Old Mission
Founded 1804
Capuchin Franciscan
Santa Inés
Solvang, California
Sacred Heart Sisters
Mission Santa Inés

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A Message from our Pastor, Fr. Michael Ronayne

Little seeds grow into great things if we help. The Forest Service supplied our neighbors and us with pine seedlings. We reforested areas hard hit due to insects, drought, and neglect. The pine seedlings were tiny, like transparent butterflies. Very delicate, they required daily care and protection. They grew quickly but still needed daily or weekly attention. After a few years, they were on their way but still needed protection from various pests. God willing, the planted pines will grow almost 200 feet tall and last centuries. Delicate beginnings-big results.
Jesus says we have the seed of faith-we are baptized! Though small at first, it is powered by the Holy Spirit! As parents, god-parents, relatives, and friends, we must protect and nurture the faith, especially in new Christians. Do we pray and encourage one another? Do we pray and read scripture and receive sacraments in order to grow faith? Do we give testimony to others to grow their faith? Do we avoid spiritual weeds and toxins that cripple and kill faith? Do we engage in ministry so that others are drawn to faith?
Faith is a gift like the seedlings. But we need to do our part so that it grows and flowers. Don't worry if it starts small-just, keep looking after it! 

Fr. Mike R.

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Local Santa Ynez Valley Food Resources

Food Bank Santa Barbara County Distribution Sites:
Tuesdays, 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm - Bethania Lutheran Church
4th Monday each month, 2:30 pm - 4 pm - Golden Inn Family Village
Thursdays 12 pm - 4 pm - Old Mission Santa Inés

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE - Food Distribution Program -
Groceries are distributed to anyone
Thursdays from 12:00 – 4:00 PM at Old Mission Santa Inés in Solvang. Please call People Helping People for more information:  (805)588-2572

BUELLTON SENIOR CENTER
164 W. Hwy 246 (behind the post office)
Monday-Friday 9 am-3 pm 
Walk-in and deliveries for seniors available - call 805 688-4571

"Keep your eyes fixed on the outstretched arms of Christ crucified, let yourself be saved over and over again." Pope Francis

"Jesus keeps knocking on our doors, the doors of our lives. He doesn't do this by magic, with special effects, with flashing lights and fireworks. Jesus keeps knocking on our door in the faces of our brothers and sisters, in the faces of our neighbors, in the faces of those at our side."   Pope Francis

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This year, we celebrate our unity during the Together in Mission 2022 "As One We Believe" Annual Appeal and unite as a family of faith to raise vital funds for struggling parishes and schools during our 250th Year Jubliee of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Your tremendous generosity will continue to provide essential resources that enrich parish life, strengthen families and communities, and inspire and educate future generations at 64 parishes and 75 schools. 
Thank you for your support as we gather together during the "As One We BelieveAnnual Appeal
Please remember to designate our parish, Old Mission Santa Ines, when making a donation or pledge. Thank you! Fr. Bobby

 

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