JULY: Month of the Precious Blood of Jesus

 

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 

Dear Brothers and Sisters; Last week we celebrated the Independence of our United States. I guess the years are now up to 242 years since 1776. It is a foggy dilemma that we find ourselves in. Many youth today are vague in their understanding of what 4th of July meant to the people of that decade. There has been a change in meaning I believe from then until now in regards to what 4th of July stands for. I guess one good way to get a profile of what Freedom means today would be to ask a policeman, a psychiatrist, and a priest what they think of how people use their life in the United States. The Old Testament speaks of the Israelites getting out of slavery in Egypt. St. Paul talks about being “Free in Christ” (Romans 8:2). Brothers and Sisters, this is not the simple ‘letting loose’ from the imprisonment to go and be the Masters of Our Fate. Unfortunately, it seems that this is the more popular understanding of freedom in ‘doing what we want’. Divine Law says that acting in harmony with Divine Law is true freedom. Any other actions are done with a loss of freedom. Who can help us with true Freedom? Jesus can!                                                                       Fr. David Tate  

                                                          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

Comments? You may email pastor@stjosephaztec.org

 

 

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.

       

     ST. JOSEPH CHURCH

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH

   

 

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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.

 

 

Recent News from the Vatican:

Sunday Gospel Dec. 24, 2017

Jill Bevilacqua brings us a Gospel reflection for theFourth Sunday of Advent.

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Vatican and WCC plan world conference on combating xenophobia

The Vatican and the World Council of Churches have concluded a meeting exploring ways of combating xenophobia that is often provoked and exploited by populist policies

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Pope greets artists of Christmas Concert in the Vatican

Funds from the Dec. 16 concert will to go to help children in Argentina and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

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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 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
 

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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