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FEATURED MINISTRY

Men of Promise

"As iron sharpens iron, so man sharpens his fellow man." Proverbs 27:17

Men of Promise is a Catholic men's ministry of San Gabriel Mission Parish, San Gabriel, California. We are affiliated with Catholic Men's Fellowship of California and the National Fellowship of Catholic Men.

We were founded in 1997 in response to the desire of Catholic men in our parish to gather in fellowship in order to deepen and enrich our Catholic faith. Although we are a San Gabriel Mission parish-based ministry, we welcome men from all parishes and Christian men of all denominations who desire to participate in masculine spirituality in the Roman Catholic tradition.

We meet most months on the first Saturday in Room 1 of the parish hall and the third Saturday in the former parish library room. Warm-up with coffee and doughnuts begins at 7:45 AM. Fellowship begins with opening song, prayer, and Scripture at 8 AM sharp. We end promptly at 10 AM. Late arrival or early departure is no problem.

For more information about our ministry, explore our website:  http://menofpromise.ucoz.org



OTHER SERVICE MINISTRIES:

ART & ENVIRONMENT            

Creative and visual efforts to enhance our worship space.

 

BIBLE STUDY                         

Weekly study, explanation and discussion of the Bible in English.   

 

BOY SCOUTS                          

Provides youth ages 11 through 17 with an opportunity to integrate their faith

with experiences of outdoors and camping.

 

CHRIST IN THE VINEYARD

Referral to Twelve Step support groups for those recovering from alcohol and other drug addictions.

 

CHRISTIAN SERVICE              

Provides and assists individuals with food, clothing, emergency assistance and referrals and is also

Thrift Store. Available Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-2 PM

 

CLARETIAN LAY EVANGELIZERS       

Lay leaders committed to the service of the Gospel in the Spirit of St. Anthony Mary Claret.

 

CLARETIAN MISSIONARIES    

Missionary Priests and Brothers who have been entrusted with the care of the Parish and

who proclaim the Good News to all God's people. 

 

CONFIRMATION/INITIATION                

Faith development and sacramental preparation for high school teens through interactive and participative catechetical formation.

 

CUB SCOUTS                          

Program to integrate faith and the outdoors for boys ages 6-10.

 

DOMINICAN SISTERS             

Followers of St. Dominic who proclaim Jesus Christ through Christian education in our Parish/ Schools.

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL          

Offers a Catholic education and high school preparation for children from kindergarten through 8th grade. 

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL P.T.A.           

Parent involvement and activities to support and assist the education of their children.

 

FAMILIES FOR LIFE                

A Family ministry welcoming all adults and parents who desire to develop a deeper

relationship with God by actively promoting and living out our Catholic Faith.

 

FIESTA                                               

Coordination of our annual Labor Day Weekend Fiesta which is the largest fundraiser of the year.

 

 

FILIPINO LEADERSHIP           

Leadership and coordination of Filipino ministries.

 

FILIPINO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP GROUP   

Miyerkules ng gabi, debosyon sa Ina ng Awa.    Nakatalaga sa pagtulong sa parokya. 

Wednesday evening devotion and cultural group serving the Parish. 

 

FINANCE COUNCIL                             

Financial and administrative leadership.

 

GARDENEERS                        

Meets every few months to help beautify the Mission gardens.

 

HIGH SCHOOL                        

Parish Catholic High School offering a Catholic education and college preparation for girls.                    

 

ST. JOSEPH’S DAY                 

Annual Italian Tradition in honor of St. Joseph, husband and father of the Holy Family.

 

JUSTICE, PEACE & INTEGRITY OF CREATION COMMITTEE (JPIC)                

Coordinates parish efforts to work for justice, peace and respect for all human rights and            dignity.

               

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS        

Catholic men’s fraternity supporting services for those in need, the parish and Church at large.      

 

LEGION OF MARY                   

Prayer and service organization in honor of Mary.

 

LIFE TEEN                              

Youth Ministry leading high school teenagers into a relationship with God through Jesus

Christ, the Eucharist, service and fellowship.

 

MEN OF PROMISE                  

Catholic men’s fellowship to support and strengthen men in their faith and commitments.                        

 

MINISTRY TO SICK & HOMEBOUND    

Communion and outreach to the sick and elderly in homes, hospitals and convalescent homes.

 

MINISTRY WITH LESBIAN AND GAY CATHOLICS       

The Archdiocese’s official outreach to Lesbian and Gay Catholics and their families, offering a spirit of community and fellowship among gay Catholics so that they can offer and receive mutual support in living out their lives of faith within the church.

 

MISSION DOCENT TOUR GUIDES                                 

Provide scheduled tours of the Mission and Museum.

 

MISSION GIFT SHOP              

Evangelizes the community by selling religious books and articles.    

 

OFFERTORY COMMITTEE      

Sub-committee of the Parish Finance Council which provides leadership in development projects to assist with finances.

 

ONE L.A.                                 

Through community organizing the Parish, as the Body of Christ, serves in the larger community.

                                               

 

PASTORAL COUNCIL              

Parish Pastoral leadership body called to unite and serve the mission of our Parish and the Pastoral Plan.

 

PRAYER GROUP                     

English speaking charismatic adult prayer group to support and strengthen the faith life of adults.   

 

R.C.I.A.

Process of inquiry and journey toward full sacramental life in the Catholic Community.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION         

Instruction of children, youth and adults in our faith and preparation for the sacraments of the Church.     

 

SAFEGUARD THE CHILDREN  

With the Church throughout the Archdiocese, the Parish unites in efforts to prevent all forms of abuse of minors.

 

SCHOOLS ADVISORY COUNCIL            

In matters of finance and public relations, the Council provides expert advice and direction

for our parish schools.

 

SMALL FAITH COMMUNITIES

Leadership for process of evangelization and renewal through small faith communities.   

                   

TOGETHER IN MISSION          

The Parish provides assistance to other parishes and Catholic schools that are in financial need.

 

VOCATIONS COMMITTEE       

Helping men and women discern their vocation within the church.

 

WOMEN OF WORSHIP            

Group of women who meet weekly to worship the Lord in thanksgiving, while praying for one

another and for the needs of the community.

 

WORSHIP COMMITTEE           

Plans, coordinates and evaluates liturgical celebrations and worship ministries. 

 

YOUNG ADULT L.I.F.E.           

Young Adult Ministry welcoming single and married adults from ages 18-35 who want a

deeper relationship with God and a better understanding of our Catholic faith.