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Archbishop Wester: Deepest Condolences To Victims And Families Of Clovis-Carver Public Library Shooting

on August 30, 2017 - 6:52am

Archbishop John C. Wester


ALBUQUERQUE – Archbishop John C. Wester has issued the following statement regarding the recent tragic shooting that took place in Clovis.

“On behalf of all the faithful in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, I wish to express our sincere condolences to those who lost loved ones and those who were injured in the Clovis-Carver Public Library Shooting.

Our prayers and support also go out to the community of Clovis and all those affected by this senseless act of violence. I would also like to express our appreciation for the pastoral presence of Fr. Simon Carian, pastor of Sacred Heart in Clovis. We ask our Risen Savior, the Lord of all life, to fill them with His grace and healing during this time of unspeakable sorrow.

May those, taken from us so suddenly, rest in peace.”

Relief Assistance:


The Archdiocese of Santa Fe and Catholic Charities of New Mexico are working collaboratively to provide relief assistance to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. They have set up a link on both websites to provide New Mexicans the opportunity to donate and assist with the Hurricane Harvey relief process. 


Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Catholic Charities of New Mexico


The donations collected will be given to Catholic Charities in Southeast Texas and Louisiana to provide relief assistance or to use the money locally if New Mexico is engaged in assisting displaced persons affected by Hurricane Harvey.


In addition to the online donations, all Archdiocese of Santa Fe parishes have been invited to participate in a second collection during the weekend of Sept. 16-17, 2017 to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey. These donations also will be given to Catholic Charities in Southeast Texas and Louisiana to help relief efforts. 

At this time, we are not collecting in-kind donations nor recruiting volunteers to go to Texas. Only volunteers with specific skills and the ability to be self-sufficient should even consider traveling to assist those in need and should find an agency like the Red Cross or other first responder groups to work through.