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Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan shares a light-hearted moment with members of the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo community prior to the ceremonial blessing of San Juan’s new doors by artist Mr. Roberto Labadie and the bronze sculpture above the doors by Rev. Larry Brito. Pictured L to R are: Deacon Michael Salazar, Governor Marcelino Aguino, State Representative Nick Salazar, Archbishop Sheehan, Deacon John Bird, Fr. Larry Brito, John Bird III, Ethel Moral, Barbara Falcon.






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Pope Francis’ First Encyclical Emphasizes Life-Changing Faith ‘Lumen Fidei’ says faith like a light illuminating all of human existence Faith lets us see like Jesus, pope says Faith not for the fainthearted, says Pope Francis By sr. Mary ann Walsh, direCtor, Media relations, usCCB WASHINGTON—”Lumen Fidei” (“The Light of Faith”), the first encyclical of Pope Francis, says that faith is like a light illuminating all of human existence. The encyclical, begun by Pope Benedict XVI, his successor Pope Francis said, was released by the Vatican July 5. Dated June 29, the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, “Lumen Fidei,” considers the role of faith from the days of Abraham until modern times. “The light of faith is unique, since it is capable of illuminating every aspect of human existence,” the pope said. “A light this powerful cannot come from ourselves but from a more primordial source: in a word, it must come from God.” Faith heralds the transforming power of belief in Jesus, said Pope Francis. “Faith does not mere-

ly gaze at Jesus, but sees things as Jesus himself sees them, with his own eyes: it is a participation in his way of seeing,” the pope said. Pope Francis offered his signature down-to-earth comparison. “We trust the architect who builds our home, the pharmacist who gives us medicine for healing, the lawyer who defends us in court,” he said. “We also need somebody trustworthy and knowledgeable where God is concerned. Jesus, the Son of God, is the one who makes God known to us.” Pope Francis noted faith’s impact on the family, especially young people. “Faith is no refuge for the fainthearted, but something which enhances our lives,” Pope Francis said. “It makes us aware of a magnificent calling, the vocation of love. It assures us that this love is trustworthy and worth embracing, for it is based on God’s faithfulness which is stronger than our every weakness.”

Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions FOR AUGUST 2013 General: That parents and teachers may help the new generations to grow up with a upright conscience and a consistent life. Missionary: That the particular Churches of the African continent, faithful to the Gospel proclamation, may promote the building of peace and justice. Asia. That throughout Asia doors may be open to messengers of the Gospel.

This English edition of “Lumen Fidei” (“The Light of Faith”), the first encyclical from Pope Francis, is being published by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The edition is due out by July 23 and can be ordered in single issues or in quantities fr om www.usccbpublishing. org. (CNS photo/courtesy of USCCB) (July 9, 2013) The pope also pointed out that faith provides perspective in the search for truth, so that believers do not fall prey to great totalitarian movements on one side and relativism on the other. He warned of “a massive amnesia in our contemporary world.” “The question of truth is really a question of mem-

ory, deep memory, for it deals with something prior to ourselves and can succeed in uniting us in a way that transcends our petty and limited individual consciousness. It is a question about the origin of all that is, in whose light we can glimpse the goal and thus the meaning of our common path,” he said.

Pope Francis addressed several contemporary concerns, including the environment and development of people. “Faith,” he said, “by revealing the love of God the Creator, enables us to respect nature all the more, and to discern in it a grammar written by the hand of God and a dwelling place entrusted to our protection and care. “Faith also helps us to devise models of development which are based not simply on utility and profit, but consider creation as a gift for which we are all indebted; it teaches us to create just forms of government, in the realization that authority comes from God and is meant for the service of the common good.” He cited faith as a way to unity among peoples. “Faith likewise offers the possibility of forgiveness, which so often demands time and effort, patience and commitment. Forgiveness is possible once we discover that goodness is always prior to and more powerful than evil, and that the word with which God affirms our life is deeper than our every denial. From a purely anthropological standpoint, unity is superior to conflict; rather than avoiding conflict, we need to confront it in an effort to resolve and move beyond it, to make it a link in a chain, as art of a progress toward unity.”

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David, the Prostitute and Forgiveness By Most Rev. Michael J. Sheehan, Archbishop of Santa Fe


his was my homily for the La Conquistadora Novena Mass on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe. Dear friends in Christ, we return Our Lady of Peace, La Conquistadora, to her chapel and her Cathedral Basilica as we close the historic novena in her honor. She is indeed a symbol of our strong Catholic faith and the City of Faith. Today’s readings are powerful ones that speak of God’s forgiveness of sin. In the Old Testament reading from Second


Samuel, the Prophet Nathan, in the name of Yahweh, confronts King David because of his terrible sins. David wanted the wife of Uriah the Hittite and committed adultery with her. In order to cover up his sin he had Uriah killed in battle and then took Bathsheba for himself. The sins of adultery and murder. David admits it, “I have sinned against God”, he said. Nathan said that God had forgiven him but that his offspring will always have to deal with the sword. God forgives him and he becomes one of the greatest leaders of the Jewish people. It was he who we believe wrote the Psalms that we pray every day from the Old Testament. The Gospel of Luke also has the story of God forgiving the woman. There was a woman known to be a sinful woman in the city. She was probably a prostitute. She washes Jesus’ feet with her tears and dries them with her hair and anoints his feet with oil. The Pharisee who Jesus was visiting was upset because he said that if Jesus

was a holy man he would know the type of woman that was touching him. But Jesus corrected the Pharisee and pointed out that she had shown him the hospitality that he, himself, had failed to provide visitors, coming to one’s home. He turned to the woman and says, “Your sins are forgiven, your faith has saved you. Go in peace.” Both readings deal with sexual sin. David’s adultery leading to murder; and the sin of the woman as a prostitute. God forgives them both. What has this have to do with us here in Santa Fe? A lot! We live in a sexually permissive world that seems so comfortable with cohabitation, adultery and samesex relations. The teaching of the church is very clear, even though some Catholics may find it difficult to accept. First of all, our sexuality is a great gift from God, a great blessing. Second it is to be used in marriage – only. The sexual act belongs in that institution of marriage – of one man and one woman, not two men or two women despite what

changes public opinion might be. Homosexual relations are seriously sinful just as hetero sexual relations are seriously sinful, outside of marriage. Adultery is breaking the covenant of marriage as David did and is seriously sinful. So too are masturbation and internet porn which is so demeaning and addicting. In our sexually permissive society, where moral values have dropped so badly we are tempted more toward sexual sin perhaps, than in the past. Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, not a play pen! So what should we do? Well, to be people of prayer first of all – to pray for the purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of other decent people. St. Paul’s reading to the Galatians today says we must let Christ live in us. We must see the face of Christ in others, not just another sexual object to seek out. Confession -of course. I would rather get rid of sin by absolution in confession than by rationalization – that’s saying what I want to do sexually isn’t a sin at

all. We Catholics have a great blessing in this sacrament of confession. We should use it faithfully and with joy. There should be no confusion about the teachings of the church or about what I have just said. Jesus promised to be with his church forever and to protect the teaching authority of the pope and bishops in accord with the Bible and tradition. The teaching is clear, even if hard for some. Confession is always available! So we ask Our Lady of Peace, La Conquistadora, to help us follow the teachings of her Son, Jesus, and His church the best that we can. We seek to have Christ live within us and to be free of guilt and to live with a clear conscience. Christ’s peace and our Lady’s purity be with you all.

mundo sexualmente permisivo que parece tan cómodo con las uniones libres, el adulterio y las relaciones entre personas del mismo sexo. La enseñanza de la Iglesia es muy clara, a pesar de que algunos católicos la pueden encontrar difícil de aceptar. En primer lugar, nuestra sexualidad es un gran don de Dios, una gran bendición. En segundo lugar, es para ser utilizada en el matrimonio solamente. El acto sexual pertenece a la institución del matrimonio - de un hombre y una mujer, no de dos hombres o de dos mujeres, a pesar de los cambios que la opinión pública pudiera tener. Las relaciones homosexuales son tan gravemente pecaminosas como lo son las relaciones heterosexuales fuera del matrimonio. El adulterio

está rompiendo la alianza del matrimonio como lo hizo David, y esto es seriamente pecaminoso. También lo son la masturbación y la pornografía en Internet que es tan degradante y adictiva. En nuestra sociedad sexualmente permisiva, donde los valores morales se han derrumbado, tal vez estamos más tentados hacia el pecado sexual que en el pasado. ¡Nuestro cuerpo es el templo del Espíritu Santo, no un área de juegos! Entonces, ¿qué debemos hacer? Bueno, en primer lugar, ser personas de oración - orar por que podamos tener la pureza de la Virgen María y de otras personas decentes. La lectura de San Pablo a los Gálatas hoy nos dice que debemos dejar que Cristo viva Continued on page 24

Sincerely yours in the Risen Lord,

Most Rev. Michael J. Sheehan Archbishop of Santa Fe

David, La Prostituta y el Perdón

sta fue la homilía de la Misa de la Novena a la Conquistadora del domingo 16 de junio del 2013 en la Catedral Basílica de San Francisco de Asís, en Santa Fe. Queridos amigos en Cristo, regresamos a Nuestra Señora de la Paz, La Conquistadora, a su capilla y Catedral Basílica y damos por terminada la Novena histórica en su honor. Ella es sin duda un símbolo de nuestra ciudad de fe y de nuestra fuerte fe católica. Las lecturas de hoy son poderosas ya que hablan del perdón de Dios por el pecado. En la lectura del Antiguo Testamento de Segunda de Samuel, el profeta Natán, en nombre del Señor, confronta al Rey David a causa de sus terribles pecados. David quería a la mu-

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jer de Urías el hitita, y cometió adulterio con ella. Con el fin de encubrir su pecado se aseguró de que Urías muriera en la batalla y luego tomó a Betsabé para él. Pecados de adulterio y asesinato. David lo admite, “He pecado contra Dios”. Natán le dijo que Dios lo había perdonado, pero su descendencia tendría que lidiar siempre con la espada. Dios lo perdona y él se convierte en uno de los más grandes líderes del pueblo judío. Fue él quien creemos escribió los salmos del Antiguo Testamento que oramos cada día. El Evangelio de Lucas también cuenta la historia de Dios perdonando a una mujer. Había una mujer en la ciudad que era conocida como pecadora. Probablemente era una prostituta. Ella lavó los pies de Jesús

con sus lágrimas, los secó con sus cabellos y ungió sus pies con aceite. El fariseo que Jesús estaba visitando estaba molesto porque pensaba que si Jesús era un hombre santo sabría el tipo de mujer que lo estaba tocando. Pero Jesús corrigió al fariseo señalando que ella le había mostrado la hospitalidad que él mismo no había podido ofrecer a los visitantes que llegaban a su propio hogar. Entonces se volvió hacia la mujer y le dijo: “Tus pecados te son perdonados, tu fe te ha salvado. Vete en paz”. Ambas lecturas tratan el pecado sexual. El adulterio de David que lleva al asesinato, y el pecado de la mujer como una prostituta. Dios perdona a ambos. ¿Qué tiene esto que ver con nosotros? ¿Aquí en Santa Fe? ¡Mucho! Vivimos en un




Catholic Mutual of Omaha Board Meeting, Omaha, NE Executive Presbyteral Meeting, Catholic Center Archdiocesan Finance Council, Catholic Center ACA 2014 Goal Setting, Catholic Center Native American Liturgy, Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe 19-26 === Vacation 27 Tue 10:00 a.m. Jesuit Provincial, New Orleans Province, Catholic Center 28 Wed 9:00 a.m. 100th Anniversary Mass, St. Augustine, Isleta Pueblo 29-31 === Catholic Relief Services Visit, Dakar Senegal SEPTEMBER 1-4 === ======== Catholic Relief Services Visit, Dakar Senegal 5-6 === ======== Province of Santa Fe Bishops & Superintendents Meeting, IHM Retreat Center 7 Sat 5:30 p.m. 100th Anniversary Mass, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Albuquerque. 8 Sun 9:30 a.m. Misa de La Fiestas, Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Holy Cross, Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe 8:00 p.m. Candlelight Procession to Cross of the Martyrs, Santa Fe 9 Mon ======== Office Appointments 10 Tue 10:00 a.m. Presbyteral Council, Madonna Retreat Center, Albuquerque 2:00 p.m. Deans, Madonna Retreat Center, Albuquerque 11-12 === Dedication of Cathedral, St. Petersburg, FL 13 Fri 5:30 p.m. Mass & Dinner, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, IHM Retreat Center, Santa Fe 14 Sat ======== Archdiocesan Eucharistic Congress, Albuquerque Convention Center 15 Sun 11:00 a.m. Mass, Sr. Elena Carney OLVM Farewell, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Villanueva

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Archbishop Sheehan has made the following assignments:

Archbishop’s Schedule AUGUST 12-13 === 14 Wed 10:00 a.m. 16 Fri 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 17 Sat 6:00 p.m.


