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St. James Catholic Church to celebrate Los Posadas

All are welcome to a Christmas celebration known as Los Posados at St. James Catholic Church. The celebration will begin at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24 to be followed by mass at 8:30 p.m. The St. James Catholic Church is located 14 miles down Trujillo Road.

Saint James Catholic church, La Iglesia De Santiago, has been the anchor of the Trujillo community in southern Archuleta County since it was constructed between 1916 and 1918. Generations of local families have been baptized and married in the church and buried in the nearby Campo Santo.

In the last few years, extensive renovations and repairs have been undertaken by members of the extended community, financed by generous donations from people who love Trujillo and St. James.

In 2008 a new floor and roof were installed, along with new pews, paint inside and out, repairs to the adobe and plaster, and finishing touches throughout.

In 2009, the marvelous stained glass windows originally built in Spain and paid for by families in the congregation were removed and caringly repaired by renowned stained glass restoration specialist David Daunzrorth. We hope to continue the good work of maintaining and improving our church and appreciate your support in our endeavors, so that we may pass on this jewel to the generations that follow us.

Please visit us for masses held four times a year on a schedule that is published in the parish Sunday bulletin, especially on the last Sunday in July for La Fiesta De Santiago!

We look forward to seeing you there.