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- Archbishop's first Pueblo Governors' luncheon at the Catholic Center.
- Sr. Magdalena Casas-Nava, DLJC with Students at the FOCUS 11 Event at St. Therese of the Little Flower
- Celebrating the African American Catholic Community Mass
- Our Lady of Belen's Catholic Daughters of the Americas Celebrates 70 Years
- Members of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops
- Celebrating The Year of the Horse at Our Lady of La Vang in Albuquerque
- 2014 Catholic Schools Mass
- Confirmation at Our Lady of La Vang, Albuquerque
- Students at Holy Ghost, Albuquerque
- San Miguel Church, Socorro
- Sisters of Charity at the grand opening of St. Joseph's Community Healthcare
- Holy Sacrament of Matrimony
- God bless you, little one.
- Nuestra Senora de Dolores, Las Vegas
- Hospital Ministry
- Praying at the Blue Mass
- St. John Vianney, Rio Rancho
- San Juan Bautista, Ohkay Owingeh celebrates 415 years
- Rev. Dennis Garcia, Pastor, San Felipe de Neri , Judicial Vicar, Canonical Pastor, San Ignacio
- Rev. Msgr. Francis Eggert, pastor, Our Lady of Fatima
- Catholic War Veterans - thank you for your service!
- We love our Catholic Schools!
- Santa Fe celebrates 400 years of faith
- Archbishop blesses the law enforcement animals before the Blue Mass.
Prayer for Archbishop Sheehan's 50th Anniversary of Ordination July 12, 2014
O God, eternal Shepherd of the faithful, who tends Your church in countless ways and rules over her in love, we give You thanks for feeding Your flock in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe through the gracious hands of Your servant Michael J. Sheehan, successor to the apostles and our archbishop for over twenty years. Archbishop Michael has served us as a sound teacher of doctrine, a holy priest of sacred worship and a wise shepherd of the flock over whom he presides. Grant our beloved archbishop every grace as he celebrates his 75th birthday and his golden jubilee as a priest of God. We give You thanks, O Lord, for the blessing of Archbishop Sheehan among us and for all the many blessings we have shared together over the years. May he continue to serve You and the people of this archdiocese in joy and good health for years to come. Through the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, and St. Joseph and in the Name of Jesus Christ, eternal high priest, may Almighty God bless you, archbishop, and all your people, forever and ever. Amen.
(Prayer by Msgr. Bennett J. Voorhies, pastor, Our Lady of the Annununciation, Albuquerque)
We welcome the Supreme Court’s decision to recognize that Americans can continue to follow their faith when they run a family business. In this case, justice has prevailed, with the Court respecting the rights of the Green and Hahn families to continue to abide by their faith in how they seek their livelihood, without facing devastating fines. Now is the time to redouble our efforts to build a culture that fully respects religious freedom.
The Court clearly did not decide whether the so-called ‘accommodation’ violates RFRA when applied to our charities, hospitals and schools, so many of which have challenged it as a burden on their religious exercise. We continue to hope that these great ministries of service, like the Little Sisters of the Poor and so many others, will prevail in their cases as well.
— June 30, 2014
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, President, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Archbishop William E. Lori, Chairman USCCB Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty
NOTICE: All inquiries regarding the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Sr. Blandina Segala, SC (aka Maria Rosa Segale) should be sent to the Postulator of the Cause, Most Rev. Ricardo Ramirez, Bishop Emeritus of Las Cruces c/o The Petitioner of the Cause Mr. Allen Sanchez 1516 5th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 505.319.3334 or email@example.com
Prayer for the Canonization of Sr. Blandina - Click here.
Novena to Sr. Blandina Segale, SC, Servant of God - Click here.
