Adult Support, Formation & Events


33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat with four of the modern loved Saints: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and John Paul II. The participants will be meeting once a week at 6pm-8pm in the Holy Ghost Convent for discussions and watching of the video on the following dates: 

Monday, November 5, 2018          Monday, November 12, 2018         

Monday, November 19, 2018         

Monday, November 26, 2018          Monday, December 3, 2018     

Saturday, December 8, Consecration to Mary during 9am Mass. 

The participant packet costs $29.95.  If you are interested, register NOW, and call the parish office at 265-5957 or email at






 Archdiocese of Santa Fe Lay and Diaconal Scholarship Program

Spring Applications Accepted

Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies in theology or pastoral ministry will be awarded in April. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2018.

Apply online at:




 Lutheran Family Services is coordinating support for groups of Asylum Seekers (families and not individuals) who will come to Albuquerque for a short stay while they continue on their journey. Catholic Charities is supporting this work of dignity by compiling a list of groups (churches/schools/organizations/groups etc.) who would be willing to make and bring prepared, hot, mild (not spicy) meals for approximately 60 individuals on a one-time basis, during the period when Lutheran Family Services is supporting this effort. The group must be able to deliver the meal to the serving location, and the group is welcome to stay and serve the meal (or not stay, that's fine too). There is much to still be determined but we would need the dinner meal on Wednesdays - Saturdays. We also need organizations that could prepare the meal on somewhat short notice, if necessary. Since we are completely unsure when this will start or how predictable the arrivals will be, we are asking for flexibility. We want to be proactive in gathering the meal support so when the families arrive we will be ready to serve. 

Please email the name of the organization/church/group etc and a contact person's name along with a phone number and/or email address to:

Call Kathy Freeze at ASF, Director Center for Community Involvement at 724-4694 for additional information. 










   Television Catholic Mass in Spanish 

The Spanish Language TV Mass airs on My50TV (KASY):  In an effort to reach out to our brothers and sisters whose primary language is Spanish and who are not able to attend Sunday Mass at their local parishes due to illness, age, or other issues, the Offices of Hispanic Ministry and Worship and christian Initiation offer the transmission of the Spanish TV Mass.
This Mass airs every Sunday at 7:00 AM on My50TV (KASY) - channel 50 on regular TV or channel 12 on Comcast (check your individual TV signal provider for other channels). For any questions regarding the transmission of the Spanish TV Mass, call Rocio Gonzalez at the ASF Office of Hispanic Ministry at 831-8152. 





Casserole Ministry

Little Brothers of The Good Shepherd Casserole Ministry has resumed (May 2018).

Casserole drop offs will be every last Wednesday of each month between 7:30 AM & 8:30 AM at the parish office parking lot.

If you have any questions or would like to participate, please call Melissa DeMarco at 255-1399. 






    Our new Archdiocese of Santa Fe Young Adult app is now available for Apple and Android products! You can download it for free in the App Store or Google Play Store by searching for ASF C Squared     You can stay in the loop with parish events, communications and Catholic material. 





Archdiocese of Santa Fe Family Life Office

Mariposa Support Group Facilitator Training  Mariposa is a 12-week program, based on CRAFT, Community Reinforcement and Family Training, that offers skills, education and prayerful support for families dealing with the challenges of a loved one's addiction. A training will be offered for lay ministers interested in leading a Mariposas Support Group in their parish. Pastor's prior approval required. To register, or for more information, contact the Family Life Office at (505) 831-8117 or email

Childcare Supervisor  -  The ASF is starting a new Childcare Ministry. This ministry will provide childcare for attendees at the various Family Life events and classes offered at various times and places throughout the year. We are looking for individuals over the age of 21 who are interested in supervising childcare on a piecemeal basis at an hourly rate. Please contact the office of Family Life 831-8117 or email

Enrichment and Support for Married Couples, Marriage Enrichment Evenings of Celebration: The purpose of this ministry is to strengthen and enrich the relationship between a man, a woman and God during the couple's marriage journey through fellowship and sharing. For more information or to register, contact Dan and Rose (Laurie) Martinez at 294-6285.

