On this Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, Vatican announces that titles given by recent popes will be included in Litany. 1) Guardian of the Redeemer, 2) Servant of Christ, 3) Minister of Salvation, 4) Guide in Times of Trouble, 5) Protector of Exiles, 6) Protector of the Afflicted and 7) Protector of the Poor.
Who is St Joseph and why we need him in our lives? Click on the title to listen to a talk by Fr Chris Alar from the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. In this special year dedicated to St. Joseph, the head of the heavenly family of Nazareth, Fr. Chris delves into the devotion for this saint who said so little but who accomplished so much. He explains why we should consider consecration to this saint.
Please join the Archdiocese of Santa Fe African American Catholic Community as they celebrate the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mass on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, 5901 St. Joseph’s Dr. NW, Albuquerque. Click title for details.
To mark the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021. This is the time for parishioners of Saint Joseph on the Rio Grande to rise up and ask for the intercession of St. Joseph our patron saint, the Terror of Demons. Go into 2021 with the armor of God ready. Click on the title for more information.
Msgr Luna announced at Mass this morning that we will reopen for Mass this weekend. We will hold TWO Masses, 4 PM on Saturday and 10 AM on Sunday. Because COVID cases are still spiking in New Mexico, extra caution will be taken. If you are feeling ill or have been exposed to COVID, please stay home. Please review the video of the Dec 3rd Mass for more information. Click title for more information.
This time of year, we would be in the midst of collecting funds for Christmas Baskets and getting gifts for children on the Angel Tree. Because of the pandemic, we cannot do either this year, so we wanted to offer two great opportunities to fulfill our parish mission in the Advent season by still making Jesus known in the local community with acts of compassion! Click the title to learn how. Help us fulfill our mission of making Jesus known in the local community with this act of compassion in the Advent season!
Archbishop Wester has directed that Churches cease regular Mass schedules after October 25. The obligation to attend Mass on Sunday continues to be dispensed for all and the faithful are reminded that HOME IS THE HOLY PLACE. Keep holy the Lord’s Day by your prayer at home. Sunday Mass will be live streamed on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 pm beginning November 7th. The recorded Mass may be viewed on Sundays from your computer or mobile device. Communion will be distributed in the Gathering Space for a half hour following the Saturday afternoon Mass and the Sunday 10am Mass; and for 10 minutes following each daily Mass. Enter the church by the far, right door and exit by the opposite door. Confessions will be heard on Saturdays with the same protocols that have been in place. CLICK THE ARTICLE TITLE FOR MORE DETAILS.
The Christmas Basket committee has prayed, brainstormed, and explored ways to be able to provide for the families that this ministry helps each year. Unfortunately, the current situation will not allow us to provide Christmas Baskets in 2020. We plan to return stronger than ever in 2021. Please click the title to read how the decision was made for this ministry.
The Governor's office, advised by scientists and medical experts, strongly recommends persons to stay home and out of public areas as much as possible. Following our faith's concern for protecting human life, Archbishop Wester issues the following directives for Catholic churches and schools in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Read the guidance by clicking the title.
The Catholic Cemetery Association is seeking to fill four full-time positions. Offering an excellent benefits package. Contact Mt. Calvary Cemetary at 505.243.0218. Click the title for details of the positions.
The Book of the Dead is normally compiled to commemorate the death of a loved one on All Souls Day in November. Although there is no hardcopy book this year, we will take names online and over the phone. This practice provides the living with an opportunity for healing and consolation in the face of grief. It is usually left open for people to write the names of their deceased loved ones and for others to read the names, remember, and pray for the repose of their souls. Click the title to go to the form and submit the name of your loved one for addition to the Book.
Join us in person at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at 12 noon. COVID-19 Safety Standards will be followed. Face coverings will be required. Mass will be live-streamed and recorded. Click the title for more information.
The Archdiocese has informed us that the gift card for parish/pastor scam is making its rounds again. DO NOT respond if you receive such an email asking for gift cards. Please contact the parish office if you have any questions.
There will be a roasting event. No, we are not roasting Monsignor Luna, but green chile to raise funds for the Shrine of the Little Flower, St. Therese Catholic Church. My mouth is watering just typing this. Call in orders are taken 7am - 7pm, 7 days a week. Click the title to get the contact information.
Sr. Mary Angelo, Sister of Mercy, (Sr. Angie) a fixture at St Joseph on the Rio Grande passed away recently. Sister Angie spread mercy everywhere she went. What a loving, gentle soul she was to all. Read a little about her life by clicking the title.
Spread the Love and bring some jars of peanut butter and jelly this weekend when you come to church. Please place them in the blue bins in the gathering space as you come in for Mass and support our Loaves and Fish Ministry!
Mass will still be streamed live for Saturday Vigil and some feast-day Masses. The Livestream Masses will NOW have the same sound quality of the recorded Masses. If you would like to join us for these Livestream Masses, they are available for the immediate future. We encourage our parishioners to stay home if you are not well. The Livestream gives you a way to still spiritually commune with Body of Christ even if you are not able to be with us physically.