Celebrate the SAVIOR

"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice in it and be glad." Psalm 1 18:24


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: We have passed through the high point of the Church’s liturgy. In fact, Easter Sunday was unofficially called, “High Sunday”. Have you ever noticed that the Octave of Easter starts on a Sunday, and ends on a Sunday? It follows that the Second Sunday of Easter (aka: the first Sunday after Easter Sunday) was called “Low Sunday”. During the last Century, this Sunday was re-titled as Divine Mercy Sunday. In the early Church, Low Sunday was celebrated with a certain tradition. The tradition was that on Low Sunday, the newly Baptized were asked to remove their white garments, and dress again in normal clothes. This signified that their new life in Christ was sending them back out into the world. The Gospel Reading for this Sunday (John 20) included the verse where Jesus says, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” [This Gospel passage was always the reading of this Sunday; never changed.] It is interesting to observe that this Sunday again starts a new week. The Church Fathers called this the Eighth Day. Does this also bring to your mind ideas like, “As the Father has sent me, so I send you”?                                                                                                 Fr. David Tate  

Comments? You may email pastor@stjosephaztec.org



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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           

SATURDAY: 5:15 pm Vigil Mass for Sunday is celebrated at St. Joseph Church.                                            Every 2nd Saturday, the Vigil Mass at St. Joseph Church is bi-lingual (English-Spanish).


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


  • 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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