Faith Formation

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT – Religious Education Office

29 January 2023

WEEKEND MASSES: All weekend Masses will be at their regular times while Fr Chike is gone. Please see the following schedule.

Saturday 4 pm Mass – Fr Juan

Sunday 7:30 Mass – Fr Nathan

Sunday 9 am Mass – Fr Nathan

Sunday 1045 Mass – Fr Juan

Sunday 1230 Mass – Fr Carney

This schedule will apply throughout the time Fr Chike is gone.

CONFESSIONS: While Fr Chike is gone, Fr Juan will be offering reconciliation. Individual confessions are in the church at 3 pm on Saturdays. Simply come in the front door and join the line. All are welcome.

FUNERALS: While Fr Chike is gone all funerals will be done by Deacon Michael or one of the other deacons.  The deacons, as ordained ministers are fully capable of providing a comforting and heartfelt funeral service for your loved one.  If, for whatever reason, you have to have a priest, you will need to get it approved through Dolores in the front office, find your own priest and also pay the additional stipend that is required for visiting priests.  If you have any questions, please contact Dolores at 505-340-0423.

MINISTRY TO THE HOMELESS: Are you looking for a way to serve the homeless? We are looking for people who might be interested in working with the Good Shepherd Center.  There are opportunities for people who would like to serve the daily meal to the homeless.  We are looking at developing a parish ministry to prepare casseroles for the Center to serve to their homeless clients.  Other opportunities are also available, like collecting clothes, making toiletry bags or organizing a sock and underwear drive for the Center.  If you are interested in leading or participating in such a ministry, please contact Deacon Michael at 340-0422 or [email protected]

ARE YOU MARRIED IN THE CHURCH?  If you have been married by a judge, at a chapel in Las Vegas or by any other means outside the Church, we invite you to contact us.  We will do everything we can to help you get your marriage blessed by the Church in a special ceremony known as a convalidation.  It is a lot less work than you might expect. Contact Deacon Michael at [email protected] or 505-340-0422 for more information. Of course we also invite anyone who would like to be married in the Church for their first marriage to contact us as well!

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK: Catholic Schools Week runs from 29 January to 4 February.  Schools across the nation are celebrating their faith in God and their history of academic excellence.  See if the Catholic schools are a place for you and your family.  We can help your children to grow, to learn and to find their purpose in life.  Our Catholic schools are hosting tours throughout the week.  They will be happy to meet with you and welcome you to their community! Please visit our website for more information. www.asfcatholicschools.org .

ANNULMENTS: Anyone in need of an annulment should contact Deacon Michael at [email protected] or 505-340-0422.

BAPTISMS: If you have a child who needs to be baptized, contact Nicole at 340-0421 and she will arrange the time and date. BAPTISM CLASS in English is the second Sunday of the month in the Pastoral Center and the third Sunday of the month in Spanish. Please come to the Pastoral Center at 9 am on those days if you need a baptism class.

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT: Please pray for our Catholic Schools! The Archdiocese of Santa Fe has openings for principals, teachers and staff throughout the archdiocese. Please answer God’s call and see how you can share your love of Christ with the youth in our communities. Or recommend us to a friend or relative who might be interested! Visit our website at:  www.asfcatholicschools.org and click on the Careers button. We are here to help you to help your children. School tours are ongoing throughout the year.

VIRTUS TRAINING: If you are not sure where you stand with your training, please contact Deacon Michael. If you are in need of an update, please complete the Virtus training at https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ and send the completion certificate to Deacon Michael at [email protected] . If you don’t have a computer or can’t complete the training online, please contact Deacon Michael and he will help you.