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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 the Masses who have received Covid Vaccination - no mask is required.

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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Gaining a Plenary Indulgence

Next date for a Basilica Day and plenary indulgences is Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

The plenary indulgence is a gift of Jesus Christ to his Church, out of his love and mercy. The Pope, with the authority given to him, can decide when to distribute this gift. “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Mt 18:18). During the year of Saint Joseph (March 2021 – March 2022) there are multiple options to receive it. The plenary indulgence can heal any deficiencies in the soul of a person who is dead, and make it whole in order to experience the eternal joy of heaven in God’s presence. The plenary indulgence can also be offered for oneself.


1. Have sacramentally confessed your sins;

2. Receive the Holy Eucharist (it is certainly better to receive it while participating in Holy Mass, but for the indulgence, only Holy Communion is required);

3. Pray for the intentions of the Pope (at least one Our Father and one Hail Mary);

4. Detachment from sin.



School Superintendent

Frances Gallo, EdD named as Superintendent of Diocese of Las Cruces Schools

Bishop Peter Baldacchino is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Frances Gallo to the position of Superintendent/Commissioner of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Las Cruces. Dr. Gallo’s goal is to strengthen the Catholic School communities, promote the Catholic identity of the faithful, and communicate with our families. Dr. Gallo may be contacted at; May God bless Dr. Gallo’s leadership for our schools and bring many blessings to the children and families of our school community.



Free Catholic Education

Everyone is invited to grow in the knowledge of the Catholic faith. This is a great opportunity for DRE’s and catechists. The Diocese of Las Cruces is sponsoring a variety of courses through the University of Dayton. The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) is one of many means to enhance quality adult faith, catechist and lay ministry formation in the Catholic Church today. Dayton is a Catholic Marianist university, that strives to reflect the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church. We invite you to join other Catholics in your diocese across the country and around the world seeking to intensify their understanding and appreciation of the faith.

The registration payment code is: Las Cruces

For more information, please contact:

Deacon John Eric Munson at or 575-222-4254

Click on this link to go to the website



Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood




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.



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

The next Baptisms will take place on:

August 28, 2021

After the 5:30 pm Mass

Please register at the office if you want your child baptized. All requirements must be met 10 day prior to baptismal date.



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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Wednesday thru Sunday

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