Thoughts on the Joy of Gratitude

Mission San Luis Rey Parish has been a part of our lives since 1991.  We are forever grateful for the many gifts we received from so many people and ministries, including the Religious Education Programs, RCIA, Pastoral Council, Fundraising Opportunities, and Eucharistic Ministers.  We consider the Mission our home, full of spiritual parishioners who daily […]

Bulletin for 11-17-2019

INSIDE: … He will always be with us and promised that through perseverance we will save our lives. As we await the return of the Lord, let us keep our sights firmly fixed on Jesus and our feet firmly planted on the path that leads to eternal life in heaven.

Our Sights Firmly Fixed on Jesus

Dear Friends, Peace and all Good! As we near our new liturgical year of Advent, the Church presents us with a narrative of the end times. Speculation about the end-time has been around for a long time. When will it happen? What signs will precede it? People have always wanted certainty about it. In today’s […]

Transform Your Thanksgiving

Very soon Americans will celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays; a time where so much is devoted to sumptuous meals highlighted by turkey and pumpkin pie, traveling to and from the ancestral home, enjoying family, feasting on leftovers, seeing a Thanksgiving Day parade and watching football. For many of us, Thanksgiving Day is so full of activity […]


Gracious and loving God, as the autumn season continues its transformation; and the days become shorter, the earth cooler; as we anticipate joining family and friends in joyful celebration on Thanksgiving Day, we pause to give You thanks and praise for the abundant blessings You have bestowed upon us: For life and health, safety and […]

Gratitude – A Spirit-Filled Principle

Through the practice of gratitude, St. Francis of Assisi experienced the original blessing of God, which is that we are created whole and perfect. Gratitude is the natural response to the abundance of God’s love and is essential to life as a Christian. St. Paul says: God desires that our thanksgiving be more than an […]

What is Heaven Like?

What is heaven like? How many times we have asked that question, as children and adults. As children, we are just curious, but then as adults, we get more serious about this, especially when someone we love dies. What happens in heaven? What will we look like? Will the others we knew on earth be […]

Financial Update

Did you know we have over 3,000 parishioners who attend Mass here at Mission San Luis Rey Parish every weekend? As I think about our Parish, I think about it as a family. All families have bills to pay, homes to care for, and items that need to be repaired or replaced. Think of the […]

Our Stewardship Prayer

Please bring the needs of our parish community and ministries into your thoughts and prayers this October.

Christ Our Hope

Each October the Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between. During the […]