I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine,
you did for me.” Matthew 25:40
“Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones,
you did not do for me.” Matthew 25:45
Missions: Our parish offers several opportunities to help our less
fortunate brothers and sisters. Once or twice a year we have a Missionary
speak at the weekend Masses about the needs of the Mission churches of
Africa/India/South America/Asia. Many parishioners are faithful in
financially supporting the Propagation of the Faith Society which
funds mission churches in remote parts of the world. Our young Catholics are
very generous to Holy Childhood Association and have opportunities to
contribute from their ‘wealth’ during Advent, Lent.
Our parishioners’ weekly
grocery donations keeps our Food Pantry well stocked. Pam Irvine sorts and bags the groceries and have
a supply ready for
people/families who call to the Rectory in need of food.
Victor/Veronica Cole administer funds to families in need of
food/clothing. They also organize a Food Drive for Thanksgiving and Toy
Drive in December.
Rosarito, Mexico Project: Love, Hope, Trust
...has been supported by our parish for over fifteen years. It is hosted by
the Sisters of Mercy, Omaha Province.
Our outreach caters to families who live on the hillsides of Rosarito, Baja
California. When we first met the families, many of them lived in shacks.
The Sisters of Mercy, through the generous donations of many very generous
people, have been able to build homes for over 50 families. A number of our
parishioners have helped finance homes for families in need of a stable
place to live. Numerous parishioners have donated beds, bedding, furniture,
clothing, bicycles, craft materials for craft classes, sewing machines/reams
of material for sewing classes, computers for computer classes, yarn for
Our requested donations for the year are:
August: School supplies
Advent: Sock/candy drive, blankets/warm jackets, gloves/caps,
shoes (no flip flops)
Lent: Toiletries and towels
Ongoing: Soccer/baseball equipment, yarn for knitting/crochet, fabric
for sewing classes
Delivery Trips are about every sixth
Saturday. We gather at Guardian Angels at 8:30 a.m. to load and are ready to
leave by 9 a.m. We are always in need of drivers/vehicles to help on
delivery day. We stop for Mexican Auto Insurance en route at 805/San Ysidro
Blvd. Many drivers prefer to get insurance from the Automobile Club of
Southern California. Passports are required as of June 2009, in
lieu of passport, drivers/passengers need a birth certificate, a passport
card or green card.
For more information: Please check the parish website/bulletin/calendar on a
regular basis or call/email
a branch of Catholic Charities, supports women in need because of
domestic violence or other family issues.
Guardian Angels’ Women’s Guild collect personal hygiene items and gently
used career clothing for women at Rachel’s House. A group of women from our
parish usually makes a delivery trip about every 6 weeks or so. Donations are
not accepted from June 20 through September 20.
To donate/help please call Becky Ham 619-448-6169.
, is a nondenominational, nonprofit organization that
makes high-quality, nutritionally-balanced food available at very
affordable prices in exchange for “volunteer service” to your
The Golden Share program is open to anyone who wishes to
participate. It helps EVERYONE stretch their family food budget.
Golden Share defines Volunteer Service as anything you do that
benefits someone else in your community for which you are not paid.
You can help a neighbor, call a shut-in, volunteer for the United
Way, coach Little League, work at your church, your school, or help
distribute the Golden Share packages. Anything you do that makes the
world a better place to live in, qualifies. All volunteer work is
done on an “Honor System” with no verification required.
Sign-ups are during Distribution Day in the church Social Hall or on
the second Sunday of the month, unless noted, in the Parish Center
or call Darlene or Jay Szczublewski at (619) 562-9586.