Reflections on the weekly gospel from our Pastoral Team.

Celebrate This Weekend!

We have two celebrations and two fun-raisers this weekend! First, on Saturday 8/26/23, we celebrate our Patron Saint, San Luis Rey. Then on Sunday, 8/27/23, after 5 pm Mass, we say goodbye to our Associate Pastor, Fr. Sam Nasada, OFM, as he moves on to his next assignment at St. Boniface Parish in San Francisco. Read More

Jesus Opens Our Horizons

From Our Associate Pastor I have always had a great fascination with superheroes, Saints, and all those who do extraordinary things. But when it comes to the love of a mother for her children, it really is admirable. I remember that when I was in high school, I had a classmate who was the son Read More

THIS IS (ALSO) THE BODY OF CHRIST (Part 2)

From Our Associate Pastor We are in the midst of the National Eucharistic Revival that seeks to restore our belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. But let us not forget that the Church also teaches that we, members of the Church, are parts of the Mystical Body of Christ. With that Read More

THIS IS (ALSO) THE BODY OF CHRIST (Part 1)

We are in the midst of the National Eucharistic Revival that seeks to restore our belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. But let us not forget that the Church also teaches that we, members of the Church, are parts of the Mystical Body of Christ.

The Kingdom Is Worth Everything

Many of the world’s great stories are about treasure-hunting. Today’s gospel reading is also about that theme. The treasure being sought is “The Kingdom of Heaven”. What is that? We can paraphrase it as “The Presence of God”.

The Weeds Among The Wheat

In today’s gospel, we hear about the parable of the weeds among the wheat.

Rooted in the Word

Today’s theme is that Jesus “speaks” in parables. Christianity is a religion rooted in “The Word.” The Word made flesh in Christ and the Word that is incarnated in every Christian. Hence, language is something more than an instrument of communication, it is a form of human communion.

See God In Action

Camp only lasted 5 days, but those moments will stay with us forever. Our Core Team learned many leadership skills and discovered that God is calling them to be light for this world. They also found out that Fr. Sal is a great dancer!

Celebrating Independence Day

Happy 4th of July! As we celebrate this day, let us remember that we would not gain or sustain independence without the sacrifice and hard work of our military service members. Therefore, this week I’d like to use a reflection that Father Steve Kuehn, OFM wrote for Veteran’s Day. I wanted to also inform you Read More

Fear No One

In the Gospel reading for this Sunday Jesus says, “Fear no one.” He tells us to keep our priorities straight. He tells us that we shouldn’t even be afraid of people who could kill us when we stand for his truth. “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.”

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