Did You Know...?

 

that for the first time in 31 years we are not going to be able to celebrate our Annual Catholic Appeal “Dinner with the Bishop”?


Normally at this time we would be counting down the days to one of the most anticipated and enjoyable Parish events of the year – the “kick-off” Dinner with the Bishop, hosted by our Knights of Columbus, Bishop Salpointe Council, which was scheduled for next Saturday. Started in 1990, this event was the social event for our Parish, and a wonderful evening of celebrating ‘who we are’ as part of the Diocese of Tucson!


This year’s theme: “Persevering in Hope” certainly strikes the right note, of prayerful and faithful perseverance in very difficult times for our world, our Nation, and our local communities.


We had hoped that we might be able to do a greatly modified, limited attendance Dinner, but as the covid numbers kept going up, necessitating the closing of the Knights’ “Columbian Hall,” new Diocesan limits on numbers allowed at Parish functions, AND, an abundance of concern for the health and safety of our Parishioners, the difficult decision was made to cancel this year’s Dinner!


Now, part of the concern, looking forward, is how important the fund-raising aspect of the Dinner has been, in terms of ‘kick-starting’ our response to the Annual Catholic Appeal!  Over the years, we would often achieve 30%+ of the total goal in that one evening, which was a huge part of our 30 years of success in meeting and surpassing our Parish Goal for the Annual Catholic Appeal!


Other parishes and other Councils of the Knights of Columbus sought to emulate our very successful Annual Catholic Appeal “Dinner with the Bishop,” and members of the Diocesan staff often joined us for the evening, to experience the wonderful energy and to receive our thanks for all that they do, to support our parishes and many ministries!


Now, because of the pandemic, we cannot use our best means to generate support for this vital effort, AND, because of the pandemic, the needs within our Diocese have never been as great! So many throughout the whole community are relying on our caring support!


Your great Parish Annual Catholic Appeal team, headed by Les Orchekowsky, are relying on your proven support of the Church and your incredible generosity to carry us forward to meet – and, please God, surpass – our Parish Goal, as we have done for the past 30 years!

 

Please watch for your mailed invitation from the Diocese to participate in this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal; watch our Flocknotes, website, and other social media to keep track of our progress, and, please, consider matching your gift of last year, and, if possible, doing a little extra, as so many are counting on us this year!

 

Food For Thought...

 

“The perfect Christian is always a bearer of peace and joy; peace because he realizes that he is always in the Presence of God; joy because he sees himself surrounded by God’s blessings.”

St. Clement of Alexandria   (150-215)

 

This Week's Catholic Quiz
 

 

 

This week’s Question: “What is the Blessing of Throats on the Feast of St. Blaise?”

 

The answer to last week’s Question: “Where does the word ‘church’ come from – what does it mean?” The word church comes originally from the Greek phrase kuriakos (‘of the Lord’).

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, “Those visible churches are not simply gathering places but signify and make visible the Church living in this place, the dwelling of God with His People reconciled and united in Christ.” (#1180) It goes on to say that: 

1) A church is a house of prayer, 2) where the Eucharist is celebrated and reserved, 3) where the Faithful assemble, and 4) where the Presence of the Son of God, our Saviour, is worshipped. 

 

(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 $20!)

 

Rectory Kitchen Update
  • Rectory Remodel
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  • Rectory Remodel
  • Rectory Remodel
  • Rectory Remodel
Public and Private Masses

 

 

At the present time, we are not celebrating “public” Masses on weekdays.

The Mass is ‘livestreamed’ every weekday morning at 9:00 AM.

(The Mass is “livestreamed” on Sundays at 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon in Spanish.)

This is not a “public” Mass, but those who have watched the Mass can receive

Holy Communion by coming to the Divine Mercy Chapel for ½ hour after Mass.

The Sunday Masses – including the Vigil Mass on Saturday evening –
are “public” Masses, with the requirements of masking and social distancing required.

 

 

 

 During this time, remember to practice C.H.U.R.C.H. 

C harity - Be charitable and think of others first 

H ygiene - Stay healthy by practicing good hygiene 

U nderstanding -Be understanding and patient with others 

R esourcefulness - Check trustworthy resources often 

C ommon Sense - Practice and encourage common sense in your circle 

H oliness - Be holy and pray for those suffering, those on the front lines, and for a rapid cure.

 

 

Dr. Edward Miller, DO is the Chief Medical Officer at Copper Queen Community Hospital in Bisbee.  

He has written an informative article regarding the COVID-19 virus.

To read it, please

 

 

 

Mass Times

SUNDAYS

8:00 AM / 10:00 AM

12:00 Noon (Spanish)

5:00 PM

Mon - Fri Daily Mass

9:00 AM  and 12:05 PM

Saturday

9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Vigil)

6:30 PM at Good Shepherd Mission (Whetstone)

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-- Reconciliation Schedule --

WEEKDAYS: 8:30-8:55 AM – before the Mass
SATURDAYS: 8:30-8:55 AM and 3:30-4:55 PM
SUNDAYS: 7:30 – 7:55 AM and 4:30-4:45 PM

Anytime by appointment

 

Thursday, January 21 – Friday, January 29
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Cursillo Event

 

 

 

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Our Campus
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  • Church - South Aerial View
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  • Front Facade
  • Church - East Aerial View
  • Holy Family
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  • 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
Sisters Serving Our Parish

 

 

Prayers for Relief from Coronavirus

 

Prayer for Healing from Coronavirus

 

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Online Giving allows you to make your contribution electronically without the hassle of writing a check or carrying cash.  Your contributions are recorded aiding in yearend tax preparation and reducing parish staff bookkeeping time and effort. 

