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Suzanne Hammons
Suzanne Hammons is the editor of the Voice of the Southwest and the media coordinator for the Diocese of Gallup. A graduate of Benedictine College in Kansas, she joined the Diocesan staff in 2012.

All are invited to the following Lenten missions and retreats which will be held throughout the Diocese of Gallup.

February 27: A Day of Retreat with Sr. Doris Klein, CSA

Place: Sacred Heart Retreat Center
167 NM 602
Gallup, NM 87301

Take some time to refresh and renew your spirit! Doris Klein, CSA will use her newest art and photography to invite participants to open their hearts to the movement of God in each season of life. The day will include presentations as well as time for both simple sharing and personal reflection.

Doris Klein, CSA, spiritual director, artist, photographer and author, is a member of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes. Her internationally known work reflect an inclusive spirituality that invites individuals into an experience of the expansiveness of God.

Register before February 22: $25
Registration at door: $30

Register by calling Sr. Monica Dubois at 928-652-3236



Place: St. Joseph Church
1 Friar Road
Laguna Pueblo, NM

February 14 – 17

Each night will begin at 6:30 pm. The presenter is Fr. Raphael Bonnano, OFM.

Opportunities for Mass, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Eucharistic Adoration, and Prayer.

Obtain the Plenary Indulgence for the Year of Mercy by passing through the parish Holy Doors.

Call 505-552-9330 for more info.



Place: St. Anne Mission
Indian Service Rt. 30
Acomita, NM

February 21 – 24

Each night will begin at 6:30 pm. The presenter is Fr. Raphael Bonnano, OFM.

Opportunities for Mass, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Eucharistic Adoration, and Prayer.

Call 505-552-9330 for more info.




Place: St. Michaels Parish Hall
24 Mission Rd.
St. Michaels, AZ

February 27

Julie Ferraro will lead an all-day retreat on renewal of spiritual life during the Lenten season.

Schedule for the day includes conferences, snacks and lunch.

Please rsvp by February 24 to Fr. Dale Jamison, OFM: 505-733-2243 or 602-616-1977 or email: [email protected]



Place: St. Mary Church
1 St. Mary Drive
Tohatchi, NM

February 28 – March 2

St. Mary Church will host a Lenten Retreat: “Mercy, A Way of Life”, with Br. Maynard Shurley, OFM. Schedule for the retreat is:

February 28 – Opening
February 29 – Witness Sharing
March 1 – Sacrament of Reconciliation
March 2 – Closing Mass and Reception

Each night begins at 6:30 pm. Call 505-733-2243 for more info.

Senior Citizen Retreat

March 9

Sacred Heart Retreat Center will host a day of retreat for Senior Citizens on Wednesday, March 9, from 10 am – 3 pm.  The retreat will be presented by Monsignor Leo Gomez and will include Mass and lunch.  Cost of retreat is $25 and the registration deadline is March 7.  Phone:  505-722-6755.



Live Lenten Mission with Bishop James Wall

Place: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish
173 Main Street
Ft. Defiance, AZ

March 13 – 16

Bishop Wall will lead a Lenten retreat reflecting on the Year of Mercy. Schedule:

(each night’s activities begin at 7:00 pm)

March 13: Opening
March 14: Sacrament of Reconciliation
March 15: Eucharistic Adoration
March 16: Closing Mass and Reception in the Hall

Obtain a Plenary Indulgence for the Year of Mercy by participation and passing through the Parish’s Holy Doors!

Each evening will be livestreamed at

For more info, please call 928-729-5068




  1. A great loss, Father Berard Doerger OFM. Love this man, friar, teacher, musician and only 6 months older than I am. Hope he and my Joe meet up as they have so much in common.
    He covered for Father Pat here at Sacred Heart Quemado and we always looked forward to his visits. Spent some time at his weekend retreats. Have a merry, heavenly time father. Hope to join you.


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