March: dedicated to St. Joseph


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.                                                     

     Lent and Easter Schedule           

First six Fridays of Lent: Stations of the Cross                       St. Joseph and Holy Trinity Churches, 6:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                Thursday, April 11                                                                    Chrism Mass at 7:00 p.m.                                                              Sacred Heart Cathedral                                                            Gallup, NM                                                                                                                                                                                                Palm Sunday                                                                              April 13 (Sat.) 5:15 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church                      April 14 (Sun.) 8:50 a.m. Mass at Holy Trinity Church                April 14 (Sun.) 11:10 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church                  April 14 (Sun.) 3:00 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church                                 (preceded by Procession)                                                                                                                                                                          Holy Thursday, April 18                                                          Mass of the Lord’s Supper                                                                  7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Church                                                            9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, Spanish                                          Eucharistic Adoration at St. Joseph Parish Hall up to 12 midnight                                                                                                                  Good Friday, April 19                                                                  2:00 p.m.: Stations of the Cross, Divine Mercy Novena, and                the Passion of our Lord at Holy Trinity Church                          Day of Fasting and Abstinence                                                        No services at St. Joseph Church                                                                                                                                                                Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 20                                               8:00 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church                                                                                                                                                            Easter Sunday, April 21                                                            Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord                                            8:50 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church                                                  11:10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church                                                      3:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Church



3rd Sunday of Lent

Dear Brothers and Sisters: Last Monday, we began our 33 Day Lenten Retreat based on St. Therese of Lisieux. In the first night’s lesson we learned about us becoming a saint. As a follow up later that evening, I turned to watching some YouTubes about Fr. Lazarus of Anthony. Saint Anthony was the Father of the monastic life style. St. Anthony lived in a cave in the desert of Egypt. Fr. Lazarus actually uses the original cave of St. Anthony today. Recently, we celebrated the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the Spouse of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Some might see these two men (Fr. Lazarus and St. Joseph) as having opposite Religious lives. I see them as having the same. Both men became in Love with the Task of what had been shown to them. This is the simple state of being in the road of saintly living. I wish to throw up the yellow flag now because most of us are pulled in way too many directions. We constantly struggle. The answer lies in the continued ASKING for God’s direction. When we daily work at asking God for help, we are quicker to let go of the temporary. Giving ourselves to God involves more GIVING, and not so much HAVING.                                                                     Fr. David Tate                                                                                                                   

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                                                                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







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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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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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St. Joseph's Finances Feb. 2019 and Year-to-Date

Holy Trinity's Finances Feb 2019 and Year-to-Date



Mass Schedule


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                                              


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


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


  • 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: 


Deacon: Rev. Mr. Matthew Lamoreux

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