San Antonio Mission

visitors_santonio_1Founded: 1771
Location: in the Valley of the Oaks in Jolon, 30-minutes from King City

San Antonio Mission is a peaceful setting.

A visit to Mission San Antonio de Padua offers a unique journey to the beginnings of California’s recorded history. In 1903, efforts to restore San Antonio Mission were undertaken by Southern Monterey County residents. Today, it is in much the same condition it was when it was built in 1810. Although the present structure was not built until 1810, the Mission was founded by Padre Junipero Serra in 1771.

Fr. John E. Gini, OFM conduct s services and along with three other brothers maintains the grounds and buildings at the Mission. Working staff at the Mission is LaDonna Curto.

Situated in the Valley of the Oaks in Jolon, the Mission is a 30-minute drive from King City through rolling hills of oak and grazing land.

visitors_santonio_2The public is invited to tour the Mission which is a cultural museum of both the early California Indians and settlers. During the weekdays and Saturday the Mission is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Mission is open everyday of the year. A gift shop, which has recently been expanded, is located within the Mission. Sunday mass begins at 10 a.m. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Fr. John E. Gini, OFM offers mass each Saturday at 7 p.m. at Lake San Antonio’s South Shore. The second Sunday in June is the Mission’s annual Fiesta Barbecue, a celebration in conjunction with the Feast of Saint Anthony. The celebration commemorates the founding of the Mission and features music and dancing. All are invited to attend. For more information and reservations write to San Antonio Mission, Jolon, Calif. 93928.