Archive for September, 2017

The following images are from the sculpure unveiling of Fr. Casimiro Roca who was in the area as a priest for more then 50 years. He established Holy Family Parish and build the image of the Santuario as a pilgrimage location in the Chimayo area. 

Fr. Roca left a piece of his holiness in many of us. Please email and stories of you and Fr. Roca to for a future memories of Fr. Roca blog post. 

El Santuario de Chimayo de Nuestro Señora de Esquipula. Chimayo New Mexico.

Replica of Nuestro Señor de Esquipula, image that is in the Main Alter.

Procession lead by Fr. Julio Gonzales, SF. Participants are the Knights of Columbus and Members of La Fraterninda Piadosa de Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno and community members.

Nuestro Señor de Esquipula

Procession heading toward lower level outdoor Mass area.

Patricia Oviado, Master of Ceremonies.

Marco Oviado, Sculptor, #1


Joe, helper and chauffeur of Fr. Roca.

Cecila, friend of Fr. Roca and community member of Las Truchas.

MArco Oviado, JJ, assistant sculptor.

Fr. Julio Gonzales, Pastor at Holy Family

Fr. Jim Suntum, SF

Fr. Julio and Fr. Jim

Fr. Julio and Marco standing with the statue of Fr. Casimiro Roca, SF (1918-2015)

Patricia, Marco and Fr. Julio

Fr. Julio with the Knights of Columbus

Fr. Julio with Members of the FPdNPJN #1


Comments From Facebook:

Connie Baca, “Such a sweet man. So caring”

John Funk, “Fr. Roca was a very holy man.  One day, he taught me a lifetime of faith knowledge in about 5 minutes.”