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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.



The 2023
San Miguel Fiesta

This Weekend
Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1

Fiesta Schedule

Saturday, September 30

Beginning at Noon
Food, Booths, Games, Silent Auction, White Elephant Open

12:30 - 1:30 PM - Ricardo Berry, Singer/Songwriter & MC

1:30 - 2:00 PM - San Miguel Youth Choir

2:00 - 2:30 PM - Matthew & Madison Lopez, Violinists

2:30 - 4:30 PM - Mesa Blue, NM Variety

4:30 - 6:30 PM - Booths & Entertainment
(Pause for 5:00 PM Mass)

Saturday Mass, 5:00 PM - Fiesta Mass (San Miguel Church)

6:00 PM - Crowning of the Fiesta Queen, Lala Chavez

6:15 PM - La Marcha, Led by Lorraine & Ruben Archuleta

6:30 PM - Bingo and Booths Open

6:30 - 8:30 PM (Theresa Jaramillo) Sanchez & Zia Soul

8:30 - 10:30 PM - The Murillos

9:00 PM - 2nd Prize Raffle Drawing - $500


Sunday, October 1

Sunday Mass 10:00 AM - Fiesta Mass

11:30 AM - BBQ, Booths & Entertainment begin

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Trio Amigos de Nuevo Mexico, Mariachis

12:30 PM - Bingo

1:30 - 2:00PM Rising Stars, Local Youth Dance Group

2:00 - 3:30 PM - Tyler Lam, Local Singer / Guitar

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Richard Murillo, Sound & DJ

4:30 PM - 1st Prize Raffle Drawing - $1,000
(Concludes Fiestas)


On Thursday, September 28, 2023
San Miguel hosted the Mass for the

Rite of Installation into the Ministry of

Lector (Reader) for the Permanent Deaconate

The Principal Celebrant was the
Most Reverend John C. Wester
Archbishop of Santa Fe

To watch the live stream of the Mass you can click here

The installation to the Ministry of Lector is part of the journey of a person seeking to become a Permanent Deacon.

According to the Church's Law and practice, the instituted lector is charged with proclaiming the readings from the Sacred Scriptures (except for the Gospel), announcing the intentions in the Prayer of the Faithful (in the absence of a deacon), and reciting or singing the responsorial psalm if there is no cantor.

As distinct from the typical Parish reader, the men installed during this rite will now exercise this ministry in a permanent way.

As part of the Rite, the deacon candidates were individually called forth to be presented to Archbishop Wester.

Following his homily, the archbishop continued the Rite by reciting a prayer of blessing on the men – granting that, as they meditate on the Word of God, they may grow in its wisdom and faithfully proclaim it to His people. Then each candidate came forward to be presented the Holy Scriptures by the Bishop.


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.


October 1, 2023
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time













Summary from Loyola Press

Classic Sunday Sermon: Becoming a Brick Wall of Integrity - Bishop Robert Barron

The Humble Path: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) - Sr. Mary Elizabeth Albers

Parable of the Two Sons - Brant Pitre - Catholic Productions


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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