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Our Lady of Sorrows Parish


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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

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FASTING means eating a lesser amount of food; one full meal is allowed, and two other small meals are allowed with the total amount of food not exceeding the full meal. No food may be eaten between meals. Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 must fast. Health consideration would be the exception.

ABSTINENCE means days on which we do not eat any Meat at all. Dairy products, fish and sea foods are allowed. All Catholics over the age of 14 must abstain.

Ash Wednesday:  March 6, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m. in La Joya and 6:30 pm in Veguita

Fridays during Lent:  Stations of the Cross and Mass in the following churches. Reconciliations during the Stations of the Cross; Lectors will lead the stations please see schedule:  

6:00 pm Stations of the Cross & Reconciliation

6:30 pm Mass.



LA OBLIGACION: El AYUNO y la ABSTINENCIA el miércoles el DIA DE CENIZA y el VIERNES SANTO, y EL AYUNO todos los viernes durante cuaresma.

EL AYUNO significa comiendo una cantidad menor de alimento. Solo una comida replete es permitida. Dos otras pequeñas comidas son permitidas con el cantidad total de alimento no excediendo la comida replete. Ningún alimento puede ser comido entre horas. Católicos entre las edades de 18 y59 deben a ser ayuno. Las consideraciones de la salud serian la excepción.

ABSTINENCIA significa días en que nosotros no comemos Carne en todo. Los productos lácteos, alimentos de pez y mar son permitidos. Todos Católicos sobre la edad de 14 deben abstenerse.

Miércoles de Ceniza: 06 de marzo a las 9:00 de la mañana en La Joya y a las 6:30 de la tarde en Veguita.  

Todos los viernes durante la Cuaresma: Estaciones de la Cruz y La Misa en las siguientes iglesias. Reconciliación durante las estaciones de la Cruz; Lectores conducirá las estaciones consultar horarios:

6:00 pm Estaciones de la Cruz y Reconciliación

6:30 pm La Misa

Encounter Lent

Join our parish community—and more than 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl from the back of all of the churches of OLOS on March 6, 2019. During the 40 days of Lent, as companions on the journey, we will encounter our neighbor.

Sal al encuentro de la Cuaresma

Únete a nuestra comunidad de fe—y a más de 14,000 comunidades católicas en los Estados Unidos—en una jornada de Cuaresma que cambia vidas con Plato de Arroz de CRS. Consigue el Plato de Arroz de CRS de tu familia en los iglesias de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores el 6 de marzo 2019. Durante los 40 días de Cuaresma, como compañeros en el camino, nos encontraremos con nuestro prójimo.

San Jose Mission Fiesta in Contreras will take place on Sunday March 17, 2019 at 10:00 am. ONLY ONLY ONE MASS no 8:30 Mass this day.

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/Catecismo next registration August 8th and 15th 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Parish Hall at 1056 Hwy 304, Veguita, NM.

Registro para Catecismo 8 y 15 de agosto de 2018 a las 6:00 de la tarde 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.

How to braid a Palm Leaf


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  

Knights of Columbus Catholic Men’s Ministry MEN'S SPIRITUALITY DIVINE MERCY RETREAT for information Scroll down to Bulletins to see Divine Mercy Flyer.


Our St. Vincent de Paul Society Coodinator Rumaldo Griego 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. 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. La Legión de María quisiera invitar a cualquiera a sus reuniones, los jueves a las tres de la tarde en la Sala de la parroquia.     


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

Sacramental Emergency


Archdiocese of Santa Fe Documents

Notice of Sexual Abuse Bar Date (pdf)


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