• Effective Wednesday, June 5, 2013 – Rev. Thomas Kayammakal, pastor at St. Rose of Lima in Santa Rosa previously with the Congregation for the Oriental Church has been formally incardinated into the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. • Effective Friday, June 28, 2013 – Rev. Jon Alexander, OP, has been appointed as pastor at St. Joseph in Cerrillos and its two missions. Rev. Adam Lee Ortega y Ortiz will no longer serve as canonical pastor for this parish. • Effective Friday, June 28, 2013 – Deacon Gilbert R. Valdez currently assigned as parish life coordinator of St. Joseph in Cerrillos has been assigned to diaconal ministry at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Santa Fe, under the direction of the pastor, Rev. Tien-Tri Nguyen. • Effective Monday, July 1, 2013 – Rev. Scott Mansfield, currently assigned as parochial vicar at St. Thomas Aquinas in Rio Rancho has been assigned as pastor of the newly established St. John Vianney Parish in Rio Rancho. Rev. Mansfield will continue to reside at St. Thomas Aquinas in Rio Rancho where Rev Msgr. Douglas A. Raun is pastor. • Effective Friday, July 5, 2013 – Rev. Stephen Abaukaka has been assigned to hospital ministry under the direction of the director of Pastoral Outreach. Rev. Abaukaka will reside at St. Jude Thaddeus in Albuquerque where Rev. John Daniels is pastor until July 15, 2013 and then he will reside at Our Lady of the Annunciation in Albuquerque where Rev Msgr. Bennett J. Voorhies is pastor. • Effective Friday, July 5, 2013 – Rev. Dennis Dolter, SOLT currently assigned as pastor at Our Lady of Sorrows in La Joya has been assigned as pastor at St. Gertrude the Great in Mora and its missions. • Effective Friday, July 5, 2013 – Rev. Paul Grala, SOLT currently assigned as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Sorrows in La Joya has been assigned as parochial vicar at St. Gertrude the Great in Mora and its missions under the direction of the pastor, Rev. Dennis Dolter, SOLT. • Effective Friday, July 5, 2013 – Deacon Mark Leonard currently assigned to diaconal ministry at San Clemente in Los Lunas has been assigned temporarily as parish life coordinator at Our Lady of Sorrows in La Joya under the direction of the canonical pastor, Very Rev. James Marshall. • Effective Monday, July 15, 2013- Rev. Steven Sanchez will be assigned part-time to Hospital Ministry under the direction of the director of Pastoral Outreach. • Effective Wednesday, July 31, 2013 – Rev. Kevin Niehoff, OP currently assigned as adjutant judicial vicar for the Tribunal has been reassigned by the Dominican Province to the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan. • Effective Friday, August 2, 2013 – Rev. Sean M. Garrity, CSB has been appointed as pastor at St. Francis Xavier in Albuquerque. Rev. Gabriel Paredes will no longer serve as canonical pastor for this parish. • Effective Friday, August 2, 2013 – Deacon Leroy Sanchez currently assigned as parish life coordinator of St. Francis Xavier in Albuquerque has been assigned to diaconal ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas in Rio Rancho, under the direction of the pastor, Rev Msgr. Douglas A. Raun. • Effective Saturday, August 3, 2013 – Rev. James Sanchez, SOLT currently assigned as pastor at St. Gertrude the Great in Mora has been assigned as pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Abiquiu and its missions. • Effective Saturday, August 3, 2013 – Rev. Donatus Onyeke CSSp currently assigned as pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle in Abiquiu has been assigned to hospital ministry as a direct employee of Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe. Rev. Onyeke will reside at St. Anne’s Parish in Santa Fe where Rev. Leo Ortiz is pastor. • Effective Friday, September 6, 2013 – Rev. Joel O. Bugas currently assigned as pastor at St. Patrick in Chama, San Jose in Los Ojos and Santo Nino in Tierra Amarilla has been appointed as pastor at St. Francis Xavier in Clayton and its missions. • Effective Friday, September 6, 2013 – Rev. Scott McKee, currently assigned as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Belen in Belen has been appointed as pastor of St. Patrick in Chama, San Jose in Los Ojos and Santo Nino in Tierra Amarilla and their missions. • Effective Friday, September 6, 2013 – Rev. Rick Zerwas currently assigned as pastor at Church of the Incarnation in Rio Rancho has been appointed as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Fatima in Albuquerque under the direction of the Pastor, Msgr. Francis X. Eggert. • Effective Friday, September 6, 2013 – Rev. John Carney currently assigned as pastor at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Alamos has been appointed as pastor at Church of the Incarnation in Rio Rancho. • Effective Friday, September 6, 2013 – Rev. Glennon Jones currently assigned as pastor of St. Francis Xavier in Clayton has been appointed as pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Alamos and its missions. He will no longer serve as dean as he will not be in the Northeast Deanery. • Effective Friday, September 6, 2013 – Very Rev. John Trambley has been appointed as dean of the Northeast Deanery. This is in addition to his present assignment as pastor of St. Patrick-St. Joseph in Raton.

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Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan on the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Wednesday, June 26, 2013 I am not surprised, but I am deeply disappointed regarding today’s Supreme Court

ruling to strike down the Federal Defense of Marriage Act and failure to support California’s Proposition 8. As a result, the definition

of Marriage has radically changed. The repercussions of the Court’s decision will prove to be very difficult for our society and family law.

We respect all our brothers and sisters regardless of sexual identity. However, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe will continue to

uphold and defend the Biblical definition of marriage (Matthew 19:4), the sole union between one man and one woman.

Supreme Court Decisions on Marriage: ‘Tragic Day for Marriage and our Nation,’ State U.S. Bishops

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decisions June 26 striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act and refusing to rule on the merits of a challenge to California’s Proposition 8 mark a “tragic day for marriage and our nation,” said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. The statement follows. “Today is a tragic day for marriage and our nation. The Supreme Court has dealt a profound injustice to the American people by striking down in part the federal Defense of

Marriage Act. The Court got it wrong. The federal government ought to respect the truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, even where states fail to do so. The preservation of liberty and justice requires that all laws, federal and state, respect the truth, including the truth about marriage. It is also unfortunate that the Court did not take the opportunity to uphold California’s Proposition 8 but instead decided not to rule on the matter. The common good of all, especially our children, depends upon a society that strives to uphold the truth of marriage. Now is the time to redouble our efforts in witness to this truth. These decisions are part of a public debate of great consequence. The future

of marriage and the well-being of our society hang in the balance. “Marriage is the only institution that brings together a man and a woman for life, providing any child who comes from their union with the secure foundation of a mother and a father. “Our culture has taken for granted for far too long what human nature, experience, common sense, and God’s wise design all confirm: the difference between a man and a woman matters, and the difference between a mom and a dad matters. While the culture has failed in many ways to be marriage-strengthening, this is no reason to give up. Now is the time to strengthen marriage, not redefine it.

People demonstrate outside the Supreme Court building in Washington in this photo from late March, when the court heard oral arguments in two same-sex marriage cases. The court ruled as unconstitutional the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, in a 5-4 decision issued June 26. In a separate case, the court sent back to lower courts a challenge to California’s Proposition 8, the voter-approved initiative barring same-sex marriage. (CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)

“When Jesus taught about the meaning of marriage – the lifelong, exclusive union of husband and wife – he pointed back to “the beginning” of God’s creation of the human person as male and female (see Matthew 19). In the face of the customs and laws of his time, Jesus taught an unpopular truth that everyone could understand. The truth of marriage endures, and we will continue to boldly proclaim it with confidence and charity.

“Now that the Supreme Court has issued its decisions, with renewed purpose we call upon all of our leaders and the people of this good nation to stand steadfastly together in promoting and defending the unique meaning of marriage: one man, one woman, for life. We also ask for prayers as the Court’s decisions are reviewed and their implications further clarified.”

We are very grateful for your check for $59,118.10 for the 2013 Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land. We thank you in the name of Pope Francis, Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Custos, and all the Franciscans in the Holy Land. Your generosity will directly help the Christians in the Holy Land itself and in adjoining countries like Syria (where the Franciscans serve). We thank you in the name of all the Christians and in the name of the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world who come to pray at the shrines made holy by Jesus and his mother. Without your financial help the friars would not be able to care for the needy and all the shrines. Leonard Cardinal Sandi, Prefect of the Congregation of Eastern Churches, in his letter of February 8, 2013 gives a good summary. The Good Friday Collection “maintains the Holy Sites, as well as the communities that dwell there. Together with institutes of

men and women religious, the funds collected provide immediate relief to the catastrophic consequences of war and other emergencies. Through a qualified network of pastoral, educational and health care specialists, these resources come to the aid of families, often saving lives that have been rejected: the old, the sick, and the disabled. In addition, aid is provided to those without work and to youth in search of a brighter future. In every case, the collection seeks to build up human rights, especially the right to religious liberty. To this one must add the praiseworthy ecumenical and inter-religious effort, which requires stemming the incessant exodus of Christian faithful from their motherland and the accompaniment of the displaced and the refugees.” Again, thank you personally for supporting the collection. Please continue your prayers for the suffering Christians in the Middle East. May you and your people be richly blessed for your generosity.





Pope Discusses Women in the Church, Divorce, His Own Spirituality

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service

(CNS) -- From his personal prayer life and spirituality to the role of women in the church and the pastoral care

of the divorced, Pope Francis responded to several questions about church teaching and ministry July 28 when he met reporters on his flight from Rio de Janeiro to Rome. On the possibility of the

Catholic Church ordaining women priests, Pope Francis said, “the church has spoken and said, ‘no,’” and the form in which Blessed John Paul II declared that was “a definitive formula.” Blessed John Paul

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Call for Businesses, Churches, Unions, Private Citizens to Reduce Inequality Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, USCCB Chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development cites rampant income inequality in the midst of uneven economic recovery. Bishop Blaire urges bold action to create a just economy with jobs that provide a living wage and calls for increased minimum wage, immigration reform, end to wage theft. The 2013 Labor Day Statement will be available online: issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/labor-employment/labor-day-archives.cfm on September 2, 2013” said that because Jesus chose only men as his disciples, the church was not able to ordain women. However, Pope Francis said, the Catholic Church still has far to go in developing a real theology that explains the importance of women in the church and how it would be impossible for the church to live up to its role as mother and bride without the contribution of women. “It is not enough to have altar girls, women readers or women as the president of Caritas,” he said. “Women in the church are more important than bishops and priests,” just like “Mary is more important than the apostles.” Asked about any possibility that the Catholic Church would begin to allow Catholics who have been divorced and remarried only civilly to receive the sacraments, Pope Francis said he wanted to make it clear that divorced Catholics can receive the sacraments. The problems begin when they marry a second time without having their first union annulled. He said the annulment process needs to be reformed and streamlined, but even more importantly the Catholic Church needs to get serious about developing a comprehensive pastoral program for the family, and that was one topic he planned to discuss Oct. 1-3 with the commission of eight cardinals he named to advise him on the reform of the Roman Curia and other important matters. The late Cardinal Antonio Quarracino, his predecessor as archbishop of Buenos Aires, used to say that he thought half

the Catholic marriages in the world could be annulled because people marry “without maturity, without understanding it was for one’s entire life or because it seemed socially necessary,” the pope said. Pope Francis also mentioned the practice of the Orthodox churches that allow a second marriage -- what he called “a second chance” -- in some cases, giving the impression that the Catholic practice could undergo modification. Asked about why he speaks so frequently about God’s mercy, he said, “I think this is a time for mercy,” particularly a time when the church must go out of its way to be merciful given the “not-so-beautiful witness of some priests” and “the problem of clericalism, for example, which have left so many wounds, so many wounded. The church, which is mother, must go and heal those wounds.” “If the Lord never tires of forgiving us, we have no other choice but to do the same,” he said. Pope Francis told the reporters that in the Gospel story of the Prodigal Son, when the young man returned after squandering his inheritance, “his father didn’t sit him down and say, ‘How did you spend the money?’ but he threw a party.” And, the pope said, the father “didn’t just wait for his son, he went out to look for him.” A Brazilian journalist asked Pope Francis why he did not speak out during his trip against proposals to liberalize Brazil’s abortion laws and to legalize gay marriage.

