Upcoming Parish Fiestas and Festivals
Blanco, NM – St. Rose of Lima, August 20-21
St. Rose of Lima’s Fiesta is scheduled for Sunday, August 21, 2022, but the fun begins earlier!
Saturday, Fiesta Dance: $15.00 per person entry fee. Live band, food and drinks all included in the entrance price. Come join us in a fun evening of dancing and food.
Sunday, Mass at 10:00.: Immediately following Mass there will be a “Roast Beef” dinner prepared by Flora Sandoval. Meal tickets are Adults–$10.00 and Children–$5.00. There will be a silent auction and live auction following dinner. Children entertainment includes a cake walk, a bounce house and corn hole games.
Call the parish at 505-632-2014 for more information.
Seboyeta Parish Fiesta, September 10
Come out and enjoy bingo, food, a cake walk, raffles, and a cornhole tournament at the Cebolleta Land Grant Community Center from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Vespers will follow at the church at 7:00 pm and Mass at 10:00 am on Sunday.
Fr. Robert LaVoie, SC (1933-2022)
Sister Sara Marie Gomez
Sister Sara Marie Gomez, 78, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died July 24, 2022, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 60th year of religious life. She was a native of Gobernador, N.M.
Sister Sara Marie was the epitome of hospitality and loved to share her southwestern cooking. She spent 36 years serving in New Mexico and was the last Ursuline Sister to serve there after 100 years of community educators. She earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from Brescia College in 1966, and a master’s degree in special education from Eastern Kentucky University in 1977.
In Kentucky, she taught in Louisville at St. Denis School (1966-67); in Lebanon at St. Charles School (1967-73), St. Charles Junior High School (1973-76) and Marion County High School (1976-77); in Knottsville at Mary Carrico School (1983) and in Owensboro at Cathedral School (1984-89) and St. Angela Merici School (1989-90).
In New Mexico she taught at Sacred Heart School, Farmington (1972-73, 1997-2018) and St. Joseph School, San Fidel (1977-83). She served at St. Joseph Parish, Aztec, as a parish minister (1990-97) and then director of religious education (1999-2019), while also serving as director of religious education at Holy Trinity Church in Flora Vista (1999-2019).
Survivors include the members of her religious community; siblings Louie Gomez of Farmington, N.M., and Bart Gomez of Covington, La.; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Lila Gomez; and her siblings Juan Gomez III and Melesia Atchley.
Donations in memory of Sister Sara Marie may be addressed to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.
Women’s Retreat: September 17
Sacred Heart, Farmington Church Mission: September 18-20
For more than two thousand years, three challenges have confronted the followers of Christ. They form the essence of Jesus’ life and teachings and have set the standard for holiness down through the centuries.
Over three nights at 7 p.m. — Sunday, Sept.18, Monday, Sept. 19 and Tuesday, Sept. 20 — Father Albert Haase, OFM, will lead Sacred Heart Parish in a parish mission entitled “The Three Challenges of Jesus.” In the mission, participants will explore how to trust and surrender when life is not going our way, how to forgive when hurts and grudges consume us and how to live an authentic Eucharistic life of self-giving love.
Ordained a Franciscan priest in 1983, Father Haase is a popular preacher, teacher and spiritual director. A former missionary to mainland China for over 11 years, he is the author of 13 books on popular spirituality and the presenter on five bestselling DVDs by Paraclete Press. He resides in San Antonio, Texas.
All are welcome to attend this parish mission. It is free of charge, though a free-will offering will be taken up on the final night of the parish mission. Confessions will be heard each night after Father Haase’s presentation.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter: September 16-18
Don’t store up earthly riches, put God first in your marriage. Participate in an upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience:
Durango: Sept. 16-18
For questions, or to find out more about a Virtual Encounter Weekend, feel free to contact:
Brenda & Gary Granger: 720-213-8833
Space is limited, so reserve your weekend early.
For more information about Worldwide Marriage Encounter, please visit www.wwme.org.
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