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 686-7904  
Bodas de Communitarias Pepe and Narce Santos 245-0871 Varies
Comité Organizardor de Fiestas Bernardo Aguirre 717-8897 Varies
Coro de las 12:30pm Sunday Paloma Uribe 598-0108 Friday at 7 PM
Coro Guadalupano de las 7:00pm Saturday Elvira and Salomon Rojas, Pablo Rojas 688-3179 Friday at 7 PM
Coro De La Natividad Francisco Angel Garcia 245-1022  
Coro de Parejas Jesus Zarate    
Danza Azteca Ballet Folklorico Y Xochiquetzal Angélica Medina 944-2571 Varies
Divina Misericordia Carolina Meraz 686-7904 Wednesday at 7 PM in the church
Grupo De Oracion   588-4028  
Grupo De Matrimonios y Parejas Eleuterio y Lorena Masias 315-2884
Saturday at 5 PM
Grupo de Lectores del Domingo Hilda Navarro 686-4588 Varies
Grupo de Lectores del Sabado Elvira Rojas 688-3179 Varies
Grupo de Ministros de Eucaristia del Domingo Carolina Meraz 686-7904 Varies
Grupo de Ministros de de Eucaristia del Sabado Elvira Rojas 688-3179 Varies
Grupo de Monaguillos (Acólitos) Carolina Meraz 686-7904 Varies
Grupo de Ujieres y Ministros de Bienvenida Filiberto Guzman 686-4735 Last Wednesday of each month

Pastoral Juvenil

Grupo de Adolocentes

Jovenes Adultos

Jesus Rangel

Paty Aguierre

Arianna Macias




Tuesday 7 PM


Tuesday 7-9 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 688-4815 X 14 1st & 2nd Friday of each month