Santa Barbara

Pastoral Region

Santa Barbara Parishes

37 Parishes

1 Eastern Rite Catholic Churches

Santa Barbara Schools

17 Elementary Schools

7 High Schools

Santa Barbara Pastoral Region


Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

4 Seminaries

3 Cemeteries

Santa Barbara Pastoral Region

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It covers Deaneries 1-4 and there are 37 parishes in the region in 19 cities that are located in the two counties of Ventura and Santa Barbara – the largest in area of the five regions.

Four of the original California Missions are in the region – La Purisima Concepcion (1787), Santa Ines (1804), Santa Barbara (the Queen of the Missions) (1786), and San Buenaventura (1782).

The most remote inland parish is in New Cuyama -Immaculate Conception- and the most remote from Los Angeles is in Guadalupe on the Central Coast -Our Lady of Guadalupe. Three chapels are on military bases -Port Hueneme, Point Mugu and Vandenberg.

St. John’s Seminary for the archdiocese is in the region, opened in 1939 and is located in Camarillo.

The region is home to over 1 million Catholics. The current regional auxiliary bishop is Bishop Robert E. Barron.


Most Reverend Robert Emmet Barron, D.D., S.T.D.,V.G. 
Auxiliary Bishop

Born November 19, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois. Bishop Trudeau was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago on May 24, 1986. He as appointed Titular Bishop of Macriana in Mauretania and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles on July 21, 2015. He was ordained Bishop on September 8, 2015 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and was appointed Episcopal Vicar of the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region.


Assistant to the Regional Bishop:

Deacon Chris Sandner

Regional Deans (Vicars Forane)

Deanery 1: Fr. J. Lawrence Santos, V.F.

Deanery 2: Fr. John Love, V.F.

Deanery 3: Fr. Leon Hutton, V.F.

Deanery 4: Fr. Riz Carranza, V.F.


Parishes in this Region

Deanery 1 Deanery 2 Deanery 3 Deanery 4
Immaculate Conception, New Cuyama

Mission La Purisima Concepción, Lompoc

Old Mission Santa Inés, Solvang

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Guadalupe

Queen of Angels, Lompoc

St. John Neumann, Santa Maria

St. Louis de Montfort, Santa Maria

St. Mary of the Assumption, Santa Maria







Holy Cross, Santa Barbara

Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Santa Barbara

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Santa Barbara

Our Lady of Sorrows, Santa Barbara

St. Joseph, Carpinteria

St. Mark University Parish, Goleta

St. Raphael, Santa Barbara

San Roque, Santa Barbara







Mary Star of the Sea, Oxnard

Mission San Buenaventura, Ventura

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Oxnard

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Santa Paula

Our Lady of the Assumption, Ventura

Sacred Heart, Ventura

St. Anthony, Oxnard

St. Francis of Assisi, Fillmore

St. Sebastian, Santa Paula

St. Thomas Aquinas, Ojai

Santa Clara, Oxnard




Holy Cross, Moorpark

St. Jude the Apostle, Westlake Village

St. Julie Billiart, Newbury Park

St. Junipero Serra, Camarillo

St. Mary Magdalen, Camarillo

St. Maximilian Kolbe, Westlake Village

St. Paschal Baylon, Thousand Oaks

St. Peter Claver, Simi Valley

St. Rose of Lima, Simi Valley








  • Assumption Cemetery, Simi Valley
  • Calvary Cemetery, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clara Cemetery & Mausoleum, Oxnard


Office of Santa Barbara Region:
3240 Calle Pinon
Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2760

Office Phone Number: (805) 682-0442