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".
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.
REGISTRATION for Religious Education Classes and Youth Confirmation Classes will take place after
ALL SATURDAY VIGIL AND SUNDAY MASSES ON AUGUST 15, 16, 22, and 23
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) will resume in the Religious Education Office on
TUESDAY AUGUST 18, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
Sister Mary Rose is away from the Religious Education Office: July 10 through August 9, returning August 10.
Las REGISTRACIONES para las clases de Educación Religiosa y para las clases de Confirmación para jóvenes se llevaran a cabo después de:
TODAS LAS MISS DE VIGILIA LOS SÁBADOS Y DESPUÉS DE LAS MISAS DOMINICALES los días 15, 16, 22, y 23 de AGOSTO.
RICA (Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos) reanudara en la Oficina de Educación Religiosa el MARTES 18 de AGOSTO, 2015 de 7 a 8:30 pm.
La Hermana María Rosa estará fuera de la Oficina de Educación Religiosa: del 10 de julio hasta el 10 de Agosto.
There are more than 75 million Catholics in America. We're the largest religious group in this diverse nation of ours. And what's the second largest? Actually, that would be former Catholics.
Why is that so many no longer participate in the life of the Church? Well, that is usually the start of a long argument. But one thing is clear – even many who consider themselves faithful Catholics skip weekly Mass.
The pews on Christmas and Easter Sunday are overflowing...and that is a great thing...for the great solemnities of Christmas and Easter are the celebrations of God's outreach to us and the triumph of Jesus Christ over death. To Christians everywhere, Christmas and Easter represent the coming of God's Kingdom.
A life in Christ is about more than coming to church on Christmas and Easter. A lufe in Christ is about more than just being a good person and avoiding sin.
A life in Christ means being a fully active part of the Body of Christ. As Jesus told his disciples, "where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them" (Matthew 18:20). The Holy Mass celebrates the presence of Jesus in our midst – and it is through our church that we not only come to know our Lord, but can also work together to be the light unto the world that He asked us to be.
You don't need a formal invitation to attend Mass at Mission San Buenaventura. But if you want one, here it is: You are cordially invited to participate at Mass. We celebrate Mass daily at 7:30 AM (8:15 AM on Tuesday during the schoolo year) and we have six Sunday 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 noon and 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? Although it may be crowded at Christmas Easter, we always have a place for you.
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."