“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows* in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained by the world.”
James 1:27

Outreach For Nazareth Orphanage is a San Diego-based nonprofit which includes volunteers from St. Elizabeth Seton Church in La Costa, high school students, and other area organizations.

Several times a year, volunteers cross the border to Tecate, Mexico to work at the orphanage in activities such as building, repairing, painting, washing, and unloading donations. “Seeing the joy on the faces of the boys gives volunteers true satisfaction from their work,” says Father Kelly.


Adrian Lopez • 619-787-3565 • alpz0728@hotmail.com
Father Brian Kelly • 760-448-5462 • midway4126@yahoo.com

Are you ready to help with God's work?

Are you looking for a way to help with God’s Work? There are several ways you can do so with Nazareth Orphanage in Tecate, Mexico.

Our Parish Outreach program to the Nazareth Orphanage in Tecate, Baja California, is critical to support their ongoing mission and values. For 50 years Nazareth Orphanage has housed 50-60 young boys at any given time. In doing so, the orphanage has forever changed the life course of more than a thousand children and their families. To continue in the orphanage’s mission of Family togetherness, the Orphanage has begun accepting young girls and/or sisters of current boys who can also benefit from the orphanage and its mission of Family togetherness.

How can you help? We schedule four trips to Tecate, MX each school year. Click here for schedule.

If you plan on going, please read our insights to make your volunteer service day more enjoyable. Please know there is always an experience trip leader and by planning a bit your experience will be fantastic. Read More

Sign-Up On The Website for the Outreach For Nazareth  Orphanage: www.OFNO.org (Note:  We meet at St. Gregory the Great’s parking lot at 7:30 am to carpool, and depart no later than 7:45 am.)

Welcome to Outreach for Nazareth Orphanage

Father Kelly has led a lifetime of missionary work, serving charitable causes and orphanages around the world. He’s a retired U.S. Navy Chaplain who earned the rank of Captain.

Father Kelly has been leading volunteer efforts for Nazareth Orphanage for more than 20 years, and now serves as the Outreach for Nazareth Orphanage President and Spiritual Moderator.