Holy Child Parish Tijeras, New Mexico

Welcome to Holy Child Catholic Parish in Tijeras, New Mexico


Mass Guidelines

** Masks MUST be worn through the whole Mass and social distancing will be in effect. Masks are available from the Parish if needed. Call the office or pick one up at the back of the church.
** If you are aged 65 and over, or have a compromised immune system, you may be at risk and it is recommended you stay home, but you may attend if you choose.
** It is recommended that children under 3 not be brought to Mass. The cry room will not be available at this time. Children age 3 and over are also required to wear face masks throughout Mass.
** We encourage everyone to bring their own sanitizer/wipes to clean their hands before Communion.
** DISPENSATION FROM SUNDAY MASS OBLIGATION REMAINS FOR ALL- You are excused from attending Sunday Mass during this time**
** No congregational singing.
** No Altar Servers
** Please place your envelope in the collection boxes at the back of the church when you come inside or leave.
Procedure for Holy Communion
** Final prayer, blessing & dismissal
** Ushers will dismiss congregation by rows to receive Communion and depart. 6ft marks are taped on the floor.
** All communicants MUST be masked, receive the host in their hand, step aside prior to lifting mask for consuming and then exit the building IMMEDIATELY.

Although churches have been given permission to bump their capacity up to 40% everyone still needs to be safe. Holy Child has taken the tape off the pews and opened them all up, but please continue to distance yourselves. Mass Reservations are no longer needed.

Mass and Confession schedules are listed on the right side of this page.

The Parish Office is closed to Walk-in visitors. Please call if you need to make an appointment.

Fr. Granito Will Live Broadcast
Mass Sundays at Noon

For those that are continuing to stay home please go to the Holy Child Parish YouTube Channel to watch the noon Sunday Mass streamed live.

40 Days for Life

September 23 through November 1 – 701 San Mateo NE
Holy Child Parish Prayer Day is Saturday, October 24

PDL is once again hosting 40 Days for Life. Come to pray for the end to abortion in front of Planned Parenthood. Lives can be saved when you come out to pray. The Chapel of the Holy Innocents at PDL will be open on our Prayer Day from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information E-mail the HCP Pro-Life Ministry representatives or call the Parish office.

Archbishop John C. Wester Hosts
Series of Live Stream Town Hall Q&A Meetings

Wednesday, October 14 – 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. MT / English – 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. MT / Spanish
Via Facebook Live Archdiocese of Santa Fe Official

You are invited to join the last in a series of Live-Streamed Town Hall Meetings that started in July. The purpose of the town hall meetings is to invite people of God to ask Archbishop Wester questions they may have concerning the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the faithful. To submit a question, sign into your Facebook account and type your questions during the live stream into the chat or go to www.archdiosf.org/reopening and fill in the online form.

Online Tithing is Now Available!

Click Here to Give Online
Holy Child is pleased to introduce GivePlus by Vanco, a simpler way to make online donations to the parish and the school. This service allows you to make one-time donations as well as set up recurring payments. Tithing and donations can now be done securely from your desktop computer, tablet or smartphone. For those who have an active account with My eOffering there is no urgency to make the switch, although we encourage it.

If you already have a myEoffering account you can continue using it by clicking the myEoffering link.

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Society of St. Vincent de Paul

We have been very Blessed by the wonderful good you have done for Our Lord Jesus thru your help to the poor. We are still in need of new members to help with our several programs. Home visits, taking elderly or handicap to the doctor, visiting elderly and praying for those in need. Call the Parish office for contact information.

Ministry Needs:
People for the travel ministry, driving people to doctor's appointments, pharmacy, etc. Experienced bookkeeper to assist our Treasurer in data entry. People willing to visit those who ask for help with food, utilities and rent. If you are retired or semi-retired, pray about this call to service.

Rebuild My Church Capital Campaign

Prayer to the Holy Infant of PragueSince 2008, Holy Child School has served as the only Catholic Classical school in New Mexico and the only Catholic school in the East Mountain community. The Lord has blessed our mission to form hearts and minds in the study of the good, the true, and the beautiful. Enrollment has grown 30% in the past five years, and with the current 87 students, the school is bursting at the seams. For our parish school to accommodate more families who desire an authentic Catholic education for their children, the need for physical space is crucial.

A new school facility will:

  • Accommodate the increasing enrollment numbers
  • Allow mixed grade classes to develop into single grade classes
  • Provide a science room and space for the expanding Suzuki strings and Latin programs
  • Free up space in Blessed Miguel Pro Hall for parish ministries/adult education
As a member of Holy Child Parish, your support in this campaign is of great importance. Everyone is needed. Please pray and seek the Lord's guidance on what your personal sacrifice should be for your three-year commitment. Supporters of the new building will have an impact on future generations of Catholics in the East Mountains.

Changes in Parking

All parking spots on the asphalt should be left for handicap spots. Where the black paint has covered the yellow lines, these are NO longer parking spots. Please park in the new lot. Thank you for helping us transition to the new parking.

~ Archdiocese Resources ~

#iGiveCatholic Together: https://santafe.igivecatholic.org/organizations/holy-child-parish

Archdiocese of Santa Fe Office of Stewardship COVID-19 Emergency Fund: archdiocesesantafegiving.org/covid-19-emergency-fund

Project Defending Life

Project Defending Life (PDL) is a Catholic-based ministry that answers the challenge of Pope John Paul II's encyclical, the Gospel of Life. They are committed to defending the sacredness of human life from conception to natural death, focused specifically on ending abortion. PDL serves the greater Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas of Northern New Mexico, within the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, and collaborate with other pro-life efforts in the state of New Mexico.

PDL and Women's Pregnancy Options continues to provide aid and comfort to abortion-vulnerable women in unplanned and crisis pregnancies. They are in need of financial donations and baby items for helping the moms and their babies and to support the operations of PDL. For more detailed information or if you would like to help go to the PDL Home Page. Donations can be made from their website. You can also follow them on their Facebook page.

(505) 266-4100
729 San Mateo (in Albuquerque 2 buildings north of Planned Parenthood)

Pray to End Abortion


Monday through Thursda
y - 8:00am
Friday (1st and 5th) - 6:00 pm
First Saturday - 9:00 am

Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:00 pm
Sunday Mass - 10:00 am and 12:00 pm

Exposition of the Blessed Scarament
Monday – Thursday - 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Saturday, Tijeras – 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
First Friday, Tijeras – 5:00 p.m.

Second Monday in Tijeras - 7:00 pm
Call the office in advance to register.

Sundays after the 10:00 am Mass. Instruction is required. Call the office to schedule.

Notify the Church 6 months to one year in advance.

Anointing before surgery – Call the Parish office.

Monday - Thursday  8:30 am- 12:00 pm
                                  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday                        8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Santo Nino

19 Camino del Santo Nino • Tijeras, New Mexico 87059
(505) 281-2297 • Fax: (505) 281-0355 • Email: parish@holychildnm.com