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

Deacon Ancelmo Aguirre

At Old Mission Santa Inés, we are blessed to have Deacon Ancelmo Aguirre serve our Lord and the parish in the Hispanic ministry masses as well as some bilingual masses. 

According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, after the priest, in virtue of the sacred ordination he has received, the deacon has first place among those who minister in the celebration of the Eucharist. For the sacred order of the diaconate has been held in high honor in the Church since the time of the Apostles. At Mass the deacon proclaims the Gospel reading, sometimes preaches God's Word, announces the intentions of the Universal Prayer (Prayer of the Faithful), ministers to the priest, prepares the altar and serves the celebration of the sacrifice, distributes the Eucharist to the faithful, especially under the species of wine, and from time to time gives directions regarding the people's gestures and posture.