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Actions to Limit Coronavirus Spreading
(Summary - Please download the current bulletin for more details -
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Many actions are in place to limit the spreading of Coronavirus within our Church. Some brief information is listed here and the blue lines are links to open another page with related Coronavirus actions.

  • All Masses are suspended until further notice except one Sunday Mass (See next tab).
    Follow this link to view live a Sunday Mass @ 10:00 am & Weekday Masses @ 9:00 am

  • The remaining Stations of the Cross prayer sessions within the Basilica on Friday evenings are cancelled

  • The Lenten Mission (classes on Mass) scheduled on March 25th & 26th are cancelled.

  • The Gift Shop is closed until further notice

  • Basilica Confessions will continue as scheduled (Thurs. 5:30-6:30 pm & Sat. 4:00-5:15 pm) - Call the office if you want to confirm before you come in.

It is not mandatory for faithful Catholics to attend Sunday Mass currently. You may read more about these actions in the following links:

Memorandum To All Diocesan Entities and to the People of God

Diocese of Las Cruces Directives to Help Prevent COVID19

The Diocese is working on providing any new updates to Spiritual Formation on a virtual platform that we encourage you to share within your Church communities.

Click here to see the full notice and many links which you may follow.

Formed (below) is a site available to all who have internet access while at home. This website has religious movies, many teaching videos and books. If you are currently signed up with Formed, just sign-in. If not, click on "Sign Up". Then on the next page, click on "I belong to a parich or organization." Then on the next page insert "Basilica of San Albino" in the "find your parish" box and the Basilica of San Albino will pop up. Enter your email address and insert a password then you will have a membershiop through the Basilica which is already paid for. A tremendous resource for you and your children!

Formed Home Page

Also see the "Status Update" tab above to read more updates from the Diocese of Las Cruces


Quick Link to Basilica Current Bulletin below:

Please Review the Current Bulletin by following this link.


Sunday Mass @ 10:00 am Streamed Online

We are going to try to live stream the Mass on Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 at 10am from our FaceBook page. (link below) We are encouraging people to come to the plaza and stay in their cars and watch the Mass on their phones. Then when it is time for communion we will be distributing Holy Communion in front of the Church. We want to keep the reception of the Holy Eucharist connected to the Sacrifice of the Mass.

If you are planning on coming for communion we ask that you remember to stay 6 feet away from the next person and we will only be able to distribute Holy Communion in the hand. The KOC will help organize us. Thank you.

Fr. Christopher

Follow this link to view live a Sunday Mass @ 10:00 am & Weekday Masses @ 9:00 am



Diocese Status Update concerning Coronavirus

Status Updates

With the foremost concern for our Parish community and recognizing the importance of social distancing in containing the spread of COVID-19, Bishop Baldacchino has made the difficult but necessary decision to temporarily suspend the public celebration of Mass including weddings and funerals. In addition, all parish events such as baptism and marriage preparation classes, group meetings, etc. are suspended.

The Pastoral Center is currently transitioning to a limited-service operation. During this period, the Pastoral Center will operate with minimal staff on-site and some employees working remotely. Although the Pastoral Center doors will be locked, personnel will be accessible by phone and email. This will allow for social distancing while minimizing foot traffic throughout the building.

During this time the faithful are encouraged to pray individually or as a family, with the Liturgy of the Hours, reading scripture, reciting the Rosary, and with other means. Spiritual resources, including a Family Home Celebration During Suspension of Mass, are posted on the diocesan homepage.

Please click on the links below to read the Directives and Memorandum. The Diocese is closely monitoring the situation and will post updates every Thursday, or as necessary.

Directives to Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Directives to Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Spanish

Bishop Baldacchino Memorandum - March 13, 2020

Bishop Baldacchino Memorandum - March 13, 2020 - Spanish

Online Resources for Catechists, Youth Ministers, and Confirmation Prep - Office of Youth Ministry


Religious Education

Religious Education Classes Resume

Pre-K to Pre-Confirmation resume on January 5th


Confirmation Classes Resume

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.



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)





Baptismal Sacrament

The next Baptism Preparation will be on:

April 25, 2020
8:00 am - Noon
Yannes Hall in back classroom

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

  • 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 contact the office to sign-up to attend this Baptismal Preparation sessions as needed.

The next Baptism will be on:

May 16, 2020
After the 5:30 pm Mass

Please contact the office and sign up for this Baptist is you will meet the preparation requirements.


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

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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