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 on Corpus Christi Sunday the Bishops of the United States initiated a three-year program to increase understanding of and devotion to the Eucharist?


This will be a three-year grassroots (parish) revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of JESUS in the Eucharist! The Bishops believe that God wants to see “a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with JESUS in the Eucharist and sent out in mission ‘for the life of the world’!”


Catholic churches are not ‘worship centers’ which stand empty until worshippers enter the building – they are “Presence centers,” where the Eucharistic Lord remains, tabernacled, as the still, quiet Center of the Parish’s life and ministry.

(It is for this reason that we Catholics make the Sign of the Cross and utter a short prayer of thanksgiving whenever we pass a Catholic church – we are always gratefully aware of His Presence in our midst!) 


Consider that our Lord’s Eucharistic Presence is the fulfillment of His promise: “I am with you always, even to the consummation of the ages!”


We, as a Parish, will want to consider ways to increase devotion of the Eucharist; certainly by offering more opportunities for Adoration and other special liturgies, which will help us to deepen our understanding of the Gift of His Presence!


We will be sharing the resources available, through our website, as well as offering some studies on the Eucharist, in the coming months!


St. Alphonsus Ligouri (1696-1787) once lamented: “So many Communions; so little spiritual progress!” The Saint said that the reason that we don’t get the full benefit of our Communions is two-fold: Lack of preparation, and lack of follow-through!


Do we adequately prepare for our reception of Holy Communion? Are we spiritually prepared to welcome Christ into the center of our lives? Have we made a sincere examine of our conscience and availed ourselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation if we are not in a state of grace?


Do we follow-through – that is, do we let Christ live in us and through us, in our dispositions, attitudes, priorities? Do those around us recognize Christ in us “for the life of the world”?


With all of the extra “helps”, to our devotion and understanding, that we will be receiving in the next three years, let’s make this Eucharistic renewal a time of personal renewal!

 

Please avail yourself of the opportunity to make visits to the Eucharistic Lord – the Divine Mercy Chapel is open 24/7 – the code for the keypad is: 1958. He is waiting!

Food For Thought...


“For this a man ought 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 man is a martyr for the same of his own single soul, but to avoid schism, for the same of the whole Church.”





                                                                                                         

 

                                                                                - St. Dionysius of Alexandria (+265)

This Week's Catholic Quiz
 

 

 

This Week’s Question: “Are there any ‘official’ translations of the Mass in Native American languages?”

The answer to last week’s Question: “What is devotion to the ‘Infant of Prague’?”  This is a devotion that has evolved from the gift of an eighteen-inch wooden statue of the Child JESUS to a community of Carmelite Friars in Prague in 1655. The figure’s left hand holds a globe surmounted by a cross and its right hand is raised in blessing. It represents both the Kingship of Christ and Holy Childhood. (A statue of the Infant of Prague is venerated in our Good Shepherd Mission.) One of the most important expressions of this devotion is that of the Santo Niño de Cebu, widely venerated by Filipino Catholics. It is the oldest Christian artifact in the Philippines, originally a gift from explorer Ferdinand Magellan to Rajah Humabon in honor of his Christian baptism in 1521.  A beautiful copy of the Santo Niño de Cebu was given by our parishioners to mark the 500th Anniversary of the Evangelization of the Philippines and is enshrined in the Gathering Room of our church!

(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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CONGRATULATIONS to our parishioners, Randi Buros and Binh Ly, who have been accepted into the Formation Program for the Permanent Diaconate of the Diocese of Tucson – Class of 2026!

 

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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!
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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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