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

Sacramental Preparation

For Catholics, a Sacrament is an outward, visible sign that conveys an inward, spiritual grace. A sacrament is a Christian rite that mediates divine grace—a holy mystery. The sacraments celebrated by the Church are signs of grace that make a deeper reality present to us. One reality we encounter through the sacraments is Christ’s presence in the Church community, his Body. This recognition of Christ’s presence in the community should lead to a stronger awareness of being sent on mission to engage in love-inspired action in the world.

Guided by the Holy Spirit, the Church recognizes the existence of Seven Sacraments instituted by the Lord. They are the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist), the Sacraments of Healing (Penance and the Anointing of the Sick), and the Sacraments at the Service of Communion (Marriage and Holy Orders). Through the Sacraments, God shares his holiness with us so that we, in turn, can make the world holier. 

At Old Mission Santa Inés, we have the following sacramental preparation programs that are structured for all age groups from infants to adults:  

Sacrament of Baptism  

 Sacrament of Confirmation

Sacrament of Reconciliation 

English: Saturday 4:00 - 4:45PM
En Español: Saturday 6:15 - 6:45PM

Sacrament of Anointing  

Parish Healing Mass Call the Parish Office for dates and times

Sacrament of Matrimony

Marriages and Weddings - Contact Parish Office for Marriage preparation
Annulments - Contact Parish Office

Sacrament of Holy Orders – contact Parish priests