“In a world where there is so much wealth, so many resources to feed everyone, it is unfathomable that there are so many hungry children, that there are so many children without an education, so many poor persons.” Pope Francis
The Sister Parish Outreach Ministry provides for the struggling families of our sister parish, Our Lady of Angels, in the following ways:
School supply drive
Winter blanket drive
Thanksgiving food drive
Christmas Adopt-A-Family Stewardship Program
Annual scholarship fund drive for Our Lady’s School
This ministry offers a very tangible way to share our joy and gratitude for our many blessings.
Meetings are held in the Nursery/Conference Room unless otherwise noted
Thursday, July 6, 2023, 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 10, 2023, 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 12, 2023, All Masses Backpack Drive – Gathering Plaza
Sunday, August 13, 2023, All Masses – Backpack Drive – Gathering Plaza
Thursday, September 7, 2023, 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 5, 2023, 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 14, 2023, All Masses Blanket Drive – Gathering Plaza
Sunday, October 15, 2023, All Masses – Blanket Drive – Gathering Plaza
Thursday, November 2, 2023, 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 4, 2023, All Masses – Thanksgiving Food Drive
Sunday, November 5, 2023, All Masses – Thanksgiving Food Drive
Thursday, November 9, 2023, 12:00 pm – Cancelled
Friday, November 10, 2023, 12:00 pm
Saturday, November 11, 2023, All Masses – Thanksgiving Food Drive
Sunday, November 12, 2023, All Masses – Thanksgiving Food Drive
Saturday, December 2, 2023, All Masses – Adopt A Family – Gathering Plaza
Sunday, December 3, 2023, All Masses – Adopt A Family – Gathering Plaza
Thursday, December 7, 2023, 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 9, 2023, All Masses – Adopt A Family – Gathering Plaza
Sunday, December 10, 2023, All Masses – Adopt A Family – Gathering Plaza
Thursday, January 4, 2024, 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 1, 2024, 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 7, 2024, 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 4, 2024, 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 2, 2024, 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 6, 2024, 7:00 pm
***Meetings are subject to change without notice. Please contact the ministry facilitator for the most current schedule.
Special Events 2023-2024
More information will be made available as events draws near.
Annual Scholarship Fund Drive – June 10-11, 2023
School Supplies Drive – August 12-13, 2023
Blanket Drive – October 14-15, 2023
Thanksgiving Food Drive – November 11-12, 2023
Adopt-A-Family – December 2-3, 2023
History of the Sister Parish Outreach Ministry
In 1994 Fr. Jim Poulsen, together with Fr. Kenneth Del Priore of Our Lady of Angels, saw needs in both parishes: for StGG it was the need to share our many blessings with others and for OLA it was the need to receive assistance and support for their low income families. The friendship of these two pastors and the needs of their two parishes resulted in the formation of our Sister Parish Outreach Ministry. Over these many years our generous parishioners have supported our ministry as we serve the wonderful families of OLA. Our first project was a food pantry, filled with weekly donations from StGG parishioners and distributed by SPOM volunteers. This important service provided nourishment for OLA community families for many years.Through our School Supply Drive, Rummage Sale and Tuition Assistance Drive we are helping the OLA families provide Catholic educations for their children at Our Lady’s School. The Blanket Drive helps to keep families warm during the winter. The Thanksgiving Food Drive provides all the makings for a turkey dinner and our Adopt A Family Program helps to make Christmas a day filled with happy surprises and joy for the children and parents.
Our Lady of Angels, located in the Sherman Heights area of San Diego, was built in1906 to serve a mostly Irish community. The community now has a primarily low income, Hispanic population. The OLA office staff is very small but dedicated to serving the needy individuals and families that come through their doors. Their gratitude to our parish is great and they are humbled by the outpouring of love from their sister parish, St. Gregory the Great.
Sister Parish Outreach Ministry members are so very grateful to our generous parishioners.