Mission San Buenaventura, Ventura

4.3
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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  • Nice garden & enjoyed the Pieta replica. The chapel is very ornate & the displays of historical items are very interesting. The gift shop is well stocked with religious items.  more »
  • Parking is on Main St. Meters take credit cards. Rate is .25 for 15 min. Grounds are beautiful, chapel is nice. Not much in the way of exhibits. Could easily be done in under an hour. Small mission.  more »
  • This mission is beautiful, tranquil and very informative.Stroll thru the gardens.. See the church, visit the mission and learn about San BuenaVentura (Ventura) they shortened the name years later,. Ni...  more »
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  • It is a small museum, but it is very nice, well appointed and comfortable. The grounds are also clean and well taken care of. Plus its location in downtown makes this an easy and very convenient stop for foodies, shoppers, or those looking for a little something extra during their visit.
  • For the discerning Catholic wondering where to go for mass, pick this place. The pastor said the 9am mass I thought everything was as usual, but then right before the first reading, the pastor welcomed visitors and gave out a little souvenir prayer card. That was a pleasant surprise. The homily was also really interesting. Overall, a really hospitable experience.
  • Small, intimate mission of the 21 total. Pretty garden/courtyard. The church reminded me of the church at the San Gabriel mission.
  • Beautiful mission and great gift shop. I wish there were a way to access the church with a stroller or wheelchair.
  • The Sandbox Breakfast and Coffee house on East Thompson Blvd ,2 blocks from the Fair grounds , Beach and the Promenod which runs along the beachfront from Ventura past Seaward all the way down to the Harbor /Marina ?The coffee house serves a large variety of coffee from all over the world and the prices are a little lower than Starbucks ? The food is good and they have a mens and womans restroom ,plus outdoor seating and places to plug your phone or laptop ? Plus the staff are both friendly and respectable ? Enjoy ? Sincerely Scott R.Stebbings
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