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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.



SUNDAY Spanish Mass - 8:00 AM

 SUNDAY English Mass - 9:30 AM


SUNDAY English Mass - 11:00 AM **




MONDAY ROSARY - 6:30 PM (Bilingual)


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





Advent Wreaths

Traditionally, Advent wreaths are constructed of a circle of evergreen branches into which four candles are inserted, representing the four weeks of Advent. Ideally, three candles are purple and one is rose, but white candles can also be used.

The purple candles in particular symbolize the prayer, penance, and preparatory sacrifices and goods works undertaken at this time. The rose candle is lit on the third Sunday, Gaudete Sunday, when the priest also wears rose vestments at Mass; Gaudete Sunday is the Sunday of rejoicing, because the faithful have arrived at the midpoint of Advent, when their preparation is now half over and they are close to Christmas.

The progressive lighting of the candles symbolizes the expectation and hope surrounding our Lord’s first coming into the world and the anticipation of his second coming to judge the living and the dead.



Indulgence Corner

When Jesus gave Peter the power to lose and bind (Matthew 16:19), the Church has always taught that like other powers associated with an office, that power is passed on from Pope to Pope. One way in which the Pope uses this power is by indulgences. The rationale is that in the economy of salvation every good deed, and consequently every sin must be addressed. When a person sins in a serious way, they break their relationship with God. The sacrament of confession repairs that break, it reverses what is called eternal punishment; meaning the person will not go to hell. But there are still other effects of sin, called temporal punishment. Temporal, meaning time spent in purgatory, or on earth, to address those other effects of sin. Sin damages not only our relationship with God and with each other, but also ourselves. Temporal punishment perfects us so that we become holy and be in the presence of God. An indulgence addresses the temporal punishment due to our sins. A plenary indulgence erases all the temporal punishment due to all of our sins. A partial indulgence erases a portion of the punishment.

The rationale behind how an indulgence works is based on the economy of salvation. Every good deed done by a holy person and every suffering that a person endures for the love of God is accounted for. Some saints, because they are so holy, have done more than was needed to account for their sins. They have, with God’s help, acquired an overabundance of merits. The Virgin Mary, suffered greatly watching her son die on the cross, but was sinless. All she endured was not lost and so God in his kindness allows these merits to be applied to others, to help them become holy. The Pope, because he was given the power to bind and lose, can apply these merits by means of an indulgence to someone else. The Pope asks the faithful, who wish to participate, to fulfill the requirements for an indulgence, then the merits of the Saints can be applied to them.

An indulgence includes: a specific act, specific prayers, the complete detachment of sin of the person performing the indulgence, sacramental confession within a week of the indulgence, and the reception of communion within a week of the indulgence. The specific prayers that must be said are to pray for the intentions of the Pope including an Our Father, a Hail Mary and the Creed. An indulgence can be obtained only for oneself or for someone else who has died.

As a Basilica, the Pope has granted San Albino the opportunity to gain indulgences on certain days every year. The specific act required, is that the person obtaining the indulgence must come to the Basilica to pray the specific prayers. However, confession and receiving the Eucharist can be done at a different time and place as long as it is within a week of the indulgence.

The days when a person can receive an indulgence at the Basilica of San Albino are: March 1st, May 31st, June 21st, June 29th, August 2nd, and November 1st.


Tree of St. Nicholas


As a way to show love to those who are less fortunate than we are and to practiced the virtue of generosity, everyone is invited to participate in our St. Nicholas Tree. In the back of the church, there is a tree covered with tags with the names and wishes of children whose parents are unable to provide a gift for their children. Please consider taking a tag ad purchase a gift. Bring the gift wrapped WITH THE TAG SECURELY ATTACHED TO THE GIFT ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE PACKAGE back to the office by December 6th. It is extremely important that the tag is attached to the gift. If it is more than one package, each package must have the number that is on the tag so that the gifts can get to the correct child.. Thank you for making this a Merry Christmas for others. Tags will be placed on the tree by the weekend of November 14th and 15th.

Arbor De San Nicolas

Como una forma de mostrar amor a aquellos que son menos afortunados que nosotros y para prac!car la virtud de la generosidad, todos estan invitados a par!cipar en nuestro arbol de San Nicolas. En la parte posterior de la iglesia, hay un arbol cubierto de e!quetas. Las e!quetas !enen el nombre y el deseo de un nino cuyos padres no pueden proporcionar un regalo par su hijo. Por favor considere tomar una e!queta y comprar un regalo. Lleve el regalo envuelto CON LA ETIQUETA ASEGURADA EN EL EXTERIOR DEL PAQUETE antes del 6 Diciembre. Es extremadamente inportante que el regalo tenga la e!queta adjunta. Si es mas de un parquete, cada parquete debe tener el numero que esta en la e!queta del paquete para que los regalos puedan llegar al nino correcto. Gracias por hacer esta una Feliz Navidad para los demas. Las e!quelas estaran en la arbol en fin de semana de Noviembre 14 y 15.



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.




Pray with Us Each Day in your Home


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:

5:30 - 6:30 pm

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

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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


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

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

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Wednesday Noon - 4:00 pm

Thursday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 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