Adult Support, Formation & Events
Archbishop Wester is encouraging our Archdiocese to promote the following civil dialogue:
What does it mean to love our neighbors in the midst of such a divisive climate? Catholics are called to bring the best of ourselves and our faith to the public square - and yet today, many shy away from such involvement because our national and local conversations are filled with anger and harsh language, often directed at people themselves. As Catholics, we must model a better way. We invite you to model love for neighbor by pledging to Civilize It and committing to civility, clarity, and compassion this election year. Civilize It: Dignity Beyond the Debate is a non-partisan call to focus on the dignity of all people, even those with whom we disagree, and to put faith in action. Make room in your heart for those with whom you disagree and pledge dignity beyond the debate today at CivilizeIt.org !
TV Mass For The Homebound
KWBQ Channel 19 (CW) at 7:00 a.m.
Is someone you love unable to join us for Mass? For the faithful at home or in healthcare settings, the Heart of the Nation Sunday TV Mass brings spiritual comfort and the blessings of joy-filled hope in our Risen Savior. Please invite anyone you know who cannot get out to church to tune in to Catholic Mass on TV or watch on online anytime on Sundays at www.HeartoftheNation.org.
(For those who can get to Mass, the TV or online liturgy does not fulfill the Sunday Mass obligation)
**Heart of the Nation Catholic Mass Sundays 7AM on Channel 19 with captions. Archdiocese of Santa Fe Catholic Mass signed ASL Sunday mornings 6:30AM Channel 12 or 50
The Spanish Mass airs every Sunday at 7AM 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 the Office of Hispanic Ministry at (505) 831-8152
Sunday Mass on FaceBook
Fr. Mike Depcik, a deaf priest in Detroit is now live streaming Sunday Mass from Holy Innocents Catholic Church in Roseville, MI. Go to FaceBook anytime at: https://www.facebook.com/deafness
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.
This is a growing ministry, help us to keep growing.
We need you, the city needs you, if you are looking for a ministry to join, consider this one!
If you have any questions or would like to participate, please call Melissa DeMarco at 255-1399.
WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT MEETING UNTIL MINISTRIES RESUME
Holy Ghost Rosary Makers Ministry
Our Holy Ghost Rosary Maker Ministry is looking for some helping hands! If you are interested in learning how to make rosaries, join us!
We Meet at the Parish Office on Wednesdays at 12 noon
We provide materials and instruction, if this day and time does not fit into your schedule, give us a call and we'll make other arrangements.
We are also in need of monetary donations to purchase supplies
For additional information contact Sherrie Tenorio at [email protected]
ASF 2020 Abuse Awareness Training for Adults
DUE TO COVID 19 WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY MEETING YOU MAY COMPLY ONLINE
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). The Abuse Awareness Training for Adults must be repeated every 5 years. 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.
IN THE EVENT OF BAD WEATHER - CALL (505) 831-8144 FOR A RECORDING ADVISING IF THE TRAINING IS CANCELLED.
Retrouvaille - A Lifeline for Married Couples
Retrouvaille helps couples put the pieces back together and rebuild loving relationships. We are a Christian peer-ministry that helps couples in struggling marriages. It means "Rediscovery," and helps husbands and wives rediscover each other and why they fell in love. The program begins again online on July 30, 2020 through August 2, 2020.
With the pressures of conflicting demands and too little time, personal relationships are often taken for granted. With all the distractions, it is easily forgotten that strong relationships take work, and before we realize it, we have drifted apart, and the gulf between us seems insurmountable.
Who is the Program For? Retrouvaille helps married couples who are:
* Struggling to communicate
* Struggling to stay together
* Cold and distant from each other, or
* Separated or divorced, but want to try again
Although the Retrouvaille program is based on Christian values, it is primarily a practical program about marriage. It is open to all married couples, regardless of their religious affiliation.
The Retrouvaille Program is a three month program, with three phases:
The program begins with a weekend experience in which couples learn to re-establish communication and to gain new insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple. This part of the program is presented by couples who have themselves experienced difficulties and have attended the program. You will find courage and strength in the realization that you are not alone in your struggle. The WEEKEND is not a spiritual retreat, a sensitivity group, a seminar, a social gathering, nor is it counseling. You will not be asked to share your problems with anyone else. However you will be encouraged to put the past behind you, to look beyond the hurt and pain, in order to rediscover each other in a new and positive way. The weekend will help you discover how listening, forgiveness, communication, and the dialogue process are powerful aids for building a loving and lasting relationship.
The hurt and the pain of falling out of love cannot be healed in a single weekend experience. The weekend is followed by a series of "post" sessions of about two hours each, held weekly or biweekly over a period of about 12 weeks. The techniques learned on the weekend are further developed and enhanced, and provide you with the additional tools that you need to explore other areas of your relationship, and to rebuild your marriage. The Post Sessions are crucial, and will help you discover the role that your family of origin has played in your relationship, and how your personality styles interact. You will learn the art of effective listening and how to manage conflict. You will also learn how to forgive and to trust, and how to restore intimacy into your relationship, as well as many other new relationship skills.
