Community Ministries

Travel Club

The Travel Club (a.k.a. Nifty Over Fifty) is a fun group of folks who enjoy eating and visiting various sites in the surrounding areas.  Trips occur every other month and we've visited many local destinations: Mission San Luis Rey, the Huntington Library, Catalina Island, and Santa Barbara to name a few. Come and join us for a relaxing morning meal or on one of our travel adventures....

Men’s Fellowship

  Men's fellowship was started as a way to meet other Catholic men within our parish that were looking to share their faith and struggles that they faced in their daily life. These men cover the gamut - married, single, divorced, widowed, younger, older, we are there to encourage and support each other through prayer and faith sharing. As of this August the group...

Marriage Encounter

Worldwide Marriage encounter offers a weekend experience designed to give married couples the opportunity to learn the keys to loving communications that they can use for the rest of their lives. The weekend is a positive, simple, common sense experience between husband and wife, which revitalizes marriage by helping a couple start with the love they have for each other and to build and deepen the relationship. Marriage...

Knights of Columbus

THE KINGHTS OF COLUMBUS, COUNCIL 9511 AT ST ANGELA MERICI The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest lay Catholic family service organization. The ministry, Knights and their families, stand shoulder to shoulder in support of one another and the parish. Through the examples of their lives, they are supportive of their mission to be witnesses to the Good News of the Gospel. The Knights of St Angela Merici Council meet...

Iconography Workshop

Iconography workshops are offered mid-June each year and are developed for both beginning and experienced Iconography students. Our instructor is Master Iconographer Abbott Fr. Damien Higgins, from Mount Tabour Monastery in Redwood Valley, CA. He teaches students to successfully "write” their Icon in the ancient Ukrainian style, utilizing authentic egg paint formulation (tempera applied in many thin layers) and ancient Greek scribing. Canonical sketching, transferring and gilding...

Cursillo

Cursillo is a Catholic retreat weekend which enables participants to experience the love of Christ in their lives. It is a movement of the Catholic Church in Orange County, approved and supervised by the Bishop Kevin .  Cursillo consists of three parts – Pre-Cursillo, the time before experiencing Cursillo, The 3 day weekend beginning on Thursday night through Sunday.  This part of Cursillo includes daily mass,...

Men’s Recon Group

The Recon Group is a ministry dedicated to the formation, training, and preservation of men within the missions defined for them by God across family, work, and community settings.  Its focus is on reconciliation through the grace and guidance of Jesus Christ in all mission critical relationships. The Recon group, originally formed to assist men through the tumultuous waters of separation or divorce, has expanded its focus to...

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouting is an adventure in learning that offers every girl a broad range of activities-field trips, cultural exchanges, community service, leadership opportunities, skill building workshops, outdoor education. Through the guidance of trained leaders who provide encouragement, friendship, advice and resources, Girl Scouting helps each girl learn to set and reach goals, develop leadership skills, form lifelong habits for community service work and reach her fullest potential...

Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 811, sponsored by St. Angela Merici Church, provides boys and young men aged 10-18 with opportunities to learn a multitude of outdoor skills, life skills, practice leadership, and develop confidence and self-reliance. Troop 811 is an active Boy Scout Troop with plenty of exciting outdoor and high-adventure events.  Designated as Gold-Level Unit of Excellence, Troop 811's scouts also contribute to St. Angela Merici and the...

Cub Scouts

In Pack 811, we believe that Cub Scouting is fun, but it is filled with a purpose.  Our Pack Leadership's goal is to provide your son and family with the highest quality scouting experience in a solid Catholic fellowship oriented program. We are sponsored by St. Angela Merici Catholic Church and have great programs for boys in 1st through 5th grades.  Many of our members are parishioners at ...