Sacraments for Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
The RCIA is a sacred and ancient tradition that helps adults who wish to be baptized or baptized Christians who wish to explore what it means to Catholic and begin making the journey toward being a member of the Catholic Faith.
RCIA gatherings begin in September, but as the process is ongoing, anyone is welcomed to sit in on a gathering at anytime.
Members of the community are also welcomed to sit in on the RCIA gatherings even if they are fully initiated member of the Catholic Church. If you feel the need to refresh and help the catechumens and candidates on their journey, we would love to have you present.
For more information, please contact Sr. Nancy at the parish office (522-6202) or by email.
Anointing of the Sick and Care of the Homebound
Do you have a family member or friend who is sick or elderly and unable to come to church? Our Homebound Ministers would be glad to visit your loved one at home with Holy Communion. Please call the parish office at 575-522-6202 to set up visits for Communion or Anointing of the Sick.
The parish also offers the anointing of the sick every first Friday at the 5:30 PM Mass.
Holy Orders and Religious Life
Life as a priest, deacon, religious sister or religious brother is a dynamic combination of creativity, challenge and fulfillment. We invite all single people to consider a vocation as priest or religious sister or brother as a viable option for the future. We invite all men single or married to consider a vocation to the diaconate.
If you would like to explore the possibility of a religious vocation, please contact Fr. Ray or Sr. Nancy at 522-6202 or email Fr. Ray to arrange a time to talk.
You can also check out the information on vocations at the following websites:
United States Council of Catholic Bishops http://www.foryourvocation.org/
Diocese of Las Cruces http://www.dioceseoflascruces.org/sub_page.php?num=46
Adult Confirmation is for people in our community who were baptized Catholic, received First Holy Communion, but never received the sacrament of Confirmation. Adult Confirmation is separate from the RCIA as it has its own specific program.
For more information, please email Sal Melendrez.
The Sacrament of Penance is celebrated every Saturday from 4 PM to 5 PM in the Reconciliation Chapel in the church. Private appointments for the sacrament may be made by calling the office at 522-6202 or emailing email@example.com.
Weddings at St. Albert the Great Newman Center are usually celebrated on Saturdays between 10 AM and 2:00 PM. The Diocese of Las Cruces requires that arrangements must be made no later than six months in advance of the wedding date.
All parties seeking marriage at St. Albert’s Newman Center should be registered parishioners. Please schedule an appointment with Fr. Ray at 575-522-6202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive additional information.
When a loved one dies, we are faced with a challenging and enriching experience. At St. Albert the Great Newman Center we come together as a community to honor the lives of our loved ones and celebrate eternal life. Those who are planning a funeral or memorial service are asked to call the parish office at 575-522-6202.