Mission San Luis Rey Parish is located directly next to Mission San Luis Rey. For over two hundred years, this historic place has served as a center for Catholic Liturgy, Sacraments, and Religious Education for children and adults. Our parish is staffed by the Franciscan Friars of the Province of Saint Barbara and serves parishioners under the auspices of the Catholic Diocese of San Diego.
The Catholic Community of Mission San Luis Rey is rooted in the values and spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi. Our mission: In the spirit of St. Francis, and as Catholics in a community of many cultures, we live the gospel of Jesus Christ. Strengthened by Word and Sacrament, we welcome all into God’s inclusive love. We serve the poor, care for creation and build a just and compassionate world.
Our parish staff supports that mission with these values: Faith, Evangelization, Hospitality, Compassion, and Service.
The Catholic Community of Mission San Luis Rey is formed from these five communities:
- The Franciscan Friars of Old Mission San Luis Rey
- Mission San Luis Rey Parish
- The Retreat Center of Old Mission San Luis Rey
- The Cemetery of Old Mission San Luis Rey
- The Franciscan School of Theology
Each of our communities makes up the greater Catholic Faith Community of Mission San Luis Rey. In the spirit of St. Francis and St. Claire of Assisi, we welcome you, and pray that you will feel at home here at the ” Mission” and “Mission San Luis Rey Parish.”