The Good Shepherd

Registration for Faith Formation classes for Children and Youth, 2021-2022 is closed as of 3 pm on Friday, August 27, 2021. The Religious Education Offices will experience closures and hour changes during this time of processing. Please use our contact information below to email or leave phone messages. -Updated 8-27-2021


The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd helps children as young as age 3 to cultivate deep, lifelong relationships with Christ. Rooted in scripture, liturgy, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd helps them cultivate that loving relationship with God in their most formative years. To view a short video about what the full program looks like in another parish, click here.

Mission San Luis Rey Parish has an atrium and is offering parents a “Praying With Our Children” prayer corner and guidance each week. Parents will be assisted to create and facilitate a prayerful environment at home with younger children. The beauty of this program is that all ages can participate in prayer together.

Parents are our children’s first and most important teachers. Our care for them communicates both our love and God’s love for them. Our love as we respond to each other in the family and the others show children our faith in action. But children hunger for more. They need to listen with us to God’s word, pray with us, and participate in worship. Joining together for our latest masses at the parish, and praying together each week offers the Holy Spirit opportunities to “accomplish abundantly” in us ” far more than all we can ask or imagine.” (Ephesians 3:20).

For information about our 2021-2022 program, please contact Bro. Tito at the number below.

Meet Our Faith Formation Staff / Conozca a nuestro personal de formación de fe


Bro. Javier “Tito” Garcia, OFM, MDiv : Director of Faith Formation

Bro. Javier “Tito” Garcia, OFM, MDiv

Director of Faith Formation

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

Director 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 Masters of Divinity. He is happy to start working for Father Vince and all the people at this parish. He loves to makes greetings cards and donate them and loves to collect canceled postage stamps. Please remember him when you see them. Please stop and introduce 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.
Natalie Ibarra : Coordinator of Youth / Young Adult Ministry

Natalie Ibarra

Coordinator of Youth / Young Adult Ministry

(760) 547-0702
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Natalie Ibarra

Coordinator of Youth / Young Adult Ministry
Judy Torres : Coordinator of Faith Formation

Judy Torres

Coordinator of Faith Formation

760-547-0715
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Judy Torres

Coordinator of Faith Formation
Leticia Arellano : Administrative Assisitant

Leticia Arellano

Administrative Assisitant

760-547-0716
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Leticia Arellano

Administrative Assisitant