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. Bobby

St. Paul tells us: “If I have all faith so as to move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” Maybe we hear these words too often, in that we may not pay attention to how important they are. There are many ways we are challenged to defend our faith and fight the power of evil, but if we do so without love being the motivation, we will be led astray. I ask God to help all of us confront our world not with hatred and self-righteousness, but with true loving concern for the good of all.

As noted, beginning next week our 11:00 a.m. mass will be bilingual, in English and Spanish. Because of the uncertainty of our times due to COVID, I am not sure how permanent this will be, but I am happy we can serve the needs of our parishioners and visiting brothers and sisters in love.

May the Lord bless you all!      Fr. Bobby

Statement On Religious Exemption For Vaccination 
Against COVID-19

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles recommends that all members of the Catholic community who can receive a COVID-19 vaccine should do so. The Archdiocese is not providing individuals with religious exemption letters to avoid vaccination against COVID-19. Please see the information and links below to understand why the Archdiocese does not consider the COVID-19 vaccine to be morally objectionable and why it encourages all the faithful to get vaccinated.
“Receiving one of the COVID-19 vaccines ought to be understood as an act of charity toward the other members of our community. In this way, being vaccinated safely against COVID-19 should be considered an act of love of our neighbor and part of our moral responsibility for the common good.” - USCCB, Moral Considerations Regarding the New COVID-19 Vaccines
The following links might be helpful in understanding the morality of receiving the vaccine:

https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20201221_nota-vaccini-anticovid_en.html
https://www.usccb.org/news/2021/us-bishop-chairmen-doctrine-and-pro-life-address-use-johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine
https://www.cacatholic.org/CCC-vaccine-moral-acceptability

An informative article about Catholic Moral Teaching and Tradition and COVID-19 Vaccines

Jubilee Year Proclamation

As we emerge from a time of crisis, Jesus invites His Church in Los Angeles to rise anew. With providential timing, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has an occasion for such a new beginning: the 250th anniversary of the founding of Mission San Gabriel Archangel by St. Junípero Serra. As proclaimed at each Mass, Archbishop José H. Gomez has declared a Jubilee Year in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles beginning September 11, 2021, and concluding September 10, 2022. This “Forward in MissionJubilee Year celebration will be a special time of grace not only to remember the rich legacy of the Catholic faith in this land but above all, to revive the life of faith in our local Church through a fresh proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the raising up of a new generation of missionary disciples. To read the proclamation letter of the Jubilee Year by Archbishop Gomez and to see additional information, visit forwardinmission.com.

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

Los Angeles Archdiocese - COVID-19 Update

"In this difficult moment, we ask God for his grace, that we might bear this burden together with patience and charity, united as one family of God in his universal Church."  Archbishop Jose GomezRead a reflection on the pandemic from Archbishop Gomez...    

USCCB Daily Mass Readings

"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

General Announcements

Santa Barbara County Health and Los Angeles Archdiocese Mandates for MASS attendance:

Everyone must wear a mask to enter the church.  

Holy Communion is distributed at the front door of the Church after Saturday 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday 8:00 am and 11:00 am Masses.

DO NOT ATTEND MASS IF YOU ARE ILL OR HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID 19. 

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TOGETHER IN MISSION: This important collection has been delayed until now. Through your PLEDGE or DONATION, you are helping the parishes and schools of our Archdiocese who don’t have sufficient income for their needs. Please be generous. You may use the envelopes provided or give by visiting www.togetherinmission.org or text Forward21 to 213 397-0682 Please remember to designate our parish, Old Mission Santa Ines, when making a donation or pledge. Thank you! Fr. Bobby

 

Parish Calendar

Jan 28 2022 - 8:00am
Jan 28 2022 - 8:45am
Jan 28 2022 - 7:00pm
Jan 29 2022 - 8:00am

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Parish News

July 19, 2020 Peace and All Good! Old Mission Santa Inés is the heart of our Catholic community of faith and a historic cultural center of the Santa Ynez Valley. Sadly, a recent petition asking for the removal of the statue of... Read more
Jun 28 2020 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
Learn more about Society of St. Vincent de Paul in our parish... Read more
Mar 8 2020 - 9:30am
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Old Mission Santa Ines Conference will celebrate 20 years of service to the parish and Santa Ynez Valley community with a celebratory Mass at 9:30 am on March 8th. A reception will follow Mass... Read more
Feb 29 2020 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm

Daily Readings

Reconciliation *

The Sacrament of Reconciliation*

Bilingual:
Saturdays
2pm - 4pm

Blessed Sacrament Chapel

* Confession