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St. John Vianney Parish – Rio Rancho

Most Rev. Michael J. Sheehan celebrates St. John Vianney’s first Mass with pastor, Rev. Scott McKey, newly ordained priest, Rev. Simon Carian and Very Rev. James Marshall, Dean of the Southwest Deanery.

By Carl Beyer & Parishioners of St. John Vianney After attending Mass for years in St. Thomas Aquinas’ cry room and then going to many Masses around Albuquerque, we immediately found a home in this small church community currently meeting for Masses in a school cafeteria. Because my eldest was a student there when Colinas del Norte opened and spent seven years there, we were very familiar with the school. It was not long before our family was setting up and taking down the

chairs for Mass. One of my favorite parts was transforming the stage into an altar. We had a portable altar to set up and then put up St. John Vianney’s picture and, when a priest came, we had a church. I imagine that is how the first Christian churches were. Fifteen minutes after Mass, the space was again a cafeteria. In 2002, our church moved to St. Thomas Aquinas School’s chapel. This is where my two youngest were attending school and again it seemed like a natural move. We had pews and a permanent altar.

In October 2005, we published our first bulletin. Starting with a single sheet, it has grown to our present four pages with the evolution of our parish. It will now be our only bulletin, no longer an insert along with our Mother Church’s bulletin, which will further signify our transformation. Along the way, we started a capital campaign. Talk was about the eight acres over near Colinas del Norte School where we were going to build a multipurpose building to serve as our church. Thanks to the many talented parishioners who worked on it, the dream came true and in 2009 we moved into our present building. In 2001, Mass attendance was approximately 119 people. To date, there are approximately 914 who attend the weekly Mass. What a nice, steady growth we have had - at a pace at which we could make adjustments and take on more responsibilities as we could handle them.


And now, we are all grown up. We are our own parish. I am sure Fr. Scott Mansfield (our pastor) and our heads of ministries will still look to our Mother Church for advice and guidance, but the final decisions and path will be our own. I am sure we will stumble, fall and get back on our feet, but I know God smiles on this church whose community we call home. St. John Vianney Parish will be a huge success. I would like to thank all those who have worked so hard to see this day arrive. Many have given countless hours to serve their Lord by serving St. John Vianney Mission Church and are so appreciated. Even those who have done minor tasks are to be thanked for this; all is in God’s plan, each according to his talents and treasure. Our journey is not ending as we become a parish. It is just the beginning, seeing God’s House on Earth come to fruition. God bless you ALL. Go forth and celebrate!

Two Local Legends to Assist Archbishop Sheehan Everyone is Invited to Participate! The 2013 Archbishop’s School Fund Dinner will take place on Friday, October 11, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hotel Albuquerque near Old Town. This annual event raises funds to assist low income students attend Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Two men born in New Mexico, one in Dixon and the other in Santa Cruz, will play major parts in the event. Al Hurricane, born in Dixon, has performed with music legends Buddy Holly, Marvin Gay and Chubby Checker to name a few. Through the years, Al Hurricane has been called “La Leyenda” or the Legend of New Mexico Spanish Music. Perhaps the nickname that most of his fans know him is simply “The Godfather of New Mexico Hispano Music.” He has earned both nicknames because of his enormous contributions to New Mexico’s Spanish music scene and for bringing the state’s unique Spanish style of music to new generations of listeners He has inspired younger generations of Hispano musicians to keep our local Spanish music alive. His birth name is Albert Sanchez but was given the nickname of “Hurricane” by his mother, Benny Sanchez, when he was a youngster. Al keeps busy performing several live shows a year both in New Mexico and out of State with his son, Al Hurricane, Jr. During the

dinner, Al will share his life story and how his Catholic faith has impacted his life. Felix Lopez, born in Santa Cruz, is part of the older generation that was instrumental in preserving the tradition of the santero in northern New Mexico during the late 1960s and 1970s. Felix is one of the most accomplished artists of his generation, a teacher of this art form and an inspiration to the generations who have followed him. He was awarded the Archbishop’s Spanish Market Award twice, 1966 and 2000. His son Joseph Lopez, an accomplished artist in his own right, received the same Award in 2012. Felix’s artwork is in the permanent collection of numerous museums, churches and private collections; such as Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz, Santuario de Chimayo, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art and the Museum of International Folk Art both in Santa Fe; Regis University in Denver; Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC; and at the Monastery of the Hijos de La Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona, Spain. Felix is donating a major art piece to be featured during the live auction. Don’t wait – make your reservations today using the reservation form provided – or call 505.831.8120 to reserve your tickets and ask for an invoice payable by October 1, 2013.

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Golden Jubilee

By Sr. Orlanda Leyba, OP

Fifty years of a graced journey with the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids, MI. Why did God select me, Edna Leyba, in the delightful village of Peñasco, to discard all my exciting future plans, and direct me into the unknown and definitely unbidden? Leaving family and friends, I gave God a chance to prove this was all a mistake, and somewhere during these 50 years, I’ve come to the humble realization that God actually does know best! For in all these years, I have been blessed and graced beyond my wildest imaginings. I finished my BA at Aquinas College and MA at the University of Michigan, using my gifts and talents to serve as a teacher (grade, middle, high school) and a principal (grade and middle school) all in Michi-

gan. In hindsight, I now know the Holy Spirit had prepared me for this graced journey by being immersed in the faith community of St. Anthony and the fervent faith of my parents, Flavio and Sofia Leyba. What a gift! Yes, my call to Religious Life came as an unwelcome surprise, but the biggest surprise was to be the profound and graced impact that surrendering to my loving and generous God would be.



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Two Jesuits Celebrate 60 Years in the Priesthood and Society of Jesus

Fr. Oren Key, S.J., and Fr. Edmundo Rodriguez, S.J., are two of 22 Jesuits of the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus who were honored at the 2013 Jesuit Jubilee in a Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church in New Orleans. Fr. Key, who celebrates 60 years in the priesthood, is associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Albuquerque. He is originally from El Paso, TX. After entering the Society, he studied philosophy at Spring Hill College, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Spring Hill College, followed by a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from St. Mary’s College. He earned a master’s degree in Spanish from the University of Madrid, followed by a doctoral degree in Spanish from the University of New Mexico. He completed regency at Spring Hill College and at Jesuit High School of New Orleans. After ordination, he served as an instructor of religion at Spring Hill College, a teacher of Spanish and mathematics at Jesuit High School of New Orleans, and as a teacher of French and Spanish at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston. In 1976, he began nine years of missionary work directing retreats and teach-

ing theology in Paraguay and Chile. He returned to the province and served as pastor of Holy Family Church in Vernon, TX, before his current assignment as associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Albuquerque. Fr. Rodriguez celebrates 60 years in the Society of Jesus. A native of El Paso, TX, he was pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Albuquerque from 2000-2008. After entering the Society of Jesus, he earned bachelor and master degrees from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL, and a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from St. Mary’s College. He also studied romance languages at the University of Texas at Austin. Before his ordination, he taught at Jesuit High School in Tampa and New Orleans, and afterward he began 12 years of pastoral work at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in San Antonio. He was appointed as the provincial’s assistant for pastoral and international apostolates for several years. From 1983-1989 he served as provincial of the New Orleans Province. Afterward, Fr. Rodriguez was the academic dean at Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving, Texas, director of the Jesuit Spirituality Center at St. Charles College in

Fr. Edmundo Rodriguez, S.J.

Fr. Oren Key, S.J.

Grand Coteau, La., associate pastor of St. Rita Church in Dallas, and pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Albuquerque. He is currently a retreat and spiritual director at Montserrat Retreat House in Lake Dallas, TX.

Ecumenism 101

Does Ecumenism Mean Weakening or Diluting Catholic Doctrine? Congratulations to Dillon Chitto (left) who graduated from the Pontifical College Josephinum and James DeOreo (right) who recently graduated “cum laude” from the University of Notre Dame. James will be attending Mount St. Mary’s Seminary as a first year theologian this fall.

Prayer for Vocations God our Father, You made each of us to use our gifts in the Body of Christ. We ask that You inspire young people whom You call to priesthood and consecrated life to courageously follow Your will. Send workers into Your great harvest so that the Gospel is preached, the poor are served with love, the suffering are comforted, and Your people are strengthened by the sacraments. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Taken from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Handbook for Ecumenical and inter-religious Affairs 2009: Ecumenism does not seek unity through compromising doctrine. The Sacred Council states that “it is essential that the doctrine be clearly presented in its entirety” (UR, no. 11). The council considers the Apostolic Church to be the primary means of unity given us by Christ. For Catholics to give partial expression of the truth as the Holy Spirit has guided the church to grasp would be harmful to the very unity we seek, not to mention to all believers. Even though the council acknowledges that “many of the significant elements and endowments which go together to build the church itself can exist outside the visible boundaries of the Catholic Church — the written word of God; the life of grace; faith, hope, charity along with the other interior gifts of the Holy Spirit” (UR, no. 3) it also teaches that we must bring to the ecumen-

ical dialogue the integrity of our own doctrine to the edification of fellow Christians. Such integrity calls us to explain the church’s doctrine “more profoundly and precisely, and in such a way and in such terms as our separated brethren can also really understand it” (UR, no. 11). This may entail reform and renewal of the mode of communicating the Catholic teaching, but should not entail altering the substance of the faith itself (UR, no. 6). Catholics should also be reminded that “in Catholic doctrine there exists a ‘hierarchy’ of truths, since they vary in their relation to the fundamental Christian faith” (UR, no. 11). The Ecumenical and Inter-religious Commission of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe is dedicated to enabling Catholics throughout the Archdiocese to respond faithfully to Christ’s Call for unity. This article represents the tenth in an on-going series of frequently asked questions related to ecumenism and inter-religious relations.

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Chimayo Celebrates Our Lady of La Vang T Bishop Matthieu Nguyên Van Khôi, Diocese of Quy Nhon in Vietnam visited with Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan during his visit to New Mexico. Bishop Rev. Millan J. Garcia (retired) joined Bishop MatMatthieu also visited his uncle, Mr. Cahn Nguyen, a thieu at a festive dinner hosted by members of revered member of Our Lady of La Vang Parish comthe La Vang Parish community. munity and other friends and family earlier in July.

Catholic Charities’ Matthew 25 Giving Society Awards

Catholic Charities held its annual Matthew 25 Giving Society Awards reception this summer. The Matthew 25 Giving Society is the result of Catholic Charities partnering with individuals or organizations who give of their time and talent, and share a common belief in the responsibility to be of service to their neighbor. This collaboration furthers Catholic Charities’ mission to create hope for those in need by promoting self-sufficiency, strengthening families, fighting poverty and building community. Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan referred to Catholic Charities as “The Jewel of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe” and presented the Hands of the Holy Spirit honorees with a handcarved Santo of St. Francis of Assisi. These faithful partners often went beyond what was expected and did so without seeking acknowledgement of their activities. This year’s recipients included Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish and School, Ms. Thelma N. Domenici, and Mr. Bill McHugh. Amy McCarty, Our Lady of the Annunciation Vice-Principal, accepted the award on behalf of the parish and school which supported Catholic Charities this year through an amazing and diverse display of outreach. Thelma Domenici is a known advocate and strong supporter who generously shares her vibrant leadership skills and business experience with Catholic Charities. Bill McHugh was recognized for his selfless acts of

Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan and Pete Robinson - Catholic Charities Board Chairman, present Thelma Domenici with “Hands of the Holy Spirit” Award.

kindness. He volunteers as a Conversation Partner, practicing English with refugees, and provides consistent and reliable transportation in our Senior Transportation Program. Also presented were The Simon of Cyrene Awards. Just as Simon of Cyrene carried the cross after Jesus fell on the road to His crucifixion, this award recognizes individuals who have helped Catholic Charities by stepping up and carrying some of the burdens faced in providing assistance to those in need. Five recipients representing the five Centers of Excellence at Catholic Charities included: Will Steinsiek, ReadWest - Center for Education

Opportunity; John Schmidt, New Mexico Human Service Department - Center for Refugee Settlement and Support; Kathy Kenna, St. Vincent de Paul, Bernalillo - Center for Self-Sufficiency and Housing Assistance; Mary Woods, Catholic Radio - Center for Immigration and Citizenship Legal Assistance; Robert Singer, The New Mexico Law Group, P.C. - Center for Community Involvement. These individuals allowed the Holy Spirit to use their hands for charity. Catholic Charities is grateful and blessed by their kind and generous commitment to helping those in need.

