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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.





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Spiritual Communion

Question:What is spiritual communion, and do you need to be in a state of grace to receive it?

Answer:The practice of making a “spiritual communion” dates back several centuries and St. Thomas Aquinas described it as “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Holy Sacrament and a loving embrace as though we had already received Him.” Traditionally, a prayer of spiritual communion has been used by those who are unable to receive sacramental communion because of health, inability to attend Mass, or who cannot receive communion because of grave sin. This practice has been encouraged by many saints and spiritual writers and most recently Pope Francis encouraged the practice when the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic prevented so many Catholics from taking part in the Mass or receiving sacramental communion.

Although the graces offered in spiritual communion are not the same as those offered in the sacramental communion of the Mass, this practice is still a powerful opportunity to express our desire for union with the Lord and to be united with Christ and the Church, even in an imperfect way.



First Saturday Devotion


May - Saturday 1st

June - Saturday 5th


A Prayer for Respect of Life

Good and gracious God,
you blew into our nostrils the breath of life.
You are the One to whom we owe our very existence.
Give us the courage to take that unpopular position
of protecting those who have no voice,
the unborn child in the womb to the person taking his or her last breath.
The life you have given us is a gift beyond measure.
Embolden us to speak the truth about protecting the child,
the elderly, and the one without a voice in the public square.
With thankful hearts, we ask all this of the One God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.



Indulgence Corner

Conditions for the Plenary Indulgence

The plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful under the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion, and prayer for the Pope’s intentions) to Christians who, with a spirit detached from any sin, participate in the Year of St. Joseph on these occasions and manners indicated by the Apostolic Penitentiary:

- The plenary indulgence is granted to those who will meditate for at least 30 minutes on the Lord’s Prayer, or take part in a Spiritual Retreat of at least one day that includes a meditation on St. Joseph. “St. Joseph, an authentic man of faith, invites us”, the decree reads, “to rediscover our filial relationship with the Father, to renew fidelity to prayer, to listen and correspond with profound discernment to God’s will.”

- The indulgence can also be obtained by those who, following St. Joseph’s example, will perform a spiritual or corporal work of mercy. St. Joseph “encourages us to rediscover the value of silence, prudence and loyalty in carrying out our duties,” the decree notes.

- The recitation of the Holy Rosary in families and among engaged couples is another way of obtaining indulgences, in order that “all Christian families may be stimulated to recreate the same atmosphere of intimate communion, love and prayer that was in the Holy Family.”

- Everyone who entrusts their daily activity to the protection of St. Joseph, and every faithful who invokes the intercession of St. Joseph so that those seeking work can find dignifying work can also obtain the plenary indulgence. On 1 May 1955, Pope Pius XII instituted the feast of St. Joseph “with the intent that the dignity of work be recognized by all, and that it inspires social life and laws, based on the fair distribution of rights and duties.”

- The plenary indulgence is also granted to the faithful who will recite the Litany to St. Joseph (for the Latin tradition), or the Akathistos to St. Joseph (for the Byzantine tradition), or any other prayer to St. Joseph proper to the other liturgical traditions, for the persecuted Church ad intra and ad extra, and for the relief of all Christians suffering all forms of persecution. Because, the decree notes, “the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt shows us that God is there where man is in danger, where man suffers, where he runs away, where he experiences rejection and abandonment.”


San Albino Mass Attendance


San Albino is now able for Masses and all sacramental gatherings at a 100% 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 100% 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.

Next Baptism

We will announce when the next Baptism will take place.



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

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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Basilica of San Albino
2070 Calle de Santiago | PO Box 26
Mesilla, NM 88046-0026
Phone: 575-526-9349 |  Fax: 575-647-1619