Sacramental Preparation and Faith Formation registrations for ALL ages will be open from July 1st, 2022 through July 31st, 2022. Registration for Religious Education and Sacramental Preparation requires parish registration. Click here for our parish registration form. If you are not a registered parishioner, please be ready to present proof of address.

HOW TO REGISTER: IN-PERSON ONLY during regular office hours.
Wednesday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Saturday from.9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sundays in July after the 8 am, 10 am, and Noon Masses.

Click here for the registration page with fees and forms in English
Click here for the registration page with fees and forms in Spanish.

Faith Formation

Faith Formation helps our children to grow in their relationship with God. This program is available to children in preschool through 8th Grade.

The Sacrament of First Communion unites us to Christ through the Holy Eucharist. First Communion is a two-year program. Preparation may begin in the 2nd grade.

Confirmation is the final stage of initiation into the Church. Confirmation is a two-year High School program. Preparation may begin in the 9th grade.

RCIA Adults – The way adults (18 and older) become Catholic is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or RCIA. RCIA is a gradual process that takes place within the community of the faithful.

For more information, please contact:

  • Elementary & Middle School – Br. Javier “Tito” Garcia OFM, Brotito@sanluisreyparish.org 760-547-0712
  • Confirmation & High School – Br. Salvadore Mejia, OFM, brsal@sanluisreyparish.org 760-547-0731
  • Youth and Young Adults – Miss Jazmyn Cabrera, jazmyn@sanluisreyparish.org 760-547-0702
  • RCIA Adult – Mary Dorso, Rcia@sanluisreyparish.org 760-721-7200
  • RICA – Elizabeth Mendez, betita828@gmail.com 760-560-6058


Sandra Dominguez : Director of Religious Education

Sandra Dominguez

Director of Religious Education

760-547-0715
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Sandra Dominguez

Director of Religious Education
I was born and raised in Oceanside CA. I’ve been a parishioner at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea since I was a child.   My faith role models are my parents.  As a child, my dad would share biblical stories and evangelize my siblings and me through simple family dinner conversations. That is where the seeds of faith were planted, where I grew to love my faith and felt the desire to share it with others. I volunteered in Youth Ministry for fifteen years, teaching Confirmation, planning retreats, and attending and coordinating trips like Steubenville, Camp Emmaus, Synergy, and LA Youth Day. I also worked with young adults planning youth groups, bible study, praise and worship services, youth masses, Eucharistic Adoration, and fellowship events. In Religious Education, I’ve taught children from grades preschool through eighth grade. I’ve seen many of my former students go to college, get married, start a family and continue living out their faith. Watching the children and youth who have been a part of my catechetical journey grow up and serve the Church is one of the most rewarding feelings. I started working at the parish in December of 2016 as the admin for the faith formation office. I then transferred to the Mission and worked as the admin and HR for 2 years. I am now back at the parish happy to reunite with the amazing catechists and families of our community. I am currently working towards my certificate in Catechetical Ministry from the Diocesan Institute of San Diego. I am married to my wonderful husband Giovanni. We have three wonderful children, two of which have special needs. My father was ordained a Deacon three years ago, I am so proud of him. My favorite pastimes are singing, reading, and spending time with my family. Please pray for me and our entire catechetical team.
Bro. Javier “Tito” Garcia, OFM, MDiv : Coordinator of Faith Formation

Bro. Javier “Tito” Garcia, OFM, MDiv

Coordinator of Faith Formation

760-547-0712
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Bro. Javier “Tito” Garcia, OFM, MDiv

Coordinator of Faith Formation
Bro. Javier "Tito" Garcia Marquez was born in San Juan de Los Lagos, Jalisco in Mexico. He is the 9th child of Teresa Marquez and Jose de Jesus Garcia, a farmworker. His parents are immigrants, originally from the highlands of the state of Jalisco. He had eighteen brothers and sisters (thirteen alive). Bro. Tito was educated in Mexico and the United States in both Catholic and public schools. He graduated from the Franciscan School of Theology, receiving a Master of Divinity. He loves to make greetings cards and donate them and loves to collect canceled postage stamps. Please remember him when you see them. Please stop and introduce yourself to him so he can start knowing each one of you. He loves to watch movies, eat, and travel. He loves to visit old buildings and castles. Please keep him in your prayers.  
Br. Salvador Mejia, OFM, MDiv. : Confirmation Coordinator

Br. Salvador Mejia, OFM, MDiv.

Confirmation Coordinator

760-547-0731
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Br. Salvador Mejia, OFM, MDiv.

Confirmation Coordinator
Jazmyn Cabrera : Youth Minister

Jazmyn Cabrera

Youth Minister

760-547-0702
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Jazmyn Cabrera

Youth Minister
I have grown up here at Mission San Luis Rey Parish since I was seven years old. My relationship with my faith began when a priest from the Parish showed me how to play a few chords on the guitar to a song called Alabaré. I fell in love with the guitar as well as worshiping God through music. From there, I became more involved in the church through the music ministry which led to further service including Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Social Outreach, Youth Ministry, and eventually as a Catechist for the Confirmation program. I have always felt the calling to serve God and my community. My lovely parents, three sisters and I are all active parishioners here at the Mission. I love collecting crosses to hang up on my cross wall! One of my favorite saints is St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, playing guitar, and spending time with my family and friends. Please keep me and our ministry in your prayers.”