December: dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin 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 

1st Sunday of Advent

Dear Brothers and Sisters: Last week was “Christ the King of the Universe” week. It is the last week of the Liturgical calendar. In the Book of Hebrews, there is given the idea that the Church on earth points to an eternal copy in Heaven. It is given to us that there will be a “Day” when Jesus will return. We just have not been given the time. Look here at Sacred Scripture, and please notice the Return of Jesus is not an event to treat lightly. (From the Mass, “as we await the blessed hope, and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.”) Read here from Tuesday of the Week: “I, John, looked and there was a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud one who looked like a son of man, with a gold crown on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand. Another angel came out of the temple, crying out in a loud voice to the one sitting on the cloud, “Use your sickle and reap the harvest, for the time to reap has come, because the earth’s harvest is fully ripe.” So the one who was sitting on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested." (Rev 14)  

                                                  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

   

 

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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 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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