ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES and distribution of ashes: 7 AM and 6 PM at St. Joseph Church; 4:30 PM at Holy Trinity Church

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2018


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. 




Brothers and Sisters:  The Joy of Lent !  Does this cry make you feel a little strange? Does it somehow make you rather think of the same happiness, as maybe that of going to the dentist?  The Gospel message hopes that similar to the Sacrament of Confession, that you also find the Love of God in your Lenten journey. Fortunately, we have holidays like Thanksgiving and Halloween (in a good way) where we look very forward to specific events, along with great traditional foods. I love the Thanksgiving table, and at Halloween those little treat-sized candies. Should we also not look forward to Lent with similar ideas? Lent already includes events like the “Stations of the Cross”, and eating fish on Fridays. Could we also not create our own list of good traditions? For those that love to cook and bake, what if we established a Lenten baking plan, just as we do with those tasty Tamales at Christmas time?  The Pilgrims in the Old Testament had to journey to Jerusalem three times a year. What if there were Lenten Walks saying a Rosary? Are there not many ways to celebrate the act of drawing closer to God in a humble and contrite spirit?                                                                                                                                                 Fr. David Tate  

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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)


The Most Rev. Bishop James S. Wall, Bishop of Gallup, NM, celebrated St. Joseph Church's 70th Anniversary and the 30th Anniversary of Holy Trinity Church in 2016. For photos of our Anniversary celebration and other recent parish activities, click here: Parish Life-- Photo Gallery. 



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


8:50 am at Holy Trinity  Church         11:10 am at St. Joseph Church           5:15 pm Vigil Mass (Saturday) at St. Joseph Church


6:00 pm at St. Joseph Church every Tuesday
7:00 am at St. Joseph Church from Wednesday to Friday
6:00 pm at Holy Trinity Church every Thursday 

First Thursdays:

9:30 am at Good Samaritan Society of Aztec, NM (500 Care Ln, Aztec, NM)

First Fridays:

7:00 am at St. Joseph Church

First Saturdays:

8:00 am at St. Joseph Church


  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church every Saturday
  • 3:15 pm to 5:00 pm at St. Joseph Church every Saturday
  • 7:45 am to 8:45 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 p.m.
First Fridays at St. Joseph Church:
7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Spanish Rosary

Every Wednesday at St. Joseph Church
12 noon
Every 13th of the month at St. Joseph Church, 12 noon
(After the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass if the 13th of the month is a Sunday)

Parish Administrator: 


Deacon: Rev. Mr. Matthew Lamoreux

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