Holy Child Parish Tijeras, New Mexico

Welcome to Holy Child Catholic Parish in Tijeras, New Mexico


Relief Assistance to Those
Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Please join me in prayer for the safety and wellbeing of the all the communities and each of the brave first responders and volunteers who are helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
– Archbishop John C. Wester

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe and Catholic Charities of New Mexico are working collaboratively to provide relief assistance to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. We have set up a link on both websites to provide New Mexicans the opportunity to donate and assist with the Hurricane Harvey relief process. Archdiocese of Santa Fe www.archdiosf.org Catholic Charities of New Mexico www.ccasfnm.org.

The donations collected will be given to Catholic Charities in Southeast Texas and Louisiana to provide relief assistance or to use the money locally if New Mexico is engaged in assisting displaced persons affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Fiesta Schedule for Holy Child Parish

Mission Church in Carnuel
Fiesta of San Miguel
Friday & Saturday, September 29-30

F.I.A.T. Bible Study

New and gently used toys are needed for F.I.A.T., a Bible study beginning in San Jose Hall in September for wives and moms of young children. There will be FREE babysitting "next door" to where moms will come together for community and prayer. If you can donate toy items similar to those listed below, please call the Parish office for contact information (do not drop off at the parish office without first calling.)

Needed are toys that can be easily cleaned and that do not present choking hazards, such as: balls / blocks / Little People sets / books /play food etc. Also simple craft supplies such as crayons, paper, tape, glue, scissors, yarn, and a boom box.

Men's Bible Study

Every Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the Adult Formation Ministry is hosting a Men's Bible Study in the parish office conference room. The Study will trace God's plan for salvation woven throughout the Old and New Testaments. The program utilizes "The Bible Timeline" by Jeff Cavins. It is a DVD based program consisting of 50-minute video presentations followed by group discussion.

The Bible was written for specific audiences in specific circumstances and is filled with many confusing and apparently conflicting directives for the modern person. Come and see the dots connected, the crooked path made straight, as God leads, corrects, and rewards those who are faithful to His call.

Pilgrimage to The Holy Land

The Knights of Columbus are hosting a pilgrimage October 23 - November 1, 2017. The Spiritual Guide will be Fr. Cannon, former Chancelor to Archbishop Sheehan and the current Pastor of Cristo Rey Parish in Santa Fe.

Price: $2550 per person. Includes Air fare, 5 star hotels, 2 meals per day & tours. You do not have to be a Knights of Columbus to join us on this Holy Trip. If interested, please call the Parish Office for contact information.

40 Days for Life Fall Prayer Campaign

701 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque
September 27 to November 5
Daily - 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Holy Child Parish Prayer Day is Saturday, October 14
Our community will unite with cities across America and around the world for a massive, coordinated, pro-life mobilization. This is an effort to bring together people of all faiths to pray for an end to the loss of pre-born human life and for the healing of those affected by abortion.

40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life effort that consists of:
40 days of prayer & fasting
40 days of peaceful vigil
40 days of public witness

Join us in a peaceful prayer vigil in front of Planned Parenthood on San Mateo. Whether you choose to hold a sign or not, stand or kneel, or pray silently or out loud, please remember that this is a peaceful campaign. We are standing as Christ's ambassadors out there and any behavior that can be viewed as radical or extreme is counterproductive. The success that this campaign has had over the years is proof that peaceful prayer does work.

Our intentions are to be in front of Planned Parenthood and to pray over the building, the employees, and all clients to reconcile their lives to God by taking the first step of accepting and choosing life-affirming options. Holding signs, praying the rosary or any other prayer, or going over the daily 40 Days for Life devotionals are all ways we can ask God to close down Planned Parenthood and help those who have participated in abortions.

For more information go to 40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/albuquerque/, ABQ Facebook 40 Days for Life, or E-mail the representatives of the Holy Child Pro-life Ministry. If you go to the 40 Days for Life web page you can sign up to receive daily devotionals, readings and exciting news about 40 Days campaigns around the world! Since 2007 - more than 13,000 lives saved from 40 Days for Life locations nationally and worldwide – praise God!

