What Evil Can Teach Us

Evil must be overcome, but we must also learn from evil, what evil can teach us. In short, such is the message of this Sunday’s readings. The first reading is a prophetic denunciation, taken from one of the great prophets of what we would call today in favor of “social justice.” This is Amos, a […]

Bulletin for 9-22-2019

INSIDE: The most interesting part of today’s passage is that it uncovers the strategy of all who want to be bandits, but without being noticed, that is, within a certain margin of “legality.” — (Fr. Oscar – pg. 3)

Fall: The Perfect Season for a Recommitment to Stewardship

Summer’s end brings with it nostalgia for carefree days, long nights, lazy weekend afternoons, reunions with families, and summer road trips. But in our parishes, autumn brings a burst of new life that makes September and October feel almost like spring. Why? For the Christian steward, fall brings a renewed sense of commitment. Literally, many […]

Bingo Continuing During Renovation

Great news! The St. Francis Hall is starting renovations. That means Mission Bingo will continue at a temporary location during construction. Beginning Saturday, September 21st, bingo will be held at the Oceanside Elks Lodge, 444 Country Club Lane, Oceanside, CA 92054. Bingo sessions will be the same days on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Bingo will start […]

What is God Like?

The gospel reading for today is the entire 15th chapter of Luke’s gospel. It appears to be all about ‘lost property’: the lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost son. Jesus told these three stories in response to the Pharisees who accused him of consorting with sinners – people who had lost their way. […]

Bulletin for 9-15-2019

INSIDE: God rejoices to find what is lost. It doesn’t require any moral extracts because its appeal is much deeper than thought. It works in us; it shapes us if we allow ourselves to dwell in it. (Fr. Oscar – pg. 3)

Event Schedule: Fiesta Patrias Latinas 2019

Our Hispanic Community extends an invitation to celebrate LAS FIESTAS PATRIAS LATINAS 2019 this Sunday, September 15th, 10:00 a.m. ‐ 6:00 p.m. on the Parish Front Lawn. This free cultural event will include raffles, food sales and many live performances from a variety of music and dance groups. Join us! Raffle tickets for the event […]

Celebrating St. Francis

Transitus (The Passing of St. Francis)Thursday, October 3rd – 6:30 p.m. in the Mission Church The Feast of St. FrancisFriday, October. 4th – 6:30 p.m. – Serra CenterFollowed by a pot-luck reception Please bring your favorite finger food to share and celebrate with us after Mass.  Bring treats such as meatballs, lumpia, taquitos, mini sandwiches, […]

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 […]

Library Notes: The Prodigal Son

Our 2nd reading for the next few weeks is from Paul’s Letter to Timothy, which is classified as one of his Pastoral letters. In this passage, Paul notes how the foremost of sinners become the foremost example of the mercy of Jesus Christ. Today’s gospel presents the Prodigal Son story which is wonderfully recounted by […]