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he Marian Day and second anniversary of the installation of the Vietnamese Lady of La Vang statue in Chimayo will be celebrated on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at noon at the Santuario de Chimayo, Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico. This celebration takes place annually on the last Sunday of August. The Holy Mass will be presided over by Abbot Philip Lawrence, O.S.B. Monastery of Christ in the Desert, with U.S. and Vietnamese priests. The liturgy will be celebrated according to Vietnamese tradition, in accord with the Santuario de Chimayo and the Monastery of Christ in the Desert. For the glorification of Our Lady of La Vang, all priests, religious and Vietnamese compatriots are cordially invited to participate.

During Bishop Matthieu Nguyên Van Khôi visit to the USA, he informed us during a tour of the Catholic Center and prayer in the St. Francis/St. Joseph Chapel of the continued needs of the impoverished living in Viet Nam. Prior to his priesthood, he worked as a farmer amongst the poorest of the poor. Through this experience he became committed to raising funds to build a hospital (Immaculate Heart of Mary) in Quy Nhon to meet their great medical needs. Vietnam has the fifth largest Catholic population in Asia, after the Philippines, India, China and Indonesia. The Diocese of Quy Nhon was first established as Apostolic Vicariate of Eastern Cochin in 1844 and was promoted as Diocese of Quy Nhon in 1960. Bishop Matthieu Nguyên Van Khôi became bishop in 2012 following Bishop Pierre Nguy�n So�n who was bishop from 1999-2012. The diocese covers an area of 16,200 km. By 2004, the diocese of Quy Nhon had about 62,520 believers (1.7% of the population), 70 priests and 36 parishes. Assumption Cathedral in Quy Nhon town has been assigned as the cathedral of the diocese.





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Archbishop Sheehan Celebrates St. Therese Catholic School’s Solar Energy Ground Breaking Ceremony

By donna illerBrun, PrinCiPal, st. therese CatholiC sChool

In May, Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan attended the 8th grade graduation and solar Energy Ground Breaking Ceremony at St. Therese Catholic School. St. Therese School has been challenging students academically since 1947. They continue with their role in feeding and clothing the poor, teaching children about social justice, how to grow fruits and vegetables, sustainability, and now on replacing their carbon footprint with solar panels. St. Therese Catholic School will become one of the first Catholic Schools in the southwest to

go solar! In October of 2011, St. Therese School hosted a solar symposium which included faith based organizations from around the city of Albuquerque. The purpose of the symposium was to show non-profits how to become better stewards of the environment, shrink their energy dependency on oil and fossil fuels, and using alternative energy sources that are renewable and sustainable. With the advancement of technology, solar energy is becoming more affordable and more reliable. St. Therese School will be adding 126 solar panels to the roof of the elementary school. These

panels will provide about 34 kW of energy, which will cover approximately 85% of the energy usage for the school. With those savings alone, the panels will pay for themselves in about 10 years. That will create a savings of over $10,000.00 in electricity each year. Not only will the school be practicing what the church has been preaching about taking care of the environment; they are also teaching students about alternative energy sources. CST (Consolidated Solar Technology) has created a curriculum to be used by the teachers to teach the students how solar energy is harnessed and used to relieve the burden

Santo Niño Continues the Catholic Tradition in the City of Holy Faith By Leo Rodgriguez, Advancement Director, Santo Niño Regional Catholic School, Santa Fe

Santo Niño Regional Catholic School provides the eight parishes of the Santa Fe area, including St. Anthony of Padua in Pecos, with exceptional education pre-kindergarten through 6th grade. Santo Niño celebrates the Holy Child and educates the whole child in a safe and Christ-centered Catholic tradition. Together with our families and parishes we promote a service-oriented Santo Niño lifestyle to support our Santo Niño children, nuestro niño santos. Our exceptional teachers immerse their students in: computers, math, science, reading and writing. Our award-winning school is an ideal educational environment on the South side of Santa Fe with plentiful after-school sports (basketball, swimming, wrestling, dance, and cheer) and other extra-curricular activi-

ties (choir, guitar, and student council). Parents considering enrollment for their children should contact the school at 505.424.1766 or email to schedule an interview with our principal, Teri Vaisa. Tuition for pre-K (3 and 4 year olds) is $4,890. Tuition for kindergarten through 6th grade is $4,380. Tuition assistance is available. New to Santo Niño is Leo Rodriguez, our new Advancement Director. Leo is a product of

Catholic education in Santa Fe. He is responsible primarily for the fundraising to support Santo Niño. He welcomes parent, donor, and community involvement for our annual fundraising events beginning with the Santo Niño Fiesta on Sunday, October 13. Two-thousand raffle tickets (for $100 each) are available to win: one $25,000, one $10,000, and five $1,000 prizes. Leo can be contacted at lrodriguez@ or at 505.554.9810.

of our current reliance on coal burning power plants. Now is the time to invest in our children and in our planet. We have been gifted with a world that can sustain us for hundreds of thousands of years. However, mankind’s behavior has led to the depletion of many of our natural resources. This generation has the knowledge and technology to slow that process and to use the many gifts that have been provided. The sun shines in New Mexico at least 330 days a year! It only makes sense to use that sunshine to produce energy. It is clean, it is renewable and it is there for all of us

to use! We are teaching our students to be wise about their consumption and to make moral decisions as our future leaders. For more information on how you can help St. Therese Catholic School purchase their 126 solar panels, please go to the following website: greenathon.html or log onto our website at and click on the Greenathon button. St. Therese Catholic School is preparing the way for tomorrow’s leaders. Every one of us has the ability to make a difference. Now is the time to step up and be the change!

By l-a GaBrielle salas, liturGiCal/Pastoral Ministries Coordinator

Ghost Catholic School as a Roman Catholic establishment. Consisting of six classrooms, two offices and an assembly room, the school welcomed the first religious sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary from Monroe, MI. Sending children to Catholic school requires commitment. Parents often have to adjust their lives and their See HoLY gHoSt on page 12

Holy Ghost Catholic School to celebrate “60 years of Excellence”

On October 4, 1953, in a pueblo-style building that stretched the entire length of the block between San Pedro and Arizona on Ross, a time-honored tradition of academic and religious excellence began. In a formal installation ceremony on October 3, Archbishop Byrne officially recognized Holy

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All the World’s a Stage at St. Pius X High School

By denise PoaGe, seCretary, st. Pius X, fine arts Boosters

St. Pius X High School is well known for its academic excellence. One of St. Pius X High School’s gems is not quite as well known. That is the fine arts department and the talented students who polish their artistic skills while attending high school. The 2012-13 school year was busy and productive for the performing arts students at St. Pius. Two theater productions were staged this year, Our Town and Steele Magnolias, under the direction of Ms. Esperanza Plath. These productions not only involve students who act on stage, but also students who design and construct the stage set, and students who operate lighting and sound during the show. St. Pius theater productions are open to the public and are a wonderful opportunity to experience live theater. St. Cecilia Hall on the St. Pius campus is also a place to experience live musical performances. Students have the opportunity to be a part of women’s choir, mixed choir, orchestra, band and jazz ensemble. In April, band and

orchestra director, Mr. Keith Jordan and choir instructor, Mr. John Reith, traveled with a group of students to compete at the Heritage Music Festival in Chicago. The choir and band both received silver awards and the orchestra a bronze award. Out of 600 musicians at the festival, Ashley Peck, Areyan Stocks-Gonzales and Devon Poage received awards for outstanding solo performances. Musical concerts at St. Pius are free and open to the public. The Christmas concert is always a favorite, with a luminaria lit stroll through the campus prior to the concert. Also in December is the St. Pius X Christmas craft show, which benefits the fine arts department. There is no charge to attend this juried-craft show, with over 150 vendors, a silent auction, bake sale and delicious New Mexico food. This year’s show will be December 14 from 9a-3p in the SPX Gym. Save these dates and make St. Pius X High School a place to enjoy performing arts and support Catholic high school students. (Visit or call 505.831.8400 for more information and details).

Campus Ministry at the University of New Mexico

Aquinas Newman Center is the college student’s home away from home! Serving UNM, Newman is a center of faith, fun and friends. Working hand in hand with Dominican priests, brothers, and staff, our student leaders offer a multitude of programs and activities. Campus ministry’s programs and activities include: student Mass every Sunday at 5pm followed by a free meal, fall/spring retreats, liturgy participation, a spring break service trip, candle light Masses, dances, and social events. The start of the new school year

means campus ministry has plenty of events planned for the year! For the first week of classes campus ministry holds Welcome Back Week events. These events are opportunities for new and returning students to meet each other and the new Peer Campus Ministers. Welcome Back Week closes on August 25th with the first student Mass of the year. Join us for Mass on the Grass outside of UNM’s Alumni Chapel. For more information or any questions about campus ministry or the Newman Center in general call 505.247.1094.

Archdiocese of Santa Fe African American Catholic Community Recognizes 2013 Fr. Rollins Lambert Scholarship Awardees!

2013 AACC scholarship recipients: Left to right: Maryah Burrell of San Felipe de Neri Catholic School, LaNiah and Lionel Bolden Jr. of Holy Ghost Catholic School and Adrianna Cross of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School. Behind the children are pictured Msgr. Raymond East of Washington DC and Deacon Leon Jones of Ascension Parish, Albuquerque, NM.

By louise davis and veroniCa leWis, MeMBers, arChdioCese of santa fe afriCan aMeriCan CatholiC CoMMunity The Archdiocese of Santa Fe African American Catholic Community (AACC) awarded four Fr. Rollins Lambert Scholarships for a total of $9,000 at our April Mass to Maryah Burrell of San Felipe de Neri Catholic School, LaNiah and Lionel Bolden Jr. of Holy Ghost Catholic School and Adrianna Cross of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School. The Fr. Rollins Lambert Scholarship is awarded annually to Catholic and non-Catholic African American students, grades K-8 who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a Catholic ele-

mentary school in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. The need-based award covers a portion of tuition. Since its inception in 2010, the AACC Scholarship Committee has awarded 16 scholarships together totaling $27,500.00 to African-American children in need. A portion of the collections at our five AACC Masses during the year as well as a grant from the Black and Indian Missions Office, founded by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, help fund our scholarships. The Black and Indian Mission Office began its annual USCCB collection in all parishes across the U.S. in 1887 to raise funds serve Native American and African American communities. A collection for the Black and Indian

Mission occurs in March of each year. Since then, the generosity of the people of God allows the Black and Indian Mission Office to give grants to dioceses like the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and others across the country to operate schools, parishes, and other missionary services that build the Body of Christ in Native American and Black Catholic communities. To make a donation to the local Archdiocese of Santa Fe AACC Fr. Rollins Lambert Scholarship fund, contact Brenda Dabney, 505.836.3627. For more information and applications for the AACC Fr. Rollins Lambert Scholarship, please visit any Catholic elementary school office in the Archdiocese.





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H a p p y 4 1 5 t h Ye a r A n n i v e r s a r y !

san Juan BauTisTa PaRisH, oHkaY oWingeH PueBLo ceLeBRaTes 415TH YeaR anniveRsaRY fiRsT anD oLDesT PaRisH in THe usa San Juan Bautista Parish also celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the current church.


n Sunday, June 23, 2013, San Juan Bautista Parish celebrated two significant historical events: 415 years of the parish’s existence; and, 100 years since the current church was built. San Juan Bautista Parish, located at 185 Popaye Ave, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo (formerly known as San Juan Pueblo), was the first and is the oldest, parish established in the United States. The parish was founded by the Spanish Franciscan Friars in 1598. San Juan is the oldest center of Christianity in the Southwest region of the USA. Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo is the site of New Mexico’s first capitol, established in 1598 by Juan De Oñate. San Juan parish is a robust community today. Fr. Larry Brito, pastor, along with Fr. Denis Kaggwa, parochial vicar, minister Sunday Mass to an average of 1,159 parishioners. The parish ministers to seven smaller churches in the neighboring communities. Over 500 people have committed to spend an hour with our Lord each week. The parish has a bountiful number

of talented members who participate in an array of choirs: a Tewa women’s choir, singing in the native language of Tewa; a Spanish choir; a contemporary choir; and a men’s and a women’s Gregorian chant choir. There are over 400 youth enrolled in the religion education programs. San Juan Bautista is resplendent with a magnificent patrimony. Pictured here are a few of the parish treasures. The San Juan community invites all to visit and experience a journey of faith like no other. St. John the Baptist Parish, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo On September 9, 1598, the Franciscan Friars who came with Oñate were sent to various areas in New Mexico to establish missions and evangelize the Pueblo people. Fray Alonso Martínez, commissary of the group, stayed at San Juan Pueblo and established the mission there. During the 1680 revolt, the mission at the Pueblo of San Juan along with other missions of New Mexico, were destroyed. With the return of the Spanish in

1692-93 many of the missions were re-established, and early records indicate that Fray Geronimo Prieto was sent to San Juan in 1695. Parish registers, however, do not begin until 1726; the first entries are signed by Fray Francisco Antonio Pérez. In 1889, Fr. Camille Seux, who served as pastor from 1868 to 1922, built a small chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes directly across the road from the church; that chapel has been designated as an official shrine of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. Fr. Seux built the present church of San Juan Bautista in San Juan Pueblo in 1913, bearing the expenses for it himself because he wanted to build a church similar to those in his native France. The building replaced an eighteenth century adobe which was dynamited before the new church was built. Fr. Suex is buried at the Lourdes chapel. A new parish hall and parish center was started by Fr. Joseph E. LaVoie, pastor, in 1997 and was blessed by Archbishop Sheehan on Sunday, February 22, 1998.

