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 our Bryant Sayers was honored with a special Mayor’s award for his leadership in the Carmichael Neighborhood Association?

 

At the City Council Meeting on 10 January, the hard work of Bryant Sayers, together with other Knights of Columbus, who make up the “Carmichael Neighborhood Response Team” were recognized for their tremendous efforts in neighborhood clean-up efforts, responding to the needs of elderly and/or disabled neighbors in home repair, clean-up, and handicap access, and, giving leadership, along with our Larry Powers, to the Army volunteers in the “Captains’ Course” in such clean-up efforts, across the City!

 

The citation reads that Bryant and his fellow volunteers have removed over 70 tons of trash in the neighborhoods adjacent to the church, and other areas, improving the quality of life and health for all neighbors! Congratulations, Bryant and Team!

 

AND, our Maryann Hockstad will be the recipient of the Mayor’s Annual Award to a citizen who has made an “outstanding contribution to the People of Sierra Vista” at the Awards Ceremony on 27 January. Maryann is being recognized for her coordination of cultural and musical events in our Kino Hall.

 

When we decided to make our old church (“Kino Hall”) available to the wider community for musical and cultural events, such as Recitals, performances, Square Dance conventions(!), and many, many other activities, as a “service” to the wider Community, it took one person to make that happen – Maryann! In addition to scheduling (making sure that Kino Hall remains primarily at the service of our own Parish!), she works with those using Kino Hall around opening and closing, proper use of equipment, clean-up, and repair.

 

Our Parish “goal”, of making Kino Hall an important “Community resource”, has been accomplished because of Maryann’s singular dedication – and now the whole Sierra Vista Community is joining us in that recognition! Congratulations, Maryann!

 

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This past week, we received $63.00 in donations to the “Building Our Church Fund” – which allows us to respond to un-budgeted repairs and needed upgrades on our two-campus Parish! Without these Funds many repairs would be (expensively) delayed. In the past the “Building Our Church Fund” has also allowed us to respond to special mission requests from our overseas Mission partners – in Haiti, Nepal, Ecuador, and Kyrgyzstan! Thank you so much for your “extra mile giving” and helping to “Build Our Church”!!!

 

 

 

The Married Couples Group of St. Andrew

 

 

  • 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

 

“. . .Judge not the preacher, for he is thy judge; if thou mislike him, thou conceives him not. God calleth preaching folly; do not grudge to pick out treasures from an earthen pot.

The worst speak something good; if all want sense, God takes a text and preacheth. . .patience.”

                                            - George Herbert (1593-1633)  from The Church Porch  

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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Seminarian Joe Schaaf

 

“As I write this, I am in the middle of a Retreat, along with the whole Seminary Community!

During this time, I am praying for all of you and offering this special time for the whole St. Andrew’s Community. Please continue to pray for me and all the Seminarians as the semester begins, and know that we will keep each of you in our prayers!

If you would like to write to Joseph, his address is:

Joseph Schaaf

Mount Angel Seminary

1 Abbey Drive

St. Benedict, Oregon 97373

 

 

 

 

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