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- Peace on Earth, good will toward all.
- 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.
2014 Christmas Message from Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan Christmas decorations are up all over New Mexico. But it seems the emphasis is on large Santa Claus figurines, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and Frosty the Snowman. There are twinkling lights and tinsel everywhere and people are busy buying and wrapping gifts in fancy paper with big bows. We are all sending and receiving Christmas cards. Dinners and trips are being planned. Lots of money is being spent. We are told we are supposed to say “Happy Holidays” - not Merry Christmas!
It seems like our secular society has forgotten the reason for this season. The birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ, is the reason for the season. Many of us are more concerned about the external trappings and forget the internal preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus.
My Christmas message is that we remember that God sent us his son, Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago. May the love we have for family and friends and the joy of Christmas be based on the image of the Christmas Crib – the birth of the Savior Jesus! Merry Christmas!
2014 Mensaje de Navidad de Arzobispo Michael J. Sheehan Las decoraciones navideñas se encuentran ya por todo Nuevo México. Pero parece lo que se ha enfatizado son las grandes figuras de Santa Claus, Rudolph, el reno de nariz roja y Frosty, el muñeco de nieve. Hay luces parpadeantes y adornos por todas partes y la gente está ocupada comprando y envolviendo sus regalos en papel de lujo con grandes moños. Todos estamos enviando y recibiendo tarjetas de Navidad. Se están planeando cenas y viajes. Se está gastando mucho dinero. Se nos dice que debemos decir "felices fiestas" - no ¡Feliz Navidad!
Parece que nuestra sociedad secular ha olvidado la razón de esta temporada. El nacimiento del Salvador, Jesucristo, es el motivo de esta temporada. Muchos estamos más preocupados por los adornos externos y nos olvidamos de la preparación interna para la celebración del nacimiento de Jesús.
Mi mensaje de Navidad es que recordemos que Dios nos envió a su hijo, Jesús, nacido de la Virgen María en Belén hace 2000 años. Que el amor que sentimos por la familia y amigos y la alegría de la Navidad se base en la imagen del Pesebre de Navidad - ¡En el nacimiento del Salvador Jesús! ¡Feliz Navidad!
The December issue of People of God is now available online and in your parish!
Inside This Issue
Executive Order on Immigration
Archbishop's Letter: Were There Two Synods in Rome?
Felician Sisters Celebrate 140 Years
World Day of Peace
Sr. Blandina Segale, SC, Cause of Sainthood
Archbishop's Letter: Were There Two Synods in Rome? My friend, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, was at the recently concluded synod in Rome. He had some interesting comments to make at the November meeting of bishops in Baltimore. He said that it seemed that there were two synods, the one that he and the cardinals and bishops participated in and the other synod which was the one reported by the news media. He said that the synod fathers were honest in sharing their concerns about marriage and family in our present world. He pointed out that everyone agreed that there was indeed a crisis for marriage brought on by the sexual revolution, by the large number of divorces, and the reality of cohabitation and adultery, and now same-sex marriage. The media concentrated on describing the synod as very controversial and that there was a great deal of heated disagreements on issues such as giving communion to those who were divorced and remarried outside the church and a more tolerant view of same-sex marriages. The final relatio or report denied that there was any new church doctrine regarding these and other issues. We still have a year to go before the second synod that will take place next year in Rome. More> En Español>
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.
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