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 […]

Zuni St Anthony little girls ceremony

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 […]

Parents News

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St. Anthony Indian School Notice of School Closure due to Coronavirus | Covid-19 March 12, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians and Students of St. Anthony’s,By now, I’m sure you have all heard the Secretary of Education’s statement regarding closure of all Public Schools in New Mexico for the next three weeks due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19 Outbreak). Last night the principals in […]

Tuesday in the Octave of Easter

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Reflection on the Gospel John 20:11-18 —By Fr. Alcuin Hurl, FHS On Easter Sunday we were left with an empty tomb, burial clothes and the dim rays of Easter faith beginning to dawn in the hearts of the disciples. This week we see how Mary Magdalene and the disciples step into the full brightness of the light Easter faith a […]

6th Sunday of Easter

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6th Sunday of Easter Gospel Reflection: John 14:15-21 By Fr. Alcuin Hurl, FHS Our Advocate In this Sunday’s Gospel Jesus promises that the Father will send another advocate who will abide with us forever. Who is this other advocate? This new advocate is the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. This is the first of seven times (the […]

5th Sunday of Easter

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Gospel Reflection: John 14:1-12 By Fr. Alcuin Hurl, FHS In this Sunday’s Gospel the disciples are huddled in the upper room in Jerusalem on the eve of the crucifixion gripped with terror. The Greek word for being “troubled” here means being terrified by the prospect of death. Yet, Jesus tells them to not let their hearts be troubled. Many of […]

4th Sunday of Easter 2020

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Reflection on the Gospel: John 10:1-10 —By Fr. Alcuin Hurl, FHS The Good Shepherd Discourse that we hear this Sunday comes right after Jesus heals the man born blind who was betrayed by his parents and then kicked out of the synagogue by the Pharisees. Even though the man born blind experienced this hurtful rejection from the people he trusted […]