News about opportunities for religious education for children and adults at Mission San Luis Rey Parish.

Transform Your Thanksgiving

Very soon Americans will celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays; a time where so much is devoted to sumptuous meals highlighted by turkey and pumpkin pie, traveling to and from the ancestral home, enjoying family, feasting on leftovers, seeing a Thanksgiving Day parade and watching football. For many of us, Thanksgiving Day is so full of activity […]

Stewards of a Missionary Church

Jesus said to his apostles, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). The month of October is an ideal time to focus our prayers on the world and to reflect on how we might follow Christ’s call to proclaim his teachings to “the whole world.” The people of […]

Stewardship and “Screwtape” — A Message for Halloween!

Imagine a stranger coming to your door, making demands accompanied by threats. Worse, he’s wearing a disguise. The night is dark, the moon hidden by fall leaves still clinging to the trees. What a terrifying scenario. But, wait! It’s October 31, and the strangers are very small. They’re disguised as little Batmen and ballerinas, pirates […]

Hey, Parents! Join us!

Kids in Religious Education classes Sundays, at 9:00 am?   Join the Catholic Parents’ Community! Instead of simply dropping off the kid(s) and coming back 45 minutes later to pick them up again, stay with the grown-ups and share faith, fun and friendship/  Babies and other family who are not in Religious Education are welcome too.  […]

Christ Our Hope

Each October the Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between. During the […]

Prayer for Catechists

O God, our Heavenly Father,  you have given us the gift of these catechists to be heralds of the Gospel to our parish family. We lift them up to you in thanksgiving and intercede for them concerning their hopes and needs. May we be attentive to the presence of your Word in them, a Word that lifts up […]

Welcome, Bro. Tito!

Join us this Sunday, August 25th, at the 10 am and 12 noon masses to welcome Brother Tito to our parish family. Bro. Javier “Tito” Garcia Marquez was born in San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco in Mexico. He is the 9th child of Teresa Marquez and Jose de Jesus Garcia, a farmworker. His parents […]

Fiesta de la Asunción: Celebrando a Nuestra Primera Corresponsable Cristiana

El 15 de agosto celebramos la Fiesta de la Asunción; el día que recordamos a Nuestra Santísima Madre ser asunta al cielo y coronada reina. En la lectura del Evangelio de este día, escuchamos una vez más la proclamación del Cantico de María, registrado en el Evangelio de Lucas (1:46-55). Este el cántico de alegría […]

The Feast of the Assumption: Celebrating Our First Christian Steward

On August 15 we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption; the day we recall Our Blessed Mother being assumed into heaven and crowned queen. In the Gospel reading on this day, we hear proclaimed once again the Canticle of Mary, recorded in the Gospel of Luke (1:46-55). It is the Virgin Mary’s song of joy […]

When “Back to School” means “Back to the Family Dinner Table”

Stewarding Our Families / Corresponsabilizar a Nuestras Familias Back to School brings us face to face with one of life’s realities: summer vacation has to end. Children may groan, and parents may breathe a sigh of relief, but one thing is sure. The beginning of school brings a return to routine, and this translates into […]