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
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

 

 

Our Mass of celebration with Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity included those serving here in our diocese, both from
around Tucson, where many serve at San Xavier Mission School and others came from Immaculate Conception School in Yuma.

Photos by Steff Koeneman

 

Did You Know...?

 

...that we hosted a capacity crowd for the 12th Annual Community Hymn Festival last Sunday and received a record Offering for the “Wounded Warrior Project” of our local Veterans’ Center?


These “community events”, such as the Hymn Festival, and the up-coming Community Concert of ‘The Messiah’ in December, are a wonderful expression of the “bridge-building” we are called to do in the wider Christian Community. To provide a welcome and offer support for local Christian churches to come together is a very practical form of ecumenism! All of the Popes, since the Second Vatican Council, have made ecumenism a priority, and we have seen extraordinary – even a miraculous – healing of the wounds of division in the Christian Community! Pope St. John Paul II’s last encyclical letter was on the necessity of working for healing of divisions and toward the unity of the Church! Pope Benedict and Pope Francis have both undertaken extraordinary journeys to build these bridges of understanding and mutual affirmation, with the Orthodox and Protestant Churches (The Pope’s title “Pontifex Maximus” literally means “Supreme Bridge-builder”!)


Our Parish has taken this priority to heart and has provided the ‘lead’ on a number of shared ministry events in our area, such as the Community Hymn Festival, the Community Easter Sunrise Service, the Community Thanksgiving Service, the ‘Father of Lights Festival’, the Community “Messiah” Concert, and many other events!


When our ‘new’ church was dedicated in June 2006, Lutheran Pastor Richard ‘Dick’ Anderson, who was the “Religion Editor” for the Sierra Vista Herald at the time, spoke at the Dedication (and later wrote up the event), and said, “I don’t want our Catholic brothers and sisters, who have sacrificed so much to build this extraordinarily beautiful church, to take this amiss, but your new church belongs not only to you, the parishioners, but in a very real way, to the whole Community! It is not only a showplace, and the first building to catch the eye of those driving into our city, but it is also a place where the whole Christian Community will, in the years to come, gather and celebrate what unites us as God’s People!”


The words of Pastor Anderson have proved ‘prophetic’ and we hope that our ‘new’ church AND our Kino Hall will continue to be holy places for “bridge-building”!!!

 

* * * * * * *

This past week, we received $66.00 in donations to the “Building Our Church Fund”, which provides necessary funding for emergency and unbudgeted repairs and up-grades on our two-campus Parish! The “big” repair at present is replacing the large overhead screen in the church, which “aged out” in a pretty spectacular failure on 27 October! Ordering the replacement has been difficult and the cost is going to be pretty high (we’re still ‘negotiating’) – so we are very grateful to you, for the support for our “Building Our Church Fund”!

 

 

“All life is inter-related. . .somehow we’re caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.”


                                                                                                - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  (1929-1968)

 

 

Richard Rivera - Our Seminarian

 

This is the last “big step” before Deacon Ordination (2021) made this

especially moving and encouraging.

Please give my gratitude and warm hello to all!

Blessings,

Richard

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


Download the Monthly Mass Schedule

 

 

Saturday 5 PM Mass NEEDS more Extradordinary Ministers of the Eucharist.

Please prayerfully consider volunteering to perform this much needed

and special service for your fellow St Andrew attendees.

Please contact the office to join this ministry.

 

 

We Need Your Turkeys!

 

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching!!

It's time to help our St. Vincent de Paul food bank prepare for their turkey dinner food box handout so we can all give thanks for the blessings we have.

Please drop off your frozen turkeys by Friday, the 15th either at the office between 9am - 4pm or the food bank at 614 Bartow Drive.

Thank you for your generosity and for helping those less fortunate in our area.

 

See Something? Say Something!

 

YOU can help a victim.
Report abuse by clicking the button below.

 

Sisters Serving Our Parish

 

 

Do you have a prayer request?

 

Here's a convenient way to help your church

and ensure your weekly gift is safe and secure. 

Online Giving allows you to make your contribution electronically without the hassle of writing a check or carrying cash.  Your contributions are recorded aiding in yearend tax preparation and reducing parish staff bookkeeping time and effort. 
Wait!  What happens if I go TDY or need to leave the area for a while?  No problem.  You will continue to support St. Andrew's and its ministries no matter where you go.  Your gift is always accounted for even when you are on vacation. 
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." 
We are rapidly becoming a cashless society and Online Giving is the tool we are using today meeting our needs and looking ahead to the future.  We thank you as always for your support of our parish and all of our ministries. 
Please use the button below and begin enjoying the safety and convenience Online Giving provides in weekly and single contributions.

 

 

Concerned about going to Confession?

Haven't been for a while?

 

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

 

 

 

 

See our drone video

 

 

If you need to refresh your ministry's information

please send your update to:

web@standrewsv.org

 

Announcements
HtmlNoArticles
View All>

 

St. Andrew's Flocknote is here! 

Sign up today and get connected!

To sign up, text message the letters

StAndrewSV

to 

84576

(Make sure your auto-spelling corrector on your phone doesn't mistakenly change the text.)

If you can't signup with your cell phone, 

 

 

 

Something New...

 

Is there a parish event or announcement you would like to see in the bulletin?

You can submit it by clicking this link:

bulletin@standrewsv.org