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- San Miguel Celebrates Their 400th Anniversary
- 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.
OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
FOR LENT 2015
“Make your hearts firm” (Jas 5:8)
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2 Cor 6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us. “We love because he first has loved us” (1 Jn 4:19). He is not aloof from us. Each one of us has a place in his heart. He knows us by name, he cares for us and he seeks us out whenever we turn away from him. He is interested in each of us; his love does not allow him to be indifferent to what happens to us. Usually, when we are healthy and comfortable, we forget about others (something God the Father never does): we are unconcerned with their problems, their sufferings and the injustices they endure… Our heart grows cold. As long as I am relatively healthy and comfortable, I don’t think about those less well off. Today, this selfish attitude of indifference has taken on global proportions, to the extent that we can speak of a globalization of indifference. It is a problem which we, as Christians, need to confront. More>
The February issue of People of God is now available online and in your parish!
Inside This Issue
Black History Month
Archbishop's Letter: Legacy of Consecrted Life in the Archdiocese
San Miguel Celebrates 400 Years
Sr. Marianella Domenici, SC
Annual Catholic Appeal
Blessed Junipero Serra
National Appreciation Day for Catholic Schools, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe Catholic School students fill the Capitol Rotunda in Santa Fe as they seek support for Catholic Schools investment in the State's future. Catholic Schools save the Nation $24 BILLION DOLLARS and the graduation rate is 99%! Thank you students, teachers and parents!
Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Most Reverend Michael J. Sheehan, STL, JCD
Diocese of Las Cruces, Most Reverend Oscar Cantú, S.T.D.
Diocese of Gallup, Most Reverend James S. Wall
Most Reverend Ricardo Ramirez, Emeritus
2015 Legislative Agenda
This is the proposed legislation in which the Catholic Bishops of New Mexico have taken a position and will be advocating.
Support late term abortion ban
Support parental notification for a minor to have an abortion
Support women’s right to know
Support constitutional amendment to fund early childhood education
Support minimum wage
Support interest rates cap
Oppose reinstatement of food tax
Oppose repeal of the law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain a New Mexico driver’s license
Archbishop's Letter: Legacy of Consecrated Life in the Archdiocese
Pope Francis has called for a Year for Consecrated Life in 2015. To show our appreciation for the ministry sisters, nuns, brothers and religious priests have provided since the inception of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe; I hosted a celebration for this special year which consisted of a Mass, speakers and a lunch on Monday, February 9. I am grateful to St. Jude Thaddeus Parish in Albuquerque which provided the use of their facilities for this event. And to the Serra Club for vocations who assisted with the funding.
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President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of the Archdiocese of Louisville sends a warm and welcoming greeting to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Archbishop Kurtz was the keynote speaker for the national conference held for the Chief Administrators of Catholic Education (CACE) that was recently held in Albuquerque.
Members of the Inaugural Native American Ministry Advisory Board and Archdiocesan staff gathered with Most Rev. Michael J. Sheehan on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 for a special Mass and official signing of the Decree of Promulgation of the Native American Ministry Guidelines for Visiting Pueblo Villages of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Story to be featured in the upcoming November 2014 issue of People of God.
San Miguel in Socorro Celebrates 400 Years
San Miguel, Socorro Begins a Year-long Celebration of 400 Years of History, Culture and Faith
That evening, the rededication of the Socorro church began the annual fiestas and the 400th anniversary year. San Miguel, Socorro began a year-long celebration of 400 years of history, culture and faith on Friday, September 26, 2014 The church is located at 403 El Camino Real St. NW, Socorro, NM. More>
Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan and the People of God invite you to join in prayer for the election of a new archbishop for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
O God, eternal Shepherd,
Who governs Your flock with unfailing care,
grant in Your boundless Fatherly love
a pastor for Your Church
who will please You by His holiness
and to us show watchful care.
Gladden us with the gift of a shepherd
who will instruct Your people by His virtues
and imbue the minds of the faithful
With the truth of the Gospel
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.
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
(Photo courtesy Palace of the Governor's Photo Archives (NMHD/DCA) Negative #67735)
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 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.
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!