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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.
Here is an update the upcoming Installation Mass and Vespers for Archbishop John C. Wester. Due to the size of the Cathedral, limited seating is available. Video streaming will be available of the Mass. Please see additional information below.
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
131 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87504
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 5:30 pm)
Vespers with Most Rev. John C. Wester
Thursday, June 4, 2015 – 2:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 12:00 noon)
Installation Mass of the 12th Archbishop of Santa Fe
Most Rev. John C. Wester
KRQE Channel 13 will provide the streaming of the Installation Mass on June 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm. To access click on www.krqe.com
KRQE will make the video link available to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe soon after so that we can post it on our archdiocesan website after the event. It will then be available at www.archdiosf.org for public viewing.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Friday, May 22, 2015- IMMEDIATE RELEASE-- Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan will ordain four seminarians to the transitional diaconate in the Roman Catholic Church, Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. The Rite of Ordination to the Diaconate will take place at the Church of the Incarnation in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. More>
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Thursday, May 21, 2015— IMMEDIATE RELEASE-- On Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10:0AM at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis in Santa Fe, Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan will be rewarded for his many years of support and encouragement for priestly vocations by ordaining seven men to the priesthood. This is the largest ordination class in recent memory, certainly the largest class in the past 50 years. More>
The May issue of People of God is now available in your parish and online!
Inside This Issue
Press Conference with Archbishop John C. Wester
Archbishop Sheehan's Letter to Albuquerque Journal
World Communications Day is May 17
Confirmation & First Holy Communion
Catholic Education: Years of Service
Cristo Rey's 75th Diamond Jubilee
Archbishop's Letter: The Scent of Holy Chrism is Permeating the Air! We are in the middle of the confirmation season (April 11 – May 24) and although it is quite demanding personally, it gives me great joy to be out in the parishes meeting the young people and confirming them. This year we will have about 71 confirmations this Spring. I personally do about half of them and delegate several others to assist since I can’t do them all myself. I’m grateful to Most Rev. Arthur Tafoya, Bishop Emeritus of Pueblo; our Chancellor/Moderator of the Curia Very Rev. John Cannon; and our Vicar General Msgr. Lambert Joseph Luna for their assistance. For the vast majority of the confirmations I have a seminarian candidate or seminarian who serves as my driver and also serves the Mass.
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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.
USCCB President Comments on Supreme Court’s Oral Arguments on Marriage
April 28, 2015
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments April 28, on the constitutionality of states defining and recognizing marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Commenting on the oral arguments before the Court, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), said, “Today is a moment of great consequence. Marriage is a perennial institution, with deep roots in who we are and in our nation’s culture and laws. Marriage is and always will be the union between one man and one woman. This truth is inseparable from the duty to honor the God-given dignity of every human person. We pray that the justices will uphold the responsibility of states to protect the beautiful truth of marriage, which concerns the essential well-being of the nation, especially children. Children have a basic right, wherever possible, to know and be loved by their mother and father together. The Church will always defend this right and looks to people of good will to continue this debate with charity and civility.”
The Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling by the end of June.
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>
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 “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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