JOLON — Historic Mission San Antonio de Padua, established in 1771, will host its Annual Cutting of the Roses and Brunch on Sunday, Jan. 28, where those in attendance can take home a treasure from the Mission’s beautiful Padres’ Garden.
The Annual Cutting of the Roses is a historic event that allows visitors, for a donation, the opportunity to receive rose cuttings from the Mission for their own personal gardens. A delicious brunch will be served, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., including cheese enchiladas, eggs, rice, beans, fresh fruit, coffee and juice. Meal tickets are $10 per person. Assorted desserts, cappuccino, wine and champagne mimosas will also be available for an additional cost.
Come experience the Mission Gift Shop, full of original arts and crafts by local artists. Visit with many of the artists who have consigned their unique items for sale in the Gift Shop.
A tour of the Mission will be offered at 11 a.m. Check in at the Mission gift shop to purchase tour tickets ($6 for adults and $4 for seniors and children).
For anyone interested in attending services at the Mission’s 205-year-old Great Church, Mass begins at 9 a.m.
The Annual Cutting of the Roses is an important fundraiser for the Mission, which is currently undergoing an earthquake retrofit project estimated to cost $15 million.
The Mission is located at Fort Hunter-Liggett off Jolon Road, at 1 Mission Road, Jolon. For more information, visit the website www.missionsanantonio.net or call 831-385-4478 ext. 17.