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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 this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the restoration of the Permanent Diaconate?

 

For many centuries, the ministry of the Deacon had been ‘lost’ in the Western Church, and had become a ‘step’ toward Priesthood – (we still have the “Transitional Diaconate” for those who will be ordained to the Priesthood) – rather than a distinct ministerial Office.

 

It was following the Second Vatican Council, that the Catholic Church restored the Diaconate as a permanent Office, which with the Priesthood and the Episcopate, makes up the historic and Scriptural three-fold Office of Ministry.

 

Over the years, St. Andrew’s Parish has been very well served by Deacons, beginning with Deacon Bob Sadorf and Deacon Ray Miranda.

 

Ordained for ministry at St. Andrew’s have been: Deacon George Gaun, Deacon Michael Milazzo, Deacon Joseph Kushner, Deacon John Klein, and Deacon Lauro Teran.

 

At the present time, we have two men, Bill Polakowski and Michael Denton, in formation for the Permanent Diaconate, with Ordination in 2021!

 

What a tremendous gift our Deacons (and their wives) have been to our Parish – the sheer volume, variety, and the quality of their Ministry cannot be overestimated.

 

The whole Church has been immeasurably blessed for the past 50 years by our Deacons!

 

In recognition of the importance of the Permanent Diaconate, Fr. Greg has committed several weekends each year to conduct Retreats for Deacons and their spouses.

 

This summer, he will conduct Retreats for the Deacons and Wives of the Diocese of San Bernardino, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and the Archdiocese of Denver. (He has also directed Retreats for Deacons in six other Dioceses, including our own Diocese of Tucson, last year.)

 

Deacon Lauro and Lupita Teran are presently serving on the Formation Team for the Diaconate and Lay Ecclesial Ministry for our Diocese.

 

We are very much a “Diaconate Parish” – and love our Deacons! Happy 50th Anniversary!

 

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This past week, we received $2,601.00 in gifts/donations to the “Building Our Church Fund”!

 

It has been determined to use funds from the “Building Our Church Fund” to underwrite the costs of our new St. Andrew’s CONVENT. The “Wish List” for the remodeling/upgrades for our new Convent may be found in the bulletin.   (You can download by clicking on the Resources tab above and then Sunday Bulletin)  Donations for the new Convent can also be made, using the envelopes in the pew racks, marked “CONVENT PROJECT”.

 

 

 

“John the Baptist was setting forth the anticipatory and ancillary value of his own form of baptism, showing that it had no other purpose than to lead to repentance. He did not say that he baptized with the water of forgiveness, but of repentance. Thus, he pointed towards Christ’s baptism – full of inexpressible gifts.”

St. John Chrysostom (347-407)    

 

 

 

 

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Wait!  What happens if I go TDY or need to leave the area for a while?  No problem.  You will continue to support St. Andrew's and its ministries no matter where you go.  Your gift is always accounted for even when you are on vacation. 
OK, so, what happens when the offertory plate is passed to me at Mass and I don't place anything in it? 
Good question.  Matthew 6:4 says "...so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you." 
We are rapidly becoming a cashless society and Online Giving is the tool we are using today meeting our needs and looking ahead to the future.  We thank you as always for your support of our parish and all of our ministries. 
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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

Confessions are 30 minutes before every Mass

Download the Monthly Mass Schedule

 

Vacation Bible School 2018

Registration for St Andrew's 25-29 June Vacation Bible School "Cathletics" is now live!

Register at the Eventbrite link below!

 

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  Joan Martin Update

 

 

Dear Fr. Greg and St. Andrew parish,
I wanted to thank you for your very warm welcome when I spoke at St. Andrew in May.  It is always nice to re-connect with all of you and to share what is happening at St. Nicolas parish in Haiti.
Thank you also for your generous response to help Fr. Leonville and the sisters in their pastoral, educational,and nutritional projects.  Hopefully, this year Fr. Leonville will be able to begin a water collection project at the parish elementary and high school.
I wish all of you a restful summer.
Thanks again for your support and prayers.
Joan Martin.

 

 

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