Welcome to Our Lady of Sorrows Parish


About Us


Our Vision

  We the people of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, compelled by our faith in Jesus Christ, strive to be a community centered in the Eucharist and rooted in the Word of God. We commit ourselves to be educated in the truth, promote the dignity of human life and be faithful stewards of God's gifts. Called to holiness, we dedicate ourselves to the ongoing mission of Christ through the celebration of the sacraments, evangelization and service to others. Through charity we endeavor to live the unity prayed for by Jesus: "Father, may they all be one so that the world may believe." John 17:21  


Who We Are

  We are a parish which is made up of our mother church Our Lady of Sorrows in La Joya and five mission churches, which are spread throughout our community. San Jose in Contreras; San Isidro in Las Nutrias, San Antonio in Sabinal;  San Juan in Veguita, San Antonio in Abeytas,  With such a wide area we are able to bring Christ's Word to many in our community.  


Join Us

  Our Lady of Sorrows Parish would like to invite you to join us each Sunday for Mass.  To respond to God's mercy with lives of praise and joyful service. If you are visiting us, we pray that God will bless you abundantly during your time with us. We invite you to make Our Lady of Sorrows your spiritual home.

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Baptism/Bautismos: Registration at the parish office, preferably before child is born. . Registro por un bautismo in la oficina perferentement antes de que el nino nace.

Baptism classes/Clases de Bautismo: Class will be on request. Please call the office to register for the class. Clases de Bautismo, Las clases serán a petición, por favor llame a la oficina de la parroquia para pedir las clases.

Catecism/CCD/Catecismo: Religious Education for grades Kindergarden through High school. Registration in August. Students that register must provide a baptismal certificate at the time of registration.

First Communion is a two year program, students must register by second grade, students must attend Mass and class regularly. Students must provide a baptismal certificate.

Confirmation is a two year program, students must register when they are in eighth grade, the student must be 15 and in High School by the end of their second year of confirmation class. The student must complete 50 hours of community service, attend a confirmation retreat, and must attend Mass regularly. Students must provide a baptismal and First Communion Certificate.

Marriage/Matrimonios: Six month notice necessary at the parish office. Obligation preparation classes required. Hablar con el padre 6 meses con anticipacion. Por favor llame a la oficina para ser cita con el Padre.

Anointing of the  Sick/Uncion del Enfermo: On request-call 505-864-4170 

Confessions/La Reconciliacion/Confesiones: 30 minutes before all the Masses or by appointment. 30 minuto antesw de todas las Misas o por nombramiento 505-864-417

Upcoming events



RCIA, First Communion and Confirmation years 2 you are scheduled for reconciliation on  

Date for First Communion is 

Date for RCIA & Confirmation is 


Anyone interested in donating for the fiesta raffle please contact the parish office at 505-864-4461. We will be taking donations for the parish Auction and Bingo please bring donations to the parish office or call the office.

Date for 2020 fiesta is September 13, 2019. 

Legion of Mary:

The Legion of Mary is available to recite the Rosary for your loved ones funeral, call the parish office.  During the month of May the Rosary will be prayed in English Monday through Friday at 10:30 am except on Tuesday which will be after Mass at our San Antonio Mission in Abeytas in Spanish Monday through Friday at 5:00 pm at the San Juan Mission in Veguita.

El rosario durante todo el mes de mayo se recitara en espanol: de lunes a viernes a las 5:00 pm en la Mision de San Juan en Veguita. En ingles: de lunes a viernes a las 10:30 am, excepto el martes que sera despues de la misa en nuestra Mision de San Antonio en Abeytas. 

LA JOYA WALL REPAIR FUNDRAISER - The walls of our mother church of Our Lady of Sorrows Church are in need of dire repair. We have been blessed with a 1 to 1 matching grant from Catholic Extension, we need to raise $43,000 for the repairs. If you wish to help and make a donation please make your check out to Our Lady of Sorrows, in the memo box please enter "La Joya Wall Repair" and mail your donation to Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, PO  Box 534, Veguita, NM 87062. Thank you in advance for your donations and prayers.

BRICK FUNDRAISER - If you wish to make a contribution to our Brick Fundraiser please come to the office to pick up an order form or contact Karen 864-4461  or you can download order form, go to bulletins and flyers and click on Brick order form. 

