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Parish Programs and Ministries

Contact our Church office to learn more about our many programs and ministries.

Finance Council

This group oversees the budget of the parish and school and is called to make sure that the pastor is a good steward of the resources of the parish. The Chairperson is Bernice Chapman.

 

Programs

Religious Education (Educacion Religiosa)

Religious Education brings families closer to Jesus and prepares children for the sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion. We want to make Sacramental preparation an experience of evangelization and catechesis for the entire family. They meet Tuesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 PM, Fridays from 6:15 – 8:15 PM, and Saturdays from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. The Director of Religious Education is Sister Luz Dari Villera.

Confirmation (Confirmacion)

Young people who are in high school (9th & 10th grades) spend two years preparing to receive the Holy Spirit in the sacrament of Confirmation. Contact the church for more information.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA or RICA)

Prepares adults to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion, and Confirmation. Contact the church for more information.

 

Ministries

Eucharistic Ministers (Ministerio de Comunion)

Serve the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. They are also called to bring Jesus to others in their daily lives. The coordinator is Miguel Ortiz.

Lectors (Ministerio de Lectores y Sacristan)

Proclaim the scriptures at the Mass. They are called to proclaim the scriptures but also to be transformed by them. The coordinator is Miguel Ortiz.

Altar Servers (Monaguillos)

Assist the priest in celebrating Holy Eucharist as he leads parishioners in worship.

Ushers (Ministerio de Acogida)

Welcome the faithful to Mass and assist the Priest with various duties before, during and after Mass. The coordinator is Angelica Mondragon.

Ministers of Music (Minsterio de Musica)

Mass is enhanced by vocal and instrumental music at the following times: 7:00 AM (Spanish), 9:00 AM (English), 10:45 AM (Spanish), and 12:30 PM (Spanish). We welcome your voice and musical talent. The Choirs are coordinated by: Ruben Vasquez at 7:00 AM, Lola Loudd at 9:00 AM, Jose Sandoval at 10:45 AM, and Olga Galicia at 12:30 PM.

Ministers to the Sick (Ministerio de Enfermos)

The Ministers to the Sick visit and aid people who are house-bound due to illness or old age. The coordinator is Brenda Camarena.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Group (Grupo de Guadalupanos)

This group organizes the Feast Day activities and celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12. The coordinator is Lorena Adan.

Matrimony Group (Grupo de Matrimonios)

The matrimony group is a support group to help to strengthen the bonds of marriage. This group meets Thursday nights from 7-9 PM. The coordinators are Arturo and Rosa Linares.

Men’s Group (Grupo de Hombres/Pescadores de Hombres)

The men’s group is a support group to help men live in a more Christ-like manner and to become better fathers, husbands, and leaders in our community. This group meets Monday nights from 7-9 PM. The coordinator is Pablo Serrato.

Women’s Group (Grupo de Mujeres)

The women’s group is a support group to help women live in a more Christ-like manner and to become better mothers, wives, and leaders in our community. This group meets Tuesday nights from 7-9 PM. The coordinator is Gabriela Gomez.

River of Living Water (Rios de Agua Viva)

This is a support group that helps to transform lives through the teachings of Jesus Christ. This group meets Sunday nights from 6-8:30 PM. The coordinator is Rolando Andres de Leon.

United Charities (Caridades Unidas)

This group provides food to those in need in the community on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 11:30AM – 1:00PM. The coordinator is Maria Ayon.

Friends of EMAUS (Amigos de EMAUS)

This group supports people living with addictions through prayer and reflection. This group meets Tuesday nights from 7-9 PM. The coordinator is Manuel Diaz.

Parish Security Team (Grupo de Seguridad)

These men take turns every evening of the week and Sunday mornings to open and close buildings for parish activities, to make sure that children and adults are safe while they are on the premises, and to guide visitors to meeting areas. The coordinator is Ramiro Hernandez.

Koinonia

Participants gather together on Wednesdays from 7-9 PM to grow in faith and service to help evangelize. The coordinator is Angeles Ascensio.

Aztec Dancers (Danza Azteca)

Participate in Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day and other Catholic celebrations through dance and drumming.The coordinator is Tomas Sanchez.

Contact Us

St. Michael’s Catholic School

1027 West 87th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90044
Phone: 323-752-6101
Fax: 323-752-6785
Closed for lunch: 12:00 to 1:00 PM

Church Information

St. Michael's Church

1016 West Manchester Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044
Phone: 323-753-2696
Fax: 323-753-3475

Mass Times

Sunday
7:00 AM (Spanish)
9:00 AM (English)
10:45 AM (Spanish)
12:30 PM (Spanish)

Weekdays
8:30 AM (English)

Saturday
5:30 PM (English)

Holy Hour
First Saturday of the month at 6:30 PM

Confessions
Saturdays: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Baptisms
Please call the Rectory

Marriages
Please call six months in advance

Quinceañeras
Please call the Rectory

Church Office Hours

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Closed for lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Church Administration

Father Peter Thang C. Ngo
Pastor