Serra Fire Update

The clean-up and repair from the fire in the music room of the Serra Center is almost complete.  Our insurance carrier, Catholic Mutual, along with Don Chadwick, our Director of Maintenance, have worked quickly to complete the work.  The fire could have been much worse had it not been for our alarm system and the […]

Jesus Wept

Our Gospel on this Fifth Sunday of Lent portrays the final sign of Jesus’ divinity and humanity: The Raising of Lazarus from the dead! Jesus comes to the tomb of his dear friend Lazarus. The Gospel of John tells us that “Jesus wept.” The Son of God comes to the tomb and is filled with […]

Bulletin for 3-29-2020

INSIDE: Jesus tells Martha that her brother will rise and then asks her: “Do you believe this?” The Lord Jesus asks us this same question today. Let us respond as did Martha: “Yes, Lord, I do believe!” (Fr. Vince – pg. 3)

Between Darkness and Light

Peace and all Good! The contrast between darkness and light, a favorite theme of John’s Gospel, sets the stage for today’s gospel of the man born blind. Rather than rejoicing that the blind man has been given the gift of sight, he is accused of sin as if he was to blame for his blindness […]

Bulletin for 3-22-2020

INSIDE: As tragic as this pandemic of coronavirus really is, we are forced, perhaps, to take a good look at what is really important and central for our lives. Let us be thankful for the gift of the eyes of faith to declare: “I do believe, Lord.” (Fr. Vince ‐ pg. 3)

Praying Together 3-22-2020

Prayer for Spiritual Communion My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, Come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were […]

Pope Invites Catholics to Pray Rosary Together for Feast of St. Joseph

Join our Holy Father and Catholics around the world on a special day of prayer for St. Joseph’s Feast day, Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 1 pm PST, reflecting on the Luminous mysteries. Here is a translation of the pope’s remarks: Tomorrow we will celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Joseph. In life, work, family, joy, […]

We Are a People of Faith

During this crisis, we are linked together as a people of faith,  the Body of Christ.   Turning to our Lord Jesus for hope and comfort, let us use the gift of live-streaming to gather together in our homes, uniting in prayer as one community.  Masses at Mission San Luis Rey Parish are only available online, […]

Urgent Response to COVID 19 / Urgente – Respuesta al COVID 19

Dear Parishioners: Peace and all Good! ¡Paz y todo bien! Bishop McElroy has given us the following directives so that we may be safe during this global pandemic. El Obispo McElroy nos ha dado las siguientes directivas para que podamos estar seguros durante esta pandemia global. The Bishop says: “It is vital that we proceed […]

Bulletin for 3-15-2020

INSIDE: In the Gospel of John, true discipleship involves first and foremost bringing others to Christ. Bringing this event into contemporary times, we might ask who is as marginalized in today’s society as the Samaritan woman was in hers? (Fr. Vince – pg. 3)