A Joyous Easter to ALL!

Congratulations, Graduates

ST. JOSEPH and HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC PARISHES are a welcoming Catholic community, alive in Christ, living out His message in love and service to everyone.



Dear Brothers and Sisters; Here is a simple question that maybe one of your own children or students have already asked you; “What is Easter all about?” In a simple way we can answer that it is the holiday that remembers Jesus was crucified and died, but rose from the dead (on that Sunday morning). But then, the more observant child asked, “What was special about Jesus rising from the dead? Didn’t Lazarus do that too?” Maybe a different child might ask, “Why did Jesus die if he was innocent?” Well, you can see here a large list of complicated theology questions that are impossible to explain to a youth. But, where does that leave us? Don’t we also have trouble with many teachings involving theology? The best straight answer here is that it takes our whole life to understand what Easter is all about. This topic is one of the reasons why it is good to get to know the Bible. In the Bible, we have explained to us the meaning of sin, the purposes of Old Testament animal sacrifice, the difference between temporary atonement and eternal atonement, and the plan of how God redeems human beings.                                                                                                                                                      Fr. David "Per" Tate                                                                                      Parish Administrator                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Comments? You may email pastor@stjosephaztec.org



  Congrats, Graduates!


Our Parish theme:

"I am the vine, you are the branches....

  for without me you can do nothing."                         

                                                              (John 15:5)


The Most Rev. Bishop James S. Wall, Bishop of Gallup, NM, recently celebrated St. Joseph Church's 70th Anniversary and the 30th Anniversary of Holy Trinity Church. For photos of our Anniversary celebration and other   recent parish activities, click here: Parish Life-- Photo Gallery. 



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In Davao City in the Philippines, Vatican Radio's Seán Patrick Lovett describes great sense of tension that pervades the island of Mindanao.

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Pope urges sisters to be 'missionaries without frontiers'

Pope Francis met on Friday with the Little Missionary Sisters of Charity who are holding their 12th General Chapter in Rome this month, urging them to be "missionaries without frontiers".

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Mass Schedule


8:50 am at Holy Trinity  Church         11:10 am at St. Joseph Church           5:15 pm Vigil Mass (Saturday) at St. Joseph Church


6:00 pm at St. Joseph Church every Tuesday
7:00 am at St. Joseph Church from Wednesday to Friday
6:00 pm at Holy Trinity Church every Thursday 

First Thursdays:

9:30 am at Good Samaritan Society of Aztec, NM (500 Care Ln, Aztec, NM)

First Fridays:

7:00 am at St. Joseph Church

First Saturdays:

8:00 am at St. Joseph Church


  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church every Saturday
  • 3:15 pm to 5:00 pm at St. Joseph Church every Saturday
  • 7:45 am to 8:45 am at Holy Trinity Church every Sunday
  • Every First Friday after the 7:00 am Mass at St. Joseph Church 

Eucharistic Adoration

First Thursdays at Holy Trinity Church
5:00 pm to 6:00 p.m.
First Fridays at St. Joseph Church:
7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Spanish Rosary

Every Wednesday at St. Joseph Church
12 noon
Every 13th of the month at St. Joseph Church, 12 noon
(After the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass if the 13th of the month is a Sunday)

Parish Administrator: 


Deacon: Rev. Mr. Matthew Lamoreux

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