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Advent Reconciliation Service

Prepare for the Christmas Season by celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent!

Catholics may participate and receive Reconciliation at any of these parishes:


Basilica of San Albino

December 5, 2019
5:30 pm

Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral

December 16, 2019
7:00 pm

St. Genevieve

December 13, 2019
6:00 pm



Basilica Regular Reconcilliation

The Basilica's Regular Reconcilliation times are:

5:30 - 6:30 pm

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

Due to Thanksgiving Holiday there will NOT be Reconcilliations on:

Thursday, November 28



Advent Retreat

Jesse Romero


Homebound Gift Baskets

We are accepting donations for gift baskets to distribute to our homebound parishioners this Christmas. We will be accepting any care package items that you may find suitable.

Some ideas:

Socks and gloves
Crossword puzzles
Traditional non-perishable food items

Please have your items to the office by December 16, 2019.

We plan to distribute the baskets on December 18th.

Thank you for your generosity.


Youth Group Fundraiser

The San Albino Youth Group will be selling



Good Deed Counters

after mass December 7th & 8th.

They will use these funds to help finance their summer trip to The 2020 Steubenville West Conference.



Gift Shop Open House


The gift shop Open house will be on:

December 7 & 8, 2019
Saturday - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come in for some shopping and enjoy free coffee and cookies!




Magnificat is happy to announce that our next speaker will be Bishop Peter Baldacchino.

Date: January 25, 2020
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Las Cruces Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Rd. Las Cruces, NM 88011

This is a great opportunity to get to know our new Bishop!

Tickets will go on sale the first of December at the following Parishes:

Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral,
Basilica of San Albino
St. Genevieve church
St. Albert the Great Newman Center
Holy Cross.

Cost- $14.50 each Seating is limited to 225.

Also if you can send a check please make sure we receive it no later than December 31st. The cut off date to buy a ticket is January 16,2019 No ticket sales at the door please.



Religious Education

No Religious Education Classes

Pre-K to Pre-Confirmation on December 22 & 29

Classes resume January 5, 2020

No Confirmation Classes

December 18—December 25,

Classes resume January 8, 2020


Children's Grade Pre-K to Pre-Confirmation
Sundays from 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Clases de los ninos
Domingo de 9:30 am a 10:45 am

Youth Confirmation/Confirmation de jovenes
Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Miercoles de 5:30 a 7:00 pm

O God, our Heavenly Father, you have given us the gift of these catechist to be heralds of the Gospel of our parish family.

We lift them up to you in Thanksgiving and intercede for them, a Word that lifts up and affirms, calls forth and challenges, is compassionate and consoles. We pray that our parish family will always be blessed with those who have responded to the call to share in Christ’s prophetic mission as catechists. May we too be open to the universal call to service that Christ addresses to all his disciples, contributing our gifts to the communion of faith, the Church.

We ask this in Jesus’ name.



Las Posadas

Catholics have been praying novenas ever since Mary and the Apostles prayed for nine days (from Ascension Thursday to Pentecost Sunday) for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Acts: 1:13-14.

Las Posadas incorporates a novena and reminds us that we can trust God in our journey through life. God is always with us, guiding us and watching over us, just as God watched over Mary and Joseph on their journey, so too God watches over us. We are gifted with moments to recognize God’s presence through unexpected gestures of goodness, in ways that seem unimaginable prior to our experience of them. This is God’s grace.

Every day of the Posadas we will have a procession which will begin 6:00 pm at the church starting on December 16.

  • December 16, 2019 Antonia Goodman, 2683 Calle de Guadalupe, potluck provided by Adorers, sacristans, ushers.

  • December 17, 2019 Louise & David Rockstraw – 2008 Calle de El Paso potluck provided by office staff, gift shop staff and money counters

  • December 18, 2019 John Paul Taylor, Calle Principal potluck provided by Youth Group, homeschoolers, Knights of the Altar

  • December 19, 2019 Becky Segovia – 2928 La Mesilla Circle, potluck provided by Lectors

  • December 20, 2019 Emily & Solomon Padilla - 2832 Erminda, potluck provided by St. Bosco group, Knights of Columbus

  • December 21, 2019 Lupe & Felix Armijo – 2004 Union, potluck provided by Eucharistic Ministers

  • December 22, 2019 Religious Education, Yannes Hall potluck provided by Religious Education parents

  • December 23, 2019 Sally & Dave Walton, 2127 Estancia Place, potluck provided by choir members & docents

Everyone is invited to Las Posadas. If you are bringing food for the potluck you can drop it by the host house prior to the beginning of the posada. Anyone is welcome to bring food for the potluck.


Baptismal Sacrament

As you know, Parents and Godparents need a Certificate of Preparation prior to the actual Baptism.

The next Baptismal Prelaration session is:

February 8, 2020
8:00 am to Noon
Yannes Parish Hall

Please contact the office to sign-up to attend this session as needed.

The next Baptism is currently scheduled for February 22nd.


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

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


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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