Sacred Heart Mission Catholic Church

 Catholic Church Diocese of Las Cruces

“Fiesta in the Clouds 2017”

Mark Your Calendars !

Our 5th Annual Sacred Heart Feast Day Fiesta celebration is just around the corner on Saturday, June 17th. Mass Celebration, Food, Entertainment, Giant Pinata Bash, and Raffle! For More information call 682-6200. Fiesta Photos 

Procession around the Village—10:00 am followed by Mass Celebration.

Noon until 6:00 pm- Food, Entertainment, Giant Pinata Bash, and Raffle! 

For More information call 682-6200.


Farewell Picnic at Presidio Park (La Luz) - June 25th

Everyone is invited to a Farewell Picnic for Fr. Alex at Presidio Park in La Luz on Sunday, June 25th at 12:30 pm. Our Lady of the Light Parish will provide the hamburgers and hot dogs. Please bring a side dish or a dessert to share.

A Note from Gino Wilcox

To all the parishioners, I want to say that my pastoral internship was an enjoyable, fruitful, and affirming experience. Thank you for your love, friendship, generosity, support, and prayers. May God bless all of you, and you remain in my prayers. Gino Wilcox – Seminarian, Diocese of Las Cruces.


A Note from Deacon Andy

“Early Church Lessons”

Deacon Andy is offering a 5-part audio series on the early Church Fathers with three dynamic writers & speakers, Mike Aquilina, Rod Bennett & Carl Summer.  This will introduce us to some of the early Christian writers and give us a chance to have discussion. The Thursday sessions will be June 8, 15, 22, 29 & July 6, 6:30–8 pm at Our Lady of the Light in La Luz. Each recorded talk

Church Council Secretary

We are asking for a volunteer to help fill the position of Church Council Secretary. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Fr. Alex. 

Check It Out!

There is a book library located near the side exit door.  Please feel free to donate books or borrow some. 

The Rediscover Catholicism discussion group meets every Sunday after Mass. Everyone is welcome to join us. 

Join our Faith Sharing Group!

"Are you interested in exploring the beauty of our faith and rediscover the 'genius' of Catholicism?  Sundays after Mass, you will have that opportunity at Sacred Heart.  If this appeals to you, contact Teresa Thompson, Teresa Stevenson or Joe Barcevac at the end of Mass."

Suggestion Box

We have a suggestion box for anything the congregation might want to write in for the Church Council to address. It will be at the back of the church on the East side of the church. Thank you.

Feeding the Hungry 

 The St. Francis de Paula Soup Kitchen is open every Wednesday. Volunteers are needed at noon to help prepare the meal. The meal is prepared from 12:00 - 3:00 and served from 3:30 to 5:00pm. Sacred Heart Parishioners will prepare and serve the meal every 5th Wednesday of the month (when there is a fifth Wednesday in the month). If you would like to volunteer, please contact Father Christopher or Clare Tinguely at 682-6316.

Religious Education News

Sacred Heart's  youth's religious education classes meet every Sunday after 9:00 Mass.  For more information, please call Teresa Thompson at 575.687.2142 .

RCIA Classes - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Have you received all your Sacraments? Would you like more information about the teachings of the Catholic Church? Or if you are not Catholic, would you like to become Catholic? Then register for the RCIA classes by calling the parish office at 575.434.9460.

Pre-Baptism Classes

Pre-Baptismal classes will be held at Our Lady of the Light in La Luz on the last Saturday of the month. Please call the Parish Office at 575.434.9460 to register for the class.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Father Christopher is available to hear your confession before Mass on Sundays beginning at 8:00 am.

Group of Pilgrims at Holy Cross Chapel : Back row: L-R John Cazares, Bill and Mary Gayzo, Lourdes Blette, Maria Montoya, Father Alex, Cecilia Borunda, Dorthy Durocher, and Mike Blette.  Front row: Linda Cazares, Teresa Thompson, Martha Walters, Sam Borunda and Ben Placencio.

Pictured L to R: Father Jess Layug, Archbishop Florentino G. Lavaris and Father Christopher Williams.