HoLY gHoSt Continued from page 10 incomes – even to the extent of great sacrifice -- so as to provide their children with a Catholic education. In turn, the school is obliged to meet the academic and religious expectations of parents. Holy Ghost Catholic School not only meets, but exceeds all expectations. In 2009, the school received the prestigious “Blue Ribbon Award” for excellence in education from the U.S. Department of Education, the only Catholic school in New Mexico to earn this honor. Coupled with their dedication to academic excellence

and religious education, the HGCS staff instills in students a commitment of service to others. In 2012-2013, students performed over 8,000 documented hours of service in the parish, school, and greater Albuquerque community. One of the most notable service commitments is the school’s annual “Make a Difference Day” headed by teacher David Tichnell. Children and parents come together for an entire day to clean, repair, paint and plant in the school and church buildings and yards. In following the teachings

of the Catholic Church, students are also taught respect for all of God’s creation through the “Caring for Creation Program” headed by Coordinator Michaela Bruzzese. They learn to appreciate the tenuousness of our natural resources, how to be less wasteful and how to be satisfied with fewer material possessions. Under the tutelage of Music Director Hannah Lind Albers, music students have been asked to perform at Kirkland Air Force Base events as well as Albuquerque community events. Students have even

performed at Carnegie Hall and in National Children’s Choirs. A much anticipated event is the eighth-grade sponsored annual “Veteran’s Day Salute.” Supervised by Vice Principal Sr. Mary Houlihan O.P., the program begins with Mass followed by a special program in Fr. Bulman Hall. Past prominent guest speakers include: U.S. Air Force Colonels Walter J. Lindsley and Clarence “CJ” Johnson. As with any Catholic institution, dedicated faith-filled leadership is paramount to success. Leadership at HGCS

begins with hands-on support from the pastor, Rev. Mark A. Schultz. A great deal of the school’s success is attributed to Principal Dr. Noreen Copeland and her exceptional staff; not to mention parents, students and volunteers. In honor of their 60th anniversary, Holy Ghost Catholic School will host an evening of scrumptious food, games and fun on Saturday, September 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. on the parish property. All are invited to attend this special “Celebration of Excellence.” For more information please call the school at 505.256.1563.





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Today’s San Juan Bautista’s parish church was built in 1913.



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Rev. Larry Brito, Pastor of San Juan Bautista greets young parishioner during historic celebration.





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POPE from page 6

“The church already has spoken on these issues,” he said. “Young people understand perfectly what the church’s point of view is.” A Portuguese reporter told the pope it seemed a bit odd to hear a pope repeatedly asking people to pray for him. “When I was a priest, I


asked people to pray for me, but not as often,” he said. “I started asking with some frequency when I began the work of a bishop because I believe we need the Lord’s assistance in this work to help the people of God move forward.” In addition, the pope said, “I truly feel I have many limits, even sins” and so is in need of



prayer. Pope Francis said he still considers himself a Jesuit, but first he posed a tricky logic problem: “The Jesuits make a special vow of fidelity to the pope. But if the pope is a Jesuit, does he have to make a vow to the superior of the Jesuits?” “I am a Jesuit in my spirituality, a spirituality involving

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the Exercises (of St. Ignatius),” he said. “And I think like a Jesuit,” he said, but smiled and quickly added, “but not in the sense of hypocrisy.” As for his decision to continue living at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, the Vatican guesthouse, he insisted it was a matter of liking to have a lot of people around and not

a statement about simplicity or austerity, although he said both are essential for every minister in the church. “I couldn’t live alone or with just a few people,” he said. The papal apartment in the Apostolic Palace “isn’t luxurious -- it’s large, it’s big, but not luxurious.” He said he was telling the whole truth when he met students from Jesuit schools and told them his housing choice was a “psychological necessity.” He said people were mistaken if they thought the cardinals who work in the Curia live a life of luxury. “They don’t live like rich men, they live in little apartments,” he said. Looking ahead, Pope Francis said he was looking forward to canonizing Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II, but choosing a date has become tricky. First, he said, he thought the Dec. 8 feast of the Immaculate Conception would be appropriate, but that would make it difficult for poorer Polish pilgrims who would have to travel winter roads by bus. The late-November feast of Christ the King -- which also is the end of the Year of Faith -- is a possibility, he said, but it is probably not enough time to prepare. The best guess, he said, is Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, the Sunday after Easter in 2014. Pope Francis also responded to a question about his relationship with retired Pope Benedict. Pope Francis smiled warmly and spoke with admiration of the retired pope’s humility, intelligence and prayerfulness. The unusual situation of having a pope and a retired pope both living at the Vatican is working out very well, although he said he has tried to encourage Pope Benedict to feel freer to invite people over, to go in and out and to join him for events. Having the retired pope nearby to consult with or ask questions of, he said, “is like having a grandfather at home -- a very wise grandfather.” Copyright (c) 2013 Catholic News Service/U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

August 2013

Golf Tournament Honors Hugh Reilly and Benefits Local Catholic Charities





“Healing Hearts”, A New Ministry within the Archdiocese of Santa Fe for Widowed, Divorced, or Separated

By Joe Carney, notre daMe aluMni CluB of neW MeXiCo

By JeroMe JaCKson, healinG hearts Ministry

“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me ... sick and you visited me ... Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:35-40) The Notre Dame Club of New Mexico will hold its annual Hugh Reilly Memorial Golf Tournament at Noon on Friday, September 6 at Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club. This event is named for former club president and cancer victim, Hugh Reilly. Hugh was a devoted father, a loving husband and a proud Catholic, committed to serving the Albuquerque community. His work at Dismas House, Habitat for Humanity and Casa Esperanza inspires the Notre Dame Club to continue his mission of service through support of the University’s Summer Service students. Proceeds from the tournament support current Notre Dame students volunteering in New Mexico as part of the University’s Summer Service Learning Program. This eight-week program provides students the opportunity to work with and learn from those in our community often marginalized by society. This program promotes the Catholic mission to recognize the dignity of every human being by helping those less fortunate remember that they are made in the image and likeness of God. This year, students are working at the Brothers of the Good Shepherd, Barrett House, Dismas House and Villa Guadalupe Senior Center in Gallup. Students at the Good Shepherd Center and the Barrett House will provide food, clothing, shelter, health services and community resource referrals to help individuals become self-sufficient and break the cycle of homelessness. At Dismas House, students will help adults transitioning from jail or prison back into the community to become productive, peaceful contributing members of society. At Villa Guadalupe, students will join the Little Sisters of the Poor in their vow of hospitality to care for and accompany the elderly with love and respect. The Notre Dame Club of New Mexico asks all friends and supporters of The Brothers of the Good Shepherd, Barrett House Dismas House and Villa Guadalupe as well as Notre Dame fans and alumni to help this cause by participating in this year’s tournament. The tournament will be a four person scramble with a shotgun start at noon. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams, closest to the pin, and longest drive, silent auctions for Notre Dame tickets and memorabilia and a wide variety of door prizes for all participants. Hole sponsorships and prize donations are welcome. For more information, please contact Joe Carney at 505.553.3612 or by email at

The Family Life Office announces the formation of a new ministry for persons suffering from the loss of a spouse through death, divorce or separation. Our Healing Hearts ministry is designed to help single-again persons to deal with the pain of losing a spouse and to change that loss, through

God’s help, into an experience for positive growth. Healing Hearts is a community of adults offering support and fellowship for those grieving the loss of a once loving relationship. Our bi-weekly programs and twice yearly retreat style weekends, help the grieving with the heartache of finding themselves single and alone again to deal with the natural grief process with others who have gone through

a similar loss. We help persons deal with this most traumatic experience and its nearly unbearable feelings of loneliness and grief. So if you are suffering this type of loss and you feel left out by your church, uneasy around married friends, unsure of yourself and uncertain of your future, contact the Family Life Office about our Healing Hearts programs. Call us at 505.831.8117

That Man is You – A Light to the Nations By John desautels, Parishioner, PrinCe of PeaCe “That Man is You!” is a Catholic Men’s ministry transforming men in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, and across the US. TMIY is a three-year program, with a series of 13 Fall and Spring meetings each year for three years. It was envisioned by Steve Bollman in Houston, TX in 2004. Steve was a successful business man who experienced a significant conversion and call from God to create a men’s formation program. The meetings typically consist of fellowship over a light meal (often an early-morning breakfast), a 30-minute video on the day’s theme, small group discussion for 30 minutes, intercessions, and a closing prayer. The TMIY program combines the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of a man “fully alive.” The program most frequently impacts men in three areas of their lives: • Transformation of marriages and family lives by helping men understand that their first role and greatest joy relate to the family. • Treatment of men’s issues. Most men struggle with a host of issues including finances, chastity, and balancing the demands of work and family. • Conversion and Renewal. TMIY helps men to activate their faith in their daily lives,

understand prayer, and engage themselves in parish life and ministry. TMIY has been active in several parishes in the Archdiocese, including Our Lady of the Incarnation, Risen Savior, Prince of Peace, and Our Lady of the Annunciation. Initially men at Risen Savior, Prince of Peace, and Our Lady of the Annunciation joined together to host TMIY at these three parishes on a rotating basis. Men from all over the diocese participate in the sessions. The Risen Savior/ Prince of Peace/Annunciation group will start the third year of the program in mid September. The Newman Center will start a new TMIY group, doing the first year of the program. The TMIY group at Incarnation, which has done the 3-year TMIY series twice now, will be going through the Catholicism series by Father Barron, using the study guide for it. The schedules for these groups are: • Risen Savior/Annunciation/Prince of Peace-Saturdays, 7-8:30 AM, starting Sep 21 (Year 3) • Church of the Incarnation Rio Rancho – Saturdays, 7-8:30

AM (Catholicism Series) • UNM Newman Center- Year 1 in formation (contact Brian at (505) 270-2154 to be a part of planning process) Each meeting focuses on a particular topic, such as: • The Consequences of failed fatherhood in the family • Clarity of Thought and Purpose • Conquering the Flesh and the Devil • Becoming a Man after God’s own Heart • Leadership in the Home “TMIY has challenged me on many levels to be a better husband and father, and has provided tools to help me live up to the challenge through fellowship, prayer, and a deeper understanding of my Catholic faith. I highly recommended TMIY, especially for young fathers”. Tim Keller All men are welcome to joinin and participate. There are no membership fees, though donations are welcome for the food provided at the meetings and to support the national organization. For more information, contact TMIY.ABQ@gmail. com, or see the website: http://


Baca, Saavedra

Mr. Florencio G. Saavedra of Luis Lopez, NM and Miss Juanita C. Baca of Lemitar, NM were united in holy matrimony on June 29, 1963, at the San Miguel Catholic Church in Socorro, NM. They are current members of the San Miguel Catholic Parish in Socorro, NM and are active members of the Eucharistic ministry serving in Masses and taking communion to the homebound and have been active members of that ministry for 40 years. They are also members of the Legion of Mary. Florencio served in the U.S. Army during the Cuban Crisis and Vietnam Era. He retired after 44 years of ser-


vice from the Socorro Electric Coop. Juanita provided a loving home for the family and was a seamstress and cake decorator for her nieces’ weddings. She also retired from the State of New Mexico after 20 years of service. Florencio and Juanita have been blessed with two children, Patricia A. Torma and husband, Steven; Victor R. Saavedra and wife, Holli. Their blessings also include three grandchildren; fraternal twins, Nicolas and Jacqueline Torma, and Caleb Saavedra. Florencio and Juanita would like to celebrate with a special blessing during a Mass at the La Sagrada Familia Catholic Church in Lemitar with their family, relatives and friends after the new church opens.


