Mass Schedule:
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. (Main Church)
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. (Main Church)
Weekday Mass: 8:00 a.m. (Serra Chapel)
Saint Barbara Parish
Old Mission Santa Barbara
2201 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara, CA



Old Mission Santa Barbara is a unique and significant cultural resource in Santa Barbara. Home to a community of Franciscan Friars since its founding in 1786, OMSB is a center of Franciscan heritage in the West and welcomes all who strive to build a future based on reconciliation and justice that honors creation and all people. Thousands of people come to the Mission, which is an educational, cultural, spiritual and civic center.

The generosity of donors enables Old Mission Santa Barbara to continue to serve the broader community as a cultural, historical and spiritual gathering place. Your gift allows OMSB to conserve these historic buildings, gardens, artifacts, and art collections, as well as provide educational resources and improved access for researchers, educators, students, visitors, and the local community.


For questions, please contact our Community Development Coordinator, Suzy Plott, at or 805-682-4713 ext.196.

About Virgil Cordano Living Memory Fund

The beloved “spiritual godfather” of California’s Channel City, Fr. Virgil gave unselfishly to the people of Santa Barbara for more than 60 years – ministering, teaching, loving, and being with them.  On May 22, 2008, just a few months prior to his ninetieth birthday, Fr. Virgil passed away, but his vision and spirit certainly live on. To honor a personal request by Fr. Virgil, we have established this living memory fund for the preservation and advancement of Old Mission Santa Barbara.

This fund will be used to address not only the physical needs of the Mission structure but for the advancement of programs that respond to Fr. Virgil’s call and the mission of this Mission: to be a spiritual center, to educate and serve, to promote the arts and cultural heritage, to advance ecumenism, and to be a reconciling presence in the community.

Fr. Virgil expressed his hope that the important work he loved would continue, and that the people of the community would be able to share in his vision. This is your opportunity to give and to share in both celebrating and perpetuating this important place.

“May We Celebrate What Unites Us.”

Fr. Virgil Cordano, OFM