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


6 Generations DVD



Ancestry, loss, and the fight for cultural preservation; a unique link with the Native American past told through Native American voices.

Follow Ernestine DeSoto on an unforgettable historical video journey as she explores six generations of her family and their experiences when Spanish contact was made in Santa Barbara. Ernestine is a Chumash Native American whose mother, Mary Yee, was the last speaker of her Native Barbareño language. Her story is developed through personal accounts, her mother’s notes, Mission records, and is brought to life from the perspectives of her female ancestors. A truly one of a kind, historically significant documentary.

(57 minutes long)