Founded 1804 - Solvang, California

Join Us for Mass

In English:
Daily 8AM, Saturday Vigil 5PM, Sunday
8AM, 9:30AM, 11AM, 5PM (Youth)

En Español:
Saturday 7PM, Sunday 12:30PM

Welcome to Old Mission Santa Inés Parish

Fourth of July Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday, July 4
5:00 PM &7:00 PM Masses and Confessions - cancelled this week due to the 4th of July events.
Sunday, July 5
English Masses: 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 5:00 PM
Spanish Masses: 11:00 AM in the Parish Hall
2:30 PM in the Church.

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Our Heritage

Old Mission Santa Inés or the "Mission of the Passes" is the nineteenth of the twenty-one California Missions established by Franciscan priests from 1769 to 1823. The Mission was founded on September 17, 1804 by Father Estevan Tápis and was named in honor of Saint Agnes, a Christian martyr of the fourth century. Mission Santa Inés has a rich collection of artwork and paintings, statuary, vestments, manuscripts, and artifacts.

The Mission, which commands a superb view of the Santa Ynez River Valley and the Santa Ynez and San Rafael mountain ranges, plays a central role in the spiritual and social life of the Santa Ynez Valley as an active parish church of English and Hispanic ministries serving many families. The Mission is administered by the Capuchin Franciscan order. We celebrate Catholic mass as well as special services for baptisms, confirmations, weddings, and funerals. The Sisters of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart lead our religious education classes, youth programs, and adult faith formation programs.

Visitors from around the country and around the world make the Mission a "must see" stop during their visit to Solvang. Local community groups use the Mission facilities for public events - the Rotary Club 4th of July celebration, the annual Rancheros Visitadores event and Vintners Festivals. The Mission grounds are used as the staging area for many parades and cycling or other events.

Today the process continues to restore, preserve, and return the "Mission of the Passes" to the grandeur of the early Mission era. Visitors are always welcome to stroll the mission grounds, take a tour of our museum and join parish members in a Mass celebration. A taped audio tour is available in our gift shop to guide visitors through the Museum rooms, church, and garden.

As you visit this picturesque Mission, may you be enriched spiritually by the drama, history, and tradition contained within the walls and grounds of Old Mission Santa Inés, called "The Hidden Gem" of the Missions.

Bulletins and Daily Readings and Saint of the Day




Parish Events

Aug 2 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Aug 3 2015 - 9:00am
Aug 16 2015 - 12:30pm
Sep 22 2015 (All day) to Sep 27 2015 (All day)

Ongoing Parish Events

Prayer Ministries:

Blessed Sacrament Adoration & Benediction
3rd Thursday of each month
7:00 PM in the church

Divine Mercy Chaplet
7:45 AM Monday - Friday
Madonna Chapel
Divine Mercy Cenacle
Tuesdays in Classroom B
Divine Mercy Spanish
Wednesdays 7PM

Eucharistic Adoration
Monday thru Friday
6:00 AM - Midnight
Wednesday opens at 5:00 AM
24 Hour Adoration
1st & 3rd Friday/Saturday

Healing Mass
4th Thursday of each month
7:00 PM in the church

Rosary for Life
after 8:00 AM Mass in Church

Rosary for Vocations
1:00 PM Monday-Friday
Blessed Sacrament Chapel

Faith Formation:

Eagles Wings
Wednesdays 7:00 PM

Jovenes Adultos &
Grupo De Adolocentes
Tuesday 7: 00-9: 00 pm

Sunday after 5:00 PM Mass

Service and Community Care:

Danza Azteca Ballet Folklorico Y Xochiquetzal
Twice a month on

Grupo de Parejas
Tuesdays 7:00 PM

Hospitality and Community Care
Breakfast meetings 
First Wednesdays
 Lower Conference Room

Mission Book Club
3rd Tuesday
6:30 PM ClassRoom C

Parish Men's Club
Business Meeting:
Monthly - First Monday
7 PM.
Pancake breakfasts: 
Monthly - 3rd Sunday

St. Vincent de Paul Society
2nd Thursday 6:00 PM
Lower Conference Room
4th Thursday 8:30 AM
Classroom B

Welcome Message from Father Gerald

Welcome from Fr. Gerald


The Sacrament of Reconciliation*:

In English:
Saturday 4:00 - 4:45PM

En Español: 
Saturday 6:15 - 6:45PM

* Sacrament is also known as confession

Our Holy Father's Intentions for June

Universal: IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES - That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come.

Evangelization: VOCATIONS - That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood or consecrated life.

Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love

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Parish News

Starting in 2008, the Parish Men’s Club be-gan a tradition of handing a rose to each mother after Mass on Mother’s Day. We hope every mother enjoys the rose they received. Read more
May 24 2015 - 2:30pm
On Sunday, May 24, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM , we will gather in the parish hall to express our good wishes to Fr. Brendan and Fr. Gerald. As they each take on new assignments, they want the opportunity to thank parishioners for their... Read more
Dear brothers and sisters, Over the last few months I have been in conversation with my provincial superior in New York regarding my assignment. In a recent telephone call it was decided that I would be returning to my province... Read more
Fr. James Johnson OFM, Cap. has been appointed Associate Pastor of this Mission beginning June 5. Fr. James is presently Assistant Rector at the National Shrine of St. Francis in San Francisco. We welcome Fr. James to our parish... Read more
Fr. Peter is being honored by the Los Angeles Council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society for his great ministry to the children's summer camp program at the Circle V Ranch , located near Lake Cachuma. This event will take place... Read more