Richard G. & Charlotte A. Gatt were married September 14, 1963 at St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Abiquiu, NM. They moved to San Jose, CA and lived there for 25 years and moved back to Abiquiu area in 1988. They have been parish members of Medanales and Abiquiu for more than 25 years. Mr. Gatt served in the Army right out of high school from July 1960 to July 1963.He got a job at General Motors in Fremont, CA and worked there

for 10 years.In 1972, he got into real estate and rode the real estate roller coaster in the San Francisco Bay area. He is still a licensed Real Estate Broker and started a tax prep office in 1988 in Tierra Azul, NM. Charlotte has been his secretary for all these years. They have four wonderful children: Steven, David, Nina, & Victoria. Seven beautiful grandchildren: Adrianna, Justin (who just graduated from St Pius X), Beau, Halo, Page, Ruby, & Macaila. They are blessed with one great granddaughter Charlotte.

Montoya, Baca

Mr. Gabino Baca and Miss Pauline Montoya lovingly exchanged vows of holy matrimony on July 8, 1963 at San Miguel del Vado Church in San Miguel, NM where they are parishioners. They are the proud parents of Gabino Jr., Arthur and fiancée Farah, David and wife Janel, Paula and husband Sebastian, eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and a close friend of the

family, Larry and his three children. They also helped raise a nephew Julian Montoya, a cousin Erminio Padilla and Pedro Cobos. Reflecting on 50 years of marriage has been a blessing. Both are retired and enjoying their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Mass of Thanksgiving where they first began their life journey was celebrated with their family and friends with a dinner and dance on July 20, 2013.



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Ruggero, McIntire

Stephan’s, Carmela designed, made and contributed all the baptismal stoles over a 20 year period until declining health prohibited the continuance of that service. During those years John played percussion in the St. Stephan’s choir. The couple have been parishioners at St. Anne’s Church in Santa Fe since 2007. John plays marimba with the liturgical ensemble at St. Anne’s at the Sunday 11a.m. Mass. Carmela and John look forward to visitations this summer from family members now spread between the east coast and the mid-west as they anticipate celebrating 59 years of happy memories.

Zubiate, Lucero

team in facing life’s challenges. They are role models for commitment, for caring and for unselfish devotion. As their daughter-in-law, I have known Lorenzo (Tata) and Mary (Nana) for 28 years. I have seen the love and admiration each one holds for one another. Together they have a strong faith in the Lord. Mr. and Mrs. Lucero are the parents of Edward Lucero (wife Melissa), Joyce Baca (husband Marvin), four grandchildren: Kristin (husband Ray), Cotton, Katee, and Caitlyn, two great-grandchildren: Sydni and Jarren. Their family means the world to them and they enjoy spending time all together. August 24, 2013 is a day to celebrate, rejoice and admire such an outstanding love between two amazing people God has given this world!

Mr. John McIntire and Miss Carmela Maria Ruggero were joined in the holy sacrament of matrimony at St. Ferdinand’s Church in Chicago on June 5, 1954. The couple met in college and graduated from Loyola University in Chicago. They have been blessed with four children, Ann Marie, Paul, John (Jr.), and Joseph, and eight grandchildren. John (Sr.), now retired, has spent his working life in health care administration. Carmela has taught “English as a Second Language” in Chicago and Ann Arbor, MI. Before retiring to Santa Fe, they were members of St. Stephan’s Church in Minneapolis, MN. At St.

Half a century ago a wonderful marriage began that day. In honor of two very loving, compassionate, helpful, and God loving individuals, I would like to present Mr. Lorenzo Lucero and Mrs. Mary Zubiate-Lucero as they celebrate their 50th golden wedding anniversary. August 24, 1963, Lorenzo and Mary were joined in holy matrimony at San Isidro Church, Las Nutrias. On August 24, 2013, they will renew their vows at Immaculate Conception, Tome, the parish they presently belong. The amazing couple is a perfect example of role models for everyone who believes in eternal love, for those who trust there is a “one and only.” They are role models showing two are better than one, and it is better to be a

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Bread and Blessings

“The issues of homelessness and poverty are complicated, without easy solutions, as every guest has different needs, struggles, and other conditions impacting their lives.” –Fr. Rafael Garcia, SJ, pastor, Immaculate Conception Church On Sunday afternoons in downtown Albuquerque, over a hundred people gather in the basement of Immaculate Conception Church to be served a Sunday dinner. Some are homeless. Others are newly unemployed, forced to decide whether to pay a utility bill or buy enough groceries to feed their families. No matter the circumstance, the parish community welcomes “anyone and everyone who is hungry to come and share a meal with us,” says Roberta Montoya, the coordinator of the parish’s Sunday Bread and Blessings meals, one of the projects in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe that receives a portion of CRS Rice Bowl funds. Guests sit down at dressed tables and are served drinks, a main course and a dessert, restaurant-style. For many of the guests, the opportunity to be served by others

stands in stark contrast to the jobs that they work during the week. For single parents who are raising a large family on little income, the meals are a chance for them to spend time with their children instead of cooking the meal themselves. And for the volunteers who serve the guests, it is a chance to connect with members of their community and learn the issues they are facing. In the five years since Bread and Blessings began, its ministry has expanded. Now guests can receive clothing, hygiene items and books, as well as referrals to social service agencies that can help with unemployment, mental illness, addiction and housing. Whatever their needs may be, the weekly Bread and Blessings meals gives guests and volunteers the opportunity to sit down together around a common table.




The Catholic Difference Zingers, Previously Unused

By George Weigel

When I began columnizing, in the Paleolithic Period when a correcting IBM Selectric II typewriter seemed the ne plus ultra of technology-for-scribes, I collected quotable quotes in a plastic box, for possible insertion into columns in the manner of my friend, Dr. George F. Will. Rooting around the yellowing scraps in that box recently, I came across a gaggle of zingers that went unused, but which it seems a shame not to share with readers and posterity. So, for a little summer levity, here we go: On the perils of succumbing to political correctness: “There is no evidence that the fate of the last of the Gadarene swine was noticeably preferable to that of the first” (Charles Stuart, Christ Church don, deploring his Oxford colleagues’ argument that the college couldn’t be “left behind” in changing traditional practices). Getting the conversation started properly: “How doth truth prosper in thy parts?” (an old Quaker greeting). The evils of French revolutionary weights and mea-

sures: “If God had wanted us to use the metric system, he’d have given us 10 apostles” (an angry worker, struggling with metric tools). Rarely an argument lost: “He can persuade most people of most things, and above all he can persuade himself of almost anything” (W.E. Forster on William Gladstone). The limits of openness: “An open mind, like an open mouth, should close on something” (G.K. Chesterton [of course]). Beyond having a career: “But yield who will to their separation/My object in living is to unite/My avocation and my vocation/As my two eyes make one in sight./Only where love and need are one,/ And work is play for mortal stakes,/Is the deed ever really done/For Heaven and the future’s sake” (Robert Frost, “Two Tramps in Mud Time”). Telling look-a-likes apart: “(Anthony) Eden is the sheep striving to look like a man, (Harold) Macmillan the man affecting to look like a sheep” (SHAEF officer explaining to General Eisenhower’s staffers how to distinguish between two future British prime ministers). Staying sharp: “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries to comprehend a little of this mystery each day. Never lose a holy curiosity” (Albert Einstein). Social ineptness: “Bore. A person who talks when you wish him to listen” (Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary). Good government: “When

Dr. Johnson declared that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, he underestimated the potential of reform” (Roscoe Conkling, resigning from the U.S. Senate after President Garfield rejected Conkling’s machine nominee for Collector of Customs of the Port of New York). On the right: “The function of conservatives is to extract the truth in each succeeding heresy” (Lord Hailsham). The education of the judiciary: “What are you going to do about crime?” New York mayoral candidate Ed Koch was asked at a senior citizens’ center in the Bronx during his first campaign to run the Big Apple. “Ladies and gentlemen,” Koch responded, “did you know that a judge was mugged last week? He called a press conference and said, ‘This mugging will in no way affect my judgment in matters of this kind.’” At which point an elderly lady stood up in the back of the room and shouted, “Then mug him again!” A culture without reality contact: “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men” (George Orwell). The earthen vessel of the Church: “No merely human institution conducted with such knavish imbecility would have lasted a fortnight” (Hillaire Belloc on Catholicism). The right stuff: “How would you like to sit on top of 5 million parts, each of which was made by the lowest bidder?” (John Young, on flying the first space shuttle). Our task: “The Gospel must be preached by men. The angels have other duties” (plaque found in an old church). George Weigel is Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. Weigel’s column is distributed by the Denver Catholic Register, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Denver.





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JustFaith is a 24 week indepth formation program on the social teachings of the church as they relate to poverty. For me, this small group faith journey was much more than learning about hunger and injustice. It was an upclose encounter with the dignity of each human person I met. I discovered I was living in a “bubble” here in West Side Albuquerque. JustFaith awakened my longing for community and solidarity with all people, especially with the powerless and poor who are the majority in the world. Compelling books and immersion experiences, guest speakers and gritty documentaries led our group of six to open discussions under the

guidance of prayer and sacred listening. Energized by Jesus’ “Kingdom vision” of solidarity with our brothers and sisters in need, I found myself looking into the faces of the indigent on street corners, asking a homeless man to sit at our restaurant table, finding Jesus in the outcast, the broken and the unwelcomed immigrant. I wanted to know the dayto-day circumstances of hungry who come to the Good Shepherd Center for meals. I passed out salt and pepper packets and enjoyed the opportunity to smile and converse with strangers. I felt a kinship with those I met, and still remember their names.

Seeking the causes of hunger, violence and oppression came naturally. I began to keep track of my buying habits. We read about organizations around the globe like CRS that make a difference because they listen to and empower the people they are serving. I learned as a Catholic, action on behalf of the poor is not optional. I no longer have the choice to avert my eyes from poverty and injustice. I am pulled beyond an immediate charity and service response toward work on justice and advocacy, energized by a glimpse of who God created me to be. I am learning Spanish, taking a course on immigration issues, and traveled to Tucson to experience border conditions there. I am volunteering at Casa de las Comunidades Catholic Worker House that serves and empowers

Last Lent, 59 of our parishes and schools participated in prayer, fasting, giving and learning through Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl. Our Archdiocese raised over $61,000 this year, and over

$14,000 of that will stay in our Archdiocese and will help local organizations addressing hunger like St. Vincent de Paul, St. Felix Pantry, St. John’s Soup Kitchen and Brothers of the Good Shep-

herd and others. Keep up the great work! Make sure your parish, youth group, religious education program and/or school has your order set for Lent 2014 CRS Rice Bowl! We are

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The Challenge of JustFaith: One Person’s Story

Group gathered at Social Action Summer Institute Border Immersion in Agua Prieta, Sonora, MX. Left to right on bottom row: Susan Tomita, Martha Medina from St. Joseph on the Rio Grande, Rene Ronquillo from Immaculate Conception Church; standing, third from right: Linda Swindle from St. Joseph on the Rio Grande.

homeless immigrants. I am where I belong, in solidarity with my most vulnerable brothers and sisters. Consider joining a JustFaith group .Groups are beginning this Fall in several parishes, including St. Joseph on the

Rio Grande, Immaculate Conception Church, and Aquinas Newman Center in Albuquerque. For more information, or to start a group at your parish, call the Office of Social Justice and Respect Life, 505.831.8167.

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Welcome CCHD Intern: Francine Hernandez!


ello all! My name is Francine Hernandez, the new CCHD intern. I recently married Pete Hernandez at St Joseph’s on the Rio Grande Church (where we are currently registered and attend). I am originally from Modesto, CA but currently living in Rio Rancho, NM. I moved to New Mexico when I was eight years old, and as I was growing up, I was active in the music and youth ministries at OLOG parish in Peralta. I graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2010 with two bachelor’s degrees, one in Criminology and one in Psychology. I currently work for a company called PSI as supervisor and have been there for six years. I am also currently working on my Masters in Social Work at NMHU and will be interning at the Social Justice and Respect Life Office with CCHD. I am available to do presentations on the reality of poverty and how our faith calls us to act, Catholic Social Teaching, and other social issues to youth and adults. I am looking forward to reaching out to communities and all the great work I hope to do with the Archdiocese. It is a blessing and I am very grateful to be a part of it. You can schedule a presentation by contacting me at the Office of Social Justice 505.831.8205.





