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 we are called to be a “Church that walks together”?

The Greek word “synod” (pronounced ‘sin-ned’) means “walking together” and the whole Church is being called to a “walking together” – listening, discussing, envisioning – in preparation for the Synod scheduled for October 2023 in Rome!

As part of this “walking together”, each Diocese in the Universal Church is invited to gather the Faithful in Parish gatherings. One of the benefits of these “Synod Listening Sessions” is the sharing of insights and visions for living out our Faith in our own local setting!

The “Synod Listening Session” held here last Sunday was such a wonderful experience, as Deacon Mike Cesnik and Silvia Olberding led us in a spirited and Spirit-filled discussion of five “focus questions”! The discussion was lively and the insights shared were very valuable!

Last Sunday’s “Synod Listening Session” was not the only opportunity that you have to share your concerns and your hopes for the future of the Church!

We will have an abbreviated “Listening Session” on Tuesday, 18 January, at 5:30 PM in Madonna Hall, in conjunction with our Parish/Finance Council Meeting! Part of this Session will be ‘processing’ what we heard from you last Sunday!

AND, there is a link on the Diocesan website, which you can use to participate: the official website for the synodal process for the Diocese of Tucson is    Parishioners can also engage the process by accessing the Diocesan Facebook and Instagram accounts: @synodtucson.

Social media hashtags include #SynodTucson, #ListeningChurch, and  #IglesiaQueEscucha.
Questions about the process can be emailed to

However you choose to participate, in this extraordinary opportunity to make your voice heard and prayerfully considered, please plan on doing so!

St. Teresa of Calcutta was once asked by a Catholic journalist: “Mother, what do you think needs to change in the Church?” The Saint replied, with a smile, “You. . .and me!”  

Real change is possible when we are open, respectful, and receptive to one another, and seek the good of the whole Church as our goal, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit!

Food For Thought...


“We can turn to Mary in grave humility and say to her, “Look, you are one of us! Teach us the height to which we can rise. We can’t bear Christ, but we can be pregnant with love for every human being, men and women alike, in giving life to other people. Mother, teach us how to do it. Teach us how to love; teach us how to hope; teach us how to say ‘Yes!’ to the impossible!”


                                                                     - Catherine De Hueck Doherty (1896-1985)

This Week's Catholic Quiz



This Week’s Question: ““What is the ‘Last Gospel’?”

The Answer to last week’s Question: “Where in Egypt did the Holy Family go when they fled from Bethlehem?” 

The flight into Egypt is described in the Gospel of Matthew (2:13-23), in which Joseph fled to Egypt with Mary and the infant JESUS, after a visit by the Magi, because he was warned in a dream that King Herod intended to kill the new-born Messiah.  Egypt was a logical place to find refuge, as it was outside the dominions of King Herod, but both Egypt and Israel were part of the Roman Empire linked by a coastal road known as "the way of the sea", making travel between them easy and relatively safe. There was a large number of Jews living in Egypt, since the time of the Babylonian Exile. The city of Alexandria, which in ancient times had a very large Jewish “Quarter”, claims to have sheltered the Holy Family, as does the city of Cairo, which has an ancient church claiming to be built on the place where the Holy Family stayed and Joseph plied his trade as a carpenter, until they returned to Nazareth. These stories of the time in Egypt have been especially important to the Coptic Church, which is based in Egypt, and throughout Egypt are a number of churches and shrines marking places where the Holy Family stayed.

(If you would like to be as well-informed as the “Quiz Master” – pick up a copy of the Catholic Source Book, available in the Parish Office, for only $25!)


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The Marriage Anniversary Mass


Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger will celebrate a special Mass celebrating Marriage Anniversaries for couples that have received the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony and are celebrating the following anniversaries in 2022: 1st - 10th - 25th - 50th - 60th or longer, Sunday, February 13, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. St. Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave., Tucson.  The attached registration form can be returned to


Mass for Life


Saturday, January 22, 2022 Bishop Weisenburger will celebrate the Mass for Life at St. Augustine Cathedral at 9:00 AM.  The Procession to Holy Hope Cemetery will follow the Mass. Any priest wishing to concelebrate the Mass with Bishop Weisenburger is asked to bring his alb and white stole for the Mass.



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Cursillo Grouping in English-language will be available Wednesdays at 6:00pm, Fridays at 10:00am in Room 4 of Madonna Hall and on Saturdays at 1:00pm by calling Zina (520 227-3081).  Spanish-language grouping by phone will be available on Fridays at 10:00am and on Saturdays at 1:00pm by calling Tony (520 249-8781).  We look forward to grouping with you.  Para español, leerlo abajo.


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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