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

Lenten Journey

Enjoy our shared focus on Catholic Social Justice, activities for families, faith groups, ministries or individuals. Click here for a calendar of parish events, and join us on our shared Lenten Journey! Disfrute de nuestro enfoque compartido en la justicia social católica, actividades para familias, grupos religiosos, ministerios o individuos. ¡Únase a nosotros en nuestro […]

Your Invitation to Operation Rice Bowl

Click here for El Plato de Arroz del Servicio Católico de Ayuda, this page in Spanish. Dear Friends, Operation Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program that is being sponsored by our Social Outreach Ministry in our parish. It offers opportunities for your family to engage daily with the spiritual pillars of Lent: […]

#Tackle Hunger with Souper Sunday!

Bring cans of soup, canned fruits, and other non-perishable goods Sunday and during the week!  Place your donation in our designated baskets in the rotunda in the back of the Serra Center or bring to the Loretto House Tuesday thru Saturday 8am to 4pm. 

Fight Against Hunger

As part of our Social Outreach and Advocacy ministry, parishioners at San Luis Rey have come together to feed the poor in our Oceanside community through bi-weekly meal preparation and restaurant-style serving at a local homeless shelter, Bread of Life.  Parishioners can join one of our “Serving Teams” that sets up a unique menu and […]

Social Outreach Update

SOCIAL OUTREACH CHRISTMAS BASKETSJoin us in putting together our Christmas Food Baskets! We will be meeting on Saturday, December 15th at 10 a.m. in the Loretto House to put together our wonderful Christmas baskets for families in need. Please join us! If you registered to receive a food basket for Christmas time, you can receive it […]

Thank you from Fr. Vince

Thank you for filling a huge U-Haul with much needed supplies for those who are in need from the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA area.  The Salavation Army and  Hope Center in Oroville received your donations. I wish to thank all of you for your generous support in the face of the tragic fires which took […]

We are all searching for Peace. Relief. Refuge.

Recently, the global migration crisis has been making the headlines and understanding what our Christian response to this should be is often difficult.  As part of our Share the Journey Campaign, explore this complex issue in a prayerful and mindful way.  If you have questions or want to learn about the problems facing thousands of […]

I started the day with a heavy heart…

It’s Tuesday morning.   I started the day with a heavy heart.  I received yet another complaint about how much we are “spending on the poor” and our parish outreach ministry.  In fact, the unsigned message I received stated that the person is cutting his or her parish donation because I am “wasting [his or her] […]

“As the Father Has Sent Me, So I Send You.”

How do our Franciscan Brothers respond to Christ’s command to be sent into the world? October 21 – World Mission Sunday, is a day set aside for Catholics worldwide to recommit to the Church’s missionary activity through prayer and giving. As described by Saint John Paul II, it is “an important day in the life […]

Pope Francis invites us to ‘Share the Journey’

November 10th at 9am starting at the Mission San Luis Rey Parish Serra Center Pope Francis launched the ‘Share the Journey’ campaign to transform the culture of indifference that exists about the 65 million migrants and refugees fleeing violence, extreme poverty, and injustice – to a culture of encounter. Fr. Vince Mesi, OFM, pastor of […]