Serving the poor, caring for creation and building a just and compassionate world.

We Are a People of Faith

During this crisis, we are linked together as a people of faith,  the Body of Christ.   Turning to our Lord Jesus for hope and comfort, let us use the gift of live-streaming to gather together in our homes, uniting in prayer as one community.  Masses at Mission San Luis Rey Parish are only available online, […]

Loretto House Food Pantry Wishlist

San Luis Rey Parish continues to show its Franciscan heart with generous donations to the parish food pantry. During the month of January, we supported 283 visits to the pantry from struggling members of our local community, helping an average of 80 families a week! Thanks to our parishioners for responding to the Gospel call […]

10 Fun Things!

New to the parish? Just want to get more connected? Feel like flexing those spiritual muscles? Our Culture and Diversity Council would like to share 10+ things for Newcomers to do at Mission San Luis Rey Parish. Almost every month, there’s a new opportunity. Click on the links for pictures, and watch the parish events […]

LIVE STREAM BASICS

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 […]

News from Social Outreach & Food Pantry

Many thanks to all of you who have donated to the parish food pantry! In the month of January, we received a total of 506 lbs of donated food from parishioners. Your generous donations are an essential part of our outreach ministry and provide much-needed support to the hungry of our local community. Our February […]

At the Service of the Poor

One of our Holy Father’s urgent concerns is how the poor of the world are being treated. “Money must serve, not rule!” This is how Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, put the emphasis on one of seven major themes in his pastoral letter, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). The pontiff’s letter, formally referred […]

Christmas Angel Tree

Social Outreach announces that the 2019 Christmas Angel Tree benefiting needy children in our community is available in Serra Center. The process for giving is simple: Take an ornament from the tree Return a new, unopened gift by Sunday, December 15th Attach the ornament to the gift Don’t forget, taking an ornament is a commitment […]

Bring to the Table of the Lord

Are you joining us for Thanksgiving Day Mass at 10:00 am, in Serra Center? If yes, bring to the table of the Lord an offering of non-perishable food items such as soups, canned vegetables, corn, canned fruits, canned tuna or chicken or spam, jars of peanut butter, jars of jelly, pop-top canned meals, boxed cereal, […]

St. Francis Festival and the Blessing of the Animals

October 5, 2019 | 10 am to 3 pm A Celebration of Caring for Our Planet, People and Animals      The Franciscan friars and staff of Mission San Luis Rey invite you to celebrate St. Francis and his care for all creation – our planet, people and animals. It will be a day filled […]

Stock the Pantry!

Join us in our efforts to stock the pantry!   Going shopping this week?  Take action by buying a few “extras” to help restock our pantry with boxes of cereal, cans of soup, canned corn, jars of jelly, canned tuna, spam, canned vegetables.    Let’s remember our neighbors, parishioners, and friends who can’t get out to shop.  […]