Ministry Resource Center - Archdiocese of Santa Fe

News and information about the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Library.

* Any Catholic parishioner of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe may borrow the resources housed at the MRC. There are no fees except for lost or damaged items. * Materials can be mailed to patrons outside of Albuquerque. The MRC will pay outgoing postage for materials we mail out of town. Patrons are responsible for the return of materials. * Books and audiotapes may be borrowed for four weeks (or longer by arrangement) * DVDs and videotapes may be borrowed for two weeks (or longer by arrangement). It may be helpful to call or write ahead and reserve materials that are needed for programs on particular dates. * DVDs and videotapes may be previewed at the Center. Center staff can make recommendations of materials for certain programs, and for other informational needs. * Care and consideration of materials, and returning them on time are of greatest importance to insure that materials are available to everyone served by the Center. Users are responsible for paying for items that are lost or damaged.

Mission: The Ministry Resource Center serves all those in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe by making print, audio and visual resources available and by providing information regarding Catholic Faith and Ministry.

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We have created a tutorial for using the MRC and posted it on the MRC website: Here is a sample.

Due to a burst pipe in our building, the MRC was flooded on Saturday and will be closed for the foreseeable future. Don't forget - you can always use our eBoook collection.

Merry Christmas!

A Star In the Night 1945

This might be from 1945 and in black and white - but the story is very moving!
It is one of my favorites to watch on Christmas Eve.

Beautiful story,not many people have seen this....enjoy.

[12/16/19]   Holiday Hours for the MRC.
Now through January 2.
Open Monday through Friday - 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Closed on weekends.
Closed December 24 & 25
Closed January 1

On-line resources available at all times.

National Association for Lay Ministry (NALM)

Happy Advent! Check out this video from Busted Halo ( for more information on this wonderful time of the year!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you for all you do in building the Kingdom!

National Association for Lay Ministry (NALM)

Why this Lent is an opportunity to get our response to sex abuse right A summit hosted by The Leadership Roundtable found concrete ways to address the church’s twin crises: a crisis of abuse and a crisis of leadership failures and cover-up.

Merry Christmas!

May you have a blessed Christmas!

The MRC will close today (Friday) at 11am and reopen on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 8:30am. Of course eBooks and audio books are available for download any time. visit our web site for more information.

National Association for Lay Ministry (NALM)

The Jesuit Post offers a One-Minute Homily. You may be interested in sharing these with others or even adding to your parish or ministry Facebook posts or websites. Enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The MRC will be closed from Thanksgiving through this weekend. See you on Monday! Of course eBooks are available any time.

From the National Association for Lay Ministry.


This is an event CO-SPONSORED by New Mexico Community Dental and Delta Dental of New Mexico and KOAT
There will be turkeys given away, as supplies last, at New Mexico Community Dental
There will also be activities for kids and other giveaways!
On: Saturday, November 17
Time: 8:00am – 11:00am
At: NM Community Dental 2116 Hinkle St SE, ABQ.


[10/11/18]   Megan McKenna’s Workshop on the Sacraments—October 11, 15 and 16 6:30 to 9:00 pm at Saint Therese Church, 3424 Fourth Street NW.
Megan McKenna is a renown Catholic Theologian, lecturer, storyteller and author of over 50 books. Megan has given workshops and lectures in numerous places in North and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, as well as Ireland, Japan, The Philippines, Singapore, Haiti and Burma. Workshop is sponsored by The Archdiocese of Santa Fe and Saint Therese Parish. All are welcome to hear this world class Theologian. Megan has made Albuquerque her home for the past 35 years.

Just added three new videos from Paraclete Press. Great for adult study groups.

Hold Nothing Back

The MRC will be closed on Saturday and Monday in honor of the Labor day Weekend. Why not stop by and check out a book or DVD to enjoy? Here's a suggestion from our eBook collection related to Labor Day: Dorothy Day (1897–1980) was a well-known American journalist, activist, and Catholic convert whose cause for sainthood has been endorsed by the US bishops. She wrote numerous articles over a period of several decades for the prominent lay Catholic magazine Commonweal. Hold Nothing Back is glea...

Free - While Supplies Last - Vatican II The Faithful Revolution - a 5 set DVD. Just stop by the MRC during regular hours to pick up your free set.

If you haven't browsed our catalog in a while - you've missed a LOT! In the last month, the MRC has added hundreds of books, videos, eBooks and audio books!

Independence Day

The MRC is closed to day in honor of the 242nd birthday of our country.

