Loretto House Food Pantry Wishlist

San Luis Rey Parish continues to show its Franciscan heart with generous donations to the parish food pantry. During the month of January, we supported 283 visits to the pantry from struggling members of our local community, helping an average of 80 families a week! Thanks to our parishioners for responding to the Gospel call […]

Charity in Action

Inspired by Jesus, who came “not to be served, but to serve,” Catholic Charities exists to exemplify the scriptural values of mercy and hospitality. Click to read more about the many programs your donation supports as a part of Catholic Charities San Diego.

God, Author of Every Blessing

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, God is the author of every blessing that we know in this world, every grace that brings joy to our heart, every strength and hope that carries us through the difficult times that come to all of us. For this reason, the fundamental stance we as Catholics have toward […]

Gratitude in Action

The 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal, “Gratitude in Action”, is your opportunity to make possible the work that affects so many in our diocese: assistance to the poor, formation of new priests and care for our retired priests, evangelization and accompaniment of Young Adults, the consoling presence of Christ for those imprisoned, and education of our […]

The one who sings prays twice!

St. Ambrose once said: “The one who sings prays twice!” I would like to encourage us all with the words of St. Paul in his Letter to the Colossians: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with […]

Next Weekend – Gratitude in Action

Next weekend we begin to focus on the Annual Catholic Appeal— “Gratitude in Action”. The goal for this year’s Diocesan appeal is $3,500,000. Every parish will participate in order to financially support many of the major programs of Christian outreach in the Diocese: Catholic Schools, Formation in Faith, Catholic Charities and Clergy and Seminarian support. […]

10 Fun Things!

New to the parish? Just want to get more connected? Feel like flexing those spiritual muscles? Our Culture and Diversity Council would like to share 10+ things for Newcomers to do at Mission San Luis Rey Parish. Almost every month, there’s a new opportunity. Click on the links for pictures, and watch the parish events […]

Why We Love MSLRP

This talk was given by Lucille Fortunato during Gratitude Weekend on November 17, 2019. Good Morning! My name is Lucille Fortunato and I’m here with my husband, Tim Lee, and Mom, Rose Fortunato. They’re sitting in our reserved seats over there. We’ve been parishioners here for about 15 years ‘collectively’. In the spirit of Gratitude […]

At the Service of the Poor

One of our Holy Father’s urgent concerns is how the poor of the world are being treated. “Money must serve, not rule!” This is how Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, put the emphasis on one of seven major themes in his pastoral letter, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). The pontiff’s letter, formally referred […]

Embracing a Steward’s Mindset for the Coming Year

Christian stewards may very well interpret the greeting “Happy New Year” to mean: “I hope and pray for you a joyous year ahead in proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ!” If we are to interpret this cheery salutation in that way, should we not consider similar greetings throughout the year? “Happy New Day!” In […]