Adult Support, Formation & Events


Are you in need of Rent or Utility Assistance?

          Are you Having Trouble Paying Your Rent This Month?

               Do You Need Help Paying a Utility Bill?

    Call Us Regarding Eligibility For Our Eviction Prevention Program Today!

Please call today to check eligibility and to locate which city of Albuquerque Social Services Center is in your area!

 Call:  (505) 848-1345

Albuquerque's 4 multi-service centers (Alamosa, East Central, John Marshall and Los Griegos) currently have rent eviction and utility disconnect prevention funds available for low-income households. If you have a 1040 Federal Tax form for FY 2017 and if you do not live in HUD-subsidized housing, you may be eligible for this help. Call 848-1345 to find out which center covers your area and to find out what documents you need to bring to an appointment.

Sponsored by The Office of Social Justice and Respect Life at Archdiocese of Santa Fe 





Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish is seeking an Administrative Assistant for their parish office. Duties include: data entry of all donations, accounts payable, maintaining parish records of deaths, new parishioners, school subsidy forms, preparing monthly bookkeeping for the accountant, assisting parish priest, etc.; filing and phone answering. Computer skills, including scanning and email is essential. A friendly, helpful attitude is a must. The position is negotiable for either full or part-time as determined by the applicant and pastor. 

Please call (505) 898-5253 OR please email your resume to OR please visit the parish website at for an application.





Catholic Cemetery Association

The three Catholic perpetual care cemeteries, Mount Calvary, Gate of Heaven and Rosario, are offering a 10% discount on pre-need purchases during the months of March, April and May. This discount program is designed to help families plan now so that those left behind are not tasked with difficult decisions and costly expenses at a time of need. For more information, please call Mount Calvary Cemetery at (505) 243-0218, Gate of Heaven Cemetery at (505) 821-0800 or Rosario Cemetery at (505) 983-2322.







Join Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church for a pilgrimage to The Holy Land with an optional extension to Egypt. June 10 - 19, 2019. Holy Land -- Discount price of $2,700.00 includes flights from Albuquerque, hotels, 2 daily meals, tour guides. Egypt, June 19-24, $899. Mass daily. Spiritual directors will be Frs. Nathan Libaire and Juan Mendez. Limited to 40 participants. For brochures call (505) 898-5253 ext. 1 or go to Holy Land Travel Center at












   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.

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. 






    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 C Squared ASF   You can stay in the loop with parish events, communications and Catholic material. 





  Be an Answer to Prayer for Our Suicide Bereaved     by Kay Hockey


     Each year over 44, 000 people in the US die by suicide and are survived by over 350,000 loved ones. The bereaved experience trauma, a relentless search for “why,” and profound guilt. Because those around them are often awkward as they try to be of support, those grieving can feel isolated. Stigma also affects the suicide bereaved and can foster a sense of shame, embarrassment, and even fear. For a person of faith, suicide death can and often does trigger a deep faith crisis.

     Some Catholics are still unaware that the Church’s stance toward suicide death is one of hope. The Church maintains that only God knows a person’s deepest heart that place beyond illness, confusion, and pain. Only He can rightly judge each of us at our death. Hence unlike in years past, Catholics bereaved of suicide are encouraged to have a Catholic funeral and burial for their loved one and be consoled themselves.

     Due to the unique experiences of suicide bereavement and requests for a support group, I’ve been asked by Beth Lukes, director of The Family Life Office at ASF to develop this ministry. As a Catholic counselor and one who has experienced suicide loss, I am pleased to have the opportunity.

     One person cannot launch, facilitate, and sustain a suicide support group. It must be a coordinated team effort where  committed volunteers know and support each other. We need six or more volunteers who have experienced suicide loss and are willing to help. We will meet for a few weeks before launching the group in order to get to know each other, develop a mutually supportive atmosphere, and organize. 

   Call me, Kay Hockey at 353-2466 for more information.







   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.    




 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

   February Classes:

Hesed: The Loving Mercy of Goad

Saturdays, February 9 and March 9 (9AM to 3PM) at St. Anne's Parish in Albuquerque. Instructor: Dr. Jason Rodarte  Cost: $10  To register please contact Corey Lucero at 831-8179 or








Special Catholic group at UNM:

Catholic Apologetics Evangelization Fellowship (CAFE), is a UNM student club. We meet every Tuesday, January 30th through April 30th, at the Santa Ana Room on the 3rd floor of the Student Union Building, 6:30 PM -8:30 PM with time for socializing until 9 PM. We tackle everything from Church History to current issues to dogmas and how to explain them. Every week a presenter comes to guide us through a special topic, or we practice defending the Faith and pro-life positions. Please spread the word to students and faculty, and plan to join us this semester! Food and beverages provided; the clergy of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Byzantine Catholic Church serve as the chaplains. 

Call 256-1539 for additional information.





Quinceanera Family Retreat at San Juan Diego Mission

We are offering a Quinceanera Family Retreat on

The registration deadline is Wednesday, January 30, 2019. 

These are the confirmed dates for the next Quinceanera Family Retreats. These will also be posted on our website with the registration form.

