Updates from Fr. Herrera
- We are working on live streaming the Sunday mass, stay tuned......
- Blessed Palms will be available for pick-up in front of San Juan Bautista church on Palm Sunday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m. until we run out.
- For Religious Education updates, please select to the "Religious Education" tab.
- Healing Pilgrimage and Reconciliation to the Santuario de Chimayo scheduled for March 21, 2020 has been CANCELLED.
- The Archdiocese of Santa Fe is allowing confessions. Therefore, we will be having confessions at the same time as usual every Saturday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m and every Thursday, 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m at San Juan.
The San Juan Bautista Parish Church Is OPEN
for private prayer from 7:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.
Please feel free to come in.
Temporary Parish Office Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Monday thru Friday
until further notice.
Reflection by Father Jose Herrera
Fifth Sunday of Lent
29 March 2020
Today’s entrance antiphon,”Judicame Deus” (Psalm 42)used to form part of the “prayers at the foot of the Altar” said by the priest and the altar server in preparation for ascending to the High Altar for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. “Grant me justice O God; defend me from a faithless people, from the deceitful and unjust rescue me.”
As we enter the final stretch of the Season of Lent it becomes our prayer as a Church as we prepare to enter into the High Holy Days of our Faith: The Easter Triduum. The most Holy Days on our Catholic Calendar. Because this year there is a great possibility that we priest will have to offer the Masses of these most sacred of days without a congregation. Something I have never experienced, I find these words from Psalm 42 almost haunting.
They say that crisis moments tend to bring the best and the worst out of people. In the last two weeks I think that saying has been manifested as true. We have seen heroic and unsung actions by our medical and helping professions working long hours to bring healing and hope. And we have seen the actions of hoarders and profiteers who put their own security above those of the most needy among us. And so we cry to heaven for Justice, knowing that in a few weeks time we will once again proclaim that life triumphs over death and that God will crush the Evil Serpent when he rises triumphant from the grave. In the meantime we will live a prolonged Good Friday in ways we never have before!
May God bless you all as we live this new reality with Faith, Hope and Love.
Reflexión del Padre José Herrera
Quinto Domingo de Cuaresma
29 de marzo de 2020
La Antífona de entrada de hoy,"Judicame Deus" (Salmo 42) solía formar parte de las "oraciones al pie del Altar", dichos por el sacerdote y el monaguillo en preparación para ascender al Altar Mayor para el Santo Sacrificio de la Misa. "Concédeme justicia, oh Dios; defenderme de un pueblo infiel, de los engañosos e injustos rescatarme.
Al entrar en el tramo final del tiempo de Cuaresma, se convierte en nuestra oración como Iglesia cuando nos preparamos para entrar en El Triduo Pascual: Los días más santos de nuestro calendario católico. Porque este año existe una gran posibilidad de que los sacerdotea tengamos que ofrecer las Misas de estos días más sagrados sin congregación, Algo que nunca he experimentado, encuentro estas palabras del Salmo 42 casi inquietantes.
Dicen que los momentos de crisis tienden a sacar lo mejor y lo peor de la gente. En las últimas dos semanas creo que ese dicho se ha manifestado como cierto. Hemos visto acciones heroicas por parte de nuestras profesiones médicas y servicios de seguridad, trabajando largas horas para traer sanación, esperanza y seguridad. Pero hemos visto tambien las acciones de los acaparadores y especuladores que ponen su propia seguridad por encima de las de los más necesitados entre nosotros. Y por eso clamamos al cielo por la Justicia, sabiendo que dentro de unas semanas proclamaremos una vez más que la vida triunfa sobre la muerte y que Dios aplastará a la serpiente malevola cuando Jesús se levante triunfante de la tumba. ¡Mientras tanto viviremos un Viernes Santo prolongado de maneras que nunca antes habíamos vivido!
Que Dios los bendiga a todos mientras vivimos esta nueva realidad con Fe, Esperanza y Amor.
