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Pastor Granillo: Forgiveness

on May 3, 2015 - 9:32am
Los Alamos

There are too many people in this world today who have been so hurt, so violated, or so unjustly treated that there doesn’t seem to be any justice possible for them. And if you tell these victims that they should forgive their assailant in order to begin healing they might misinterpret what you are saying.

For the victim this may seem to imply that the crimes committed against them were not as bad as they made them out to be, that perhaps they weren’t as innocent as they claimed; or that the damage was insignificant; or that the offender does not deserve

English Tradition Of 'Coffee Morning' Returns May 2

on April 30, 2015 - 8:37am

House-building team members raise the walls in Juarez. Courtesy photo

TOTH News:

The English tradition of the “Coffee Morning” returns to Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr., 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 2. This is an informal fundraising event, intended to raise funds for the House of Hope and Trinity Builders house-building mission teams.

The Coffee Morning also will offer an opportunity to share that Saturday morning cup of coffee and a scone or other treat, while visiting with friends and neighbors. The event includes tempting stalls or tables with:

Unitarians Meet In Temporary Space Starting Sunday

on April 30, 2015 - 8:23am

Temporary location for the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos. Image/UCLA


The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos will now hold all meetings, classes and worship services in their temporary headquarters in the TRK Building at 195 East Road, Suite 101 while a new church building is constructed at their Sage Street location.

All are welcome to Sunday services, held at 10:30 a.m. This week, the Rev. John Cullinan will lead a dedication of the temporary space, welcome new members of the congregation, and preach on "A Liberating Faith."
This week's 9:30 a.m.

Pope Appoints New Archbishop Of Santa Fe

on April 27, 2015 - 11:42am

Most Rev. John C. Wester


ALBUQUERQUE – Pope Francis has appointed Most Rev. John C. Wester, Bishop of Salt Lake City, as the 12th Archbishop of Santa Fe.

He succeeds Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe upon reaching the age limit has been accepted by the Holy Father.

Archbishop-Elect Wester was ordained a Priest May 15, 1976 for his native Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Pastor Granillo: Words Matter

on April 26, 2015 - 9:15am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
Los Alamos

Words Matter

My mother has washed my mouth out with soap on more than one occasion. Of course my parents came from a time when this was acceptable and they believed that what came out of your mouth mattered.

Today this practice is probably less common, and maybe even frowned upon, but I would argue that what comes out of your mouth still matters. What each one of us says or does makes a difference—whether good or bad.

In Mark 7:14-15 (NIV), Jesus told the crowd around Him, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand this.

Job Of Pochaiv Orthodox Church Receives Icon Of Christ

on April 23, 2015 - 10:59am
Hand-painted icon of Christ at the Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church. Courtesy photo
Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church in Los Alamos was blessed to receive a generous gift from their sister parish of Saint Anthony of the Desert in Las Cruces. 
They received the largest hand-painted icon of Christ on a panel in New Mexico. The icon is 7-feet in diameter and has been installed on the ceiling of the church.
During a short service Sunday, April 26, beginning at noon at Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church, 2270 39th St., a blessing of the icon will take place, along with

New Church Building Underway For Unitarian Church Of Los Alamos

on April 20, 2015 - 3:43pm
Architect's rendering of the new Unitarian Church of Los Alamos. Courtesy/Mullen|Heller Architecture
Vote: Church members raise their hands in affirmation of the new building project. There were two abstentions, but zero 'no' votes of the 90 members present. Photo by Rev. John Cullinan


The congregation of the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos will soon have a new church building. After seven years of preparation, the congregation voted overwhelmingly Sunday to go ahead with the project, starting demolition in just a few short weeks.

“I’m thrilled that everyone’s hard work and

IHM Hosts First Holy Communion Ceremony

on April 19, 2015 - 1:44pm

Fr. Glenn Jones recites the Mass during the First Holy Communion Ceremony this morning at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

First Holy Communion Ceremony this morning at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Children of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church prepare to make their First Holy Communion this morning. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Children of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church made their First Holy Communion this weekend during