Pope Pius XII designated  Saint Clare of Assisi as the patron saint of television in 1958 on the basis that when she was too ill to attend  Holy Mass, she had reportedly been able to see and hear it on the wall of her room. Inspired by St. Clare, Mission San Luis Rey Parish is […]

Ash Wednesday is 2/26/20

SCHEDULE: Ashes will be distributed at all of the following: 6:30 a.m.              Distribution of Ashes – Parish Chapel 7:30 a.m.              Mass – Old Mission 12:00 p.m.           Mass – Serra Center 4:30 p.m.              Distribution of Ashes – Old Mission (Sp) 5:30 p.m.              Mass – Serra Center 7:30 p.m.              Spanish Mass – […]

Ash Wednesday Information on Fasting & Abstinence

Lent is a time for us to voluntarily choose to do penance and mortification as an expression of gratitude to God for what Christ did for us through His Own Suffering and Death. It is an attempt to respond to the love that He so willingly gave to us. On Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, February 26, […]

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 […]

Celebrate Your Marriage

The Catholic Bishops celebrate National Marriage week from February 7th to the 14th. World Marriage Day is Sunday, February 9th, 2020. You’re invited to submit a .jpg or .gif of your wedding photograph for a special pre‐Mass slideshow on the 9th. No names or wedding dates will be published. Email to, with the subject: […]

Celebrating Candlemas Day

On the Feast of the Presentation, Sunday, February 2nd, at all Masses, please bring a candle to Mass with you for a special blessing. Traditionally on this day, we celebrate the presentation of Jesus. In the temple were Simeon and Anna who had prayed for many years to see the Messiah.  Simeon then holds the […]

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!

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 […]

Celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe 2019

On December 4th, the Culture & Diversity Committee and Pastoral Council sponsored an evening workshop on the amazing story and deeper meaning in the beautiful image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Click here for pictures from that event, with thanks to parish photographer, Maria Schmidt. This week, on December 12th, is the Feast of Our […]