 *  Saturday, May 18, 2019 at The Catholic Center from 11AM - 4PM

*  Saturday, August 3, 2019 at The Catholic Center from 11AM - 4PM

*  Saturday, December 7, 2019 at The Catholic Center from 11AM - 4PM

 If you should have any questions, or need to register please contact Della Montano at or call me at (505) 831-8142 or Jessica Rios at or you may call Jessica at (505) 831-8216









 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, 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)






No Greater Love:  A Biblical Walk Through Christ's Passion

This 5 Week Journey Begins:     Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 9AM

Location:  Holy Ghost Convent   929 Arizona St. SE

You are invited to go on a Lenten journey; to know, learn, understand, and grow deeper in your encounter and relationship with Jesus. May you be able to set a time to renew and refresh during this Holy Season of Lent, and afford yourself a greater opportunity to encounter our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in your life.

There is no registration fee, however, you will need to order your book and study guide: $24.95 + Shipping

For more information and to register please visit:







Catholic Connection

Newly singles adults, 35 and over, can find common ground through the Catholic Connection ministry, which provides an opportunity to socialize and meet new Catholics in a prayerful environment. The Catholic Connection will be meeting on Thursday, March 21st at Seasons Cantina near Old Town. Look for the woman wearing a green scarf! Call Beth Lukes, ASF at 831-8117 for the time to meet and more information.






Themes:  Communication, Expectations, Relationship Attachment Model, Healthy & Unhealthy Relationship Traits

Dates: March 21, 28 & April 4, 2019; THREE consecutive THURSDAYS

Time:  6:30PM  -  8:00PM     Place:  Catholic Center, 4000 St. Joseph's Place NW, Albuquerque

Price:  Entire program is only $15 per person

Pre-Registration is required, contact Yvette:  or call (505) 831-8117

Snacks provided at the 3 classes!   Childcare, with advanced registration




Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Office of Pastoral Outreach Blessing of Age

Spring Retreat for Full Life

'Grounded, Grateful, Gracious'

March 26, 2019 at John XXIII Parish,  8AM - 1:30PM


Our guest speaker is: Sister Paula Gallagher IHM is a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart from Scranton, PA. She has served as a music educator, spirituality presenter, spiritual director, liturgist and liturgical musician, RCIA Director, family care giver, and adult faith formation specialist in the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY. Pittsburgh, PA, Scranton/Wilkes Barre, PA, Newark, NJ, Nelson, British Columbia Canada, and in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.

Sister Paula has served as a presenter for Sabbatical programs at Sangre de Cristo Center and Canossian Center, retreat facilitator at the Dominican Retreat Center, Canossian Center, Madonna Center, for various communities of religious women, Archdiocesan and parish groups. She has facilitated several bereavement support programs for Hospice and faith communities. Currently she is an Adult Faith formation presenter for the Pastoral Ministries Division of the Archdiocese, teaching basic theology courses, advanced level scripture, leadership courses for the schools of ministry, and programs for the formation of catechists. She offers individual spiritual direction, and serves as RCIA Director for San Isidro Parish in Santa Fe, NM. She is a 2015 recipient of the Dominican Ecclesial Institute's Lumen Gentium award for excellence in adult faith formation.

Cost: $15.00     

Deadline to register is Monday, March 18, 2019   Call ASF Pastoral Outreach Office at 831-8174 to register.






Casa Angelica Auxiliary Presents:

Singin' In The Rain   42nd Luncheon & Fashion Show by Dillard's

March 30th, 2019

Sandia Resort & Casino   10AM - Silent Auction, Raffle, Instant Win and No Host Bar

12 Noon- Luncheon

1PM-Dillard's Fashion Show

Tickets Per Person  (Tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law)

$90 Limited Premier Seating (Adults & Children)

$65 General Seating

$45 Children (Nine and Under  - General Seating)

RSVP No Later Than March 15th, 2019  For More Information call Tara McDowell at 823-0897

-  All Proceeds benefit Casa Angelica  -







Archdiocese of Santa Fe  Office of Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministries

Invites all young adults 18 (out of H.S.) to 35 to a 

Young Adult Christian Catholic Leadership Institute

Friday, April 26th  5PM - 8:30PM  and

Saturday, April 27th  9AM-5:30PM

Place:  Catholic Center - Manzano Room   4000 St. Joseph's Place NW, Alb. NM 87120

Fee: $25 (includes materials and meals)

Online registration:


The Young Adult Christian Catholic Leadership Institute is an intensive 2-day program full of opportunities to train young adults who want to explore Parish ministry or are already involved. The participants will be challenged to a realization of their real leadership and ministry potential. The institute offers an opportunity for leadership development through leadership skills and styles, communication skills, decision-making skills, planning skills, group dynamics, consensus seeking and support groups offering opportunities to grow in personal faith and awareness.

For more information, contact: Della at (505) 831-8142 or







The Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Institute of Formation for Christian Service

(Summer Institute)

June 3-7, 2019   Lourdes Hall at The Catholic Center in Albuquerque

Registration Opens April 1, 2019!

Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Pastoral Ministries Division and the Annual Catholic Appeal







 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 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