Chapel Events

Candles and cross during Taize prayer
Villa Chapel service
Choir singing during Taize at the Villa Chapel

        Earth Day Liturgy
Villa Maria del Mar Chapel

Link below is for our Earth Day Liturgy celebrated March 22, 2020. Join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth day.

Earth Day Liturgy





Videos for Reflection & Prayer on the Triduum from

Sr. Miriam Malone, SNJM

As we enter into this Holy Week, Programs for Life at Villa Maria Del Mar is offering three videos for your reflection and prayer. In each video, Miriam Malone, SNJM, Coordinator for Programs for Life focuses on one of the three days of the Triduum in a time of physical separation and lack of freedom to gather together as a community of faith. The links to each video are below.

Holy Thursday:

Good Friday:

Holy Saturday:




~~Catholic Mass~~

Canceled until further notice.

Please visit Diocesan Website



~~Taizé Prayer~~

Second Thursday of every month 7:00-8:00 PM
We are offering virtual Taize  Prayer
Please email 
for the zoom link, if you are interested in attending.



~~ Upcoming Villa Sponsored Events ~~

Taize with live music every 2nd Thursday of the month. 
Join us!

For Villa Events, check out our Seeking Retreats page here.

Taizé Prayer Around the Cross

The Sisters of the Holy Names at Villa Maria del Mar invite you to an evening of prayer every second Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 8:00pm in the Villa Maria del Mar Chapel. This hour long Taizé​ style prayer includes chants, scripture and time for quiet reflection. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together and pray for our loved ones, our communities, our nation and our world. Please join us.

For more details, download informational flyer on Taizé here.

For information contact Mary McConnell at 831-475-1236
or email

21918 East Cliff Drive (in the Villa Chapel)
Santa Cruz, CA


Lights for Liberty Event Photos

July 12, 2019 at Villa Maria del Mar

Altar, candles, and cross during Taize prayer