On December 15, 2006, Rev. Joseph Vigil became a priest and was ordained by the late Bishop Arthur N. Tafoya. He celebrated his ordination mass with his mother and father, Aurora Vigil y Leyva (mother) and Ramon Juan Jose Vigil y Duran (father) and my bothers and sisters.
One day later (December 16, 2006), Fr. Joseph drove to Santa Fe to celebrate his first Mass at the Cathedral Basilica Of St. Francis in Santa Fe. His first Mass was celebrated on December 17th, Gaudete Sunday!
Fr. Joseph also celebrated Mass in Santa Fe, NM, (as shown in the third picture from the left, below) on the Celebration of Our Lady Of Peace, the Patroness of Santa Fe, the Oldest Statue of Our Lady who came to Santa Fe from Spain in 1626.
Congratulations from all our parishioners at St. Joseph, St. Therese in Vineland and Sacred Heart in Avondale to Fr. Joseph on his anniversary -- 15 years as a priest! God Bless you and we love you!
Fr. Joseph Appreciation Dinner
On Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, the St. Joseph Parish community came together to show it's appreciation for their Pastor Joseph Vigil and all the work he has done. More than 200 people dined on prime rib, mashed potatoes, green beans and a salad along with cake and ladyfinger cookies for desert.
We are all blessed with a great priest it makes a big difference in a parish and in our community family. and Thank you for the Council of Catholic Women (CCW) for cooking a great meal. the Knight, Men Of Joseph, Ladies Auxiliary, Parish Council. Religious Education, and Parish Staff for making this a memorable event for Fr Joseph!