Friday, November 22, 2019

Remembering Sister Patricia Bietsch

As an educator, Sr. Pat was passionate about ensuring every student being given the opportunity to learn. She pioneered religion classes for the handicapped students at St. Mary Mission in New Mexico.

Forging Friendships with America’s Forgotten and Overlooked Communities

For the elderly, single parents, or rural isolated, surviving and creating human connections can be an everyday struggle. So for the last 20 years, the volunteers of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Tuba City AZ have been working to build a network of support throughout their community.

Everyday Heroes: Father, daughter make cross-country pilgrimage for life 

"For John Moore, each step is a prayer. And when you're walking the 2,800 miles from San Francisco to Washington, that's a lot of prayer."

Christening a New Fire Truck? There’s a Catholic Blessing for That

When the firefighters at Blanco, NM's Station 1 needed a Catholic blessing for their new truck, they turned to local Deacon Patric Valdez.

Friday News Roundup: A Pilgrimage for Life; Haunted Mine Tour for Food Bank; and more!

A Pilgrimage for Life John and Laura Moore, a father and daughter from Gallup, completed a cross-country pilgrimage to the March for Life earlier this...

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Saints for Today: John Paul II, Pope

John Paul II was so unrestrainedly loved, not just among Catholics but also beyond the Church.

Saints for Today: Our Lady of the Rosary

The development of the rosary goes back many centuries and contains a unique history.

From the Bishop: Revised Order of Sacraments to Begin in Fall 2019

"I consider it crucial that our youth receive the strength of the sacrament of Confirmation as soon as possible to assist them in their lives."

History

Along the Old Trail: the History of the Catholic Missions of Houck, AZ

Houck, 35 miles west of Gallup on I-40 was named after James D. Houck, a once horse-riding mail carrier before he started a trading post in the vicinity in 1874.

Laguna Church Celebrates 315 Years of History

Anyone driving through west-central New Mexico on Route 66 will eventually spot a white adobe church high atop a hill to the north, situated...

The Catholic Church in Tuba City

In the 1870s, a heavy Mormon presence in the area led to one of the Hopi leaders, Tuuvi, converting to Mormonism.
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An Insider Breakdown of the Fall 2019 U.S. Bishops’ Meeting

Bishop Wall takes a look at all the important things happening at the annual November meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore.

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Friday News Roundup: A Pilgrimage for Life; Haunted Mine Tour for Food Bank; and more!

A Pilgrimage for Life John and Laura Moore, a father and daughter from Gallup, completed a cross-country pilgrimage to the March for...

Saints for Today: John Paul II, Pope

John Paul II was so unrestrainedly loved, not just among Catholics but also beyond the Church.

Parishioners, friends remember Fr. Gilbert Schneider, who “lived the Gospel”

"Father Gilbert dedicated his life to our people."

Your Guide to 2019 Holiday Festivals and Craft Fairs around the Diocese

We've got the rundown on this year's offering of fall fun!
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John Henry Newman, Part 2: How Catholic Education Can Transform the Church

A convert from Anglicanism, Newman became one of the most prolific English Catholic writers and teachers of the 19th century.

Saints for Today: Our Lady of the Rosary

The development of the rosary goes back many centuries and contains a unique history.

Friday New Roundup: Celebrating 20 Years of Service in Tuba City; Gallup Principal Resigns

Plus: St. Kateri and the Rosary, New Saints Canonized, and more!

Farmington parishioners recount “joyful” experience at Guatemalan school

A personal account of the new friendship between a Guatemalan school and a parish in the Diocese of Gallup.

October is the month of the Rosary – Join in on one of the rallies happening around the Diocese

If you'd like to join in public prayer with fellow Catholics, here is the list of rosary walks and rallies happening in October.