We have a museum at the Mission that explains more about our history with artifacts. The best way to start your
experience is to begin with a 20 minute video which talks about the history of the Mission and its restoration. Then
walk through the museum and look at the artifacts that give you a sense of the history and the way people lived here
at the Mission. Our museum is free and open to the public, however there are some donation boxes which helps
provide for its upkeep. The museums hours are: 8:00am - 4:30pm daily. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas,and Easter.
We have a gift shop that has all kinds of ideas to commemorate your visit to Mission San Xavier. There is a wide
array of items from t-shirts to authentic Tohono O'odham basket made right here on the reservation. On your next
visit to the Mission please be sure to check it out. The gift shops hours are: 8:00am - 5:00pm daily (holiday hours
Lighting a candle represents someone's intention/prayer to God when lit and left in the church. Candles can be
purchased at both the gift shop and the museum foyer. We ask that only these candles be lit in the church as they
are smokeless candles and will not harm the paintings, frescos, and statuary; the cost of a candle is $3.00 currently.
Misison San Xavier is able to do its various ministries, be a place for visitors, pilgrimages, maintain the structure, pay salaries, subsidize the school, and more, because of the donations we receive from our visitors and
parishioners. If you feel a special connection to Mission San Xavier and would like to make a donation there are
several ways to do so.
If you would like to give to the Mission Church or San Xavier Mission School please send your check or money
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Or use one of the many donation containers around the property.
If you wish to contribute to the restoration of the church building, you may contact the Patronato www.patronatosanxavier.org, a non-profit organization that raises money to continue the interior and exterior restoration of this landmark. See link on our front page.
Statement on Mission usage:
The Mission was created to serve the needs of the local community here, the village of Wa:k (San Xavier District) on
the Tohono O'odham reservation, as it still does today. We have people from all over the country, and the world,
wanting to have their special event here at the mission, and sometimes that can be accommodated, but the policy of the Mission staff is to only do Marriages, Baptisms, etc. for the local community. Everyone is welcome to
attend masses, special celebrations (like feast days), etc., but it is our belief that one's sacramental life should be
shared within a person's local parish community. We do not rent out the church.
We do not want the Mission to be used for advertising of commercial businesses or used as a set for movies.
Contact the pastor if you have questions.
Schedule of Mission San Xavier del Bac
Hours the Mission Church is open to the public: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
(There are times when the Mission church will be unavailable because services are taking place)
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday
Reconciliation: Every Saturday: 4:00 - 5:00 pm (in the Juan Diego Chapel)
Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 5:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm
(Summer schedule: the Sunday masses will be 1 hour earlier June 1 to Oct. 1 )
Daily: Monday - Friday: 6:30 am (in the Juan Diego chapel )
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 am (in the Mission church)