Happy Easter of the Resurrection of the Lord

 

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.       

 IN LOVING MEMORY OF REV. ROBERT BADGER - R.I.P.

                  Our children who have received their First Holy Communion                                    on May 2, 2021 are shown above with Deacon James Wurzbach                    and the late Rev. Robert Badger         

 

PASTOR'S LETTER

                                                                                                             To Rise with Christ

                                                                                                               Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:                                                                                                                                                                                                          This past week, I saw a story in the New York Post about how a bowler had his father's ashes put inside a bowling ball and then proceeded to bowl using this ball which contained his father's ashes.                                                                                                                                  It goes without saying that this is hardly acceptable treatment for human remains. However, it does point to an issue which I feel I must address. Cremation has become increasingly more common in the Catholic Church since St. Paul VI, pope during most of the Second Vatican Council, permitted it. Since the beginning of this millennium, the popes have permitted the cremated remains to be present for the funeral Mass.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          However, the preference of the Church is for burial of the body. The Church does not object to cremation as long the the cremated remains are buried. There is no circumstance under which the cremated remains may be scattered. Portions of the cremated remains may not be split up among family members nor may they be placed in pieces of jewelry. This topic was addressed in 2016 when the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued their instruction Ad resurgendum cum Christo (To Rise With Christ) which was approved by Pope Francis. It is in harmony with previous Church teachings on this topic.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Faithfully yours in Christ,                                                                                Rev. Robert Badger                                                                                     Administrator                                                                              

                                                                                         

Comments? You may email pastor@stjosephaztec.org

 

 

For the Aztec and Flora Vista community:                                            

Please mail your Mass intentions and Mass offerings to the office or drop them in the gray mailbox outside Father Owen Center. We will also check phone messages on a regular basis.

                                                                 

St. Joseph Church and Holy Trinity Church will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 AM to 2 PM for private prayer.   

For sacraments especially in cases of emergency such as Anointing of the Sick, please contact Rev. Badger at (505) 333-7366.                                                                                                                        Please continue to practice stewardship and care for our parishes by submitting your gifts/Mass offerings online through ParishSoft Giving (click your Church below), or by mail, or drop your offering envelopes in the gray mailbox outside Father Owen Center. Thank you for your generosity.

                                                

  

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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 below to go to the Diocese of Gallup website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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)

 

 

 
 
 

 

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FISCAL YEAR 2020-21

ST.  JOSEPH CHURCH ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT

MONTHLY FINANCIAL UPDATE

     ST. JOSEPH March2021       HOLY TRINITY March 2021       

 

 

 

Mass Schedule

Sunday:

9:00 AM at Holy Trinity  Church        11:00 AM at St. Joseph Church                  Every 2nd and 4th Sunday, 3:00 PM Mass will be in Spanish: Misa de Espanol   

Saturday:

5:15 PM Vigil Mass for Sunday is celebrated at St. Joseph Church.          

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 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 in honor
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
 

Confessions

  • 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 
  • or call priest for appointment

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
 

Administrator:

REV. FR. ROBERT BADGER

Deacon:

Rev. Mr. James Wurzbach

 

 

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