Our Ministries Every parishioner is encouraged to become a part of one or more of our many ministries here at St. Angela. Active Christians Today (A.C.T. Office) The A.C.T. Office at St.Angela Church was established in 1972 to help those in need. We are a food pantry, and can some times help with utility bill.W e are open M.,W., and F. from 9:00 to 1:00. We provide bread, bakery and grocery items as well as government commodities to needy families, and the homeless and hungry. We also give clothing, shoes, furniture and household items, which are generally donated... Adoration Chapel Jesus said, “Come to Me all of you who are weary and find life burdensome and I will refresh you.” (Mt 11:28) We invite everyone to come and discover the all-embracing peace that is God’s gift to anyone who adores His Beloved Son, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. Our Adoration Chapel invites anyone [...] Adult Faith Formation Open to all adults who desire ongoing faith formation and individuals twenty-six years and older baptized (Catholic or in another Christian faith) seeking full communion with the Church (Eucharist and/or Confirmation) Offering two opportunities to participate in topic discussion on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings (same topic discussed). If you are seeking preparation for the [...] Altar Servers The youth of St. Angela Merici Parish can make a difference by becoming part of the Altar Server Ministry. As part of this ministry, youth have the opportunity to serve at the Lord’s Table with the priests and deacons of our parish. Service at the Lord’s Table is a responsibility and a commitment that is taken seriously by the children and their families. Art and Environment Ministry The Art and Environment Ministry works in collaboration with Father Michael-Dwight to enhance our environment for the liturgical year and to create a welcoming venue for our many parish gatherings. Some of the specific projects we undertake include: decorating the church for Advent-Christmas, Lent and Easter, holy Days and memorial and civil holidays, flower and [...] Audio and Visual Ministry Bereavement Support Group Our Bereavement Support Group is here for those suffering the loss of any loved one. After the loss of a loved one, the journey toward healing can be overwhelmingly lonely at a times. We encourage those who have recently experienced a death of a loved one or those who continue in the process of bereavement [...] Bible Study “Life with God” describes how we study a book of the Bible in relationship to how we live our lives in light of Scripture. We read and study the text, discover how it relates to our daily lives as Catholic Christians in the reality of the 21st century. We strive to have a deeper relationship [...] 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 [...] Bread of Angels A hot meal shall be prepared and served every Saturday to those who are homeless or are in need. Every guest shall be treated with Dignity, Respect, and compassion. We are a volunteer ministry, shopping, preparing, cooking, serving, and cleaning. We feed the body, with a small continental breakfast and a hearty Hot meal, nourishes [...] Centering Prayer Ministry Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer, which prepares participants to receive the gift of contemplative prayer. The purpose of the prayer is not to replace other kinds of prayer but rather to deepen one’s relationship with the living Christ. The Centering Prayer group additionally practices Lectio Divina, an ancient practice of praying the [...] Charismatic Prayer Group The Charismatic Prayer Group is a wonderful vehicle for persons who love the Lord and want to enhance their spiritual experience by praying with and for other like minded people. We meet once a week – Monday evenings at 7:30 PM in Sarah Room in the Hall. Our focus is praising, singing, sharing and [...] Children’s Faith Formation This ministry serves baptized children from first to sixth grades. Catechists (teacher volunteers) incorporate in their lessons: personal faith experiences, events of the Liturgical Year, important people of faith, prayer, and church doctrine. They use resources and do group dynamics to make it a fun and enriching environment. The mission of the program is to [...] Chorale The St. Angela Chorale is a gathering of seekers, servants and sowers of the Kingdom of God, who together through the gift of song, “make a difference” in the worship life of the parish at the 11:15 A.M. mass. Each week, on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m., the Chorale meets to rehearse, pray and be [...] Coro Hispano y Coros Unidos En Santa Angela de Merici, los coros para la misa en español son 3. el coro Hispano, es el que mas tiempo llevan en este ministerio, se compone de 18 elementos. Coros Unidos esta formando por 12 personas, y el Coro Guerreros de Yahve esta formado por 15 elementos de los cuales 8 elementos participant [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] Ejercito Azul Nuestras actividades son siempre en la Parroquia en La Capillan, nos reunimos cada semana el martes a las 5:30 p.m. La es nuestra base, buscamos la forma de invitar a más personas a nuestro grupo, invitándolos y explicándoles lo que hacemos. Queremos que se rece El Rosario, que aprendan a rezarlo, pues muchas personas [...] El Grupo de Oración y Alabanza El Grupo de Oración y Alabanza de esta parroquia es un grupo carismático, donde nos reunimos los miércoles y empezamos a las 7:00 pm en la iglesia con el Rosario y alabanzas de alegría para animarnos. En seguida invocamos al espíritu santo en alabanza para que nos guie y derrame sus dones sobre todos para [...] Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial El movimiento está formado por cuatro pilares, cada pilar tiene diferentes funciones y por niveles: Mundial, Nacional, Región, Encuentro, zona, Área, y Pequeña. Todo apostolado requiere un enfoque donde se le explica a la pareja sus funciones y sus responsabilidades. Crecimientos mensuales que tenemos como: convenciones anuales, juntas generales, noches de información, formación para mesas [...] Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers God feeds His people at Mass through Liturgy of the Word and the Eucharistic. Eucharistic Ministers assist the presider and the people of God at Mass by distributing the Body and Blood of Christ. Jesus invites us to distribute his Body and Blood to those who hunger for life. Consider responding to Christ’s invitation to [...] Finance Council The Finance Council of Saint Angela Merici is Coordinated by the pastor and at least three or four lay people appointed by the pastor. The goals and vision are shaped by the pastor, the Pastoral Council, and recommendations from the Parish Assembly gatherings. The current Finance Council includes three members and the Business Manager. These [...] Formación de la Fe para Niños El propósito del programa de formación de Fe es el de servir a las familias de la comunidad hispana mediante las clases de catecismo; para niños de edades desde Kínder hasta octavo grado, incluyendo la preparación para recibir el sacramento de la Primera Eucaristía. Las clases son los días jueves y viernes de 5:45-7:15 p.m. [...] 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, [...] Gospel of Life Council The Gospel of Life Council consists of the leadership or representative(s) from the ministries of outreach and care in the parish community: ACT Office, Bereavement, Detention, Giving Tree, Respect Life, Saturday Hospitality, Scouting Outreach (Scouting). Its vision emerges from the Parish Mission Statement and the Five Year Plan of the parish community. Although each ministry [...] Gospel of Life Holy Hour HOLY HOUR FOR LIFE Life at all stages is a gift from God—whether it is life of the unborn in the womb or life outside the womb for those suffering from disabilities, abuse or neglect. During this Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament we will pray for the vast number of babies not [...] Greeting and Welcome We are a new ministry serving at the morning Masses greeting parishioners with a smile and a warm welcome. Helping out during Mass wherever needed (collection, passing out special envelopes, cards, booklets, etc.), and after Mass wishing parishioners a good day handing out bulletins. Our ministry is still developing and we need many more individuals [...] Grupo Mikael Este grupo busca que los jóvenes tengan un espacio para dialogar, expresar, ser escuchados, al mismo tiempo que se busca reforzar su fe, y todo esto en un ambiente sano y divertido con jóvenes de su misma fe. Este grupo promueve que el joven se involucre en su iglesia. A veces las situaciones en la [...] 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 [...] IGNITE 678 Ignite 678 is a safe, fun place for middle school students to find solid Catholic community. Meets select Friday Nights from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Blessed Pier Room! 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 [...] La Sagrada Familia La Misión del Ministerio La Sagrada Familia Es de evangelizar a toda persona presentado a Cristo Vivo para que sus vidas sean trasformadas y se conviertan en testigos y portadores de la buena nueva, como buenos cristianos católicos siguiendo las enseñanzas y tradiciones de nuestra santa Iglesia... Lectors The documents on the liturgy speak about how Christ is truly present in various ways throughout the Celebration of the Eucharist. The proclamation of the word is Christ himself speaking to his people. The Lector’s ministry speaks the word of God in a way that the people hear God speaking to them personally. A lector [...] Liturgy of the Word With Children Each Sunday of the year we celebrate, Liturgy of the Word With Children at the 9:30 and 12:30 Masses. Children arrive to church and are seated with their patents until the gathering rite is over. At that time the children are called forward and process out of church to a separate worship space for the [...] Marian Rosary & Scripture “I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.” A promise of our Blessed Mother to all who pray the rosary. Together we pray one Rosary. This is followed by reading and discussing [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] Ministerio de Evangelización Católico Guerreros de Yavhe El ministerio de Guerreros de Yavhe de esta Parroquia Santa Angela Merici es un ministerio Parroquial de Evangelización Católico dedicado a llevar una Evangelización a todo a quien no conoce de nuestra Fe Católica ya que nuestra misión como laicos comprometidos es llevarlos a tener un encuentro y una relación con Jesucristo... Ministerio de Hospitalidad Este ministerio nos da la oportunidad de participar con gusto y alegría en nuestra celebración dominical. Recibimos a toda la comunidad de Santa Ángela Mericí con un saludo de bienvenida, participamos en la colecta, y guiamos a los feligreses a recibir la Comunión. También participamos de diferentes maneras limpiando la iglesia cuando termina la Santa [...] Ministerio Empezar de Nuevo de la Mano de Cristo Perder un ser querido por separación, divorcio o deceso es una de las experiencias más traumáticas de soledad y pena casi inaguantables. El ministerio Empezar de Nuevo ayudará a relacionarse con el proceso natural del dolor y ofrece la oportunidad, a