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

The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all…the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. As we near the feast of Christmas, we may feel more stress. There seems to be so much to be done. Yet, we are called to remember Christmas is not one day. Not only is it an entire liturgical season, but in fact, it is part of everyday life. St. Francis reminded us that in the Eucharist “every day Christ comes down to us, as when He descended from the Father’s throne into the womb of the Virgin Mary.” If He’s willing to enter this world every day, why should we be anxious about all the loose ends. God will take care of us!

This week we continue the wonderful tradition of las posadas. If anyone had cause for anxiety, it was Mary and Joseph, seeking a place to stay in the middle of a cold winter night. But they trusted that their child, the Messiah, would be born in just the right place. And so it happened. May God bless and keep you as we continue our own journey of Advent.    Fr. Bobby 


"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

“It is not enough to say we are Christians. We must live the faith not only with words but with our actions”  - Pope Francis

Pope Francis: Remember the spiritual as much as the corporal works of mercy

@ArchbishopGomez: Friends, we need to practice the corporal and spiritual works of mercy - seeking contact with our Lord through serving others.

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Dec 11 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Dec 11 2018 - 7:00pm
Dec 12 2018 - 6:00am to 10:00pm
Dec 12 2018 - 7:45am

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Nov 30 2018 - 8:00am
Each day during this novena, we will offer special prayer intentions for those who serve our community and nation as police, firefighters, first responders and military. If you would like for us to pray a special intention,... Read more
Dec 3 2018 - 10:30am
Join the Ministry of Hospitality and Caring on December 3rd for the Christmas HandBell Concert performed by residents of Friendship House. A light lunch will follow in the Parish Hall. Read more
Dec 4 2018 - 6:30pm
Old Mission Santa Inés will observe its formal nine-day novena for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, from December 4 through 12, 2018 with the nightly recitation of the rosary in the Mission Church. A... Read more
Dec 7 2018 - 7:00pm
According to the teachings of the Catholic Church, The Immaculate Conception was the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the womb of her mother, Saint Anne. Mary is free from original sin by virtue of the foreseen merits of... Read more
Dec 15 2018 - 8:00pm
El viaje de María y José a Belén / The Journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem Posadas Comienzan a las 7pm Dic.15 8pm - Posadas start at 7pm - except December 15 is at 8pm Sábado, Dic. 15 / Saturday @ 8pm, Dec.15 Familia... Read more

Mass Schedule *

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

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

* Mass schedule for Holidays and Holy Days of Obligation are posted in the bulletin and on our homepage

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Reconciliation *

The Sacrament of Reconciliation*:

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

En Español: 
Saturday 6:15pm - 6:45PM

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