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.
The faith community of San Buenaventura Mission welcomes all who visit our historic Mission and who join us in our liturgical celebrations. Visitors are welcomed in a special way at Sunday Mass and receive a remembrance prayer card. All are welcome at the Mission.
A special welcome to Holy Cross School on the second Sunday of each month. Beginning June 9, Holy Cross SChool will sponsor the 9:00 AM Mass...a past parish tradition revisited. Students will proclaim the Sacred Readings, assist the Ushers, present the Offertory Gifts, and teachers will serve as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Parents, students, teachers and Ms. Ladwig, Principal, will be available in the garden after Mass to let us know about the great things happening at our parish school.
Time, talent and treasure! These three words are frequently associated with a faith community's commitment to Discipleship. It amazes me how many parishioners volunteer their time here at the Mission...for the greater glory of God.
Discipleship is putting to use the wise and responsible gifts God has entrusted to each of us. It is believing that God has created each one of us with unique abilities and attributes...including our personalities, interests, motivations, life experiences, talents and skills, hopes and dreams...which make us who we are. We are one-of-a-kind creations of God with unique contributions to make in this world.
Why is this important? Our lives have real meaning only when we use our gifts in accordance with God's Will. As we grow in discipleship, we grow in our relationship with God. We grow in our ability to hear and accept God's call and to let our life be guided by God's Will, not our own desires and impulses.
How can I be a good steward of my time and talents? In short, put God at the center of your life. We are provided with many opportunities each day to be good stewards. We just need to be aware of the choices we make and the significance of our decisions. "Siempre Adelante: United in the love of God as a Mission Family."
For those who are unable to join us personally, this website is designed to visually welcome you to our Mission community. Our parishioners will find many helpful references and links to facilitate communication ease and to build up the community of faith at San Buenaventura Mission.
Shalom, Fr. Tom
Our Mission Youth Group will host Summer Movie Nights
Come and join the fun and community of the Mission parish.
BYOCC: Bring your own comfortable chair...hard chairs availalbe.
No charge for movie...bring a dessert plate to share.
Donations to suppoort the Youth Group are welcome.
All movies are held in the Parish Center Auditorium and start promptly at 6 PM...no trailers!
June 21st: "For Greater Glory" -*R
An impassioned group of men and women risk everything for their family, faith and their very future of their country. The true story of the Cristero War. * R War violence and some disturbing images. (*No minors under 13 years of age.)
July 12th "Prince of Egypt" -All ages
An extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. But the truth will ultimately set them at odds; their final confrontation will forever change their lives and the world.
July 26th "Brave" -All ages
"Brave" features Merida, an inspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. Merida makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right.
August 9th: "Amazing Grace" -*PG
An inspiring story of how one man's passion and perseverance changed the world. Based on the story of William Wilberforced, Amazing Grace follows his courageous quest to end the British slave trade.
Come and join in the fun and excitement at the annual July 4th Street Fair. Main Street will be packed with ventors of all sorts. The Mission will offer a restbit in the lower parking lot on Main Street. Live music featuring Revelationseven and Steve Weingardt (noon Mass guitarist) will provide the entertainment. BBQ chicken, hot dogs, buritos, beans and rice, soda and water are availalbe to all. The Altar Rosary Society baked goods table offers sweets you cannot pass up. Holy Cross School will sponsor several games booths for youngsters and face painting for people of all ages.
Beer and wine beverages for those of age is open to the public. The San Buenaventura Mission site will be open from 10 AM to 5 PM or until the food runs out!