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 in 1782, the San Buenaventura Mission is the 9th and last mission founded by blessed Junipero Serra. Named after St. Bonaventure 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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The People of God

"The People of God." That's how the second Vatican Council (Vatican II) described believers, drawn from the Biblical Scriptures.

People of God

One of the hallmarks of the Catholic faith is that we tend to take the long view. Today's media are obsessed with immediacy – and exposure to it wears down everyone's attention span. We are tempted to accept that nearly everything is in constant "crisis" – usually on the basis of breathless and exaggerated media coverage of scandals, violence and controversy. Few can step back from the grip of this artificial atmosphere.

Which underscores the power of prayer, the necessity of silence and the value of worship. The People of God are not in crisis. Yes, we face personal hardships and challenges and our church is undergoing strains in the modern world. But if we focus on the eternal, we regain perspective on what is truly . . .vital. "So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love." (1st Corinthians 13:13)

As the world awaits a puff of white smoke to see who will step out onto the balcony as the next Pope, the People of God trust the Holy Spirit to guide us all.

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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)
 
 
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)
 
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
Fridays/ Viernes 5 P.M.
Saturday/Sábado 4 P.M.

Baptism / Bautismos
By Appointment Only: Guidelines 2014
Hacer Cita Un Mes Antes: Normas 2014

Marriage / Matrimonios
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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