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Upcoming Events

Office Closed: October 14th for Columbus Day

Our Lady of Sorrows Novena: October 14th at 5:30 pm in OLOG Church

Mothers’ Prayers: October 16th at 6:30 pm in OLOG Church

Cemetery Committee: October 17th at 6 pm in Parish Office

Catholic Prayer/ Mediation: October 17th at 7 pm & October 18th at 9 am in Hall

Rehearsal: October 18th at 6pm in OLOG Church

Quinceanera: October 19th at 1 pm in OLOG Church

Fundraiser Dinner: October 19th after 5 pm Mass in Parish Hall

Saint Vincent de Paul Collection: All Masses October 19th & 20th

Baptisms: October 20th during 11:15 am Mass


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

Please be reminded that the month of October is designated as Pastor Appreciation Month, and can be celebrated on any stipulated Sunday during the month. I invite you to continue to keep our priests in your prayers in praising God for their courage and their generosity in serving God’s people and His Church. I urge you to make known your appreciation for your Pastor or any Priest who has played a significant role in your faith journey. A simple note, a card, a smile, or a phone call to assure him your loving care and gratitude for his presence in the life of your local church will go a long way to serve the greater good of our wonderful and growing Catholic Church.


The Parish Office will be closed Monday, October 14th for Columbus Day. Thank you.


If you and your family would like to host a dinner or a breakfast after Mass, please contact Maria Marez or the Parish Office. Come enjoy some good food and fellowship, while helping to raise money for our new Parish Hall/ Faith Formation Complex.


Our Fundraising Committee will be having a Calcutta on Saturday, October 26th at the Sheriff Posse Hall in Belen. Anyone interested in selling or purchasing a ticket to this event is asked to contact the Parish Office. Tickets are $100 and includes two meals with a purchase of one ticket.


The 2nd Annual Wreaths Across America Event is just around the corner. Patsy Vega and her Wreaths Across America Committee did such a wonderful job of getting this event together last year for all the fallen/deceased veterans in our cemetery. Patsy will begin selling wreaths after all the Masses. Wreaths will be $15 with part of the proceeds going to our cemetery. If you’d like to purchase a wreath or have any questions, please call the Parish Office.

Seasons of Hope Bereavement Group

If you’re in need of consolation after losing a loved one, this

Christ-centered faith sharing group is for you. It meets for six Mondays beginning October 21st in the Peralta Church. Prayer, scripture, faith sharing, and fellowship begin at 6:00 p.m. Guidebook will be available on the first day of class. Come be comforted. For more details call the Parish Office at 505-869-2189.


ALL SOULS DAY: November is almost here again, and is the month when we remember all our deceased loved ones, especially those whose souls are in purgatory. Death might rob us of the physical presence of our loved ones, but not the love we have shared with them. Our love for them and the wonderful memories we have of them is ever alive and strengthened by our prayers. Thus, in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on All Souls Day and all through the month of November, all our loved ones will be remembered in a very special way. There will be an All Souls Day Mass and ceremony on Saturday, November 2nd at the 5 pm Mass at OLOG Church in remembrance of all our loved ones. Feast of All Souls envelope is in the monthly offering package you receive in the mail. Make sure to fill it out and put it in the offering basket beginning next weekend. You may also bring your envelope to the parish office or put it in the mail. All envelopes much reach the parish office no later than Thursday, October 31st for compilation. You can call the parish office for more information.


St. Pius X High School OPEN HOUSE is Saturday, October 19 from 9am– 11am. Albuquerque’s Catholic high school is welcoming incoming freshman for fall 2020 and possible transfer students for this upcoming semester. Applications are now being accepted at saintpuisx.com. For more information call 831-8400.


