Jesus Was Victorious!

Traditionally on this First Sunday of Lent, we hear the story of Jesus being tempted in the desert. St. Matthew’s version today draws parallels between events in the life of Jesus and events in the Old Testament. He says that Jesus spent forty days and forty nights in the wilderness. The Jewish community at the […]

Bulletin for 3-01-2020

INSIDE: “If we face the temptations of daily life, making choices that are consistent with love of God and love of neighbor, our faithful obedience will lead us to new life.” (Fr. Vince – pg. 3)

Miércoles de ceniza Reflexión

Disfrute esta reflexión cuaresmal de nuestro pastor asociado, el Padre. Oscar Mendez, OFM, mientras reflexiona sobre nuestro Viaje Cuaresmal, comenzando con el Miércoles de Ceniza y las muchas oportunidades en la Parroquia Mission San Luis Rey.

Pastor’s Lenten Video Reflection

Enjoy this Lenten reflection from our pastor, Fr. Vince Mesi, OFM, as he reflects on our Lenten Journey, beginning with Ash Wednesday and the many opportunities at Mission San Luis Rey Parish.

A Spirit of Encounter

Franciscans are called to a spirituality of encounter. We encounter Christ in the Eucharist (and all the Sacraments), Scriptures, in prayer, in creation, and in each other. We are called to walk with Jesus – to pick up our cross and to follow Him. In the time of St. Francis, pilgrims would walk across Europe […]

Embracing the Call to Holiness

In our reading from the Book of Leviticus today, God says: “Be holy, for I the Lord, your God, am holy.” If we were asked, every one of us could name someone who is holy. Maybe we think of one of the saints like Mother Teresa, or one of the martyrs who gave their very […]

Bulletin for 2-23-2020

INSIDE: Jesus gives us the blueprint for living the Law of Love. “Be perfect just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” We pray today that in this Eucharist we will embrace the call to holiness with all our hearts! (Fr. Vince ‐ pg. 3)

Homily 2-16-2020

Enjoy this portion of the mass – Fr. Vince’s gospel, homily, and special announcements. There’s a big change happening in Serra Center for next weekend – find out all about it! (Mass recorded on 2-16-2020 at 10 am.)

Bulletin for 2-16-2020

INSIDE: Jesus does not deny the Law of Moses (the Commandments), but he tells us to go farther. In reality, the Law of Love is much more difficult to live. Jesus’ standards are high. (Fr. Vince – pg. 3)

Celebrating Marriage

This week, as we celebrate National Marriage Week across the United States, reading for reflection: Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, love is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it […]