Annual Events




May Procession with Holy Mass at the Serra Cross at Serra Park-Grant Park

Join us as we make the short pilgrimage from the Mission garden up to the Cross in Grant Park.  We depart at 7:30 a.m. from the Mission on the first Saturday in May to commorate the Feast of the Holy Cross (formerly observed on May 3).  Outdoor Mass is celebrated at the Cross with a spectacular view of San Buenaventura and the coastline.  

Following Mass refreshments are served compliments of the Guadalupana Society.


San Buenaventura Downtown Street Fair
July 4th

The annual Downtown Ventura Street Fair is a must...come and join in the fun with thousands of your closest friends!  San Buenaventura Mission sponsors food and game booths in its lower parking lot on Main Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

During the Street Fair, Downtown Main Street is closed for several blocks to host a variety of arts and crafts, food and beverage booths.

Be sure to COME to the Mission parking lot on Main Street for the best food and prices!  BBQ and tomales served with rice and beans, and hot dogs are favorites. The Rosary-Altar Society serves a delicious variety of baked goods.  Soft drinks, water, beer, and wine are the best prices of all venues.  

Music and dancing is the highlight in addition to game booths for children.

All proceeds help support Holy Cross School, a school with a Mission! 

We hope to see you on July 4th...America's Independence Day!


San Buenaventura Feast Day
July 15
Our patronal feast day is July 15.  When this feast day falls on a weekday (Monday through Friday) a special Mass is observed at 7:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the Mission Gardens.  When the feast day falls on a weekend the Sunday Mass schedule is observed with refreshments served after each Mass in the Missioin Gardens.  
For the Sunday observance, parishioners are encouraged to bring a plate of their favorite home baked treats to share with the community following Mass.  To read more about St. Bonaventure see our "History" section on this website.  All are welcome to join the parish community of San Buenavnetura Mission as we celebrate this solemn day.
Christmas Tree Lighting
First Friday after Thanksgiving Weekend
An annual MUST ATTEND family tradition event for more than 75 years. The two historic Norfork Pine Trees come alive with festive lights while carolers sing and entertain the 1,000+ people who gather in front of the Mission.  Main Street is closed between Ventura Avenue and Palm Street.
The festivities begin at 4 PM.  A live Nativity under the 135' trees is sponsored by Hly Cross School.  At 6 PM our Mayor and the Pastor of the Mission welcome Santa Claus.  When Santa lights the trees the majic begins with snow and festive music.  Activites for children of all ages are sponsoired by the businesses of the Downtown District.
Bring a chair and enjoy the evening.


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)
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

By Appointment Only
Por Cita Solamente 

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

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