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Several people spent the early part of the day sightseeing in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and the surrounding area.  A number of them dropped in on Tom Baca for a barbecue lunch. 

The evening activities started at Queen of Angels Chapel. Fr. Berard Doerger ('52) was the celebrant at mass for the group of around 70 alumni and guests. During his

evening. Despite urging from the crowd, he did not repeat his dubious performance from the Big Chief campaign of Picnic Day '72.  You can read more about that memorable event in Gregg's bio on our website.


Saturday morning mass was offered at the Felician Sisters Chapel in Rio Rancho. 

Friday at Tom Baca's house

Angels Chapel Hall and in the courtyard. Fr. Paul Juniet and his committee supplied the meal of southwestern dishes and fried chicken.

After dinner we reconvened in the chapel where Gregg Martinez ('74) entertained the gathering. After high school, Gregg had begun to build a successful career singing and eventually performing in Donald Trump's Casinos. He currently performs at high schools across the coun

Class of '69

sermon, he enlightened us on how Mark Twain explained to the Mormons why polygamy was wrong. Berard went on to quote the passage that "no man can serve two masters." Mass music was led by Raul Martinez ('78) playing guitar, accompanied by Mike Niklas ('75) on mandolin. We also enjoyed the talents of local Native Americans Joe Sando from Jemez Pueblo on the drums and Jim Tujillo from Taos Pueblo, who played the Tiwa flute. The meal following Mass was served in the Queen of

Father Paul Juniet celebrated with many of the alumni present.  Alums then spent the day exploring the region - places such as Acoma, the Sandia Mountains, and Sante Fe - just to name a few.  

On Saturday evening, the Franciscan Alumni Association gathered at the Paradise Room of the Best Western Inn at Rio

try to reach out to teenagers through his music to help them make the right choices about drugs, sex, and seeking the Lord. Gregg speaks from his heart about his own experiences and is very entertaining in the process.

Everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy the