Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the gift of our priests.

October 28 – Priesthood Sunday is a special day set aside to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the Church. In today’s Gospel, Jesus gives sight to a man named Bartimaeus, who then follows Jesus “on the way” of discipleship. God, through baptism, has given us the gift […]

Going the Way of the Lord – Oct. 28, 2018

Peace and all good! Perhaps we have the experience of being at Mass on Sunday and all of a sudden there is some kind of a disturbance—someone shouting out from the back of the church or walking around for no particular reason. I have heard that the papal Mass at Easter has been interrupted in […]

Bulletin 10-28 2018

INSIDE: “…Bartimaeus doesn’t go away. He goes the way of his Lord. ‘Given eyes to see, he changes the course of his life in the favor of the one who is life…’”

Serving God and Others

Peace and all good! This week I call our attention to the Opening Prayer (the Collect) of the Mass. The Collect prays that we might always conform our will to God’s will, and serve him in sincerity of heart. Discernment of God’s will is important in figuring out how we are to live as both […]

Bulletin for the Week of October 21, 2018

INSIDE: “We need to look at everything through the lends of our faith…This is the only way to properly discern what is good and holy and part of God’s plan for the world.”

“As the Father Has Sent Me, So I Send You.”

How do our Franciscan Brothers respond to Christ’s command to be sent into the world? October 21 – World Mission Sunday, is a day set aside for Catholics worldwide to recommit to the Church’s missionary activity through prayer and giving. As described by Saint John Paul II, it is “an important day in the life […]

The Joy of Generosity

Calendar, articles and events from your parish family on October 19, 2018

The Joy of Generosity

Do you have a family budget? Perhaps you have put money aside each month for housing, a car, food, entertainment. All are vitally important. But does Mission San Luis Rey Parish have a place in your family’s budget? Scripture talks about giving back to God “first fruits” or the “choicest portion,” returning a portion of […]

St. Luke and the Joy of Generosity

 “The essential point that Luke makes in his  New Testament writings points to the generous love and compassion of Jesus Christ.” We know that Saint Luke is the author of the third Gospel and was a companion of Saint Paul. According to reliable tradition, he was a Syrian physician from Antioch who wrote his Gospel […]

Pope Francis invites us to ‘Share the Journey’

November 10th at 9am starting at the Mission San Luis Rey Parish Serra Center Pope Francis launched the ‘Share the Journey’ campaign to transform the culture of indifference that exists about the 65 million migrants and refugees fleeing violence, extreme poverty, and injustice – to a culture of encounter. Fr. Vince Mesi, OFM, pastor of […]