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 the Season of Advent is very much a “Marian Season”?

Ours is a very “Marian” Parish, with many visible signs of our great devotion to Our Lady.

The church bells sound forth from the “Ave Maria Tower” (a gift of the Knights of Columbus), while the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe graces the south façade of the church, as well as the shrine located on the west end of Kino Hall, depicting St. Juan Diego knelling before the Apparition.


Another image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is enshrined above the entrance of Madonna Hall.


A beautiful statue of Our Lady of Grace stands in the Memorial Prayer Garden, and many make visits to the Shrine to the Holy Family in the south parking lot.

In the Gathering Room (narthex) of the church is the image of Our Lady Who Unties Knots.


The special significance of this image our Lady, made enormously popular by the devotion to her by Pope Francis, is that ours was only the second dedicated parish shrine to Her in the United States!


Pick up a ‘holy card’ and pray the prayer written for our Parish’s use!

When you enter the church itself, you see that a Rosary ‘railing’ in cast stone binds the whole Sanctuary, a detail repeated in the Divine Mercy Chapel.


The principal image of Our Lady in the church is the Madonna and Child carved in Oberammergau for the original church, enshrined at the front of the Sanctuary.


The full-sized image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the first niche on the east side is paralleled by an image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on the west side.


At the top of the staircase in the balcony is a beautiful image of Our Lady of the Apocalypse, painted by one of our parishioners.


In the Divine Mercy Chapel are located the images of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Our Lady of La Vang, and Our Lady of Czestochowa – each important to our Filipino, Vietnamese, and Polish communities!

We are a “Marian” Parish, and we will honor Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception with Masses on Wednesday 7 December, at 7:00 PM at Good Shepherd Mission, and on Thursday, 8 December, with Masses at 9:00 AM (livestreamed), 12:05 Noon, and 7:00 PM.


On Sunday, 11 December, we will honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, with a Dinner at 4:00 PM , Procession at 6:00 PM followed by the multi-lingual Rosary, with Mass at 7:00, with the Mananitas immediately following the Mass.

Thank you -- for your love for God, your love for Our Lady, and, for your love for your Church!


Food For Thought...


“Mary went without delay – ‘in haste’ – to communicate her joy to her cousin Elizabeth. . .this is the real commitment of Advent: to bring joy to others, because joy is the true gift of Christmas."                                                                                                                




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pope Benedict XVI  (1927 --    )

This Week's Catholic Quiz



This Week’s Question: “What is ‘Gaudete Sunday’?”

The answer to last week’s Question: “What are the ‘O Antiphons’?”  These ancient prayers of Advent are the antiphons (verses) for the Gospel canticle, and Evening Prayer of the Church, during the last seven days leading up to Christmas. Each antiphon includes an Old Testament title for the Messiah, a praise for the Lord’s saving action, and finally, a petition – a good model for composing personal prayers! The seven ‘titles’ are: O Wisdom, O Lord of Israel, O Flower of Jesse’s Stem, O Key of David, O Radiant Dawn, O King of the Nations, and, O Emmanual. The hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is the best-known musical setting of the ‘O Antiphons’!

(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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Our Campus
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  • 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


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Preperation for Advent Penance Service 12 Decemeber

In the Sacrament of Penance the Faithful who confess their sins to a Priest, are sorry for those sins and have a purpose of amendment, receive from God, through the absolution given by that Priest, forgiveness of sins they have committed after Baptism, and at the same time they are reconciled with the Church, which by sinning they wounded. (Canon 959)

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Cursillo Grouping in English-language will be available Wednesdays at 6:00pm and on Fridays at 10:00am in Room 4 of Madonna Hall.  Beginning on 6 October, Spanish-language grouping will meet in person in Room 3 of Madonna Hall on Thursdays at 10:00am.  If you have questions about participating in Spanish-language group reunions, please contact Tony Moreno (520 249-8781) or Doris Combs (520 236-0731).  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) y los viernes a las diez de la mañana (10:00am) en Cuarto 4 en Madonna Hall.   Desde el 6 de Octobre, reunión en español está disponsible en los jueves a las diez de la mañana (10:00am) en Cuarto 3 en Madonna Hall.  Si hay preguntas sobre participar en reunión en español, por favor de llamar por teléfono a Tony Moreno a (520 249-8781) o Doris Combs (520 236-0731).  Nosotros esperamos reunirnos con ustedes.  For English, read above.



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