The one who sings prays twice!

St. Ambrose once said: “The one who sings prays twice!” I would like to encourage us all with the words of St. Paul in his Letter to the Colossians: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with […]

Next Weekend – Gratitude in Action

Next weekend we begin to focus on the Annual Catholic Appeal— “Gratitude in Action”. The goal for this year’s Diocesan appeal is $3,500,000. Every parish will participate in order to financially support many of the major programs of Christian outreach in the Diocese: Catholic Schools, Formation in Faith, Catholic Charities and Clergy and Seminarian support. […]

Bulletin for 2-02-2020

INSIDE: Simeon holds the child in his arms and cries out that this child is the revelation of God’s glory. He is the very gift to us, long promised in the Scriptures. (Fr. Vince – pg. 3)

10 Fun Things!

New to the parish? Just want to get more connected? Feel like flexing those spiritual muscles? Our Culture and Diversity Council would like to share 10+ things for Newcomers to do at Mission San Luis Rey Parish. Almost every month, there’s a new opportunity. Click on the links for pictures, and watch the parish events […]

Ash Wednesday is 2/26/20

SCHEDULE: Ashes will be distributed at all of the following: 6:30 a.m.              Distribution of Ashes – Parish Chapel 7:30 a.m.              Mass – Old Mission 12:00 p.m.           Mass – Serra Center 4:30 p.m.              Distribution of Ashes – Old Mission (Sp) 5:30 p.m.              Mass – Serra Center 7:30 p.m.              Spanish Mass – […]

Jesus is the True Light

At first, this celebration may seem rather strange and out of sequence. We have long taken down the Christmas decorations and put away all the manger scenes. And we have been celebrating Ordinary Time in the Liturgy during which the adult Jesus has been baptized, begun his public ministry and called his first disciples. However, […]

News from Social Outreach & Food Pantry

Many thanks to all of you who have donated to the parish food pantry! In the month of January, we received a total of 506 lbs of donated food from parishioners. Your generous donations are an essential part of our outreach ministry and provide much-needed support to the hungry of our local community. Our February […]

Ash Wednesday Information on Fasting & Abstinence

Lent is a time for us to voluntarily choose to do penance and mortification as an expression of gratitude to God for what Christ did for us through His Own Suffering and Death. It is an attempt to respond to the love that He so willingly gave to us. On Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, February 26, […]

The Shining Light of the Word of God

Today, the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Lectionary begins this year’s cycle of Sunday Gospel readings from Matthew. Note that John the Baptist, having been arrested, is no longer on the scene. This, in fact, signals to Jesus that the time for his public ministry is at hand. And so, Jesus “withdrew (literally “returned”) […]

Bulletin for 1-26-2020

INSIDE: It is here on the shores of the Sea of Galilee that Jesus began his ministry of shining light. The light grows in brightness as the Kingdom of Heaven becomes increasingly realized through Jesus’ teaching and miracles. (Fr. Vince – pg. 3)