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 many of us are now dealing with what is being called “Covid Fatigue”??


Now, almost a year into the disruption of almost every area of our lives due to the pandemic, there is a real problem with stress.


The mental and emotional effects of isolation, disruption of almost all ‘routines’, the underlying fear of illness, as well as the loss of friends and loved ones, is causing what mental health professionals are calling the ‘second wave’ of the pandemic – with a 400% increase of calls for assistance and ideation of suicide. (And, compounding the problem, our Country does not have enough mental health workers in ‘normal’ times!)


People are reporting feeling unusual levels of stress, because of a number of causes: disruption of schooling, work schedules, and every day routines; cut-backs in hours; vacations, and family visiting being cancelled or postponed. So many of our daily routines have been upended, and, of course, we’re all wondering what ‘normal’ will look like when we get back to it!


Fear and pain are two ‘triggers’ for anger in any normal adult. When we are kept off-balance, by all of the changing regulations and uncertainties, it is easy to become irritable and easily offended! ‘Mole hills become mountains’, and ordinary delays and simple oversights become major irritations and offences.


Even the most even-tempered of folks can discover that their ‘fuse’ seems shorter these days!  The fact is, that we are all being affected by “Covid Fatigue” to greater or lesser degrees – whether we are experiencing it for ourselves, or its effects in those around us!


As we walk through this holy Season of Lent, may we suggest that more important than ‘giving up’ candy or the glass of wine with dinner, this year we may want to ‘take up’ rather than ‘give up.’ We should ‘take up’ a different attitude toward yourself and those around you!
Consider this verse: “Be kind to one another; tender-hearted, forgiving each other. Remember, that God in Christ has forgiven you!” (Ephesians 4:32)


Perhaps this Lent, we can truly practice being more kind – to ourselves and others!


Kindness is, in fact, the every day, ’garden variety’ form of love. Every time you refrain from an unkind thought or word, you are fulfilling the Lord’s command to love. Every time you exercise kindness, in even the smallest thing, you are fulfilling the Lord’s command to love!


So the next time you start to get ‘riled up,’ consider that the other person, like you, might be dealing with “Covid Fatigue,” and respond to them with kindness! When you feel yourself tempted to give way to anger or excessive sensitivity, realize that this well may be “Covid Fatigue,” and give yourself a moment to regain your spiritual balance, and be kind to yourself!!

 

What better way to reflect on God’s merciful love in Christ and the cost of that forgiveness (His terrible suffering and death) than to make this Lent a holy Lent -- by a commitment to kindness!!!

 

 

 

Food For Thought...

 

“The beauty and the harmony of churches, destined to render praise to God, invite us human beings, too, though limited and sinful, to convert ourselves to form a ‘cosmos’, a well-ordered construction in close communion with JESUS, Who is the true Holy of Holies!”


                                                                                          - Pope St. John Paul II  (1920-2005)

 

 

 

This  week’s Question: “What is a ‘Rubric’?”

 

The answer to last week’s Question: “Where does the phrase, ‘Robbing Peter to pay Paul’ come from?”  The phrase, meaning debt shifting, or borrowing money from one to pay off another, has its origins in England – in the Middle Ages, the Abbey of St. Peter’s, (known today simply as “Westminster Abbey”) was ordered to sell property to help defray the expenses of  repairs being made to St. Paul’s Cathedral. This order was, evidently, resented by the Benedictine monks at St. Peter’s Abbey! Some scholars say that the phrase goes back even further, to Rome and refers to a similar transfer of property from St. Peter’s Basilica to the Basilica of St. Paul-outside-the-walls!

 

(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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OK, so, what happens when the offertory plate is passed to me at Mass and I don't place anything in it? 

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Annual Catholic Appeal Prayer

 

God, whose love is never-ending,

You care for us in all ways and at all times.

 

Bless us with the understanding that
everything we have is a gift from You.

 

You call us to be stewards of your abundance, 

the caretakers of all you have entrusted to us. 

Help us to always use your gifts wisely,

Teach us to share them generously. 

 

Send your Holy Spirit to work through us, 

bringing your message to those we serve.

 

May our faithful stewardship 

through the Annual Catholic Appeal 

 bear witness to your enduring love of all creation.

 

May Mary, Mother of God, be with us 

to inspire, guide and protect us.

Oh, Holy Blessed Mother, pray for us.

 

In Jesus’ name we pray.

Amen


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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 by phone will be available Wednesdays at 6:00pm, Fridays at 10:00am, and 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 por teléfono está disponible en los miércoles a las seis de la tarde (6:00pm), 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 inglés, 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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