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Rejoice! Gaudete Sunday, 12-15-2013


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Rejoice! Gaudete Sunday, 12-15-2013 Mission San Luis Rey Parish

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Rejoice! Gaudete Sunday, 12-15-2013

  1. 1. Mission San Luis Rey Parish Faith Community Welcomes You Fourth Sunday of Advent + Catholic + + Franciscan + + Multicultural +
  2. 2. Our Faith Community is served by Franciscan Friars from the Province of Saint Barbara
  3. 3. Did you know ….. St. Francis of Assisi was an enthusiastic champion of Christmas, the birthday of his leader and Lord, his inspiration and companion.
  4. 4. Shepherd’s Choir Sunday Night Ensemble and Children’s Choir presents a free evening of music, prayer, worship and community song. TODAY Sunday, December 15th 3:00pm in the Historic Mission Church. Come, Lord Jesus!
  5. 5. Rejoice! Gaudete Sunday "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near. " (Philippians 4:4, 5)
  6. 6. Celebrate With Your Parish Family! Sunday, December 22nd 11:30am in St. Francis Hall Enjoy good food and holiday cheer! FREE ADMISSION Come, Lord Jesus!
  7. 7. Social Concerns Angel & Christmas Basket Drive Please support the Christmas Angel Program or sponsor a family for a generous Christmas Food Basket for $40.00 per family. Please mark your check “food baskets” and place it in the collection. Questions? Contact Carmen at 760-547-0708
  8. 8. FREE Concert With Lupe & Friends SONGS OF CHRISTMAS English, Latin, Spanish & Tagalog Catholic Favorites Serra Center Wednesday, December 18th 7:45pm Free of charge!
  9. 9. Did You Know… In 1223, St. Francis created the first Christmas crib so that the people around the Italian village of Greccio could have a first person experience of the incarnation of Jesus.
  10. 10. Old Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center Are you looking for something special to give as a present? Give a loved one a retreat at Old Mission San Luis Rey. Call(760)757-3659 to have a gift certificate sent to you.
  11. 11. Grief Support Ministry This ministry provides ongoing support for those who are grieving. For more information, please call 760-757-3651 x 164 and leave your name and phone.
  12. 12. Football Widow’s Bingo Special! Join us on Tuesday, January 1 , 2014 st New Year’s Day – Football Widow’s Special Free Buffet with buy-in at 10 am Sessions start at 11:30 am All Regular Games Pay $300 $500 Texas Blackout Must Go! $500 Double Action Must Go!
  13. 13. Rejoice! Gaudete Sunday “Say to the faint of heart: Be strong and do not fear. Behold, our God will come, and he will save us." (Isaiah 35:4)
  14. 14. A local child needs you! Take an angel from the tree in Serra Center or the Chapel. Bring your donations of unwrapped gifts or gift cards directly to the Social Concerns Department. Be a special Santa for a child or a family!
  15. 15. Advent Communal Reconciliation Service Bilingual – Both in Serra Center Friday, December 20, 7pm Saturday, December 21th 10am Come, Lord Jesus!
  16. 16. Join Us for a Happy Hour An Evening of Amazing Love Experience God’s healing though music, storytelling and reflection. Serra Center Sunday, Dec 22 6:30pm Free of charge! nd Deacon Patrick Toilolo and Family
  17. 17. Rejoice! Gaudete Sunday “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the dead are raised, and the poor have the good news proclaimed to them.” (Matthew 11:2-11)
  18. 18. Ministry to the Sick and Homebound Do you have someone in your life who is unable to come to church? Does he/she need communion brought home? If yes, please call the parish office at 760-757-3250 to arrange for a visit from one of our Sick and Homebound Ministers.
  19. 19. Sign up at New Year’s RETREAT “Where Do I Begin?” Dec. 31 to Jan. 1 Old Mission Retreat Center 760-757-3659
  20. 20. Simbang Gabi is a Filipino Advent Celebration marked by colorful lights and beautiful lanterns. This nine day novena to the Blessed Mother culminates with the “Misa de Gallo” on Christmas Eve to welcome the birth of our savior, Jesus.
  21. 21. Rejoice! Gaudete Sunday "Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way before you.“ Matthew 11”2-11
  22. 22. Please join us and all the Filipino Community for our Novena Night Masses for Simbang Gabi. Simbang Gabi begins Monday December 16 thru Friday Dec. 20th in the Parish Chapel at 6:30pm. Dec. 21 and Dec. 22 at 5pm in the Serra Center. Dec. 23 ends in the Parish Chapel at 6:30pm. There will be a potluck fellowship in the Parish Dining Room after each Mass.
  23. 23. Pilgrimage information online at Fr. Adrian and Fr. Arturo will lead the Pilgrimage.
  24. 24. This Christmas, look for the story of St. Francis and the creation of the Christmas Creche
  25. 25. Rejoice! Gaudete Sunday "The LORD God keeps faith forever, secures justice for the oppressed, gives food to the hungry.” Matthew 11: 49
  26. 26. Social Concerns For a donation of only $40.00, a needy family will receive a basket containing everything necessary for a beautiful Christmas Dinner. Checks should be marked “food basket” and placed in the Sunday Collection. You are also invited to donate turkeys, hams, canned goods and home baked cakes, pies and cookies! Thank you for your loving support of those in need! Carmen Parra, Social Concerns Director 760-547-0708
  27. 27. Advent Communal Reconciliation Service Bilingual - Serra Center Friday, December 20, 7pm Saturday, December 21st 10am Please save these dates or plan on attending any of the services listed in the bulletin. Our parish will not be offering Saturday Reconciliation from now through Dec 28th.
  28. 28. Las Posadas All are welcome to join us as our posadas re-enact Mary and Joseph’s difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter; in Spanish the word means “lodging”. Sunday Dec. 16th thru Sunday Dec. 20th 6:30pm McKeon Center, program is in Spanish. See bulletin for additional details and dates.
  29. 29. Rejoice! Gaudete Sunday "The desert and the parched land will exult; the steppe will rejoice and bloom.” (Isaiah 35:1)
  30. 30. All children attending the 4pm Christmas Eve Children’s Mass on December 24th are encouraged to dress as Angels and Shepherds. They will be invited up Around the manger scene during the Lulluby to Jesus..
  31. 31. You Are Invited Come Christmas Eve to the Family Mass at 4pm, Serra Center. See the story of St. Francis and the creation of the Christmas Creche put on by our youth and school children.
  32. 32. FREE PUBLIC LECTURE Christmas and the Abundance of God with Fr. Garrett Galvin, OFM Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at FST Wed., Dec. 18th 7:00 – 8:30pm Info: Call 547-1800 x 224
  33. 33. Rejoice! Gaudete Sunday “Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way before you.” (Matthew 11:2-11)
  34. 34. Thank you for coming! Have a great week!