Archbishop Florentino Lavaris,  from the Philippines gave a presentation titled "Understanding Pope Francis" at St. Francis de Paula Church in Tularosa on September  15th, 2015. Father Jess Layug from San Fernands, Philippines also gave a presentation on the Tree of Life and The Tree of Knowledge. A reception followed in the Parish Hall.  A big "thank you" goes out to the Archbishop's sister "Flo" a parishioner from Our Lady of The Light, for arranging the visit. Appreciation also to the church volunteers for hosting a bountiful  meal. "What a blessing for our corner of New Mexico."

Mt. Subasio Hermitage

Helen Riegger, OFS will be collecting cans to be recycled the 1st Sunday of the Month.

Growing in Our Catholic Faith

Recommended Books, Websites and More!

The Mass in Sacred Scripture by Deacon Harold Burke-Siver available on Amazon in either hard copy or Kindle edition.

The Ignatian Adventure: Experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius by Fr. Kevin O’Brien SJ. It is basically scriptural based contemplative exercises used by the Jesuits.

Gus Lloyd has a morning program; Seize the Day on the Catholic Channel (129) on Sirius Satellite Radio

News from Fr. James B. Hay School click here

Father Alex and Volunteers helped the 'Ciudad del Niño'

Orphanage with upkeep and maintenance last month. What a blessing they were to the nuns and children! 'Ciudad del Niño' in Juárez City is a home for 120 children who are either orphans of from dysfunctional families. Some may have one parent unable to care for them, or just some other relative. Their ages range from 3 to 18 years old. It is run by nuns of the Order of the Missionaries of Our Sorrowful Mother, and does not receive any government funds.

Twelve children live in each home with a house mother. Two or more kids from the same family are kept together. They attend Catholic elementary school within the grounds, and later attend a public high school nearby. Many of the children have become professionals in different fields and two priests have been raised here. They have a chapel where Mass is celebrated daily and volunteer medical doctors visit weekly.

There have been two previous visits by parishioners of Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Light led by Fr. Christopher. This July 13th visit was dedicated to painting the whole interior of one of the cottages, while the children were away on vacation. This was the largest group yet, accompanied by Fr. Alex Ureña substituting for Fr. Christopher. It was a fine group of cheerful and dedicated workers who got the job done. Thank you all! See photos here.

 Sacred Heart - Cloudcroft

Sunday 9:00 am Mass 

Sunday 8:30 am  Confessions 

Wednesday - 9:00 am Mass

Our Lady of the Light  La Luz

Saturday 4:00 pm Mass

 Saturday 3:00 pm  Confessions

Sunday 11:00 am Mass

Monday,Tuesday & Thursday Mass - 8:30 am 

 Wednesday & Friday

Communion Service - 8:30 am

 Holy Hour Adoration after Mass

Anointing of Sick 

1st Tuesday of the Month

Our Lady of Guadalupe - Bent

Sunday 1:30 pm Mass

Sunday 1:00 pm  Confessions 

St. Francis - Tularosa

Sunday 12 Noon Mass 

Wed. & Fri.  8:00 am Mass

Friday 5:30 pm Confessions

 Mon. -  Fri.  8:00 am - 9:00 pm  Adoration of 

The Blessed Sacrament 

Please contact Naomi Pino at 575.551.2498 if you can volunteer to sit with Our Lord on a routine basis. Thank you and God Bless.

Our Lady of Light Food Pantry

Thank you for your continued support of the Food Pantry. The following items are needed by the Food Pantry:

Cold cereal

Boxed Jell-O and pudding

Potted meat and tuna

Pasta sauce and noodles

Canned veggies and fruit

Ramen noodles

Canned soup

Peanut butter

Dried beans and rice

Small flour and sugar

Bottled juice

If you have a summer garden and have too much produce and would like to donate some to the pantry, please call the Parish Office (434-9460), and leave a message for the Food pantry. Someone from the Food Pantry would be willing to pick up donated produce.

If you wish to donate monetarily, place the donation marked “For the Food Pantry” in the regular Collection and the donation will go to the food pantry.  Thank you for your continued support! God bless you.