October is the month of the Holy Rosary


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.

                                                                    Please accept our Lady's Invitation to pray the Rosary by joining the 2018 Public Square Rosary Crusade. Be one with us and 23,000 other locations in America to pray for our country and the world. Help our Lady. Public prayer is so powerful, "stop offending God." The 101st Anniversary of Fatima is on October 13, 2018 at 12 o'clock noon. That's Saturday 12 noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 500 N. Mesa Verde Ave., Aztec, NM. Be a prayer warrior! See you there.        



Dear Brothers and Sisters: This week, the Church celebrates two very famous saints. The first is St. Therese of Lisieux. The second is St. Francis of Assisi. Both of these saints are well known for the humility that that expressed through their lives. St. Therese wanted to enter the Religious Life as a nun while still a young teenager. As a nun, she entered the cloistered life (‘cloistered’ = only being allowed to live inside the convent). She made small sacrifices with great love. She died of tuberculosis in the convent. St. Francis left his wealthy father’s home and lifestyle to become poor for the sake of the Gospel. St. Francis is the Founder of the Franciscans that we owe so much to here in the Southwest. Matter of fact, our church St. Joseph Parish, was one of the many churches in our Diocese of Gallup founded by the Franciscans. Fr. Owen was the final Franciscan priest for St. Joseph Church. We must choose the way that we walk in life. Let not the World make us think that we can live ‘any old way’. If we let ‘everyday’ life make our choices, we will find out that we have missed heaven. God will one day judge our choices and our actions.

                                                  Fr. David Tate                                                                                                                   

Comments? You may email pastor@stjosephaztec.org

                                                                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)



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                  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 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


  • 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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