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  • Archbishop's first Pueblo Governors' luncheon at the Catholic Center. 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 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 Celebrating the African American Catholic Community Mass
  • Our Lady of Belen's Catholic Daughters of the Americas Celebrates 70 Years Our Lady of Belen's Catholic Daughters of the Americas Celebrates 70 Years
  • Members of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops Members of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Celebrating The Year of the Horse at Our Lady of La Vang in Albuquerque Celebrating The Year of the Horse at Our Lady of La Vang in Albuquerque
  • 2014 Catholic Schools Mass 2014 Catholic Schools Mass
  • Confirmation at Our Lady of La Vang, Albuquerque Confirmation at Our Lady of La Vang, Albuquerque
  • Students at Holy Ghost, Albuquerque Students at Holy Ghost, Albuquerque
  • San Miguel Church, Socorro San Miguel Church, Socorro
  • Sisters of Charity at the grand opening of St. Joseph's Community Healthcare Sisters of Charity at the grand opening of St. Joseph's Community Healthcare
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  • God bless you, little one. God bless you, little one.
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  • Hospital Ministry Hospital Ministry
  • Praying at the Blue Mass Praying at the Blue Mass
  • St. John Vianney, Rio Rancho St. John Vianney, Rio Rancho
  • San Juan Bautista, Ohkay Owingeh celebrates 415 years San Juan Bautista, Ohkay Owingeh celebrates 415 years
  • Rev. Dennis Garcia, Pastor, San Felipe de Neri , Judicial Vicar, Canonical Pastor, San Ignacio Rev. Dennis Garcia, Pastor, San Felipe de Neri , Judicial Vicar, Canonical Pastor, San Ignacio
  • Rev. Msgr. Francis Eggert, pastor, Our Lady of Fatima Rev. Msgr. Francis Eggert, pastor, Our Lady of Fatima
  • Catholic War Veterans - thank you for your service! Catholic War Veterans - thank you for your service!
  • We love our Catholic Schools! We love our Catholic Schools!
  • Santa Fe celebrates 400 years of faith Santa Fe celebrates 400 years of faith
  • Archbishop blesses the law enforcement animals before the Blue Mass. Archbishop blesses the law enforcement animals before the Blue Mass.
     

News

NMCCB on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) ALBUQUERQUE - June 30, 2015 We stand with the many New Mexico's families who live in poverty and experience hunger. Our state has among the highest rates of hunger and poverty and it is very alarming that more than 30% of our children are experiencing hunger. The SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is an important way to fight hunger by making nutrition assistance available to eligible families. The unemployment rate in New Mexico remains high and job opportunities are lacking across the state. More>

Archbishop John C. Wester of Santa Fe, N.M. returns to seat after receiving Communion during Mass marking feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica at Vatican June 29. In a departure from a 32-year tradition, the pope did not confer palliums to the 46 new archbishops in attendance. The actual imposition of the pallium will take place in the archbishop's archdiocese. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

 

STATEMENT: The Most Reverend John C. Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe on the Supreme Court of the United States Decision on Same-sex Marriage ALBUQUERQUE – Friday, June 26, 2015-IMMEDIATE RELEASE-- Today the Supreme Court of the United States decided state marriage bans are unconstitutional, meaning all states will perform and recognize same-sex marriage.This decision, though significant, does not conclude debate over the definition of marriage; we would like to affirm the following pastoral response. More> En Español>

Archbishop Wenski Urges Congress to Answer Pope Francis’ Call to Protect Creation and Support Implementation of a National Carbon Standard June 24, 2015 WASHINGTON— The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, urged Congress to answer Pope Francis’ call to protect creation and oppose legislation and appropriation riders that would reverse efforts to develop a national standard to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. More>

 

Catholicism and the Challenge of Ecology. View this CNS video:

 

The June/July issue of People of God is now available online and in your parish. Pick one up this weekend!

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

2015 Installation & Ordination
Archbishop's Letter: Abide in Christ
God Bless You, Msgr. Francis X. Eggert
Archbishop Sheehan Meets With Pueblo Governors
World & National News
Seven New Priests!
Transitional Diaconates

 

 

 

 

 

Archbishop John C. Wester's Homily from Installation Vespers June 3, 2015 Grateful to Archbishop Viganó, brother bishops, my family, my friends from San Francisco and Utah and all guests.  Know it is a journey and I deeply appreciate your time, expense and effort. Grateful in a special way for all from Santa Fe Archdiocese. Your hospitality and warm welcome have been a great grace for me. More > En Español>

 

 

Archbishop's Letter: Abide In Christ As I made my final preparations to move to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, I would like to thank you most sincerely for the good wishes and prayers that you have sent my way in the past few weeks.  I was truly humbled by your warm and gracious welcome when I was with you a few weeks ago.  Although it is never easy to leave a place that has been home these past eight years, your kindness and enthusiastic faith give me comfort and deepen my excitement about my new ministry in your midst. More> En Español >

 

 

Listen to Archbishop John C. Wester's homily from the Installation Mass June 4, 2015:

 

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And here are our beautiful Laguna Eagle Dancers:

 

Thanks to God! Prayerful blessings and congratulations to our new shepherd, Archbishop John C. Wester, 12th archbishop for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.

