Former rector at Santuario De Chimayo dies at 97

CHIMAYO, N.M. (KRQE) – Rev. Casimiro Roca Toscas of el Santuario de Chimayo passed away Wednesday. At the time he was with his brothers of Sons of the Holy Family.

Just 11 days earlier he celebrated his 97th birthday.

After living in Spain and Italy for 33 years, Father Roca came to Chimayo in 1954. He helped found and name Holy Family Parish in Chimayo.

Service information:

Wake Service
Holy Family Church in Chimayo
Tuesday, August 11 at 7 p.m.

Mass of Resurrection
Holy Family Parish in Chimayo
Wednesday, August 12 at 11 a.m.

Interment of Ashes
Santa Cruz de la Cañada in Santa Cruz
Thursday, August 13 at TBA

One month anniversary mass
Santuario de Chimayo
Sunday, September 13 at 12 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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