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Saint Mary MacKillop

Saint of the Day for July 19

(January 15, 1842 – August 8, 1909)


Saint Mary MacKillop’s Story

If Saint Mary MacKillop were alive today, she would be a household name. It’s not that she sought the limelight. On the contrary, she simply wanted to serve the poor wherever she found them in her native Australia. But along the way, she managed to arouse the ire of some rather powerful churchmen. One even excommunicated her for a time. Continue reading SAINT OF THE DAY

Minute Meditations from Franciscan Media

Without Fear or Expectation | Image: Pixabay

There is a life force flowing through the universe, and everything exists in a single moment, forever unfolding. I open myself to the stream. I want to be emptied and purified so that the past is no longer my lens—so that it no longer colors what I see. What will it be like to look without fear or expectation, to see things with nothing in the way? Who will I be if I am not afraid, but alive? There is everything to experience, and the portal beyond the darkness to know.

—from the book Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light



Archdiocese of Santa Fe 2017 Young Adult Symposium Registration(19-29)

Archdiocese of Santa Fe    2017 Young Adult Symposium
 The Symposium will cover the preparatory Document for the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in 2018 and the needs and issues of our Young Adults in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
(Visit the to review “Young People, the Faith, and Vocation Discernment document” before the Symposium)

Registrations Form is below:


Archbishop John C. Wester

Taylor Kingston

Rev. Leon Vigil

Rev. Graham Golden O. Praem


Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Place: Catholic Center

4000 St. Joseph Pl NW

Albuquerque, NM

Fee: $5 (includes lunch)

Registration Deadline: Sunday August 30, 2017 

Inviting All Pastors, Deacons, Young Adults (19-29yrs.), Youth & Young Adult Ministers

 Sponsored by: Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries


For more information and/or to register, call (505) 831-8142

2017 YA Symposium Registration Form

Taize in the Desert

Taize in the Desert Leavethe noise of modern life behind for an evening of prayer!  Build your relationship with Jesus Christ through song, scripture, silence and            contemplation with the young adults of the Archdiocese!   Attend the next prayer service in the spirit of Taizé, a French monastic community.

Next Taize: Friday  July 21st

Time: 7:30pm
Place: Norbertine Abbey of Santa Maria de la Vid 5825 Coors Blvd SW Albuquerque, NM 87121
All are welcome.  
Fellowship and refreshments following the service.
This is an ecumenical and interdenominational form of prayer.   Taizé is a spirituality that is easy to experience and hard to describe.   Invite your friends and family.
Taize in the Desert is made possible by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry along with the Norbertine community of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey

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Young Adult Catholic Chat Face Book Live Videos

Catholic Corner Live from Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi with Fr. Graham Ross Golden

Posted by Archdiocese of Santa Fe Young Adults on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Rapid Fire with Fr. Leon

Posted by Archdiocese of Santa Fe Young Adults on Friday, March 24, 2017

Rapid Fire with Sr Lisa M Doty !

Posted by Archdiocese of Santa Fe Young Adults on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Catholic Corner-Rapid Fire with Br. Zaccary Haney

Posted by Archdiocese of Santa Fe Young Adults on Monday, February 6, 2017

Rapid Fire with Fr. Bob Campbell

Posted by Archdiocese of Santa Fe Young Adults on Monday, April 10, 2017

Young Adult Symposium 2017

Young Adult Symposium 2017

Mark Your Calendar YA Symposium

Why a symposium?

We have a large population of young adults throughout the Archdiocese that we need to reach out and connect with them to see how we can serve them and how can invite them into an activity participation in our catholic church.

Our first step will be to have round table events throughout the Archdiocese. This will help us gather information on the needs of our young adults.

The information gathered will help us develop a symposium that will be constructive and productive in young adults ministry.

Archbishop Wester will be with us the entire symposium.

Please pass on the information to all your young adults or those ministering to those between the ages of 19-29.

More information will be coming out later

Our Lady of Fatima 100th Anniversary


This year on May 13, 2017 will be the 100th Anniversary of Fatima. Fatima is one of the most significant of all Marian apparitions and is one of three Marian apparitions honored with a feast day (Guadalupe and Lourdes being the other two). We would like to encourage you to find some way to celebrate this miraculous event with your parish.

At Fatima, our Mother Mary asked the three shepherd children to pray the Rosary every day, make an amends for sins and to become devoted to her Immaculate Heart. A lesson on what the Rosary is and how to pray it can definitely be incorporated with a Fatima story. Here are some activities that children would enjoy.

(Our Sunday Visitor has an amazing article on their web site that explaining the Marian apparition at Fatima in detail called The Meaning of Fatima: 100 Years Later.)

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Our Lady of Fatima Activities

“Sacrifice yourselves for sinners and say often whenever you make a sacrifice: ‘O Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.’ “(Our Lady, July 13, 1917) “Pray much and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell because there is no one to make sacrifices for them.” (Our Lady, August 19, 1917) (Sunday Visitor)

What is a sacrifice?

Here are a couple different definitions:

Sacrifice- a loss of something you give up usually for the sake of a cause that is more important or worthy.

Sacrifice- to give up something that is valuable to you in order to help another person or cause.

Sacrifice is not easy, and if it was it would NOT be a sacrifice.  This is an opportunity to challenge yourself to see what you can do for a sacrifice.

At Fatima, Mary asked us to make sacrifices so the others will be saved. What does this mean to you?  Can you help by making sacrifices?  What kind of sacrifices can you make?

Below is some forms you can download.

Here are a few ideas please mark the ones that you think you can commit to:

_____On the 13th of each month take 15 minutes to pray for peace     within your own family as well as the world.

_____ Give of your time. Volunteer at church, serve others with a joyful heart so that

people are inspired by your actions.

_____ Take 30 minutes to say the Rosary once a month for those who

have no Christian faith.

_____ Set time aside when you are usually on your phone looking

at YouTube or watching TV to pray for those who are

struggling with their faith.

_____ Do not eat any kind of junk food or drink soda for a day, a weekend or a week as

a sacrifice for teens who are struggling with their parents, siblings, or friends.

_____ At your own parish, actively listen for opportunities to help the community.

_____ Take 15 minutes to have a nice uplifting conversation with one of your siblings.

_____ Take time to do something that you know will make your parents happy like clean your room, wash the dishes, or pick up the yard.

_____ Take time to call someone you haven’t talked to in a while to see how they are  doing.

_____ Ask to go to church early, light a candle and pray for someone

you don’t know very well.

_____ Ask to go to church early and pray for the intentions of all the

candles that are already lit.

_____ Ask your favorite relative, a godparent of good friend to say a

Rosary with you once a week.

_____ Go through your own clothing and give away items you don’t

use anymore to those in need.

_____ Instead of making plans to go to a movie make plans to volunteer at a homeless shelter or make plans to clean an elderly neighbors’ yard.

_____ Do something nice for a complete stranger

_____ Ask your family to go to the 48th Annual Rosary Rally at Isotopes Park on Sunday October 1st.

This should be very personal to you. What other ways can you sacrifice for others?





This is a beautiful way to show love to God as well as to others.

(ASF Youth & Young Adult Office)

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