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ST. JOSEPH and HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC PARISHES are a welcoming Catholic community, alive in Christ, living out His message in love and service to everyone. St. Joseph Church is at 500 N. Mesa Verde Avenue in Aztec, New Mexico. Holy Trinity Church is at 42 Road 3520, Flora Vista, New Mexico. Click here for MAP. Our parish office is at Father Owen Center, across the street from St. Joseph Church, at 424 N. Mesa Verde in Aztec, NM.     

                                                                                              

THE PADRE'S PORTION 

5th Sunday of Easter

Dear Brothers and Sisters:  Fr. Ricardo, and his Mission on the Sacrament of Marriage (Matrimony), got me thinking about the imagery of the great wedding between Christ and His Bride the Church (Rev 19). When I went to see how often the Early Church Fathers talked about the Sacrament of Marriage, I found over 150 references. Did you ever notice the connection between the hardships of Adultery (Exodus 20:14) and those of Idolatry (Exodus 20:4) ?  Both involve the breaking of a covenant. God gave us the covenant of marriage so that we could understand what unity truly means in a family sense. The sins of this world have torn the family structure apart. This is just like how Sin has separated us from our heavenly family. We as Christians are called the Family of God. (1 Thes 4:10; and 1 Peter 2:17) God wants to bring us to Everlasting Life. We are to lay down our life, and receive His life. (John 15:13)  St. Paul beautifully speaks many times about the need for Unity in the Church. Who did not feel moved watching LOVE STORY (1970) ?  We all can understand the natural-ness of being united in romance. How much more God and His children ?  (Ephesians 5:18-33)   

                                                           Fr. David Tate                                                                                                                   

Comments? You may email pastor@stjosephaztec.org

                                                                So let our sacrifice be in your presence today
    and find favor before you;
            for those who trust in you cannot be                               put to shame.
And now we follow you with our whole heart,
    we fear you and we seek your face.
Do not put us to shame,
             but deal with us in your kindness                           and great mercy.
Deliver us in accord with your wonders,
         and bring glory to your name, O Lord. 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                  Daniel 3:40-43

 

    

  

     ST. JOSEPH CHURCH

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH

   

Your generosity  to our Parishes helps the Church dispense the Sacraments to the faithful, provides Catholic education and formation to our youth, extends pastoral care to the ill and dying, helps those most in need locally, nationally, and internationally, and brings CHRIST to all.

 

 

Our Parish theme:

"I am the vine, you are the branches....

  for without me you can do nothing."                         

                                                              (John 15:5)

 

 

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The Churches of St. Joseph in Aztec, and Holy Trinity in Flora Vista, belong to the Catholic Diocese of Gallup in New Mexico, U.S.A. Click the Diocese crest on the right to go to the Diocese of Gallup website.

 

 

 

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FISCAL YEAR 2018-19

ST.  JOSEPH CHURCH ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT

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MONTHLY FINANCIAL UPDATE

ST. JOSEPH APRIL 2019 WITH      YEAR-T0-DATE COMPARISON

HOLY TRINITY APRIL 2019 WITH YEAR-TO-DATE COMPARISON

 

 

 

Mass Schedule

Sunday:

8:50 AM at Holy Trinity  Church        11:10 AM at St. Joseph Church            3:00 PM at St. Joseph Church                  3:00 PM Spanish Mass every 2nd Sunday                                              

Saturday:

5:15 PM Vigil Mass for Sunday is celebrated at St. Joseph Church.          Bilingual (Spanish-English) Vigil Mass every 4th Saturday of the month.

Weekdays:

6:00 PM at St. Joseph Church every Tuesday
8:00 AM at St. Joseph Church from Wednesday to Friday except First Friday
6:00 PM at Holy Trinity Church every Thursday 
 

First Thursday:

9:30 AM at Invigorate Aztec (500 Care Ln, Aztec, NM), formerly Good Sam's
 

First Friday:

7:00 AM at St. Joseph Church
 

First Saturday:

8:00 AM at St. Joseph Church
 

Confessions

  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM at Holy Trinity Church every Saturday
  • 3:15 PM to 5:00 PM at St. Joseph Church every Saturday
  • 7:35 AM to 8:35 AM at Holy Trinity Church every Sunday
  • Every First Friday after the 7:00 AM Mass at St. Joseph Church 

Eucharistic Adoration

First Thursdays at Holy Trinity Church
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
First Fridays at St. Joseph Church:
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
 

Spanish Rosary

Every Wednesday at St. Joseph Church
1:30 PM 
Every First Friday at 1:00 PM
 

Parish Administrator: 

REV. FR. DAVID TATE

Deacon: Rev. Mr. Matthew Lamoreux

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