Anxiously awaiting Archbishop John C. Wester to occupy the cathedra!

Vespers & Installation Mass for
Most Rev. John C. Wester
12th Archbishop of Santa Fe

Vespers, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 7 P.M.
Installation Mass, Thursday, June 4, 2015, 2 P.M.
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe, NM

                     
ALBUQUERQUE – Tuesday, June 2, 2015-- IMMEDIATE  RELEASE—Archbishop John C. Wester will be installed as the 12th Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe at the Installation Mass on Thursday, June 4, at 2 p.m., at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe. In addition to the Installation Mass, Vespers will take place on Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m. Vespers is an evening prayer service. All of the Installation  Services will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.  Half  of the Cathedral seating has been designated for general public admittance.  Doors will open for Vespers at 5:30 pm on Wednesday and on Thursday for the Mass, the doors will open at 12:00 noon.  First come, first seated. The Installation Mass will be streamed online at www.krqe.com.  All are welcome. More>

For the Vespers' Worship Aid, please click here.

For the Installation Mass Worship Aid, please click here.

Meet our new archbishop!

 
(courtesy of KRQE Channel 13)

Archbishop Wester speaks during press conference after being named archbishop of Santa Fe, N.M.
Archbishop John C. Wester speaks during an April 27 press conference in Santa Fe, N.M., after being named to lead the archdiocese. Archbishop Wester, who is currently serving as bishop of Salt Lake City, succeeds Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan, who turned 75 last year. (CNS photo/Leslie M. Radigan-Yodice, Archdiocese of Santa Fe)

 

 

 

Pope Francis Has Appointed Most Rev. John C. Wester, Bishop of Salt Lake City, as the 12th Archbishop of Santa Fe.

ALBUQUERQUE – Monday, April 27, 2015-- IMMEDIATE RELEASE--Pope Francis has appointed Most Rev. John C. Wester, Bishop of Salt Lake City, as the 12th Archbishop of Santa Fe. He succeeds Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe upon reaching the age limit has been accepted by the Holy Father.

A press conference with Archbishop-elect Wester was held Monday, April 27, 2:00 p.m. at the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Catholic Center (4000 St. Joseph Pl NW, Albuquerque, NM). The Installation Mass for Archbishop-elect Wester will be at 2:00pm on Thursday, June 4, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe.  Until the installation, Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan continues to serve as Archbishop of Santa Fe.

Archbishop-elect Wester was ordained a priest on May 15, 1976 for his native Archdiocese of San Francisco. He has earned degrees from Saint Joseph College, Saint Patrick College, Saint Patrick Seminary, the University of San Francisco and Holy Names College. He was ordained auxiliary bishop of San Francisco and appointed to serve as vicar general in 1998. From 2005-2006 he was apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.  He was appointed as bishop of Salt Lake City on January 8, 2007.  His Episcopal motto is “Abide in Christ.”

Archbishop-elect Wester chairs the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) Committee on Communications.  He is a member of the USCCB Committee on Catholic Education and the USCCB Catholic Education Foundation Advisory Board.  He also serves as consultant for three USCCB Committees which are: 1) Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, 2) Laity, Marriage, Family Life & Youth, and 3) Migration.  He has worked towards immigration reform on a local, national, and international level. 
His National Memberships include being a Board Member of Catholic Relief Services; on the Board of Trustees of the Mexican American Catholic College in San Antonio; Episcopal Advisor for the National Association of Catholic Chaplains; Episcopal Moderator of the National Association for Lay Ministers; as well as a member of the Board of Trustee for Saint Patrick Seminary and University in Menlo Park, California. 

Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan and the priests, deacons, religious and laity of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe welcome Archbishop-elect John C. Wester with open arms and loving hearts.--END

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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 allensanchez@stjosephnm.org

(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).

We’re excited to announce the release of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s free official mobile “Archdiosfapp. 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.
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Mobile Safety Begins at Home From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops comes a wonderful guide to help us help our children in the digital age.

 

 

 


 


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