Mission San Antonio de Pala

Welcome to Mission San Antonio de Pala.

June, 1816 - June, 2016
 All are welcome to spend the day celebrating the Mission's 200th Anniversary!
3015 Pala Mission Rd
Pala, CA 92059

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Mass Times
Mission San Antonio

Mission San Antonio
8:00am and 11:30am

San Juan Diego Ctr (Spanish) 11:00am

St. Bartholomew, Rincon

St. James, Pauma
8:00am (1st Sunday of the month unless cancelled)


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The Mission's bell tower has been an important landmark and symbol for almost 200 years.  The current tower is an exact replica of the original, which was destroyed in 1916 by torrential rains. It stands 35 feet tall.  

There are two bells in the tower.  The larger bell has 3 inscriptions:

"Jesus, Redemptor of Mankind [IHR] Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, Have Mercy on us. Year of our Lord 1816" (upper band);

"Cervantes made us." (middle band); and

"[In honor of] Our Seraphic Father, Francis of Assisi, San Luis King, Saint Clara, Saint Eulalia, Our Light" (lower band).

The smaller bell has 2 inscriptions:

"Jesus + Maria" (upper band); and

"Santus Deis, Santus Fortus, Santus Immortalis" and "Micerere nobis" (lower band).

    San Antonio de Pala was established in 1816 by Padre Antonio Peyri.  It is the only surviving Asistencia in the mission system and the only mission-related structure still ministering to an Indian population. The Asistencia was named in honor of Saint Anthony of Padua, nicknamed the "Wonderworker of the World." Pala continues to be an active Church.

    Today, the Mission continues to serve the local Indian tribes that it was intended for at it’s inception. The Holy Mass is celebrated daily. The submissions of St. Bartholomew’s on the Rincon Indian Reservatio
, Our Lady of Refuge on the La Jolla Indian Reservation, and St. James on the Pauma Indian Reservation continue to work through Mission San Antionio de Pala.