Pilgrimage to Carmel Mission

Request for Pilgrimage Visit to the Carmel Mission

Welcome to the Shrine of Saint Junipero Serra:

We look forward to welcoming your group for an inspiring visit to the Carmel Mission Basilica.

Your pilgrimage is a unique opportunity to experience the sacred space of St. Junipero Serra’s final resting place.

Pilgrim Visitation Times:

Groups are welcome Monday through Saturday throughout the year with some limited exceptions due to Holidays and Special Events.

Requesting and Reserving a Pilgrimage Visit:

All pilgrimage visits require a confirmed approval and a deposit in advance of a proposed visit.
Kindly complete the Pilgrimage Visitation Request form directly on our website or email a completed form and inquiries to Pilgrimage@carmelmission.org.

Admission Fees:

Entrance to the Basilica and the Museum grounds are as follows:
$9.50 for Adults, $7.00 for Seniors and $5.00 for Children 7 and up.
Admission is free for children 6 and under.
A deposit is required to confirm your scheduled visit.

Pilgrim Masses:

We invite you to attend our regularly scheduled service in our Blessed Sacrament Chapel at 12:00 noon Monday through Friday.

Mass:   Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Communion Service: Tuesday and Thursday

Weekend Mass Schedule

Our mass schedule does change due to holy days. Please check our seasonal mass calendar to confirm our mass schedule prior to your visit.

Visiting Priests Requesting Mass:

If your group is accompanied by a Priest, who wishes to celebrate a mass with your group, the presider must contact and receive approval through our Pastor fr.paul@carmelmission.org. Please note this request on the Pilgrimage Visitation Request form.

Please note that Masses must use the third edition of the Roman Missal in a vernacular language. The general public must be welcomed to your service.