Holy Child Parish Tijeras, New Mexico

Welcome to Holy Child Catholic Parish in Tijeras, New Mexico


Sanctity of Life Awareness and Unity Day
Mass and Prayer March in Santa Fe

Sanctity of Life Awareness and Unity Day 2017 will be held on Wednesday, January 17. Join us as the three Dioceses of New Mexico prayerfully mark the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion with a Sanctity of Life Awareness and Unity Day.

This year there will be a Mass with three Bishops at noon at the Cathedral Basilica of St Francis in Santa Fe, followed by a procession at 1:30 p.m. through the Plaza to the Roundhouse. At 2:00 p.m. Rally at the Roundhouse and Visiting Legislators. Mark your calendars, plan to be there for the largest Pro- Life event in New Mexico.

Sponsored by the NM Conference of Catholic Bishops. For more information call the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Office of Social Justice & Respect Life, 505-831-8167. Participants are asked to bring baby items like diapers, blankets, bottles etc. and/or toiletries for the elderly. These items will be distributed to organizations that provide support to expectant mothers in need or nursing homes.

Albuquerque Right to Life Memorial Service

Albuquerque Right to Life will remember the US Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion at 12 noon on January 20th at Mt Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd NE in Albuquerque. Dozens of markers featuring pink & blue flags to remember the unborn children aborted in New Mexico since last year will be placed near a grave site in the cemetery starting at noon. The program will follow in the chapel starting at 1:00 p.m. Please join us to remember the millions of fellow humans killed in the womb since January 22, 1973. For more information, call 505-345-4423. Please be a voice for the voiceless!!!

Adult Formation Classes

Tuesday and/or Wednesday evenings everyone is invited to join in continued growth in formation as Catholic Christians. If you cannot attend every week come as your schedule permits.

Why We're Catholic
by Trent Horn (Catholic Answers Press)

Tuesdays from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Blessed Miguel Pro Hall.
Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in San José Hall.
The classes will be reading and discussing Trent Horn's book. This book "assembles the clearest, friendliest, most helpful answers." Through it we can understand the "evidence that bolsters our belief—and brings joy." Books can be bought in class for $3.00 or can be borrowed during the weeks we will be meeting.

F.I.A.T. (Faith, Identity, Adoration, Theology)

Striving for holiness while supporting our marriage, growing in community, and strengthening our identities as Catholic wives and moms of young children. Catholics, wives, mothers of young children, residents of the East Mountains, and/or Parishioners of Holy Child Parish. We are a group of women of Holy Child Parish and surrounding areas. Find out more at our Facebook page. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Take the F.I.A.T. Interest Survey.

F.I.A.T, The Bible Study group for mothers with young children is growing! The need is for more "elves" to help babysit the little ones. We can only take on more children if we keep the ratio of adult to child very low. We need "permanent" elves & substitutes. Immediate need: every other Wed morning from January 24th through May 2nd. Call the office at 281-2297 for more information or if you want to volunteer.

Spring Bible Study Registration is Now Open!

The morning session (includes brunch, childcare and Adoration!) begins Wednesday, January 24th, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and runs every other Wednesday, The evening session (includes Adoration!) begins Monday, January 29th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and runs every other Monday. We will be studying True Reformers, a video study available on FORMED.org. Space is limited! Email eastmountaincatholic@gmail.com to register, or for more information call the Parish Office.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Society of St. Vincent de Paul thanks Holy Child parishioners for their generosity to the poor. This year we were able to give the St. Vincent de Paul National Disaster Relief Program $4,000 to aid the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is grateful to all of the parishioners who donate to the poor (second collection on the 1st Sunday of each month).

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 a.m. Mass. in the large school room across from San José Hall. 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.

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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.

Project Defending Life

Project Defending Life continues to provide aid and comfort to abortion-vulnerable women in unplanned and crisis pregnancies at their offices on 7009 Prospect Ave, NE in Albuquerque. 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.

Project Defending Life 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.

Kathleen Welker, PDL Executive Director:
"During the summer, and by the grace of God, a small building just north of Planned Parenthood became vacant. We signed a lease and started the process of occupying the building in September. Fr. Daniel Williamson, CFR, is working to make modifications to the building that will become our new administrative office. Although half the size of the former location, 729 San Mateo allows us to install a small chapel, with a nice reception area, two client advocacy rooms, an admin office, and even an ADA-compliant restroom! We hope to occupy the new building early 2019, offering Mass on a regular basis at the new Holy Innocents Chapel and providing services that will allow pregnant women to save themselves and their babies."

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

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

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Mass Weekday
3rd Friday - 6:00 pm

San Antonito
Nuestro Señor de Mapimi Mission Church
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