December: this month is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception


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.


     Join us for Las Posadas, a tradition of St. Joseph and Holy Trinity Catholic Community for many years. Check out the Church bulletin for more information. Begins Monday, December 16. 



2nd Sunday of Advent

Dear Brothers and Sisters; One of the Old Testament Prophets: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Upon those who lived in a land of gloom a light has shone.” (Isa 9:1)  Luke 1:79 goes like this, “To shine on those who sit in darkness and death’s shadow, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” And a third, “I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their kindred, and will put my words into the mouth of the prophet; the prophet shall tell them all that I command.” (Deut 18:18) What do all these have in common? Well, they are the basis and meaning of Advent. Advent, in modern language means, ‘Arrival’. God watched Adam and Eve be banned from the Garden of Eden. Their sins are what caused them to ‘die’. St. Paul tells us that since we are all related to Adam and Eve, we all share in the same disease that has banded mankind from Heaven. In Romans, the verse reads, “All have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God.” (Rom 3:23) So, something had to be done by God to save us from Death. The promise of a Savior (a Messiah) was proclaimed. Advent celebrates that Arrival                                                                                                                                            Fr. David Tate                                                                                                           

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                                                            Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe                                                                        Thursday, December 12              7:30 a.m. Mananitas at St. Joseph Church                                   8:00 a.m. Mass                             Posole potluck breakfast at the parish hall after Mass                                                                                                      4:00 p.m. Rosary and Mass                                  Procession to the parish hall                                    Potluck dinner at the hall                                                                           



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







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and brings CHRIST to all.



Our Parish theme:

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

  for without me you can do nothing."                         

                                                              (John 15:5)


Everyone in our parishes has free unlimited access to FORMED! 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. Call the parish office to help you register, (505) 334-6535.

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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Mass Schedule


8:50 AM at Holy Trinity  Church        11:10 AM at St. Joseph Church            3:00 PM at St. Joseph Church                Every 2nd and 4th Sunday, 3:00 PM Mass will be in Spanish (Misa de Espanol)   


5:15 PM Vigil Mass for Sunday is celebrated at St. Joseph Church.          Vigil Mass every 1st Saturday of the month is bilingual (Spanish-English)


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


  • 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: 


Deacon: Rev. Mr. Matthew Lamoreux

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