News & Events
A Message from Fr. Ray
For the last several weeks, I've been looking forward to this farewell celebration with all of you. Unfortunately, I'm not able to be with you today because of health issues. The doctors suspect pneumonia and are treating the infection appropriately. Thank you for your care and concern, support and prayers! If I'm able I'd like to consider celebrating Pentecost mass with you as a way to say goodbye. TBD! Please keep me in your prayers and know that all of you are in mine.
We continue to ask for prayers for Fr. Ray and request that everyone to continue refraining from contacting him via email, text, Facebook, phone calls and visits. He needs quiet time to rest, recover and recharge. Additional information will be provided later this week. Thank you.
Important Update: Bon Voyage for Fr. Ray, May 20-21
Over the last week or so, Fr. Ray hasn't been feeling well. Due to all of his scheduled activities, he hasn't had sufficient time to rest and recharge. In order for Fr. Ray to rest, the party on Sunday, May 21st has been canceled. After careful consideration and discussion, the masses this weekend that we're originally going to be held at Corbett Center, have been moved back to St. Albert. Mass times, for this weekend only, are at 5:30pm on Saturday night and 10am on Sunday morning. Fr. Ray will not be at any Masses this weekend.
We respectfully request that everyone please refrain from contacting Fr. Ray via email, text, phone calls or visits. We will provide updates at a later time. Thank you for your understanding and for continuing to keep Fr. Ray in your prayers.
Newman Foodshare on April 29th
We need your help for this exciting community event! On Saturday, April 29th at 10am we're giving out free groceries to at least 150 families plus free hotdogs, sodas, kids' game area, music by DJ Cykloid and community agency info.
To make this a success we need LOTS of volunteers! To volunteer email Mona or sign up after Mass this weekend. A big thank you to everyone who donated to our Parish Lenten Almsgiving. Thanks to you we are able to have this event!
For groceries: one distribution per family, please. No ID or proof of address required.
Thank You from Youth Ministry
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our blanket drive! Together with the Good Samaritan Society we collected 74 blankets for the Gospel Rescue Mission Clothing Room and helped give our young people a chance to help the community.
6th-12th Grade! You're invited to come join us for youth nights!
Middle School- Tuesdays at 6:30pm
High School- Thursdays at 6:30pm
Want Youth Ministry news and reminders? Text the message below to the number 81010
For Middle School: @tinysaints
For High School: @stalbertym
Questions? Want to know how you can help? Email our Youth Minister, Carlos Briseno.
Faithful Citizenship at Newman
Election season has come to an end but our call to live as Faithful Citizens has not! Let us continue to learn, pray and act together for unity and the common good.
Need some inspiration and encouragement? Check out these resources:
Praying Like A Faithful Citizen
Tips for Contacting Your Public Officials
Prayer After An Election
Statement from President of U.S. Bishops Conference
Youth Ministry Has Begun!
Want to receive Youth Ministry messages, updates, and reminders?
Text the message below to the number 81010
For High School: @godsquadlc
For Middle School: @tinysaints
Have a question? Want to know how you can help? Email Carlos Briseno.
Knights of Columbus Comes to Newman Center
The Knights of Columbus is forming a new College Council of the Knights of Columbus here at St. Albert the Great Newman Center. Knights from area councils that are members of the parish are invited to transfer into the new council here. A College Council consists of students and regular members of the Knights. As Knights, we serve our local parish and community while working each to create a better world through charity and service. If you are interested in helping those in need, serving our parish, and growing in faith, then consider joining the Knights! If you interested in joining, stop by after Mass or contact Kerry Morley, State membership and Retention Chairman for the Diocese of Las Cruces at 1-801-870-6002 or via email.
Help Update Our Records
We are asking for your assistance is updating our parish family information. We will be sending a letter with the information we currently have on file. Please review and make corrections as necessary, especially address and family information. This will help us tremendously when we send out Letters of Contributions for tax purposes. Once you have reviewed and corrected any data, you can mail the information back to us, place it in a sealed envelope in the collection box, or drop it off in the office. Thank you!
Try E-Giving for Your Sunday Contribution
Have you ever come to Mass and forgot your Church envelope and are scrambling to find a blank check (if you carry any) or cash? Here is a safe, secure way to ensure your contributions are given to St. Albert’s- our E-giving program. Plus, save paper and time writing checks. For those of you who write checks that is 4 checks and 4 envelopes per month you don’t have to worry about (save those trees!). E-giving donations go right into the parish bank account. You don’t have to worry about mailing it or paying via your bank.
It is a very simple process! Click here to register, indicate how often you want the donations made, for how much, and whether the donation is for Sunday Collections or Second Collections. See how simple the process is! You can go back and adjust it as you need to. If you have any questions, please call Isabel or Mona at 522-6202, we will be glad to help you.
Have You Tried Our
Newman Mobile App?
We are excited to announce the release of a new Mobile App for our parish. This app is available for download in the Android and Apple Stores. The app is a new and effective way for the parish to communicate with you and for you to stay connected with the parish. The app is PACKED with prayer resources including Liturgy of the Hours, Daily Mass Readings, the Order of the Mass, Sunday Reading Reflections, the Bible, the Catechism, a digital rosary and on and on. It is also has tons of educational resources, parish events, mass schedules and more. Best of all, we can alert you of extra special happenings and cancellations via the app’s push notifications system. Click here to download the Newman App!
"Welcoming the Stranger": A Community Prayer Service
In response to recent events, interfaith leaders from the Las Cruces community offered an opportunity for community members to unite their voices in thoughtful prayer and reflection on Friday, February 3rd. The interfaith leaders who organized this gathering were Bishop Oscar Cantu, Pastor Jared Carson of Peace Lutheran Church, Rabbi Larry Karol of Temple Beth-El, and Radwan Jallad of the Islamic Center of Las Cruces.
They said they hoped to reaffirm our belief that the United States can and should be a nation that welcomes people seeking opportunity and individuals and families who are hoping to find refuge here from conflict and challenges in their home countries. The interfaith leaders issued a joint statement at a press conference prior to the prayer service. Click here to read.