Pope Francis’ Reflection

Pope Francis meditated on the calming of the storm from the Gospel of Mark during the prayer service over which he presided on the steps of St Peter’s Basilica on Friday evening. Pope Francis delivered a special Urbi et orbi blessing to the church and the world on March 27th 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Below are […]

March 25 – Happy Foundation Day!

Celebrating 377 years! Nuns, priests and faithful together have been inspired by St. John Eudes! We are thankful for more than 40 years of their service here in Solana Beach! Foundation Day! On this day in 1643, St. John Eudes and his five companions took a pilgrimage which changed countless lives for centuries to come. […]

Daily Mass with Bishop Barron

Message from Bishop Barron: Friends, in an effort to continue the practice of our faith in these trying times, when many parishes have closed due to restrictions around the coronavirus, we invite you to join us online for daily Mass from Bishop Barron’s chapel, celebrated either by Bishop Barron himself or by Fr. Steve Grunow, […]


At our Bishop’s request, and in the spirit of caution, we will be celebrating the Eucharist by means of the host only until further notice. Please refrain from receiving communion on the tongue. During the sign of peace, we ask you to be prudent during this time of uncertainty. Low gluten hosts will continue to be […]

Eudists in Kenya

BOYSTOWN-RUAI AND THE EUDISTS IN KENYA By Fr. Jean-Paul Sakoto, CJM Eudist priests came to Kenya in December 2014 to begin their first foundation in East Africa. They came at the invitation of Bishop Martin Kivuva Musonde of the diocese of Machakos to start a retreat center and care for a new parish in Mua […]

For Lent, for Life!

What is Lent? Lent is our time of preparation. A 40-day journey of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, Lent is a journey that spans Ash Wednesday through Holy Week, culminating in the great celebration of Easter. As Catholics, the spiritual pillars of prayer, fasting and almsgiving guide us in daily reflection on our own lives as […]