On Saturday, October 25, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Tortugas, New Mexico celebrated 100 years. A full day of festivities began at 8:30 a.m. with groups of dancers from the Tigua Tribe leading the parish in preparing for the celebration of the Eucharist. The Most Reverend Oscar Cantú, Bishop of Las Cruces concelebrated Mass with the Most Reverend Ricardo Ramírez, Bishop Emeritus. All but one of the former pastors still living were able to attend.
Also in attendance was Mr. Juan Montoya. Mr. Montoya, at 101 years of age, is the oldest living member of Tortugas and the Parish.
The Centennial Committee presented a beautiful framed trio of pictures (showing the church then and now as well as the logo for the centennial) to all the former and current pastors of OLG as well as Bishop Oscar Cantú and Bishop Emeritus Ricardo Ramírez.
Thank you to Dominic Fierro for providing the photos.