Sacramental Life

The first reading for this Third Sunday of Easter comes to us from the Acts of the Apostles. When the high priest accused the disciples of disobeying the Temple orders, Peter and the apostles volley back with stinging words of reproach and testimony. They are not going to stop preaching the message of Jesus. We […]

Multicultural Stations of the Cross

On Friday, April 12th at 6:00 p.m. in front of the Mission, please join the Culture & Diversity Council for the 2019 Multi‐Cultural Stations of the Cross. The entire route is a mile and concludes with a brief reflection in the Serra Center. The Stations will be presented by various parish ministries: 1. Jesus is […]

Parish Finance Council: New Members Needed!

The Parish Finance Council is in need of a few new members. The Diocese qualifications for prospective members are to be outstanding of moral integrity, actively involved in the life of the Parish, capable of evaluating financial choices with an ecclesial spirit, and expert in civil law or finance, as testified by their professional qualifications […]

Liturgical Ministry Fair / Feria de Corresponsabilidad

This weekend (after 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon Masses) our Stewardship Committee is inviting us to consider the ways we give of our time and talent to this community in service. In particular, I encourage you to serve in one of the Liturgical Ministries. This is a very large parish and it takes lots […]

It’s Not Too Late!

In today’s Gospel, people come to Jesus with a question about the Galileans killed by Pilate and eighteen citizens killed by a falling tower. They ask if their deaths were punishment for their sins. No, says, Jesus, they did not die because of their sinfulness any more than we live because of our righteousness. Then, […]

Calling Young Families and Couples!

Sunday, February 24, 2019,  2 ‐ 4 PM St. Francis Hall Our Parish wants to know how to better serve you!  Please join us for an informational and ‘brainstorming” session to discuss how we can better minister to young families and couples,  with or without children, in our Parish. It will be a chance to meet people, help your […]

Pastoral Council Asks: Is God Calling You?

Have you considered becoming a member of the Pastoral Council? Do you know a parishioner who has the willingness to share their personal gifts and talents on the Pastoral Council? The purpose of the Pastoral Council is to lead the parish community in the discernment and expression of its mission. It does this through ongoing […]

Build the Luminarias de San Luis Rey

In a Dec. 3, 1590, journal entry, Spanish explorer Gaspar Costaño de Sosa spoke about lighting small bonfires to help guide a scout back to camp during a dark winter night. He called the small bonfires Luminarias, which is Spanish for lights. The Franciscan monk, Toribio de Benavente Motolinia, one of the original “12 apostles […]

Connect With the Christmas Story in a New Way

Looking for a new way to connect to your faith, your community, and the Christmas Story?   Our Culture and Diversity Council invite you to attend this Friday’s Bilingual Posada, on the 21st, sponsored by our Religious Education Department at Mission San Luis Rey Parish.   Las Posadas is a popular family tradition in many Latin American […]

Lessons & Carols

Friday, December 14, 2018, 7 pm in the Old Mission Church,  join us for a candlelit service of Scripture readings, carols, and choral anthems telling the story of Christ’s birth. Featuring traditional and contemporary music, oboe, flute, and harp, in the beautiful setting of the Mission Church.  This event is free!  There will be a […]