The Very Rev. Monsignor Jerome Martinez y Alire

Msgr. Jerome Martinez y Alire
Msgr. Jerome
We are very blessed to have Msgr. Jerome in our Parish. His extensive educational background and knowledge had brought unity to our community. Monsignor was and raised in the barrios of Santa Fe and is part of a 12th generation New Mexican family. His family was supportive in his quest to follow his dream of becoming a Catholic priest. He attended college, and was ordained when he was still a young man.

It was then that Monsignor began his quest to help the people of New Mexico to understand the power of Christ and his teachings. He served as priest in El Rito, NM. It was in the small community of El Rito that Monsignor helped the town to rebuild their church after it had fallen down. God helped Monsignor to unite the community and rebuild the church.

Santa Maria de la Paz
Santa Maria de la Paz
When the Archbishop heard of the wonderful work that he accomplished in El Rito, he was called to help the people of Santa Fe to build a new beautiful church. This church would be called Santa Maria de la Paz, and is one of the most beautiful churches in the Southwest. But his journey was not done there. Msgr. Jerome was called to help in a way that would help him to become one of the most well known personalities in New Mexico.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi
Cathedral Basilica of
Saint Francis of Assisi
He was then called upon to lead the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in downtown Santa Fe. It was there that the history and triumphs of Santa Fe's culture was shown by the light that Monsignor had attained by his experiences with small Northern New Mexican towns. He became a staple of the Catholic Church and his teachings have helped those from all over the world to live by the grace of the Lord.

It was at that time that Father Flavio Santillanes, who was our beloved priest, decided to retire after serving our Parish in Pojoaque. Monsignor was then given the opportunity to join our community as our spiritual guide. He accepted and has now been a pillar in our community. We are grateful that he has chosen to lead us in our own spiritual journeys to find ourselves closer to Christ.

Father's Desk

Inspirational words that encourage us all as Monsignor helps us to understand the beauty of the Catholic church.

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Videos

Watch videos of Monsignor as he explains the roles that New Mexicans have played in uniquely shaping the catholic community.

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Lectures

Explore the history of Santa Fe and its many cultures. The church played an integral part in how Santa Fe was settled and came to be the oldest capital in the United States.

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Our Parish

Whether you are a Catholic or not, our arms are open with love, and you can come rejoice with us for the many gifts that our Lord has given.

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Our Churches

Our uniquely constructed churches are located throughout the Pojoaque Valley and contain magnificent artwork such as Santos and Retablos.

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Events

Curious about events in our parish such as Baptisms, First Holy Communions, Holy Days, Religious Trips, Special Events, and Weddings?

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Education

Learn more about the church with our educational programs and grow into the teachings of our Savior by helping to fulfill our sacramental journeys.

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Father's Desk

Read, listen, and watch as Monsignor teaches us the catholic history of New Mexico and our culturalistic roles in the past and future.

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Groups

Learn about our prayer groups, charities, societies, and substance abuse groups such as alcoholics anyonymous.

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