Wait!  What happens if I go TDY or need to leave the area for a while?  No problem.  You will continue to support St. Andrew's and its ministries no matter where you go.  Your gift is always accounted for even when you are on vacation. 

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

Good question.  Matthew 6:4 says "...so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you." 

We are rapidly becoming a cashless society and Online Giving is the tool we are using today meeting our needs and looking ahead to the future.  We thank you as always for your support of our parish and all of our ministries. 

Please use the button below and begin enjoying the safety and convenience Online Giving provides in weekly and single contributions.

 

 

Cactus Wren Cooperative Preschool would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone at St. Andrews, especially your supportive parishioners. The generosity you all have shown to us, especially throughout this pandemic, has been very much appreciated. It has not only supported our business, but allowed us to continue to serve the families of our students through this challenging time. 

 

Thank you again!

 

The Cactus Wren Cooperative Preschool Staff and Board of Directors

 

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

 

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St Vincent de Paul

 

We foresee needing some specific items for the Food bank located at 614 Bartow Drive.

Particularly bread, canned fruit, canned chili or stew with meat, ramen noodles and beans.

Our hours have been shortened from 12 noon-3 pm.

We may be forced to shorten them again, but we will continue giving food out to our Friends.

 

Our Church Video
Respect-Life Articles

 

More human beings died in abortions than any other cause of death in 2020, a new report indicates.
A heartbreaking reminder about the prevalence of abortion, statistics compiled by Worldometers indicate that there were over 42.6 million abortions world-wide in 2020.

 

 

See our drone video

 

See Something? Say Something!

 

YOU can help a victim.
Report abuse by clicking the button below.

 

 

Concerned about going to Confession?

Haven't been for a while?

 

(Hint: You're not going to the Principal's Office)

 

 

 

 

 

Cursillo Grouping in English-language by phone will be available Wednesdays at 6:00pm, Fridays at 10:00am, and 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 por teléfono está disponible en los miércoles a las seis de la tarde (6:00pm), 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 inglés, 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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CAN YOU HELP THIS YOUNG WOMAN ACHIEVE GOD’S DREAM FOR HER LIFE?

 

Catherine Logan has been accepted as a postulant for the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She plans to enter as soon as she has raised enough money to pay off her student debt.

“What really drew me in was, first, their charism, but also the fact that, when I visited them, I remember there was just this true sense of joy mixed in with this true sense of their personalities,” said Logan, who goes by Katie. “I wouldn’t have to change me; God wants to use me as I am with my gifts and talents.”   

Logan’s call to religious life happened in gradual stages. Born and raised in a Presbyterian family in New Jersey, she had minimal experience with faith during her high school years.

“I had pushed God out of my life, so he wasn’t even a part of it,” Logan said. She hadn’t planned to go to college, but at the urging of a friend, she applied and was given the opportunity to play ice hockey at Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania, which was founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia.

“Neumann completely transformed my life because, at the end of my freshman year, I was injured playing ice hockey and happened to step into campus ministry to set up service opportunities. It was just as if God opened a door.”

“A Franciscan priest who I’m still friends with to this day and a campus minister were two of the biggest influences,” Logan said. “For me, the first part of being drawn into the faith and into the Catholic Church was that I had peers who invited me to be involved and go to things. It was because of them that I started to trust in God again to the point that I could begin my own relationship with him. I just became fascinated; I wanted to know about St. Francis and the Catholic faith. I eventually went through the RCIA process when I was a junior.”

After graduating from Neumann, Logan served two years in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Detroit, Michigan. She then enrolled in Fordham University in New York to earn a master’s degree in pastoral care and counseling.

In 2013, she moved to Colorado and began working in a residential treatment facility. She currently works for the Resource Exchange as a long-term Medicaid service coordinator.

 “Over those weeks, it was as if God was just chipping away. I remember asking the pastor and parochial vicar how I could get involved in the Church. They said, ‘Maybe you should pray.’ I didn’t really understand what that meant.”

With the help and encouragement of her parish priests, Logan began to attend Mass daily and develop her prayer life, including regular Eucharistic adoration.

“During adoration, God shared the calling to religious life,” Logan said. “It was as if a movie reel was playing in my mind and at the end of it was a picture of habited sisters.”

Logan said that, since deciding to join the Franciscan sisters, she has known inner peace. 

“What really struck me was that feeling of peace and joy to lay my life down and give it fully to God and the church, to allow myself to be used as an instrument in order to bring God’s love to others,” she said. “When you enter an order, it’s no longer ‘mine’ but ours. Over these months, I’ve really seen how God has helped me make that transition. The challenging part right now is not knowing when I might enter.”

For those who would like to help Logan pay off her student debt, a Go Fund Me account can be found here: