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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.     



28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Brothers and Sisters; How do we know about Heaven? I was thinking about my recent enjoyment with the PBS shows about the History of Country Music. I did not come from a family that enjoyed Country, Western, or Bluegrass music. But I have noticed two things that are a part of a feeling of familiarity. The first is that the development of the country’s knowledge of “hillbilly” music came into being between 1925 and 1965. The aspects of what life was like and sung about by the musicians evoked what I know about my parents and their parents’ way of life. Many of my family came from the farm or rural areas. They lived their lives using ‘country methods’. I mean by this things like, being far from medical aid and having to ‘make do’ with what you had. The second thing of familiarity that I experienced was the social knowledge of the musicians. How often was I with someone, and they had the radio on playing Johnny Cash. Or, going into a restaurant where they had a Juke Box, and seeing the names of the popular Country Western singers of the time. We have now familiarity with Heaven because we will already know the people who are there waiting for us.                                                                                                  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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and brings CHRIST to all.



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 green Diocese crest on the upper 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                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.          Vigil Mass every 1st Saturday of the month is bilingual (Spanish-English)


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


  • 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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