Current information September 15, 2020

Message from Archbishop John C. Wester

Read the Pastoral Letter dated September 8, 2020 from Archbishop Wester regarding "Our Call to Action - Facing the Serious Challenges of 2020".

A Promise of Hope & Healing Update


We continue to see the generosity of our parishioners willing to assist our parish in this difficult time. Thank you to all those who have responded to our A Promise of Hope & Healing program. Two hundred fifty-five (20%) of the registered 1,303 families have responded so far with $81,532.00 pledged to date. For those who are still evaluating participation, please know every gift helps. Our goal is to have 100% participation whether it is by donation or prayer. It is not too late to pledge! Drop your envelope by the Parish Office, mail it, or place it in the collection basket after Mass.

Listen to Fr. Daniel's message of A Promise of Hope & Healing

Scroll down the page for more information on the program and how to fill out your pledge envelope.


As the world continues to face the effects of the pandemic, we, as a parish, find ourselves now looking to the future, and planning for what will happen next. There is much that is unknown, and our community will have to chart a path forward in prudence and hope. It is my fervent prayer that our church will once again soon be filled with life and activity in love and service to God and one another.

The reality is that the emptiness of our church in recent months has also meant an emptiness of our collection baskets. Many of you have given generously via electronic giving or by sending money directly to the parish, and I am very grateful. Like most Catholic parishes, we rely greatly on offertory collection money to pay bills and salaries, to maintain infrastructure, and to run programs and host activities. A Promise of Hope & Healing will address this loss and allow the parish to move ahead and serve our people.

The information below details how each of us can make a sacrificial gift using our Suggested Gift Chart. The Gift Chart shows pledges in a wide range over the course of the three months which will make it possible for many families to take part in the program. Even if you are unable to make a financial contribution please indicate that on the envelope you received in the mail and return it. We hope to receive responses from everyone.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration about how you can support our parish.

In Christ,
Fr. Daniel M. Balizan

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"Drive-up Communion"

The Most Holy Eucharist is distributed after the 11:30AM Mass to those who are leery about attending Mass or venturing out during the pandemic.  The Eucharist is distributed on the EAST side of the church as you drive through the path-way near the EAST entrance.  Prior to receiving Communion watch a live-streamed or televised Mass and pray a hearfelt Act of Contrition. You MUST wear a mask.

Live-Streaming Mass

Santa Maria de la Paz will continue to live-stream the Sunday 9:30AM Mass via Twitter.  New camera equipment was recently installed in the main church to improve the live-streaming.  If you attend the 9:30AM Mass, please note that there may be a chance that you will be seen on the live video broadcast.

Parishioners may access SMDLP's live-streaming  at  Please note: You DO NOT need a twitter account to view the live-stream.


Fr. Joel is accepting appointments to hear confessions and is available on Monday and Tuesday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.  You may call the Parish Office at 473-4200 to make an appointment for confession.

Mass in Church during COVID-19 Pandemic;
1st Phase of Return

Santa Maria de la Paz will adhere to the current Governor of New Mexco public health order and Archdiocese of Santa Fe guidelines regarding Mass during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Church is set-up for 25% occupancy with safe social distancing and protective measures. All public areas including the restrooms are properly sanitized after each Mass.

Face Masks Required
Parishioners MUST wear a face mask prior to entering the church and during Mass.  If you are not wearing one you WILL NOT be allowed to enter.  This is for your protection and the safety of others.  We also ask that you DO NOT bring children less than three years old to Mass.

Communion is distributed at two stations in the back of the church at the end of Mass as parishioners prepare to exit. The host may only be received in the hand in order to decrease the possibility of cross-contamination. All communicants MUST be masked, receive the host in their hand, and step aside PRIOR to lifting the mask for consuming.

After Mass
Parishioners should depart immediately after Communion and avoid socializing in the Gathering Space and/or the parking lot.

Stay Home if Sick
If you are sick, feel uncomfortable attending a large gathering or have a compromised immune system PLEASE STAY HOME.  The dispensation from the Sunday obligation is still in effect.  




Dear friends in Christ,
Welcome to Santa Maria de la Paz, a Catholic faith community that serves many and welcomes all. We are a parish that has been blessed with a history of outstanding parishioner commitment, investment and involvement. It’s our spiritual home where each lives for the other and all live for God.

Whether as a current member of our parish family or an individual searching for a parish, I hope and pray that you find this community of faith warm, welcoming and committed to the Gospel of Jesus and His church. Our parish family is encouraged to seek a deeper understanding of what it means to use our time, talents and treasure by serving our church in one or more of our many ministries and by being good stewards. Our parishioner’s presence enriches us and builds up the life of the Church.

We are blessed to be one of eight churches in our community that founded the only regional Catholic elementary school in our Archdiocese; Santo Nino Regional Catholic School was open in 2006.  We are also blessed to support St. Michael’s High School, a high school rich in Catholic tradition. When you have some time, please visit both schools either in person or on the web by clicking the links below. Prayerfully consider the strong academic environment of Santo Nino and St. Michael’s for your students; I assure you it’s a wonderful opportunity for a child in the early years of their formation. 

So as you glance through our website, you will find the elements of our faith community that we hope will lead you to a deeper relationship with God, engage you in a greater sense of community with others and inspire you to wider service to our sisters and brothers.

So once again welcome, we are glad to have you with us as we journey together in and with the Lord of life, love and all good and wonderful things as Jesus is our past, present and future.

Please know you are always in my prayers.
Fr. Daniel M. Balizan

Mass Schedule 

Saturday   5:00 pm
Sunday   7:30 am; 9:30 am; 11:30 am, Bilingual; 5:00 pm, Life Teen
Monday 12:15 pm [misa en espanol]
Tuesday 12:15 pm
Wednesday   9:00 am [Santo Nino School Mass - NOT OPEN to PUBLIC]
Thursday  12:15 pm
Friday 12:15 pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 3:30 pm or by appointment                        
  By appointment only

Parish Office Information

11 College Ave. Santa Fe, NM 87508
(505) 473-4200
FAX: (505) 473-1602 

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm  
(Closed for lunch)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm                                       
Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm




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