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The Royal Presidio Chapel (San Carlos Cathedral)

500 Church Street, Monterey, CA 93940

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San Carlos Borromeo de Monterey was founded by Father Junipero Serra on June 3, 1770, on the shores of Monterey Bay, as the cornerstone of his Mission. A year later, Fr. Serra moved the Mission to Carmel. The church remained as a Royal Chapel for the soldiers guarding the new Spanish Presidio of Monterey. The present sandstone church was completed in 1794.

San Carlos Cathedral continues to serve as a parish church for the Catholic community on the Monterey Peninsula, fostering a vibrant community of faith. All are welcome to worship at our daily and weekend Masses.

Mass Schedule:

  • Saturday (Sunday Vigil): 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm (bilingual English Spanish)
  • Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00am, 10:30 am, 12 Noon, and 5:30 pm
  • Monday through Friday: 7:45 am and 12:15 pm (except holidays)

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