Oceanside, CA 92057
I encourage you to please mark your calendars for a very special and important event to take place here on the grounds of Mission San Luis Rey, Saturday, November 10 at 9:00 a.m. beginning in the Serra Center. The event is called “Share the Journey”.
Last year on September 17th, Pope Francis launched the campaign to remember migrants and refugees from around the world in an effort to combat the culture of indifference in the world today. It means seeing through the eyes of others rather than turning a blind eye. As the pope says: “Not just to see but to look. Not just to hear but to listen. Not just to meet and pass by, but to stop. And don’t just say ‘what a shame, poor people,’ but allow ourselves to be moved with pity.”
To raise our awareness and in solidarity with the 65 million people in our world fleeing violence, extreme poverty and injustice, I invite you to join the parish community and Bishop Dolan for a “Share the Journey” Procession of the Blessed Sacrament on the Mission Campus and to hear the stories of several brothers and sisters who have fled untenable situations in their native lands. — Fr. Vince Mesi, OFM