Cualquier persona interesada en contribuir con la recaudación de fondos de Ladrillos, por favor venga a la oficina para recoger un formulario de pedido o contacte a Karen en la oficina 864-4461. 


If anyone is interested in serving God and the church community by becoming an alter server adults or children who has received their first communion or an usher please call the office or plan to attend the class: Alter servers starting May 8th and 10th, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00pm at the church in Las Nutrias. Ushers now serving as an ushers or you wish to serve as an usher please attend a one time class on Wednesday May 16th at 6:30 pm in the church in Las Nutrias. See You There.

¡NecesitaMOS! MONAGUILLOS Y LOS UJIERS (todos son bienvenidos)

si alguien está interesado en servir a Dios y a la comunidad de la iglesia por ser un monaguillos, adultos o niños que ha recibido su primera comunión o un ujier por favor llame a la oficina o un plan para asistir a la clase: Monaguillos; comenzando el 8 y 10 de mayo, los días martes y jueves a las 6:00 pm en la iglesia de Las Nutrias. Ujieres que ahora están sirviendo como ujieres o desea ser un ujier, asista a una clase el miércoles 16 de mayo a las 6:30 pm en la iglesia de Las Nutrias. Nos vemos allí.

Check out the You Tube video on "How to Braid a Palm Leaf" scroll down to find link.


Catechism on Wednesday for K through First Communion years I & II at 6:00 pm; RCIA from 6pm to 7pm; Confirmation years I & II from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Parish Hall at 1056 Hwy 304, Veguita, NM.

Catecismo los miercoles de Kinder a Primera Comunion ano's I y II a las 6:00 de la tarde; RCIA a las 6:00pm; Confirmacion ano's I y II de las 8pm a 8:30pm en el salon de la parroquia en 1056 Hwy 304, Veguita, NM

RCIA classes - next registration - being accepted now at the parish office.

Registro ahora in la officina de la parroquia.


NEW YOU ARE NOW ABLE TO MAKE A DONATION TO OUR LADY OF SORROWS. Please during this time of social distancing and not being able to attend Holy Mass. We are asking anyone wanting to support our parish and all parishioners to continue to make their weekly stewardship (collection envelopes) by mail or now online through the Archdiocese "igivecatholic". This is a secure way to support our parish.

Hello everyone!

We are excited to announce a new venture starting next week.

When: Tuesday, April 28th at 2 p.m. on our YouTube Channel, This link will take you directly to our channel.


This show will be hosted by Andrea, our Young Adult Coordinator every Tuesday and Thursday @ 2pm, she's funny, she's quirky and she's excited to share in the faith and also some easy home recipes and whatever else she can come up with! So, tune in and enjoy!

NEWS RELEASE Pastoral Letter on Plenary Indulgence during the COVID-19 and General Absolution can be read at the Archdiocesan web site that can be accessed below. Archdiocesan Epidemiology Procedure Response & New Restriction Due to the Corona Virus . 

Scroll down to View the Pastoral Letter on COVID-19 from Archbishop Wester under "PDF Viewer" 

 Archbishop John C. Wester: The Archdiocese of Santa Fe is cancelling all church services and closing all schools effective immediately until further notice.  The reason for the closures is to prevent the COVID-19 virus from spreading within our communities. We are particularly concerned about the safety and health of our elderly, children and our chronically ill population.

You can also sign up for email ASF official eBlasts at archdiosf.org/covid-19. you will receive important news sent directly to your email address. Like the official Facebook page (Archdiocese of Santa Fe Official), Twitter (@asfofficial) and Instagram (@asfofficial).

Due to the cancelling of all church services we ask that all parishioners continue to support your parishes. Please mail or drop off your weekly stewardship (collection) envelopes.

Archdiocese of Santa Fe-Notice of deadline for filing claims relating to or arising from sexual abuse document and Sexual abuse proof of claim forms can be found and downloaded below under the heading "Archdiocese of Santa Fe Documents" and at https://archdiosf.org.

The Spanish Language T“Know Your Rights” Resources for Immigrants USCCB Migration and Refugee Services has new materials available to assist immigrants who may be targeted for deportation, including “Know Your Rights” videos in English and Spanish, and bilingual materials on “Nine Ways to Protect Yourself” and “Transitioning to a New Administration: How Can We Assist Immigrants and Refugees” You can access these materials at www.justiceforimmigrants.org You can help distribute them in your faith community or wherever immigrants gather.                               

