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

 

 

Please join us for our Lenten Mission

featuring Fr Bill Rhinehart.

Fr Rhinehart will be speaking at Mass on Saturday/5pm 

Sunday / 8am / 10am / 5pm

March 30th - April 3rd

 

Did You Know...?

 

...that our Lenten Parish Mission begins next week?

 

We welcome back Fr. Bill Rhinehart, C.M. who has directed our Lenten Parish Missions in the past and is back “by popular demand”!

 

The initials “C.M.” behind Fr. Bill’s name stand for “Congregation of the Mission”, which is the official name of the Community of Priests founded by St. Vincent de Paul in 1625! (The Community is popularly known as “the Vincentians” or, in French-speaking areas, the “Lazarist Fathers” – for their first Paris headquarters, the Priory of Saint-Lazare.)

 

St. Vincent de Paul founded the Community to give parish missions, particularly in poor, rural areas, and to help train seminarians. Over the centuries from their founding, Vincentian Priests have staffed many of the seminaries in the U.S. and around the world.

The “Congregation of the Mission” is the ‘umbrella’ for many communities and apostolates,  which look to St. Vincent de Paul – “The Apostle of Charity” -- for inspiration in serving the poor and the marginalized, including the Daughters of Charity (easily recognized by their large white cornet, they were lovingly referred to as “God’s geese”! The emblematic cornet is no longer in use!). The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the world’s largest lay-led ministry to the poor and needy, is also part of the “Vincentian Family”. Our own St. Vincent de Paul Conference, is part of this global network of charity. The “Miraculous Medal Association” is also a ‘Vincentian branch’ – as the Miraculous Medal was revealed to a young Daughter of Charity novice, St. Catherine Laboure!

 

Fr. Bill brings that very rich spirituality, and emphasis on serving God in others, to his Parish Missions.

 

We invite you to make your Lenten experience very special this year, as we join Fr. Bill Rhinehart, C.M. beginning next weekend, when Fr. Bill will preach at the Masses, and for the first three days of April – with morning and evening Mission sessions!

 

We will celebrate the Lenten Communal Penance Service as part of the Parish Mission – on Tuesday evening, April 2nd! Please plan on attending the Parish Mission and celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation with Fr. Bill!

 

“Behold, now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation!” (2 Corinthians 6:2)

 

We are now at 88% of our Parish Goal for the Annual Catholic Appeal, which provides the vital funding for 26 ministries in our own Diocese – most of which provide services to the poor and marginalized. A large part of the Annual Catholic Appeal funds support for our Seminarians – including, of course, our two Seminarians: Richard Rivera and Joseph Schaaf!

Please consider making your donation/pledge to the Annual Catholic Appeal today! So many are counting on us, to share the blessings of the Lord with them! Please be generous!

 

 

A reminder that no one from St. Andrew's including the office staff nor the clergy will call, text or communicate in any manner for a solicitation of funds.  If you receive a message requesting funds on behalf of Fr. Greg or anyone else connected with the parish, immediately hang up.  Never give your personal information to anyone regardless of who they say they are.  Scammers prey upon parishioners and have been active in our area recently.  

One of our parishioners, Victor M. received a scam.  To read the transcript

 

 

“The reason that people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past as better than it was, the present as worse than it is, and the future as less resolved than it will be!”

Marcel Pagnol  (1895-1974)

 

 

In response to requests from parishioners, for a “Morning Offering” prayer, (referred to in Fr. Greg’s homily), the following, from St. Alphonsus Liguori, is offered:

“O my God, I adore You. I love You with all my heart and I thank You for all Your gifts. I thank You for preserving me through the night and for bringing me to the beginning of this new day full of grace. I offer You all that I do or suffer throughout this day, in union with the actions and sufferings of JESUS. I intend to avoid everything that would offend You, but I ask that You give me the graces necessary to please You and reject sin. Give me to grace to love You more today than yesterday. Mary, Mother of my Lord, Mother of all His disciples, please take me under your care today. My guardian angel and my patron saints, come to my aid. Amen.

 

 

See our drone video

 

  • St Andrews Front
  • Church - South Aerial View
  • St Andrew's Entry
  • Front Facade
  • Church - East Aerial View
  • Holy Family
  • Divine Mercy Side
  • Kino Hall
  • Church - West Aerial View
  • St Andrew South Side
  • Church - North Aerial View
  • Statue of Mary
  • Mexican Martyrs
  • Lady Who Unties Knots
  • Rearward Look
  • St. Michael Chapel
  • Facing Rear
  • Baptismal Font
  • Divine Mercy Chapel
  • Main Altar
Stations of the Cross - Fridays @ 530p/6p Spanish
  • Pilate condemns Jesus to die
  • Jesus accepts his cross
  • Jesus falls for the first time
  • Jesus meets his mother, Mary
  • Simon of Cyrene helps carry the cross
  • Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
  • Jesus falls for the second time
  • Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
  • Jesus falls for the third time
  • Jesus is stripped of his clothes
  • Jesus is nailed to the cross
  • Jesus dies on the cross
  • Jesus is taken down from the cross
  • Jesus is placed in the tomb
 

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


-- Reconciliation Schedule --

Saturday 3:15-5:00
Sunday 4:00-5:00
Confessions are 30 minutes before every Mass

Anytime by appointment


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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." 
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Concerned about going to Confession?

Haven't been for a while?

 

(Hint: You're not going to the Principal's Office)

 

 

 

 

An interview with Jesuit Father Anthony Corcoran, the apostolic administrator of Kyrgyzstan.

 

Bishop's Reflections for Lent

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:  Starting with Ash Wednesday, I will be releasing a brief reflection on the Scripture Readings for each Sunday in Lent.  My “Lenten Minute Reflection” will be posted each Saturday on our Tucson Diocesan web page. 

If you enjoy the weekly reflections then I kindly ask that you share them with a friend via social media, or simply encourage others to log on and listen.  May you have a blessed Lent, leading to a joyful Easter. – Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger

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Queridos Hermanos y Hermanas en Cristo: Empezando con el miércoles de ceniza, publicaré una reflexión breve sobre la lectura de las escrituras para cada domingo de Cuaresma. Mi “Reflexión Cuaresmal de un Minuto” se publicara cada sábado en la pagina web de la Diócesis de Tucson. Si usted disfruta las reflexiones semanales le pido de corazón que las comparte con un amigo a través de los medios de comunicación social, o simplemente que anime a otros para que inicien la sesión y escuchen. Que tenga una Cuaresma bendecida, conduciéndolo a una Feliz Pascua.- Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger

 

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