Our Mission

Patronato San Xavier is a nonsectarian, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by Southern Arizona community leaders in 1978. The Patronato’s only purpose is to promote the restoration, maintenance and preservation of Mission San Xavier del Bac, a National Historic Landmark near Tucson, Arizona.

Patronato Christmas at San Xavier

Update: Patronato Christmas at San Xavier 20th Annual Concerts

Our traditional invitations to the annual “Patronato Christmas at San Xavier” concerts will be mailed mid October 2016 to “Friends of Patronato.” Concert tickets will go on sale after the invitation is mailed. “Friends of Patronato” are donors who have made an annual minimum donation of $50 this year. If you are not yet a Friend, click here to become one!

Barbara Peck

Barbara Peck is New President

Public relations consultant Barbara Peck is the new President of the Patronato San Xavier Board of Directors. Michael R. Urman of DeConcini McConald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. is Vice President; Rick Buchanan, a retired Sundt Corporation executive is Secretary; and Fred Frelinghuysen, a retired businessman and investor is treasurer. Click here for details.


Interested in Being a Docent?

Our docents are community volunteers trained in the history, architecture, and culture of the San Xavier Mission and its surroundings. Click here for more information.

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What’s Happening

(Main header image) View from the Retablo Mayor (Main Altar) and Chancel, looking out toward the Crossing, East and West Transepts,
Nave and Choir Loft in the rear of the Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, AZ © 2003 Edward McCain