Pastoral Week 2023: Reviving the Body of Christ

January 26-30, 2023

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

100 Sandoval Street

Santa Fe, NM 87501

Group Code: PWCCI for call in 800-445-8667

Included in your PW 2023 Registration is a pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo

Nestled in the village of Chimayo along the High Road to Taos sits a national historic landmark, El Santuario de Chimayo. The sanctuary is well known for the unusual legend of its creation and as a present-day pilgrimage site. It receives almost 300,000 visitors per year and has been called "no doubt the most important Catholic pilgrimage center in the United States.” It is also often called the “Lourdes of America” for it’s healing soil. In the small prayer room next to the sanctuary is a round hole filled with this soil. In fact, many come to the church in pursuit of this soil, hoping to find a cure for their afflictions.

NCOD has worked hard to negotiate costs as low as possible. Our priority is providing members and the deaf community a quality experience for professional and spiritual growth, networking, and camaraderie. We can’t wait to see you in Santa Fe!

Conference Itinerary

Thursday, January 26

3:00 pm          Registration Opens

5:00                 Mass

6:30                 Welcome Reception & Social

Friday, January 27

8:00 am          Registration Open

8:00                 Prayer Service / Reconciliation

8:30                 Mass

9:45                 Opening Remarks

10:00               Balancing the Pastoral & Business Life of Pastoral Workers                                ~Most Rev. Steven J. Raica, Bishop of Birmingham &                                            NCOD Episcopal Moderator

11:30                Group Lunch

1:30 pm          Creating a Pastoral Plan for Deaf Ministry                                                                    ~Chris Duck, Archdiocese of Baltimore

3:15                  Deaf Pastoral Workers’ Meeting / Interpreters’ Meeting

5:00                 On Your Own                                                                                                                                       (Visit the Cross of Martyrs for a beautiful sunset experience)

8:30                 Cursillo Ultreya

Saturday, January 28

8:00 am          Prayer Service / Reconciliation

8:30                 Mass

9:30                 Announcements

10:00               Evermore in Love: Marriage Enrichment                                                                      ~Matt & Tammy Gwynn

11:30               Lunch (on your own)

1:15 pm          Regional Meetings

2:45                Regional Wrap-Up

3:45                On Your Own

6:00                Social

7:00                Banquet & Awards   

Sunday, January 29

 8:30 am          Prayer Service / Reconciliation

9:00                  NCOD Business Meeting

11:00                 Community Mass at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

12:30 pm         Luncheon with Local Deaf Community

2:00                  Board Pilgrimage Bus

2:45                   El Santuario de Chimayo

4:00                  Board Bus to Return to Hotel

5:00               The Catholic Church in New Mexico                                                            ~Deacon Larry Torres

6:30              On Your Own

Monday, January 30

8:30 am          Prayer Service / Reconciliation

9:30                   Embracing Unidiversity                                                                                                        ~Rev. Mike Depcik, OSFS

11:15                  Mass

12:30 pm         Conference Closes


All priests and deacons who wish to serve at the altar during Pastoral Week must send a Letter of Good Standing to the following address:

Deacon Robert Vigil, Director Pastoral Outreach

The Catholic Center Office

4000 Joseph’s Place NW

Albuquerque, NM  87120-1741

505-831-8229 (voice) / 505-831-8236 (fax)

Fr. Walsh Pastoral Worker Award

Nominations are now closed. The Rev. David Walsh Pastoral Worker of the Year Award was established to honor individuals, organizations or companies that have contributed significant dedication, support and assistance to deaf Catholics. It is the National Catholic Office for the Deaf ‘s (NCOD) way of saying “thank you”. Not only for a job well done, but for the recipient’s leadership role and impact among deaf Catholics. Join us in Santa Fe to find out who this year’s recipient will be.

 Book your airline tickets now!

The National Catholic Office for the Deaf is excited to announce PW 2023: Reviving the Body of Christ will be January 26-30, 2023 in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico! Santa Fe has a rich multicultural heritage, beautiful art and historic churches! In order to help members with expenses, NCOD will keep the registration costs the same as last year. Also, the hotel rate will again be an amazing $119/night +taxes/fees!  

The only change will be travel costs but you can control that by getting your airline tickets now! Make your flight reservations as soon as possible to take advantage of rates! Who knows what will happen in the future? Registration and hotel reservations will open up soon – but don’t wait to make your flight reservations! You can fly into either Santa Fe or Albuquerque.

Albuquerque will have a higher cost for ground transportation because of its distance to Santa Fe (approximately 1 hour by car/shuttle; 2 hours for bus/train). Ground transportation options between airports and the hotel include shuttles, ride shares, and a train from downtown Albuquerque to Santa Fe (must take a short bus ride to the bus station from the airport). You can also rent a car. Hotel parking will be $5/night. You have plenty of time to book ground transportation but you are encouraged to compare options so you can choose the one that best meets your needs.

NCOD and the local Santa Fe community are planning some unique cultural events and pilgrimages that can only be experienced in person. As we celebrate the Eucharistic Revival, come let your body, mind, and soul be revived by the beautiful Catholic history of the Southwest!

Don’t miss out on some great cultural events in a wonderful town! 

Make your plans now!


Rental Cars in the Terminal             Hertz Rent-A-Car & Avis Car Rental

Rental Cars – Off Airport                   Enterprise Car Rental & Budget

Airport Shuttle – Off Airport            Many local hotels offer free shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel directly for information on how to arrange pick-up or drop-off.

Car Service                                         There are a variety of car services that operate to and from the airport: Uber, Lyft, Private Car Service (505) 660-3227

Shuttle Services                                Road Runner Shuttle offers 14-passenger vans, Suburbans, SUVs, sedans and a 28-passenger bus. For reservations call (505) 424-3367. Website:

*Click here for the Santa Fe Airport website*


 A wide variety of ground transportation serve Albuquerque International Sunport. Contact the companies listed below for more information:
  • Public Transit
  • Train
  • Limo
  • Shuttle Service (advance reservation)
  • Ride Sharing
  • Taxi
  • Accessible
  • Tour/Charter

(505) 243-RIDE or (505) 243-7433

Albuquerque’s public transit system. Call or visit the website for bus service times and routes.  Use Route 250 (weekdays only) or Route 50 (weekdays and Saturday) to reach the airport.

*Click here for the Albuquerque Airport website*