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

Silence during Mass

“The observance of the moments of silence envisioned by the liturgy is of great importance.” Papal instruction about the liturgy.  What we say at Mass is important, but more important is listening to what God says. Silence during the mass is our invitation to listen to what the Lord is saying to us in this most wonderful sacrament. Fr. Bobby

"Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 

“Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” Watching our hills turn green, seeing the wildflowers grow, rejoicing as Lake Cachuma fills again, we understand the power of water, how essential it is to life. But we need to drink pure water, both for our bodies and for our souls. Lent is a time to seek the refreshing water we find in the sacred scriptures or good spiritual books (and we can also listen to these through podcasts and other means). May we all drink of the good water God gives us and find renewed beauty and life in our midst!

Welcome once more to Fr. Reynaldo, who will share this weekend about his work as a chaplain for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. Let us support him with our prayers, and also the FOCUS missionaries who are working this year at UC Santa Barbara.

God bless and keep you!      Fr. Bobby 

"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

“It is not enough to say we are Christians. We must live the faith not only with words but with our actions”  - 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.

General Announcements

Welcome Fr. Rey and Fr. Joseph

Today we welcome Fr. Reynaldo Frias, OFM Cap., who will be preaching a parish mission in Spanish during the week. Fr. Rey, originally from the Dominican Republic, was a novice at San Lorenzo, and we welcome him back to the Valley. Next weekend Fr. Rey will also speak at all the masses about the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). He is a chaplain for this group of young people who help preach the gospel at various universities, including UCSB. 

We also welcome Fr. Joseph Mindling, OFM Cap., another friar of the Pennsylvania Province who will be with us.

Welcome, Brothers!


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