News, events and important information from your Diocese.

Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

Over the past two years we have invested over $230,000 in significant repairs and maintenance on our Parish buildings. We’ve put new roofs on the Parish Center, Loretto House, St. Francis Hall. We also had to fumigate the Parish Center. These projects were all funded from our Parish Building Fund, which used up a large […]


Multiple Dioceses and Parishes have reported an email and text phishing scam. You may receive an email or text from one of the priests asking for money, or gift cards from iTunes or Google Play. The parish will never ask you to send gift cards or money by email or phone. These types of messages […]

From San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy

The abortion law recently passed in the state of New York constitutes a new and frightening chapter in our nation’s searing ongoing debate about how to balance the God-given rights of unborn children with the legitimate effort to mitigate the suffering of pregnant women in very difficult circumstances. The exuberant celebrations that accompanied the signing […]

Respond to God’s Grace

The 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal, “Responding to God’s Grace”, is your opportunity to make possible the work that affects so many in our diocese: assistance to the poor, formation of new priests and care for our retired priests, evangelization and accompaniment of Young Adults, the consoling presence of Christ for those imprisoned, and education of […]


St. Patrick Catholic School is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year If you are interested in giving your child a strong Catholic education, please stop by St. Patrick’s school office and pick up an Application Packet or visit them at and go to Admissions and download the packet. Questions, please call Cynthia […]

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 […]

Bishop McElroy Announces Listening Sessions with the Faithful

To accomplish genuine reform, Bishop McElroy will hold eight listening sessions throughout the diocese. These meetings will focus on seeking input from people in the pews on the pathway to such reform, listening to those who have been victimized by clerical sexual abuse either directly or in their families, and praying for God’s grace to […]