In addition to The Weekend and Post Weekend phases of Retrouvaille, a support group called C.O.R. E. (Continuing Our Retrouvaille Experience) is offered for interaction with other couples who are striving to improve their relationship. Attendance at CORE is optional, but can provide encouragement and new friendships as you begin building a healthy marriage.
HelpOurMarriage.com or you may call 1-800-470-2230
or (505) 890-3495
The Institute of Formation for Christian Service (Summer Institute) is postponed until further notice.
ONLINE PRE-CANA and NFP
Each year, thousands of couples around the world experience our online Catholic Marriage Preparation and NFP programs, setting the foundation for a lifelong, sacramental marriage.
* Courses promoted by the USCCB
* Offered at no cost to your parish or diocese
* On-Demand videos captioned in English and Spanish
* We handle all tech support for couples throughout the course
For additional information call 1-810-957-1550 or you may email [email protected] or go to THEMARRIAGEGROUP.COM
Archdiocese of Santa Fe Ministry Resource Center
Borrow ebooks and audiobooks from ASF Ministry Resource Center. Not currently a Library Patron? Just visit our web site to register online at http://archdiosf.booksys.net/opac/archdiosf/
BASIC THEOLOGY COURSES
Introduction to Jesus: Tuesdays, July 14, 21, 28 and August 4, 11, 2020. Time: 2-4PM. Instructor: Dcn. Michael Wesley. This is an online class via Zoom call Corey Lucero at 831-8179 for additional information
23rd Publications has a resource for families and the Sunday readings
Another resource is from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. When you sign-up to receive the daily readings you also get a weekly Lectio Divina for the upcoming Sundays. This is an excellent way to share with parents because it involves the whole family. The link to see this coming Sunday's handout is
A Season for Prayer * August 23rd * 2:30PM Presented by Mark Ladd and Virginia McGirk
As these times challenge us to stay calm, to trust, we offer you the opportunity to embrace Centering Prayer as a way to experience God's presence within us. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.
Archdiocese of Santa Fe Office of Religious Education
The Effective Catechetical Leader Series - Join us via Zoom - Space is limited!
* All God's People: Effective Catechesis in a Diverse Church, August 20, 2020 Part I - (Chapters 1-5) September 10, 2020 Part II - (Chapters 6-10
* Developing Disciples of Christ: Understanding the Critical Relationship between Catechesis and Evangelization October 8, 2020 Part I - Chapters 1-5 October 29, 2020 Part II - Chapters 6-10
*Excellence in Ministry: Best Practices for Successful Catechetical Leadership November 19, 2020 Part I (Chapters 1-5) December 10, 2020 Part II - Chapters 6-10
To register please contact Kathy Garcia at [email protected] or (505) 831-8129. Upon registration a book and worksheets will be sent.
Book and study material: $10.00
Made possible through your contributions to the Annual Catholic Appeal, thank you.
Archdiocese of Santa Fe Upcoming Classes
Title: Resilience for the New Reality - Description: We look back in faith considering the strong months we have lived: Where was God in this pandemic experience and its overflow? Who are are now? What have we learned? How can we find the strength and resilience to keep going? This regathering of the community wrestles with the new world we emerge into, and seeks wisdom for how to more forward.
Date: Mondays, September 14, 21 & 28th Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM Instructor: Sr. Paula Gallagher Cost: $15.00 This class will be held via Zoom
Title: Praying the Gospel of Matthew - Description: This course is an invitation to the rich Gospel discipleship of Year A, St. Matthew's Gospel. It will review particulars of Matthew's understanding of Jesus Christ and the situation of his community, while engaging us in various ways of praying with Scripture: hermeneutic of experience, lectio divina, theological reflection, Ignatian contemplation, centering prayer and shared prayer in Christian community. Sessions include personal prayer time with opportunity for faith sharing to gather insights. It will engage the participants in a lively conversation about our discipleship here and now, in the momentous year of 2020.
Date: Wednesdays, September 30, October 7 & 14th Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM Cost: $15.00 This class will be held via Zoom
Title: Core Things -Description: What do we need now to rebuild our sense of courage, confidence and joy? This experience invites the community to think about recent experiences, what it will take for renewal of life and the new human community that is emerging.
Date: Mondays, October 5, 12, 19 Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM Cost: $15.00 This class will be held via Zoom
To Register for any of these classes please go to this site
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 www.live-the-love.org. or www.creightonmodel.com or https://www.familyplanning.net/ Or simply call the ASF Family Life Office at 831-8208 for a schedule of classes that works with your schedule.
Become a NFP Instructor! Glad to know about NFP? Share the good news by becoming an NFP instructor. USCCB approved online training is available at www.ccli.org.
NFP Promoters Needed for an October training. If you are interested in raising awareness of the benefits of NFP, please contact the Family Life Office at [email protected] or by phone at (505) 831-8117