From Our Pastor


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 in the Church, we like to build things?

We build churches, parish halls, schools, and many other kinds of structures to carry on our mission. But as important as these structures are, they are not central to our mission, which is to share the Gospel of JESUS Christ and help all people become mature and intentional disciples, to share the very Life of God, which is “Eternal Life”! At the dedication of a new church, a Bishop made a somewhat startling but accurate remark that, church buildings are simply ‘scaffolding for the Kingdom’. They give us support in building up the Kingdom in our midst, but they are not themselves the Kingdom of God, and like all scaffolding they will someday come down. Only the Kingdom of God – our relationship with God and with one another in the Body of Christ will endure forever. (One of our Priests, in responding to the comments of visitors on the beauty of the church always says, “Yes, and the building is nice too!”) “To know JESUS Christ and to make Him known” is our Mission and that should always be the primary focus of our lives as individual Christians, as families, and as a Parish! While Maintenance is important – good stewardship and the responsible care for that which has been entrusted to us – Mission is absolutely essential! Pope Benedict XVI of blessed memory said, “The Church doesn’t ‘have a mission’. The Church is mission, or it’s not the Church of JESUS Christ!” In the annual report of the Parish/Finance Council to the Parish, which was handed out on the weekend of 9-10 September (additional copies are available in the Parish Office and the Gathering Room), you will see that 31% of our budget is marked for local and world-wide mission. Your generosity extends – quite literally – around the world, because we believe that building up the Body of Christ and providing ‘scaffolding for the Kingdom’ must be our priority – in Nepal, Haiti, Ecuador, Mexico, Bethlehem, Nigeria, Kenya, on two college campuses, here ‘at home’ in Sierra Vista and across the Diocese of Tucson!! We are very, very grateful that you support this vision for what it means to be the Church! Thank you for taking the time to read and reflect on the Annual Report and thank you for responding so generously to the request for a ‘cost of living raise’ for the Parish. Many of you have indicated your willingness to increase your contributions to help the Parish deal with the impact of inflation on almost everything necessary for maintaining our many ministries and programs! Those of us who are in a position of being able to and will make an increase in our giving are exercising a deep charity – “going the extra mile” by providing for the Parish and its needs, and doing this especially for our younger families and those with limited resources. “We may not have it altogether, but together – in Christ – we have it all!”

Religious Education classes begins September 5th!

First Communion and Middle School classes begin September 5, 6, and 7.

CGS I, 3rd, 4th, 5th grades, and Sacrament Preparation begins Sunday, September 17 at 8:30 AM.


Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2023

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Upcoming Events

Recent Events

Friday September 1st 2023, we had our Family Holy Half Hour of Adoration. Had about 100 people attend!


More Recent Events

The Seekers meeting last Thursday, started off with Evening Prayer in our Divine Mercy Chapel, ate dinner on the rectory patio and socialized. The Bishop shared his story with our Seekers Group. All enjoyed the evening together, especially the 9 young men that were there! Click Here to read more about their night!


"This is where we're led....this is where we're fed."

Mass Times


8:00 AM

10:00 AM

12:00 Noon (Spanish)

 5:00 PM

Mon - Fri Daily Mass

9:00 AM

12:05 PM


9:00 AM

5:00 PM (Vigil)

6:30 PM at Good Shepherd Mission (Whetstone)

Masses on Holy Days of Obligation are usually 9 AM, 12 Noon, and 7 PM (bilingual)

+ Reconciliation +

Weekdays: 8:30-8:55 AM – before the Mass
Saturdays: 8:30-8:55 AM and 3:30-4:55 PM
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/// St. Athanasius (296-373)

This Week's Catholic Quiz

This week’s Question: “Is there a “Patron Saint of Alcoholics”?”

The Answer to Last Week’s Question: “What is the so-called ‘Straw of a Genius’?” St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), died before he was fifty, but he left behind a towering monument of scholarship, and something even greater. In 1273, sensing the approaching end of his life, he put aside his Summa Theologica. This, his masterwork, was destined to be a classic systematic exposition of theology and has had an enormous and continuing impact of Catholic theology. After a deep religious experience, while in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, St. Thomas declared his unwillingness to finish this scholarly masterpiece, saying: “All that I have written seems to me like so much straw compared to what I have seen and what has been revealed to me!” A beautiful, grace-filled reminder from this genius saint, that the reality of God surpasses all human ability to grasp or explain!

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Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity

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Our Campus
  • 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
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