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 

The desert and the parched land will exult; the steppe will rejoice and bloom. They will bloom with abundant flowers and rejoice with joyful song. Every year I am amazed at the transformation of our hills, as they go from California “golden” to a green that hints at Ireland. This comes from both the seeds lying in the ground and the life-giving power of the rain from above. Rain has always been a powerful symbol of God’s grace and its power to transform our lives. As we continue our Advent journey toward Christmas, I pray we will allow that grace of God to fall upon us and bring forth the beauty the Lord has planted within.

Thank you so much to all who attended our Christmas tea, and to all those who worked so hard to make it happen. These events are expressions of the love that God has planted in us and the joy of being His People. May the Lord bless and keep you always!      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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Dec 11 2019 - 1:00pm
Dec 11 2019 - 7:00pm
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Nov 30 2019 - 8:00am
Each day during this novena, we will offer special prayer intentions for those who serve our community and nation as police, firefighters, first responders and military. If you would like for us to pray a special intention,... Read more
Dec 9 2019 - 8:00am
According to the teachings of the Catholic Church, The Immaculate Conception was the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the womb of her mother, Saint Anne. Mary is free from original sin by virtue of the foreseen merits of... Read more
Dec 4 2019 - 6:30pm
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, 2019 with the nightly recitation of the rosary in the Mission Church. A... Read more
Dec 15 2019 - 8:00pm
El viaje de María y José a Belén / The Journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem Posadas Comienzan a las 7pm Dic.15 8pm - Posadas start at 7pm - except December 15 is at 8pm Sábado, Dic. 15 / Saturday @ 8pm, Dec.15 Familia... Read more
Dec 24 2019 (All day)
4:00 PM Children’s Mass (English) 6:00 PM Mass (English) 8:00 PM Misa (Español) 11:30 PM Christmas Carols 12:00 Midnight Mass (English) Read more

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

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