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.

Religious Education Registration for 2022-2023

It is time to register for next year's Religious Education. Please have forms in as soon as possible so we can start plans for next school year. You can mail forms and fees to the parish office or bring them in. If writing a check please put R.E. and child's name in the memo line. For more information and registration forms click here.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Begins Sunday, Sept 11, after the 10 am Mass (appx 11 am)
How Do I Become A Catholic? Do you know someone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? The time is now! RCIA is the traditional path to becoming a Catholic and receiving the Sacraments of Baptism, 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation.

If you are an adult (18 or older) and have questions about the Catholic Church, the process for becoming Catholic or general questions about the Catholic faith, please get in touch with the Parish Office. They will provide you with the RCIA coordinators contact information who can get you registered for Inquiry Sessions. Now is the time to get your questions answered! We have a knowledgeable team available to you who can help adults prepare for the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

Holy Child Parish 60th Anniversary

Thursday Evening, Sept 15, at Holy Child
It will kick off with an evening Holy Mass. Afterwards, Paul Zucarelli will give his testimony of an ordinary Catholic man's journey to the presence of God…. Paul was graced to witness heaven during the two hours he was declared dead. His 2017, near-death experience on the morning of Pentecost will help IGNITE YOUR FAITH. Paul's story shows us that God has a plan for our lives filled with hope. More details to come.

Adoration in Our Chapel

Monday - Thursday Starts at 8:00 a.m. / Friday Starts at 10 a.m.
Adoration is an extension of the Mass, the life-blood of Holy Child Parish. Exposition of Jesus is after Mass. All parishioners are encouraged to take a weekly holy hour and/or drop in for a visit whenever possible to soak up the blessings waiting for each of us. Monday 8am to 8pm; Tuesday and Wednesday 8am-7pm; Thursday 8am to 8pm; Friday 10am-5pm.

We would like to have 2 people scheduled at every hour if possible. Most of our hours currently only have 1 person. Wednesday's at 3:00 pm could use a second person Friday's at 11:00 am could use a second person If you can't commit to a time but would like to be a sub, please call the Parish office to let us know.


Through Faith, Identity, Adoration and Theology, this community of women gives support to one another by way of Bible study, Adoration, special events and family gatherings. For more information EastMountainFIAT.org.

The Catholic Faith on Demand

Parishioners and Ministry Groups are discovering hundreds of Catholic video programs, movies, audios and e-books at www.formed.org. While FORMED.ORG is not a ministry per se, it certainly is an incredible resource to our parish, being used by ministries, individuals and by families in "growing" our faith!

Select "Sign-Up as a Parishioner" Follow the instructions to create a new account. No password needed; If already registered, click on "Sign-In" If new, click on "Sign-up" and search for Holy Child Parish. (Do not sign up as an individual as our Parish has a membership)

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.

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.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

SVdP Report for October - March
Through your gifts, the St. Vincent de Paul Society Holy Child Conference was able to bring the mercy of Jesus into the hearts of the poor by assisting over 254 families. Providing $3500.00+ in Food, $ 299.62 for Funeral expenses, $500. 00 for furniture, $200.00 for rent, $15,482.55 for Utilities, $166.18 for Medical expenses, and $ 2500.00 for Twinning with poor conferences that had special needs. Our Travel Ministry provided transportation to medical appointments over 3213+ miles. Helping with $1606.50 to offset the cost of gas, Spiritual program expenses $202.36, and annual dues $352.00.

Items our parishioners gave included furniture, household goods, food, clothing and so much more. SVdP especially wish to thank the APT Family Charitable Fund for their generous donation, members who provided Communion to the homebound, delivered food, and so many many times helped us with your time and prayers. Our SVdP youth for the wonderful letters, cards and bags for the VA hospital. SVdP will still help our homeless with things like shampoo, soaps, etc. that many collect on their vacations from hotel & motels. They are much appreciated. If you have any of these items to donate or if you know of someone in need of help contact the Parish office.

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.

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


San Lorenzo Mission Church
Mission Church Fiestas
Saturday, August 13
Fiestas de San Lorenzo
Saturday, August 13 Mass 10:00 am
Processionn following Mass
Potluck 11:30 am - Novena 12:15 pm
La Danza 12:30 pm

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

San Juan Nepomuceno Mission Church
1st, 3rd, 5th Sunday - 8:00 am
Mission Church Fiestas
Friday, August 5 Vespers 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 6 Mass 10:00 am
Processionn following Mass

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