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St. Jude Women's Ministry

A Women’s Day of Healing
 with Fr. Ben Onwumelu, Connie Smith, 
and Mary Catherine Sandoval

Saturday, 10/5/19 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: St. Jude Thaddeus Church

5712 Paradise Blvd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87114

Cost: $15 (includes light breakfast & lunch)
Register early - seating is limited (closes 9/30/19)

Registration link below

Mary Most Sorrowful:

… based on Matthew 28: 18-19

Standing with Mary Beneath the Cross

Virgin Most Powerful 

Agenda: Saturday, 10/5/19 - 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, St. Jude’s

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM — St. Jude’s Church
Healing Mass - Fr. Ben Onwumelu

9:30 — 10:00 in St. Jude’s Parish Hall
Opening reception and  Praise and Worship by Mary Catherine Sandoval

10:00—10:30 Talk by Fr. Ben Onwumelu: Keynote Address

10:30 — 11:15 — Talk by Connie Smith: Seven Sorrows of Mary: Seven Swords of Mary

11:15 — 11:40 Rosary

11:40 PM — 12:30 PM — Lunch & Raffle

12:30 — 12:45 — Praise and Worship by 
Mary Catherine Sandoval

12:45 — 1:30 — Talk by Connie Smith:

Ten Evangelical Virtues of Mary: Mary’s Help with the Seven Graces

1:30 — 1:45 — Praise and Worship by Mary Catherine Sandoval

1:45 — 2:30 — Talk by Connie Smith:

Lay your Hands Gently Upon Me: Reflection & Healing of Memories

2:30 — 3:00 — Closing Video by

Fr. Nathan Cromly, Malvern Retreat:

Through the Power of the Cross: Carry Out Your Mission

3:00 — 3:15 — Praise and Worship by Mary Catherine Sandoval,

3:00 — 4:30 — Confession available in Church

About the Presenters:

Father Ben Onwumelu:

Fr. Ben Onwumelu is in residence at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish. Fr. Ben currently serves as Hospital Chaplin at the UNM Dept. of Spiritual Care and Education. Fr. Ben studied in part in Rome and in part in Nigeria. He was the National Chaplin of Marian Societies in Nigeria and he served as Chaplin in the Charasmatic Renewal.  In July 2019, Fr. Ben celebrated his Silver Jubilee of his Ordination.

Connie Smith:
Servant of Mary, has been a Catechetical Leader for over 25 years through the Jornada De Fe. Connie has been a Director of Religious Education, Spiritual Instructor for the Third Order of the Secular Franciscans, became a Provincial Minister of the Franciscan Third Order & served in Jail Ministry.  She currently teaches RCIA and Adult Confirmation Classes, does Catechetical Sessions, Summer Classes for Archdiocese Formation Institute for Christian Service. Her Ministry is Lecturing & Eucharistic Minister. She is a Coordinator for the Blue Army to promote the Fatima Message, attends Charismatic Prayer Groups and has conducted or participated in Seminars.

Worship & Praise:

Mary  Catherine Sandoval:

Mary-Catherine Sandoval is a Music Educator, Performer and Liturgist who resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her love of music stems from a childhood of music making in church and home with her 8 siblings and parents.

She is a wife, and mother of three beautiful and rambunctious girls, ages seven, six and two, with one more joining the ensemble this November. Mary-Catherine has extensive teaching experience with people ages 0-70 years old. She taught Pre-k – 8thgrade music and choir at Annunciation Catholic School for 9 years. For the last five years she owned an Internationally and Globally recognized Early Childhood Development center for children ages 0-5 years old. She has recently begun a private practice, which culminates her love for music with her calling of service and healing of families, women and children.  Her and her husband serve as Certified Neurostrategic Coaches, and she serves as a Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner, working with people of all ages offering healing, growth and hope in cases of trauma, intense emotional stress, or other life events.  She is passionate about the growth of others, and seeks to create with those she meets the vision of a Compelling Future in Christ for all who encounter His presence in various settings.  

Click here to register for the Women's Day of Healing on Saturday, October 5, 2019 

If you are unable to register online, please drop off or mail your registration form with $15 check by 9/30/2019 payable to:

St. Jude Thaddeus Church
Catholic Women's Group
5712 Paradise Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114

Click here for the registration form to print

For information, please contact Erica: 505-681-3887, Fran: 550-7688 or the Parish Office: 505-898-0826 or e-mail

Attention All Women: Find Your Purpose, Feed Your Soul

The Women of Grace Foundational Study, Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life is an integral program in the formation of Catholic women in understanding and affirming them in their dignity and vocation as daughters of God and in their gift of authentic femininity.  A true theology of women begins here.

Highlighting the Blessed Virgin Mary as their model and guide, the participants are encouraged to accept and develop the gift of their authentic femininity as the means and source through which they can experience happiness and hope, initiate and sustain cultural change, instill true and lasting peace in interpersonal relationships, and promote justice and freedom, truth and love in the world and the culture of the day.

Hearts are healed! Lives are changed! Souls are saved!


St. Jude Thaddeus Parish Hall
5712 Paradise Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114

Weekly Study beginning the first week in October 2019 on:
Mondays 6:30-8:30 PM Rm 3 
(Sylvia 280-6782, Lorraine 897-4521) 

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 PM Rm 5 
(Erica 681-3887, Rachel 980-4896)

Tuesdays 9:00-11:00 AM Rm 3 
(Fran 550-7688, Ida 249-7987)

For More Information:
Erica Segovia 681-3887
Fran Archibeque 550-7688

Women of Grace® has launched our newest Women of Grace® Study Program,"Young Women of Grace: Embrace Your Femininity."This beautiful study, targeted to girls ages 13 - 18, will teach them what it means to be a daughter of God, to discern their purpose and mission in the world, and to find true fulfillment - without losing their souls!!! They will learn about women who have been raised to Sainthood. Teens will also be inspired by stories of young women such as pro-life superstar Lila Rose, Former super model Leah Darrow and gold medalist Tara Lipinski who are now leading others closer to the heart of Jesus.

 Young Women of Grace: Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm. Call Marian 620-3715 for more information



Retreat based on Matthew 28: 18-19 (RSVCE):  And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”