Witness the First Miracle of Jesus

From the Associate Pastor :–Today, Sunday, January 16, we witness the first miracle that Jesus performs at the wedding of Cana! Surely, Jesus wants the party, the joy, and the conviviality to continue with the bride and groom and guests! In such a feast, the most holy Mary, the Mother of Jesus and our mother, […]

The Best We Can Be For God

From the Pastor Time really flies, we just celebrated Christmas, and now we are celebrating the Baptism of the Lord. Today we see Jesus as an adult, and beginning his public ministry. He has been baptized by his cousin John, anointed by the Holy Spirit, and commissioned to bring forth justice to the nations. From […]

Chalking the Door: an Epiphany Tradition

From the Associate Pastor Do you know that we have a Cultural Diversity Ministry? One of their goals is to provide educational opportunities for parishioners to learn about and appreciate other cultures. In a parish with a rich cultural diversity like Mission San Luis Rey, their ministry has been invaluable in fostering relationships among our […]

Feast of the Most Holy Family

From the Associate Pastor This Sunday, December 26, we are celebrating the FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY FAMILY. Saint Joseph, Saint Mary, and Jesus are the protagonists and examples to follow on this Feast Day. It would be very important to take a look at our own families and ask ourselves if we are following […]

Mary and Elizabeth

A Guest Reflection I came across this reflection from Fr. Joseph A. Pellegrino that I would like to share with you for this Sunday: “In the Gospel of Luke, the Christmas story begins with two women, Mary and Elizabeth. Today we are presented with these women. One, Mary, is a young girl, perhaps around 16. […]

How Can This Be?

From Our Associate Pastor. How Can This Be? That’s what we hear Mary say to the Angel Gabriel upon hearing from him that she will bear a son who will be called the Son of the Most High, who will take the throne of David, rule the house of Jacob, and whose kingdom will have […]

Prepare the Way of the Lord!

From the Associate Pastor This Sunday, December 5, we are beginning and celebrating the Second Sunday of Advent. The main character is John the Baptist, the last of the prophets. It should be noted that John the Baptist plays a very important role, not only in the time of Advent, but also in the season […]

Watching in Hope

From the Pastor Something that I find in common in today’s first reading and in the Gospel, is the story of two widows. Both are common, hard-working women. Both are poor. Both put their trust in God rather than in things. Both are rewarded for their faith. The first widow is a foreigner to the […]

Walking the Road to Holiness

From Our Associate Pastor: FUTURE NATIVE AND AFRICAN AMERICAN SAINTS November is Native American Heritage Month and also Black Catholic History Month. I’d like to invite you to learn more about two people who are currently on the path to canonization. Nicholas Black Elk Nicholas Black Elk (circa 1863-1950) was a member of the Oglala […]

My Words Will Not Pass Away

Surely, as we listen to, reflect and meditate over the readings for this Sunday, November 14, many doubts, fears, uncertainties, anxieties, and perhaps even depression may arise in our minds and hearts; because the readings anticipate what will happen at the end of the world. We hear in the media that “a great blackout and […]