Gifting Opportunities

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¡Siempre Adelante!

In quite a literal sense, San Buenaventura Mission and Holy Cross School have taken Father Junipero Serra's revered advice, ¡Siempre Adelante! -- always go forward – about as far as we can. The Mission property is fully developed. So what can be done in the present to sustain our ministries in the future?

Where there is a will, there is a way for San Buenaventura Mission and/or Holy Cross School to be in it. Literally!

Father Serra founded the beginning of the California Missions. Now you can help fund a program to sustain Catholic ministries at San Buenaventura Mission and Catholic education at Holy Cross School for generations to come by donating to the Endowment Trust Funds.

Did you know there are creative ways to support the Mission and/or Holy Cross School? Ways in which the Mission ministries , Holy Cross School students, you and your loved ones all benefit at the same time?

Such giving techniques are called "planned gifts," because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you, your beloved San Buenaventura Mission , and the students of Holy Cross School.

For example:

  • You can make a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime.
  • You can give stock and realize larger tax savings.
  • You can purchase a life insurance policy to benefit the school.
  • You can get a monthly paycheck for life in return for your gift.
  • You can donate your house, continue to live there, and get a tax break all at the same time.

Cash Gifts and Weekly Offering

The simplest and easiest gifts you can make — can be made through credit/debit card transactions, outright cash, or personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders made payable to San Buenaventura Mission or to Holy Cross School.  For electronic / online giving click the green icon Online Giving to the right.

Gifts of Bequests

Add to the legacy of San Buenaventura Mission and/or Holy Cross by including a gift to the school within your estate plan or will.

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

Securities can provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to San Buenaventura Mission and/or Holy Cross before they are sold. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a twofold tax benefit, creating an income-tax deduction as well as helping avoid the capital-gains tax that would have been due on their sale.

Gifts of Real Estate

Real estate, including personal residences, second homes, income property, and vacant land offer a wide variety of tax and other benefits. Whereas most people give their entire interest away, it is also possible to give only a portion of the property (an undivided percentage interest) while retaining the rest for other purposes.

Gifts of Personal Property

Property, including rare books, works of art, valuable collectibles, and tangible items of demonstrable value in some cases may enable you to make a significant gift to support our school with outstanding tax benefits to you. Likewise, gifts of intangible personal property, such as copyrights, patents, and mineral rights, can generate income for the program of your choice on a continuing basis.

Wills, Estates, and Planned Gifts

To learn about deferred or planned gifts, including bequests, life-income plans, and other options for your estate and for information about increasing your income, earning valuable income-tax deductions, and reducing your estate taxes.

To support San Buenaventura Mission designate your gift for the benefit of The San Buenaventura Mission Parish Endowment Trust Fund.  San Buenaventura Mission is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt organization.  EIN: 95-1816030

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To support Holy Cross School designate your gift for the benefit of the Msgr. Patrick J. O'Brien Endowment Trust Fund at Holy Cross School at San Buenaventura Mission. Holy Cross School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt organization. EIN: 95-1816030

For further information call Fr. Tom Elewaut at (805) 643-4318, or stop in the Parish office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Where there is a will, there is a way for San Buenaventura Mission and/or Holy Cross School to be in it.


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:

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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