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 our Father Samuel Jandeh has been transferred to St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Tucson and will be leaving us in June?

We have been so blessed by the presence and ministry of Father Samuel these past two years! He actually came to us for a ‘sabbatical year’ which was extended while his Community, the Via Christi Fathers, were meeting for their General Chapter in Nigeria. Father Samuel was, at that time, re-appointed to a six-year term as Provincial for the 23 Via Christi Fathers, serving in the United States (in Phoenix, Las Cruces, San Francisco, Spokane, Milwaukee – with 10 of the Fathers here in the Diocese of Tucson!) Because more Via Christi Fathers have been requested by Bishops and will be sent to the U.S., it was decided that Father Samuel should be relocated to a parish in Tucson, more ‘central’ for his ministry as Provincial. St. Thomas the Apostle Parish was in great need of a second Priest, and so our Bishop Weisenburger determined that assigning Father Samuel to St. Thomas the Apostle would best meet the pressing needs of that Parish and the Via Christi Fathers! Bishop also has asked Father Samuel to serve on the Bishop’s consultation group which meets twice-monthly. He will be very, very busy! Father Samuel’s official appointment as Associate Pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle begins on 3 June! We will have our ‘hail-and-farewell’ Ice Cream Social Reception for Father Samuel on Sunday, 9 June from 5:00 – 7:00 PM! In sounding out Father Samuel as to what form a tangible expression of our thanks might take, he very humbly asked for our continued prayers and support for the Via Christi Community, and when pressed further, humbly suggested that we could perhaps contribute to the completion of construction of St. Joseph’s Church in his home village of Korinya, Nigeria! The St. Joseph Project will total $25,000 – of which $3,000 has already been pledged! This is a very do-able “Mission Project/Thank You” for us at St. Andrew’s/Good Shepherd and a very tangible and enduring acknowledgement of the great gift that Father Samuel has been to us! Prayerfully consider your gift to this “Mission Project/Thank You!” – which we will present to Father Samuel on the 9th of June!!!

Several of you have asked whether Father Samuel will be “replaced” with another Priest here at St. Andrew’s/Good Shepherd. Very Providentially Father Bob Gonzalez is now among us, and actively serving in his retirement! God is good!!!

AND Did you know?. . . 

That on Wednesday the 15th we welcomed a delegation from Segno, Italy, the birthplace of Padre Eusebio KINO, the “Apostle of Arizona”?

The delegation included members of the Chini Family – Padre Kino’s own family, who still live and work on the ancestral farms where Padre Kino grew up in the 1600’s! The group of eleven was led by Giuliana Cova, the Mayoress of Predalia, and included Alberto Chini, who heads the Kino Foundation in Italy! The delegation arrived in Tucson on the 13th and were given official welcoming receptions at the Diocesan Pastoral Center and the Mexican Consulate. They toured Tucson and San Xavier del Bac Mission, founded by Padre Kino in 1692, and other sites, and participated in a symposium arranged in their honor at the Tohono O’odham Reservation. On Wednesday, the delegation arrived at St. Andrew’s, where they were warmly greeted by our Priests, Seminarian Carlos Nagore, and Father Robert Gonzalez and Anysia Romo, who speak Italian and acted as translators during their visit to Sierra Vista. They were delighted to be shown “Kino Hall”, the statue of Padre Kino on the south façade of the church, and the mural of Padre Kino greeting Chief Coro at the San Pedro River in 1695 – on the north wall of the Knights of Columbus “Columbian Hall”. Following the tour of the church, they were hosted by Phil and Anita Garcia to a wonderful buffet luncheon at their restaurant “La Casita”. Sierra Vista Mayor Clea McCaa joined the group for lunch, welcoming Mayor Cova and her delegation to our Community. During lunch Deacon Lauro Teran entertained the group with his guitar and beautiful vocalizations, and the group joined in singing several songs! Following their visit to Sierra Vista, the delegation headed to Bisbee. On Thursday, they left for Magdalena de Kino in Sonora, for official receptions and exchange of sister-cities documents. From Magdalena de Kino the group traveled to Mexico City and from there back to Italy! The visitors were accompanied by Father Claudio Murrieta from Nogales, Sonora, the Vice-Promoter of Padre Kino’s Cause for Canonization! Pope Francis declared Padre Kino “Venerable” in July 2020. Part of the reason for the visit was to assess the local respect and continuing influence of Padre Kino as part of the Cause for Sainthood!

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This week’s Question: “What are the ‘Five Promises of the Paraclete’?”

The Answer to Last Week’s Question: “How is the Jewish Feast of Pentecost (“Shavuvot”) related to the Christian Feast of Pentecost?” The Jewish Feast of Shavuvot (or Festival of Weeks) was celebrated a “week of weeks” – 50 days after Passover. In Greek it was called Pentecost – from the Greek pente = 50. It was also called the “Festival of First Fruits (of the grain harvest) and is commanded in Exodus 23:16 and Leviticus 23:15-21. Originally a Spring festival of thanks for the grain harvest, it became a festival of Covenant renewal, a Jewish “thanksgiving feast” which combined these themes of thanksgiving and renewal.

The Law designated it as one of the three major Jewish Festivals (with Passover and Tabernacles) and attendance in the Temple was obligatory on all Jewish males. Jewish pilgrims would come from all over the Roman Empire – and beyond – to participate in Passover in Jerusalem and then remain the 50 days to celebrate Shavuvot before returning home – hence the great crowds present from all over the Mediterranean world, reported in the Acts of the Apostles 2:5-11 “Staying in Jerusalem at that time were devout Jews of every nation under heaven.” The outpouring the Holy Spirit, as JESUS had promised, would “seal” the new and eternal Covenant established by His Death and Resurrection!

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