September 22, 2019 Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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September 22, 2019 Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

DIOCESE OF GALLUP ANNUAL PRIEST RETREAT Father Matthew Keller and Father Mitchell Brown will be on retreat the week of September 24-27. Please keep them and the other priests in the diocese in your prayers. Due to the retreat we will celebrate Mass at 6:30 and 8:00 a.m. on Monday ONLY.  We will not have daily confessions or Adoration on Thursday. Mass intentions for this week will still be offered by the priests while on retreat....

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sep11

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Cathechetical Sunday Why do we celebrate Catechetical Sunday? In 1935, the Vatican published “On the Better Care and Promotion of Catechetical Education”, a document that asks every country to acknowledge the importance of the Church’s teaching ministry and to honor those who serve the Christian community as catechists. For the first few years after Catechetical Sunday was established, national catechetical congresses were held in...

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Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sep06

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Since the Cathedral’s religious education program begins anew this week, I thought it would be fitting to recall the importance of religious education in the home. This of course must always be founded in and return to prayer, especially as a family. With that in mind, here is what St. John Paul II said about families praying together (Familiaris consortio, 60): “By reason of their dignity and mission, Christian parents have the...

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September 1, 2019, Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug28

September 1, 2019, Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

SAINTS MONICA AND AUGUSTINE This last week we celebrated the memorials of St. Monica and of her son, St. Augustine. It is clear, even from Augustine’s own writings, that he would not have been a saint had his mother not been one: had she not spent nearly two decades in prayer and tears for her son’s conversion, and had she not remained a staunchly Christian woman and mother even despite her son’s protestations and sinful living, we...

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August 25, 2019, Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug23

August 25, 2019, Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Restoring the order of the reception of the Sacraments By now I hope you all have read the Bishop’s letter concerning the restoration of the order of the receiving the sacraments of initiation, Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion. In his letter the Bishop wrote, “The practice of postponing the reception of Confirmation until the teenage years has not always been beneficial. An alarming percentage of our Catholic children who...

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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
Aug07

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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