Easter Monday

 

The parish office will be open

Tuesday at 9am.

We wish you a wonderful and fullfiling Easter Season!

 

 

 

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 several of our Parishioners have recently received signal honors?

 

Our Bob Murphy (USA Col. Retired) will be inducted into the Adjutant General Corps Hall of Fame on 21 June in Columbia, South Carolina!

 

Our Joshua Meeker was promoted to Battalion Chief in our Sierra Vista Fire Department, AND, Josh ran in the 123rd Boston Marathon on 13 April!

 

Our Bill Polakowski and Michael Denton, were admitted to Candidacy for the Permanent Diaconate on 7 April at the Cathedral, in a special Rite celebrated by Bishop Weisenburger.

 

Michael and Bill’s Class of 27 men will be Ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in June 2021!

 

Our missionary in Haiti, Joan Martin, will be with us next weekend for a short visit and to report on her work and our partnership on behalf of the people in Port-aux-Paix, Haiti!!

 

AND – we received word from the Franciscan Sisters of Charity, that our Sister Joellen and Sister Doris, have had their assignment to St. Andrew the Apostle renewed for the next year!

 

We are very grateful to the Franciscan Sisters of Charity for our two wonderful Sisters!

 

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We have successfully met our Parish Financial Goal for the Annual Catholic Appeal; however, at this point we are at 65% of our Participation Goal. I invite you to be part of our total success in achieving both goals by participating in the campaign, if you have not already done so. Please consider making a donation of ANY amount to the Annual Catholic Appeal – funding 26 vital ministries in our Diocese! IF you are donating cash, please put your name on the envelope, in order that we may record your donation as part of our Participation Goal!


May God continue to bless you for your continuing generosity in this, as in so many expressions of goodness!

 

 

“Eschatology is the fulfillment of the Easter faith of the Church. Faith in the Returning Lord is only the fruit of faith in the Risen Lord. The world cannot remain as it is, because Christ did not remain in the grave!”

                                                                          -Hans Lilje (1899-1977)

 

 

In response to requests from parishioners, for a “Morning Offering” prayer, (referred to in Fr. Greg’s homily), the following, from St. Alphonsus Liguori, is offered:

“O my God, I adore You. I love You with all my heart and I thank You for all Your gifts. I thank You for preserving me through the night and for bringing me to the beginning of this new day full of grace. I offer You all that I do or suffer throughout this day, in union with the actions and sufferings of JESUS. I intend to avoid everything that would offend You, but I ask that You give me the graces necessary to please You and reject sin. Give me to grace to love You more today than yesterday. Mary, Mother of my Lord, Mother of all His disciples, please take me under your care today. My guardian angel and my patron saints, come to my aid. Amen.

 

 

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DO YOU KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT PORNOGRAPHY?

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY/SCIENTIFIC FACTS. . .
 
1.Porn is like an addictive drug: IT AFFECTS THE BRAIN
Cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs have more in common than you might think: they all flood the brain with a chemical called dopamine, which causes the addictive ‘trigger’ in the brain.
Porn does the exact same thing. Studies are showing that viewing pornography tricks the brain into releasing the same dopamine that drugs do. The brain then begins to “rewire”  itself because of this artificial stimulation creating addiction, which demands more and more stimulation.
2. Porn adversely affects the ability to emotionally relate to others on a deeper level.
Pornography directly impacts the user’s ability to enter into real relationships. The false images of ‘relationships’ in porn cause a subtle shift away from reality and cause many users to experience feelings of ‘disconnect’ with other around them. Many porn users create a ‘separate identity’: the addict vs the person they try to project to others around them.
The family members of porn users report feelings of loss, betrayal, mistrust, devastation        and anger when they learn that their loved one has been using porn. Spouses of porn users report feelings of betrayal akin to adulterous behavior.
3. Porn can lead to anger and aggressive behavior.
When a person is watching porn, their brain is actually ‘wiring’ together the images to sexual arousal. An analysis of 33 recent studies found that exposure to both non-violent and violent porn increases aggressive behavior, including violent fantasies and actually committing violent assaults. National studies on violent crimes have highlighted this ‘link’.
4. Porn can lead to major breakdowns in families.
Research has found that marriages in which one person is a porn user, there is a measurable increase in anxiety and less sexual intimacy. Secrecy, lying, isolation, and dysfunction impact marriage, and porn use is now being identified as the underlying issue in many divorce cases.
Children are often the victims too, either being exposed to pornographic images or being neglected by a parent who is ‘disconnecting’ from real relationships.

 

(CONTENT AND INFORMATION FROM: Fightthenewdrug.org)

 

For help click on any of the following sites:  

theporneffect.com

thekingsmen.org

covenanteyes.com

integrityrestored.com

fightthenewdrug.org

chastityproject.com

 

 

 

Mass Times

Sunday: 8:00 am † 10:00 am
Noon ( Español / Spanish)
5:00 pm (Life Teen)


Monday - Friday: 9:00 am † 12:05 pm


Saturday: 9:00 am † 5:00 pm (Vigil)

Good Shepherd Mission  6:30 pm


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Saturday 3:15-5:00
Sunday 4:00-5:00
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