Holy Child Parish Tijeras, New Mexico

Welcome to Holy Child Catholic Parish in Tijeras, New Mexico


Noon Mass is Live Streamed

Go to the Holy Child Parish YouTube Channel to watch the noon Sunday Mass live streamed. The Rosary is live streamed following the noon Mass.

40 Days for Life

September 22 - October 31 – 701 San Mateo NE
Holy Child Parish Prayer Day is Saturday, October 23

PDL is once again hosting 40 Days for Life. Come to pray for the end to abortion in front of Planned Parenthood. Lives can be saved when you come out to pray. For more information contact the Parish office.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Sessions How Do I Become A Catholic?

Sundays after the 10 a.m. Mass at 11:15 a.m. / Blessed Miguel Pro Hall
RCIA is the traditional path to becoming a Catholic. If you are an adult and considering becoming Catholic, or you need to complete the Sacraments of first Holy Communion or Confirmation, this is the program for you. Even if you have never been baptized we can assist you in beginning your journey! If the Holy Spirit has been tugging at your heart, do not hesitate to consider RCIA. We have a knowledgeable team available to you who can help you explore the beauty of the Catholic faith. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults will be a chance for you to grow and deepen your relationship with Jesus. For more information or to sign up for the sessions, please contact the Parish office.

The Biblical Walk Through the Mass

Openings Are Still Available
Sign up in your FlockNote email or call the office. All in-person sessions are limited to 5 people plus a facilitator, with plenty of room for physical distancing. More opportunities for in-person study may be offered in the new year.

- Mon. mornings Oct. 18th Nov. 15th 11:00 am-12:30 (John Paul II Room)
- Tues. afternoons Oct. 19th - Nov. 16th 1:00-2:30 pm (John Paul II Room)
- Tues. eves. Oct. 19th -Nov. 16th 6:30-8:00 pm (John Paul II Room)
- Sat. mornings Oct 23rd-Nov 20th 9:30-11:00 am (Newman Room 2)

Volunteers Needed for Memorial Service

Sunday November 7, 3:00 p.m. / Holy Child Church
Since 2008, Holy Child has offered this moving ceremony of remembrance of loved ones who have entered Eternal Life. In preparation for this beautiful service, volunteers can help with preparation as well as on the actual day. Some things can be done here in the office; some can be taken home to work on. Nothing is complicated! Please call the office (281-2297) if you can lend a needed helping hand. Call the office at 281-2297 to volunteer.

F.I.A.T. Study and Discussion Classes

Wednesdays 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in San Jose Hall through November 10
Faith. Identity. Adoration. Theology. returns this Fall to discuss a study entitled "Under Mary's Mantle" preceded by a discussion on finding your true self using Fr. Mike Schmidtz's series entitled "CompariSIN: Comparison is the thief of joy." Childcare will be provided, but please sign up as soon as you can to help us coordinate with our lovely volunteer babysitters. To register, e-mail eastmountaincatholic@gmail.com. To learn more about F.I.A.T. and to sign up for updates visit www.eastmountainfiat.org.

Adoration in Our Chapel

Chapel is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
If you do not have an Adoration hour and would be willing to accept Jesus' invitation to spend and hour a week with Him in Eucharistic Adoration, or would like to become a sub, please call the the parish office 281-2297. We need 6 & 7pm hours Adorers. Permanent Adoration Hour needed Thursday at Noon.

If you are not able to make your hour, please first try to find a sub. Let us know if you need a list of names and numbers of subs. If you are not able to find someone to cover, then you can call the parish office 281-2297 and we will try to find someone. You may leave the door to the chapel open while in Adoration. If you are not yet comfortable being in the chapel with others, you are welcome to still sit in the main church close to the chapel door.

Online Tithing is Now Available!

Click Here to Give Online
Holy Child is pleased to introduce GivePlus by Vanco, a simpler way to make online donations to the parish and the school. This service allows you to make one-time donations as well as set up recurring payments. Tithing and donations can now be done securely from your desktop computer, tablet or smartphone. For those who have an active account with My eOffering there is no urgency to make the switch, although we encourage it.

