Founded 1804 - Solvang, California

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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

More Information and Dates

A Summary of Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel):
Pope Francis' First Apostolic Exhortation


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.

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Parish Events

Nov 1 2015 (All day)
Nov 8 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Nov 21 2015 - 5:00pm to Nov 22 2015 - 5:00pm

Ongoing Parish Events

Prayer Ministries:

Amigos de los Capuchinos Adoration, Prayer & Music
Wednesdays 10am in the Chapel

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 Matt

Welcome from Fr. Matt


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 October

Universal: Human Trafficing: That human trafficking, the modern form of slavery, may be eradicated.

Evangelization: Mission in Asia: That with a missionary spirit the Christian communities of Asia may announce the Gospel to those who are still awaiting it.

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

Encyclical Letter - Laudato Si’ Of The Holy Father Francis On Care For Our Common Home

A Summary of Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel): Pope Francis' First Apostolic Exhortation

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Parish News

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, This is a time of joy for the family of God here in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. I know you have been joining me in praying and giving thanks to our Holy Father Pope Francis for his gift... Read more
Aug 3 2015 - 9:00am
Religious Education Registration for 2015/2016 (kindergarten-high school) will begin on Monday, August 3rd from 2:00 to 5:30 PM, Monday through Thursday. For more information, please contact the Office of Religious Education: Sr... Read more
Nov 8 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
The next Bundle Sunday for the Saint Vincent de Paul will be on November 8th . Bring usable clothing, shoes, appliances, household items, linens, books, jewelry, etc. The St. Vincent de Paul team will assist you in unloading your... Read more
Goal = $52,300 Pledged = $31,388 Please remember to make your 2015 pledge for Together in Mission . You may use the form mailed to you or the special envelopes in the pews and the back of the church. Drop them in any collection... Read more
All girls who want to celebrate their Quinceañeras in this parish should contact Deacon Ancelmo at least six months in advance. Read more