He Will Stand Firm and Shepherd His Flock

Today as we begin this very short Fourth Week of Advent, the readings give us much to reflect on about Jesus — God’s gift to all of us. The Prophet Micha tells the Israelites that from Bethlehem shall come to a ruler “whose origin is from of old,” and he will “stand firm and shepherd […]

Build the Luminarias de San Luis Rey

In a Dec. 3, 1590, journal entry, Spanish explorer Gaspar Costaño de Sosa spoke about lighting small bonfires to help guide a scout back to camp during a dark winter night. He called the small bonfires Luminarias, which is Spanish for lights. The Franciscan monk, Toribio de Benavente Motolinia, one of the original “12 apostles […]

Connect With the Christmas Story in a New Way

Looking for a new way to connect to your faith, your community, and the Christmas Story?   Our Culture and Diversity Council invite you to attend this Friday’s Bilingual Posada, on the 21st, sponsored by our Religious Education Department at Mission San Luis Rey Parish.   Las Posadas is a popular family tradition in many Latin American […]

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 […]

Saint Valentine’s Gala Tickets On-Sale This Weekend

Join us on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 for a celebration of love and friendship.  Starting at 5:30 p.m. in Serra Center, you will enjoy delicious Hors d’oeuvres, a Gourmet Dinner, Live Music by the South Coast Swing Band (a 16 piece orchestra playing Big Band music from the 40’s and 50’s) and a Silent Auction.  […]

It’s not GIFTmas, PARTYmas, SHOPPINGmas or TINSELmas

It’s CHRISTmas! Christmas is about the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!  Unfortunately, the reason for the season can get buried amidst the bustle of shopping, hanging the lights, and listening to the ho-ho-ho of a hundred different Santa Claus TV specials.  Seven million members of the Knights of Columbus (including our own […]

Celebrate the Patroness of the Americas

FEAST OF SAN JUAN DIEGO & OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE(All are invited ‐ services mostly in Spanish) Sun., Dec. 9, 2018Feast of San Juan Diego ‐ 7:00 p.m. ‐ Serra CenterMon., Dec. 10, 2018Mass ‐ 7:00 p.m. ‐ Serra CenterTues., Dec. 11, 2018Mass: 7:00 p.m. w/a variety of activities and serenadefrom 11:00 p.m. to 12 a.m. […]

Live in such a way…

Peace and all Good! On this Sunday and the next, John the Baptist fills a prominent role in the Gospel. The purpose of John’s entire life was to point the way to the Messiah. Today he tells us: “Make ready the way of the Lord, clear him a straight path.” And on next Sunday he […]

Posadas & Epiphany Potluck

Join us on December 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Francis Hall for a Bilingual Posada, presented by our Religious Education Department. Be part of a special tradition to remember the plight of Mary and Joseph as well enjoy food, singing, and piñatas! Epiphany Potluck Gathering Please see the first letter of your last […]

Lessons & Carols

Friday, December 14, 2018, 7 pm in the Old Mission Church,  join us for a candlelit service of Scripture readings, carols, and choral anthems telling the story of Christ’s birth. Featuring traditional and contemporary music, oboe, flute, and harp, in the beautiful setting of the Mission Church.  This event is free!  There will be a […]