Zuni Mission School Classroom March 2021

March 2021 Newsletter

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Lenten greetings from Zuni! I am really not a person who remembers dates very well, but March 15th 2020 is indelibly written in my “wee brain.” It was the day that we had to close St. Anthony School, saying goodbye to the students, for how long, nobody had any idea. Approaching the one year anniversary, I cannot help but reminisce. […]

St Anthony Zuni School Students 2021

February 2021 Newsletter

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Greetings from the Zuni Pueblo! Although two thirds of our students are still learning at home, there is a gradual trickle of students back into classroom learning. This month an additional seven youngsters returned to “in person teaching.” It doesn’t sound like much, but it makes a tremendous difference to the atmosphere in our classrooms and generally around the campus. […]

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January 2021 Newsletter

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Welcome to St. Anthony’s 2021! I hope that you had a blessed Christmas season and an enjoyable welcoming of the New Year. It was certainly memorable for me if for no other reason than there were no weekend restrictions with which to cope! I am a little irritated when people speak of the “New Norm” since our aim is to […]

Fourth Day Advent

4th Sunday of Advent

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Fourth Sunday of Advent Gospel Reflection Fr. Alcuin Hurl, FHS The second and third Sundays of Advent we have been reflecting on the figure of John the Baptist but now Holy Mother Church turns our attention toward the figure of Mary. In the first reading we hear about David wanting to build God a house. The ark of the covenant […]

Third Sunday of Advent Gospel Reflection

Third Sunday of Advent Gospel Reflection

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Third Sunday of Advent Gospel Reflection: John 1:6-8,19-28 By Fr. Alcuin Hurl, FHS Happy Gaudete Sunday! Gaudete is plural imperative that literally means “ya’ll rejoice” (if you are from Texas) or “yinz rejoice” (if you are from Pittsburgh). What reason do we have to rejoice on this third Sunday of Advent? Gaudete is the first word in the entrance antiphon […]

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December…Late

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Late as usual, I am hurriedly beginning to send out Christmas Cards. I know that I have managed to send out our school card to our donors, friends and supporters now it’s time to contact family and friends. As I write the cards I ask myself why am I doing this? I do try to keep in contact throughout the […]

Advent Week 2 - St. Anthony - Zuni

Advent Week 2

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The first week of Advent focuses on the Lord’s second coming at the end of time. The second and third weeks of Advent focus on the appearance of John the Baptist proclaiming the first coming of Jesus. Let us look at what the Baptist has to say to us. We know from the Gospel of Luke that John was from […]

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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 […]

St Anthony Zuni Clean Up Almost There

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 […]