March 14, 2020 | Mission San Xavier del Bac announces it is temporarily closed for mass and visitors.
Tucson’s Bishop, the Most Reverend Edward Weisenburger, and San Xavier’s Pastor, Father Bill Minkel, OFM decided large numbers of pilgrims and tourists in a small space is a high-risk situation during the COVID-19 outbreak. The action has been decided out of caution of the public, parishioners, and the San Xavier del Bac staff.
The decision is temporary, according to the Diocese of Tucson. More details to be provided when available.
Our docents are community volunteers trained in the history, architecture, and culture of the San Xavier Mission and its surroundings. The Patronato San Xavier will make every effort to provide docents for group tours that are booked a minimum of two weeks in advance. Anyone wishing to book a tour inside that two-week window is welcome to visit the Mission on a self-guided basis.
To arrange for a group tour, please click on the button below.