3674 Hwy 47 - Peralta, NM 87042

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Upcoming Events

Immaculate Conception of Mary: December 9th Mass at 8 am at OLOG

Immaculate Conception of Mary Collection: December 9th

Book Club: December 10th at 7 pm in Parish Hall

Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe: December 12th

Fiestas for Our Lady of Guadalupe: December 14th at 5 pm in OLOG Church

Saint Vincent de Paul Collection: All Masses December 14th & 15th

Posadas Begin: December 16th at 6 pm in OLOG Church

PNM Assistance Event: December 18th at 10 am in Parish Hall

Christmas Flower Collection: All Masses December 21st & 22nd

Children’s Mass: December 24th at 4 pm in OLOG Church

Christmas Vigil: December 24th at 6 pm in Valencia Church



Mass Times

Saturday: Peralta 5:00 p.m
Sunday Peralta 8:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Sunday Valencia 9:30 a.m.
Weekdays Tuesday - Friday 8:00 a.m.
Rosary 30 minutes before each Mass

Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. or by appointment

Baptisms: 3rd Sunday of each month at the 11:15 Mass.

Office Hours

Church Office Hours : Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m
Telephone : 505-869-2189

Father Emmanuel UC Izuka's Office Hours:
Tuesday- Friday
9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. or by appointment
Telephone: 505-869-2189

Faith Formation Office Hours
Summer Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Telephone: 505-869-6993

Parish News

The Mass is the highest form of prayer. It is a celebration of the mystery of our salvation, the un-bloody sacrifice and a replica of the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church offers four Masses every weekend: Saturday at 5 pm; Sunday at 8 am, 9.30 am in Valencia and 11.15 am at Our Lady. It is important that you take some time during the week and plan on which Mass you want to attend and make effort to be there on time. You do need some personal time of prayer before Mass commences. You also need to have the patience to wait till the Mass is over before leaving. Some of us have been leaving the Mass before the Mass is over. Unless there is an emergency, leaving the Church before the Mass is ended shows a grave lack of respect for Jesus Christ who does not leave us all alone but promised to be with us until the end of time. Jesus asked His apostles “can you not watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not fall into temptation.” (Matthew 26: 40).

Support aging religious. Our second collection is for the Retirement Fund for Religious. Many senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests served for little or no pay. Today, religious communities often do not have enough savings to meet retirement needs. Your gift helps provide medications, nursing care, and more for tens of thousands of elderly religious. It also helps ensure younger members can continue the good work of their elders. Please be generous.

We are excited to announce, that after all expenses where paid, the Calcutta Event made a total profit of $53,426.85. We want to thank everyone that was a part of making this event successful.

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation, will be celebrated on December 9th this year. Mass will be at 8 am at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

The Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe is December 12th. We will be having our fiestas for Our Lady of Guadalupe on Saturday, December 14th during the 5 pm Mass.

The 2nd Annual Wreaths Across America Event will be held December 14th at 9:30 am in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery. All are welcome.

Youth Ministers Appreciation Lunch, Dec 15, 12:30. RSVP NLT Dec 10, 869-2189.

Posadas start December 16 and go through December 24.  The Posada Masses start on Monday, Dec 16, 6:00 pm Mass at Peralta (Faith Formation hosting in Parish Hall); Tuesday, Dec 17, 6:00 pm Mass at Valencia (open); Wednesday, Dec 18, 6:00 pm Mass at Valencia (Youth Ministry/Homebound hosting); Thursday, Dec 19, 6:00 pm Mass at Peralta (Knights of Columbus hosting in Parish Hall); Friday, Dec 20, 6:00 pm Mass at Peralta (Carl & Marcella Lucero hosting in Parish Hall); Saturday, Dec 21, 5:00 pm Mass at Peralta (Phillip &Amelia Lucero hosting); Sunday, Dec 22, 9:30 am Mass at Valencia (Ray Lucero hosting); Monday, Dec 23, 6:00 pm Mass at Valencia (open); Tuesday, 6:00 pm, Christmas Mass at Valencia (Baby Jesus Padrinos). If you wish to host Posadas, please call the Parish Office,

869-2189 to get on the schedule. Posadas are a beautiful Christmas tradition in our parish. Special thanks to Carolyn Niski/Lucy Lucero for coordinating.

The fundraising group for the new parish hall and faith formation complex has begun taking orders for Christmas luminarias. The cost will be $10 per dozen. Please contact the office to place an order or get order form in the church.

We are in dire need of two couples to become mayordomos at Sangre de Cristo. You will only need to serve one month out of the year--four Sundays. Please, won't you help us to keep our Mission Church open every Sunday of the Year. The Lord will be giving you many blessings when you agree to help. Thank you.

If you have someone that needs to be taken Holy Communion on Sundays, please contact our Homebound Ministry, (Emily Brito). If you do not want a homebound minister to take to the home, please contact Father Izuka and explain your situation. The Eucharist cannot be taken without proper training. Thank you.

Saint of the Day

St. Nicholas of Myra

On Dec. 6, the faithful commemorate a bishop in the early church who was known for generosity and love of children. Born in Lycia in Asia Minor around the late third or fourth century, St. Nicholas of Myra is more than just the inspiration for the modern day Santa. As a young man he is said to have made a pilgrimage to Palestine and Egypt in order to study in the school of the Desert Fathers. On returning some years later he was almost immediately ordained Bishop of Myra, which is now Demre, on the coast of modern day Turkey. The bishop was imprisoned during the Diocletian persecution and only released when Constantine the Great came to power and made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire. One of the most famous stories of the generosity of St. Nicholas says that he threw bags of gold through an open window in the house of a poor man to serve as dowry for the man’s daughters, who otherwise would have been forced into prostitution. The gold is said to have landed in the family’s shoes, which were drying near the fire. This is why children leave their shoes out by the door, or hang their stockings by the fireplace in the hopes of receiving a gift on the eve of his feast. St. Nicholas is associated with Christmas because of the tradition that he had the custom of giving secret gifts to children. It is also conjectured that the saint, who was known to wear red robes and have a long white beard, was culturally converted into the large man with a reindeer-drawn sled full of toys because in German, his name is “San Nikolaus� which almost sounds like “Santa Claus.� In the East, he is known as St. Nicholas of Myra for the town in which he was bishop. But in the West he is called St. Nicholas of Bari because, during the Muslim conquest of Turkey in 1087, his relics were taken to Bari by the Italians. St Nicholas is the patron of children and of sailors. His intercession is sought by the shipwrecked, by those in difficult economic circumstances, and for those affected by fires. He died on December 6, 346.

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