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.

Photo courtesy of James F. Palka ©James F. Palka 2011

2015 Christmas Concerts at the Mission


If you’ve never attended one of our Christmas Concerts at the Mission, you’re missing out on an unforgettable Tucson tradition. And if you have, we expect you can’t wait to purchase tickets for this year’s concert. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. on December 8, 9 & 10.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


Photo courtesy of James F. Palka ©James F. Palka 2011

White Dove Campaign

Saving the East Tower

A major project remains, which is the restoration of San Xavier Mission’s East Tower. Restoring this tower will help preserve the structural integrity of the building and further enhance its beauty. In the centuries since the Mission was built, cracking in the East Tower’s exterior has allowed water to migrate behind the stucco and wick into the interior adobe brick.


Interested in Leading Mission Tours?

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.

2015 newsletter cover

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