Regular Mass times and confession schedules have resumed in St. Joseph Church and Holy Trinity Church

The month of September is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows


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.       



                                                                                                                   We're opening for Religious Education

                                                                                                  Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:                                                                                                                                                                              With fall coming, we need to seriously think about religious education. The Church has always taught that parents are the first educators of their children. Parents indeed play an indispensable role in this task and we want to encourage all the parents to be involved with their children's religious education.                                                                                                                                                          Covid-19 brings with it certain complications. The diocese has given us two options for CCD this year. In the email we received from the diocese, we were given two options. One of them is traditional classroom instruction, but which may be very difficult for us to implement. The other option is this and comes from the email of Kathleen Zelasko, DRE of the Diocese of Gallup:                                                                                                                                                                  The Pastor, Associate, or Deacon will give a presentation weekly or every other week to the parents and then the parents will teach the lesson to the child.  The parents can attend the presentation in the Church, or it can be streamed online.  For any parish that is not able to give presentations, the Cathedrals presentations will be made available on the Diocese website for parents to watch.  Along with the presentations, will be a short 10-minute lesson for the children.  All the children’s lessons will be based on The New Saint Joseph First Communion Catechism.  There will also be additional resources for parents online.  More information about where to find everything on the website will be made available shortly.  Videos will start being posted on September 16.                                                                                                                                                                                          "For example, this is what The Cathedral has in place:                          -A public presentation, given in the Cathedral Church on Wednesday evenings. Parishioners who prefer to attend the class in person are welcome to do so.                                                                                            -The presentations will be live streamed and archived, to be viewed or reviewed, as necessary.                                                                              -The parents, guardians, or sponsors will be responsible to attend or listen to the presentation with or without their child, but to make sure the lesson is taught to their child.                                                       -Materials will be given to help convey the lesson and to review it with the child.                                                                                                   -It will be the parents and sponsors obligation to evaluate whether the student has learned the material and comprehend the teaching about the Sacrament.                                                                                      -At the end of the program the candidates and their parents will be interviewed.  If the parents are satisfied that their child has been properly prepared for the Sacrament, they will request that the child receives the Sacraments."                                                                                                                                                                                                            We have not had many sign up for religious education this year. This model, as I quoted above, is the model we will be following for the coming year. I will begin giving presentations at 7:00 PM on Wednesdays at St. Joseph's in Aztec when we usually begin religious education, which is at the end of September. More information will be given as time goes on. If we need to have us print out the materials for you, we will be happy to do that. Because we do not have the facilities for livestreaming, if the parents are unable to make it to the presentations in the Church, you should watch the videos from the Cathedral. These will be made available on the website of the Diocese at                                                                                                                                                This is uncharted territory, I know, but given the fact that the virus does remain with us and the difficulties in finding teachers and filling classes, it will be easier for us to do it this way. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Faithfully yours in Christ,                                                                      Rev. Robert Badger                                                                        Parochial Administrator                                                                                  St. Joseph and Holy Trinity Parishes                                                                                                                                                                                                    


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For the Aztec and Flora Vista community:                                            

Please mail your Mass intentions and Mass offerings to the office or drop them in the gray mailbox outside Father Owen Center. We will also check phone messages on a regular basis.


St. Joseph Church and Holy Trinity Church will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 AM to 2 PM for private prayer.   

For sacraments especially in cases of emergency such as Anointing of the Sick, please contact Rev. Badger at (505) 333-7366.                                                                                                                      Please continue to practice stewardship and care for our parishes by submitting your gifts/Mass offerings online through ParishSoft Giving (click your Church below), or by mail, or drop your offering envelopes in the gray mailbox outside Father Owen Center. Thank you for your generosity.





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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)






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     ST. JOSEPH August 2020          

     HOLY TRINITY August 2020        




Mass Schedule


9:00 AM at Holy Trinity  Church        11:00 AM at St. Joseph Church                  Every 2nd and 4th Sunday, 3:00 PM Mass will be in Spanish: Misa de Espanol   


5:15 PM Vigil Mass for Sunday is celebrated at St. Joseph Church.          


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 Aztec Health (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 in honor
of the Blessed Virgin Mary


  • 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 
  • or call priest for appointment

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

Parochial Administrator: 


Deacon: Rev. Mr. Matthew Lamoreux

 Upcoming Events cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19


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