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San Miguel Catholic Church

403 El Camino Real, Socorro, NM 87801 * 575-835-2891
One of the Oldest Catholic Churches in the United States... Founded 1598

Welcome to San Miguel

Welcome to Old San Miguel Mission, the Catholic Church in Socorro, NM.

San Miguel is a vibrant parish in the heart of central New Mexico. Our mission is to strive to bring people closer to God. We, the faith filled members of the Parish and its Missions, part of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, find strength, unity and grace in the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. As the voices and hands of Jesus in our time, our purpose is to express God's grace by offering Christion Love and Service to each other and to everyone we meet. We reach out to the world in prayer, action and deeds in unity with the Holy Roman Catholic Church.


Weekly Contributions

If you are able, please continue to make your weekly contribution to your church. Please click here to contribute.

San Miguel Raffle

Because of the pandemic the 2020 San Miguel Fiesta was cancelled. However the Fiesta proceeds are needed by the parish to pay the insurance for the church and all the mission churches. This year the insurance bill is $29,844. To help offset the loss of proceeds from the Fiesta, the raffle that normally is part of the fiesta was conducted anyway.

The drawing for the winners of the raffle was held following the 5:00PM Mass Saturday, October 17 in the courtyard in front of the church.

The drawing was live streamed, to see it click here.

The raffle brought in more than $15,000. We are very grateful for all those that purchased tickets, donated and participated.

The prizes went to:

1st Prize ($1,000) - Chris and Geri Aerts

2nd Prize ($500) - Joseph Garcia

Bible Study!

Join us for Bible Study.

COVID restrictions mean that we won't be able to meet in person. BUT we have selected a study program that supports distance study via video presentations and Zoom meetings.

The study program is called "Fulfilled. Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism Part 1"

The objective of the course is to help you understand the "why" of Catholic beliefs.

Part one, "Called into His Presence" focuses on elements of the Old Testament.

Click here for more information


Religious Education and Confirmation

San Miguel is a community of faith. Children first learn their faith in their home, by the good example of their parents. Religious education provided by the church helps parents form their childrens faith. This journey of faith is life-long and begins in the waters of Baptism. Our Religious Education program seeks to provide age appropriate instruction in our Catholic faith. We ask that you please register your child for religious education and/or confirmation.

This year, San Miguel’s Religious Education will take place under the restrictions instituted because of the COVID pandemic. As a result, there will be no “in-person” classes. All classes will be done via distance using Zoom or by a manual process in which assignments are picked up and turned in. In order to help us determine which method is best for your child please answer the questions at the bottom of the registration form. Thank You.

Please download and print the appopriate registration form and return it to the San Miguel Office.

If you are unable to download or print the form, please contact the San Miguel Office, 835-2891 between 10AM and Noon, Monday through Friday to arrange to pick one up.

Click here for the Religious Education Registration Form

Click here for the Confirmation Registration Form

If you want to Pray

While the church is locked during the day, those wishing to pray can come to the Guadalupe Chapel. The chapel is available from 10AM to 12 Noon, Monday through Friday. You must wear a face mask and maintain the usual six feet of distance at all times.

The Guadalupe Chapel is located in the church offices. Please ring the doorbell for entry.

Annual Catholic Appeal for 2020

The Annual Catholic Appeal is a significant soure of funding for the ministries and services of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.

Contributions this year are down but improving. This year's goal is $22,500 and as of August 23 $17,394.22 has been pledged.

If you are able, please consider participating in this year's campaign. If you need them, pledge cards are available in the office and in the church.

Click here to open the website for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Annual Catholic Appeal

Click here to see a list of Pastoral Ministries of the Archdiocese

Thank You.

October 25, 2020
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time















Summary from Loyola Press

The Law of Israel- Bishop Robert Barron

The Sh'ma - Brant Pitre - Catholic Productions

Miracles and Idolatry - Brant Pitre - Catholic Productions

Love Commanded: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Greatest Commandment - Catholic Influncers with Fr. Rob Galea



Because of Coronavirus restrictions Masses will be celebrated according to the following schedule:

Saturday at 5:00PM at San Miguel Church (Anticipatory)

Sunday at 8:00AM at San Miguel Church

Sunday at 10:00AM at San Miguel Church

Sunday at 12:00 Noon at St. Mary Magdalene in Magdalena

Generally, Daily Mass will be celebrated at 5:30PM, Tuesday through Friday at San Miguel Church.

Masses will be live streamed and can be viewed by clicking on one of the links below.

NOTE: Church occupancy is limited to 25% of regular occupancy (80 people) AND social distancing (6 feet of distance) must be maintained. Pews are marked with seating locations.

Facemasks must be worn at all times both inside and outside the church.

Communion is distributed as you exit the church. The church exits from the back and social distancing is required while exiting and recieving Communion.

After Mass, we ask for your help in cleaning and disinfecting the church.

We thank you for your adherance to these restrictions as together, we work to prevent the spread of this virus.

The weekly Mass schedule appears below.

This Week's Masses (held at San Miguel Church unless otherwise noted)





Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs Not Scheduled  
Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 5:30PM Click Here
Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 5:30PM Click Here
Thursday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 5:30PM Click Here
Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Friday, October 23, 2020 at 5:30PM Click Here
Rosary Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 4:20PM Click Here
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Anticipatory) Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 5:00PM Click Here
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 8:00AM Click Here
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 10:00AM Not available online
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 12:00 Noon at St. Mary Magdalene in Magdalena Not available online




Coronavirus Restrictions Update

The Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe on July 1, released a periodic communication regarding Coronavirus restrictions. The full communication can be read by clicking here.

In summary:

Communion is to be received in the hand only.

Mass remains at 25% capacity in the church with no congregational singing and no choir.

No groups (prayer, study) over 5 persons and attending persons should be masked and socially-distanced. Exceptions are Mass and blood drives - each at only 25% capacity under the same preventive restrictions.

Anointing of the sick should be delayed unless serious danger of death exists. Last rites for non-COVID patients can be celebrated, but minimize the time spent so as to minimize the possibility of cross-infection.

Graveside services may be held as long as no more than 10 persons at a time--masked and socially-distanced--are at the grave at one time.

Communicants recieve the Eucharist in the hand with a mask on, move aside several feet away from others, bring mask down and consume.

Those receiving Holy Communion should offer private prayers of thanksgiving afterwards--outdoors, in their vehicles, when they arrive home, etc.

Fiestas are to be minimized this year. No food sales, large transfers of materials (auction tickets, etc.) or group gatherings.

Clergy/staff are encouraged to be tested for COVID-19 regularly


Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic all services and activities within the Archdiocese continue to be suspended.

As a result, there will be no Masses, Confessions, CCD, RCIA, Stations of the Cross, or other activities will be held until further notice. (Click here for the notification)

We will continue to keep you all updated as information becomes available.

It is, however, our responsibility as Christians to continue our worship and spiritual growth. Please click here or on the link below to be directed to resources that can help you.

Click Here for Resources for Worship and Spiritual Growth including:

COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe
COVID-19 Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Updates from the New Mexico Department of Health Executive Orders and Public Health Orders

COVID-19 Information from Presbyterian Hospital
News reports from the New Mexico Department of Health













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