August 18, 2019, Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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August 18, 2019, Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

On Thursday of this week we celebrate the Coronation of Mary, and thus Her Queenship. This of course is the final mystery of the Most Holy Rosary: that Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth by Her Son, Jesus Christ, the Sovereign King of the Universe. It would be fitting then, not only to pray the Rosary that day (though it should be prayed every day!), but also to take a moment to remember why we pray the Rosary in the first...

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August 11, 2019 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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August 11, 2019 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Diocese of Gallup was recently highlighted in an article by the Catholic News Agency in which the announcement was made about the St. Kateri Rosary Walk Shrine.  The Groundbreaking will take place this Sunday Aug 11, at 1 pm at the Sacred Heart Retreat Center South of Gallup. Article written by Matt Hadro-Minneapolis, Minn., Aug 6, 2019 / 04:58 pm (CNA <https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/>) The Knights of Columbus will lead...

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August 4, 2019, Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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August 4, 2019, Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fittingly, this Sunday will be the conclusion for the annual Young Men’s Discernment retreat. It is fitting, because, even though it falls on a Sunday this year, 4 August is the liturgical memorial of St. John Marie Vianney, the patron saint of priests. It is a good reminder that we ought often to pray for the priests we do have, and also to pray for more men to respond to the priestly vocation given by God. Recall that our Lord even...

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July 28, 2019, Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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July 28, 2019, Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

NEW BISHOP The Diocese of Gallup would like to congratulate the new Bishop of Las Cruces, Bishop Peter Baldacchino. Bishop Baldacchino was born in Silema, Malta. The Archdiocese of Malta is an apostolic see, meaning that it was established by one of the apostles.  He attended local Catholic schools for his elementary and secondary education.  He studied chemistry, at the University of Malta where he earned a diploma in sciences and...

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August 4, 2019, Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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August 4, 2019, Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fittingly, this Sunday will be the conclusion for the annual Young Men’s Discernment retreat. It is fitting, because, even though it falls on a Sunday this year, 4 August is the liturgical memorial of St. John Marie Vianney, the patron saint of priests. It is a good reminder that we ought often to pray for the priests we do have, and also to pray for more men to respond to the priestly vocation given by God. Recall that our Lord even...

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July 21, 2019 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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July 21, 2019 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Preparing for a Good Confession The “parts” of sacramental confession are usually listed as contrition, confession, and satisfaction/penance. These are of course necessary for a valid confession, but there is another part which is important for making a good confession—one which not only confesses sins but which also helps get to the root of our sins and to see the reasons behind the sins we commit. It is the examination of...

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July 14, 2019, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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July 14, 2019, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The faithful are encouraged to honor the Precious Blood always and especially during the month of July.  The devotion has its scriptural roots in numerous references from the New Testament. In Romans 5:9, we read of justification by His blood. In Hebrews 10:19, we read of our sanctification and consecration by the Precious Blood. In 1 John 1:7 we are told that it cleanses us from all sin. Consider making an act of love to the Precious...

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