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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.



San Miguel is again sponsoring the 2023 giving tree
for the needy in Socorro

Gift tags can be picked up from the Giving Trees
at main entrance and side entrance to the Church
before & after masses beginning Thanksgiving Day.

Tags will also be available at the Church Office during Office Hours.

Wrapped gifts with tags must be turned in no later than Thursday, December 14th.

Volunteers are needed to help sort gifts beginning November 27 thru December 13th.
To volunteer or for additional information, please contact
Valerie Moore
Margaret Middleton
You can find their phone numbers by consulting the announcements section of this weeks bulletin (click here)
by contacting the Church Office

Thank You For Making Christmas A Little Brighter
For The Needy In Our Community.


Practices for the Children's Pastorela
will be held on Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
at the Parish Hall


Religious Education 2023-2024

Class Schedule for November—December 2023 and January 2024
November 12 & November 19—CLASSES
November 26—NO CLASS Thanksgiving Break
December 3; 10; &17—CLASSES

December 24, 2023 Through January 14, 2024 NO CLASSES - CHRISTMAS BREAK

January 21, 2023—CLASSES RESUME


Christmas Sale
San Miguel Gift Store

20% off all regularly priced items

Store Hours
Monday & Wednesday - 10AM to 2PM
Friday - 10AM to Noon


Most Reverend John C. Wester,
Archbishop of Santa Fe,
has issued an open letter of apology
to the sexual abuse claimants
within the Archdiocese of Santa Fe


To View the Letter Click Here


To View the

Independent Compliance Audit regarding the

Archdiocese of Santa Fe Reporting Policies and Procedures

Click Here



The San Miguel & Missions Cemetery Guidelines are available

Click Here to View



We would like to stay in touch with you by contacting you via email or text message.

Please click here for instructions so you can stay in touch with what's going on at San Miguel.


Weekly Contributions

Although weekly collection has resumed during Mass, you can continue to make your weekly contribution online. Please click here to contribute.


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 and 1:30PM - 4:00PM, weekdays except Wednesday. 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.


December 3, 2023
First Sunday of Advent
















Summary from Loyola Press

Classic Sunday Sermon: You Can't Save Yourself- Bishop Robert Barron

Watch for Him: Scott Hahn Reflects on the First Sunday of Advent

First Sunday of Advent - Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT)

The Spiritual Life and the Advent Season (The Mass Readings Explained Intro) - Brant Pitre - Catholic Productions

Dr. Brant Pitre: Jesus and the Jewish roots of Advent

Bishop Barron on The Spirituality of Advent

Three Comings of Christ Prepare us for Advent

Bishop Barron on The Advent Revolution

What Did Mary Do for Advent? - Ascension Presents


Masses - To view the Mass schedule including streamed Masses, please click here.

To view all videos on the San Miguel YouTube Channel, please click here.

Streamed Content Schedule

This Week




Join The Mass Readings Reviewed weekly video presentation

Each Friday at Noon in person at the Church Office Conference Room or via Zoom

Each Thursday at 6:30 PM via Zoom

Click here to Logon to Flocknote and join the Group "Mass Readings Reviewed"



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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