Upcoming Events

Video from U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements – Watch Now!

Earlier this year the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements took place in Modesto, California. The convening brought together hundreds of faith and social justice leaders from various cultures and communities from across the United States, along with grassroots leaders from other countries. This was the first U.S. Regional convening organized in conjunction with three international world meetings that have taken place in Rome (in Oct. 2014 and Nov. 2016) and Bolivia (in Oct. 2015). The meeting called attention to important themes such as racism, migration, land, environmental justice, labor, and housing. A new video is available to help all U.S. Catholics continue to reflect on these themes and get involved.

Parenting the Love and Logic Way – October 12th 

Love and Logic Parenting Classes provide practical tools and techniques that help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children. St. John XXIII will be hosting classes starting on October 12, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To register for this class or to schedule a class at your parish, call the Family Life Office at 505-831-8208 or 505-831-8117.

Prison Reform Class (6 weeks) – October 12th – November 16th

Join us at the Fall 2017 Prison Reform Class, Oct. 12-Nov. 16 (6 weeks), Thursday evenings, 5:3-7:30pm at Immaculate Conception Church, 619 Copper Ave NW in Albuquerque. Registration is required by Oct. 5. There is a maximum of 20 participants. We will be using the book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. Participants must provide their own copy of the book. We will also have speakers related to prison reform at 2-3 classes. We are an interfaith group based at Immaculate Conception Church, composed of individuals with a passion for supporting and seeking justice for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated persons. We seek to connect with like-minded groups, as we advocate for legislative change, educate, and build awareness in our local communities. Contact Joy Dinaro at 247-4271 (ex. 3034) or [email protected] to register or if you have questions.

CRS Helping Hands Event – October 14th

Help fight global hunger with CRS Helping Hand and make a difference for our brothers and sisters overseas. Our Archdiocese plans to package 10,152 meals to send to Burkina Faso. All ages can participate in this high-energy event. Oct. 14, 10:30- 2:30pm, St. Pius Gym in Albuquerque. Come join us for a family friendly day of service. Great for youth groups, confirmation service hours or family service projects. For more information, call Janet at the Social Justice and Respect Life Office at 505-831-8205, or CRS at 505-831-8235.

Marriage Enrichment Evenings of Celebration – October 20th

The purpose of this ministry is to strengthen and enrich the relationship between a man, a woman and God during the couple’s marriage journey through fellowship and sharing. Upcoming date is Oct. 20. For more information, contact Dan Martinez at 294-6285.

Taize Prayer Service – October 20th

The Taize prayer service will take place on Oct. 20 at the Norbertine Abbey (5825 Coors Blvd. SW Alb. NM 87121) from 7:30pm-9:00pm. No fee or registration needed. Open to all ages and all Christian Denominations.

Archdiocesan 37th Annual Youth Conference – October 27th-28th
The conference will be held at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (9502 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114) for youth ages 14-18 in High School. Friday 7:00 pm-9:30 pm – Saturday 9:00 am – 7:30 pm. Fee is $40.00 per person. Registration deadline is Friday October 13, 2017. For more information, contact Della in the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at 505-831-8142.

African American Catholic Community Mass – October 29th

Please join the Archdiocese of Santa Fe African American Catholic Community for Mass on Oct. 29, 12 noon at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, 5901 St. Joseph’s Dr. NW, Albuquerque. Very Rev. John Daniel will be the celebrant. For more information, please call 836-3627 or Anne Avellone at the Social Justice and Respect Life Office at 505-831-8167.

Mass of Hope and Healing – November 3rd

A Mass of Hope and Healing is scheduled to take place on Nov. 3, 2017 at St. Jude Thaddeus Church located at 5712 Paradise Blvd NW, Albuquerque. The sacrament of reconciliation will be available beginning at 5:30pm. A presentation, also beginning at 5:30, will address a faith perspective on healing through grief. Mass will begin at 6:30pm followed by a reception. The purpose of this event is for families and friends who are grieving the loss of a child to come together to pray and worship, to find hope through the mercy of Jesus Christ, and to derive strength from God, who is with us for every step of our journey. For more information, please call the Social Justice and Respect Life Office at 505-831-8205.

Marriage Enrichment Weekend – November 3rd-4th

Upcoming weekend is November 3-4 at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church. For more information, or to register, call Tom and Donna Dietz at 400-3242.

Archdiocesan 6th Annual Middle School Conference – November 18th

This Conference is for grades 6-8, and will take place at the Catholic Center (4000 St. Joseph’s Pl. NW) from 11:30am-6:30pm. The fee is $10.00 per person, and the registration deadline is Oct. 31. For more information, contact Della in the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at 505-831-8142. Note: One chaperone is needed for every six youth, should be 21 years of age or older, and must have attended the Archdiocesan Abuse Awareness Workshop. For more information, visit The Youth and Young Adult Ministry Web site: www.asfym.org or Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/asfyoungadults

Pope Francis’ Inaugural World Day of the Poor – November 19th

Pope Francis has named the thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary time the World Day of the Poor. The inaugural World Day of the Poor will be celebrated Nov. 19, 2017. What should parishes do to mark the World Day of the Poor? Pope Francis shares several ideas in his recent message about the day, including that parishes should spend the week leading up to the day creating moments of “encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance” with people who are poor. Catholic Relief Services has created a parish packet (bi-lingual, English and Spanish) with prayers, homily helps, general intercessions, and a bulletin insert to help parishes learn about and observe the World Day of the Poor. Visit https://www.crs.org/get-involved/learn/resource-center/world-day-poor-resources for more information.

Marriage Encounter Weekend – December 2nd-3rd

Staying connected in a digital age can sometimes mean feeling more disconnected from those we love. If your marriage has taken a back seat to the many distractions vying for your time, take a break with your spouse during a life changing Marriage Encounter Weekend on Dec. 2-3 in ABQ. For less than the cost of a weekend getaway, return home feeling connected to your spouse, God and yourself. The weekend includes all meals, lodging and communication tools. The weekend is $100 per couple plus a $100 registration fee. Scholarships/financial assistance is available. To register contact Vivian Austin at 363-0363 or [email protected] or call the Family Life Office at 505-831-8117.

10th Annual Blue Mass – December 7th
The 10th Annual Blue Mass will be held Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 12pm at St. Jude Thaddeus. Archbishop John C. Wester will be the principal celebrant. This special Mass is a time of prayer and thanksgiving for all men and women serving in law enforcement, fire, military, corrections, emergency medical personnel, and their families who support them in New Mexico. There will be a reception immediately following the Mass to meet and greet those who put their lives on the line every day to serve and protect us all. Anyone can attend the Mass and reception. For more information regarding the Blue Mass, please call the Archdiocese of Santa Fe – Office of Worship at 505-831-8194 or email[email protected].