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Sponsor a Seminarian

The Sangre de Cristo Parish is hosting 13 seminarians for a one year novitiate program.  The Novitiate Year is an intense year of prayer and discernment in which seminarians are removed from the distractions and hectic pace of full-time work or study so that they can focus on deepening their prayer life.

Five of these men are coming to us from Nigeria and eight are coming to us from Mexico.  They will live with Father Heriberto in the Rectory as they prepare for their studies for the Priesthood.  Help us provide for the needs of these young men who desire to serve the Lord.  Sponsorship can take many forms.  You can pray daily for all of our novitiates or choose to pray intensely for one.  You can write letters/notes of support.  You can use our online giving tool found on our Online Giving link or you can contact the Parish Office to set up a donation.  (And remember to pray for Father Heriberto too — this is a huge responsibility he has undertaken.)

Our novitiates are Kevin Chinonye Okafor, Miguel Enrique Alvarado, Hector del Rio Pina, Mbata Peter Igbang, Octavio Serrano Estrada, Orlando Fabricio Quiroz Bustos, Victor Mendez Cano, David Arroyo Alonso, Okpalaobi Justin Chimezie, Okwudiba Martin Okwukwe, Julian Kenechukwu, Mariano Pacheco Marin and Juan Miguel Tavares.

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Santa Ana Schedule of Events

This is THE weekend. Come join us to Celebrate Family

Friday, July 24 — Fiesta de Santiago in Chama, CO
Procession, Mass, Crowning of Queen and Potluck all starting at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 25
Santa Ana Parade on Main Street at 10:00 a.m.
Move Mountains Arts Festival at the Town Hall from 1:00 – 6:00
Heritage Center Entertainment from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sangre de Cristo Parish Dinner & Dance at the Parish Hall starting at 6:00 p.m.
Fireworks and DJ at Centennial Park beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 26
Santa Ana Parade on Main Street at 10:00 a.m.
Mass de Santa Ana at 11:00 a.m.
Car Show in the Church Courtyar from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sangre de Cristo Entertainment and Food Booths on the El Convento grounds beginning at 12:00 Noon.

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Update on Fiestas de Santiago y Santa Ana

On Saturday, July 25th there will be a dinner/dance at the Parish Hall. Richard Olivas, San Luis residents and Sacred Heart Society will be coordinating and hosting this event. Please contact Richard for more information or to volunteer. Tickets for the dinner/dance may be purchased at the Parish Office for $12.00 per person in advance and $15.00 per person at the door. Menu will include Pulled Pork /Carnitas, Baked Potato, Salad, Vegetable, Dessert. Coffee and Tea.

This year we will have food booths only on Sunday, July 26th at the Convent yard. The booth assignments are as follows:
Chama – Pop and Water
San Francisco – Turkey Legs
San Acacio & Garcia – Frito Pie
San Pedro – Posole or Medudo
San Isidro – Baked Goods
Fort Garland & Blanca – Hamburgers & Hot & Dogs
Additionally, there will be a Cotton Candy & Snow Cone booth
All these booths will need workers – contact your mission mayordomos to volunteer.

Please donate baked goods and money to purchase food and supplies for the booths.  Items needed to be borrowed: gas grills, filled propane tanks for grills & gas operated electric generators.

You may contact the parish office regarding what donations are needed.  Money may be taken to the parish office.

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25th Anniversary of the Shrine — May 15 through 17

Friday, May 15:

  • 3:00 p.m.  Join the Penitentes from New Mexico and Colorado to pray the Stations of the Cross on the Shrine Trail.
  • 5:00 p.m.  Procession and Mass for the Feast of San Isidro at San Isidro Mission Chapel in Los Fuertes  – followed by Potluck Dinner.
  • 8:00 pm.   Candlelight Procession up the Shrine Trail followed by Litany of the Saints and Benediction.

Saturday, May 16:

  • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Musical Entertainment and Booths in the Convent Yard.
  • 3:30 p.m. Presentation on the History of the Making of the Shrine at the Shrine Chapel by Father Patrick Valdez
  • 4:00 p.m. Anniversary Mass with Bishop Berg, Knights of Columbus, and Mariachi San Luis at the Shrine Chapel.
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner with the Bishop and Dance at the Parish Hall. Limited Seating. Tickets $10 per person.  Stuffed Pork Loin and the trimmings.  Music by DJ Archie Medina.  Call Brenda at 719-992-0122 for reservations.

On Sunday, May 17:

  • 10:30 Mass in honor of the Mexican Martyrs at the Shrine Chapel with Bishop Berg.
  • 11:30 Potluck Picnic at the Shrine.

Breakfast Fundraiser on April 26

Garcia and San Acacio Missions will host their Parish funraiser on April 26 at the Parish Hall.  They will start serving at 10:30 am.  The menu includes smothered breakfast burritos, coffee and juice.  The cost is $6,00 per plate.  It’s going to be a great meal so don’t miss out.

Parish Lenten Retreat

Our Lenten retreat will focus on the lives and teachings of Spanish Mystics including St. Peter of Alcantara, St. John of Avila and Blessed Maria of Agreda.  Please join our retreat from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m. in San Luis.
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El Convento Roof Emergency

Our El Convento roof is in desperate need of repair/replacement.  Two of the rooms have suffered severe water damage. We need donations so we can get on top of tHis problem before the Convento suffers more damage. Go to our online giving page or contact the office to make your donation.

Opportunities for Lent 2015

Parish Penance Services (with confessions)
  • Friday, February 27 at 6:00 p.m. in San Luis
  • Friday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. in Fort Garland

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry — every Friday starting on February 20

Stations of the Cross — every Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the San Francisco Morado

Winter Mass Schedule

Saturday evening mass will be held at 5:00 pm during the winter season.  The remainder of the weekend schedule stays the same.  (See the Home page.)  Mission Church masses are suspended during the winter.