Old Mission San Juan Bautista



Old Mission San Juan Bautista



The Old Mission San Juan Bautista...

...began with a group of leather-jacketed soldiers and a few Native Americans watching a tonsured Franciscan priest raise his eyes and hands toward the sky...

"In the name of our blessed Father, and the saint whose feast we commemorate today, St. John the Baptist..."

The day was June 24, 1797, a Saturday, and the priest was Fr. Fermin de Lasuen, Presidente of the California Missions successor to Blessed Junipero Serra. This mission was one of four established by Fr. Lasuen in the summer of 1797 and the fifteenth of the twenty-one missions in Alta, California.

Construction began almost immediately under the care of Fathers Jose Manuel de Martiarena and Pedro Martinez. By Christmas, because of the friendly and cooperative indigenous people, not only was there an adobe church built but also a grainary, barracks, a monastery, and some adobe houses...

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(updated 9/24/13)


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CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE

DECEMBER at a GLANCE

12/19/14 - Annual "Christmas Bon Fire and Santa Event" will be held in the open field adjacent to the Parish Teaching Center. Photos with Santa will be available in the Community Center building. All are welcome!

12/21/14 (Sunday) - Winter Solstice, weather permitting. We shall once again watch the sunrise as we experience the Winter Solstice. The Mission will be open at 6 am.


Holiday GIFT SHOP HOURS / MISSION TOUR HOURS
Monday-Sunday
9:30 am to 4:30 pm exce
pt for the Holiday hours listed below -
Closed December 24th, December 25th, and December 31st, and January 1, 2015.

The Parish Office will be closed December 24th, December 25th, and December 26th, and New Year's Eve (1/31/14) and New Year's Day (1/1/15)

Parish Office Hours
9 am to 12 Noon
1 pm to 4 pm
Monday-Friday


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Gift Shop - 831.623.4528
Faith Formation - 831.623.4178
Parish Office - 831.623.2127
Mailing Address - P. O. Box 400, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
Street Address - 406 Second Street, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045

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