Message from Fr. Herrera
Dear Parish Family,
Archbishop John C. Wester has announced that The Archdiocese of Santa Fe is closing all Church Services and Catholic Schools effective immediately until further notice in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) in our community. He has instructed us to cancel all Sunday and Daily Masses. Religious Education is also canceled until further notice. We will provide further guidance as we receive it from the archdiocese with regards to baptisms, funerals, weddings and other Church related events. For now, the Perpetual Adoration Chapel will remain open for those individuals on the schedule or their substitutes only. Please follow CDC guidelines for proper preventive care and hygiene. If you are sick or among the group considered “at risk” we recommend that you stay home. Rest assured that Fr. Lopez and I will be praying for you. We will each offer privately all the Masses in the bulletin so that all the intentions you have requested can be honored. If you have any questions or a Sacramental emergency, please give us a call.
In Jesus our Divine Healer,
Fr. Jose Geronimo Herrera
To access Mass schedules and latest COVID-19 related information (such as Archbishop’s messages, liturgical, pastoral, online and televised Mass schedules); and secular resources (such as CDC, local/national):
- Visit the ASF website at archdiosf.org. Please note the site is dynamic, visit regularly as updates are made often.
(For COVID-19 News – Two tabs are available on main navigation bar News/COVID-19 and Mass Schedules which includes the schedule of live-streaming of Archbishop Wester’s Sunday Mass at the Cathedral, Archbishop’s weekday Catholic Center Chapel Masses and Sunday prerecorded televised Masses.)
- Sign up for email ASF official eBlasts at archdiosf.org/covid-19. You will receive important news sent directly to your email address.
- Like the official Facebook page (Archdiocese of Santa Fe Official), Twitter (@asfofficial) and Instagram (@asfofficial).
- Other Resources: ASF Parish-provided/ Vatican/USCCB We are working closely with the Vicar General, the Office of Worship and Pastoral Ministries to streamline resources and enable quick access on the ASF website. This includes creating a brand new Office of Worship web presence (archdiosf.org/worship) which will mirror other liturgical resources within the ASF website. Our focus is to ensure the following resources are readily available:
- Schedule of Masses
- Paschal Liturgies
Prayer during the Corona virus threat
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that Thou art present in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love Thee above all things, and I desire Thee in my soul.
Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though Thou wert already there, I embrace Thee and unite myself wholly to Thee; permit not that I should ever be separated from Thee.
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- Fr. Jose Geronimo Herrera, Parish Administrator
- Fr. Nathan Lopez, Parochial Vicar
- Deaon Miguel Salazar, Deacon
- Deacon John Bird, Deacon
- Deacon Greg Aguilar, Deacon and Deacon of the Front Desk
- Rose Gallegos, Bookkeeper / Office Manager
- Robert Gress, Mainenance Manager
- Alice Martinez, Bulletin Editor
- Website Editor, Website Editor
MONDAY-THURSDAY: 9:00AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM - 4:00PM
FRIDAY: 9:00AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM - 2:00PM
CLOSED ON ALL NATIONAL HOLIDAYS AND HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATIONS
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San Juan Bautista and Tewa Missions has made Online Giving available for our weekly offerings, as well as other parish collections. Donating is simple, safe, and secure and take less than five minutes.
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Readings for the week of March 22, 2020
- Sunday: 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a / Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6  / Eph 5:8-14 / Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38
- Monday: Is 65:17-21 / Ps 30:2 and 4, 5-6, 11-12a and 13b [2a] / Jn 4:43-54
- Tuesday: Ez 47:1-9, 12 / Ps 46: 2-3, 5-6, 8-9 / Jn 5:1-16
- Wednesday: Is 7:10-14; 8:10 / Ps 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 11 [8a and 9a] / Heb 10:4-10 / Lk 1:26-38
- Thursday: Ex 32:7-14 / Ps 106:19-20, 21-22, 23 [4a] / Jn 5:31-47
- Friday: Wis 2:1a, 12-22 / Ps 34:17-18, 19-20, 21 and 23 [19a] / Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
- Saturday: Jer 11:18-20 / Ps 7:2-3, 9bc-10, 11-12 [2a] / Jn 7:40-53
- Next Sunday: Ez 37:12-14 / Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8  / Rom 8:8-11 / Jn 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45