Saint of the Day

St. Teresa of Avila

On Oct. 15, Roman Catholics celebrate the Spanish Carmelite reformer and mystic St. Teresa of Avila, whose life of prayer enriched the Church during the 16th century counter-reformation. Teresa Sanchez Cepeda Davila y Ahumada was born in the Castilian city of Avila during the year 1515,  the third child in a family descended from Jewish merchants who had converted to Christianity during the reign of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Her father Alphonsus had become an ardent Catholic, with a collection of spiritual books of the type his daughter would later compose herself.As a child, Teresa felt captivated by the thought of eternity and the vision of God granted to the saints in heaven. She and her younger brother Rodrigo once attempted to run away from home for the sake of dying as martyrs in a Muslim country, though they soon ran into a relative who sent them back to their mother Beatrice. When Teresa was 14, her mother died, causing the girl a profound grief that prompted her to embrace a deeper devotion to the Virgin Mary as her spiritual mother. Along with this good resolution, however, she also developed immoderate interests in reading popular fiction (consisting, at that time, mostly of medieval tales of knighthood) and caring for her own appearance. Though Teresa's spiritual directors in later life would judge these faults to be relatively minor, they still represented a noticeable loss of her childhood zeal for God. Alphonsus decided his teenage daughter needed a change of environment, and sent her to be educated in a convent of Augustinian nuns. Teresa found their life dull at first, but soon came to some understanding of its spiritual advantages. Illness forced her to leave the convent during her second year. But the influence of her devout uncle Peter, along with her reading of the letters of the monk and Church Father St. Jerome, convinced Teresa that the surest road to salvation lay in forsaking marriage, property, and worldly pleasures completely. Against the will of her father, who wanted her to postpone the decision, she joined the Carmelite Order.Teresa became a professed member of the order at age 20, but soon developed a serious illness that forced her to return home. She experienced severe pain and physical paralysis for two years, and was expected to die when she went into a coma for four days. But she insisted on returning to the Carmelite monastery as soon as she was able, even though she remained in a painful and debilitated state.For the next three years the young nun made remarkable progress in her spiritual life, developing the practice of recalling herself into the presence of God through quiet contemplation. As her health returned, however, Teresa lapsed into a more routine prayer life. While she remained an obedient Carmelite, she would not re-establish this close personal connection to God for almost twenty years. When she was nearly 40, however, Teresa found herself dramatically called back to the practice of contemplative mental prayer. She experienced profound changes within her own soul, and remarkable visions that seemed to come from God. Under the direction of her confessors, Teresa wrote about some of these experiences in an autobiography that she completed in 1565. Teresa had always been accustomed to contemplate Christ's presence within her after receiving him in the sacrament of Holy Communion. Now, however, she understood that the presence she received did not simply fade: God was, in fact, with her always, and had been all along. It was simply a matter of putting herself in his presence, with love and attention – as one could do at any moment. This revolution in her spiritual life enabled Teresa to play a significant role in the renewal of the Church that followed the Council of Trent. She proposed a return of the Carmelites to their original rule of life, a simple and austere form of monasticism – founded on silence and solitude – that had received papal approval in the 12th century and was believed to date back to the Old Testament prophet Elijah. Together with her close collaborator, the priest and writer later canonized as Saint John of the Cross, she founded what is known today as the Order of Discalced Carmelites – “discalced,� meaning barefoot, symbolizing the simplicity to which they chose to return the order after a period of corruption. The reform met with fierce opposition, but resulted in the founding of 30 monasteries during her life.Teresa's health failed her for the last time while she was traveling through Salamanca in 1582. She accepted her dramatic final illness as God's chosen means of calling her into his presence forever. “O my Lord, and my spouse, the desired hour is now come,� she stated. “The hour is at last come, wherein I shall pass out of this exile, and my soul shall enjoy in thy company what it hath so earnestly longed for.� St. Teresa of Avila died on Oct. 15, 1582. She was canonized on March 22, 1622, along with three of her greatest contemporaries: St. Ignatius Loyola, St. Francis Xavier, and St. Philip Neri. In 1970, Pope St. Paul VI proclaimed St. Teresa as one of the first two woman Doctors of the Church, along with 14th century Dominican St. Catherine of Siena.

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