Patronato Docents Provide Guided Tours of the Mission

For Immediate release

From Patronato San Xavier

October 8, 2013

“The docent tour was awesome,” said an Illinois family recently.

“Thank you for the wonderful tour,” wrote a woman from California.

During the last year, nearly 25,000 visitors to San Xavier took advantage of the free guided tours by docents trained in the history and cultural of the region. The docent volunteers provide morning tours hourly on the half hour, six days per week throughout the year – every day except Sunday or during church events. Visitors to the church do not need to sign up in advance, but for us to serve large tours better, we do ask groups of 12 or more to fill out the group form in advance of their proposed visit. More about the tours can be found online at

With approval of the parish, Patronato San Xavier formed the group in 2011 to fulfill part of its mission – “The support of historical, research, scientific and education activities solely and exclusively related to the restoration, maintenance and preservation of Mission San Xavier del Bac.”

If you are interested in becoming a docent and learning to show others about the precious treasure that is San Xavier, contact John Carhuff, our docent coordinator, at or docent education coordinator Craig Reid at