Don’t Second Guess the Urge to Share

“Even the smallest act of sharing can make a difference. I remembered that one summer day when slicing a cold watermelon. From my kitchen window I could see the thermometer’s reading of nearly 90 degrees by 9 a.m. I heard the usual Friday morning roar as the lawn crew arrived with their mowers, blowers and […]

Respond to God’s Grace

The 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal, “Responding to God’s Grace”, 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 […]

Life and Ministry

Dear Friends, Thank you for supporting Franciscan life and ministry in the Province of St. Barbara with your gift of $2,303.33.   it gives me great joy to know that you are joining yourself to our mission through your faithful support, even during these difficult days of our Church.  I will pray for your happiness.  I […]

Do your holiday shopping at and Amazon donates to MSLRP!

As you begin holiday shopping, consider adding us as a charitable organization to receive donations through your purchases.  Visit and chose “Pastor Of Mission San Luis Rey Catholic Parish In Oceanside Calif.”, you will be supporting your parish AND scoring great deals!

The Joy of Generosity

Do you have a family budget? Perhaps you have put money aside each month for housing, a car, food, entertainment. All are vitally important. But does Mission San Luis Rey Parish have a place in your family’s budget? Scripture talks about giving back to God “first fruits” or the “choicest portion,” returning a portion of […]

St. Luke and the Joy of Generosity

 “The essential point that Luke makes in his  New Testament writings points to the generous love and compassion of Jesus Christ.” We know that Saint Luke is the author of the third Gospel and was a companion of Saint Paul. According to reliable tradition, he was a Syrian physician from Antioch who wrote his Gospel […]

Everything We Have is a Gift from God

Everything we have is a gift from God. That is a foundational principle in the spirituality of Christian stewardship. It is not easy to embrace the reality that everything we have is a gift from God. Many of us, at a subliminal level, believe that everything we have is a result of our own efforts. […]

Look out! Generosity is Contagious!

“Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” 2 Corinthians 9:6  “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:10 Here are some fun facts about the Joy of Generosity:  Being a […]

The Joy of Generosity

Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.   (Luke 6:38)   Dear Friends, Peace and all Good! Each year, we have an opportunity to reflect on […]

Do Your Children See You Give?

Every parent wants to raise children who share and give generously.  When our children someday meet God face to face, we want to know that they will hear Jesus say to them the same words the master said to those who used their talents wisely: “Well done, my good and faithful servant…Come, share your master’s […]