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 visited this beautiful mission many times. I recently went with an Australian friend visiting. I was disappointed to find out there is a charge.  more »
  • I've been to Crowne Plaza half a dozen times but never made it to the Mission. I was not disappointed! Beautiful and still functions as a parish. A must see when in Ventura!  more »
  • Quiet and intimate, historic Spanish mission with lovely grounds and garden. Not open long house, but worth going by.  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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