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 St. Andrew’s has become part of the “Barn Quilt Trail”?

The Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild, here in Sierra Vista, has gifted us with two large ‘barn quilt blocks’ for display on Kino Hall! These beautiful works of folk art are based on historic quilt designs, and painted on metal sheets for permanent display.

There are ‘barn quilt trails’ in all 50 States and Canada. The Guild members are placing these works of folk art on buildings in the West End of Sierra Vista, as part of the revitalization project underway, drawing ‘fiber artists’ and tourists into the area!

Our “barn blocks” are called: “Star of Bethlehem,” a design dating back to the 1700’s, and “Friendship Star,” a quilt pattern dating to the early 1800’s, and they will be proudly displayed on the front of Kino Hall!

When a number of these “barn quilt blocks” are placed, a ‘trail’ will be established and advertised, and Kino Hall will be part of that trail!

We are very grateful to Janet Wilcox and the Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild, for selecting Kino Hall as one of the display sites for this project!

St. Andrew the Apostle and our Knights of Columbus, Council #4584, are very committed to the revitalization of the West End of Sierra Vista, and the promotion of the Carmichael Neighborhood as a family-friendly and welcoming community!

Be sure and check out the ‘barn quilt blocks’ at Kino Hall and encourage other businesses on the West End to participate in this wonderful project!

Don’t forget the up-coming St. Nicholas Fair next Sunday, 5 December!

This fun pre-holiday event, featuring all kinds of craft items, baked goods, and other goodies, helps the Ladies of St. Andrew’s raise funds, which are also widely distributed to a number of local charities and ministries. The Faith Formation Program will again have their “Santa’s Secret Helper” display of inexpensive gift items for our children to purchase as gifts.

Join your fellow parishioners in Kino Hall next Sunday morning, for this wonderful Parish social event, to welcome this holy Season!

Food For Thought...

 

“Precisely because Mary is with God and in God, she is very close to each one of us. While she lived on this earth, she could only be close to a few people. Now, being in God, who is actually within all of us, Mary shares in this ‘closeness of God.’ She knows our hearts, can hear our prayers, can help us with her motherly kindness. She always listens to us, and, being the Mother of the Son, participates in the power of the Son and in His goodness. We can always entrust the whole of our lives to this Mother.”
 

 

 - Pope Benedict XVI  (1927 --    )

This Week's Catholic Quiz

 

This week’s Question: “What are the ‘Seven Additional Books’ in the Catholic Bible?”

The Answer to last week’s Question: “What is the Season of Advent?”  Advent is the Season of expectation of Christ’s Coming and it is somewhat penitential in tone – hence the violet vestments! It is four weeks long, or slightly less, the first two weeks focusing on Christ’s final Coming as Lord and Judge. The final eight days anticipate His coming in history (“Christ-Mass”). Since the 10th Century, the First Sunday in Advent has marked the beginning of the Church Year in the Western Church. We mark this with a new Cycle of Readings for the Masses, based on a 3-Year Lectionary!

(If  you would like to be as smart 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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  • Statue of Mary
  • Mexican Martyrs
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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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