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

Peace and Good! This week as we celebrate the feast of our patroness, Saint Agnes, I would like to thank God for the opportunity to be back here at Mission Santa Inés. Last summer I was at the tomb of St. Agnes in Rome, and prayed for all the parishioners, little knowing I would be coming back as pastor. I am sorry I cannot be here this weekend: I have a long-standing commitment to give a retreat in San Juan Bautista. But I will be praying for all the parish and look forward to seeing everyone next weekend and into the future. I am grateful to Fr. Matt for all his hard work and I know we all send him our prayers as he begins his new ministry at St. Lawrence Parish in Watts. Transitions are not easy, but with God’s help they can be times of grace. May the Lord bless and keep you all!        Fr. Bobby

Saints and Special Observances This Week

Monday: Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
Tuesday: St. Vincent; Saint Marianne Cope
Wednesday: St. Francis de Sales
Thursday: The Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle
Friday: Ss. Timothy and Titus
Saturday: St. Angela Merici; Blessed Virgin Mary


Today we encounter readings that already have a Lenten feel about them. Nineveh undergoes a forty-day fast, the psalmist reminds us that God alone can show sinners the way, Paul shows us how fleeting the things and events of this world are, and Jesus cries out “Repent!” before he calls his new followers. “Come after me,” Jesus says, but if we are to truly live out the commands and demands of our discipleship through baptism, we must first know our need for conversion, our repentance, our need to believe in the gospel fully. Today’s Gospel opens with the stark reminder of what befell John the Baptist for completely living out his vocation as the herald of Christ and the gospel: he was arrested, imprisoned, and martyred. Though few of us will experience consequences that extreme, we must all be ready to risk some sort of rejection as, heeding the call of Jesus, we live out the kingdom of God at hand, repent of our sins, and believe in the good news of salvation.      Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.

"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

Pope Francis: Remember the spiritual as much as the corporal works of mercy

@ArchbishopGomez: Friends, we need to practice the corporal and spiritual works of mercy - seeking contact with our Lord through serving others.

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Jan 21 2018 - 8:45am
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Jan 21 2018 - 11:00am

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The Parish Men’s Club will be serving their delicious pancake breakfast in the parish hall after the 8:00 and 9:30 AM Masses on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Watch for the Pancake Breakfast sign at the church entrance on pancake... Read more
Jan 20 2018 - 7:00am
Made for Greater Saturday, January 20 Join Old Mission Santa Inés, Archbishop Gomez, and tens of thousands in downtown Los Angeles for the fourth annual One Life Walk. All teens ages 13 and up are invited to attend. Please pick... Read more
Jan 28 2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
On January 28, the Hispanic Ministry Committee at Old Mission Santa Ines, invites you to the Food Bazaar, celebrating our patroness, Santa Ines. We will have a variety of dishes, such as pozole, fried tacos, steak tacos,... Read more
Jan 5 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Julefest wraps up with hot event Santa Ynez Valley Star - January 4, 2018 The annual Christmas Tree Burn in Solvang will close the 2017 Julefest celebration and open the new year from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, in the field at... Read more
Dec 25 2016 (All day)
Christmas Day Mass / Navidad Misa Sunday, Dec. 25 / Domingo, 25 de Dic. 9:00, 11:00 AM (English) 12:30 PM (Español) No 5:00 PM Youth Mass 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

* Mass schedule for Holidays and Holy Days of Obligation will be posted below

Daily Readings

Reconciliation *

The Sacrament of Reconciliation*:

In English:
Saturday 4:00pm - 4:45pm

En Español: 
Saturday 6:15pm - 6:45PM

* Confession

Our Holy Father's Intentions for January

Evangelization: Religious Minorities in Asia. That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practice their
faith in full freedom.  Read Pope Francis' reflection...

For young people, that they might know how to respond generously to the vocation God has given them, and immerse themselves in the great causes of the world. 
I know that you, young people, don’t want to be duped by a false freedom, always at the beck and call of momentary fashions and fads. I know that you aim high. Is that true, or am I wrong?
Don’t leave it to others to be the protagonists of change.
You, young people, are the ones who hold the future!  I ask you to be builders of the world, to work for a better world.  It is a challenge, yes it is a challenge. Do you accept it?
Pray with me that young people may respond generously to their own vocation and mobilize for the great causes of the world. 
Pope Francis, April 2017

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