Archdiocese of Santa Fe Official

NMCCB Express Urgency in Reversal of Policy Separating Families. @ABJohnCWester

New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops
Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Most Reverend John C. Wester
Diocese of Las Cruces, Most Reverend Oscar Cantú
Diocese of Gallup, Most Reverend James S. Wall
NMCCB Executive Director, Allen Sánchez


ALBUQUERQUE – Friday, June 15, 2018--IMMEDIATE RELEASE-- As bishops of a border state, we respond with dismay to President Donald Trump’s overturning of asylum protections for victims of domestic violence and carrying out the practice of separating families to stem migration.

The Bishops of New Mexico strongly support Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, whose statement calls for an immediate end to the policy which removes domestic violence as a reason for asylum. We join the cardinal in condemning the separation of children from their parents. The devastation this inflicts upon the children has life-long consequences for their well-being and is a serious violation to the rights of children.

We are greatly appalled at those who would promote such terrible border policies. Seeking asylum is not a crime, and those who are seeking it should not be compared to those committing strong-arm robbery, a felony.

We pray the United States Department of Justice will reverse these practices, as they constitute human rights violations and an offense against the most important unit in society, the family.—END

P.O. Box 3243  Los Lunas, NM 87031  505.319.3334

June 13, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL—"At its core, asylum is an instrument to preserve the right to life. The Attorney General's recent decision elicits deep concern because it potentially strips asylum from many women who lack adequate protection. These vulnerable women will now face return to the extreme dangers of domestic violence in their home country. This decision negates decades of precedents that have provided protection to women fleeing domestic violence. Unless overturned, the decision will erode the capacity of asylum to save lives, particularly in cases that involve asylum seekers who are persecuted by private actors. We urge courts and policy makers to respect and enhance, not erode, the potential of our asylum system to preserve and protect the right to life.

Additionally, I join Bishop Joe Vásquez, Chairman of USCCB's Committee on Migration, in condemning the continued use of family separation at the U.S./Mexico border as an implementation of the Administration's zero tolerance policy. Our government has the discretion in our laws to ensure that young children are not separated from their parents and exposed to irreparable harm and trauma. Families are the foundational element of our society and they must be able to stay together. While protecting our borders is important, we can and must do better as a government, and as a society, to find other ways to ensure that safety. Separating babies from their mothers is not the answer and is immoral."
Media Contact:
Judy Keane

Summer Institute Early Bird Deadline is May 7. Don't miss it!

Archdiocese of Santa Fe

We added 45 new eBooks to the MRC including a revised copy of Fr. James Martin's Building a Bridge. Check out the new additions on our OverDrive web page:

2017 Institute of Formation for Christian Service Registration Form

Registration for the Institute of Formation for Christian Service is now open! Directions: Please complete all items with an asterisk. Choose the classes by clicking on the day you wish to take the class. The list of classes will appear and you simply choose which class you want to take. After completing this form you will be instructed on how to complete the registration proc...


Good Friday

[03/29/18]   The Ministry Resource Center will be closed Friday through Sunday. eBooks are available anytime.

Washing Feet

Here's a book to help get into the spirit of the Triduum. It is available as an eBook: More than half a century after its introduction into the Easter liturgy, the rite of the washing of feet on Holy Thursday goes to the heart of what it means to take part in Christian liturgy—as well as to live a Christian life. In Washing Feet: Imitating the Example of Jesus in the Liturgy Tod...

An Ignatian guide to ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

In case you wanted some Catholic background to this popular movie.... The film invites all of us to wear our hearts on our sleeves, to be honest and unabashedly earnest, to hope.

The Chance to Dream

Today is National Call in Day for DACA. Call our senators and let them know that you stand with our "Dreamers." Call 855-589-5698 and press "1" to connect with our senators. Once connected tell the person on the phone to deliver this simple message: "I urge you to support a bipartisan, common-sense, and humane solution for Dreamers: protect Dreamers form deportation and provide them with a path to citizenship, Reject proposals that undermine family immigration or protections for unaccompanied children; As a Catholic, I know that families are not "chains," but a blessing to be protected; act now to protect Dreamers, our Immigrant brothers and sisters."

Call the number a second time and press "2" to connect with your U.S. Representative. Deliver the same message.

Have you ever met a Dreamer? Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, introduces us to some of their stories as we encourage U.S....

CRS Ethical Trade

Admit it. Some years you love Valentine's Day and others you just, well, don't. You aren't alone!

We've got one way to be certain you'll LOVE it this year.


Here's a fantastic program that everyone in ministry should attend! Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers is a program designed by the USCCB. It will be offered for the first time this April. For more info check out this video: Please click the link to complete this form.

[01/28/18]   Please keep Corey Lucero in your prayers. He has been admitted into ICU with the flu. Corey is the assistant librarian at the MRC.

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