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First Sunday of Advent 12-03-2017


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"Stay awake!" Jesus reminds us to prepare for his coming. Enjoy these scripture reflections and news about opportunities to worship and prepare a place in our hearts for Jesus, our King.

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First Sunday of Advent 12-03-2017

  1. 1. Catholic Community of San Luis Rey + Catholic + + Franciscan + + Multicultural + to the
  2. 2. Our Parish is served by the Franciscan Friars of the Province of Saint Barbara. Please pray for them. Prayer + Fraternity + Joy + Service
  3. 3. Entrance Antiphon “To you, I lift up my soul, O my God. In you, I have trusted; let me not be put to shame. Nor let my enemies exult over me; and let none who hope in you be put to shame.” (Cf. Psalm 25 (24):1-3)
  5. 5. The First Sunday of Advent begins the Holy Season of Advent. Our homes and churches ring out: “O come, O Come Emmanuel!” During this beautiful season, we seek to quiet ourselves as we seek to prepare a place for Christ to come again and to be born anew—for his coming or “advent”—in our hearts and in our world. A Note From Fr.Vince
  6. 6. Many elderly sisters, brothers, and religious order priests worked for little to no pay, and now their religious communities do not have enough money for their care. Please support the Retirement Fund for Religious collection at Mass next Sunday, December 9th /
  7. 7. From the First Reading “O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay and you the potter: we are all the work of your hands.” (Isaiah 63:16b-17b, 19b; 64:2-7)
  8. 8. Galatians 3:28: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Following St. Francis Human Dignity
  9. 9. Sponsored by our Teens & Religious Education Bring your family and join us on Friday evening, December 22, 6:30 p.m. St. Francis Hall Bilingual Las Posadas
  10. 10. Immaculate Conception Holy Day Mass 7:30 am in Historic Mission Church 12 noon and 7pm in Serra Center
  11. 11. Taken from the Second Reading “God is faithful, and by him you were called to fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:3-9)
  12. 12. Epiphany Potluck Gathering Join us on January 7, 2018 in the St. Francis Hall at 2:00p.m for a festive celebration of the Epiphany. More information is coming soon!
  13. 13. What should be a season of stillness, listening, and waiting becomes a season of frenetic busyness. We can lose track of the richness of this winter season as a time of expectation and welcome for Christ. And so, let us make this a meaningful time of preparation in the midst of the holiday activity. A Note from Fr.Vince
  14. 14. Being Franciscan Conversations on Living a Franciscan Life Join us Sunday, December 10th at 8:50am in the St. Francis Hall Fr. Martin Carbajo, OFM, will be presenting on: Social Media Free Will Offering suggested Sponsored by the MSLRP Pastoral Council, MSLRP Religious Education, and the Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center
  15. 15. Responsorial Psalm “Lord make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.” (Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19)
  16. 16. Abide in God’s love. When we allow Christ into our lives and allow ourselves to be with God, we will produce good fruit, even after difficult times of pruning. When we bear fruit, we experience everlasting joy. Following St. Francis in JOY
  18. 18. Your weekly gift is crucial to the life of your parish, because the Church cannot continue without the faithful financial support of its members.
  19. 19. Taken from Today’s Gospel " Jesus said to his disciples: "Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come." (Mark 13:33-37)
  20. 20. Don’t Miss This Opportunity! Knights of Columbus Christmas Cards Buy your cards and support a seminarian! After Masses NOW! Fill the Church with Poinsettias Honor the Lord and your loved ones! Order before Wednesday, December 6th in the Parish Office.
  21. 21. Parish Blanket Drive As we enter into the winter months, we are asking for new or gently used blankets for the homeless and needy of our community. All donations can be brought to the Social Concerns Office. For more information, you may contact Carmen at 760‐547‐0708.
  22. 22. Here I Am, Lord! FILL A CHRISTMAS DINNER BASKET For $40.00, feed a family Donations accepted in offertory and online for SOCIAL CONCERNS under STEWARDSHIP >GIVING & Donations
  24. 24. Francis set up a beautiful live enactment of the Christmas creche to bring the joy of Bethlehem to everyone in a very real way. To Saint Francis, Bethlehem was not only a physical place where Christ was born, but a sacred place in the human heart. Franciscan Thought A Sacred Place
  25. 25. Mission Tamales are back! Handmade by our talented Mission kitchen chefs & cooks Order and pay in full by Monday, December 11th Pick up on Sat. December 16th Savory & Sweet Tamales available! Prices range from $9 for 6 tamales to $50 for 48 tamales up to 7 flavors Order online: or call 760-757-3659
  26. 26. Penance is an experience of the gift of God's boundless mercy Bilingual Advent Communal Reconciliation Services Friday, December 15, 2017 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Serra Center God’s Gift of Forgiveness
  27. 27. Communion Antiphon “The Lord will bestow his bounty, and our earth shall yield its increase.” (Psalm 85 (84):13)
  28. 28. Here I Am, Lord! Fulfill a child’s wish this Christmas! Look for the tree in Serra Center!
  29. 29. ST. FRANCIS: JOURNEY OF A WOUNDED WARRIOR December 8-10, 2017 Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center All Veterans & Active Duty Service Members Welcome For more information Or to register, go to: or call Pat Julian at: 760. 757.3659 X 123
  30. 30. Here I Am, Lord! Hygene Kits Needed for Poor You may bring items from the 8th through the 12th, during the festivities of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe. There will be boxes outside the entrances to the Serra Center. See the bulletin for more details…
  31. 31. Gospel Acclamation “Show us, Lord, your love; and grant us your salvation.” (Psalm 85 (8)