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

Sunday of the Word of God

Next Sunday, January 26th, Catholic Churches around the world will celebrate “Sunday of the Word of God”, a special day newly instituted by Pope Francis that inspires us to give proper attention to God’s Word in the Holy Bible, in our daily habits and in our relationship to God. May this new celebration inspire us […]

How to Sell a Car, Franciscan Style

Did you know that it was during St Francis’ life, spurred by the growth of the merchant class, that money first became widely used in Italy? In the midst of this growth of commerce, the friars developed a deep understanding of how economics affects people and communities. Coupling their observations and theology, the Franciscan developed […]

Catholics Can Come Home Again

If you’ve been away from the Catholic Church or are drifting away from it, if you’ve been hurt by the Church, or are confused or angry because of your Catholic experience, please consider this an invitation to come, share, and be welcomed home again. Join us for a six-week Thursday Series beginning Thursday, January 16, […]

Pictures from Our Lady of Guadalupe Manañitas and Mass

Our Lady of Guadalupe was honored with trumpets, mariachi, beautiful liturgical decorations, and songs on December 12, 2019. Afterward, hot chocolate and Mexican bread were served to worshipers. Please click and enjoy the photos by Tina Mena of our photography ministry.

Advent/Christmas Schedule

Looking for an Advent / Christmas schedule you can put in your pocket? Look no further!

Faith Formation Change in Hours

Faith Formation K- 8 Office Hours Winter update for Office Hours on 12/6/2019 The office is open Wednesday through Saturday. 9 am‐4 pm; (Note: Faith Formation office is closed for lunch from 12 noon to 1 pm) On Sundays, the office is open from 8 am‐1:30 pmThe office is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Rite of Acceptance

Mission San Luis Rey Parish welcomed our English and Spanish speaking brothers and sisters as Catechumens and Candidates as they step out in our community on their journey of continuing conversion in the Catholic Faith. Thank you, parish photographer, Tina Mena, for these photographs of the welcoming masses. As we prepare to welcome Christ at […]

A Fond Farewell

It is with sadness that we bid farewell to Elena Zavala, our parish Religious Education Director. After 18 years as catechist, then as the Coordinator of the Spanish Faith Formation Program and finally as Director of the entire English and Spanish Programs of Pre‐K through 8th grade; we bid farewell to Elena for a job […]


The Franciscan Friars invite you to join them Saturday, November 30th, in welcoming Saint Anthony of Padua. Saint Anthony will be visiting you in the form of two holy, first‐class and precious relics from his Basilica in Padua, Italy. The relics will be accompanied by Friar Bortolino Maistrello, an OFM Conventual Franciscan. Before his visit, […]

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 […]