Society of St. Vincent de Paul,
Holy Child Conference

Society of St. Vincent de Paul thanks Holy Child parishioners for their generosity to the poor. 28 families were helped. Resources provided: $5400.23 for Utilities ,$504.30 in rent w/utilities, $900.00 for a very poor Northern N M conference $210.00 for furniture, $305.00 for funerals, $25.45 for food, $200.00 for Liability insurance, $49.00 for postage, $85.99 for program expenses. What you give to the poor is a gift to God. We cannot thank you enough.

If you find in your heart that you would like to help with the poor, please call the Parish office for contact information or come to a meeting on the second or last Sunday , after the 10 AM mass. We have several missions, like driving those that have no other way to Dr's , groceries, etc,, visiting the lonely, finding organizations willing to donate to our cause, helping with the youth program.

Rite Of Christian Initiation Of Adults (RCIA)

Are you aware of someone who would like to know more about the Catholic Church? Or someone who is considering becoming Catholic but has questions? Or someone who was baptized Catholic, not raised in the Faith, and now is interested in learning about Catholicism? Invite them to contact RCIA Coordinator Sherry Pinkston by calling the Parish office at 281-2297 or email Sherry at holychildrcia@aol.com.

Holy Child Parish Consecration to Mary

Holy Child Parish, under Mary's motherly protection, brings the promise of great graces. Since 2017 is the 100th anniversary of Our Lady's appearance to the children in Fatima, let us make a resolution: To consecrate ourselves this year as a parish to Jesus, through Mary. For more details click here.

Eucharistic Adoration Adorers Needed

"Could you not watch one hour with me?" Matthew 26:40
We like to schedule two adorers each hour in case one can't make it. We are currently in need of a second adorer for Monday through Friday for any of these hours between 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. To volunteer call 281-2297.

Did you know that in January 2005, we began a twelve-hour daily Adoration with two adorers every hour to celebrate the "Year of the Eucharist" proclaimed by the late Pope John Paul II? Come and experience the "True Presence" yourself.

Currently the number of adorers barely covers each hour. We need 45 new adorers in order to have two on each hour. If you have been considering Adoration – take the plunge now. There are so many blessings during and from Adoration.

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Temporary Parish Library Location

The temporary location is in the Parish office. In addition to the many books, DVDs, CDs etc., you can check out one of the 20 booklets in the 20 Answers series from Catholic Answers Press. Visit the library during office hours Monday through Friday and browse the many opportunities available.

Weekly Rosary Rally to End Abortion

Every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. Philip Leahy will lead a Prayer Rally at SW Women's Options. The late term abortion mill is in Albuquerque at 522 Lomas Blvd, between I-25 and Broadway. Join the prayer group to pray the Rosary for peace in the world, and in honor of Our Lady of Fatima on this 100th Anniversary of her appearance in Fatima Portugal. For more information E-mail the representatives of the Holy Child Pro-life Ministry.

Project Defending Life

Women's Pregnancy Options (Project Defending Life) has rented temporary office space at 7009 Prospect Ave, NE in Albuquerque. They were able to take donations from our recent very successful baby items drive for PDL. They continue to take donations of baby items and financial to replace supplies damaged in the arson fire and continue rebuilding of the San Mateo NE offices. If you would like to help the Moms even more please go to their Home Page and scroll down to the Donate button. You can also follow them on their Facebook page.

Pray to End Abortion


Monday through Thursda
y - 8:00am
Friday (1st and 5th) - 6:00 pm
First Saturday - 9:00 am

Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:00 pm
Sunday Mass - 10:00 am and 12:00 pm

Daily Exposition of the Blessed Scarament
Monday - Thursday - 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


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Mass Weekday
2nd Friday - 6:00 pm

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Sunday - 8:00 am

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2nd Sunday - 8:00 am

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Mass Weekday
3rd Friday - 6:00 pm

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Mass Weekday
4th Friday - 6:00 pm

San Isidro Mission Church


Saturday in Tijeras - 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
First Friday in Tijeras - 5:30 pm

Second Monday in Tijeras - 7:00 pm
Call the office in advance to register.

Sundays after the 10:00 am Mass. Instruction is required. Call the office to schedule.

Notify the Church 6 months to one year in advance.

Call the office to inform us of the sick and aged in Parish or hospital or for anointing before surgery.

Monday - Thursday  8:30 am- 12:00 pm
                                  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday                        8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Santo Nino


19 Camino del Santo Nino • Tijeras, New Mexico 87059
(505) 281-2297 • Fax: (505) 281-0355 • Email: HolyChildParish@aol.com