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 word ‘vacation’ is from the Latin ‘vacare’ – to ‘open a space’ ‘make a place for’?

The true meaning of the word ‘vacation’ is related to ‘making a place in our lives for God to fill’! ‘Recreation’ means to allow ourselves to be ‘re-created’! Again, we look to God the Creator for that new creation!

The ‘sanctifying’ of time – the Seventh Day (‘sabbath’ – ‘sabbatical’) is the gift of our loving Creator for this ‘re-creation’ and for opening ourselves (‘vacate’) to experience more deeply the Presence of God.

Two Papal documents spoke about the ‘vital’ importance of observing the Lord’s Day.

In 1998 Pope St. John Paul II wrote the Letter “Dies Domini” (‘The Lord’s Day’) and, drawing from the 4th Commandment (“Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy”), he spoke about a healthy rhythm of work and prayer, rest and exercise, quiet and activity, which is vitally important in establishing a healthy balance in a person’s life, as well as the life of the family!

More recently in 2015 Pope Francis wrote the Letter “Laudatio Si” (‘Praised be’ – from St. Francis of Assisi’s ‘Canticle of Brother Sun’) and drew the connection between a healthy lifestyle lived in a healthy environment, which again looks to the Divine plan for balance in a person’s life. Pope Francis shares that creation and recreation are joined in a way so that God continues the work of His creation in and through each of us! (Both of these Papal letters are well-worth the time to read and study for the insights, drawn from Sacred Scripture, about ‘balance’ in all areas of a believer’s life and the basic human need for ‘balance’ or a healthy ‘life rhythm’ which can only be obtained and maintained in our relationship with our Creator God!

With increasing pressure in the workplace and the challenges of finding ‘free time’ this need for finding and maintaining a healthy balance is increasingly important! The Mass itself can be a vital way of maintaining that healthy ‘rhythm for life’!

Recent studies have shown the long-term health benefits – physical and emotional – for those who attend Mass each week and find their ‘balance’ in the environment of worship and ‘re-creation’!

It was the 18th century Methodist reformer, John Wesley, who wisely remarked that “any recreation from which you have to recover, was not re-creation!”

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer ‘vacation’ before school begins! Allow yourself to be re-created, re-newed, re-balanced, beginning with worship and renewal every Lord’s Day in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!

For your current and eternal health, make a place in the midst of all of the business of life, for God to fill you and draw you more and more into the ‘new Creation’!

Just a reminder as to how important our “Building Our Church Fund” is in funding repairs, up-grades, and improvements to our two-campus Parish! Most recently we have had to make emergency repairs to the water system at our Good Shepherd

Mission and were able to do so, because of your generous support of our “Building Our Church Fund”!

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“Faith isn’t the ability to believe long and far into the future. It’s simply taking God at His word and taking the next step.”

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This Week's Catholic Quiz

This week’s Question: “What does the word ‘mystery’ mean in Catholic theology?”

The Answer to Last Week’s Question: “What is the ‘epiclesis’ in the Mass?”

During the Eucharistic Prayer at Mass, God is asked to send the Holy Spirit to sanctify the gifts of bread and wine. This prayer, with the extension of the Celebrant’s hands over the gifts, is called the epiclesis (Greek: “to call down from above”). By this action of the Holy Spirit, the gifts are sanctified (meaning to ‘make holy’, that is, suitable for offering to God. The Consecration of the gifts (and their transformation) then follows this invocation of the Holy Spirit. The ‘epiclesis’ emphasizes the role of the Holy Spirit in the Mass – which is offered to the Father, through the Son, by the power of the Spirit!

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