December 16, 2018 Third Sunday of Advent,
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December 16, 2018 Third Sunday of Advent,

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, When I became the Bishop of the Diocese of Gallup, I committed to ensuring that the children in this Diocese and in the Parishes, Missions or Schools that operate within the Diocese were protected. The Diocese published names of those working within the Diocese against whom there were credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. We have now officially undertaken the task of publishing names of priests and church workers who have served in our diocese, but who have had credible allegations of abuse made against them during their assignments outside of the Diocese of Gallup. These names will be posted below the list of church workers who have been credibly accused of abuse from their time serving within the Diocese of Gallup. I have sent letters to each Parish, Mission or School within the territory of the Diocese of Gallup including those where each of the priests or others served, advising them that we have now extended the parameters of our credibly accused list. The publication of these additional names does not mean that our vigilance and continued investigation ends here. The investigations remain ongoing. Although the new listed Church workers have not been accused of abuse of a minor while they served within our Diocese. If anyone is aware of an incident of abuse, we urge them to contact the proper law enforcement authorities. We also welcome you to contact the Victims Assistance Coordinator at 505-906-7357. I wish to also thank the survivors of abuse for their bravery and dedication to driving reform in the Church. I cannot undo the violation of your trust and innocence, but your voices have been instrumental as we continue to work to root out abuse. I again reaffirm my commitment to protect our children and to continue to assist those who have been harmed. Sincerely yours in Christ+   Bishop James S. Wall Credibly Accused List...

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Sunday School, Third Sunday of Advent, Cycle C
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Sunday School, Third Sunday of Advent, Cycle C

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Sunday School, Second Sunday of Advent, Cycle C
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Sunday School, Second Sunday of Advent, Cycle C

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December 2, 2018, First Sunday of Advent
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December 2, 2018, First Sunday of Advent

Dear Friends in Christ, Soon our parishes will be conducting the Retirement Fund for Religious collection. This annual appeal benefits 31,000 elderly Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests—women and men who have consecrated their lives to serving God and the Church. During the 2018 World Day for Consecrated Life, Pope Francis remarked, “There is no growth without roots and no flowering without new buds.” This analogy has certainly born out within the life of the Church in the United States. Senior religious were the roots that established Catholic schools, hospitals, and social service agencies—allowing generations of Catholics to flourish. Today, the example of older religious inspires younger members to persevere in mission and ministry. Yet many religious communities struggle to provide for aging members. Most elder religious served for small stipends, leaving a large gap in retirement savings. Rising health-care costs and decreased income compound the struggle to provide adequate care. Your gift to the Retirement Fund for Religious provides vital funding for medications, nursing care, and more. It also helps religious congregations implement long-range retirement strategies, even as they continue to serve the People of God. I recognize this is but one of numerous worthy causes in need of assistance; I ask simply that you give what you can. In thanksgiving for their faithful service, please join me in supporting the Retirement Fund for Religious and in praying for God’s blessing on our nation’s elderly religious. Sincerely yours in Christ +James S. Wall The Most Rev. James S. Wall Bishop of Gallup...

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Sunday School, Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
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Sunday School, Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

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November 25, 2018, Lord Jesus Christ, King of The Universe
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November 25, 2018, Lord Jesus Christ, King of The Universe

  Advent will soon be upon us! The Holy Season begins this year on December 2nd, the First Sunday of Advent. Since Advent is in fact the beginning of the Church year,  it is appropriate to begin with renewed effort and joy the weekly worship of the Lord in the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Over the past few years we have emphasized the singing of all the parts of the Mass, proper’s, dialogues, acclamation’s, psalms, and hymns.  At a Sunday Celebration of Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral a very substantial portion of the Mass is sung! That is a great accomplishment that has really taken root and begun to flourish.  I am very encouraged when I hear the people taking up their proper role of voicing the praise of God as we are exhorted to in Scripture and the liturgical law of the Church: (from the General Instruction of the Mass)39. The faithful who gather together to await the Lord’s coming are instructed by the Apostle Paul to sing together psalms, hymns, and inspired liturgical songs (see Colossians 3:16). Liturgical song is the sign of the heart’s joy (see Acts 2:46). Thus Saint Augustine says rightly: “To sing belongs to lovers.” There is also the ancient proverb: “One who sings well prays twice.” With due consideration for the culture and ability of each liturgical assembly, great importance should be attached to the use of singing in the celebration of the Mass. Although it is not always necessary to sing all the texts that are of themselves meant to be sung (e.g., in weekday Masses), nevertheless, the complete absence of all singing by ministers and people—which by law accompanies celebrations which take place on Sundays and Holy Days of obligation—should be particularly guarded against. In choosing the parts actually to be sung, however, preference should be given to those that are more significant and especially to those to be sung by the priest or deacon or reader, with the people responding or by the priest and people together. All things being equal, Gregorian chant should hold a privileged place, as being more proper to the Roman liturgy. Since the faithful from different countries come together ever more frequently, it is desirable that they know how to sing at least some parts of the Ordinary of the Mass in Latin, especially the profession of faith and the Lord’s Prayer, set to simple melodies. The last remaining aspect of the Church’s Instruction is that we know how to sing some simpler parts of the Mass in Latin, the official liturgical language of the Catholic Church, our Mother tongue, if you will. So during the Holy Season of Advent  this year...

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Sunday School, Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B
Nov15

Sunday School, Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

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