Parish Life

Parish Life
 

Guided by the Holy Spirit, Mission San Buenaventura is a parish rich in Catholic heritage called to "go forward" in worship to spread God's Word through compassionate service.

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History

History
 

Founded on Easter Sunday, March 31, 1782, San Buenaventura Mission is the ninth and last mission consecrated by Saint Junipero Serra. Named in honor of Saint Bonaventure (1221-1274: Cardinal and Doctor of the Church), it is known as the "Mission by the Sea".

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Visitor Information

Visitor Information
 

The Old Mission welcomes visitors from sunrise until sunset.  Known for its beautiful gardens and faithfully restored artifacts the mission is a always an experience to visit.  Tours available daily.

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Early Mission Mass Music

A Mission-era music Mass will be held at the 5:30 PM Mass, September 3. Chumash Mission MusiciansThe Credo Choir, under the direction of guest organist Charlotte Lansberg, studies and sings music from the early California Mission era. The Gloria from the Misa del Quarto Tono, the Sanctus and Agnus Dei from the Misa Viscaina (Padre Narciso Duran), and a Spanish setting of Ave Maria and “O Sacratissimo querpo de Jesus” from the Santa Clara Mission will be sung. Mission San Buenaventura is grateful and honored to celebrate this opportunity to experience historic music of long ago sung in the formative years of our California Missions.

 

Pastor's Message

West of the West: Tales from California's Channel Islands DVD now on sale at the Mission Gift Shop!

Three 60 minute programs tell the human history of California's eight Channel Islands. It is a remarkable saga, including discovery of the oldest human remains in all of North America, the first contact with Europeans in 1542, a thriving Native American culture, the Mission period, and more recent efforts to preserve the islands, including leadership by rock musician Joe Walsh. The programs took three years to create, including 70 shoot days and 18 months of editing. Veteran Hollywood screenwriter Peter Seaman and long time independent producer Sam Tyler donated their time to the project.

Explore Loreto, our Sister City and Sister Misison....please see below and under Links on this website.

You are cordially invited to join us for our liturgies. We celebrate Mass daily at 7:30 AM (8:15 AM on Tuesday during the school year). We have six Masses every weekend. Since the Lord's Day begins at sunset, we celebrate the Saturday Vigil at 5:30pm in English and 7:30pm in Spanish in the Old Mission Church. We celebrate three Sunday Masses in English at 7:30am, 9am and 12:15pm. We have a hugely attended Mass in Spanish at 10:30am in O'Brien Hall, the three story building behind the Mission church.

At the Mission, we often sing a hymn that reminds us of the presence of the Lord among us. One verse goes like this:

We are gathered at table as one in the Lord.
We are gathered as people who are living the Word.
Our hearts and our spirits are nurtured by grace.
It is Jesus who fills us. He is here in this place.

Join us, won't you?

Click here to take a tour of the Mission with Fr. Tom and Joe Estevez as seen on "All Things Catholic" NETNY.TV Brooklyn, New York Television

To help sustain the legacy of our historic Mission: please remember Mission San Buenaventura in your Will or Trust planning.

"Siempre Adelante: United in the love of God as a Mission Family."  Shalom, Fr. Tom Elewaut, Pastor.

Divine Mercy Film

The Divine Mercy Film will be shown at Mission San Buenaventura in O’Brien Hall

English:
Wednesday, September 14, 7 PM  
Friday, September 16, 10 AM
Friday, September 16, 7 PM

Spanish:
Monday, September 19, 7 pm

Released in December 2015, the unfathomable history of the original image of divine mercy documents travel through Europe and the United States uncovering the answers to many unanswered questions about the little-known Original Image of Divine Mercy.

In secret and at the request of Jesus himself, Saint Faustina and her confessor, Fr. Michal Sopocko, worked tirelessly with a relatively unknown artist to duplicate on a canvas her mystical vision of the Merciful Jesus. With Fr. Michal modeling as Christ for many hours, the three unlikely friends came up with the only Image of Divine Mercy that Saint Faustina ever saw.

After all the corrections and touch-ups at the insistence of Saint Faustina, the violently ant-Catholic Soviet occupation of Vilnius, Lithuania, forced the painting into hiding.

Finally, two humble nuns bravely transported the miraculous painting across the dangerous border between Lithuania and Belarus, and the painting was finally restored to its permanent home in a beautiful shrine in Vilnius according to the wishes of Saint Faustina.

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Schedule

Masses / Misas

Weekdays: 7:30 A.M.
(Except Tuesday: 8:15 A.M. during school year: August-June)

Saturday / Sábado:
7:30 A.M.
5:30 P.M. Vigil (English)
7:30 P.M. Vigilia (Español)

Sunday / Domingo:
  7:30 A.M. (English)
  9:00 A.M. (English)
10:30 A.M (Español in O'Brien Hall)
12:15 P.M. (English)
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Holy Days/ Días Santos:
7:30 A.M. (English)
9:00 A.M. (English)
6:30 P.M. (Bi-lingual)
 
First Friday / Viernes Primeros:
7:30 A.M. (English); 7:30 P.M. (Español)
 
 
Advent-Christmas Liturgies
 
Lent-Easter Liturgies
Eucharistic Adoration/
Adoración Eucarística:
Serra Chapel / Capilla Junípero Serra
Monday 6:00 A.M.- Thursday 6:00 A.M.
de Lunes 6:00 A.M. a Jueves 6:00 A.M.
 
Confession / Confesiones:
Friday/Viernes 5 P.M.
Saturday/Sábado 4 P.M.
 
Baptism / Bautismos:
By Appointment Only: Guidelines 2016
Hacer Cita Un Mes Antes: Normas 2016
 
Marriage / Matrimonios:
Saying "I Do" Marriage Video
By Appointment Six Months in Advance: Guidelines
Por Cita Seis Meses Antes de la Boda: Normas

Quinceañeras:
By Appointment Only
Por Cita Solamente 

Parish Center Office Hours:
Horario Oficina del Centro
Parroquial:
Monday-Friday/ Lunes a Viernes
8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

 
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