Have we ever wondered what Advent means? Year after year we end a liturgical year with the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, and we begin a new liturgical year, with Advent.
Most of us are not fighting the battle of whether Jesus is the Savior or not. We know and believe that he is. Furthermore, we welcome the grace of having him pay for our sins.
This “penultimate” Sunday of the liturgical year introduces us fully to the eschatological religious dimension. It instructs us and motivates us to think about the last things in life, those that we almost never want to talk about. The gospel of Matthew (25:14-30) shows us, as the evangelist has understood it, a parable of “parousia” about the coming of the Lord.
In this story, it is expected that the bridesmaids would await the arrival of the bridegroom and greet him with a procession of light in the darkness.
From Our Associate Pastor How many of us practice what we believe, say, profess, and preach? Surely Jesus is not only addressing the disciples, teachers of the Law, and the Pharisees, but he is also addressing all of us who call ourselves Catholic Christians. It is very easy to criticize and correct Pope Francis, the Read More
From Our Pastor The Gospel passage today tells us about The Greatest Commandment. Jesus was questioned by a Pharisee about which is the greatest commandment in the Law. Jesus’ answer is classic. Loving God is the first thing, the most important thing. But, with it comes a consequence: to love God means that you also Read More
From Our Director of Religious Education The Gospel of Matthew seems fitting for the time in which we are living. It’s a challenging time for Christians. Our faith and our values are being questioned left and right, but ultimately, we must remain firm in Jesus. When the Pharisees went off to plot against Jesus and Read More
From Our Associate Pastor In today’s Gospel, we find Jesus, once again, telling us what the new Kingdom of Heaven is about. Over the last three Sundays, we have heard three different parables in the Gospel of Saint Matthew, but they are all similar in the sense that Jesus uses them to help us understand Read More
From Our Pastor As we enter the month of October, the month that we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, I would like to share these Reflections on the Stigmata of St. Francis by Jack Wintz, OFM. (En Español) The Greek word stigma means “a scar left by a hot iron: brand,” according to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Read More
Happening right now at Mission San Luis Rey! Blessing of the Animals and Festival, 10 am to 2 pm. Music, food, and fun! Tacos, nachos, hamburgers, hot dogs and desserts. The “Kings of La Jolla” will be playing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There’s brick making and mural painting for the kid in all Read More