Mission San Buenaventura, Ventura

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The beautiful Mission, named the first canonical parish in Southern California by Bishop Francisco Diego y Moreno in 1843, continues to serve as an active Catholic parish within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The Mission grounds include Holy Cross School (PreK - 8th Grade), a museum and gift shop. The Church and Mission Garden are open to visitors daily from 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Masses / Misas

Daily - 7:30A.M.

Except Monday - 9:00 A.M. during the school year

Saturday / Sábado - 5:30 P.M. Vigil, 7:30 P.M. Vigilia (Español)

Sunday / Domingo - 7:30 A.M., 9:00 A.M., 10:30 A.M (Español), 12:15 P.M.,

Holy Days/ Días Santos - 7:30 A.M., 12:00 Noon, 6:00 P.M English, 7:30 P.M. Spanish

First Friday / Viernes Primeros - 7:30 A.M., 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

Fridays/ Viernes 5 P.M.

Saturdays/Sábado 4 P.M.-

Baptisms/ Bautismos

By Appointment Only

Hacer Cita Un Mes Antes

Marriage / Matrimonios

By Appointment Six Months in Advance

Por Cita Seis Meses Antes de la Boda

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.

See the Website for History and more information:

http://www.sanbuenaventuramission.org/
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  • I have been visiting and photographing all 21 California missions. I finally made it to Ventura today. I arrived early and the grounds and the church were open, so I went in and took some photos. The ...  more »
  • My wife and I have been on a quest for the past few years to view all of the missions. The Mission San Buenaventura is small but well cared for and the church appears to still be in use. Unlike many o...  more »
  • As a person who has seen most of the CA missions, this mission is well preserved as it is still used as a church today. The grounds are well kept, but the typical “normal” buildings that would have su...  more »
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  • Gorgeous building full of history. I was maid of honor in a wedding here, as well as having my daughter baptized here. I'm not actually Catholic, sort of married into it, but I was still able to appreciate the beauty and scerenity of the place, even though it's in the downtown shopping area of Ventura. What I didn't appreciate was sweating through my dress both times. I know it's an old building, but please find a way to air condition it, it gets stuffy as all get out in there in the summer
  • Except for the weather, I enjoyed Ventura very much! There's a very nice "Conquest of the Americas" at the museum near the mission.
  • Beautiful mission and area in downtown Ventura. The mission is adjacent to local thrift, antique and modern mom and pop shops on main street. A museum is located across the street with a large open park highlighted by large trees. There is a gift shop connected to the mission with paid tours. Enjoyable afternoon.
  • It's been around 15 years since I visited this Mission. I'm not sure why I'm being asked to review this place. This was way before Android phones so I don't know how they found out I went there 15 years ago. It's a very nice mission! All missions are nice! I've been to 19 of the 21 California missions.
  • Great weekend destination if you are a history buff. Lots of small shops . Fun day
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