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 next Sunday there will be a very special celebration in Tucson, honoring our Padre Kino, the “Apostle of Arizona and Sonora”?


Thirty years ago, a group of citizens provided for three large equestrian statues of Padre Kino, to be placed in Tucson (at the corner of Kino Boulevard and 15th Street), in Magdalena de Kino, in Sonora, Mexico, where he is buried, and in Segno, Italy, where he was born.

The project was called “Three Statues for Three Nations” and is a wonderful expression of the ‘building of bridges’ between cultures and nations inaugurated by the apostolic ministry of Padre Kino beginning in 1687!

On Sunday, 8 August, the unique contribution of Padre Kino will be acknowledged with a Proclamation by Mayor Regina Romero, honoring the 30th Anniversary of the “Three Statues for Three Nations” (Mexico, Italy, and the US).

There will be simultaneous celebrations in Segno, Italy, Padre Kino’s birthplace. The Proclamation will take place at 8:30 AM in front of the statue of Padre Kino on Kino Boulevard. The day will also be marked with Mass at St. Augustine Cathedral at 10:00 AM. The Mass is an annual event, celebrating Padre Kino’s birth on 10 August 1645. Pope Francis declared Padre Kino “Venerable” in 2020!

We are very grateful for the support being given to this Diocesan-wide event, by our own Knights of Columbus, Bishop Salpointe Council #4584, and for the Honor Guard provided by the members of the 4th Degree of the Knights!


Bishop Weisenburger wrote: “Those who know the life of Padre Kino are humbled by his extraordinary talents, abilities and zeal. He was a trail-blazer, map maker, astronomer, pioneer cattleman, early agriculture agent, and bridge-builder between different peoples and cultures. Central to all of these wonderful accomplishments, he was a man grasped by the love of God and the Gospel of JESUS Christ, which he wanted to share with all. No doubt, it was the exceptional integrity of his life that gave credibility to the words of his preaching.”



Almighty and merciful Father, Lord of the Nations, You inspired your servant, Eusebio Francisco Kino, with a love for the Peoples of the Americas, and filled him with selfless zeal for the Gospel.
Your love for the desert Peoples of the Americas came to life in him, forming him into a bridge-builder between peoples and cultures – a prophet of justice in service to their lives and dignity.
We thank You for the heavenly favors bestowed upon him in his lifetime of service.

Inspired by his example, and, we ask that You open our hearts to continue his legacy of peace and loving service today. We hope in his intercession before Your heavenly throne, and we beg You to grant the petitions we now bring before You. . .

Also, if it be in accord with Your will, we ask, too, that the holiness of his life may result in a declaration of sainthood, so that his example might inspire peace, understanding and justice around the world. We ask this through Christ our Lord, for the greater glory of Your Name. Amen

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This past week, we received $3,105 in donations to the “Haiti Rectory Project”! Thank you for your wonderful support for this important project for our ‘sister-parish’ in Haiti: Mole St. Nicolas!


Thank you, so much, for caring and sharing in this way, and “building Our Church”!!


Food For Thought...


“If you ever feel distressed during your day, call upon our Lady. Just say the simple prayer, 'Mary, Mother of JESUS, please be a mother to me now’. I must admit, this prayer has never failed me.”

                                                                                                        - St. Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997)


This Week's Catholic Quiz



This week’s Question: “What is the ‘Falling Asleep of the Mother of God’?”


The answer to last week’s Question: “Did St. Joseph have another wife?” An ancient tradition, which is accepted by the Eastern Orthodox Churches as authoritative, says that Joseph was an elderly widower with a grown up family of sons and daughters when he became engaged to Mary. This account appears in the second-century apocryphal gospel – the Protoevangelium of James. This source was quoted by the early Christian theologian Origen, as well as the Church Father, St. Clement of Alexandria, and the early Christian apologist and martyr, St. Justin. On the basis of this tradition, the Scriptural references to the “brothers and sisters of the Lord,” would refer to the children of St. Joseph’s first marriage, who would be the step-children of Mary. In Christian art up until the present, St. Joseph was usually depicted as elderly, based on this tradition.

(If you would like to be as well-informed as the “Quiz Master” – pick up a copy of the Catholic Source Book, available in t  he Parish Office, for only $20!)


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Bishop Weisenburger is pleased to announce the return of our Marriage Anniversary Mass Celebration.  On Sunday, October 10th, we will celebrate the anniversaries as listed in the attached registration form for the years 2020 and 2021.


Birthday Celebration


Bishop Gerald Kicanas will celebrate his 80th birthday in August. He will preside at the 5:30 p.m. Saturday Mass on August 21st at St. Augustine's Cathedral to mark the event. You are warmly welcome to join with Bishop Kicanas at the Mass at the Cathedral.  

May God bless you abundantly, 

Edward J. Weisenburger



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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.


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