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

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.  […]

A New Location for Food Donations

Food donations for the Loretto House Food Panty will now be collected in the baskets on the long wooden table in the Serra Foyer, not in the rotunda. Thank you for your continuous support to be able to provide food for those in need on a regular basis. Some Suggested Donations: Canned Soup/Chili, Boxed Dinners, […]

Help Us Embody Christ’s Love on June 30th

DONATE TODAY! Help us send 15,000 meals to vulnerable people in the country Burkina Faso, Africa. Join us to fight Global Hunger! Our registrations to package meals are full. But we need your participation! Donations are still being accepted to help us mail our food packages to Africa. For more information, contact Angel Ibarra at […]

Farmer’s Market this Sunday

We are happy to announce our first “Loretto Market” beginning this Sunday after the 10:00 a.m. and noon Masses in Serra Gardens! This will be a free farmer’s market in which you can exchange fruit and vegetables with others in the Parish. We will have this market on the third Sunday of the month. The […]

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: […]