For I was hungry and you gave Me food....


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Lent is a time of prayer, sacrifice and almsgiving. Today we look at opportunities to help the poor and those in need. We lift up our brothers and sisters in Japan and introduce our Social Concerns ministry.

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For I was hungry and you gave Me food....

  1. 1. Welcome to the 1stSunday ofLent<br />Mission San Luis Rey Parish<br />
  2. 2. Helpingthe Poorthis LentenSeason<br />
  3. 3. Helpingthe Poorthis LentenSeason<br />“To be a Christian means that we love our neighbor both near and far.” Bishop John F. Kinney<br />
  4. 4. JapanEarthquakeand Tsunami<br />The American Red Cross is working with the Japanese Red Cross. To make a $10 donation, text REDCROSS to 90999. For larger donations, go to and donate to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami.<br />
  5. 5. JapanEarthquakeand Tsunami<br />Caritas Japan is the affiliated Catholic organization handling disaster services and response in Japan. Catholic Relief Services ( will receive donations to pass along to Caritas Japan.<br />
  6. 6. JapanEarthquakeand Tsunami<br />Please remember our Japanesebrothers and sisters in your prayersthis week. <br />
  7. 7. Social Concernsat MSLRP<br />The Social Concerns Program of <br />Mission San Luis Rey Parish is our ministry that reaches out in the spirit of St. Francis <br />to give loving service to the poor and sick, <br />to the elderly and the lonely.   <br />
  8. 8. Parishministries often raise funds throughtheir activities<br />to help the poor.<br />Knights of ColumbusGift Card Drive <br />“Love of neighbor includes doing all we can to ease one's suffering.” Bishop John F. Kinney<br />
  9. 9. Social Concernsat MSLRP<br />This Lent, begin by being more aware of the poor in our midst. Reflectupon their situation. Turn to God in prayer on their behalf. <br />
  10. 10. Social Concernsat MSLRP<br />Hear the cry of the poor by giving alms. Your donations of cash, in-date canned goods, usable clothing, diapers, furniture and toys to Social Concerns are greatly appreciated. <br />
  11. 11. Easter Food BasketDrive<br />$40.00 feedsa needy family.<br />Mark checks “Easter Basket” and place in the collection ordonate online at<br />
  12. 12. Stations of the Cross Via Crucis<br />St. Francis of Assisi inspiredthis chapel devotion which remembers the final hoursand passion of Jesus. Join us! Fridays at 4:30pmin the Parish Chapel, March 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1th, and 15th<br />
  13. 13. With the arrival of the Lenten Season the Small<br />Christian Communities wish everyone a<br /> thoughtful, contemplative and reflective Lent.<br />Dear Lord, grant us a Lenten blessing, and<br />may no one miss this time of growth. We ask this through<br />Christ our Lord. Amen.<br />
  14. 14. MulticulturalStations of the Cross<br />Join together as one family of faith on the Mission Grounds April 8th at 6:30pm. After, a simple meal of soup and bread will be served in the Parish Dining Room. <br />
  15. 15. Get the latest on the Sports Court, showing 8am, 9pm channel 18 on KOCT<br />Fr. Charles Talley, OFM & Wanda King, Principal OMMS<br />
  16. 16. Save the Dates!<br />Lenten Reflections <br />Fr. Dan Lackie, OFM<br />“Wherever your journey takes you, may it always lead to Christ.” Friday, April 1st7pm Serra CenterSaturday, April 2nd9:30am Serra Center<br />
  17. 17. Lenten Reconciliation<br />Join us for Communal Reconciliation<br />Tuesday, March 29th, 7pmSaturday April 9th, 9am<br />(Both in Serra Center)<br />Please note: our Parish will not haveindividual Reconciliation during Lent (from March 12thuntil April 30th). <br />Individual Reconciliation will resume on Saturday, May 7th.<br />
  18. 18. Diocese of San Diego Annual Catholic Appeal<br />Thank you for those who pledged last weekend. <br />Still praying about your pledge? Please return your pledge card as soon as possible in the collection basket, or pledge online atwww. <br />
  19. 19. Cookie Ministry<br />Please help our Prison Ministry. Turn in the cookies to the Parish Office before March 18th. <br />See the bulletin or website for details.<br />Thank you for your help!<br />
  20. 20. Confirmation Meeting<br />PARENTS:<br />The confirmation meeting for the parents of the English speaking community has been moved to<br />Tuesday, March 22 in the Parish Center.<br /> <br />
  21. 21. YOUTH MINISTRY <br />BLOOD DRIVE!<br />The American Red Cross Blood Mobile will be here March 13th, 8am to 2pm. Come give blood and help save the lives of three people!<br />Sign ups outside Serra after Sunday Masses<br />
  22. 22. St. Patrick’s Day Mass & Dinner<br />Old Mission Church<br />March 16th 6:30pm <br />After Mass, please bring something to share (appetizer, entrée or dessert) for a Pot Luck Dinner in the Old Mission Dining Room. Drinks will be provided. <br /> <br />
  23. 23. Social Concerns Diaper Drive<br />Diapers of all sizes needed! (especially size 6) Please bring your donations to the Social Concerns Office. <br />Thank you!<br /> <br />
  24. 24. For More Information<br />For the latest news and features, please join us on our parish website:<br /><br />We’re also on Facebook! On Facebook, just typeMission San Luis Rey Parish into “search” to find our page.<br />We are also on “Twitter” at<br />