Eng Esp Mary Immaculate
Catholic Church / Pacoima, CA

Devotional Groups

ACTS Retreats

The members of the ACTS community strive to assist members of the parish family to attain a deeper relationship with our Lord and with fellow parishioners through adoration, community, theology, and service. ACTS sponsors weekend lay retreats, which are patterned after the description of the early Church in the Acts of the Apostles. The purpose of the weekend is to invite the retreatant to a new relationship with our Lord and fellow parishioners through adoration and daily prayer, through community in one’s parish as a member of the body of Christ, through theology encouraging an intellectual and spiritual growth that gives fruits in our daily lives, and finally to encourage a spirit of service to our Lord, our parish and each other. Participants experience God’s love and joy through the weekend, returning to their faith community with a deeper love for each other and an increased desire to become more involved in their parish community.

  • Information: Visit ACTS Website
  • Activities: Annual evangelization retreats for men and women

Nocturnal Adoration

The purpose of this ministry is to intercede on behalf of the world and to console the Blessed Sacrament, during evening hours, and to ask for forgiveness on behalf of the entire world. The ministry invites other ministries and groups to join them for an hour a month.

  • Coordinator: Call the parish office for further information.
  • Meetings: Last Saturday of the month: 9pm to 5am
  • Membership: Anyone who wishes to pray for the Blessed Sacrament.
  • Language: Spanish

Guadalupano Group

Every year we participate in the celebration in honor of the Virgen de Guadalupe on her feast day of December 12. Throughout the rest of the year we hold raffles, and sell food to raise funds for the great event on 12 December.

  • Coordinator: Arturo Amezquita – Call Parish Office
  • Meeting: 2nd Sunday of the month following the 10:30am mass.
  • Membership: Anyone is welcome to join.

“Fuente de Luz” Prayer Group

The mission of the Prayer Group is for its members to come to know the living God intimately and of the need for us to come closer to Him spiritually as well as through service in the parish.

  • Coordinator: Marco Lopez – 818-419-9864
  • Membership: Everyone who wishes a closer relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Language: Spanish
  • Activities: Two retreats a year and two praise concerts a year as well as other year round activities

Jóvenes Para Cristo (Young Adults for Christ)

We’re an organization of young adults, males and women age 18 and above, who meet weekly to reflect on issues affecting young adults. Our aim is also to motivate the young adult to discover their true vocation. Central to our name and mission is Christ, to whom we pray that we may always follow His example and live our lives in His image. If you’re 18 and older the group extends invites you to join us at our next reunion.

  • Coordinator: Juan Melendez – 818-984-4806
  • Membership: young people from 18-35 years of age
  • Meetings: Fridays at 7:30pm
  • Activities: Prayer nights, retreats, concerts, sporting events, and volunteerism.

Legion of Mary

The largest organization of apostolic lay people in the Catholic Church, with well over a million active members in every country of the world. In 1971, the Legion celebrated its 50th anniversary. It has been active in the United States since 1931.

  • Coordinator: Daniel Dunkin – 818-453-3481 – ddunkin00@ gmail.com
  • Members: 18 and up
  • Meetings : Weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Language: English
  • Activities: Apostolic work, door to door evangelization, home visits, taking communion to the sick

Knights of Columbus

  • Coordinator: Aaron Vargas – 818-232-2638
  • Members: Catholic men
  • Meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Language: spanish
  • Website: http://www.kofc.org/es/index.html

Christian Family Movement

The Christian Family Movement is an organization of the Catholic Church, that works so that all families are living human and Christian values ​​in all its fullness.

  • Coordinators: Angelica and Zervando Sanchez – 818-602-6436
  • Members: Families
  • Meetings: every other Friday
  • Language: spanish
  • Activities: formation of the family, family events, sports, and recreation days
  • Website: www.mfclosangeles.org

Familias Fuertes en Cristo

  • Coordinator: José Davila – 747-210-6479
  • Members: 20 years and older
  • Meetings: Thursdays 6:00-8:30pm
  • Language: spanish

Marriage Encounter

Do you have the desire to once again reignite your love for your partner. Would you like to introduce life back to your marriage. If you answered yes to any of these then you will enjoy a marriage encounter retreat. The principal mission of this ministry is to assist couples in living a more cherished and responsible relationship.

  • Coordinator: Thomas y Reyna Benitez – 818-770-6119
  • Activities: Discussions for couples following retreats
  • Meetings: Fridays at 7:30 P.M. in St. Luke hall