Taizé Prayer Service
Leave the noise of modern life behind for an evening of prayer!
Build your relationship with Jesus Christ through song, scripture, silence and contemplation with the young adults of the Archdiocese!  
Attend the next prayer service in the spirit of Taizé, a French monastic community.
All are welcome.  This is an ecumenical and interdenominational form of prayer.  
Youth and young adults are especially encouraged to participate.
Taizé is a spirituality that is easy to experience and hard to describe.  
Invite your friends and family.  
When: Held Every Third Friday of the Month
Where: The Norbertine Priory Church of Santa Maria de la Vid @ 5825 Coors Blvd. SW  Albuquerque, NM 87121 For more information you may contact the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Della @ (505) 831-8142 or dmontano@archdiosf.org Information is also available on our website: www.asfym.org and www.facebook.com/ASFYoungAdults       

You can also go to the Norbertine Community site: www.norbertinecommunity.org/taize          

Our new Archdiocese of Santa Fe Young Adult app is now available for Apple and Android products! You can download it for free in the App Store or Google Play Store by searching for ASF C Squared You can stay in the loop with parish events, communications and Catholic material. Link: http://myapp.parishapps.com/C%20Squared%20ASF This information is also available on our website: asfym.org/facebook.com/asfyoungadults and Instagram:asf_young_adults If you have any question, please feel free to contact the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry. Della @ dmontano@archdiosf.org or (505) 831-8142  

Archdiocese of Santa Fe - Due to the increasing severity of the influenza season, Archbishop Wester directs the following steps be taken in regards to the celebration of Mass: 1) During the Sign of Peace, instead of shaking hands or hugging, please simply nod your head toward one another and avoid bodily contact. 2) During the Our Father, they are asked to refrain at this time from holding hands-folded hands being the liturgical norm. 3) Holy Communion is not to be received under both species; rather, only the Consecrated Host is to be distributed. The Church & its Councils have always recognized that both the Lord's Body & Blood as present even in either species alone. It is encouraged to receive the Consecrate Host in the Hand; this is actually the norm in the U.S. per the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. 4) Those who are sick, sneezing or coughing are highly encouraged to stay home. Sunday television Masses are available in English & Spanish. It is not sinful to miss Mass on Sundays due to illness.

The Influenza virus is very virulent, causing deaths each year especially among the very young and the elderly. The Archdiocese institutes these directives not to limit their expression of faith, but rather as a preventative against a widespread & potentially deadly disease.

These directives will be revoked when the situation improves.


Our St. Vincent de Paul Society Coodinator Larry Mark Leyba 505-864-4461

"St. Vincent de Paul Society" Our Mission Lord Jesus, deepen our Vincentian Spirit of friendship; make us responsive to the Christian calling to serve the needy of our community.

The Legion of Mary Would like to invite anyone to their meetings on Tuesdays at 10:00 in the Sacristy in Abeytas. The Legion of May offers at no charge the recitation of the Holy Rosary at funerals.  Anyone wishing to have the Pilgrim Virgin in there homes please contact Mary Davis 385-3894. The Legion is sponsoring a Book Borrow, books are available to borrow in the narthex at Abeytas.     


Euchristic Mininsters, Lectors (Readers of the Word), Alter Servers, Ushers, Legion of Mary, Music Ministry, Religious Education, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Mayordomos.

If you are called by God to participate in a ministry please call the parish office at 505-864-4461.


Los requisitos son: Registro in la oficina 6 meses antes, asistir a su primer o segundo ano clase de confirmacion. Tambien tendran que participar en su parroquia, y que tendran que asistir a un retiro religioso catolica.

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Here to serve you: 

Rev. Tobe P. Oluoha, O.S.A - Pastor; 

Deacon -

Karen Martinez - Administrative Assistant

We love our community, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Our Lady of Sorrows Parish

19 Calle De La Iglesia, La Joya, New Mexico 87028, United States

Voice-(505) 864-4461- Fax-(505) 864-4461


Monday -Tuesday -Thursday - Friday: 9am - 1pm

Wednesday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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Archdiocese of Santa Fe Documents

Notice of Sexual Abuse Bar Date (pdf)


Exhibit A. Sexual Abuse Proof of Claim.03.14.2019 (pdf)


Eighteen Questions on the Paschal Triduum Holy Week handout (pdf)