Divorce Recovery Ministry:  Wednesday Evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at The Shrine of St. Bernadette. Learn of God's healing power and peace for divorced/separated people. This 12-week class has a $20 fee which includes the "Personal Survival Guide" workbook. Call Jane at 688-8663 for more information. Call 298-7557 to register. 


Archdiocesan Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage:

     Evenings for the Engaged at St. Jude:  January 8, 10, 15, 17, 19, 2019 at St. Jude Parish in Albuquerque, To register call 898-0826.

     Weekend for Engaged:  February 15-17, 2019 at the Madonna Center in Albuquerque. To register call 831-8117.





   ASF 2018-2019 Abuse Awareness Training for Adults

Creating a Safe Environment for Our Children - Sponsored by the ASF

(formerly known as the Sexual Abuse Misconduct Prevention Workshop)  Rev. 09/20/2010

Attendance at the workshop is MANDATORY for all clergy, employees, and volunteers in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Pre-registration is necessary  -  contact: Annette, Victim Assistance Coordinator or Rose Garcia at (505) 831-8144 for training that is hosted at The Catholic Center or contact the parish that is hosting the training (see below schedule).  NOTE: Please do not bring children - no one under the age of 18 is allowed in the training. If you are late you will not be allowed to enter and interrupt the training. Please contact Annette, Victim Assistance Coordinator at (505) 831-8144 to report any abuse that has occurred by Clergy, Employee or volunteer in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.    



Thursday, December 6, 2018     6 PM - 9 PM     Catholic Center     4000 St. Joseph's Pl. NW Albuquerque, 87120



 January 31, 2019, Thursday     6-9pm      St. Jude Thaddeus Church   Call 898-0826

February 16, 2019, Saturday     9-Noon     St. Thomas Aquinas Church   Call 892-1511 ext. 107

March 21, 2019, Thursday     6-9pm     Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary     Call Francesca at 340-0421

April 4, 2019, Thursday     6-9pm     Catholic Center     Call 831-8144

May 9, 2019, Thursday     6-9pm     Catholic Center     Call 831-8144

June 22, 2019, Saturday     9-Noon     Our Lady of Fatima     Call 265-5868

July 20, 2019, Saturday     9-Noon     Shrine of St. Bernadette     Call 298-7557

August 24, 2019, Saturday     9-Noon     St. John Vianney  in Rio Rancho    Call Liz at 892-4449

September 14, 2019, Saturday     9-Noon     Our Lady of the Annunciation     Call Melanie at 298-7553

October 17, 2019, Thursday     6-9pm     Risen Savior     Call 821-1571

November 14, 2019, Thursday     6-9pm     Sacred Heart     Call 242-0561

December 5, 2019, Thursday     6-9pm     Catholic Center     Call 831-8144






Class: Forming Intentional Disciples     Wednesdays, October 24th, January 30th, February 27th and March 27th     Time:  6pm to 8:30 pm     Location: St. Charles Borromeo Parish     Instructor: Dr. Jason Rodarte     Cost: $10.00  To register please contact Corey Lucero with Formation for Christian Service at 831-8179 or






ASF 31st Annual Metropolitan Detention Center Toy Drive

This holiday season help us bring smiles to the children of the City of Albuquerque. Please donate new, unwrapped gifts by December 9, 2018. Toys can be dropped off at the Pastoral Outreach Office (Lourdes Hall, Room 101, 4060 St.Joseph Place NW in Albuquerque. Call Josephine War at 831-8174 for additional information. 






Our Lady of Fatima


Our Lady of Fatima Parish will be hosting an Advent Parish Mission led by Fr. Ignatius Shin, CFR, of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal of San Juan Diego Friary in Albuquerque. 

Fr. Ignatius will be preaching at the 5:30 pm Mass on Saturday, December 8, 2018, and at all three Masses on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

He will lead a Parish Mission on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings (December 10, 11, and 12) starting at 7:00 pm each evening in the Church. Each evening will begin with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and conclude with Benediction.

*Monday, December 10th, Fr. Ignatius will speak on "The Eucharist."

*Tuesday, December 11th, he will speak on "Divine Mercy" and there will be an opportunity for confession after his presentation.

*Wednesday, December 12th, he will speak on "Eucharistic Healing" and include a Eucharistic procession in the church.

Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of these presentations as a part of your Advent preparation for Christmas. 

For additional information call Our Lady of Fatima at 265-5868






Book Signing with Fr.Michael Demkovich for the book:

"We Walk by Faith"

Saturday, December 15th

Light refreshments starting at 9:45 am, book presentation at 10:00 am and book signing at 11:00 am. Will be held at Lourdes Hall in Room 136.

For more information please contact Corey Lucero at 831-8179 or






Native American Ministry at ASF   -   Advent Celebration

This year's Advent Celebration will be on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 2:30 - 5 pm at The Catholic Center. This event is free, but we do ask those attending to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to the Albuquerque Indian Center. Space is limited, must RSVP. For questions or to RSVP please contact Shirley Zuni at the Native American Ministry Office at 831-8104.

Would you like to be added to the Native American Ministry (NAM) mailing list? The NAM Office sends out newsletters quarterly, and reminder cards of upcoming events. To be added to the mailing list please call the NAM Office  -  Charla Becerra at 831-8151.





SAVE THE DATE:  Our Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Mass will be on January 20, 2019 - 12 noon at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church. Presider will be Most Rev. Archbishop John C. Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe. 






World Youth Day in Panama

January 21-28, 2019


The Office of Youth and Young Adult and Campus Ministry in Collaboration with Faith Journey have planned a pilgrimage for World Youth Day 2019. For more information on this pilgrimage you can find it on our


The total cost for this event is $2,995. This includes airfare, meals, basic travel insurance, hotel accommodations, pilgrimage transportation, etc... a deposit of at least $500 must be included with the registration, and the rest could be made in payments until October. Please see the brochure for specific information.

Unfortunately, online registration is not available for this event. Please send all registrations via e-mail or mail.  Email:

Mail registration and checks to: FAITH JOURNEYS     1440 SO PRIEST DR. SUITE #102     TEMPE, AZ 85281

Payments are to be send directly to Faith Journeys via check or online at:     Group Number: 19043

For more information, please contact the travel agency at (480) 894-8407 and ask to speak to Darren.

Or contact The Youth & Young Adult & Campus Ministry Office, Della at and info. will be emailed to you. 





Family Bereavement Ministries  -  Seasons of Hope Bereavement Support Group

Join us at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary. A Christ-centered support group for those grieving the death of a loved one. January 23, 2019 from Noon to 2pm and January 24, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. To reserve your place or for more information contact Barbara at Holy Rosary 836-5011 ext. 227.








 Archdiocesan High School Confirmation Retreat 

This retreat is designed especially for your confirmation youth as they journey into discipleship and prepare to receive their sacrament of Confirmation. Mass and Reconciliation will also be celebrated. For additional information on any of the retreats listed below call The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at                                       (505) 831-8142 or you may email at


Saturday, February 16, 2019     9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Sandia Room  -  at The Catholic Center   located at 4000 St. Joseph Place NW, in Albuquerque

Fee:  $15 Per Person (includes lunch)

Registration Deadline:  Thursday, January 31, 2019 or Reach Retreat Capacity  (space is limited so please register early)



Saturday, March 16, 2019     9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Sandia Room  -  at The Catholic Center  located at 4000 St. Joseph Place NW, in Albuquerque

Fee:  $15.00 Per Person (includes lunch)

Registration Deadline:  Friday, March 1, 2019 or Reach Retreat Capacity (space is limited so please register early)




Saturday, April 6, 2019     9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM

Sandia Room  -  at The Catholic Center  located at 4000 St. Joseph Place NW, in Albuquerque

Fee:  $15.00 Per Person (includes lunch)

Registration Deadline:  Monday, March 18, 2019 or Reach Retreat Capacity (space is limited so please register early)






 Learn More about Natural Family Planning (NFP)

Women who discover Natural Family Planning love it for being completely organic and risk-free! Because it involves no drugs or devices, there are zero health worries and it is immediately reversible when you want to try to conceive a baby. No doctor visits needed, no prescriptions to fill. This isn't your grandmother's Rhythm Method! Modern methods of Natural Family Planning have effectiveness rates equal to or better than all artificial methods except sterilization. Learn more about NFP online at    or   or    Or simply call the Family Life Office for a schedule of classes that works with your schedule. 

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