News, events and important information from your Diocese.

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 […]

Coronavirus Update

You will see a few changes at Masses this weekend at Mission San Luis Rey Parish. Out of an abundance of caution in the wake of the coronavirus: The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego has asked that parishes suspend the practice of sharing Communion via cup. Distributing the Eucharist will continue to be done […]

Coronavirus Update from Diocese

The San Diego Catholic Diocese has not called for the suspension of any practices at Mass in response to the new coronavirus that appeared in China and has been detected in several countries, including the United States, but is closely monitoring the situation. On January 29, San Diego County health authorities said that the risk […]

Charity in Action

Inspired by Jesus, who came “not to be served, but to serve,” Catholic Charities exists to exemplify the scriptural values of mercy and hospitality. Click to read more about the many programs your donation supports as a part of Catholic Charities San Diego.

God, Author of Every Blessing

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, God is the author of every blessing that we know in this world, every grace that brings joy to our heart, every strength and hope that carries us through the difficult times that come to all of us. For this reason, the fundamental stance we as Catholics have toward […]

Gratitude in Action

The 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal, “Gratitude in Action”, 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 our […]

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. […]

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 […]