The Feast of Santa Filomena

The founder of Santa Maria, Fr. Antonio Norman, always had a devotion to Santa Filomena. On Saturday, August 11, 2018, the present students, priests, sisters, workers, and local persons from around town held our annual celebration on our property dedicated to her honor. The memory of Santa Filomena and the memory of Fr. Antonio were celebrated with the Mass, the final day of the novena to Santa Filomena, music, food, smiles and wonderful memories. All that we have, we have received from another. We praise God for his goodness to us.

Graduation 2018

On July 7, 2018, fifty-five students graduated from the three respective schools of Santa Maria del Mexicano. The whole Santa Maria Family began the joyous occasion with the Holy Mass. Afterwards followed the band, the honoring of the country of Mexico, cultural events, the distribution of diplomas and a delicious meal. Santa Maria gives honor and glory to God for the many ways He has cared for us, especially through our Blessed Mother, Santa Maria.

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica.

March 22, 2018.

The family of Santa Maria del Mexicano made their annual pilgrimage to Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica in Soriano, Queretaro. The pilgrimage consists in a two hour walk with prayers and songs and ends in a large outdoor Mass on the patio of the Basilica. Each year we give thanks to Our Lady of Sorrows for her intercession; she is the patroness of the Diocese of Queretaro. Pilgrims come from all over the country to honor Our Lady of Sorrows during this week. Have a blessed Sacred Triduum and Easter!

Culture Week

March 13-March 16, 2018.

For over ten years, the students of Santa Maria del Mexicano have celebrated culture week. All of the students participate in artistic and cultural activities to recall how culture expresses the beauty and diversity of God’s gifts to his people. From poetry and drawing to dancing and singing, these students showcase their many talents to their Santa Maria Family and some invited guests. In this liturgical year of the youth, Santa Maria gives thanks to God for his goodness and its many-faceted expression in the students of Santa Maria.

The Solemnity of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

December 12, 2017. The Solemnity of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The entire family of Santa Maria del Mexicano, including our elderly, participated in Mass and had a festive meal to honor the patroness of Mexico, Our Lady of Guadalupe. Many benefactors of Santa Maria joined us. We give thanks to God for his many blessings, especially for the gift of our Blessed Mother who perpetually intercedes for her children and her elderly of Santa Maria. Blessings to all of our benefactors, families, and friends this Advent and Christmas season!

Santa Maria opens school year with Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows

August 25, 2017. The Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows. Soriano, Mexico.

The students, faculty, staff, and religious of Santa Maria commenced the 2017-18 school year with Mass in the basilica of Soriano. Giving thanks to God for his grace and to our Mother for her maternal protection, all Santa Maria students received the scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The primary school, the middle school, and the high school of Santa Maria all opened their doors for the new year this August, grateful to our Lord for his many blessings.

New computer lab

Elmer and Penélope Amaya from Austin, Texas and friends raised funds to renovate our high school computer lab.  Our students study on-line and were in need of new computers.  Now we have 30 brand new computers thanks to the generosity of those who donated.  Thank you! 

Confirmation and Holy Communion

June 18, 2017. Fifty-three children of Santa Maria del Mexicano received the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion in the primary school of Santa Maria. Bishop Faustino Armendáriz Jiménez, the bishop of the Diocese of Queretaro, presided and Father Jeremy Davis, the assistant director of Santa Maria, concelebrated the Mass. The children of Santa Maria receive their catechesis in house and are instructed by the religious of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity. It was a joyful occasion for all! Many parents and godparents rejoiced with the mission as more children were sent off to preach and live the Gospel, driven by the Holy Spirit and the Eucharist! Thanks be to God!