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Annual Pilgrimage to Mount Cristo Rey


Sunday, October 26, 2014, is the date of the annual Mount Cristo Rey pilgrimage in Sunland Park, New Mexico. All are welcome to walk up and down the mountain from sunrise to sunset. A variety of food and drink and religious items will be for sale at the bottom of the mountain. The Stations of the Cross Procession leading up the mountain will begin around 10:00 a.m. (Look for the signs and Bishops Cantú, Seitz and Wester.) Mass will begin about noon on the top of the mountain. To get to Mount Cristo Rey, exit I-10 at Sunland Park Drive; head west. Stay on Sunland Park Drive past Sunland Park Casino/Racetrack and Western Playland Amusement Park. At McNutt Road turn left; continue east on McNutt Road to off and on-site parking. Be advised to bring water and snacks, and to wear sun screen, sturdy walking shoes, layers of clothes, and a hat.


La Peregrinación Anual al Monte de Cristo Rey


El peregrinaje al Monte Cristo Rey se llevará a cabo el domingo, octubre 26, 2014 en Sunland Park, NM. Todos están invitados a subir y bajar la montaña desde la mañana hasta la tarde. En la parte de abajo de la montaña habrá una variedad de comidas y bebidas a la venta incluyendo artículos religiosos. La procesión del Viacrucis subiendo la montaña, empezará alrededor de las 10:00 am. (Busque los letreros y a los tres obispos Cantú, Seitz y Wester.) La misa comenzará al medio día (12:00 pm) en la parte de arriba de la montaña.

October 20, 2014

This week we pray for the parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Tortugas, celebrating her 100th Anniversary of founding with a Mass at 9:00 am on Saturday, October 25th. Do you know anything of the history of the people of the Tortugas Pueblo? How there were once two parishes in that area - the other being St. John the Baptist - that were melded into one? May all of the people of Our Lady of Guadalupe join in the celebration, looking forward with a renewed vigor to their next 100 years!

U.S. Bishops Affirm Power of Prayer for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Following Pilgrimage to Holy Land

September 22, 2014


WASHINGTON—U.S. bishops affirmed that prayer is powerful, peace is possible and that support for a two-state solution is an essential dimension of pursuing Israeli-Palestinian peace in a September 22 communique, following a Prayer Pilgrimage for Peace in the Holy Land. Eighteen U.S. bishops made the September 11-18 journey to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. MORE...

Statement on Women's Health Center in Las Cruces

September 10, 2014


It was reported recently that a Women's Health Center was coming to our city and it would be offering abortions to its clients. This news is of great concern to the Church community. The Catholic Church recognizes, respects, and protects human life from the moment of conception until natural death. READ FULL STATEMENT



Declaración sobre el Centro de Salud para Mujeres en Las Cruces

10 de septiembre del 2014


Se reportó recientemente que un centro de salud para mujeres vendrá a nuestra ciudad y le suministrará abortos a sus clientes. Esta noticia le causa gran inquietud a la comunidad de la Iglesia. La Iglesia Católica reconoce, respeta y protege la vida humana desde el momento de la concepción hasta la muerte natural. LEER LA DECLARACION COMPLETA


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