From Our Pastor


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



Did You Know...?

that the ‘official summary’ of the Synod process in the parishes and dioceses of our country has now been presented by the Bishops of the United States and is available?


We participated in the Synod process, with several sessions, here in January, and found it a great listening/learning moment.


Among the findings synthesized in the report are: that Catholics across the country continue to feel wounded by the clergy abuse crisis, seek a more welcoming church in which their "lived reality" is prioritized over rules and regulations, and desire lifelong spiritual, pastoral and catechetical formation as disciples.


This is very much in line with what surfaced in our parish discussions. It can be summarized with the desire expressed by many, that we become a “more welcoming Church”!


Our Parish/Finance Council spent some time reviewing what was shared in the listening sessions and trying to creatively address the concerns that were raised. There will be more
on that planning coming out soon!


It is very much an on-going conversation, and your input is always welcome. (Parish/Finance Council meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at 5:30 PM in Madonna Hall!)


We are also beginning to move out of the sense of isolation and ‘disconnectedness’ occasioned by the pandemic and the lockdowns.


Attendance at Mass, classes, and participation in various expressions of devotional life (Adoration, public Rosaries, prayer groups) is certainly on the increase, as is a renewed sense of belonging to the Catholic (“Universal”) Church!


We are certainly being ‘stretched’ out of any narrow parochialism.


This awareness has been very much increased by the presence of Fr. Samuel (Nigeria), Fr. Jude (Nigeria), and Fr. Simon (Kenya) serving among us, as well as the visit of Fr. Anthony Corcoran (Kyrgyzstan) in June, and, this coming week, Fr. Silas Bogati (Nepal)!


We have also been very connected with our sister-parish, Mole St-Nicolas in Haiti, the Diocese of Santo Domingo in Ecuador, and Fr. Marco’s home parish in Vera Cruz, Mexico!


We have also increased our support of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) missionaries, and, of course, we continue to support Bethlehem University in the Holy Land!


We are told, in the Gospel, to watch for the ‘signs of the times’, and while there is much that is alarming and deeply challenging, there are also many signs of renewed life and Spiritual energy all around us!


In His parable of the wheat and the weeds (Matthew 13:24-43) our Lord tells us that the good and the evil are both growing – that the bad will get worse, but that the good will get much better, as we move toward the harvest! There is cause for rejoicing here!


Congratulations to our Fr. Rob Neske, who was promoted to the rank of Knight Commander (the highest rank given to Priests)in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem this past weekend!

Food For Thought...


“I have no taste for corruptible food not for the pleasures of this life. I desire the Bread of God, which is the Flesh  of JESUS Christ, Who was of the seed of David; and for drink I desire only His Blood, which is love incorruptible.”



                                                                                                                         - St. Ignatius of Antioch (died 108)

This Week's Catholic Quiz



This Week’s Question: “Where is Adam’s grave?”

The answer to last week’s Question: “What is the connection between Saint Jerome and the Lion?” The pious legend says that a lion entered a schoolroom in which St. Jerome was teaching and lifted one of its paws. Although the disciples all fled, Jerome proceeded to extract a thorn from the lion’s paw and dress the wound. The legend points to the effect of kindness, and the transforming power of gratitude. The story is set in a classroom, because St. Jerome was a prodigious scholar – his ultimate life’s work was translating the entire Bible into Latin (the “Vulgate”), the Old Testament he translated from Hebrew and the New from Greek. He worked in a cave/home next to the cave/stable in which Christ, and his cave study-and-home can still be visited by pilgrims to Bethlehem.

(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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Missions of the River Tour

The Southwestern Mission Research Center Presents

Missions of the River Tour

Join us for a tour of the two Spanish colonial missions of Socorro and Ysleta (in Texas), established by the Spanish settlers and Natives who fled Northern New Mexico in 1680 during the Pueblo Revolt. We will also visit a rare presidio chapel and the village of San Elizario, the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Cultural Center, and visits to archaeology and history museums. Enjoy sopaipillas, New Mexico red and green chile, and some Texas BBQ, yum! A little shopping along the way too. Since we are staying in the U.S. you will not need your passport.


November 3-6, 2022

$795 per person, double occupancy (single–additional $100),

for reservations contact Monica Young at (520) 621-6278 or

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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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 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.


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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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