Holy Child Parish Tijeras, New Mexico

Welcome to Holy Child Catholic Parish in Tijeras, New Mexico


Archdiocesan Deaf Retreat

This is a FREE deaf retreat that will be held on Saturday, April 21st at the Madonna Center in Albuquerque (4040 St. Joseph's Pl. NW, 87120). Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., retreat will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Our speaker will be Rev. Shawn Carey from the Archdiocese of Boston. Rev. Carey was ordained on May 23, 2009 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, MA. He received his education from Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton, MA, Cathedral High School in Springfield, MA and Providence College where he received his bachelor degree in Political Science and Business. After college, while working as an investments analyst for Putnam Investments in Boston and discerning his vocation to the priesthood, he was involved as a Pastoral Associate for the Boston Deaf Catholic Community. In the fall of 2003, he attended St. Patrick's Seminary & University in Menio Park, CA. Upon his ordination, he was assigned as a part-time Parochial Vicar for St. John the Evangelist Parish in Hopkinton, MA and a part- time Assistant Director for the Deaf Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Boston. As of June 5, 2012 he is now the full- time Director of the Deaf Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Boston.

Please join us for this Deaf Retreat, it will definitely be worth while! There will also be a Friday night social the night before the retreat (April 20) in Lourdes Hall Room 103 (across from the Madonna Center) beginning at 6pm.

For more information or to register for the retreat contact the Office of Pastoral Outreach Office: Deacon Robert Vigil Director 505-831-8229 rvigil@archdiosf.org Josephine War Secretary 505-831-8174 jwar@archdiosf.org.

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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. If you can commit to a regular weekly hour, or would like to sign up to be on our substitute list, call 281-2297 and ask for Connie. We would like to schedule two adorers each hour in case one can't make it. Most of our hours from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. have only one adorer. Jesus would be delighted if you'd sign up as a second person on any of these hours. Ask anyone who takes a weekly hour and they will tell you of numerous blessings. Jesus cannot be outdone in generosity.

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 volunteer adorers barely covers each hour. We need more new adorers in order to have two on each hour. If you have been considering Adoration – now is the time.

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.

Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl

Please pick up a rice bowl in the rear of the church today or anytime during Lent. The Diocese will be participating in CRS rice bowl to help out in nearly 100 countries. You can assist CRS (Catholic Relief Services) with your prayers, fasting and almsgiving. CRS works on your behalf to care for the poorest in our world and to end global poverty. Save this lent and put your savings into the bowl and they will be collected during Holy Week or you can drop them off anytime the office is open. You can also just write a check with CRS Rice bowl in the memo line or place a donation on line at crsricebowl.org.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Society of St. Vincent de Paul thanks Holy Child parishioners for their generosity to the poor. Over the past 3 months, 65 plus families have been helped. $475.19 auto expenses; $64.98 for funeral expenses; $85.00 for mattress; $3074.30 rent with utilities expenses; $165.00 for repairs; $100.00 for Traveler's Aid Fund; $12,738.10 for utilities; $900.00 for a Northern NM poor Conference; $261.04 for program expenses. 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.

Project Defending Life

Project Defending Life 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.

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.

Thank-you for All Your Time and Prayers
40 Days for Life

The Spring 2018 Albuquerque 40 Days for Life campaign is over and we had 11 babies saved locally and nationally 490 babies were saved! Three more babies were saved the following week, one during the Jericho Walk on Good Friday! Our prayers, fasting, and witness have made a difference! Every campaign lives are saved and hearts are changed because people like you are involved.

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


San Lorenzo Mission Church       Vespers: Aug. 10th 7:00 pm            Fiesta Mass: Aug. 11th 10:00 am

Holy Child Mission Church
Mass Weekday
2nd Friday - 6:00 pm                   Vespers: May 4th 7:00 pm              Fiesta Mass: May 5th 10:00 am

San Juan Nepomuceno Mission Church
Sunday - 8:00 am                        Vespers: Aug. 3rd 7:00 pm             Fiesta Mass: Aug. 4th 10:00 am

San Isidro Mission Church
2nd Sunday - 8:00 am                Vespers: May 11th 7:00 pm            Fiesta Mass: May 12th 10:00 am

San Antonio
San Antonio Mission Church
Mass Weekday
3rd Friday - 6:00 pm                   Vespers: June 8th 7:00 pm             Fiesta Mass: June 9th 10:00 am

San Antonito
Nuestro Señor de Mapimi Mission Church
Mass Weekday
4th Friday - 6:00 pm                    Vespers: Sept. 14th 7:00 pm           Fiesta Mass: Sept. 15th 10:00 am

San Isidro Mission Church              Fiesta Mass: May 19th  10:00 am


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