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."

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Welcome New School Principal

Fr. Hyginus has announced the hiring of our new principal for Holy Ghost Catholic School. Doug Wine, Ed.D. Dr. Wine has experience in both the public and private sectors, serving most recently as principal for Monument Mountain High School in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Dr. Wine began his career as an educator at Saint Michael's High School in Santa Fe where he taught English from 1990-1997. For two years, 2016-2018, he served as principal of Bishop Dune Catholic School, grades 6-12, in Dallas, Texas. We warmly welcome, Dr. Wine to Holy Ghost Catholic School. 

Text/Email Scam

 

Please be advised that there is a phone texting/email scam going around affecting priests. The texts/emails that are being sent are using priests to solicit for money and Google Play Gift Cards. If you receive one of these scams, please disregard it. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe is aware of this scam and urges everyone to be careful and not to respond. If you have questions about the validity, call the parish office or Archdiocese of Santa Fe first before you act on any urgent text or email from Fr. Hyginus.

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil Mass:
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 during School Year)

Going On Vacation?

 

Are you planning to go on vacation? While you are away from your home parish, you no longer have to wonder where you will be attending Mass. Just click on this link  www.CatholicMassTime.org and you will be directed to the nearest Catholic Church wherever your destination may be.

Inclement Weather

Holy Ghost Parish Offices go along with APS on bad weather delays and closures. When snow and freezing are bad, please look to these resources for information: Online look at aps.edu or KOB.com or KOAT.com. When there is a delay, our offices will open at 10AM. When there is a closure, our offices will close for the day and daily Mass along with all scheduled meetings are cancelled. If you have questions, please contact the parish office at 265-5957.

My Eoffering

Online Giving

Are you interested in myEoffering? 

 

Ready to visit myEoffering and make a donation? Click on the link below:

https://members.myeoffering.com

 

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.

 

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                                                           Archbishop John C. Wester

Saint of The Day

St. Ignatius of Antioch

On Oct. 17, the Roman Catholic Church remembers the early Church Father, bishop, and martyr Saint Ignatius of Antioch, whose writings attest to the sacramental and hierarchical nature of the Church from its earliest days. Eastern Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate his memory on Dec. 20. In a 2007 general audience on St. Ignatius of Antioch, Pope Benedict XVI observed that “no Church Father has expressed the longing for union with Christ and for life in him with the intensity of Ignatius.� In his letters, the Pope said, “one feels the freshness of the faith of the generation which had still known the Apostles. In these letters, the ardent love of a saint can also be felt.� Born in Syria in the middle of the first century A.D., Ignatius is said to have been personally instructed – along with another future martyr, Saint Polycarp – by the Apostle Saint John. When Ignatius became the Bishop of Antioch around the year 70, he assumed leadership of a local church that was, according to tradition, first led by Saint Peter before his move to Rome. Although St. Peter transmitted his Papal primacy to the bishops of Rome rather than Antioch, the city played an important role in the life of the early Church. Located in present-day Turkey, it was a chief city of the Roman Empire, and was also the location where the believers in Jesus' teachings and his resurrection were first called “Christians.� Ignatius led the Christians of Antioch during the reign of the Roman Emperor Domitian, the first of the emperors to proclaim his divinity by adopting the title “Lord and God.� Subjects who would not give worship to the emperor under this title could be punished with death. As the leader of a major Catholic diocese during this period, Ignatius showed courage and worked to inspire it in others. After Domitian's murder in the year 96, his successor Nerva reigned only briefly, and was soon followed by the Emperor Trajan. Under his rule, Christians were once again liable to death for denying the pagan state religion and refusing to participate in its rites. It was during his reign that Ignatius was convicted for his Christian testimony and sent from Syria to Rome to be put to death. Escorted by a team of military guards, Ignatius nonetheless managed to compose seven letters: six to various local churches throughout the empire (including the Church of Rome), and one to his fellow bishop Polycarp who would give his own life for Christ several decades later. Ignatius' letters passionately stressed the importance of Church unity, the dangers of heresy, and the surpassing importance of the Eucharist as the “medicine of immortality.� These writings contain the first surviving written description of the Church as “Catholic,� from the Greek word indicating both universality and fullness. One of the most striking features of Ignatius' letters, is his enthusiastic embrace of martyrdom as a means to union with God and eternal life. “All the pleasures of the world, and all the kingdoms of this earth, shall profit me nothing,� he wrote to the Church of Rome. “It is better for me to die in behalf of Jesus Christ, than to reign over all the ends of the earth.� “Now I begin to be a disciple,� the bishop declared. “Let fire and the cross; let the crowds of wild beasts; let tearings, breakings, and dislocations of bones; let cutting off of members; let shatterings of the whole body; and let all the dreadful torments of the devil come upon me: only let me attain to Jesus Christ.� St. Ignatius of Antioch bore witness to Christ publicly for the last time in Rome's Flavian Amphitheater, where he was mauled to death by lions. “I am the wheat of the Lord,� he had declared, before facing them. “I must be ground by the teeth of these beasts to be made the pure bread of Christ.� His memory was honored, and his bones venerated, soon after his death around the year 107.

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