Franciscan Fiesta at Mission Santa Barbara

Mission Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA – Beginning on Saturday, 1 October 2022, the parish of Mission Santa Barbara, 2201 Laguna Street, will celebrate the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi with a “Franciscan Fiesta“, four days of special events celebrating the Franciscan
heritage of the parish.

  • Saturday, 1 October 2022: A Morning of Reflection: Journeying with St. Francis and St. Clare with the Secular Franciscans (St. Louis the King fraternity), Sister Susan Blomstad, OSF, and Fr. Joe Schwab, OFM, from 9:30am until 1:30pm in Bonaventure Hall. Attendees are invited to bring a sack lunch. Beverages will be provided. To register to attend this morning of reflection as exploring and celebrating the lives and legacy of St Francis and St Clare of Assisi, click here.
  • Sunday, 2 October 2022: Outdoor Mass and Blessing of the Animals at 11am in the Mission Plaza. Animals welcome!
  • Monday, 3 October 2022: Transitus – An Evening Service of Remembrance at 7pm in the Mission Church. This traditional service of prayer and music recalls the passing of Saint Francis of Assisi into eternal life. A reception will follow in the Sacred Garden, featuring the almond pastries so dear to Francis in his last days.
  • Tuesday, 4 October 2022: Masses for the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi will be celebrated at 8am and at 5:30pm in the Mission Church. A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception in the Sacred Garden will follow the evening Mass.

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