The Little-Known Church Hiding In Arizona That Is An Absolute Work Of Art

We’re blessed in Arizona to be able to visit, admire, reflect, and worship in so many historic and beautiful churches and missions. And if there is one that is not to be missed, it’s the Mission San Xavier del Bac, located on the Tohono O’odham Nation San Xavier Indian Reservation, just south of downtown Tucson. It may not be “little-known” to those living in or near Tucson (or the many annual visitors to Tucson), but to everyone else, it’s not as popular as other must-see places in Arizona (like the Grand Canyon). Take a look at how beautiful it is, inside and out.

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Mission San Xavier del Bac is located at 1950 San Xavier Rd., Tucson, AZ 85746. It’s open to the public every day from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is no fee for admittance, however, a donation box is located within the gift shop if you’d like to give to the Mission. The Mission has Mass scheduled every Monday through Friday at 6:30 a.m. (Everyone is welcome to attend.) Additional Mass is scheduled depending upon the season. The 2018 summer Mass schedule is: Saturday Vigil at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday Mass at 7:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. (Again, everyone is welcome to attend.) Learn more on the official website of Mission San Xavier del Bac.


Address: 1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746, USA