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

Congratulations to Religious Education Kids!

Children from our Religious Education program participated in the Solvang Julefest Parade on December 3rd. Their float "Celebrate Jesus Together" won best of parade.

Their float showed the Nativity of Jesus with Joseph and Mary, an angel and a live baby "Jesus" in a stable in the shape of a cave. Over 60 children from the Religious Education classes and clubs dressed in costumes as shepherds, people of Bethlehem, wisemen and angels and walked behind the float to carry out the theme of celebrating Jesus together. Capuchin friars, brothers, novices; Sacred Heart Sisters religious and Religious Education adult volunteers accompanied the children along the parade route.

The float was created and hand constructed on the bed of a donated flatbed trailer by volunteers from our parish.  

Congratulations to all! Thank you to all adults who supported the Religious Education children by making their experience possible with your help, donations and prayers. Click here to see photos of this event.

December – The Month of Mary’s Maternity

Join us as we celebrate with lights, banners and candles the month dedicated to Mary’s Motherhood. This season of Advent (4 weeks before Christmas) is a time of beholding, preparing, watching and rejoicing as we wait for the birth of our savior Jesus Christ with hope, love, joy and peace.

We begin with a novena prayer that will be recited at the 8:00 AM weekday Mass immediately following Holy Communion and at all the Masses on Sunday starting November 30th and ending December 8th, the day of Mary's conception without original sin or The Immaculate Conception. During this novena, we will be praying for our community and nation and especially for the safety of our police and firefighters.

Celebration of her motherhood as the young indigenous virgin who is “with child” begins with a daily novena from December 4th to December 12th with Our Lady of Guadalupe prayers and celebrations. December 12th is a day of celebrating our Blessed Mother as she appeared to St. Juan Diego as Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Mary's journey with her husband, Joseph, to Bethlehem is remembered with journeys to local homes, San Lorenzo Seminary and the mission church to renact their journey with daily prayers, singing and music during Las Posadas - December 15th to the 23rd.

The highlight of the month is the celebration of the birth of her son Jesus, the light of the world. His birth is celebrated with vigils and masses on Christmas Eve - December 24th and Christmas Day - December 25th.

Visit the Calendar of Events for event days and times and more details about each event. All events and novenas are bilingual - all are welcome to join us!  

Christmas Basket Program 2016

The Christmas Basket program is a Santa Ynez Valley community project coordinated by Old Mission Santa Inés and The St. Vincent de Paul Society is designed to reach those who are experiencing the greatest financial challenges at this special season.

The program is open to those families who have minor children (17 years of age and under) that live in the Santa Ynez Valley only (Solvang, Buellton, Los Olivos, Ballard, and Santa Ynez).  Families must demonstrate need, and may not be a participant in any other Christmas or Holiday program.

Baskets must be picked up by the applicant on Saturday Dec. 17th  (NO EXCEPTIONS)

Questions?:  Contact Genevieve Geyser   @ 688-2106 or 452-3140 and Carrie Marable   @  686-0969


"The tenderness of God is present in the lives of all those who attend the sick and understand their needs, with eyes full of love." Pope Francis


PopeFrancis: Remember the spiritual as much as the corporal works of mercy

Eagles Wings 
Wednesdays 7:00 PM

Sunday after 5:00 PM Mass

J Serra Junior High Club
Sunday after 5:00 PM Mass


Jovenes Adultos 
Friday 7 pm

Jovenes Adolocentes
Tuesday 7: 00-9: 00 pm

Bodas Comunitarias
Friday 7:00 pm

Placitas Bautismales
1st & 3rd Tuesdays 7 pm

Hospitality and Community Care
Breakfast meetings 
First Wednesdays -  Lower Conference Room
Parish Men's Club
Business Meeting:
Monthly - First Monday 7 PM.
Pancake breakfasts: 
Monthly - 3rd Sunday
St. Vincent de Paul Society
2nd Thursday 6:00 PM
Lower Conference Room
4th Thursday 8:30 AM
Classroom B
Mission Book Club
3rd Tuesday
6:30 PM ClassRoom C
Grupo de Parejas
Tuesdays 7:00 PM
Danza Azteca Ballet Folklorico Y Xochiquetzal
Twice a month on Mondays

Amigos de los Capuchinos Adoration, Prayer & Music
Wednesdays 10am in the Chapel
Divina Misericordia
Wednesdays 7pm
Blessed Sacrament Adoration & Benediction
3rd Thursday of each month
7:00 PM in the church

Grupo de Oración
Thursdays 7pm

Divine Mercy Chaplet
7:45 AM Monday - Friday
Madonna Chapel

Divine Mercy Cenacle
Tuesdays in Classroom B

Adoration Chapel
Monday thru Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday opens at 5:00 AM
24 Hour Adoration
1st & 3rd Friday/Saturday
Premier Viernes/Sabado cada mes
Healing Mass
4th Thursday of each month
7:00 PM in the church
Adoración del Santísimo
Lunes a Viernes, 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM 
Rosary for Vocations
1:00 PM Monday-Friday
Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Rosary for Life
after 8:00 AM Mass in Church

Bulletins and Daily Readings and Saint of the Day

Parish News

Dec 3 2016 - 10:00pm
Children from our parish Religious Education classes and clubs participated in the Solvang Julefest Parade on December 3rd. Their float "Celebrate Jesus Together" won best of parade. Their float showed the Nativity of Jesus with... Read more
Dec 4 2016 - 7:00pm
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, 2016 with the nightly recitation of the rosary in the Mission Church... Read more
Dec 9 2016 - 7:00am
Eagles Wings, our Adult Faith Formation Program, will offer, through "sight and sound!" an understanding of the designs that appear on the garments of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Learn the little known details: the colors, flowers,... Read more
Dec 14 2016 - 7:00pm
Catholic Education: Confession from Catholics Come Home on Vimeo . Read more
Dec 15 2016 - 7:00pm
Posadas Begin at 7:00 PM except Saturday 8:00 PM Thursday, December 15 Catarino Diaz & Familia 1526 Oak St. # 3 Solvang / 805-245-4065 Friday, December 16 Ramiro & Sandra Tellez 29 Bear Creek Rancho de Maria Buellton /... Read more

Mass Schedule

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

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

Daily Readings

Reconciliation *

The Sacrament of Reconciliation*:

In English:
Saturday 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Monday, Wednesday & Friday - 7:30am - 7:45am

En Español: 
Saturday 6:15pm - 6:45PM
Wednesday & Friday - 7:30am - 7:45am

* Confession

Our Holy Father's Intentions for December

Universal: End to Child-Soldiers: That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over.

Evangelization: Europe: That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life.

Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love

Encyclical Letter - Laudato Si’ Of The Holy Father Francis On Care For Our Common Home

A Summary of Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel): Pope Francis' First Apostolic Exhortation

America’s Changing Religious Landscape: 
Pew Survey Results


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