Mission San Xavier del Bac
White Dove of the Desert

Welcome Letter from the Pastor

Welcome to San Xavier Mission located in Wa:k village of the San Xavier District of the Tohono O’odham Nation.  This beautiful place was recognized as a US National Landmark in 1963.

Many people come to visit, to pray, to find a place of peace.  A shrine church for many, it is still the parish church for the Native Americans of the area.  As an active Catholic Church, services are regularly held and a small school is operated.

We have policies concerning weddings and baptisms that limit these to our Native American parishioners.  We encourage others to receive these sacraments in their own local parish.  However, everyone is welcome to participate in our Masses on Sunday or during the week.

If you are planning a trip to Arizona, please include a visit to this very special place.

God bless you and your loved ones,

Fr. Steve

Stephen Barnufsky, O.F.M.

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