November: dedicated to the Souls in Purgatory

 

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.                                                                 

   

THE PADRE'S PORTION 

Dear Brothers and Sisters: We will continue from our Portion last week on the Mass. Of the five Propers (convenient since we have five fingers :-), the ‘Prayer over the Offerings’ is  the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Why do we present Offerings to God? Here are two ideas. (Can you think of another?) We give Thanks to God because He has provided for us the materials (bread and wine) to offer Him. Secondly, we praise God because of who He is. During this part of the Mass, the Preface can also play a special part in the Mass, especially during a Feast Day or a Solemnity. Also during the Liturgy of the Eucharist, we have the response during the Mystery of Faith. Before the changes made for the recent Edition of the Mass, we had four responses for the Mystery of Faith. (My favorite was “Christ has died, Christ is risen…) Which one is your favorite of the three? Many times the choir leads us in this response. One thing gone after the 1960s is the priestly personal prayer called the Secret. Here would have been the Secret for All Saints Day, “…be pleasing to you for the honor of your Just Ones; and through your Mercy bring us salvation.”  

                                                  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

 

Our Parish theme:

"I am the vine, you are the branches....

  for without me you can do nothing."                         

                                                              (John 15:5)

 

Your generosity  to our Parishes helps the Church dispense the Sacraments to the faithful, provides Catholic education and formation to our youth, extends pastoral care to the ill and dying, helps those most in need locally, nationally, and internationally, and brings CHRIST to all.

       

     ST. JOSEPH CHURCH

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH

   

 

Everyone in our parishes has free unlimited access to FORMED! Register on the left column. FORMED is a great resource online, offering a large selection of movies, video-based study programs, hundreds of eBooks and Lighthouse Talks, in English and Spanish, for adults and children, to enliven your Faith. FORMED is the Catholic Faith online, on demand.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Click below for news from the Vatican:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religious Education  RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

 

       DIOCESE of GALLUP

 

 

 

Mass Schedule

Sunday:

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                                              

Saturday:

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

Weekdays:

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
 

Confessions

  • 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: 

REV. FR. DAVID TATE

Deacon: Rev. Mr. Matthew Lamoreux

 Upcoming Events: