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 we will celebrate our Lenten Penance Service this Monday evening, from 5:00–8:00 PM?

At least 6 Priest/Confessors will be present to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with us as we prepare spiritually for Holy Week/Easter!


While going to Confession during the Lenten/Easter Season is a requirement of all adult Catholics, since the 1200’s, frequent Confession is an indispensable ‘aid’ to spiritual growth and personal maturation.



Frequent Confession offers a mature Catholic the opportunity to hold oneself more accountable for your own spiritual growth.



This healthy self-awareness, which is promoted by an examination of conscience and sacramental Confession, has a tremendous and very positive effect in keeping one’s life focused and purposeful.



A “purpose-full” life, lived amidst the multiple distractions and what Pope Francis called the ‘dictatorship of schedules’ is very difficult for most of us.



Confession can provide a powerful focus on “first things”! (“Put first the Kingdom of God and a right relationship with God, and everything else will be added.” Matthew 6:33)


There is also the on-going issue of self-deception for most of us, which leads to “good enough” thinking: “I’m not living up to my full potential, but it’s good enough!” “I’m not as good a Catholic as were my parents, but I’m a good enough (read ‘occasional’) Catholic.”


Confession places before us the question, “Is your ‘good enough’ good enough for God?”

The old joke, “A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory,” really speaks to this “good enough” mentality, which is failing to take my one, brief, precious life seriously.

Sometimes we think that going to Confession is limited to dealing with serious sin, and while that is certainly very important, we can also go to Confession to receive the grace of the Sacrament in overcoming venial (small, habitual) sins, which weaken the soul.


St. John of the Cross said, “If you are being tied down with thin strings or with a thick rope – you’re still bound!”

Confession also allows us to address ‘sins of omission’.


Carefully and sincerely examining where we need to grow in our spiritual life, looking at areas of spiritual immaturity (and we all have them!) – and receiving the grace of the Sacrament to begin seriously addressing those areas, brings real progress in the spiritual life.

Perhaps one of the greatest graces which comes from Confession is the liberation from our past.


Too many people live in their past - with regrets for actions taken and actions omitted.

Living in the past makes as much sense as paying rent on an apartment you used to live in! Living in the past is a waste of time, emotional and spiritual energy!


Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, we can be reconciled with our personal past in a healing, liberating way.

The ‘absolute’ of Absolution is accepting that God has definitively dealt with our sins – past and present – and calls us to walk confidently toward that future which is in His keeping.


The great French Dominican preacher, Jean-Baptiste Lacordaire, said: “Every Christian is a citizen of the future!”


Through Confession we can be liberated for our own future!

In our Parish, there are usually two Priest/Confessors available before Masses most days, and so there are plenty of opportunities to avail yourself of this enormous stream of grace!  

Food For Thought...


““If you knew the gift of God!” The wonder of prayer is revealed beside the well where we come seeking water: there Christ comes to meet every human being, it is He who first seeks us and asks for a drink. JESUS thirsts; His asking arises from the depth of God’s desire for us, whether we realize it or not. Prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst with ours. “God thirsts that we may thirst for Him.”



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       - St. Augustine  Catechism of the Catholic Church  #2560

This Week's Catholic Quiz



This Week’s Question:“Why are the statues and crucifix veiled during the last two weeks of Lent?”

The answer to last week’s Question: “What is ‘Mothering Sunday’?”  This is one of the ‘aliases’ of Laetare (Rejoice) Sunday – the 4th Sunday of Lent! There was an ancient custom
of visiting one’s ‘mother church’ – (where you had been baptized: ‘born again’) – on Laetare Sunday! In the natural evolution of this pilgrimage to your ‘mother parish’, people would spend time with mother and families. Naturally, roses were the traditional flowers for the day, because rose was the color of the vestments at Mass on Laetare Sunday. After Mass, roses were taken to mothers, along with special cakes and gifts.  Long before Anna Jarvis held her service to honor all mothers or Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday of May to be ‘Mothers’ Day’ in 1914, Catholic folks were honoring mothers, spiritual and natural, and this mid-Lent Sunday had become a day of family reunions and festivity!

(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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Our Campus
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  • Front Facade
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  • Holy Family
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  • Kino Hall
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  • Statue of Mary
  • Mexican Martyrs
  • Lady Who Unties Knots
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  • Baptismal Font
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-- Reconciliation Schedule --

WEEKDAYS: 8:30-8:55 AM – before the Mass
SATURDAYS: 8:30-8:55 AM and 3:30-4:55 PM
SUNDAYS: 7:30 – 7:55 AM and 4:30-4:45 PM

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Care Net Pregnancy Center of Cochise

Care Net Pregnancy Center of Cochise is now hiring for the following position:

Peer Specialist I - Part-Time

As an ambassador of Jesus Christ, the Peer Specialist offers clients making a pregnancy decision or coping with the results of their choice compassion, hope, help, and Christ-centered support.

Training will be provided.

Qualifications are:

  • Be a committed Christian who demonstrates a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  • Exhibit strong commitment and dedication to the pro-life position and sexual purity.
  • Agree with and be willing to uphold the Commitment of Care and Competence, Statement of Faith, and center policies.
  • Be dependable, stable, and capable of following through on commitments.

Please send an email to: [email protected] for an application.

