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We receive many requests from parishioners to qualify for weddings here, or to be godparents or sponsors for the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, and to rightfully enjoy the number of services offered at the Basilica of San Albino. Part of that request is to be able to verify that a person is an “active member” of the Basilica.

Because of the nature of our congregation, having so many visitors, it is difficult to know everyone.

An “active member” of the parish is one who:
~ Is properly registered and on the parish census
~ Faithfully attends Mass on Sundays and Holy Days
~ Participates in parish activities when possible
~ Uses the parish envelope system (see Stewardship tab)

While assessments of an inquirer’s status will be made individually, the above are the main factors that will be considered in making that determination.


(An excerpt from 8/14 bulletin "From the Deacon's Desk)

The definition of “Stewardship” is “Gratitude”. Every single thing we have has been given to us by God. From the air we breathe, to the clothes we wear, the food we eat, and all our possessions have been give to us by God. We show our gratitude to Him for everything He has given us by offering Him our time, talents, and treasure. By giving of our time in a ministry according to our strengths in the areas we enjoy, using our talents which each one of us have been given we help build the body of Christ which is The Church. For some of us it might be proclaiming His Word by becoming lectors, welcoming others with hospitality as ushers, teaching religious classes to children or adults, cooking for special occasions, helping out at the office, the possibilities are as endless and varied as are all our talents! There is no limit to all the opportunities and possibilities! Imagine what our parish would be like if we all shared our time and talents, what a big happy spiritual family we would be working together!

Our Treasure is the fruit of our labor from which all of us must offer according to our capability in order to continue to provide liturgical services, religious instruction, sacraments etc. In other words, in order for the church to pay the necessary services needed in order to continue its work.

All of these gifts are necessary to show our gratitude to God. I ask you to reflect, discern, and pray in order for God to show you how you can show your gratitude to Him for everything that He gives you!


In order to Baptise your child, parents must attend Baprism Preparation Classes. Attendance of these two consecutive classes in required.

The next two classes are scheduled for:


Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016


The last sessions for the year 2016 are scheduled:

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 and Tuesday, November 15th, 2016


Classes are conducted at 6:30 pm in the church building at the Basilica of San Albino.

Please call the office to register if you plan to attend.


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


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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