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November 2020 Newsletter

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Autumn greetings once again from the high desert, where as I write to you the blustery winds are bringing hope of much needed rain and even snow. I hope that this letter will reach you before Thanksgiving because I want you to know how deeply and personally I am grateful for the support and encouragement that you have always given […]

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October 2020 Newsletter

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Autumn greetings from the high desert, where the first signs of fall are beginning show forth. After such a disappointing monsoon with almost no rain, we look forward to the local cottonwood and scrub oak dazzling us with their fall colors. (It is rather nice to speak of such ordinary things rather than renovations, distancing and safety measures!) Let me […]

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Return to Sunday Worship

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We are happy to announce that the Weekend restrictions on movement within the Zuni Pueblo have been removed and have been successful in helping to stem the spread of Covid19 within the town. We are now free once more to return our parish worship from Monday to Sunday at 10.00am. Clearly we must continue to take every precaution to prevent […]

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August Newsletter 2020

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I hope all is well with you and your family while we continue to live through these difficult times. As the weeks pass by, we in Zuni need constant reminders to be vigilant and not let down our guard against the “unseen enemy.” At the moment I am taking consolation in the words of St. Paul when he wrote to […]

Important Announcement 8-7-2020

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Please note: Respecting the week end lockdown of the Zuni Pueblo to restrict the potential spreading of the Corona Virus… St. Anthony’s Catholic Church will not hold public services on Sundays during the month of August 2020. However Sunday Mass will be celebrated of Monday’s during August 2020 beginning Monday 10th August. Masses will be celebrated at 7.00am, 10.00am and 6.00pm […]

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July Newsletter 2020

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Greetings from the very dry and hot high desert! Sadly, we have had almost no “monsoon season” this year. Sunday’s prayer for rain did bring the blessing of a 10 minute downpour…a good start, but much more is needed. Never one to give out my age, I have to confess that the 1960’s song by Andy Williams “Almost There” has […]

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June Newsletter 2020

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“Didn’t you know?” This phrase has been a recurring theme for me since I last wrote to you. It has been a stark reminder of how much I still have to learn, even after nearly six years at St. Anthony‘s! It has been a humbling reminder for me to never feel over confident and to always expect the unexpected. The […]

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May Newsletter 2020

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“Staying Safe” is a phrase that in these last few weeks has taken on a whole new significance. Allow me to extend my sincere wish that you and your family are safe and well. We are very grateful that the vast majority of the Zuni Pueblo members are staying healthy and doing their best to keep the pandemic out of […]


Easter Reflection

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Reflection on the Gospel: John 20:1-9 —By Fr. Alcuin Hurl, FHS This Easter Sunday the tomb is empty yet so are our Churches. What does this mean? This Lent we have seen how Jesus revealed himself to his disciples as the source of living water with his encounter with Samaritan woman at the well; as light of the world with […]

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Palm Sunday Reflection

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Sixth Sunday of Lent 2020: Palm Sunday Reflection on the Opening Gospel: Matthew 21: 1-11 —By Fr. Alcuin Hurl, FHS We cross the sacred threshold of Holy Week on Palm Sunday. Yet, we have no palms. How do we welcome our King without our beloved palms? Again we turn to the Gospel for answers. After raising his beloved friend Lazarus […]

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5th Sunday Lent

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Fifth Sunday of Lent 2020: The Raising of Lazarus Reflection on the Gospel: John 11:1-45 —By Fr. Alcuin Hurl, FHS Little did we know when we signed ourselves with the black ashes of burnt palm leaves on Ash Wednesday that we would face a deadly virus and, at the same time, we would be called into a great fast from […]

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As of 27th March 2020 Following the New Mexico Governor’s instruction for the closure of public schools until “end of the school year” and in accordance with public distance protocols, St. Anthony Indian school will be closed until further notice. Please monitor this web site and Facebook page St. Anthony Indian School for availability of student home study packages and […]

Father McGuire at Zuni Mission Reflecting on a walk

Reflections 4th Sunday of Lent

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Fourth Sunday of Lent 2020 Reflection on the Gospel: John 9:1-41 —By Fr. Alcuin Hurl, FHS We are all the man born blind. Adam and Eve’s decision to not walk on God’s path for their life darkened their minds and twisted their hearts. We inherited our first parent’s twisted darkness and we need the light. The Gospels tells us this […]