*Applications will be accepted until May 1st, 2023.



☎  Call 911

Call law enforcement to make a report.

If the abuse happened in Arizona, call the Police or Sheriff’s Office in the specific area.

If the abuse happened in any other state, call the Police or Sheriff’s Office in the specific area of that state.

Call the diocese in which the abuse happened.

 If the abuse happened in the Diocese of Tucson, call the Victim Assistance Program of the Diocese of Tucson at 520-623-0344 (1-800-234-0344 in Arizona) and/or the Office of Child, Adolescent and Adult Protection of the Diocese of Tucson at 520-838-2513.

If the abuse happened in any other diocese and you live in Arizona, you may call the Victim Assistance Program of the Diocese of Tucson, the Office of Child, Adolescent and Adult Protection of the Diocese of Tucson or the diocese or archdiocese in which the abuse happened.

☎  Llama al 911

Llame a las autoridades pertinentes y haga la denuncia. 

Si el abuso ocurrió en Arizona, llame a la policía o a la Oficina del Alguacil del área especifica.

Si el abuso ocurrió en otro estado, llame a la policía o a la Oficina del Alguacil en el área especifica de ese estado.

Llame a la diócesis donde ocurrió el abuso.

Si el abuso ocurrió en la Diócesis de Tucson, llame a la oficina del Programa de la Diócesis de Tucson de Asistencia para Victimas al número 520-623-0344 (1-800-234-0344 en Arizona) y/o a la Oficina para la Protección del Niño, el Adolescente y el Adulto en la Diócesis de Tucson al número 520-838-2513.

Si el abuso ocurrió en otra diócesis y usted vive en Arizona, usted podrá llamar a la oficina del Programa de Asistencia a las Victimas, la Oficina de la Protección del Niño, el Adolescente y el Adulto de la Diócesis de Tucson o la diócesis o arquidiócesis en la cual ocurrió el abuso.

Brief Examination of Conscience

Brief Examination of Conscience – based on the Seven Deadly Sins and the Seven Virtues

PRIDE -  Have I placed myself at the center of my thinking and acting and speaking. Am I
self absorbed in my priorities and planning? Do I seek to ‘control’ others?

AVARICE - Am I materialistic; thinking that I need more things to be happy? Am I dissatisfied with what I do have? Am I looking for security in what I own rather than my relationship with God?

LUST - Do I look at or treat others as objects for my pleasure or desires? Do I adulterate my sexuality through the poison of pornography or view images that objectivize others. Do I think or act as though sexuality is “dirty” and not part of my human dignity?

ANGER - Do I allow anger or resentment to control my emotions or actions at times. Do I nurse grudges or give way to the temptation to seek revenge? Am I concerned about ‘evening the score’ with others? Do I fixate on past hurts and perceived slights?

GLUTTONY - Do I let my appetites control my actions? Do I overindulge - eating or drinking more than I should simply because I can? Do I live with the fear that there might not be enough for me? Am I selfish?

ENVY - Do I find myself resentful of what others have or how others live? Do I struggle with ingratitude – not recognizing and acknowledging the good in my life? Have I accustomed myself to dissatisfaction?

SLOTH - Am I lazy, tending to self-satisfaction? Do I fail to follow through on commitments and make excuses for myself? Do I have a “it’s good enough” attitude and seek the easiest way to fulfill my responsibilities and commitments?

HUMILITY – Am I honest about myself and my limitations? Am I willing to learn from situations, instead of blaming or accusing? Do I genuinely seek to give others precedence?
GENEROSITY – Do I respond to the needs of others graciously and generously? Am I willing to share my time, my help, my attention with others? Do I find joy in giving as well as receiving?

Am I genuinely happy with the good that others receive? Am I grateful?

CHASTITY - Do I approach my own and the sexuality of others with respect? Is my language respectful in matters of sexuality. Am I careful about the things that I view or read? Do I promote chastity in lifestyle, dress, language, behavior?
JUSTICE - Do I have a commitment to seek justice – right relationships - for myself and for others? Do I strive not to become complacent about injustices done to others? Is my concern for justice evident in my spending, my voting, my priorities? Do I understand that God’s justice is about working for restoration, rather than punishment/revenge?
TEMPERANCE - Do I seek moderation in all things? Do I seek to balance my actual needs as opposed to my wants? Do I resist acting on impulse? Do I have a growing sense of gratitude?
Do I understand that the very best things in life are not things?
PATIENCE - Do I respond rather than react to people or situations? Do I seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit in making decisions and setting priorities? Do I seek God’s will in all areas of my life?
DILIGENCE – Do I accomplish my responsibilities with energy, joy, and a willingness to help others. Am I willing to “go the extra mile” in my serving? Am I dependable? Do I follow through on commitments and responsibilities in a timely manner?

Fish Fry


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!
Please join us for study and discussion of the Word in a relaxed setting!




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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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A Walk Through Holy Week

A WALK THROUGH HOLY WEEK   Join us for a special Lenten organ concert.  Wes Moulton (organist at Our Mother of Sorrows in Tucson) will be playing the 1949 Moeller pipe organ, the largest pipe organ in Cochise County.  Come to St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 800 Taylor Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ on Friday, March 24 at 7 pm.  Doors open at 6:35.  No charge, a freewill offering will be accepted.