November: dedicated to the Holy Souls


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 87410. Holy Trinity Church is at 42 Road 3520, Flora Vista, New Mexico 87415 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, New Mexico 87410.






                                                                                                                                   Why do Catholics celebrate All Souls Day?                                                                                                                            The Church is composed of the faithful living upon the earth and those who have gone before us. The latter includes the saints in Heaven and the faithful souls being purified in Purgatory. Just as on November 1st we honor those who are with God, on November 2nd Catholics celebrate a commemoration of All the Faithful Departed. Also known as All Souls Day, on this day we honor them for their fidelity in life, as well as pray for them, since they are being purified before entering the holy presence of God. As Revelation 21:27 says of the Heavenly Jerusalem, “Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are writted in the Lamb's book of life."

                                                                                                                                        What is Purgatory?                                                                                                                                                   From the earliest days of the Church, Catholics have believed in a place of final purification for the faithful who died. Those who died martyrs are recognized as already with God, since they were perfectly conformed to Christ and His Cross by their martyrdom. For the many believers who never had the opportunity to give such a public witness, the Church offered prayers, especially the Mass, that having been purified from every imperfection they would enter into Heaven. This can be found in many ancient texts, as well as the witness of the catacombs and of tombs. In the Middle Ages the theological explanation was developed and the name Purgatory began to be used, since it aptly describes the belief of the Church from the beginning up until today. All who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.The Church gives the name Purgatory to this final purification of the elect…. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1030-1031)  




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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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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
  • 8:00 AM to 8:45 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:
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Spanish Rosary

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




Rev. Mr. James Wurzbach



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