About St. Andrew the Apostle Parish
We are a multi-cultural parish thanks to our proximity to Fort Huachuca, and have a large number of ethnic groups and cultural associations.
Among the languages spoken at St. Andrew's are: Spanish, Tagalog, Korean, Vietnamese, Chamorro, Italian, German, and French. For over 30 years, our annual Parish Bazaar is always held on the first Saturday of November. It is a wonderful example of our multi-ethnic talents, foods and cultures.
Our Folklorico Group of young dancers of our Hispanic community, the Mariachi de San Andres, as well as our Filipino-American Dance Group are gaining area-wide recognition. The Micronesian community can always be counted on for spirited song and dance to enliven Parish gatherings.
Bishop Francis J. Green, who consecrated our "new" church in 1958 used to describe St. Andrew the Apostle as "the Parish where every Sunday is Pentecost!" How right he was! Not only in the wonderful multi-ethnicity of our parish community where "every tribe, kindred, race & nation reside," but also in the very vibrant, enthusiastic sharing of spiritual gifts by a parish community of over 2,000 households alive in the Holy Spirit!
The Parish has a long history of strong lay-leadership, an exemplary Parish/Finance Council, under the chairmanship of William Polakowski and a very large number of ministries and apostolates involving many of our parishioners.