There to Serve: Catholic Relief Services Help Many in Philippines

By Jennifer Hardy, Catholic Relief Services


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The relationship between the Philippines and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has a deep history dating back to 1945. Prompted by the mass destruction and loss of life in the Philippines during World War II, CRS, then called War Relief Services, first launched relief efforts there and just one year later, the agency, on behalf of Catholics in the United States was providing supplies to more than 800,000 people. Today, Catholic Relief Services’ agricultural programs in the Philippines lift smallscale farmers from poverty by linking them to more profitable markets. Community based peacebuilding programs lessen violence, improve livelihoods and help create tolerance in the south. And, in times of emergency like last year when a powerful Typhoon called Bopha struck Thanks to a sleeping mat provided by CRS with funding by USAID, Mathe island of Mindanao, CRS’ ria, 6, and her family don’t have to sleep on the muddy cement floor of emergency team and supplies the evacuation center. were quick to arrive on the scene. houses in coastal areas were helped removal of mud and Typhoon Bopha struck just wiped out by strong winds,” debris. a few weeks before Christmas said Country Representative In the rush to respond to a causing widespread flooding Joseph Curry. widespread and complicated and mudslides that knocked CRS staff reached affected disaster, sometimes it’s easy out miles of electrical infra- areas the day after the storm to overlook the difference a structure, destroyed 150,000 hit and immediately began or- few simple items can make. homes and left hundreds of ganizing a response for dev- Catholic Relief Services thousands of people stranded. astated communities. With emergency response experts Families were left homeless, a focus on meeting the most know the importance of a dehungry and in the dark. urgent needs for the most vul- cent night’s sleep as survivors “This is the most severe nerable communities, CRS try to cope after a disaster. emergency to hit the Philip- brought clean water, shelter, After a night sleeping on pines in decades, and 90% of hygiene kits to the people and a thin sheet of cardboard at

experience delivering humanitarian assistance throughout the world, CRS has a strong background in emergency preparedness and response. CRS adheres to international standards to the greatest extent possible in all of its emergency work to ensure that disaster-affected populations are at least able to meet their basic right to live a life with dignity. CRS works directly with affected communities and local partners to help restore and strengthen their pre-disaster capacities. the evacuation center, Maria Leon, age 6 was happy to receive a sleeping mat from CRS. When asked what she thought about it, Maria said, “I like the color.” Heddy Long, former Director of Family Life for the Archdiocese of Santa, estimates there are about 5,000 Filipino immigrants living in New Mexico, most of which live in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area. Many have relatives in the Philippines who are affected by the Typhoon.

Teachers, Catechists, Youth Ministers and Social Concerns Ministers: Free On-line Calendar of Ideas on Life and Justice!

The Office of Social Justice and Respect Life has assembled an online calendar called Days of Life, Dignity, Justice and Peace. It has a month by month summary for our current school year of important dates

related to Catholic social teaching including many different life and dignity, peace and justice issues. It also has live links to resources that can be used in a school curriculum, religious education programs, RCIA, Confir-

mation and social concerns ministries all year! Email the office to get your copy sent to you by email, or watch for it on the Archdiocesan Social Justice and Respect Life web site! 505.831.8205





August 2013

Catholic Scouts Receive Religious Awards

In June, His Excellency, Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan presented the religious awards to Catholic scouts and adult scouters in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fé. One hundred sixty-eight Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Ventures, Girl Scouts, and American Heritage Girls received emblems during the Conferral Mass. Adult scouters: • Receiving the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Girl Scout Emblem: Melissa Allen and Ellie Limbaugh both of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish. • Receiving the Bronze Pelican Boy Scout Emblem: Debra Deller from Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish and Christy Glaser from St. John Vianney Parish. • Receiving the St. George Emblem: Monsignor Douglas Raun from St. Thomas Aquinas Parish and Kandy Glaser also from St. Thomas Aquinas Parish. • Two units received the Pope Paul VI National Catholic Quality Unit Award: Matthew Deller, Cubmaster, accepted the award for Pack 280 Our Lady of the Annunciation, Tom Glaser, Committee Chair, accepted the award for Pack 1974 St. Thomas Aquinas Parish.

The Catholic Committee on Scouting (CCOS) will be holding religious emblems retreats for scouting youth in the archdiocese this fall. The day will reinforce each child’s faith, as nurtured by their respective scouting program. We will grow in our Catholic Christian beliefs by listening, sharing, praying, singing and playing. The day’s activities are designed to jump start a scout’s endeavors in working toward one of

the CCOS awards. To learn more about the retreats, religious emblems and various religious patches available to the scouts, visit our website http://www.catholicscoutsnm. org. Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting Presents the Religious Emblems Retreats for Scouts Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish 2621 Vermont NE, Albuquerque 8:00AM – 3:00PM The Religious Emblems Retreat will also be offered in Santa Fe but the date has yet to be determined. Updated information will be posted to our website

(noted at the end of the article). It is open to all Catholic Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls. The retreat will provide an introduction to various religious activity patches and emblems available to scouts in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Parents are welcome to stay for the day with their child(ren). Retreat fees are $7.00 for youth and $3.00 for adults. Lunch will be provided. Emblems for boys: Light of Christ Parvuli Dei Ad Altare Dei Light is Life Pope Pius XII

Emblems for girls: Family of God I Live My Faith Marian Medal Spirit Alive Activity Patches for both boys and girls: Rosary Series patches Footsteps of American Saints patches International Catholic Awareness Emblem books will also be available for purchase at the retreat. For more information see: or contact Melissa Allen at 505-450-6939

First Responders Honored in Chama

Chama Valley Blue Mass was celebrated by Fr. Joel Bugas in May at St. Patrick’s Parish in Chama. The Chama Valley Blue Mass is celebrated every May 30th along with the anniversary of the priestly ordination of Fr. Joel. Groups in attendance this year were New Mexico State Police, Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Department, New Mexico State Forestry, Tierra Amarilla Volun-

teer Fire Department, Chama Volunteer Fire Department, Laguna Vista Volunteer Fire Department, Brazos Canyon Volunteer Fire Department, Canjilon/Cebolla Volunteer Fire Department and La Clinica del Pueblo de Rio Arriba EMS. Also in attendance were members of the parish and finance councils of the area parishes. After Mass, an appreciation dinner was held at the parish hall.

August 2013





Celebrating 100 Years Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

By Deacon Michael Illerbrun, Director, Religious Education, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Abq

As we here at Nativity get ready for the month of September, it seems like the year has truly flown by! Every month has brought a new event for our parish community, as we celebrate 100 years in our current church building. We have buried our ancestors, installed a new sign, furnace and air conditioning in the church, celebrated with 38 of our couples who have been married for 50 years, celebrated with the priests for their 50th anniversary of ordination and celebrated Fr. Juan’s Mendez 40th anniversary. Just last month we partied with a fiesta dinner dance at El Pinto and held a

reunion for people who had attended Nativity School back in the ‘60s and ‘70s. In October, Fr. Juan will be leading dozens of people on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He will also be leading a group to Mexico City in December to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. If anyone is interested in going, please call the church office to check availability. Shortly after the year ends, our parish members will receive a centennial commemorative photo book we have been producing throughout the year. It will document our year in pictures as well as provide photos of our parishioners. As we enter the month of September, we prepare for the highlight of our year, our centennial fiesta! Although our fiesta

is only one day long, it’s quite a day! In keeping with the real meaning of the day, we celebrate Mass at 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:45am and 12:30pm. We will also have games, crafts, music on two different stages, a $10,000 raffle, great food and arguably the best silent auction in the city. We invite people from all around the archdiocese to come and celebrate our centennial with us. Please come and celebrate our final four months of the year with us. If you can’t make one of our planned events, just come by for Mass and enjoy the beauty of our church. Fr. Juan has worked hard to return it to its original beauty. We would love to share it with you. Nativity is located at 9502 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 505.898.5253

Is It Wrong for Me Now to Buy Health Insurance? Many individuals and business owners are struggling in conscience about whether to purchase health insurance coverage, either for themselves or for their employees, on account of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandate. A provision of PPACA (ObamaCare), the Mandate requires “preventive health services” to be covered by all health insurance issuers and all group health plans. Those insurance plans must provide coverage (with no co-pay) for the full range of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved contraceptive methods for women. These include not only surgical sterilizations, but also potential abortion-causing agents such as Plan B (the morning-after pill), intrauterine devices (IUDs) and another form of “emergency contraception” known as Ella. This drug, which the FDA acknowledges may also work against the life of the embryo “by preventing attachment (implantation) to the uterus,” can be taken up to five days after sex. The chief moral concern, of course, is that by purchasing such mandated coverage, an individual would be subsidizing pharmaceutical abortions,

contraceptives and sterilizations for others, and business owners would similarly be subsidizing these procedures for their employees through their health plans. Employers, in other words, would provide coverage for (and thereby potentially facilitate) various acts of vice on the part of their employees, and all who pay for health insurance coverage would potentially fund and thereby support the vice of their neighbors. This raises the serious moral concern of “cooperation in evil.” In general terms, any cooperation in evil should be avoided, or at least minimized to the extent prudently possible. By purchasing a policy with problematic inclusions, one would likely cooperate “materially” in the commission of various evils by others, but the debate on this matter hinges on whether that material cooperation should be considered “immediate” or “mediate.” Immediate material cooperation — when your assistance is essential to the evil action — is never morally permissible, but mediate material cooperation — when your assistance is incidental or

remote from the bad activity itself — may be allowable under temporary extenuating circumstances. It could be allowable as long as the cooperator manifests resolute opposition to the evil and takes reasonable steps to limit and ultimately eliminate that cooperation. This is a key difference between allowable toleration and tacit approval. In evaluating the specifics of the HHS mandate, the National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) has reached the provisional conclusion that paying premiums for a policy that also includes coverage for the above-mentioned procedures, devices and drugs (while opposing the mandate) does not appear to involve an individual in immediate material cooperation in evil, because a number of intervening causes are likely to exist between the paying of the premiums by a subscriber, and the action of another enrollee who chooses to engage in one of the immoral activities. The key difference between acceptable and unacceptable forms of material cooperation involves the “causal distance” between what we do by our act of cooperation, and the act of the other person using the abortifacient substance or the contraceptive that is covered by the health

plan into which we have paid. The paying of the premiums does not appear to be causally immediate to the chosen action of direct sterilization, abortion or contraception. To put it another way, payment into a healthcare plan that includes coverage for immoral procedures would only “make possible,” but would not “bring about” the evil action of the principal agent, and hence would represent mediate material cooperation on the part of the person paying into the plan. Such a payment could be made, albeit under protest. Thus, the position of the NCBC is that individuals purchasing insurance under the HHS mandate could choose to do so licitly as mediate material cooperation assuming a proportionately serious reason, and a lack of suitable alternatives, and an ongoing effort to resist/oppose this unjust mandate through case-appropriate means. A proportionately serious reason is often likely to exist, because of the seriousness of our obligation to care for our health. For business owners, meanwhile, it is a particularly difficult question, and they may find it best to discontinue providing health insurance to their employees (even though they may have to pay associat-

ed fines). The NCBC discusses this option, and some of the morally relevant factors surrounding such a decision, in its analysis available at: http:// doc?id=450&erid=0 The HHS Mandate represents bureaucratically-coerced personal and institutional involvement in the commission of a intrinsic evils. No person should ever be coerced by the state to be directly complicit in such acts. The HHS Mandate is an affront to every American. It is immoral and offensive. If the government’s current attempt to coerce Americans into violating their most deeply held convictions doesn’t breach their religious freedom, then nothing does. No individual or institution should have to be concerned about violating their conscience when they merely seek to safeguard the well-being of themselves, their families, or their employees by purchasing health insurance. Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. earned his doctorate in neuroscience from Yale and did post-doctoral work at Harvard. He is a priest of the diocese of Fall River, MA, and serves as the Director of Education at The National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia. See



La Conquistadora Novena 2013



August 2013

Region XIII Conference

By Marina Ochoa, Director, Archives & Patrimony La Conquistadora the historic image of Our Lady of the Assumption but also known as Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Peace who came to New Mexico in 1625 and is kept at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in the north chapel was taken for the yearly novena to Rosario Chapel on Sunday, June 9, 2013. The novena marking a yearly event since 1712 is the only time La Conquistadora leaves the Cathedral Basilica. This year, hundreds of people joined not only in the procession to Rosario from the Cathedral Basilica but in daily Masses in her honor held at 6:00am and again at 5:15pm. Several priests from the Santa Fe area participated in Masses and included the newly ordained Fr. Daniel Gutierrez, parochial vicar at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi who was the main celebrant at Masses as well as assisting in others. At the morning Mass on Father’s Day, Fr. Adam Lee Ortega y Ortiz, rector at the cathedral first recognized all the fathers and those who had served as Don Diego De Vargas and La Reina to stand and be recognized. Among them were Christella Nodel who was queen in 1953 and Rudy “Froggy” Fernandez who was De Vargas in 1968. The Masses were also well represented by choirs including those from the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, from San Isidro/San Jose, Cristo Rey, St. Anne, Phillip Trujillo from the Pecos Choir, the Coro de Jesu Cristo, and St. John the Baptist with members of the Scola Cantorum. Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan was not able to attend the procession to Rosario on June 9 due to his attendance of the US Catholic Conference of Bishops

in San Diego, but was in the return procession to the cathedral on Sunday, June 16, 2013. The return Mass and last novena Mass were celebrated by the archbishop at the cathedral on June 17. This was the date of Archbishop Sheehan’s 30th anniversary of being named bishop of the Diocese of Lubbock when it was first established on June 17, 1983. He was installed as the archbishop of Santa Fe on September 21, 1993 and will celebrate his 20th anniversary with the archdiocese in September. The congregation congratulated him with loud applause and verses from Las Mañanitas. After Mass, flowers from the hundreds of flowers received by La Conquistadora during the week while she was at Rosario were touched to her image and given out to the congregation.

