Attention Confirmation Candidates, Parents & Sponsors.

Confirmation will be held on July 17th, 18th & 24th. There will be 20 Candidates per Mass. Only the Candidate, Sponsor and One Relative will be permitted to attend due to the current COVID-19 restrictions.

First Confessions & First Holy Communions

First Confessions and First Holy Communions have not yet been scheduled. Please let us complete the 89 Confirmationsand then we wll address the 51 First Confessions and First Holy Communions. Yopu will hear from your child's teacher or Mrs. Velma Dees when dates have been scheduled. Information will be posted on the Church's Facebook, Website and Bulletin as Soon as possible. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

Bishop Wall's Prayer Intention for the Month of July

Religious Freedom - That political and social leaders throughout our country and world will recognize and protect the right to free and unlimited religious worship and expression.


St. Teresa Parish

Mass Times & Schedule

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Sponsors / Godparents

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For all the times I took you for granted in the Eucharist and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Jesus have mercy on me.


St. Teresa

Grants, New Mexico

San Mateo Church

San Mateo, New Mexico

San Rafeal Church

San Rafael, New Mexico

St. Vivian's

Village of Milan, New Mexico


Social Distancing – Friendly Reminders

We have to limit the number of people in the Churches to 40% capacity, meaning we need to keep the numbers at or fewer than 100 in St. Teresa’s, 58 in St. Vivian’s, 38 in San Rafael, and 20 in San Mateo. Seating will be on a First Come First Seating Basis. As mentioned in the diocesan policies, the faithful are requested not to “parish hop” for convenience.

During the Sign of Peace, Instead of shaking hands or hugging, please simply nod your head toward one another and avoid bodily contact.

While some have the practice of holding hands during the Our Father, they are asked to refrain from doing so.

If you are not receiving Holy Communion and others in your pew are, please stand up and move out of the pew to allow proper distance to be maintained. Please do not make others climb over you to get in and out of the pew.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Please refer to the latest bulletin located on the top menu of this page for more notices and upcoming events.

Our Bishop: The Most Rev. James S. Wall, Fourth Bishop of Gallup

A Welcome from our local Pastor, The Very Reverend Alberto Avella Martinez: Welcome to the Catholic Community of the western portion of Cibola County in the Diocese of Gallup. We are the four Parishes of St. Teresa of Avila in Grants, St. Vivian's in Milan, San Rafael in the Village of San Rafael and San Mateo in the Village of San Mateo. We share a Catholic Heritage here in the shadow of Mt.Taylor that is 400 years old. We embrace all peoples and cultures and invite them to share in the Eucharistic Banquet together with our Bishop, Pastor, Priests, Deacons, Lay Ministers and all the Baptized as we build the Kingdom of God in the communities of Grants, Milan, San Rafael and San Mateo.

Remember our motto: Four Parishes - For God - For Each Other.


BISHOP:  Ordinary of the Diocese of Gallup, Most Reverend James S. Wall.

Priests:   Pastor-Vicar Forane of the Cibola Vicariate, Very Reverend Alberto Avella-Martinez.

Parochial Vicars:  Father Faustinus Ibebuike, Father John Cormack, Father John Sauter.

Deacons:   Reverend Mr. Larry Chavez, Reverend Mr. Timoteo Lujan, Reverend Mr. Todd Church.


We are here to serve you in this time of need.

Please call the parish office as soon as possible to make arrangements. Please do not finalize arrangements with the funeral home before they have been cleared through the parish office.

Marriage & Baptism Information Please Call 505-285-6645

The Most Rev. James S. Wall

The Fourth Bishop of Gallup