Celebrate the SAVIOR

"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice in it and be glad." Psalm 1 18:24


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.



Brothers and Sisters: Recently in the Church calendar, we celebrated the Ascension of Jesus. Since Easter Sunday morning, we have been rejoicing in the fact that the ‘tomb was empty’. Jesus was risen from the dead. What did this mean for us? It means that the High Priest who offers the sacrifice for our sins is not dead. If a priest is dead, he cannot offer a sacrifice. But, for us, Jesus is not dead. He is alive forever. This means that His priesthood is to never end. This means that His sacrifice for us is forever valid. But wait, the story is not yet at an end. Jesus died and rose from the dead. In order to fulfill His mission as God and Second Person of the Trinity, he needed to return to the Father. The day that we celebrate His Ascension is the day that we celebrate His return to the Father. Jesus thus fulfills two promises made to us. The first is that we will rise from the dead at the Resurrection. The second promise is that we will be with the Father and the Son forever. Thank you Lord Jesus for making the way to the Father open for us!                                                                                                                            Fr. David Tate  

Comments? You may email pastor@stjosephaztec.org



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Our Parish theme:

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

  for without me you can do nothing."                         

                                                              (John 15:5)



We 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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Mass Schedule


8:50 am at Holy Trinity  Church        11:10 am at St. Joseph Church            3:00 pm at St. Joseph Church           

SATURDAY: 5:15 pm Vigil Mass for Sunday is celebrated at St. Joseph Church.                                            Every 2nd Saturday, the Vigil Mass at St. Joseph Church is bi-lingual (English-Spanish).


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 Good Samaritan Society of Aztec, NM (500 Care Ln, Aztec, NM)

First Friday:

7:00 am at St. Joseph Church

First Saturday:

8:00 am at St. Joseph Church


  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church every Saturday
  • 3:15 pm to 5:00 pm at St. Joseph Church every Saturday
  • 7:45 am to 8:45 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 p.m.
First Fridays at St. Joseph Church:
7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Spanish Rosary

Every Wednesday at St. Joseph Church
12 noon
Every 13th of the month at St. Joseph Church, 12 noon
(After the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass if the 13th of the month is a Sunday)

Parish Administrator: 


Deacon: Rev. Mr. Matthew Lamoreux

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