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Jesus, Hope for Mankind


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The Community of Mission San Luis Rey welcomes you to our Family of Faith and to Christmas, 2012.

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Jesus, Hope for Mankind

  1. 1. God Is With Us!""For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord." Psalms: 89:2
  2. 2. The Six Communities of Mission San Luis Rey Franciscan Friars of Old Mission San Luis Rey "Those who embraced this life gave everything they had to the poor. They were satisfied with one habit which was patched inside and out, with a cord and trousers ..." -Testament of St Francis
  3. 3. The Six Communities of Mission San Luis Rey Franciscan Friars of Old Mission San Luis Rey Like his original followers, Franciscans today are called to be persons of prayer involved in a variety of ministries. A Community of Franciscan Friars call the Old Mission home with some working in the Parish, the Old Mission, and the Cemetery, while others are retired.
  4. 4. Thank you foryour Christmas gift. Your parish relies on your generous donations to support our ministries.
  5. 5. God Is With Us! "As a bridegroom rejoices in his bride, so shall your God rejoice in you." (Isaiah: 62:5)
  6. 6. Year of Faith Event Fr. Tom Weston SJ Begins Friday, Jan 25th thru Sunday Jan 27th AlcoholicsThe retreat will focus on the 12-Steps of Anonymous. Alcoholics, addicts, friends and family members are all most welcome to come! Old Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center Call 760-757-3651 for more information
  7. 7. Mission San Luis Rey ParishFrom its beginnings, Mission San Luis Rey Parish has been blessed with adiverse and multicultural population in the San Luis Rey Valley of Oceanside, California. For over 200 years, our mission has been to welcome all who come and invite them to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  8. 8. Mission San Luis Rey Parish Staffed by Franciscan priests andbrothers of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM) of Santa Barbara Province, our hope is that you will find our parish a place of welcome, peaceand friendship. Parish office hours are Tuesday through Saturday 8:00am to 4:00pm. For moreinformation, please call our office at (760) 757-3250.
  9. 9. Our Parish Offices and Buildings will be CLOSED starting noon on Saturday, December 22, 2012 and will reopen Wednesday January 2, 2013.For Anointing of the Sick emergencies or forparish funeral planning during this closure, please call our emergency line at 760-583-3393.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. Thank you foryour Christmas gift. Your parish relies on your generous donations to support our ministries.
  12. 12. Franciscan Moment Did you know ….. St. Francis of Assisi was an enthusiastic champion of Christmas, the birthday of his leader and Lord, his inspiration and companion.
  13. 13. God Is With Us! Thank you for Supporting our Social Concerns Basket and Angel Tree Programs! Together, we helped over 380 families this season!
  14. 14. The Retreat Center of Old Mission San Luis Rey The Retreat Center of Old Mission San Luis Rey offers a place forsolitude, healing, and revitalizationwith a wide variety of spiritual and educational programs. Enjoy private day away from your busylife with a Quiet Day or Prayer Day.
  15. 15. The Retreat Center of Old Mission San Luis ReyJoin us for a workshop, an evening Twilight retreat, or treat yourself (or a loved one) to a weekend of spirituality and sacred space. The Friars and staff are here toassist you on your spiritual journey.Spiritual Direction is available upon request. Office (760)757-3659.
  16. 16. Football Widow’s Bingo Special!Join us on Tuesday, January 1 , 2013 stNew Year’s Day – Football Widow’s Special Doors open at 9:00 am Sessions start at 11:30 am Free Buffet! (No Bingo on Wed 01/02/13)
  17. 17. Mission San Luis Rey Parish …to all who brought cards, shared words of love and well wishes and gave us wonderful and delicious goodies. We wish you all a very blessed Merry Christmas! … Parish Staff
  18. 18. Old Mission San Luis Rey For two or three hours a week, join us in the Historic Church to welcome visitors in the museum or welcome center! Call Julie at 760- 757-3651 x 160 or email
  19. 19. Mission San Luis Rey Parish This year, no one sponsored ourliturgical calendars. So, there will be no free calendars availableafter Mass or at the parish office.. We regret any inconvenience this causes.A free liturgical calendar pdf can be found online at (Catholic Bishops).
  20. 20. God Is With Us! "Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means "God is with us." (Matthew: 1:23)
  21. 21. Old Mission Montessori School The Old Mission Montessori Schoolwas established in 1976 and providesa Catholic-Montessori education for children of varied social, economic,and ethnic backgrounds. Our school provides a nurturing learning environment which encourages independence and creativity. Office (760)757-3232.
  22. 22. Men’s Discernment Deepen your faith- Group life and share your Faith with others. If you are 21 and older, join us in this monthly gathering at the Mission! We enjoy social For more information, time together, email Fr. Adrian at Lectio Divina prayer.
  23. 23. Knights of Columbus Present Ewaste, CRV bottles and cans! Saturday, Jan. 26th, 2013. TV’s, computer monitors, Questions? keyboards, printers,Drop off or pickup? batteries, mobile phones, Call small appliances… etc. Allen Hartman 760-721-7143
  24. 24. 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.
  25. 25. God Is With Us! Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, as we are bathed in the new radiance of your incarnate Word, the light of faith, which illumines our minds, may also shine through in our deeds.
  26. 26. The Cemetery of Old Mission San Luis ReyIn the shadow of the historic church is the original cemetery where burials span from the 1800s to the present. Burial plots and niches can still bepurchased at Old Mission San Luis Rey;however cemetery property will not beavailable forever since there is limited space for cemetery expansion. Financing and discounts are available. Call (760)757-3651, ext.133 for Terry or ext. 139 for Bobbi.
  27. 27. Family Prayer for the Year of Faith O God our Father, by the light of the Holy Spirit, lead us to be thankful for the gift of faith, and by that gift may we grow in our relationship with Jesus, your Son, and be confident witnesses to Christian hope and joy to all we meet. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
  28. 28. From 2011, the story of St. Francis and the creation of the Christmas Crechepresented by the Parish Youth, directed by Ms. Susan MGurk
  29. 29. God is With Us"Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to youby the Lord would be fulfilled." (Luke 1:45)
  30. 30. Franciscan School of Theology - 2013 FST is a Roman Catholic graduate theological school, owned and operated by the Province of SaintBarbara of the Order of Friars Minor. Rooted in 800 years of Franciscan tradition, FST is a place where the issues and concerns of societyintersect with theological education.
  31. 31. Franciscan School of Theology - 2013 FST students and alumni are workers in the fields of a spiritually starving world. They provide for the poor; they promote socialjustice; they care for the suffering in homesand hospitals; they console the dying; they provide comfort to the neglected in community centers; they teach, they celebrate the sacraments in our parishes; they are – in the spirit of Clare and Francis of Assisi – Christian witnesses in the world.