A local newspaper recently advertised a Latin Mass in Grants. The advertisement came from the Society of Pius X (SSPX), a group which is NOT recognized by the Roman Catholic Church and is on a list of schismatic churches for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
It is not permissible for Catholics to attend services or to receive sacraments at these churches, for the Roman Catholic Church does not recognize them as valid. In order to be Roman Catholic, a church must be in union with the Pope – the successor of St. Peter – and the local bishop of the diocese. The Society of Pius X does not accept the authority of the Pope or the local bishops. Neither the Most Reverend John C. Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe, nor Bishop James S. Wall, Diocese of Gallup, has appointed any pastors or priests to this church.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the St. Teresa Rectory at 505-285-6645.