través de Dios, de transformar el dolor de una pérdida en una experiencia de [...] Ministerio Liturgico La proclamación liturgica de la Palabra de Dios en el contexto de la asamblea eucaristica, no es tanto un momento de meditación de Catequesis, sino que es el dialogo de Dios con su pueblo, en el cual son proclamadas la maravillas de la salvación y propuestas siempre de nuevo las exigencias de la alianza. El [...] Ministry to the Sick and Homebound Those extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist who have chosen to answer the call to take Communion to our brothers and sisters who are unable to come to Mass are literally Church to those at home or in hospital. Our parish serves three convalescent facilities: Evergreen, Terrace View and St. Elizabeth, all in Fullerton, Kindred Hospital [...] Monaguillos “Dejen que los niños se acerquen a mi” Son las palabras que el propio Jesús pronuncio de sus santos labios, y el día de hoy, con mucho cariño y gusto en Santa Ángela Merici nos aseguramos como iglesia que esas palabras se lleven a cabo. El ministerio “Monaguillos” está formado por alrededor de 30 niños [...] Our Parish School Saint Angela Merici Parish School is a Catholic faith community that creates a Christ-centered environment. Religion is integrated with all aspects of living and learning. This atmosphere fosters the development of a personal relationship with God. Students grow in the realization that faith is a way of life which should permeate all their actions and [...] P.A.L.S. Catholic Women’s Groups PALS: Prayer, Adoration, Learning, and Sharing Started in September 1989, St. Angela Merici P.A.L.S. continues to provide women with an opportunity to develop deeper spirituality in their lives. Spiritual growth is encouraged through a balance of prayer, selected studies material, and the friendship and warmth of women of all ages... Pastoral Council The Pastoral Council serves in a consultative relationship to the Pastor helping to set long range goals for the parish. The Council investigates, discerns, and recommends to the Pastor suggestions involving pastoral matters. They offer practical wisdom through their ability to investigate pastoral matters in a general way, reflect on them deeply in prayer and [...] Posadas Del 16 al 24 de diciembre: Acompáñenos a celebrar con alegría y oración las posadas para preparar nuestro corazón para la venida del niño Jesús, y meditar en el peregrinaje de María y José desde su salida de Nazaret hasta Belén. Donde buscaron un lugar para alojarse y esperar el nacimiento del niño Jesús. Las posadas consisten en una [...] RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Catholic life is an expression of the mission entrusted by Jesus to the Church He founded. “Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples; baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28: 19-20) The [...] Restorative Justice / Detention Ministry “For I was in prison and you visited ME…” Matthew 25:36 Our mission is to communicate the Good News of God’s unconditional love to those incarcerated. We affirm each person, not necessarily their behavior, and invite them to grow as sons and daughters of God. We recognize that we ourselves will be called to deeper [...] Sacred Heart Holy Hour Because our world continues to be seated in wickedness, Our Lord’s request for reparation is no less urgent today than when He first appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in France in 1673, revealed to her His Sacred Heart and asked her to originate the Holy Hour of Reparation to His Sacred Heart. So urgent was [...] Singers Music Group The Saint Angela Merici Singers are a group of vocalists and instrumentalists united by the call to follow Jesus and to serve our Parish Community through Music Ministry. Virgen Peregrina Somos un pequeño grupo de personas que nos dedicamos a llevar la estatua de la Virgen de Fátima a los hogares de familias que la solicitan. Hace más de veinte años que empezamos este ministerio y han sucedido muchos milagros y bendiciones en los hogares que ha visitado la Virgen de Fátima. Personas que han [...] Welcome, Fellowship & Hospitality Ministry The Welcome, Fellowship & Hospitality ministry is a part of the parish’s vision of making Saint Angela Merici a place of welcome. The ministers serve refreshments after Sunday Eucharist and invite parishioners to visit with one another in our Plaza. This experience is supported by the atmosphere and environment created in our gathering area, in [...] Wing and a Prayer Wing and a Prayer is a music ensemble consisting of piano, guitar and a blend of beautiful voices. We sing music ranging from traditional to contemporary. Our music is meant to uplift the congregation and assist in community prayer. We welcome all instrumentalists and singers to join us. Wake up singing; it’ll make your day! [...] Worship Council The Worship Council meets twice a month to explore more fully the nature of the liturgy and liturgical spirituality as expressed in the celebrations at St. Angela Merici. The group considers the worship life of the parish in relation to the Sundays and seasons of the liturgical year. Flowing from those discussions, ideas are explored [...] Young Adult Ministry Young Adult Ministry will be meeting after 5pm Youth Mass every Sunday in the Blessed Pier room, all high school graduates aged 18-30 years old are welcome. You can also join us at the 5 pm Youth Mass on Sundays in the front with the teens! Youth Ministry High School Youth Ministry would like to invite you EVERY Thursday night from 7:00pm - 9:00pm in the Blessed Pier room! Please also join us for the Sunday 5pm Youth Mass. ALL HIGH SCHOOL TEENS ARE WELCOME!