Social Outreach Update

Thank you to the many Mission San Luis Rey families who continue to make our parish food pantry possible! In these unexpected times, it has been so encouraging seeing our parish community answer the call to care for the vulnerable in our Oceanside community. With the help of very special volunteers and donors, our food […]

Letting Go

St. Francis of Assisi used “Letting Go” as a way to get closer to God. He let go of his family, his possessions, his dream of being a knight and his fear of lepers. It wasn’t until Francis let go of these things that he was able to fully give his life to God. St. […]

The one who sings prays twice!

St. Ambrose once said: “The one who sings prays twice!” I would like to encourage us all with the words of St. Paul in his Letter to the Colossians: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with […]


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 […]

Announcing Live-Streaming

Thanks to the hard work and fundraising efforts of Fr. Oscar and our Hispanic Community, Audio Visual has added the capability of live streaming masses from Serra Center.  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  […]

Utterly and Particularly Unique

When I was in my twenties, I met and became friends with a woman named Kate. She was fun and funny. She was a big reader and always had something new and interesting to talk about. Sometimes, when she’d been drinking, she’d talk too much and too loudly, and get into some trouble, but I […]

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 […]

Fill the Garden with Light

The Parish Squires/Roses (sponsored by our Knights of Columbus) will again display the Luminarias de San Luis Rey from 12 noon December 23rd through December 25th (depending on the weather). If you would like to create a remembrance, Christmas wish or prayer, please find our Luminarias table after Masses this weekend (Dec 22), in the […]

Father Martín Carbajo Nuñez, OFM: Special Guest

The Spanish Lectors welcomed a special guest to their workshop on Saturday, December 7th. Father Martín Carbajo Nuñez, OFM, is a visiting professor at the Franciscan School of Theology with a specialization in Moral Theology, a Masters in Social Communication, and a qualification as a computer technician. Since the work of the lectors is to […]

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.  […]