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St Teresa's - Cibola Catholic Community - Grants NM

St Teresa's - Cibola Catholic Community - Grants NM

St Teresa of Avila is located in Grants, New Mexico, county seat of Cibola County. The Rectory and school are there. Grants was originally known as Los Alamitos and was...

San Rafael - Cibola Catholic Community - San Rafael NM

San Rafael - Cibola Catholic Community - San Rafael NM

San Rafael is located in San Rafael, New Mexico, south of Grants, near the Ojo de Agua that attracted the original settlers. In 1862, the original Fort Wingate was built...

San Mateo - Cibola Catholic Community - San Mateo NM

San Mateo - Cibola Catholic Community - San Mateo NM

San Mateo is located in San Mateo, New Mexico, north of Cibola County, near springs that sustained cattle ranchers..Soon after the end of the Civil War, settlers began...

St Vivian's - Cibola Catholic Community - Milan NM

St Vivian's - Cibola Catholic Community - Milan NM

St Vivian's is located in Milan, New Mexico, west of Grants. Newest of the parishes built during the uranium mining boom.As the small town of Milan began to grow west of...

  • St Teresa's - Cibola Catholic Community - Grants NM

    St Teresa's - Cibola Catholic Community - Grants NM

  • San Rafael - Cibola Catholic Community - San Rafael NM

    San Rafael - Cibola Catholic Community - San Rafael NM

  • San Mateo - Cibola Catholic Community - San Mateo NM

    San Mateo - Cibola Catholic Community - San Mateo NM

  • St Vivian's - Cibola Catholic Community - Milan NM

    St Vivian's - Cibola Catholic Community - Milan NM

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Welcome to the Cibola Catholic Community!

The Most Rev. James S. WallOur Bishop: The Most Rev. James S. Wall, Fourth Bishop of Gallup.


A Welcome from our local Pastor, The Very Reverend Alberto Avella-Martinez:
Welcome to the Catholic Community of the Western portion of Cibola County in the Diocese of Gallup.
We are the four parishes of St. Teresa of Avila in Grants, St. Vivian in Milan, San Rafael in the village of San Rafael and San Mateo in the village of San Mateo.
We share a Catholic Heritage here in the shadow of Mt. Taylor that is 400 years old.
We embrace all peoples and cultures and invite them to share in the Eucharistic Banquet together with our Bishop, Pastor, priests, deacons, lay ministers and all the baptized as we build the Kingdom of God in the communities of Grants and Milan, San Rafael and San Mateo.

Remember our motto: Four Parishes - For God - For Each Other.

Interview with The Most Rev. James S. Wall on the EWTN Global Catholic Television Network HERE!

Take our Survey HERE!

Download the Spirituality of Stewardship PDF HERE!

LATEST NEWS: Lenten Parish Mission - Spirituality of Stewardship

  1. Clergy and Staff
  2. Mass Schedule
  3. Stewardship Prayer
  4. Funeral Arrangements

Bishop: Ordinary of the Diocese of Gallup: Most Reverend James S. Wall
Priests: Pastor - St. Teresa/San Mateo and Vicar Forane of the Cibola Vicariate: Very Reverend Alberto Avella -Martinez, Pastors - St. Vivian/San Rafael - Very Reverend Michael J. Vigil, JCL.
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Ravi-Joseph Narrisety
Deacons: St. Teresa & San Mateo: Reverend Mr. Larry Chavez, Reverend Mr. Timoteo Lujan, Reverend Mr. Todd Church
St. Vivian & San Rafael: Reverend Mr. Rogelio Fernandez-Rojo & Reverend Mr. John Margis
Director of Religious Education K-6: Velma Dees
Life Teen/Confirmation: Deacon Timoteo Lujan
EDGE: Todd Church
Financial Officer: Jean Moleres
Parish Secretaries: Emma Montoya - St. Teresa of Avila, Cecilia Mascareñas - St. Vivian

Mass Schedule

St Teresa of Avila, Grants, New Mexico
Confessions: Saturday 2 - 4PM
Anticipated Mass: Saturday 5PM
Sunday Mass: 8.00AM
Misa Dominical en Español: 9.30AM
Sunday Mass: 11.00AM

San Rafael Church, San Rafael, New Mexico
Confessions: Saturday 3 - 4PM
Sunday Mass: 10AM

St Vivian, Milan, New Mexico
Confessions: Sunday 8.15 - 8.55AM and 6.30 - 6.55PM
Sunday Mass: 9AM - 7PM

San Mateo Church, San Mateo, New Mexico
Confessions: Before Mass
Sunday Mass: Anticipated 5PM
Weekday Mass: Friday 6PM

O Father - Most Merciful and Just, You are the provider of all that we are and all that we have. You give us life and generously provide for the needs of living creatures.
So that our community will be prayerful, give each of us the strength and the grace to pray.
So that our worship will be more life giving, give each of us the strength and grace to worship you authentically.
So that our parishes and schools will be welcoming and generous, give each of us the gift of hospitality.
So that our Catholic Communities reach-out to all who suffer, give each of us the grace and the strength to serve you when our brothers and sisters are in distress.
By your Body and Blood we are nourished with your strength - give us the courage to build your Kingdom, we pray through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

We are here to serve you in this time of need.

Call the parish office as soon as possible to make arrangements.

Please do not finalize arrangements with the funeral home before they have been cleared through the parish office.

An Important Message from Bishop Wall!

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, and all people of goodwill,
The Most Rev. James S. WallRecent developments have brought about a crisis for the religious liberty of the Catholic Church in the United States of America. The U.S. Government has mandated that every employer, including Catholic institutions, must supply insurance for drugs that can terminate a human life and elective procedures that destroy the fertility of otherwise healthy people.
Failure to comply would bring about thousands of dollars of penalties for every employee, effectively closing down our Catholic hospitals, Catholic schools, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, nursing homes, etc.
Never before in the history of the United States has the Federal Government forced citizens to directly purchase what so directly violates their beliefs. Read More....

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