From Our Pastor

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

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

Pastor

 

Did You Know...

 

...that we are launching a major “mission project” with our ‘sister-Parish, Mole St. Nicolas in Haiti?


Five years ago, as a way of honoring our Sister Doris Jurgenson on the 60th Anniversary of her Religious Profession, and Father Greg, on the 25th Anniversary of his Ordination, we celebrated with a major “mission project”: building St. Andrew’s Chapel in Tulachan, NEPAL. This was a wonderfully successful project and was very exciting to actually ‘do something beautiful for God’!


Now, five years later, Sister Doris and Father Greg, marking their 65th and 30th Anniversaries, respectively, this summer (August 15th and June 1st) again have asked that any honor or gifts which the Parish may want to extend, be given to help fund a significant “mission project.” (This summer marks, not coincidentally, the 15th Anniversary of the Consecration of our “new” church!)

 

The project chosen is the completion of the Rectory for our sister-Parish, Mole St. Nicolas, in northwestern Haiti!


Through our friend and lay-missionary, Joan Martin, we have been ‘partnering’ with our sisters and brothers in Mole St. Nicolas for over ten years!


Through Joan, we have learned of the pressing need to expand and upgrade the aging Parish Rectory, for Fr. Leonville and the other priests assigned to the Parish, and its missions and schools! Several years ago, we funded a new water catchment system for the Rectory and school, a major improvement.


The new construction and upgrades to the Rectory not only provide adequate living space for the priests, but also infuses badly-needed funds into the local economy of this desperately poor country.


The goal for the Mole St. Nicolas Rectory Project is $50,000.


While this is a very large amount, we successfully raised $60,000 for our last major “mission project” – the Chapel in Nepal! It is very ‘do-able’ when we consider how generous our parishioners are, and the heart that they have for missions!


We would, very respectfully, ask that you consider a one-time gift for the “Rectory Project” as a very tangible ‘thank you’ for our beautiful church on its 15th Anniversary, and to honor our Sister Doris and Father Greg on their Anniversaries this summer!

 

Food For Thought...

 

“When God sees sin, He sees pain in us.”


                                                Julian of Norwich (1372-1416)

 

 

This week’s  Question: “What is the meaning of  ‘Quo Vadis’?”

The answer to last week’s Question: “What is ‘Peter’s Pence’?” This is the annual universal collection among Catholics for the Pope, to help defray the costs of the Pope’s travel s to poorer countries, and of the administration of the Holy See. The collection began in the ninth century, when King Alfred the Great of England assessed a penny tax from each landholder in his realm. He sent this special tax to the Pope, as a form of financial support of the Papacy. This tradition, discontinued at the time of the Reformation, was reinstated by Pope Pius XI in the 1860’s, and its collection ‘timed’ to coincide with the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (29 June)!

 

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Reunión en inglés está disponible en los miércoles a las seis de la tarde (6:00pm), los viernes a las diez de la mañana (10:00am) en Cuarto 4 en Madonna Hall y o por teléfono los sábados a la una de la tarde (1:00pm).   Para participar en reunión en inglés por teléfono, por favor de llamar a Zina por teléfono a (520 227-3081).  Reunión en español por teléfono está disponible los viernes a las diez de la mañana (10:00am) o los sábados a la una de la tarde (1:00pm).  Para participar en reunión en español, por favor de llamar a Tony por teléfono a (520 249-8781).  Nosotros esperamos reunirnos con ustedes.  For English, read above.

 

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