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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.

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 significantly. This year's goal is $22,500 and only $14,834.22 has been pledged to date.

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.

August 9, 2020
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time














Summary from Loyola Press

Homily - The Best and Worst of Religion- Bishop Robert Barron

Jesus Walks on Water - Brant Pitre - Catholic Productions

Sinking Fear: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Timet - Scott Hahn - Saint Paul Center

Faith and Doubt - Catholic Influncers with Fr. Rob Galea

The Sheep and Goats: The Reality of Heaven and Hell - Brant Pitre - Catholic Productions

The Transfiguration and the New Moses - Brant Pitre - Catholic Productions


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 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 (50 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)





Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Not Scheduled  
Memorial of Saint John Vianney, Priest Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 5:30PM Click Here
Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5:30PM Click Here
Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 5:30PM Click Here
Friday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5:30PM Click Here
Rosary Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 4:15PM Click Here
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Anticipatory) Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 5:00PM Click Here
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 8:00AM Click Here
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 12:00 Noon at St. Mary Magdalene in Magdalena Not available online



First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion was live streamed (complete with technical glitches) on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. You can watch it by clicking here.

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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