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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





Did You Know...?


...that our very successful (and inspiring) Community Hymn Festival was featured on the front page of the 9 October Sierra Vista Herald?


It was eleven years ago that our parishioner, Karen Stahl, came up with idea of a Community-wide Festival of Hymns, to ‘introduce’ our new pipe organ (the largest pipe organ in SE Arizona) to the Christian musicians in our community. Our Music Director, Rebecca Williams, and Choir Member, Maryann Hockstad, have been part of the Planning Committee for the past eleven years, and watched it continue to grow into one of the most important inter-denominational events of the year!


Congratulations, Rebecca and Maryann, and our Youth Choir Director, Reynaldo Romo, (who directed this year’s Festival) for this year’s wonderful Hymn Festival – by everyone’s estimation “the best so far!”


In the free-will offering taken at the Hymn Festival, over $2500 was given to help with purchase of a new handicap van for ViCap: “Volunteer Interfaith Care Providers”!


This past week, Fr. Greg led a Pilgrimage to some of the Missions founded by Padre Eusebio Francisco Kino, in northern Sonora and southern Arizona! These Pilgrimages are designed to introduce folks to the very rich history and culture of our area, AND to promote the Cause of the Canonization of Padre Kino, the “Apostle of Arizona” also known as the “Padre on Horseback”! Recently a rock from the site of Padre Kino’s original mission – Mission Dolores – (founded in 1687), was placed under the altar of St. Andrew’s, as a ‘link’ to the “Apostle of Arizona”!


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This past week, we received $148.00 in new donations to the “Building Our Church Fund” which is presently being used to complete the work on our new St. Andrew’s Convent.


With the completion of our “new” church, the “Building Fund” was re-envisioned and re-designated as the “Building Our Church Fund” -- to provide funding for necessary (and unbudgeted) projects on our own two-campus Parish, as well as funding projects to extend the larger Mission of the Church throughout the world!  Please see the Joan Martin message on this page as well.  Thank you again for your continuing generosity!!




“The experienced believer learns neither to lose heart when things are going badly, nor to become complacent when things are going well; he knows that neither situation is going to last.”

-The Macarian Homilies (4th Century)





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St Andrew the Apostle Photo Album Book

Thank you to all who came in for the photo shoot on Sunday, 30 September, and to those who already have sent in their pictures.  The three photographers provided this service to the church and the parishioners free of charge.


You still have time to submit a photo for the book.  You can drop a photo off at the office for scanning (pick it up later) or send and electronic copy to Steve Conroy (steveandmarge@cox.net) or Pauline Fredericks (aiello.fredericksphoto@hotmail.com).  It needs to be in a vertical format for less than 5 people and a horizontal format for 5 and more people.  We hope you will send in a photo to be included in the 2018 Album (the 60th Anniversary of the Church).


The DEADLINE is NOVEMBER 10th!    NOVEMBER 10th!  If you have a problem with the date or getting a photo submitted, call Steve Conroy (520-266-0558) and discuss it with him.


Remember the deadline.


Thanks again and hope you all can be represented in the Parish Photo Album.



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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

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Wednesday - 9 am - 12 noon - 7pm





  Joan Martin Update



Dear Fr. Greg and St. Andrew parish,


I have arrived safely in PdPaix--about 2 PM on Sat. Oct. 13, on the big MAF plane (10 seats) with the Sonlight school group.  No flight problems.


There is much talk of damage to schools, rectories, convents, churches, etc.  It does not seem that many structures have fallen down.  Some have been declared necessary to demolish by the city officials.


There are still the old pre-earthquake problems:  difficulties to pay teachers salaries, no food for the nutrition programs, health problems for the priests, sisters, and teachers.


Here is a new one:  Chiara, a young woman from Milan, has been working with the Caritas groups here for about 1 year.   It seems that in August, she was at the beach in Mole St. Nicolas where she was attacked in her tent by a mongoose.  She was bitten on the leg and on the hand.   After they killed the mongoose, it was determined that the mongoose had rabies.  Chiara tried to get the vaccine at 2 hospitals, but both had un-refrigerated bottles.  She finally got the shot here in PdPaix,  but Chiara returned immediately to Milan.



With the assistance of several benefactors, four of the parishes were able to get new vehicles this year.  The money was sent in May 2017.  The vehicles arrived at customs in PAPrince in Dec. 2017.  The vehicles were finally released about May 2018.   However, I am now learning that the government has not yet given the license plates for the vehicles---plates that were paid for in May 2018.  So the priests cannot drive the vehicles very far for fear of being arrested.


I will write more later, after I have been able to visit the area.




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In order to better educate voters the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) has just released its 2018 Voter’s Guide for the upcoming General Election online in both English and Spanish.

The ACC Voter’s Guide is meant solely to provide an important educational tool containing unbiased information on the upcoming elections. Included on the ACC Voter’s Guide are races covering the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Mine Inspector, Corporation Commission, and the Arizona Senate and Arizona House of Representatives.
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