Sunday, June 29, 2014 3:00pm Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan Posted Historical Decree On Cathedral Doors Officially Informing the People of God of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Maria Rosa Segale aka Sr. Blandina Segale, SC. All are welcome! This is the first time in New Mexico's Roman Catholic Church's over 400 year history a decree opening the cause of beatification and canonization has been declared. Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan posted the historical decree officially informing the people of God of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Maria Rosa Segale aka Sr. Blandina Segale, SC. The decree announces the Vatican's immediate permission to open the Sainthood Cause of Servant of God, Sr. Blandina Segale, SC on Sunday, June 29, 2014. The historical event took place at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe, NM the during the La Conquistadora/ Our Lady of Peace Vespers and Procession to Rosario Chapel located at Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe. A delegation representing the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati included Sr. Victoria Forde, SC, official delegate; Sr. Celestia Koebel, SC, former administrator of St. Joseph Hospital, Albuquerque; and Sr. Monica Luca, SC. (Photo courtesy Palace of the Governor's Photo Archives (NMHD/DCA) Negative #67735) More>
Permission Granted to Open the Sainthood Cause of Servant of God, Sister Blandina Segale, SC Pictured here are Sr. Victoria Marie Forde, Sr. Celestia Koebel, SC, Most Rev. Ricardo Ramirez, Bishop Emeritus of Las Cruces (Postulator) Most Rev. Michael J. Sheehan, Archbishop of Santa Fe (Judge for the Cause), Sr. Monica Luca, SC, Victor Limary (Board of Directors Vice-Chair CHI St. Joseph's Children), and Allen Sánchez (Petitioner for the Cause, President & CEO of CHI St. Joseph's Children).
Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan Held Joint Press Conference with CHI St. Joseph’s Children to Announce Vatican’s Immediate Permission to Open the Sainthood Cause of Servant of God, Sister Blandina Segale, SC on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at CHI St. Joseph’s Children Facility 1516 5th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. More> (Photo courtesy Palace of the Governor's Photo Archives (NMHD/DCA) Negative #67735)
“Healing the Warrior Within” Click here for information on our Veteran's Retreat on August 16, 2014.
Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan ordained three new priests and five new transitional deacons on June 7, 2014 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.
The June/July issue of People of God is now available in your parish and online!
Inside This Issue
Archbishop's Letter: Go and Preach the Gospel!
Tributes to Archbishop
Church Preservation & Archbishop's Commission
San Martin de Porres Ground Breaking, Blessing
Archbishop's Letter: Go and Preach the Gospel! St. Basil the Great once said, “Whoever has been called to the preaching of the Gospel should obey instantly and without delay.” An appropriate quote for the men who are called to holy orders this month of June in 2014! Each man is called to a different level of ordination. More> En Español>
Pope Francis Explains True Piety
Pope Francis to U.N. Leaders: Protect Human Dignity
On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Most Rev. Michael J. Sheehan, Archbishop of Santa Fe, met with Pope Francis for the first time during a business trip to Rome, Italy. Conversing in Italian with him, Archbishop said, “Holy Father, you and I have never met. This is the first time, but I just want to tell you something.” Pope Francis said, “What? What?” Archbishop Sheehan replied, “You’re doing a tremendous ministry as successor of St. Peter. You’re bringing such hope and joy to the people by your words, your life and your lifestyle. You’re doing a great job as pope!” The above photo was taken at this time when the Holy Father smiled and patted Archbishop Sheehan on the hand.
Archbishop Sheehan had another brief encounter with the Holy Father the next day after he concelebrated Mass with the pope and about 15 other visiting bishops at the pope’s Vatican residence when he presented a gift of a unique rosary handcrafted by Roberto Lavadie, a Taos artist. The rosary was made from special clay distinct to the Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh located near Española, NM. Once again, Archbishop Sheehan extended his deep gratitude to Pope Francis.
The business trip to Rome was planned a year in advance as part of Archbishop Sheehan’s regular ministry to his seminarians and to conduct archdiocesan business. He met with archdiocesan seminarians. Traveling with him was Rev. Larry Brito, pastor of San Juan Bautista, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, NM. (Photo courtesy Fotografia Felici)
We’re excited to announce the release of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s free official mobile “Archdiosf” app. The Archdiosf app is available for both Apple and Android devices. You can enjoy exclusive local, national and international content 365 days a year. Read press releases, the People of God newspaper, New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops updates, Mi Casa Su Casa, PMD Express, and much more.
You will have access to the archdiocese’s 92 parishes, archdiocesan staff, push notifications, one-touch access to the archdiocese’s webpage, our social media platforms, and calendar of events. There is also an electronic guide of sacramental guidelines and policies, and a photo gallery.
You can also use the Archdiosf app to sign up to receive Archdiocese of Santa Fe press releases as well as updates from the NMCCB directly to your email account.
The official Archdiosf app is available for the iPhone in the Apple Store and Android on Google Play. Download it now to stay updated with all the Good News of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. It’s a great way to keep the church with you at all times!