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
We are hoping that 400 turkeys can be donated in the coming week – to provide Thanksgiving food boxes for our neighbors in need!
You are asked to bring the frozen turkeys, either directly to the Community Food Bank, located at 616 Bartow, between the hours of 12 to 4:00 PM any day this week
you can drop the frozen turkeys off at the Parish Office (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) any day this week, and we’ll get them to the Community Food Bank for you!
The requested size of the turkeys is: 12-14 pounds. Any other canned food items, to fill the boxes, or donations, made out to the Community Food Bank, are also most welcome!!!
The Thanksgiving Food Box distribution will take place on Tuesday, 20 November at the Community Food Bank – volunteers are most welcome!
And, DID YOU KNOW that this Sunday, we will participate in a Nation-wide observance of the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I?
On Sunday morning at 11:00 AM, our church bell will be tolled 21 times – a ‘salute of honor’ – for those who died in the “war to end all wars”.
It was at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 11 November 1918 at 11:00 AM that the Armistice officially began – ending the hostilities, which had enveloped the world for over four years and had cost some 11 million deaths, by combat, disease, and wounds.
What is little remembered is that Pope Benedict XV had worked to bring about a truce and negotiated end to the war two years earlier, convincing most of the combatants to agree to a peace conference. The opposition of Germany and England to the “meddling of the Vatican” meant that the war continued in ever-increasing mutual destruction for two more years. A somber anniversary, indeed.
WE SALUTE ALL OF OUR VETERANS – living and deceased!
This past week, we received $310.00 in donations to the “Building Our Church Fund”! This Fund allows us to make necessary upgrades and unbudgeted repairs on our two-campus Parish. At the present, the “Building Our Church Fund” is being used to complete the up-grades on our new St. Andrew’s Convent! Thank you SO much for your generosity!!
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On November 17 we’ll be at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Tucson and we want you to join us. Tickets to the evening are completely free and you can get yours by visiting the177project.com.
For information please contact Joe Perdreauville at 520-838-2539 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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