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The Royal Presidio Chapel (San Carlos Cathedral)

500 Church Street, Monterey, CA 93940

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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