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 many Christians (including Catholics!) believe that the adage “God helps those who help themselves!” comes from the Holy Scriptures?

 

It does NOT! It is found in “Poor Richard’s Almanack” and Benjamin Franklin is not considered an “inspired writer.”


St. Vincent de Paul (the “Apostle of Charity”) wrote: “God loves those who love the poor!”

 

And that is, in fact,  inspired (Spirit-breathed) wisdom!

 

This past Monday morning, your St. Vincent de Paul Community Food Bank distributed over 400 Thanksgiving boxes to our needy neighbors!

 

This was possible because of your great response to our request for turkeys and other food items!  

 

Our Life-Teens, as well as some our “Edgers,” joined Community Food Bank Director, Stan Garner, our wonderful St. Vincent de Paul Conference members, and other Parishioners and volunteers from throughout the community in this blessed sharing – made possible by your generous and on-going, monthly, support of the Community Food Bank!


As we know, “need has no season”, and there is no time of the year in which your Community Food Bank is not actively responding to the need for food assistance!


Our Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store is in great need of good, used children’s clothing, especially with the coming of cold weather!

 

Check your closets and discover what you can share out of your abundance!

 

Good warm clothing, socks, and other cold-weather ‘gear’ is especially needed.

 

Our Thanksgiving Day Offering was designated for Good Neighbor Alliance, our local homeless shelter! What a blessing to be able to support GNA in providing “shelter for those facing the storms of life.” Good Neighbor Alliance is our communities only residential shelter, welcoming families and individuals, and, of course, depends upon your generosity!

 

Food, clothing, shelter – very basic needs, which we too often can take for granted. To respond to those in need of these basics is a wonderful acknowledgement of our many blessings.


As Catholics know, true wealth is not measured by accumulation, but by generosity!


Be thankful that our Parish gives us many opportunities to participate the many “works of mercy” in our local community, our Diocese, and, indeed, the world!

 

Don’t forget the up-coming St. Nicholas Fair next Sunday morning, 4 December!

 

This fun event helps the Ladies of St. Andrew’s raise funds, which are widely distributed to local charities and ministries, as well as providing a wonderful Parish social event, to welcome this holy Season! Please join us!

 

 

Food For Thought...

 

“A person ought to be willing to suffer anything and everything rather than divide the Church of God, and it is no less glorious to incur martyrdom to avoid schism than to avoid idolatry; in fact, in my opinion, it is more so. For in one case a person is a martyr for the sake of one’s own soul, but in the other, for the sake of the whole Church.”
                                                                                                    

 

 

 

       - St. Dionysius of Alexandria (+265) 

This Week's Catholic Quiz

 

This week’s Question: “What are the ‘O Antiphons’?”

The Answer to Last Week’s Question: “What is the ‘Season of Advent’?” The four Sundays leading up the Solemnity of Christmas, mark the ‘Season of Advent’, which is a liturgical expression of the expectation of the Coming (‘Advent’) of Christ, and is penitential in tone (hence the violet color used during the Season, and the omission of the “Gloria”). It is four weeks long or slightly less. The first two weeks of Advent focus on Christ’s Final Coming as Lord and Judge. The final eight days anticipate His coming in history (Christmas). Since the 10th Century, the First Sunday in Advent has marked the beginning of the Church Year in the Western Church.

(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!)

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With the safety protocols of masking, social distancing, and hand-sanitizing – we are happy to invite you to one of the two weekly Bibles Studies!

BIBLE STUDIES are in Madonna Hall on Tuesday mornings from 9:45 to 11:00 AM and Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM!
Please join us for study and discussion of the Word in a relaxed setting!

 

 

 

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C harity - Be charitable and think of others first 

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U nderstanding -Be understanding and patient with others 

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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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