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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 our Parish has been asked to help develop a “Byzantine Rite Parish” for Cochise County?

 

We will be sharing a series of informative articles in coming weeks, regarding the origin of the various “Eastern Rites” of the Catholic Church, and how they evolved, but, it is important to understand that these Rites evolved throughout Church history, based on the culture of a particular time, place, and people. Since all these Rites are Catholic (in union with Rome, and acknowledging the Pope as Supreme Pontiff), any Catholic may fulfill his or her worship obligations in any Rite, with no restrictions.

 

The “Byzantine Rite” of the Catholic Church is used by fourteen major groups: Albanian, Bulgarian, Byelorussian, Georgian, Greek, Italo-Albanian, Melkite, Hungarian, Russian, Ruthenian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Slovenian, and Slovak.

 

There are close to 1 ½  million Byzantine Rite Catholics in the United States, and we have a Byzantine Rite Parish in Tucson, St. Melany’s, which would be the “mother parish” for the proposed Parish here in Sierra Vista. The goal is not to establish another Catholic parish drawing members from the existing parishes, but to serve members of the Byzantine Rite – serving in the Military, as well as other County-residents, who are already members of that Rite, and who find it difficult to travel to Tucson to participate in the Rite.

 

Our own Deacon Joseph Kushner, was Baptized, Confirmed, and Married, in the Byzantine Rite, and is presently training for expanded ministry in the Rite. He will be the local “mission developer” for the new Parish over the next few years.

 

St. Andrew’s/Good Shepherd will serve as the “host parish” – as we are for the Vietnamese Catholic Community, which celebrates Mass in the Divine Mercy Chapel, once a month.

 

The plan, at the present time, will be to use our Good Shepherd Mission for the Divine Liturgy – as the Mass is designated in the Byzantine Rite – for weekly Mass.

 

This beautiful Chapel will accommodate the needs of the new Parish, with fewer scheduling problems, until such time as a more permanent home can be established for the new Parish.

 

The development of the new Byzantine Rite Parish will probably be a slow process, as needs are assessed and a core community built-up. Please pray that God will bless this effort to expand the presence and the ministry of the Church!

 

You will be hearing much more about the Byzantine Rite in the coming weeks, as we prepare for the celebration of the initial Divine Liturgy at the end of October!

 

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This past week, we received $146.00 in new gifts and donations to the “Building Our Church” Fund! This Fund has helped us to address many of the repairs and up-grades on our two-campus Parish! Thank you for your continuing generosity!!! You can look around and see the difference it makes!!!!

 

 

“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is sufficient.”                                                         

- St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

 

 

 

 

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Noon ( Español / Spanish)
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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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