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

Directory of Hispanic Ministries

Since the founding of Old Mission Santa Inés, we have been blessed with a culturally diverse population. Spanish, English and Native Americans attended the founding celebration and mass. Latin, English and Spanish messages were spoken according to Fr. Zephyrin Englehardt, OFM in his book, Mission Santa Ines Virgen Y Martir, McNally & Loftin,1986.

Although the mission receives visitors from all over the world, today's parishioners are English speaking and Spanish speaking. Masses are celebrated in both English and Spanish with bilingual masses on special Holy Days, feast days or celebrations.

Hispanic ministries are devoted to our parishioners who prefer to celebrate mass in the Spanish language. Mass traditions and Holy Days are celebrated based on the Hispanic cultures of Mexico.  During Advent and Easter and other Feast Days, live enactments of the celebration story are performed by the Hispanic ministry.  Included are the story of Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Passion of Christ and Corpus Christi.

Hispanic ministries include worship and liturgy groups - lectors, eucharistic ministers, ushers, greeters, acolytes and music - as well as religious education, faith formation and family life including retreats and cultural study groups.

Below is a directory of Hispanic ministries and the Coordinator contact and meetings information at Old Mission Santa Inés:

Group/Program Coordinators Telephone Meetings
Armada Blanca Carolina Meraz 588-0068 Varies
Bodas de Communitarias Martin and Carolina Ahumada 280-9593 Varies
Clase de Biblia
Diacono Ancelmo Aguirre 688-4815 EXT 14 Mondays at 7 PM
Comité Organizardor de Fiestas Filiberto Guzman 245-5961 Varies
Coro de las 12:30pm Sunday Various Choirs   Varies
Coro Guadalupano de las 7:00pm Saturday Pablo Rojas 825-1076 Friday at 7 PM
Coro De La Natividad Francisco Angel Garcia 245-1022 Varies
Coro Nueva Esperanza Miguel Garcia 245-8762 Monday at 7 PM
Danza Azteca Ballet Folklorico Y Xochiquetzal Angélica Medina 944-2571 Varies
Divina Misericordia Carolina Meraz 588-0068 Wednesday at 7 PM 
Grupo De Oracion Ramiro Tellez 588-4028 Varies
Grupo De Matrimonios y Parejas Hector & Bertha Garcia 266-9180 Saturday at 5 PM
Grupo de Lectores del Domingo Hilda Navarro 245-2233 Varies
Grupo de Lectores del Sabado Hilda Navarro 245-2233 Varies
Grupo de Ministros de Eucaristia del Domingo Carolina Meraz 588-0068 Varies
Grupo de Ministros de de Eucaristia del Sabado

Carolina Meraz

588-0068 Varies
Grupo de Monaguillos (Acólitos) Carolina Meraz 588-0068 Varies
Grupo de Ujieres y Ministros de Bienvenida Filiberto Guzman 245-5961 Last Wednesday of each month

Grupo de Adolocentes

Jovenes Adultos

Paty Aguierre

Ramses Flores



Tuesdays 7 PM

Friday 6:30-9 PM

Platicas pre-bautismales Ramon y Carmen Garcia
Ruben y Dalia Santos


1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM
Programa Para Quinceañeras


Diacono Ancelmo Aguirre
Ana Palacios
688-4815 EXT 14


Sacramentos para Adultos Diacono Ancelmo Aguirre 688-4815 EXT 14 Varies
Tardes de Reflexión Diacono Ancelmo Aguirre 688-4815 EXT 14 Varies