Continued from page 2 en nosotros. Tenemos que ver el rostro de Cristo en los demás, y no solamente un objeto sexual para poseer. La Confesión, por supuesto. Yo prefiero librarme del pecado por la absolución en la Confesión que por la racionalización, o sea, decir que hacer lo que me venga en gana sexualmente no es un pecado. Los católicos tenemos una gran bendición en este Sacramento de la Confesión. Debemos usarlo con fidelidad y alegría. No debe haber confusión acerca de las enseñanzas de la Iglesia o de lo que acabo de decir. Jesús prometió estar con

su Iglesia para siempre y proteger el magisterio del Papa y de los Obispos de acuerdo con la Biblia y la Tradición. La enseñanza es clara, aunque difícil para algunos. ¡La Confesión está siempre disponible! Así pues, pedimos a Nuestra Señora de la Paz, la Conquistadora, que nos ayude a seguir las enseñanzas de su Hijo Jesús y de su Iglesia en la mejor manera posible. Busquemos que Cristo viva en nosotros y estar libres de culpa y vivir con la conciencia tranquila. Que la paz de Cristo y la pureza de nuestra Señora esté con todos ustedes.

Most Rev. Oscar Cantu opened the conference with a Mass at the Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces where he mentioned he “…continues to grow in his appreciation of the deacon and…[their] wives.”

By Deacon Steve Rangel, Director of Deacons The NADD Region XIII Conference for Deacons was held at the Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces, NM in July. There were over 30 deacons and wives from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe who attended along with 160 deacons and wives from the other dioceses. The theme of the conference was “The Deacon: Servant of the Word of God.” We were blessed with the speakers that were selected for the conference. Most Rev. Oscar Cantu, the new bishop of Las Cruces Diocese, opened the conference with Mass. He told us he continues to grow in his appreciation of the deacon and his ministry of serving the people of God. He also gave his thankfulness to the wives for their role in supporting their husbands. In his talk to the conference attendees, he spoke about the new evangelization and the secularization of today’s society. He provided us with great insights and tools about how to evangelize in the world in which we live. We were also blessed to have Most Rev. Ricardo Ramirez, retired bishop of Las Cruces, who shared with everyone his great love for the deacons and their wives. Deacon Alex Jones from Detroit, MI, shared his emotional journey from being a Pentecostal pastor

with his own congregation to becoming a deacon in the Catholic Church. While researching the true apostolic church for a Bible study, he discovered the Catholic Church. He eventually brought his family and 54 members of his flock into the fullness of the church. Deacon Jones spoke about preaching in the power of the Holy Spirit to challenge others into action and give them heartburn. We are preaching from the heart of God to the hearts of the people of God. Fr. Enrique Lopez-Escalero, J.C.L., S. T. L., pastor of St. Ann in Deming, NM, and renowned preacher, spiritual director and retreat master, spoke about the inner healing of the deacon and preaching the truth in joy. He said praying for the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity can heal. Faith heals the intellect, hope heals the memory and love heals the will. He also said if you approach another person’s pain with fear in your heart you’ll have pity. If you approach another person’s pain with love, you’ll have mercy. All in all it was a very faithfilled gathering with our brothers and sisters from other dioceses in our region. We look forward to the next Region XIII Deacon Conference in 2014 which will be in Pueblo, CO on July 11-13, 2014.

August 2013




Sr. Luella Schaefer, OSF Sr. Luella Schaefer OSF, 96, died peacefully in the presence of her praying religious community at Mount Saint Francis Nursing Center, Colorado Springs, CO, on May 22nd, 2013. She served 79 years as a Sister of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration. She (Gertrude Mary Schaefer) was born to William J. and Rose (Widhalm) Schaefer on October 9, 1916, in Lindsay, NE. After graduating from St. Bernard Elementary School, Gertrude wished to further her education and also desired to become a Franciscan Sister. The Franciscans at Saint Bernard’s suggested that she attend a girls’ boarding school staffed by their community in Lafayette, IN. In 1934, at the beginning of

Rev. Patrick Duffy Fr. Patrick Duffy, 78, was a former monk

of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, and retired priest of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Fr. Duffy died on Sunday June 23


Peace her junior year of high school, Gertrude joined the Franciscan Order and became Sr. Luella OSF. She earned a BA from St. Francis College, Fort Wayne, IN, in 1947; an MS in Education from Creighton University, Omaha, NE, in 1953; and a PhD in Education from St. Louis University, St. Louis, MI, in 1962. Between 1934 and 1953, Sr. Luella taught in various schools staffed by her Franciscan congregation in Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico and Colorado. She served as Chair of the Department of Education at the College of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande, Albuquerque, New Mexico, from 1953-57 and 1962-65. In 2005, Sister Luella retired to her community home, Mount Saint Francis, and moved to Mount St. Francis Nursing Center in 2008. She will be lovingly remembered for her gentle spirit, her deeply prayerful life, her thoughtfulness, sensitivity, and caring nature.

after a long illness with his family at his side. Fr. Pat was born August 15, 1935, professed solemn vows in 1978, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1981. He was incardinated into the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in 1999. He served at Queen of Heaven Parish in Albuquerque, St. Mary’s in Vaughn, and was pastor at San Jose in Anton Chico for 11 years before he retired in September of 2005.


Sr. Marie Raphael Morell, OP S I N S I N AWA , Wis.—Sr. Marie Raphael Morell, OP, died July 4, 2013, at Lovelace Medical Center in Albu querque. The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa July 12, 2013, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery. Sr. Marie Raphael made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Aug. 5, 1947, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1950. She ministered in education for 26 years as a teacher and consultant; served as director of religious education for five years; ministered as a pastoral associate, chaplain, and director of spiritual care in hospitals for 15 years; and held leadership positions for the Sinsinawa Dominican

Deacon Aston Bailey Deacon Aston “Paddy” Bailey passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica on May 23, 1918. Deacon Bailey is survived


Congregation, Sinsinawa, WI, for seven years. She served in Illinois, Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, and New Mexico. In the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Sr. Marie Raphael ministered with St. Joseph Healthcare System, Albuquerque, as a chaplain, 1988-1989, and as director of spiritual care, 1989-2002. She volunteered with the New Mexico Medical Review Association, Albuquerque, 2010-2012. Sr. Marie Raphael was born Jan. 15, 1928, in Grand Rapids, MI, the daughter of William and Marie (Lapinski) Morell. The family moved to Cheyenne, WY, where she attended St. Mary Grade and High Schools, graduating in 1945. Her parents; a sister, Mary Ellen Baxter; and a brother, William Morell, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sisters, Genevieve Andrews and Margaret Davis; three brothers, Ted Morell, James Morell, and Dennis Morell; and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 65 years. by his son, Ronald Astwood-Cocking; niece, Michelle Cleary; grand-niece, Bobbi Marley Mueller; numerous nieces and nephews. Deacon Bailey was a deacon for 20 years in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and retired from St. Thomas Aquinas in Rio Rancho.





August 2013

Mark Your Calendar


Roman Catholic Saints Calendar August 2013 15 Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary 16 St. Stephen of Hungary 17 St. Joan of the Cross 18 St. Jane Frances de Chantal 19 St. John Eudes 20 St. Bernard of Clairvaux 21 St. Pius X 22 Queenship of Mary 23 St. Rose of Lima 24 St. Bartholomew 25 St. Louis of France 26 St. Joseph Calasanz 27 St. Monica 28 St. Augustine of Hippo 29 Martyrdom of John the Baptist 30 St. Jeanne Jugan 31 Sts. Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus

“May the Dear Lord bless you...” August 16 Rev. Joseph Gabriel Cusimano 17 Rt. Rev. Joel P. Garner, O.Praem 18 Rev. Clarence Maes 21 Very Rev. James Marshall 22 Rev. Edmund Savilla

September 2013 1 St. Giles 2 Blessed John Francis Burté and Companions 3 St. Gregory the Great 4 St. Rose of Viterbo 5 Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata 6 Blessed Claudio Granzotto 7 Blessed Frédéric Ozanam 8 Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary 9 St. Peter Claver 10 St. Thomas of Villanova 11 St. Cyprian 12 Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary 13 St. John Chrysostom 14 Exaltation of the Holy Cross

TV Mass Schedule

The Catholic Center St. Joseph/St. Francis Chapel Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on KRQE TV-13, KBIM TV-10, KREZ TV-6 and FOX 2 American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted TV Mass Donations may be sent online or mailed to: Chancellor’s Office/ TV Mass, 4000 St. Joseph Pl. NW, Albuquerque, NM. Date August 11, 2013 19th Sunday Ordinary Time Rev. Ronald Bowers August 18, 2013 20th Sunday Ordinary Time Abbot Joel Garner, O.Praem August 25, 2013 21st Sunday Ordinary Time Abbot Joel Garner, O.Praem

25 25 27 29 31

Rev. Michael DePalma Rev. Cyril Iheanacho Rev. George Salazar Rev. John R. Shedlock Rev. John Conway

September 6 Rev. Gerald Johnson 10 Rev. Paul Nkumbi 14 Rev. John Daniel

September 1, 2013 22nd Sunday Ordinary Time Rev. Andrew Pavlak September 8, 2013 23rd Sunday Ordinary Time Rev. Andrew Pavlak

Readings (Cycle C) WIS 18:6-9 PS 33:1, 12, 18-19, 20-22 HEB 11:1-2, 8-19 OR HEB 11:1-2, 8-12 LK 12:32-48 OR LK 12:35-40 JER 38:4-6, 8-10 PS 40:2, 3, 4, 18 HEB 12:1-4 LK 12:49-53 IS 66:18-21 PS 117:1, 2 HEB 12:5-7, 11-13 LK 13:22-30 SIR 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 PS 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11 HEB 12:18-19, 22-24A LK 14:1, 7-14 WIS 9:13-18B PS 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14-17 PHMN 9-10, 12-17 LK 14:25-33

August 2013



Travel with Other Catholics!

Alaska Cruise + Canadian Rockies Tour

13 Days



Daily Mass Aboard Ship!

Departs: May 13, June 24, July 22, August 19 and September 2, 2014 Visit the last of the wilderness-like areas in North America all from the comfort of your deluxe motor coach and cruise ship. Enjoy a seven night cruise from Vancouver, BC on board the luxurious ms Volendam for your Holland America Line cruise. Sail the scenic inside passage with turquoise glaciers and green forests through impressive Tracy Arm to Juneau, the state capital of Alaska; Skagway, famous for the Klondike gold rush; witness calving tidewater glaciers in Glacier Bay and visit Ketchikan, “the Salmon Capital of the World.” Your adventure also includes Seattle, WA; Vancouver, BC; the friendly city of Kamloops, BC; Jasper and Jasper National Park; travel along Icefields Parkway to Athabasca Glacier where you will expereince an excursion onto the glacier; Banff and Banff National Park; Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness,” Lake Louise; Bow Falls; and Calgary, Alberta. * Per person, based on double occupancy. Price based on inside cabin, upgrades available. Plus $299 tax/service/government fees. Airfare is extra. Add $200 for June 24 and August 19 departures. Add $400 for July 22 departure. Cabins subject to availability. Alternate departure dates available in 2014. Seasonal rates may apply.

For reservations & details call 7 days a week:






The day will include:

• Confessions • Mass celebrated by Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan • Keynote presentations (English & Spanish) • Lunch • Breakout sessions • Benediction



August 2013

Archdiocese of Santa Fe Eucharistic Congress for the People of God in Celebration of the Year of Faith

Fr. Daniel Balizan Keynote Speaker

The Presenters for the breakout sessions:

Deacon Harold Burke-Silvers

Dr. Joanne Dupont Sandoval

Steve Herrera

Fr. Javier Gutierrez

All Catholics are invited to attend this special event There will be a session for children where they will embark on a “Journey of Faith” during the day and will join their families for Mass and Benediction

Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Albuquerque Convention Center

People of God, August 2013  

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