• Adoration of the blessed sacrament

    Our group is made up of parishioners who commit to being present in the Basilica for a specific hour each month during our parish's first Monday monthly day of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Our commitment to be there during our assigned hour each month assures that the Basilica is never empty while the Blessed Sacrament is exposed on the altar and also makes it possible for others to drop in at any time during the monthly twenty-four hours.

    Carla Kallen 949-493-6181
  • catholic men's fellowship

    after 7 am mass, every third sat


    We exist for the purpose of fellowship and community, providing spiritual support and friendship to one another. Hot breakfast, music and good speakers make up each meeting which concludes no later than 9:30 am. No fee is charged, but a donation basket is available to help offset the cost of breakfast.

    John Schreiner 949-929-9377

  • cornerstone catholic scripture study

    7-8:45 PM, ThursdayS sept—april


    The Cornerstone Catholic Scripture Study meets to pray, sing, share our lesson for the week & listen to a prepared reflection on the lesson. Our Mission Statement is: To build, strengthen and deepen a personal and loving relationship with God and His people through prayer and the study of His Word. This year, 2016-2017 we are studying the book of Exodus. In 2017-2018 we will study the Gospel of John. All are welcome on any Thursday evening.

    Linda Tysdal 949-248-0522

    Mary Ann Strindberg 949-240-5924

  • cursillo

    Cursillo is a three-day weekend which leads participants to a closer relationship with Christ. The weekend includes lectures, Mass, opportunity for Reconciliation and visits to the Blessed Sacrament. Many who attend the weekend feel that Cursillo is one of the best decisions they have made in their lives. In addition to undergoing a profound Catholic/Christian experience, attendees are also given tools, direction, and support so that they can continue to grow their faith beyond the weekend retreat.

    Liz and Bob Costello 949-309-9041

    Pat Ahern 949-370-0436

  • docent society- mission san juan capistrano

    The Mission Docent Society, a volunteer group founded in 1981 that gives educational and public group tours to raise funds for the Mission. The Docent society is comprised of individuals with a strong sense of history, a passion for remembering it, and the ability to share it with others. In order to become a docent, individuals must complete the four training classes, one-on-one training with a Docent mentor, as well as complete observations of other Docent tours.

    Pat March Volunteer Program Administrator 949-234-1322

  • extraordinary ministers of holy communion

    We distribute communion at Mass and some are called to take the Body of Christ to the sick and home bound. You must be over twenty-five and have completed all the sacraments of initiation.   Training is provided.

    Patricia Smith 949-240-6552

  • knights of columbus

    Ed Beckman Grand Knight 760-315-3729

  • lectors

    Rick Wittenaurer 949-632-7438

  • legion of mary

    Mary Alice Rowan 949-347-9685

  • secular franciscan order

    9:30-11:30 AM, EVERY second SAT


    Living Gospel to Life and Life to Gospel... this is what we strive to do. Gospel to Life means we are to take the teachings of Jesus and apply them our daily life situations. We strive to demonstrate to our fellow man what Jesus did. Strive to bring peace and draw people to God by living the Gospel message. We must be ready to forgive, to comfort and most of all to love. We must die to ourselves. Life to Gospel means we are to conform our life to Jesus' life. We are to love, suffer, pray, and forgive as He did. This is our way of life .

    Cyndie Dunkerson OFS 949-254-2727

  • stewardship

    As the Stewardship Committee of Mission Basilica we declare that we are One Parish. We are all the hands and feet of Christ in San Juan Capistrano. As such we strive to encourage all members of our community to gratefully acknowledge, accept, and develop the gifts God has given us and share them lovingly and generously with others. May we be known by our service, creating a more just parish, city, country, world.

    Rick Tysdal 949-310-3304