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New Project Volunteer Opportunity - Constructing a Confessional


The Basilica of San Albino invites everyone to participate in building our new confessional. This is the perfect pportunity to leave something behind for future generations of your family which you will have made with your hands and with the help of your fellow parishioners.  

Aside from the actual building there will be other jobs to do including, sanding, varnishing and making plaster rnaments so there will be something for everyone. If building is not your thing we will also be needing meals for the people orking on those days. If you would like to volunteer please call the office to sign up. We will be working on this project on Fridays and some Saturdays for the next two months, where schedules permit, beginning Friday July 13th at 11:00 am.

20 Jul - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
21 Jul - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

27 Jul - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
28 Jul - No Construction

3 Aug - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
4 Aug - No Construction

10 Aug - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11 Aug - No Construction

17 Aug - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
18 Aug - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

24 Aug - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
25 Aug - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

31 Aug - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
1 Sep - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Online Giving

The Basilica of San Albino is now offering the option to receive your offerings electronically. If you would like to make the change to online giving you will need to fill our the authorization form provided. (You may CLICK HERE and download an Adobe Acrobat for which you may use.) You can also pick one up at the parish office. You will be able to select to have your offering withdrawn from your account on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis.


Information about the Scapular

One of the signs in the tradition of the Church from many centuries ago is the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It is a sign approved by the Church and accepted by the carmelite order as an external sign of love for Mary, of the trust her children have in her, and of commitment to live like her. The word scapular indicates a form of clothing, which monks wore when they were working. With the Passage of time, people began to give symbolic meanint to it: the cross to be borne every day as disciples and followers of Christ. In some religious orders, such as the Carmelites, the Scapular turned into a sign of their way of life. The Scapular came to symbolize the special dedication of Carmelites to
Mary, the Mother of God, and to express trust in her motherly protection as well as the desire to be like her in her commitment to Christ and to others. Thus it became a sign of Mary.

In the Middle Ages many lay Catholics wanted to be associated with the orders founded at that time: Franciscans, Dominicans, Augustinians, and Carmelites. Groups of lay people began to emerge in associations such as confraternities and sodalities. All the religious orders wanted to give these lay people a sign of affiliation and of participation in their spirit and apostolate. That sign was often a part of their habit: a cloak, a cord, a scapular. Among the Carmelites, the stage came when a smaller version of the Scapular was accepted as the sign of belonging to the Order and an expression of its spirituality.

  • People are enrolled in the Scapular only once by a priest or
    authorized person.

  • The Scapular can be replaced afterwards by a medal, which has on one side the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and on the other, the image of Mary.

The Scapular holds us to live as authentic Christians in line with the teaching of the Gospel, to receive the sacraments, to profess our special devotion to the Blessed Virgin, which should be expressed each day, at least by saying the Hail Mary three times.

The Carmelite Scapular is not:

  • a magical charm to protect you

  • an automatic guarantee of salvation

  • an excuse for not living up to the demands of the Christian Faith

The Carmelite Scapular is:

    A sign which has been approved by the Church for over seven centuries
    A sign which stands for the decision to

    • follow Jesus like Mary

    • to be open to God and to his will

    • to be guided by faith, hope and love

    • to pray at all times


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Sacrament of Baptism Celebration

Call the office to register or for more information.

The Sacrament of Baptism will be celebrated on Saturday, July 28th at 11:00 a.m. at the Basilica of San Albino for all those who have met the requirements.

The next session for the preparation of Parents and Godparents for the sacrament of Baptism will be Saturday, September 8th, 8:00 am - 12 Noon.

Call the office to register or for more information.



Religious Education News

All parents must meet with Fr. Christopher Williams before registering their children in Religious Education.

Fr. Christopher will be meeting with parents of religious education students on the follow dates and times:

July 31, 2018 at 6:00 pm

August 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm

August 12, 2018 at 10:00 am

Please plan to attend one of the meetings at Yannes Hall if you with to register your children in Religious Education.

Religious Education Teacher's Meeting on Saturday, July 28, 2018

All volunteers are welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at Yannes Hall from 9 - 11 am. Please plan to attend if you with to teach the upcoming year. This is a great opportunity to pass on the faith to the youth.




If you are sick...

It is required that all Catholics attend Mass on Sunday and other Holy Days of Obligation. However, extraordinary circumstances such as sickness or severe weather excuse the faithful from this obligation. If you are sick, please stay at home and do not rish spreading infection to others.

The fullness of Christ is contained in the Holy Eucharist under both species, the Body and the Blood. The Church encourages reception of the cup at Mass as a fuller expression of the Last Supper and Christ's Precious Blood poured out for us in scarifice. However, if you are feeling sick please refrain from receiving communion from the chalice.


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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