San Miguel Mission

403 El Camino Real N.W.
Socorro, NM 87801- Map It
Phone: (575) 835-2891

AAA Editor Notes

San Miguel Mission is n. of the plaza at 403 El Camino Real. Its long history dates back to 1598, when Franciscan priest Juan de Oñate lead a band of several hundred colonists north from Mexico; the mission he founded was named Nuestra Señora del Socorro (Our Lady of Perpetual Help). The twin-towered adobe church, built in the early 19th century, remains an active parish; the original church was abandoned following the Pueblo Rebellion of 1680 and fell into ruins. Changes to the building over the years include the addition of stained-glass windows and a side chapel. Hand-carved ceiling beams highlight the newly restored main sanctuary. The church celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2015. A collection of artifacts is displayed in the adjoining office.
Hours: Church daily 8-6. Office Mon.-Thurs. 8:30-4:30, Fri. 8:30-noon. Mass is held Sat. at 5, Sun. at 8 and 10 a.m.