Farewell Hanz and Veronica!

Potluck Reception, April 24th at 6:30 p.m. St. Francis Hall It is always sad for us to say goodbye to parishioners but it is especially hard when those leaving us have been at the core of our parish life! That’s the way it is for us now as Hanz and Veronica Jaime move to Philadelphia […]

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 […]

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 […]

Choir Members Needed

All of us are called to praise God in many ways, including singing when we gather to worship. But some of us have been given special talents that ought to be shared with the community. Our parish choirs are now seeking new members! We welcome all those who can carry a tune, who will attend […]