Friday, September 11, 2015


September 18, 2015   
6:00 – 8:30 PM  
Marian Hall at the Santa Cruz Church
Come join the Santa Cruz de la Cañada Historical Working Group, Parish Pastor, Father Javier Gutiérrez, and special guest, the Very Rev. Jesús Diaz Alonso, Superior General, S.F., in celebrating this achievement.

Keynote speaker: Henrietta Martínez Christmas - "Prolific Ancestors of Santa Cruz"

Pre-sale pick-ups, as well as new book orders available!
Join us for refreshments, live music, and a chance to get a copy of this Parish Treasure!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sorry for the delay

After some technical and editorial delays, we are excited to announce that the book/DVD is a couple of weeks away from delivery. Thanks to all who pre-ordered for your patience but rest assured your order will soon be delivered. For those who are local, a release event/book signing is tentatively scheduled for mid-September. Stay tuned and in the meantime, ENJOY a short trailer of the DVD.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Excerpt from the Sons of the Holy Family addendum section

In honor of Fr. Roca's birthday on Friday, July 24 and the 61st wedding anniversary of Carasiolo (Lolo) and Alice Maestas on Saturday, July 25th the following is an excerpt from the Sons of the Holy Family addendum section of "La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada - 2nd Edition."

July 31, 1954, wedding of Carasiolo Maestas and Alice López. Padrinos Joe and Pita Montoya. Padre Casemiro Roca, S.F. is the celebrant who was first assigned at Santa Cruz before his long tenure as pastor at Chimayó.


Pedro Roca, S.F.

Beatified with 19 Martyrs of the Sons of the Holy Family

Thousands of priests, nuns, and faithful Catholics were martyred during the Spanish Civil War
(1936-1939). Among them were twenty Sons of the Holy Family, the religious congregation which
serves at Santa Cruz de la Cañada Parish, and the Holy Family Parish which includes the Santuario de Chimayó.

In the 1950’s, Father Casimiro Roca, S.F., left his religious community of Santa Cruz de la Cañada to start a new parish nearby for families and missions of the Chimayó Valley. Ever since then, the life of Fr. Casimiro Roca has been linked to the Santuario de Chimayó.

One of his brothers, Pedro Roca, S.F., is part of the group of 19 martyrs (18 religious and layman
Sebastián Llorens), who shared the spirituality and mission of the Sons of the Holy Family and were beatified on October 27, 2013.

Pre-Sale is officially over!

Now that we are off to press, we are officially closing the pre-sale!

From here on out, the book will be $50 (add $5 for S&H if delivery requested).
To purchase your book, you can go to the parish office (cash, check or credit accepted) or purchase online here.

Friday, July 10, 2015

The book is officially off to the printer!

We know you all have waited long enough and we are happy to announce that the book is officially done and has been sent to the printer!

We will be notifying everyone soon on the pick-up location information. Delivery books will be shipped out as soon as we get them.

We appreciate your patience and your support and we are sure you will be completely satisfied with the end product.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Book & DVD Preview - May 31st

Join us for a book and DVD preview
at 11:45, in the Marian Hall
(west side of church property)
on Sunday May 31, 2015. 

Pre-Sale price $40
cash, check or card accepted

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

2nd edition of parish book coming soon!

A committee of parish volunteers, with deep knowledge of area history, is finalizing the reprinting of the book titled "La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada, 2nd Edition”. The original book, published in 1983, is now a collector’s item, out of print, and is in much demand. An addendum to this book will include articles and photographs of our historic church and parish from 1983 - 2015. The book will also include a DVD showcasing our unique music, religious art, current renovations, and many other parish activities.

Pre-Sales begin Sunday May 3rd during the Santa Cruz Fiestas. Pre-Sale price $40, cash, check or card accepted.