Holy Child Parish Tijeras, New Mexico

Opportunities for Merciful Love & Discipleship

For details and contact information on any of the
opportunities listed here, call the office at 281-2297.
Also watch for bulletin notices and announcements on the Home page.

Jesus I Trust in You

Adoration
Exposition is daily M-F after the 8 a.m. Mass until 8 p.m. (Friday until 5 p.m.). Experience the power of his presence. Consider taking a weekly Holy Hour.

Night of Love
Adoration begins 1st-Friday after 6 p.m. Mass and ends at Midnight. Stay awhile or the whole time. 1st Sat. Mass: 9 a.m.

Altar Servers
Training is available for boys and young men to assist the priest at Mass and other liturgical services.

Extraordinary Ministers
Trained Eucharistic Ministers distribute Holy Communion at Sunday Masses.

Lectors
Men and women are trained to proclaim the Word at weekend Masses.

Ushers
Ushers are trained to welcome parishioners, seat people, help with collections, but also to deal with emergencies that occur during Mass.

Keepers of God's House
Special
caring for the Church: care for linens & vessels, clean/polish candle holders, dust the church, keep pews orderly, water indoor plants, set up for Mass, decorate Church at Christmas, change seasonal colors, etc.

Adult Formation
Opportunities are offered for deeper growth in faith, knowledge of Catholic beliefs and traditions: faith-formation & video series, Bible studies. We are here to help form intentional disciples, etc.

Baptismal Preparation Classes for Parents and Sponsors
Second Monday of month 7 p.m. Call the office to register.

Building and Grounds
Volunteers donate time and effort to clean up grounds, shovel snow, do handyman projects, etc.

Communion to Sick and Homebound
Trained Eucharistic ministers bring Jesus to the sick and the homebound.

Consolation Ministries
Thinking-of-you card ministry to the ill/ hospitalized.

Bereavement Ministry:
Deaths in the parish
E-mail support-line. People sign up to receive notice of deaths within the parish family in order to:
– give prayer support
– attend rosary and/or funeral
– donate food and/or help serve at the funeral reception

Bereavement support
Send condolence cards at the time of death, at the 6th month and one year anniversaries. Volunteers needed.

Memorial Service in November each year

Cupcake Ministry
This monthly support of the Brothers of the Good Shepherd helps feed the homeless.

Funeral Reception Ministry
Looking for someone to coordinate this important ministry of mercy.
Do you enjoy organizing and coordinating?

Holy Child Catholic School
The only Catholic School in the state that studies a classical curriculum. Fund raisers support this only Catholic School in the East Mountains. Pre-school through eighth grade. Janice Martinez, principal - 505-281-3077.

Knights of Columbus HCP Council 12981
A fraternal ministry that supports faith, families, fellowship and moral leadership; provides support to pastor and parish. Men over 18 are encouraged to join.

Mission Churches
Majordomos, supported by parishioners and women's guilds, care for mission churches' upkeep, provide funeral support, raise funds for the church and for various charities, hold fiestas annually etc. Women's Guilds: Carnuel & San Antonito.

Parish-wide Picnic in Fall

Prayer Blanket Ministry
While sewing, seamstresses pray for those who are ill or in distress. Those who receive the small blankets know they are "covered in prayer." Donations for blankets help defray blanket expenses. Seamstresses needed.

Prayer Ministries
Make requests for prayer needs and intentions. Join the e-mail prayer group; pray when a request is received.

Rosary for world peace
and for the conversion of enemies of Jesus is prayed each Sunday at 1:15 p.m. in Church.

Prayer teams
Upon request, a team of two would visit a home, hospital or nursing home to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, the Rosary, etc. with/for a parishioner. Requests may also be made through the office for prayer support over the phone.

Pro-Life Ministry Opportunities
Pray/witness in front of abortion clinics, especially during "40 Days for Life." Volunteer at Project Defending Life's offices. Help one to two times a year with Respect Life fund raisers, diaper drives, adopt a high-way clean up, etc. Help The Gabriel Project - a compassionate response to women facing an unplanned pregnancy.

RCIA
A process for those wishing to become full members of the Catholic Church: the unbaptized, baptized in another faith tradition, or baptized Catholics who still need First Holy Communion and Confirmation. HolychildRCIA@aol.com.

Religious Education for Pre-school and Elementary Children and Confirmation for Teens.
Our Catholic tradition forms a critical faith foundation and grounding in Jesus's love; helps children/young adults navigate challenges and difficulties that life will inevitably bring; puts them on the road to becoming disciples of Jesus. Religious Education Classes are offered Tues. and Wed. evenings during the school year.
Youth group up to 22 years old - Wed. evenings.

St Vincent de Paul Society (SVdP)
Vincentians are "Called by God to grow in holiness through service to the poor," promoting dignity and respect to those in need. Become a Member – a special calling. Or an Associate Member, putting faith into action. This ministry includes help with transportation for appointments.

Support for the sick, elderly and homebound
Help would be given periodically with a visit for companionship. Other needs that may surface include periodic light housekeeping, meals, and errands like grocery shopping or taking to appointments.

Welcome Circle
Volunteers contact new comers with a welcoming phone call, arrange to meet them at Mass and introduce them to other parishioners and ministry opportunities.