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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.
New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops: In Defense of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) August 14, 2014--New Mexican families need access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The bishops oppose changes to requirements for families to receive SNAP (food stamps).
Prosperous communities are made up of strong families. Our families are strong when jobs that pay a family-sustaining wage are available, and safe housing and nutritious food are affordable. New Mexico’s communities have been weakened by the recession, which caused many workers to lose their jobs, homes, and life savings. Jobs that were lost have not returned and many were replaced with jobs that pay much lower wages. More>
The August issue of People of God is now available in your parish and online!
Inside This Issue
Archbishop's Letter: Closing Remarks
Letter to the Editor: Early Childhood Development
Welcome Back to School!
Spanish Market Archbishop's Award
Opening Sainthood Cause: Sr. Blandina Segale, SC
Pontifical High Mass
Confirmations & Communions
Catholic Scouting Awards
Diaconate Class of 2014
Archbishop's Letter: Closing Remarks from the 50th Anniversary of Priesthood There would be no way for me to let you go without saying a few words. I’m reminded of that story about the lady with a lot of antiques in her house hiring a new maid to clean her house. She said to the maid, “Take care of that table over there it goes back to Louis XIV”. “That’s nothing” said the maid” “my whole dining room set goes back to Wal‑Mart on the 17th.” I don’t go back to Louis XIV, but 75 years is a pretty long time. More> En Español>
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)
Archbishop Kurtz Joins Pope Francis in Calling for Prayers, Action for Peace in Middle East, Ukraine, Central America
July 22, 2014
Israel, Hamas conflict terrorizes Israeli civilians, costs the lives of more than 500 Gazans, most of them civilians.
Conflicts in Syria, Iraq have caused millions to flee homes, tens of thousands to die.
Conflict in Ukraine has displaced thousands, hundreds of lives cut short when passenger jet shot down.
Clashes in South Sudan, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo have displaced millions Violence in Central America driving unaccompanied children to seek refuge in U.S. More>
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.
Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan ordained one seminarian to the transitional diaconate and 11 men to the permanent diaconate on June 21, 2014 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe. Pictured here are Deacon Steve Rangel, Director of the Permanent Diaconate, Archbishop Sheehan, Deacon Jim Snell, Director of the Formation Program, Rev. Timothy Martinez, pastor of Rosen Savior Catholic Community in Albuquerque, and Deacon Juan R. Martinez, Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.
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.
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