AUGUST: dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

 

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 

Brothers and Sisters; Have you traveled to Durango? I believe that many folks know the region of Durango quite well. Recently, I was able to revisit a place that I had not been to since I was there with my dad; fifteen years ago. The place is Mesa Verde National Park. It was very exciting to go on one of the guided tours, and to mingle with quite many tourists, both national and international. The Ranger-Guide showed us the magnificent dwellings. He told us that according to tree rings, the present scientists date the people of Mesa Verde from the 1200s AD. One very interesting question that was discussed was about how many people were living in the cliff dwellings and immediate area. For me, the answer made me think, ‘really !’ The Ranger said that it was believed that 100 – 150 people lived in the Mesa Verde community. That number made me think of our two churches: St Joseph and Holy Trinity. We may not have a handle on them as persons, but God does. He knew each and every one. Will people ask who we were at St. Joseph and Holy Trinity 800 years from now? God will answer, “I knew them!!!”                                                                        Fr. David Tate  

                                                          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

Comments? You may email pastor@stjosephaztec.org

 

 

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

   

 

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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

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

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