Here is the full announcement from Bishop Wall:
“September 12, 2016
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I am writing to you today to announce that our Diocesan offices will officially be moving locations, following the sale of the current chancery building which was finalized in early September. Our new offices will be located on the second floor of the Catholic Indian Center in downtown Gallup. We expect to complete the move by the end of October 2016.
There are several reasons for this move, all of them positive. The first reason is that the sale of the current chancery offices will allow us to make a substantial contribution to our Chapter 11 payment plan, which was set in place to ensure that survivors of abuse receive just compensation.
Currently, two other Catholic entities occupy the Catholic Indian Center: Catholic Charities and the Catholic Peoples Foundation. They will not be displaced by this move, and will be able to continue their important ministries.
Finally, the current chancery building will be turned into a convent for the Sisters of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Joseph. Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Ponce from California purchased the building and will be gifting it to the Sisters as a permanent place to live and work.
This is a very positive development for our Diocese as we move forward, and I would like to ask you keep myself, Diocesan employees, and the people of our Diocese in your prayers, so that we can continue to promote an encounter with the living Christ.
Bishop James S. Wall”
We’re still undertaking the process of moving, but please note that the address for our new offices is: 506 W. Highway 66, Gallup NM 87301.