LoboCatholic: UNM Aquinas Newman Center

The Aquinas Newman Center on the UNM Campus is the Catholic hub for young adults in Albuquerque. We are really about one thing: bringing people to Jesus!

MASS TIMES: Daily: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:00 AM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 5:15 PM Saturday: 8:30 AM Sunday: 4:30 PM (Saturday Vigil Mass) 9:00 AM 11:00 AM 5:00 PM (Student Mass during the school year) CONFESSION TIMES: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 - 8:00 AM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 4:15 - 5:00 PM Saturday: 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Mission: To get to heaven.


RCIA Instruction on the Mass 2020

Sharing a gift Father gave to our RCIA students who couldn’t attend their last class which is always the instructional Mass. Enjoy!

For our RCIA students by Father Michael DePalma



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[05/06/20]   From: Father DePalma

My Dear Parish Family:
As we come up on two months since we had to close up the church and have everyone stay at home, but as we hope that restrictions will soon be lifted, even in a limited capacity, here are some of the things that I have truly missed about not seeing you all around. I miss seeing those of you who always came to our daily Masses. Even though we record in front of an empty church, I can still see where you all sit and it's not hard to imagine you all being there. I miss hearing my brother Phillip greeeting the people coming to the 9:00 Sunday Mass telling them that "It's going to be a beautiful day!" I miss Kristy, one of the ushers at the 4:30 Mass on Saturday, nodding to me in approval when I process out when Mass is done and it was less that an hour: "You kept it under 60 Father, you kept it under 60!" I miss seeing the high school students who come to Mass, even with their families, walking in all big and bad as if they ran the world, but then seeing them all reverent and holy when they receive Holy Communion. I miss seeing the little ones who are in total awe and will sometimes say out loud, "Jesus!" as we walk down the main aisle with the processional cross. I miss seeing at the 5:00 Student Mass on Sundays, the male collegians by-passing my Communion line to go receive our Lord Jesus from Maria because she's a lot prettier than I am! I miss hearing the shuffling in line as people got ever closer to making their confession. I miss hearing Peter Duran, our most dedicated altar server say, "Ok, let's go get them!" when we leave the sacristy to go and start the Mass. Believe it or not, I miss those spiritedly noisy babies who love to compete with me during the homily! But of course, most of all, I miss giving you all our Lord Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. Whenever I pray in front of the camera the Our Father and have to say, "give us this day our daily bread," that still aches because that primarily means not just food for the table, but heavenly food, Holy Communion. And then it certainly still hurts when I have to lift up the Body and Blood of our risen, Eucharistic Lord and say, "Behold the Lamb of God...blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb." You are all called to the supper of the Lamb, but as of yet you are not permitted to receive. Now sure, there's spiritual communion and that can be quite uplifting, there's the reality that God can bless you anywhere at any time, but we all know, for many of us are starting to feel like we are withering a bit on the vine, that there is no comparison with receiving our Lord in Holy Communion. We've been patient, some of you heroically patient, we've been hopeful, we've been doing the best that we can, and we know that God always blesses obedience, but it's time to come back home. Let us continue to pray that the hand of our Lord will not only protect us from this pandemic, but guide the hearts and minds of our leaders so that the healthy can get back to work, so that those who haven't seen their grandparents in 8 weeks will be able to enjoy one of the greatest blessings in life, and so that all of us can once again receive the Lord in community, where we belong, here at Mass.
As always, you'll remain in my prayers,
Fr. Michael DePalma


4th Wednesday of Easter 2020

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4th Tuesday of Easter 2020

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5th Sunday of Easter 2020: Mother's Day

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St. Athanasius (296-373 A.D.) was born in Alexandria, Egypt, to noble Christian parents. He received an excellent education in theology, philosophy, rhetoric, and law, which he directed to the service of God. He made great progress in both wisdom and virtue, and made a spiritual retreat in the Egyptian desert with St. Anthony the Great. St. Athanasius became the Bishop of Alexandria and served in that role for 46 years. He tirelessly and courageously devoted most of his life to defeating the Arian heresy, which denied the divinity of Christ. When the majority of his fellow bishops were Arian heretics, which threatened the integrity of the whole Church, Athansius stood firmly and almost single-handedly against their error using his philosophical knowledge, theological wisdom, rhetorical skill, and strength of spirit. Despite having the support of several popes, he suffered great trials, scandals, and persecutions at the hands of his doctrinal enemies, and spent much of his life in exile. He was a participant in the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. and did much of the theological work which supported the condemnation of the Arian heresy and the formulation of the Nicene Creed. St. Athanasius is known as one of the greatest champions of Catholic doctrine to have ever lived, earning the title, "Father of Orthodoxy." St. Athanasius was later declared a Doctor of the Church. His feast day is celebrated on May 2nd.


Memorial of St Athanasius 2020

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Pray The Holy Rosary Daily

“There is no one, however wicked, whom Mary does not save by her intercession when she wishes ... He who has recourse to Mary shall be saved.” —St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori

O MOST HOLY VIRGIN MARY, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and tender Mother of all people, we consecrate ourselves to your IMMACULATE HEART, and recommend to you our family, our country, and the whole human race. Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us as you wish, to accomplish your designs upon the world. O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and earth, rule over us, and teach us how to allow the SACRED HEART OF JESUS to rule and triumph in us and around us, as it has ruled and triumphed in you. Amen.

