Holy Ghost Catholic Church
"TO BE HOLY AS WE ARE CALLED TO BE To know and serve God and His people with humility and love, therefore promoting unity within the parish and the broader community."
Our Lady Of Guadalupe December 12, 2018
Mass Schedule: Daily Mass 8AM and 7PM OLG Spanish Mass
Matachine dancers and a reception in the gym at 4PM until 11PM
The Nativity of The Lord
December 24, 2018 4PM Mass
December 25, 2018 9AM Mass 1PM Spanish Mass
** All Parish Offices Are Closed on December 24th, 2018 through December 26th, 2018 **
January 1, 2018 Mass Schedule: 9AM 1PM in Spanish
4:00 pm English
First Saturday Mass 8am
Sunday Mass Schedule:
8:00 am English
9:30 am Spanish
11:00 am English
1:00 pm Spanish
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM or by Appointment
Weekday Mass Schedule:
Tuesday - Friday 8 am (Friday with School)
Going On Vacation?
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Are You A Registered Parishioner?
We welcome you and your family to register as an active member of Holy Ghost Parish. To do this, you may come by the parish office during office hours and complete a registration form, you may pick up a registration form in the gathering space of the church or you may click on this link for a registration form. Holy Ghost Parish Registration Please print out the form, complete it and return it to the parish office. If you have any children over the age of 18 in your household, it is recommended that they register independently to begin their adult records. It's an unfortunate thing sometimes when people come into the office and we have no record of them being members of our parish. Sometimes, they have been attending Mass and think that alone would qualify as being registered. Sometimes, they are kind enough to put in occasional donations during Mass. Unfortunately, this alone does not register them in the parish. Only completion of the registration form gets you recorded as a member of Holy Ghost Parish. To maintain your membership on our parish roster, it is important to be "active" via your donation records and/or by your ministry service.
We welcome all practicing Catholics in our area to join our Holy Ghost family.
If you have any questions, please call us at 505/265-5957. Thank you.
Saint Vincent de Paul
Our Saint Vincent de Paul Office is located at 929b Arizona SE. SVdP offers assistance with food. If you need a food assistance referral, call the SVdP Clearinghouse at 346-1500 ext. 4. All food will be distributed by first obtaining a referral through the Clearinghouse.
Saint of The Day
12/09/18 3:00 am
On Dec. 9, Roman Catholics celebrate St. Juan Diego, the indigenous Mexican Catholic convert whose encounter with the Virgin Mary began the Church's devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe.In 1474, 50 years before receiving the name Juan Diego at his baptism, a boy named Cuauhtlatoatzin -- â€œsinging eagleâ€� -- was born in the Anahuac Valley of present-day Mexico. Though raised according to the Aztec pagan religion and culture, he showed an unusual and mystical sense of life even before hearing the Gospel from Franciscan missionaries.In 1524, Cuauhtlatoatzin and his wife converted and entered the Catholic Church. The farmer now known as Juan Diego was committed to his faith, often walking long distances to receive religious instruction. In 1531, he would be the recipient of a world-changing miracle.On Dec. 9, Juan Diego was hurrying to Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. But the woman he was heading to church to celebrate, came to him instead.In the native Aztec dialect, the radiant woman announced herself as the â€œever-perfect holy Mary, who has the honor to be the mother of the true God.â€�â€œI am your compassionate Mother, yours and that of all the people that live together in this land,â€� she continued, â€œand also of all the other various lineages of men.â€�She asked Juan Diego to make a request of the local bishop. â€œI want very much that they build my sacred little house hereâ€� -- a house dedicated to her son Jesus Christ, on the site of a former pagan temple, that would â€œshow himâ€� to all Mexicans and â€œexalt himâ€� throughout the world.She was asking a great deal of a native farmer. Not surprisingly, his bold request met with skepticism from Bishop Juan de ZumÃ¡rraga. But Juan Diego said he would produce proof of the apparition, after he finished tending to his uncle whose death seemed imminent.Making his way to church on Dec. 12, to summon a priest for his uncle, Juan Diego again encountered the Blessed Virgin. She promised to cure his uncle and give him a sign to display for the bishop. On the hill where they had first met he would find roses and other flowers, though it was winter.Doing as she asked, he found the flowers and brought them back to her. The Virgin Mary then placed the flowers inside his tilma, the traditional garment he had been wearing. She told him not to unwrap the tilma containing the flowers, until he had reached the bishop.When he did, Bishop ZumÃ¡rraga had his own encounter with Our Lady of Guadalupe â€“ through the image of her that he found miraculously imprinted on the flower-filled tilma. The Mexico City basilica that now houses the tilma has become, by some estimates, the world's most-visited Catholic shrine.The miracle that brought the Gospel to millions of Mexicans also served to deepen Juan Diego's own spiritual life. For many years after the experience, he lived a solitary life of prayer and work in a hermitage near the church where the image was first displayed. Pilgrims had already begun flocking to the site by the time he died on Dec. 9, 1548, the anniversary of the first apparition.Blessed John Paul II beatified St. Juan Diego in 1990, and canonized him in 2002.Read More