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 our Knights of Columbus, Bishop Salpointe Council #4584 received great recognition at the 116th State Convention of the Knights of Columbus?

On 19-20 May, at the State Convention held in Scottsdale, our own Ed and Cyndi and Matthew Graveline were honored as the “Family of the Year” for the State of Arizona, in recognition of their dynamic leadership in evangelization, Seminarian support, public Rosary events, and parish ministries! We are very proud of the Gravelines and this well-deserved recognition! At the Convention, our Bishop Salpointe Council of the Knights and St. Andrew’s Parish received a special award and recognition for their community “Father of Lights Festival” for a safe alternative to Halloween and a family celebration for those living in the Carmichael School and Fry Town neighborhoods, in Len Roberts Park. This October event has the support of a number of churches in our area, but it is the Knights of Columbus who provide the leadership, food, and the security for this growing event! Again, this was a very well-deserved award, and we should note that our Deacon Bill Polakowski (a Knight of Columbus and our Youth Minister) has headed up this event for the Neighborhood each year!

AND, at the Convention, our Larry Powers was elected State Treasurer for the Knights! It was also announced that St. Andrew the Apostle and our Bishop Salpointe Council are part of the pilot program for the COR Dialog for Catholic men which will be promoted across the United States, Canada, and Mexico by the Knights in the next two years! We have had two of the COR Dialogs on Saturday mornings, and the next ones are scheduled for 17 June and 15 July! These hour-long events begin with a short period of Eucharistic Adoration, followed by a light breakfast, short presentation, and round-table discussions focused on building up the spirituality of men, as husbands, fathers, leaders. While COR Dialogs are sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, they are open to ALL men in the Parish! For more information, contact Larry Powers or any of the Knights!

The Knights of Columbus are called the “strong right arm of the Church” and the leadership and support of the Knights of Columbus for the Parish, as an organization and as individual members, is inestimable. If you are 18 years of age or older and want a proven way to grow in your Catholic Faith, find fellowship in service to the Church, and be strengthened as a disciple, husband, father, brother, and a man of Faith, please consider joining the Knights of Columbus – it’s a game-changer for a Catholic man! Don’t forget the “Silver Rose Celebration” this Tuesday evening beginning at 7:00 PM in the church – Rosary, Mass, and prayer in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe!

Food For Your Soul

“So often we have the experience and miss the meaning. Afterwards we know the hollowness and disappointment at what was merely said or done in external signs, that did not connect us with their underlying realities. This is the sad result of being unprepared, of being lost in the superficial. But once we have found true relationship with God at depth, everything that happens to us is drawn into a meaningful pattern. It is only necessary for us to prepare our hearts – and we are prepared for everything!”

// Fr. John Main, O.S.B. (1926-1982) –from Monastery without Walls

This Week's Catholic Quiz

This week’s Question: “What are the ‘Five Promises of the Holy Spirit’?”

The Answer to Last Week’s Question: “How is the Jewish Feast of Pentecost (“Shavuvot”) related to the Christian Feast of Pentecost?”

The Jewish Feast of Shavuvot (or Festival of Weeks) was celebrated a “week of weeks” – 50 days after Passover. In Greek it was called Pentecost – from the Greek pente = 50. It was also called the “Festival of First Fruits (of the grain harvest) and is commanded in Exodus 23:16 and Leviticus 23:15-21. Originally a Spring festival of thanks for the grain harvest, it became a festival of Covenant renewal, a Jewish “thanksgiving feast” which combined these themes of thanksgiving and renewal.
The Law designated it as one of the three major Jewish Festivals (with Passover and Tabernacles) and attendance in the Temple was obligatory on all Jewish males. Jewish pilgrims would come from all over the Roman Empire – and beyond – to participate in Passover in Jerusalem and then remain the 50 days to celebrate Shavuvot before returning home – hence the great crowds present from all over the Mediterranean world, reported in the Acts of the Apostles 2:5-11 “Staying in Jerusalem at that time were devout Jews of every nation under heaven.”

(If you would like to be as smart as the “Quiz Master” – pick up a copy of the Catholic Source Book – available in the Parish Office, for only $25.00!)

Vacation Bible School 2023: Sonwest Roundup

From June 5-9, 2023, from 9 AM-12 PM.  Register using EventBrite HERE or get the forms HERE.

Register for next year's Faith Formation now!

Download and fill our the Faith Formation Registration Form HERE, and bring it by the office.  If you are not already registered as a parishioner, please bring that FORM as well.

(If you are registering for First Communion classes, please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate as well.)

All are invited to a Holy Hour for the five men who are about to be ordained priests!

A lovely open letter from a parishioner

Captain Katherine Wilson graduated from the “Captains’ Course” at Fort Huachuca on 11 May! During her time here, Katherine volunteered as a Minister of Hospitality at the 8 AM Masses and participated in many other activities! What a gift these soldiers and their families are to our Parish! Read her letter HERE.


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