Chapel Events

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

~~Catholic Mass~~

Every Saturday at 4:00 PM

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 (click for more info)~~

Taize with live music every 2nd Thursday of the month. See contact info above for Zoom link.
Join us!

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

For information on virtual prayer gatherings, check out our Prayer for Life page here.

~~Villa Maria Virtual Retreat Opportunities~~

Holy Laughter: A Lenten Prayer
A Virtual International Prayer Gathering
Saturday, March 20, 2021 (Flyer Link)


Past Events

Earth Day Liturgy 
Villa Maria del Mar Chapel

YouTube link 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.

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


Altar, candles, and cross during Taize prayer