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The Diocese now has a website dedicated to information for individuals, congregations, and leadership regarding the response to Covid 19. Bishop Michael Hunn has a series of video messages that can be found on this site, along with various guidelines and resources.

Chrism Mass –

Originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 7 has been cancelled. Bishop Hunn has decided to cancel the Chrism Mass for this year. Chrism oils will be blessed when clergy are scheduled to gather next at Clergy Conference (September 15 – 17, Holy Cross Retreat Center, Mesilla Park).If clergy are in need of chrism oil between now and September, they should contact Archdeacon Patty Soukup.

Deanery Meetings:

Below you will find the dates for our SW Deanery Meetings in 2020. The schedule has been made to accommodate Bishop Hunn who wants to be present at each meeting and spend more intentional time with the people of the Diocese of the Rio Grande. These meetings will be different from the Budget Roadshows of 2019; they will be formed around discussions about how will we as the people of the DRG follow Christ’s command to love God and our neighbor–a fleshing out of last year’s theme of deep roots, broad reach. Bishop Hunn will provide the structure/program for each meeting. Unless noted, meetings will begin at 10:00 AM and conclude by 2:00 PM.

Saturday, May 30th St. Alban’s / El Paso
Saturday, July 11 – Ascension / Cloudcroft
Saturday, October 3 St. Christopher’s / El Paso

Clericus (Gathering of the Clergy of the Deanery) 10:00AM-2:00 PM:

Thursday, March 5 at Holy Spirit, El Paso
Thursday, May 28 at St. Andrew’s Las Cruces
Thursday, October 15 at St. Luke’s La Union

Financial Workshops/Attend one that works for you!

Saturday, March 7 – Bosque Center/Albuquerque
Saturday, May 2 – Grace/Carlsbad

Diocesan Convention:

October 28-31 Santa Fe

Ted Howden Memorial Service:

December 11 – 12:00 Noon -Various Locations TBA

More information will follow as it becomes available.