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Reinstatement of the General Obligation

to Attend Mass on June 6, 2021

Click on this link to open a .pdf of Bishop Baldacchino's letter.


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).


Church capacity is now 100% allowed to attend Masses inside the Church

All attending Masses are required to wear masks thru Sept. 15th.

Others attending who have not received vaccine must wear face masks.



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.


All Masses are Broadcast on Radio Station 95.1
Short range, you have to be close to the Basilica to receive the signal

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Advent Reconciliation Services

Basilica of San Albino

December 9th - 5:30 pm


St. Albert Newman Center

December 10th - 6:30 pm



Tree of Saint Nicholas

As a way to show love to those who are less fortunate than we are and to practice the virtue of generosity, everyone is invited to participate in our St. Nicholas Tree. In the back of the church, there will be 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 and 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 9th. It is extremely important that the tag is attached to the gift. If there are 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 13th and 14th.

Arbol de San Nicolás

Como una forma de mostrar amor a aquellos que son menos afortunados y para practicar la virtud de la generosidad, todos están invitados a participar en nuestro árbol de San Nicolás. En la parte posterior de la iglesia hay un árbol cubierto de etiquetas. Las etiquetas tienen el nombre y el deseo de un niño, cuyos padres no pueden proporcionar un regalo para su hijo. Por favor considere tomar una etiqueta y comprar un regalo para ese niño en específico. Lleve el regalo envuelto CON LA ETIQUETA ASEGURADA EN EL EXTERIOR DEL PAQUETE antes del 9 Diciembre. Es muy importante que el regalo tenga la etiqueta adjunta. Cada regalo debe tener el número que está en la etiqueta para que pueda llegar al niño correcto. Las etiquetas estarán en la árbol en el fin de semana de Noviembre 13 y 14.



Abortion is not Healthcare

In recent years pro-abortion groups have
radically altered their messaging strategy,
abandoning the slogan of “choice” to claim instead
that abortion is simply essential health care for
women. References to abortion or abortion
“services” have been replaced in pro-abortion
literature by the euphemism “abortion care.” By
claiming an objective basis in medicine, abortion
supporters seek to marginalize health care providers
and others who disagree with them, dismissing
these Americans as not living up to “the standard of
care.” But this claim is contrary to the facts.
Abortion is a marginal practice, neither performed
nor accepted by most health care providers; it does
not improve (and can even jeopardize) women’s life
and health; and American law has recognized for
decades that it is not “just another medical
procedure.” Far from being integral to our health
care system, abortion is something that supporters
seek to impose on that system by force of law.

Beginning in 1976, the Hyde amendment and
similar measures have prevented the federal
government from forcing pro-life Americans to
support abortion with their tax dollars. Now the 44-
year-long bipartisan consensus on this issue is
under attack. Pro-abortion groups are campaigning
to rescind Hyde, and to make this policy reversal
permanent through the so-called “EACH Woman”
Act (Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health
Insurance Act, S. 758/H.R. 1692). This extreme
measure would require every federal health
program to cover, and every federal health facility
to provide, elective abortions. It would even nullify
state and local policies against abortion coverage,
rescinding the compromise policy agreed to by
President Obama and congressional Democrats in
the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (42 USC §18023).
This campaign uses claims developed by public
relations strategists to overcome widespread public
objections to publicly funded abortion.




A Special Indulgence

For the Faithful departed

A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the souls in purgatory, is granted to the faithful who,

1. on any day, from November 1st. to 8th. devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, if only mentally, for the departed;

2. on All Soul’s Day, devoutly visit a church or an oratory and recite an Our Father and the Creed.

Apartial indulgence, applicable only to the souls in purgatory, is granted to the faithful who devoutly visit a cemetery and at least mentally pray for the dead; devoutly recite lauds or vespers from the Office of the Dead and the prayer Eternal Rest (Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen).




Sharing in the Sufferings of Christ

Scripture speaks to Christians being united with the sufferings of Christ. The mystery of our union with Christ provides us with significant hope during unspeakable pain. Contemplating this mystery provides a ray of light amid complete darkness allowing us to have some hope that God may not have abandoned us. In the middle of suffering, God is walking alongside the people of God and providing comfort through the Holy Spirit as we feel our pain in all of its complexity. Jesus laid his authority aside, choosing to suffer for His people so that he could adopt us into his family. If there was ever someone who suffered unjustly, it was Jesus.

The individuals who beat, ridiculed, and stripped Jesus of His clothes were created through Him, and had no right to do anything except worship Jesus. Here they were ripping his flesh from his body and making a mockery of Him. Jesus could have stopped them, but He suffered and laid his authority and right to overcome the suffering. He was experiencing in that present moment for the future hope of calling us His children. During His suffering, Jesus suffered tremendous physical and emotional abuse and therefore understands suffering. Jesus went through the ultimate experience of being forsaken so that we would always have the hope of connection and protection. Jesus experienced the ultimate experience of darkness so that we would always have light and hope even in the midst of profound suffering; Jesus experienced the full weight of brokenness and trauma so that we would have hope in every circumstance.

As a human, we see that Jesus experienced deep anguish to the point of sweating blood and experienced a disconnection from His Father and, in some sense, from His own self that we cannot begin to fathom. More specifically, Jesus has taken on our specific experiences of suffering, giving us a High Priest who sympathizes with every weakness of His people. Jesus did not just experience suffering in a generalized way but took on our specific sufferings for us so that when we suffer, Christ suffers with us.

Our union with the life of Christ means that the specific and unique darkness that you are going through or have been through has been experienced by Christ Himself. As a result, our sufferings move us into deeper communion with Christ as we are reminded that Jesus took on our emotional turmoil, abuse, and interpersonal hurt on himself, and intimately feels our pain. We can rest in the fact that since God used the cross for the good of Jesus and the good of His people, He can use all things for their good. That does not mean we have to understand how or why, but it does mean God’s power is greater than the power of evil.

Contemplating our union with Christ provides us with an unshakable hope that allows us to grieve and experience the full range of emotional hurt brought on from the sufferings and traumas of this world, knowing that Jesus has walked and is walking with us through the valley and darkness of our suffering. Having Jesus walk with us through our suffering provides us with a hope that is based on our status as His children who are connected with Christ in His defeat of all evil. As a result, we can rest in Jesus, who has also conquered all the evil that is currently impacting us and our world. This does not mean that we become stoics, but it does mean that we are able to experience suffering with resilience and hope in Christ alone.



Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood




Religious Education


PK/K thru Pre-Confirmation (7th gr.)

Meet in the hall on Sundays from 9:30 am-10:45 am

1st Communion

Meet in the Church on Wednesdays from 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Confirmation Classes

Meet in the hall on Tuesdays from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Must be registered to attend.



Baptism Preparation

Next Baptism Class

February 12th

8:00 am until Noon

Will be conducted in the back classroom (to the left of the main entrance and to the left of the back door).

  • 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.

Baptisms Will Occur

Baptism for those who have all the paperwork submitted will be:

- after the 5:30 pm Mass on January 8th





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.

An excellent web site contains the prayers and instructions:

Click on This Link to see Devine Mercy Prayers


Basilica Reconcilliation

The Basilica's Regular Reconcilliation times are:

5:30 - 6:30 pm

4:15 - 5:10 pm
(prior to 5:30 pm Mass)

Or by appointment - please call the office



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


Parish Office



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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Noon thru 4:00 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