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 […]

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Stewards of a Missionary Church

Jesus said to his apostles, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). The month of October is an ideal time to focus our prayers on the world and to reflect on how we might follow Christ’s call to proclaim his teachings to “the whole world.” The people of […]

Reporte Financiero

¿Sabía que tenemos más de 3,000 feligreses que asisten a Misa aquí en la Parroquia Misión San Luis Rey todos los fines de semana? Al pensar en nuestra parroquia, pienso en ella como una familia. Todas las familias tienen facturas que pagar, hogares que cuidar y artículos que necesitan ser reparados o reemplazados. Piense en […]

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 […]

Offertory Reflections

This weekend our brothers and sisters in Canada celebrate Thanksgiving. Of course, Thanksgiving here in the United States is later in November. But, being thankful is never out of season! The very word Eucharist means thanksgiving. Every Eucharist is an act of thanksgiving for all that the Lord has done for us. Isn’t it true, […]

Our Stewardship Prayer

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

Stewardship and “Screwtape” — A Message for Halloween!

Imagine a stranger coming to your door, making demands accompanied by threats. Worse, he’s wearing a disguise. The night is dark, the moon hidden by fall leaves still clinging to the trees. What a terrifying scenario. But, wait! It’s October 31, and the strangers are very small. They’re disguised as little Batmen and ballerinas, pirates […]