If you already have a myEoffering account you can continue using it by clicking the myEoffering link.

Reach More Sheep

A smarter way to communicate with church and ministries get Flocknote. Keep in touch via text and email. Service times, weather cancellations, ministry news and more. Text the word SANTONINO to 84576 or signup online at HolyChildParish.flocknote.com.

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Society of St. Vincent de Paul

We have been very Blessed by the wonderful good you have done for Our Lord Jesus thru your help to the poor. We are still in need of new members to help with our several programs. Home visits, taking elderly or handicap to the doctor, visiting elderly and praying for those in need. Call the Parish office for contact information.

Ministry Needs:
People for the travel ministry, driving people to doctor's appointments, pharmacy, etc. Experienced bookkeeper to assist our Treasurer in data entry. People willing to visit those who ask for help with food, utilities and rent. If you are retired or semi-retired, pray about this call to service.

Rebuild My Church Capital Campaign

Prayer to the Holy Infant of PragueSince 2008, Holy Child School has served as the only Catholic Classical school in New Mexico and the only Catholic school in the East Mountain community. The Lord has blessed our mission to form hearts and minds in the study of the good, the true, and the beautiful. Enrollment has grown 30% in the past five years, and with the current 87 students, the school is bursting at the seams. For our parish school to accommodate more families who desire an authentic Catholic education for their children, the need for physical space is crucial.

A new school facility will:

  • Accommodate the increasing enrollment numbers
  • Allow mixed grade classes to develop into single grade classes
  • Provide a science room and space for the expanding Suzuki strings and Latin programs
  • Free up space in Blessed Miguel Pro Hall for parish ministries/adult education
As a member of Holy Child Parish, your support in this campaign is of great importance. Everyone is needed. Please pray and seek the Lord's guidance on what your personal sacrifice should be for your three-year commitment. Supporters of the new building will have an impact on future generations of Catholics in the East Mountains.

Project Defending Life

Project Defending Life (PDL) is a Catholic-based ministry that answers the challenge of Pope John Paul II's encyclical, the Gospel of Life. They are committed to defending the sacredness of human life from conception to natural death, focused specifically on ending abortion. PDL serves the greater Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas of Northern New Mexico, within the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, and collaborate with other pro-life efforts in the state of New Mexico.

PDL and Women's Pregnancy Options continues to provide aid and comfort to abortion-vulnerable women in unplanned and crisis pregnancies. They are in need of financial donations and baby items for helping the moms and their babies and to support the operations of PDL. For more detailed information or if you would like to help go to the PDL Home Page. Donations can be made from their website. You can also follow them on their Facebook page.

(505) 266-4100
729 San Mateo (in Albuquerque 2 buildings north of Planned Parenthood)

Pray to End Abortion


Monday through Thursda
y - 8:00am
Friday - 6:00 pm
First Saturday - 9:00 am

Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:00 pm
Sunday Mass - 10:00 am and 12:00 pm
(Noon Mass is live streamed)
Holy Rosary after the Noon Mass
(The Rosary is live streamed)

Exposition of the Blessed Scarament
Monday – Thursday - 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Friday 10:00 am-5:00 pm


Friday Masses will be moving back to the Missions this month.


San Lorenzo Mission Church

Holy Child Mission Church
2nd Friday - 6:00 pm

San Juan Nepomuceno Mission Church
1st, 3rd, 5th Sunday - 8:00 am

San Isidro Mission Church
2nd Sunday - 8:00 am

San Antonio
San Antonio Mission Church
Mass - 10:00 am

San Antonito
Nuestro Señor de Mapimi Mission Church
4th Friday - 6:00 pm

San Isidro Mission Church

Saturday, Tijeras – 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
First Friday, Tijeras – 5:00 p.m.

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.

Anointing before surgery – Call the Parish office.

The Parish Office is open.
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
Mailing Address: PO Box 130 • Tijeras, New Mexico 87059
(505) 281-2297 • Fax: (505) 281-0355 • Email: parish@holychildnm.com