“God wills that all His gifts should come to us through Mary" —St. Bernard


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Mary, Queen of Heaven, pray for healing of those suffering from the Corona Virus, pray for all those suffering from spiritual indifference, take us to your Son Jesus to receive all the graces, peace, love and mercy that He wants to bless us with. Amen!


Feast of St Joseph the Worker 2020

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St. Joseph, pray for the dignity of all work, pray for all those who are unemployed right now, pray for our Churches to be opened so we may receive your Son in the Eucharist. Amen!

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Pope St. Pius V (1504–1572) was born as Antonio Ghislieri to a poor yet noble family in Bosco, Italy. He worked as a shepherd until the age of 14, after which he joined the Dominican Order and was ordained a priest at the age of 24. He taught theology and philosophy, spent long hours in prayer, and fasted regularly. Due to his great intelligence and reputation for holiness he rose to a number of prominent positions in the Church, including Inquisitor and Bishop. In 1565 he was elected Pope and took the name Pope Pius V. As Supreme Pontiff he was a great reformer and worked to implement the decisions of the Council of Trent following the Protestant revolt. He reformed the clergy, supported the foreign missions, published a catechism, revised the breviary and missal, and named St. Thomas Aquinas a Doctor of the Church. In his alliance with Venice and Spain, and with the aid of a rosary crusade among the faithful, he defeated the Ottoman Turks in the famous and decisive Battle of Lepanto in the Mediterranean sea on October 7, 1571. This miraculous victory saved Europe from being ruled by the Ottoman Empire. The Holy Father afterwards instituted the feast of Our Lady of Victory (now Our Lady of the Rosary) in thanksgiving to Our Lady for leading the Christian forces to victory, and to encourage a greater devotion to the Holy Rosary throughout the universal Church. For this he is known as the "Pope of the Rosary." His feast day is April 30th.


3rd Thursday of Easter 2020

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St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort (1673 – 1716) was born in Brittany, France, to a large farming family. As a child he displayed an unusual spiritual maturity and spent much time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. At the age of 19 he went on foot to Paris to study theology at a prestigious school with the support of a benefactor; along the way he gave his possessions to the poor and made a lifelong vow to live in poverty supported entirely on alms. He was ordained a priest at the age of 27, and at 32 discovered his calling to be an itinerant preacher, receiving the title of "Apostolic Missionary" from the Pope after his bishop tried to silence him. For the next 17 years he preached missions in countless towns and villages throughout France with an emphasis on renewal and reform. His fiery devotion, oratory skill, and identification with the poor led many souls to conversion. He was persecuted by the Jansenists, who, in their spiritual pride, poisoned him, banished him from preaching in their dioceses, and made an assassination attempt on his life. He had a profound devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and taught on the power of the Holy Rosary. He also wrote a number of classic works on Marian devotion, the most famous being True Devotion to Mary. His feast day is April 28.

[04/28/20]   From: Father DePalma
Dear Parish Family:

Starting on May 4th, we will go back to a somewhat regular confession schedule. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, confessions will be heard at 7:45AM, and Tuesday and Thursday, confessions will be at 4:00PM. Also, I will hear confessions from 3:00PM to 4:30 starting on Saturday, May 9th. Now there will be some changes. We will use our normal confessional, however there won't be any kneeling or sitting, unless of course one is in a wheelchair or using a walker. Confessions will be done standing up so that there won't be anything to touch. Also, the door will remain opened, but instead of having the line form in the gathering space, the line will form in the church. This will take a bit to get used to, but at least we can go back to a more normal approach to confession.
But as we continue to wait until the virus outbreak calms down and we can start coming back to seeing each other at Mass, as most of you know, church will more than likely be like some of the other places that will be opening up here soon where there will be a restriction on how many people can gather at one time. So we will have to figure out how to best address that situation when it comes. But I miss seeing you guys terribly, and I know that you miss our Lord in Holy Eucharist, so I don't mind having more than one Mass a day. However, I do also have to see what the Archbishop tells us priests to do as far as Masses go as well. But praise God, the warm weather is here and now all of us can now use our masks to not just go to the store but to now pull up some weeds! Take care of yourselves and as always you will remain in my prayers.

Fr. Michael DePalma


3rd Tuesday of Easter 2020

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St. Zita (d. 1271) was born into poverty in Tuscany, Italy. Her mother taught her to develop a strong prayer life, which, combined with her happy disposition, enabled her to seek God's will in all her life circumstances. At the age of twelve she became a servant for a noble Italian family. The family she served lived near a church, and Zita would rise early to attend daily Mass before beginning her duties. She saw her work as being in the service of God, which she executed with care and diligence. Because of her goodness she suffered harsh treatment and even physical abuse at the hands of both her employers and the other servants. From her patient endurance of such mistreatment, Zita's humility and virtue became evident to all. She was eventually respected and promoted to a leadership role of managing the entire household and its servants. Throughout her life she exemplified hard work, gentleness, and a life of prayer, despite being overworked. She died at the age of 60 serving the same family, and after her death many miracles occurred through her intercession. The family contributed to the cause for her canonization. St. Zita is an incorruptible, and her relics are kept in the Basilica of St. Frediano where she attended Mass. She is the patron saint of maids, domestic servants, butlers, waiters, rape victims, lost keys, and people ridiculed for their piety. St. Zita's feast day is April 27th.


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