Jolon, CA, May 12, 2019 - Historic Mission San Antonio is holding its annual Fiesta on Sunday June 9th. The Fiesta was originally held in the 1800s and the tradition continues today. Come early, at 9:00 AM, for the Catholic Mass in honor of the Mission’s patron saint, St. Anthony de Padua. The Fiesta starts after Mass and lasts until 3:00 PM.
This will be a fun-filled day for all! There will be a DJ and a live band. We will be serving barbecued chicken meals ($12/meal presale or $15.00/meal at the Fiesta) in the comfortable, shaded fiesta grounds adjacent to Mission Creek. Homemade desserts, beer, wine, soft drinks, and snow cones will be available for purchase. Presale tickets are available by contacting the Mission Gift Shop at (831) 385-4478 ext. 17.
This year we are pleased to announce that Edie Littlefield Sundby, the Author of The Mission Walker, will be our honored guest at the Fiesta to make a presentation on her story and will be available for a book signing. After losing her right lung, Edie undertook a healing 1,600-mile walk along the El Camino Real de las Californias mission trail through the mountain wilderness of Baja California’s Sonoran Desert and in California from San Diego to Sonoma. https://themissionwalker.com/
A presentation on the history of the Mission and a tour of the grounds, including the recently renovated Mission museum, will be offered at 10:30 AM. Local artisans will be present to display their wares in the beautiful Padres Garden. This event is a Mission fundraiser – please no personal coolers permitted.
For those interested in staying the night in the Mission Retreat Center call ahead for reservations and price information.
Mission San Antonio de Padua, the third oldest Spanish mission in California, was founded by Junipero Serra in 1771. The Mission is located in the pristine Valley of the Oaks in southern Monterey County and is a historical landmark. The Mission remains an active Catholic parish and retreat center. Mission San Antonio is surrounded by Fort Hunter Liggett, and is conveniently reached by publicly accessible roads. Please follow all posted speed limits. The Mission’s address is 1 Mission Road in Jolon. More information may be obtained by calling the Mission Gift Shop at (831) 385-4478, ext. 17, or go to http://missionsanantonio.net/.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901