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

The tempter in the garden promised Eve and Adam that if they disobeyed God’s command they would “become like gods.” Human history is filled with people’s attempt to become like gods, accumulating power or money or fame, as well as the disappointment and tragedy that follow these attempts. Yet, in the gospel, Jesus tells us that our call is exactly to become like God, just in a very different way. Jesus tells us to love our enemies, pray for our persecutors. What happens if we do that? You will be children of the Most High, for He Himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. We are all called to become like God: Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Is this easy? No. Is it worth it? Absolutely. Each mass is a renewal of God’s mercy and love for us, and a call to follow Christ as a people of mercy. 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.

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Feb 21 2019 - 7:00pm
Feb 22 2019 - 6:00am to 10:00pm
Feb 22 2019 - 7:45am
Feb 22 2019 - 8:00am

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Feb 22 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Feb 22 2019 - 1:00pm
The yearly ceremony at Old Mission Santa Ines is part of the annual West Coast Greyhound Gathering, a three-day-long event that begins on Friday and benefits GREYT Legs, a nonprofit organization that raises money to help racing... Read more
Mar 6 2019 - 6:00am
"Lent is a favorable season for opening the doors to all those in need and recognizing in them the face of Christ." -- Pope Francis The 2019 Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6th, for Latin-rite Catholics with Easter... Read more
Mar 17 2019 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Mass Schedule *

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

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

* Mass schedule for Holidays and Holy Days of Obligation are posted in the bulletin and on our homepage

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Reconciliation *

The Sacrament of Reconciliation*:

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

En Español: 
Saturday 6:15pm - 6:45PM

* Confession

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