St. Anthony Zuni Church

Return to Sunday Worship

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 […]

Empty 8th Grade Class at Zuni

August Newsletter 2020

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

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 […]

Letter to Parents Update

Letter to Parents – School Update 7-27-2020

Dear Parents and Guardians Thank you for bringing your children to St. Anthony’s as we begin the schools 98th year of service to the community in Zuni. For 17 weeks we have been preparing our school for re-opening on 10th August. On 23rd July the State Governor announced the closure of public schools until 7th September. Private schools such as […]

St Anthony Zuni Clean Up Almost There

July Newsletter 2020

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

“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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St. Anthony Mission School Covid-19 Classroom Reconstruction

Father Patrick McGuire has organized a fundraiser on behalf of St. Anthony Indian Mission. Donations are 100% tax deductible. St. Anthony School: GoFundMe page St. Anthony Indian School in Zuni, NM, is preparing for school’s re-opening. We are standing on the threshold of a new tomorrow. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we know it has to be and will “look” […]

Return to Parish Life | St Anthony Zuni

Parishioners Guidelines for Mass May 29th 2020

We are pleased to announce a “Return to Parish Life”. Starting from Sunday the 31st of May Bishop Wall has permitted the public celebration of Mass in Churches of the Gallup Diocese. The faithful remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Return to Parish Life Should I come to Mass? What is going to be different for now? […]

St Anthony School Zuni

May Newsletter 2020

“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

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

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

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 […]

St. Anthony Catholic School Zuni


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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

2nd Sunday of Easter | Divine Mercy Sunday

Reflection on the Gospel of John 20: 19-31 —By Fr. Alcuin Hurl, FHS Last Sunday we began in the dark and saw how Mary Magdalen, Peter and the Beloved Disciple move toward Easter faith. Although Mary Magdalen returns and says: “I have seen the Lord” the disciples are still in the dark. It is evening on Easter Sunday and the […]