, many people – and we are especially grateful to Tom Felix, who has acted as our ‘general contractor’ in coordinating the work of the various contractors.


The solemn Dedication of our new Convent will take place on Sunday, 7 October, with a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament immediately following the 10:00 AM Mass, and the reposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel room of the new Convent.


Please plan on joining us for this very important occasion in the 60th Anniversary Celebration of our Parish!


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This past week, we received $2403.00 in gifts and donations to the “Building Our Church Fund” which has made possible the remodeling of our new Convent! Please continue to support this Fund, which is helping to build the Church – not just here, but across the world!




“We have been chosen by God as instruments of His boundless love, to establish it in hearts and with it to dilate souls. . .our vocation, therefore, is to enflame the hearts of people, to do what the Son of God has done, He who came to cast fire on the earth. . .it is true, then, that I been sent not only to love God, but to labor that God be loved. It is not enough that I love God, if my neighbor does not also love Him!”

St. Vincent de Paul  (1581-1660)





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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

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WALK FOR THE POOR will be held September 22, 2018 starting at 9:45 a.m. in front of St. Andrew the Apostle Church. The St. Vincent de Paul Society invites all people of faith to share in this "family friendly" annual event. The Walk starts at St. Andrew Church and finishes at the SVDP Community Food Bank at 616 Bartow Drive - just about 1 mile. People are invited to bring non-perishable food items which will be placed in grocery carts and form part of the Walk. All funds raised from this event stay with the Community Food Bank to help our neighbors in Sierra Vista and the surrounding areas. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING GENEROSITY! 


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Candles in church...


There has been some confusion around the issue of candles in church.

It has been the practice to give our parishioners the opportunity to make a donation for the lighting of the Sanctuary lamps (in the church and the Divine Mercy Chapel) and the candle on Mary’s altar.

The donation ($5) was acknowledged with a notice in the bulletin, noting the intention/name for the candle for the week following.

This is not the same as a Mass intention (offering), and the names are not announced at the beginning of Mass, as must be done with Mass Intentions.

We are so sorry for any confusion, and to prevent any further confusion, we will no longer be offering the Sanctuary candles for donation after the 1st of the year.

You can certainly light a candle in one of the many candle stands in the church!

The ‘normal’ offering for one of these candles, in any of the candle stands, is $1.00.

This offering should be made, and children (and others) should be discouraged from simply going around the church lighting candles without an offering of some kind (unless, of course, a person cannot afford a dollar offering.)

Again, we apologize for any confusion that this may have caused.



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