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Communion will be available at all Masses

Parking in the Plaza/parking lot and please respect the social distancing order (remain in your car until time to receive communion or stand just outside your car - do not walk up to the Church. A communion minister will come to you).

 

Approx. 88 people will now be allowed to attend Masses inside the Church

All attending the Masses in the Church must wear face masks and be
seated 6 ft. apart except for those living together.

The 88 attendees will be 1st come, 1st serve.

 

SATURDAY MASS - 5:30 PM

SUNDAY Spanish Mass - 8:00 AM

 SUNDAY English Mass - 9:30 AM

 

SUNDAY English Mass - 11:00 AM **

 

TUESDAY–FRIDAY - 9:00 AM

 

MONDAY ROSARY - 6:30 PM (Bilingual)

 

**The Sunday 11:00 am Mass will be live streamed on Facebook.

LIVESTREAM MASS LINK

 

 

 

Online Donations

We now have online donations available. This makes it convenient for you to make either a one-time or weekly donations to the Basilica of San Albinio. These donations will take the place of your offering during Mass.

You may choose either English or Spanish from these pictures below.

 

Online Donations (Englich)

(You may click on this link to visit the web site: https://sanalbino.weshareonline.org/)

 

Online Donations (Spanish)

 

 


 

Basilica Gift Shop Hours

New Gift Shop hous beginning January 4th.

Noon - 4:00 pm

Wednesday - Sunday

You may view these hours all the time on these rotating photos beneath these tabs.

 

 

 

 

Moral Permissibility of COVID-19 Vaccines

(Statement of Most Reverend Peter Baldacchino Bishop of the Diocese of Las Cruces Diocese of Las Cruces)

The State of New Mexico has begun to provide the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, beginning with healthcare workers. Some individuals and groups are publicly asserting that if the vaccine is connected in any way with tainted cell lines then it is immoral to be vaccinated with it. This is an inaccurate presentation of Catholic moral doctrine and I offer some clarifications regarding the moral permissibility of using the COVID- 19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna. Neither the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccine involved the use of cell lines that originated in tissue taken from the body of an aborted baby at any level of design, development or production. However, these vaccines are not completely free from any connection to abortion, as both made use of a tainted cell line for one of the confirmatory lab tests of their products. There is thus a connection, but it is relatively remote and should not be the basis for refusing to receive the vaccine. A third possible vaccine, under development by AstraZeneca, is morally concerning because of its origins. However, according to Catholic moral teaching it is also acceptable to receive it for the sake of our own health and the health of others if it is the only vaccine available in a given place. It is morally permissible to receive the COVID-19 vaccines which are expected to be available for distribution in New Mexico. Please understand that the Catholic Church is not endorsing any particular vaccine but is confirming that there is no moral reason to avoid being vaccinated through the use of the available, or soon to be available, vaccines for the virus. The Pontifical Academy for Life, an advisory body to the Holy See, issued a joint statement with two Italian organizations in 2017 highlighting the urgent need for people to accept vaccination to protect the health of others who would benefit from “herd immunity,” that is, enough people have protection — either from previous infection or from vaccination — that it is unlikely a virus or bacteria can spread and cause disease. As a result, everyone within the community would be protected even if some people don’t have any protection themselves. Beyond the issue of the cell lines used for development of COVID-19 vaccines, other significant factors to consider in making a decision include one’s own health needs and underlying conditions, one’s responsibility for the health of others, and relevant requirements in one’s line of work.

December 17, 2020.

 

 

Indulgence Corner

The plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful under the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion, and prayer for the Pope’s intentions) to Christians who, with a spirit detached from any sin, participate in the Year of St. Joseph on these occasions and manners indicated by the Apostolic Penitentiary:

- The plenary indulgence is granted to those who will meditate for at least 30 minutes on the Lord’s Prayer, or take part in a Spiritual Retreat of at least one day that includes a meditation on St. Joseph. “St. Joseph, an authentic man of faith, invites us”, the decree reads, “to rediscover our filial relationship with the Father, to renew fidelity to prayer, to listen and correspond with profound discernment to God’s will.”

- The indulgence can also be obtained by those who, following St. Joseph’s example, will perform a spiritual or corporal work of mercy. St. Joseph “encourages us to rediscover the value of silence, prudence and loyalty in carrying out our duties,” the decree notes.

