Parish Life

Parish Life
 

Guided by the Holy Spirit, Mission San Buenaventura is a parish rich in Catholic heritage called to "go forward" in worship to spread God's Word through compassionate service.

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History

History
 

Founded on Easter Sunday, March 31, 1782, San Buenaventura Mission is the ninth and last mission consecrated by Saint Junipero Serra. Named in honor of Saint Bonaventure (1221-1274: Cardinal and Doctor of the Church), it is known as the "Mission by the Sea".

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Visitor Information

Visitor Information
 

The Old Mission welcomes visitors from sunrise until sunset.  Known for its beautiful gardens and faithfully restored artifacts the mission is a always an experience to visit.  Tours available daily.

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Pastor's Message

Welcome to the Old Mission San Buenaventura!...the Mission by the Sea! 

We are open 361 days of the year!

At Mission San Buenaventura we often sing the hymn "In This Place" composed by Trevor Thompson that reminds us of the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ among us. One verse goes like this:

We are gathered at table as one in the Lord.
We are gathered as people who are living the Word.
Our hearts and our spirits are nurtured by grace.
It is Jesus who fills us. He is here in this place.

You are cordially invited to join us for our liturgies. We celebrate Mass daily at 7:30 AM (9:00 AM on Monday during the school year). We have six Masses every weekend. Since the Lord's Day begins at sunset, we celebrate the Saturday Vigil at 5:30pm in English and 7:30pm in Spanish in the Old Mission Church. We celebrate three Sunday Masses in English at 7:30am, 9am and 12:15pm. We have a hugely attended Mass in Spanish at 10:30am in O'Brien Hall, the three story building behind the Mission church.  Join us, won't you?

Historic Ventura Mural preliminary unveiling took place on May 6, 2018 and again on May 14, 2018. The final unveiling and construction completion with lighting and rail expected by mid-June,2018. Click here to learn about the unveiling.

Click here to take a tour of the Mission with Fr. Tom and Joe Estevez as seen on "All Things Catholic" NETNY.TV Brooklyn, New York Television 

Amgen Cycle Tour 2018 in Beautiful Downtown Ventura!

Amgen Tour video sponsored by the Ventura Visitor Center

Images all around Ventura as Amgen Tour of California rolled through by Ventura Visitor Center

 

The Thomas Fire, December 2017 is the largest in the state of California history. Mission San Buenaventura welcomed and hosted World Central Kitchen, founded by Chef Jose Andres.  Coordinated by L.A. Kitchen, Chef Jason Collis and Chef Tim Kilcoyne with hundreds of volunteers served 36,000 meals and prepared 90,000 dishes for Thomas Fire evacuees, First Responders and young children in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.  Read more:

http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/2017/12/11/volunteer-program-providing-healthy-meals-families-displaced-thomas-fire/941511001/

http://www.vcstar.com/story/life/2017/12/22/cafe-society-world-central-kitchen-founder-jose-andres-visits-thomas-fire-relief-units-chefs-volunte/962020001/

https://www.eater.com/2017/12/14/16776036/jose-andres-world-central-kitchen-california-wildfires-david-chang

To help sustain the legacy of our historic Mission: please remember Mission San Buenaventura in your Will or Trust planning.

"Siempre Adelante: United in the love of God as a Mission Family."  Shalom, Fr. Tom Elewaut, Pastor.

Schedule

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Masses / Misas

Weekdays: 7:30 A.M.
(Except Monday: 9:00  A.M. during school year: August-June)

Saturday / Sábado:
7:30 A.M.
5:30 P.M. Vigil (English)
7:30 P.M. Vigilia (Español)

Sunday / Domingo:
  7:30 A.M. (English)
  9:00 A.M. (English)
10:30 A.M (Español in O'Brien Hall)
12:15 P.M. (English)
 
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Holy Days/ Días Santos:
7:30 A.M. (English)
12:00 Noon  (English)
6:00 P.M. (English)
7:30 P.M. (Spanish)
First Friday / Viernes Primeros:
7:30 A.M. (English); 7:30 P.M. (Español)
 
Eucharistic Adoration/
Adoración Eucarística:
Serra Chapel / Capilla Junípero Serra
Monday 6:00 A.M.- Thursday 6:00 A.M.
de Lunes 6:00 A.M. a Jueves 6:00 A.M.
 
Confession / Confesiones:
Friday/Viernes 5 P.M.
Saturday/Sábado 4 P.M.
 
Baptism / Bautismos:
By Appointment Only: Guidelines 2018
Hacer Cita Un Mes Antes: Normas 2018
 
Marriage / Matrimonios:

Quinceañeras:
By Appointment Only
Por Cita Solamente 

Parish Center Office Hours:
Horario Oficina del Centro
Parroquial:
Monday-Friday/ Lunes a Viernes
8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

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