St. Pius X is fortunate to have two ordained ministers serving our students, a full-time priest and deacon.Father Anthony Maes, an archdiocesean priest, serves as a chaplain for St. Pius X . He resides at the Shrine of St. Bernadette Parish.


Fr. Anthony Maes is a native New Mexican, born in Albuquerque in 1955. His parents were born in Willard, New Mexico, and he comes from a long line of New Mexicans dating back to 1540, when his earliest ancestor, Captain Pedro Carela de Jaramillo, came to New Mexico with the expedition of Francisco Coronado.

Fr. Maes'  father passed away in 1998 from a long struggle with heart disease, but he says, "I hold his memory close to my heart and he is only a prayer away when I need him." Fr. Maes's mother lives here in Albuquerque and spends much of her time in service to her parish community, serving as an example of someone who goes beyond herself to tend to the elderly and their spiritual needs.

His two brothers, one older and one younger, have four children and five grandchildren between them. He is a proud uncle and great-uncle, and he feels blessed to have both family and the St. Pius community.


Deacon Rene Greivel was appointed as the SPX chaplain by the Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan in 2006. He was the first deacon to hold the position of chaplain at SPX.

His personal mission is about empowering youth, and in his over 30 years as a youth leader he has led groups at St. Anne and St. Joseph on the Rio Grande. At SPX, he helps in organizing Campus Ministry and the retreats throughout the year.

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