PHOTOS: Wedding Anniversary Mass 2015


United States Conference

of Catholic Bishops

Promotion and Defense of Marriage

February 12, 2015

Take a stand for life

From February 18 to March 29, our community will take part in 40 Days for Life … a groundbreaking, coordinated international  mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city — and beyond. GET INVOLVED>

February 12, 2015

Diocese of Las Cruces Financial Statements 2013-14

Bishop Cantu is pleased to present the audited financial statements of the pastoral center offices of the Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces. These statements are audited by a certified public accountant each year in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. A copy of these STATEMENTS CAN BE VIEWED HERE.

"Where will you take your place

in proclaiming the Good News?"

United in Ministry 2015

A call to serve others: Local Catholic deacon receives 2014 Sin Fronteras Award for his work on immigrant rights

Spotlight on Deacon Jesus Herrera

Roswell Daily Record, January 25, 2015



February 2, 2015

Faithful Citizenship

As Catholics living in the United States we are called to perform our civic duty in a faith informed manner. The 2015 New Mexico State Legislators are now in session. They will be deciding on crucial issues for our state. The Catholic Bishops of New Mexico have taken a position and are advocating on some key issues and are inviting the faithful to do the same. Cick on the button below to find out more information.

Bishops celebrate Mass in Bethlehem Carmelite Convent on January 12.

Bishops Call for Human Dignity as Basis of Peace

Statement of the Co-ordination of Bishops’ Conferences

in support of the Church in the Holy Land, 15 January 2015


We came to pray with and support the Christian community and to promote peace and human dignity in this divided land.


We witnessed the tragic consequences of the failure of both local and international politicians to advance peace.  Human dignity is given by God and is absolute.  The ongoing conflict assaults the dignity of both Palestinians and Israelis, but in a particular way our commitment to the poor calls us to lift up the suffering people in Gaza.  A year ago, we called Gaza “a man-made disaster, a shocking scandal, an injustice that cries out to the human community for a resolution.”  In the wake of the terrible destruction caused by last year's war, our presence reminded the small Christian community that they are not forgotten. READ FULL STATEMENT

Every week the Pastoral Center Staff holds one of our parishes or special groups of the faithful in our prayers. To see for whom we pray this week, see our Facebook page.


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