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 this Sunday, our two Candidates for the Permanent Diaconate will receive the Orders of Acolyte and Lector?


Michael Denton and Bill Polakowski are in the final part of their 5-year-long formation as Deacons, with training in theology, liturgy, canon law, and preaching! As part of their formation, they have been active in a variety of parish ministries – Bill, of course, is our Parish Youth Minister and Confirmation instructor, among his other activities in the Parish, and, Michael has been coordinating our ministry with the Korean Catholic Community, in addition to assisting with the preparation of marriage cases, and other duties as assigned!


This Sunday, we are privileged to celebrate here at St. Andrew’s, their formal installation in the Orders of Acolyte and Lector. (These Orders were formerly among the “Minor Orders,” which were limited to those preparing for the Priesthood, and the “Call to Orders” is still the formal first rite in the Ordination process!)


Normally, the installation in the Orders of Acolyte and Lector, takes place in the Cathedral in Tucson. This year, because of the ‘covid protocols,’ Bishop Weisenburger, has delegated this installation to the pastors of the Candidates’ parishes, and so we will celebrate the rite at the 10:00 AM (‘livestreamed’) Mass this Sunday, and invite you to tune-in or watch it later!


Candidates Bill and Michael’s Ordination to the (Permanent) Diaconate is scheduled for Saturday, 5 June, at St. Augustine Cathedral. There will be 26  Ordained that day, and bringing the grace of their Diaconal service to parishes across the Diocese. At this time, we believe that our two new Deacons will be assigned to St. Andrew’s/Good Shepherd!


Please continue to pray for our Candidates and their families, as they take this next very important step in their journey to the Diaconate!

 

 

 

Food For Thought...

 

“Three things that please God most are: true faith in God with a pure heart, a simple life with a grateful spirit, and generosity inspired by charity. The three things that most displease God are: a mouth that hates people, a heart harboring resentments, and confidence in wealth.”


                                                                                        - St. Ita of Killeedy  (480-570)

 

This Week's Catholic Quiz
 

 

 

This  week’s  Question: “Why are the crosses and statues veiled the last two weeks of Lent?”

 

The answer to last week’s Question: “What is a ‘Rubric’?” ‘Rubrica’ – ‘red’, in Latin – was the color in which Romans wrote laws. Following this practice, monks and printers after them, used red ink in manuscripts and Church books for headings, directions, titles and such. The word ‘rubric’ has come to mean any official instructions. There is an old saying in liturgical circles that if you’re paying more attention to the red letters than the black letters, you’re not really praying!

 

(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 $20!)

 

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Annual Catholic Appeal Prayer

 

God, whose love is never-ending,

You care for us in all ways and at all times.

 

Bless us with the understanding that
everything we have is a gift from You.

 

You call us to be stewards of your abundance, 

the caretakers of all you have entrusted to us. 

Help us to always use your gifts wisely,

Teach us to share them generously. 

 

Send your Holy Spirit to work through us, 

bringing your message to those we serve.

 

May our faithful stewardship 

through the Annual Catholic Appeal 

 bear witness to your enduring love of all creation.

 

May Mary, Mother of God, be with us 

to inspire, guide and protect us.

Oh, Holy Blessed Mother, pray for us.

 

In Jesus’ name we pray.

Amen


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Cursillo Grouping in English-language by phone will be available Wednesdays at 6:00pm, Fridays at 10:00am, and 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 por teléfono está disponible en los miércoles a las seis de la tarde (6:00pm), 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 inglés, 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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