A Source of Light and Hope

We continue our celebration of the Christmas Season with today’s Feast of the Holy Family. This feast day was added to the Church calendar by Pope Leo XIII in 1893. The pope wanted to highlight the importance of the Christian family and to point to the Holy Family as a model of all families to […]

Bulletin 12-30-2018

INSIDE: “Love transformed that stable making it a source of light and hope, just as love can transform every home and make it a place  where children can grow  as Jesus did, in wisdom  love and grace. Let us  see in the Holy Family  then a shining example of family life. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, […]

Bulletin for 12-23-2018

INSIDE:  “Let us pray that like Mary, we too give birth to Jesus in our world today and may we allow Jesus to work the will of God through us in all that we say and do.” – Fr. Vince (pg. 3)  

He Will Stand Firm and Shepherd His Flock

Today as we begin this very short Fourth Week of Advent, the readings give us much to reflect on about Jesus — God’s gift to all of us. The Prophet Micha tells the Israelites that from Bethlehem shall come to a ruler “whose origin is from of old,” and he will “stand firm and shepherd […]

Build the Luminarias de San Luis Rey

In a Dec. 3, 1590, journal entry, Spanish explorer Gaspar Costaño de Sosa spoke about lighting small bonfires to help guide a scout back to camp during a dark winter night. He called the small bonfires Luminarias, which is Spanish for lights. The Franciscan monk, Toribio de Benavente Motolinia, one of the original “12 apostles […]

Connect With the Christmas Story in a New Way

Looking for a new way to connect to your faith, your community, and the Christmas Story?   Our Culture and Diversity Council invite you to attend this Friday’s Bilingual Posada, on the 21st, sponsored by our Religious Education Department at Mission San Luis Rey Parish.   Las Posadas is a popular family tradition in many Latin American […]

Joy is the Echo of God’s Presence!

We hear St. Paul proclaim today: “Rejoice in the Lord, again I say rejoice!” This Third Sunday of Advent is traditionally called Gaudete Sunday—a rejoicing reflected in the rose vestments of today and the lighting of the rose-colored candle on the advent wreath. The Scriptures as well remind us of the joy which is the […]

Bulletin for 12-16-2018

INSIDE: “For Christians, this theme of rejoicing lies at the heart of our faith. Even if we are struggling with life’s great issues, we are still called to be people of joy and to be ready to share that joy with others.”  ‐ Fr. Vince (pg. 3)

Social Outreach Update

SOCIAL OUTREACH CHRISTMAS BASKETSJoin us in putting together our Christmas Food Baskets! We will be meeting on Saturday, December 15th at 10 a.m. in the Loretto House to put together our wonderful Christmas baskets for families in need. Please join us! If you registered to receive a food basket for Christmas time, you can receive it […]