The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process that begins in the Fall and culminates with the reception of Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist). For more information and to schedule an appointment contact the Parish Office 928-367-2080.

VIRTUS Diocesan Program

The VIRTUS® programs assist the Church in being a safe haven for children and a messenger for preventing child sexual abuse within the Church and society in general. St. Mary of the Angels seeks to achieve this goal through the Diocese of Gallup child sexual abuse prevention program: Protecting God’s Children®. All volunteers at St. Mary of the Angels are required to attend VIRTUS training which is available online through the Diocese of Gallup. For more information on the VIRTUS program contact the Parish Office 928-367-2080.

Online VIRTUS portal: Click Here!

Safe Environment

Promise to Protect

St. Mary of the Angels and the Catholic Diocese of Gallup are engaged in an ongoing effort to create and maintain a safe environment for children, and to protect children from all types of abuse including sexual abuse. As part of this effort, St. Mary of the Angels Religious Education will provide the Touching Safety Program on January 10, 2024. This program was created by the same people who created the Protecting God’s Children program, which all teachers are required to attend.

The Diocese of Gallup is committed to maintaining a safe environment for all who live and worship in our diocese. The Diocesan Safe Environment Office is tasked with ensuring the implementation of the Policy and Procedures and with supporting our Parish with their mission to provide a safe environment for children and youth. For More Information about the Diocesan Safe Environment Program, please visit or you may also contact the Safe Environment office at 1-505-863-4406.

Commitment to Our Congregation

The Parish is strongly committed to the emotional, physical, spiritual and moral wellbeing of all its members.  Abuse of any kind will not be tolerated.