- The recitation of the Holy Rosary in families and among engaged couples is another way of obtaining indulgences, in order that “all Christian families may be stimulated to recreate the same atmosphere of intimate communion, love and prayer that was in the Holy Family.”

- Everyone who entrusts their daily activity to the protection of St. Joseph, and every faithful who invokes the intercession of St. Joseph so that those seeking work can find dignifying work can also obtain the plenary indulgence. On 1 May 1955, Pope Pius XII instituted the feast of St. Joseph “with the intent that the dignity of work be recognized by all, and that it inspires social life and laws, based on the fair distribution of rights and duties.”

- The plenary indulgence is also granted to the faithful who will recite the Litany to St. Joseph (for the Latin tradition), or the Akathistos to St. Joseph (for the Byzantine tradition), or any other prayer to St. Joseph proper to the other liturgical traditions, for the persecuted Church ad intra and ad extra, and for the relief of all Christians suffering all forms of persecution. Because, the decree notes, “the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt shows us that God is there where man is in danger, where man suffers, where he runs away, where he experiences rejection and abandonment.”


 

A Prayer for Respect of Life

Good and gracious God,
you blew into our nostrils the breath of life.
You are the One to whom we owe our very existence.
Give us the courage to take that unpopular position
of protecting those who have no voice,
the unborn child in the womb to the person taking his or her last breath.
The life you have given us is a gift beyond measure.
Embolden us to speak the truth about protecting the child,
the elderly, and the one without a voice in the public square.
With thankful hearts, we ask all this of the One God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Amen.


 

San Albino Mass Attendance

 

San Albino will continue all indoor Masses and all sacramental gatherings at a 30% capacity as well as having the audio broadcast to the Plaza. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in effect, and we urge anyone that is at risk for COVID-19 to stay home and watch the online live streams available thru our Facebook page.

 

San Albino continuará todas las misas interiores y todas las reuniones sacramentales al 30% de su capacidad. Además de tener la transmisión de audio a la Plaza. La dispensa de la obligación de asistir a la misa dominical sigue vigente, e instamos a cualquiera que esté en riesgo de contraer COVID-19 a quedarse en casa y ver las transmisiones en vivo en línea disponibles a través de nuestra página de Facebook.

 


 

Religious Education

 

CCD Religious Education

Grade 1st , 2nd, 4th, 5th & 6th Via Zoom Sundays from 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Youth Confirmation

Tuesday from 6 pm to 7:30 pm Via Zoom

First Communion

Wednesday 5:00pm-6:15pm (in Person in the church)

Wednesday, 3:00 pm—4:00 pm (Via Zoom) for those who cannot attend class.

RCIA for 2020-2021

Classes begin September 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm at IHM in Finley Hall.

Adults who have not received all their sacraments and would like to register for the RCIA, call the office at 575-526-9349.

 

 


 

Baptism Preparation

Next Baptism Class Via Zoom

  • Baptism classes are required for both parents and Godparents

  • Godparents must have received the sacrament of Confirmation

  • And if married, be married in the Roman Catholic Church and be receiving Holy Communion Regularly.

  • If not married, Godparents must not be living with a significant other.

  • Only one Godparent is required.

  • If two, then one male and female are required.

Please register at the office.

For those who have met the requirements Baptisms will take place on:

January 16, 2021
After 5:30 pm Mass

 

 

Pray with Us Each Day in your Home

Pray

Everyone is invited to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary at 3:00 p.m. each day in your home.


 

Basilica Reconcilliation

The Basilica's Regular Reconcilliation times are:

Thursday
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Saturday
4:00 - 5:15 pm
(prior to 5:30 pm Mass)

 

 

 


 

Eucharistic Adoration

Spend some time with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament

Please join us for Eucharistic Adoration in the Church on:

Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 - 8:50 am

Thursdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Fridays 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturdays 4:30 - 5:15 pm

“ A thousand years of enjoying human glory is not worth even an hour spent in sweetly communing with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.” -St. Padre Pio

Eucharistic Adoration


 
     

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2280 Calle Principal, Mesilla, NM

Located on the Mesilla Plaza at the
Corner of Calle Principal & Santiago
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Mail: PO Box 26, Mesilla, NM 88046-0026

Phone:  575-526-9349
Fax: 575-647-1619

OFFICE HOURS:

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Staff Meeting - Thursday
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Basilica of San Albino
2070 Calle de Santiago | PO Box 26
Mesilla, NM 88046-0026
Phone: 575-526-9349 |  Fax: 575-647-1619