Heritage Center Museum

Heritage Center Museum

The Royal Presidio Chapel Heritage Center is located in the Parish Offices Building located to the east of the Chapel/Cathedral. Displays include a relic of the Vizcaíno-Serra Oak, drawings and photos of the Chapel, items found during the recent archeological dig and pieces of the whale-bone sidewalk that once led to the Church.

Heritage Center & Docent Tour Hours

Note: the Heritage Center will be closed Wednesday Nov 26

Heritage Center Museum

Heritage Center Museum

The Royal Presidio Chapel Heritage Center is located in the Parish Offices Building located to the east of the Chapel/Cathedral. Displays include a relic of the Vizcaíno-Serra Oak, drawings and photos of the Chapel, items found during the recent archeological dig and pieces of the whale-bone sidewalk that once led to the Church.

Heritage Center & Docent Tour Hours

Note: the Heritage Center will be closed Wednesday Nov 26

About

San Carlos Painting

San Carlos Borromeo de Monterey was founded by Father Junipero Serra on June 3, 1770, on the shores of Monterey Bay, as the cornerstone of his Mission. A year later, Fr. Serra moved the Mission to Carmel. The church remained as a Royal Chapel for the soldiers guarding the new Spanish Presidio of Monterey. The present sandstone church was completed in 1794.

The significance of San Carlos cannot be overstated. It is the oldest continuously functioning church and the first stone building in the State of California. It is California’s first cathedral and stands for the birth of Carmel Mission and Monterey, the first capital of California.

Mass Schedule

Saturday (Sunday Vigil): 4:00 pm
Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00am, 10:30 am, 12 Noon, and 5:30 pm
Monday through Friday: 7:45 am and 12:15 pm (except holidays)

Thanksgiving Mass

Thursday, November 27: 9 am

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San Carlos School

For over 100 years, San Carlos School has been  providing superior quality Christian-based education for children in kindergarten through eighth grades. Opportunities for volunteering include  hot lunch program, fundraising events, classroom assistance, and office support.