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 one of the most beautiful customs of our Mexican culture in the Southwest is the ‘Quinceañera’?


The word is Spanish: “fifteen years” and refers to the celebration of a young woman’s 15th birthday, marking her passage from girlhood to womanhood. (The term is also used for the celebrant herself.) It is celebrated as a “coming out party,” akin to a ‘debutant ball’ in some cultures. 


The religious significance of the celebration is the dedication of a young woman to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who, one tradition holds, was 15 years of age when the Archangel Gabriel came to her with the announcement of God’s plan and purpose of her life – to bear the Saviour of the world!

 

In many cases, however, the religious significance takes a ‘back seat’ or is forgotten altogether, and, the party can become a very lavish (and expensive!) event, more along the lines of a wedding reception! Some families have actually gone into debt to pay for the event. In recent years, many families have chosen not to mark the celebration, because of the costs of the ‘expected’ amenities, and because the religious significance has been lost in our increasingly secular culture.


We believe that this is too beautiful a custom to lose, and too important a moment in the lives of our Teens – Hispanic or otherwise – to omit! We also believe “per Maria ad Christus”: ‘through Mary to Christ’ – that devotion to our Blessed Mother will draw one closer to her Son!

 

What we are proposing is that the Parish will host a once-a-year Quinceañera celebration for all of our young women turning 15 in a given year!


For all the young women who are celebrating their 15th birthday, we will have a Parish-wide celebration, with Mass, the dedication of each young woman, and a Reception to follow, for their families and guests!


SO, that you might begin planning even now, the Parish Quinceañara Celebration is being planned for Saturday, 15 May, 2022. Again, young women who will turn 15 next year will have the opportunity of participating in this beautiful celebration – honoring her and our Blessed Mother!

 

A word of thanks to all who participated in this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal, which provides vital support for 26 Diocesan ministries and our Diocesan Seminarians -- as of last Friday, you made gifts and pledges of $176,444 - 132% of our Parish Goal! 


This was from 341 parishioners!

 

Food For Thought...

 

“I believe that Mary holds us as she held Christ. I believe that we hold Christ as Mary held Him. We, the People of God. We, the Church – the well-worn and much-loved household of God. When we – whether as individuals or an institution – make a mess of things, we would do well to turn to our Blessed Mother. The wisest among all women (and men) turns our attention to Christ, and tells us simply, “Do whatever He tells you!” Christ is in charge of this household of God. Listen to Him.”


                                                                                                                                    -  Mary Stommes

 

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OK, so, what happens when the offertory plate is passed to me at Mass and I don't place anything in it? 

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With the permission to re-open meetings within the Parishes – continuing to follow 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!
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The 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal

 

 

 

Annual Catholic Appeal Prayer

 

God, whose love is never-ending,

You care for us in all ways and at all times.

 

Bless us with the understanding that
everything we have is a gift from You.

 

You call us to be stewards of your abundance, 

the caretakers of all you have entrusted to us. 

Help us to always use your gifts wisely,

Teach us to share them generously. 

 

Send your Holy Spirit to work through us, 

bringing your message to those we serve.

 

May our faithful stewardship 

through the Annual Catholic Appeal 

 bear witness to your enduring love of all creation.

 

May Mary, Mother of God, be with us 

to inspire, guide and protect us.

Oh, Holy Blessed Mother, pray for us.

 

In Jesus’ name we pray.

Amen


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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.

 

Reunión en inglés está disponible en los miércoles a las seis de la tarde (6:00pm), los viernes a las diez de la mañana (10:00am) en Cuarto 4 en Madonna Hall y o por teléfono los sábados a la una de la tarde (1:00pm).   Para participar en reunión en inglés por teléfono, por favor de llamar a Zina por teléfono a (520 227-3081).  Reunión en español por teléfono está disponible los viernes a las diez de la mañana (10:00am) o los sábados a la una de la tarde (1:00pm).  Para participar en reunión en español, por favor de llamar a Tony por teléfono a (520 249-8781).  Nosotros esperamos reunirnos con ustedes.  For English, read above.

 

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