About Our Church
Mary Mother of Mankind
Our Mission Church was dedicated October 28, 1936.
Like the Native peoples, the Franciscans hold to strong traditions -service to all God´s people among them. It is in the spirit of these traditions and history that the friars continue to serve the Native communities of the American Southwest.
"The first service one owes to others in a community involves listening to them. Just as our love for God begins with listening to God’s Word, the beginning of love for others is learning to listen to them. God’s love for us is shown by the fact that God not only gives God’s Word, but also lends us God’s ear. . . . We do God’s work for our brothers and sisters when we learn to listen to them."