Current/Completed Projects

Restoration Project Underway! 2022

The Statues of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (nearest Altar) and 1 Angel with musical instrument (south children’s section) are in very bad condition and continue to rapidly deteriorate. As a result, Jerry contacted a statue conservation/preservation business. Jerry met with them and a careful analysis and conservation assessment was made to determine deterioration damage.

The status, if the statues are not rapidly and properly restored they will soon “fall apart”. They carefully laid out their restoration/preservation work process, cost and time involved with restoring the two pieces.

CHAC is happy to announce that we have a *secure donor* who will be paying ALL the restoration/preservation expenses. Jerry will be meeting with the art specialists to secure the final contract details and date/time for the start of their work. Again, a generous donor has stepped forward and responded positively to Jerry’s funding request. The Diocese and Ascension Catholic Cemetery has been informed. We thank this genrous donor and know that all of our famillies will be truly grateful for this donation and the restoration of these statues.

Corpus Christi Project 2021

Dear Historical Families, Loyal Friends & Friends we haven’t met yet,

Thanks to a VERY generous donor and all of your donations, we have purchased our Corpus Christi for the Landmark Cross at the Old Mission Historic Cemetery. This project has been completed!

Corpus Christi on an altar with flowers in the Old Historic Cemetery in San Juan Capistrano.

This sacred image will be a lasting memorial to all who are buried at this historical site. Old Mission Historic Cemetery is situated on a hill located between the two rivers of the Capistrano Valley is this sacred and consecrated ground.  It is a perfect resting place for San Juan Capistrano’s historic families.  This cemetery dates back to the 1860s and was sold to the Catholic Church by James Sheehan, soon after his wife Ann’s death in 1878. Native Acjachemen/Juaneno families from the early Rancho period and later settlers to this Valley are buried here.  On the headstones can be seen the names of those historic families who have been, and who still are a part of San Juan Capistrano’s rich history.

On behalf of the entire Board of Directors both past & present of the Capistrano Historical Alliance Committee, THANK YOU for your generosity.

Eagle Scout Project 2021

Eagle scouts working on the new crosses for the children's section.

A big Thank you to Eagle Scout Candidate, Michael Fregoso (pictured in the center of the above photo)! Michael and his crew added and replaced crosses in the children’s section of the Old Mission Historic Cemetery. We are truly thankful for your work in preserving our Old Mission Historic Cemetery!

New crosses in the children's section of the cemetery.

New crosses in the children's section of the cemetery.

New crosses in the children's section of the cemetery.

Eagle Scout Project 2016

Scouts Upgrade Historic Cemetery – Article is written in the Capistrano Valley News on November 10, 2016

Scouts Upgrade Historic Cemetery

Click the link to read the full article: https://www.ocregister.com/2016/11/08/annual-mass-in-san-juan-capistrano-honors-eagle-scouts-work-in-restoring-historic-cemetery/