Eng Esp Mary Immaculate
Catholic Church / Pacoima, CA

Community of Faith

ACTS Retreats
Marriage Encounter
Christian Family Movement
St. Vincent De Paul
Jóvenes Para Cristo (Young Adults for Christ)
Jóvenes Alegres
Nocturnal Adoration
Los Guadalupanos
“Fuente de Luz” Prayer Group
Social Justice Committee
Ecology Group
Hospitality Ministry
Bereavement Ministry

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
  • Meetings: First Monday of the Month from 6:00-8:00pm in Auditorium #1

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: Oscar and Maria Martinez – 818-237-6793
  • Activities: Discussions for couples following retreats
  • Meetings: Fridays at 7:30 P.M. in the Youth Ministry House – Room #1

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: Jose & Maria Martinez – 818-744-4841

St. Vincent De Paul

The purpose of St. Vincent De Paul is to materially assist the neediest of our community. Members visit families in their homes to assess their needs and referred him to additional resources in the community that may be of assistance to them. Members then file reports which are then evaluated by the conference to determine the amount, if any, of assistance that will be provided.

We’re a fairly new ministry and Mary Immaculate is looking for resources to sustain our mission as we expand our services. If you would like to make a donation or would like to become a member we invite you to call the coordinator.

  • Coordinator: Jesús Castro – 818-288-3349
  • Meetings: Please call for current information.

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: Maria Cisneros – 818-669-1700
  • Membership: 40 Approximately
  • Meetings: Fridays at 7:30pm
  • Activities: Prayer nights, retreats, concerts, sporting events, and volunteerism.

Jóvenes Alegres

This group meets to grow as persons and Christians so that when they are adults they may be well-suited and prepared to collaborate in creating a new society. A society where peace, justice, and a conscientious reference for mother Earth reins.

  • Coordinators: Alex Henriquez – 818-895-8669 & Carla Ruiz – 818-891-3035
  • Membership: Persons 13 years of age and older
  • Language: Bilingual meetings, please call the coordinators for recent information.

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: Please call the parish office for current information.
  • 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.

Social Justice Committee

Our purpose is to educate and assist our community to understand and exercise its rights. We also partner and collaborate with other organizations, such as One L.A. to make our parish an effective agent for change and justice?

We are currently looking for additional members. Any person who desires to give of their time and is responsible in nature is welcome to attend our meetings and join.

  • Coordinator: Cecilia Barragán – 818-899-6130
  • Meetings: One Wednesday a month or as needed.
  • Location: Parish Office

Ecology Group

The purpose of this group is to further expose and educate parishioners about ecology, global warming, and how to care for our water, air, and the earth. Through the education of parishioners we hope to effect change that protects our natural resources and our health.

  • Coordinator: Isabel Tavares – 818-581-1404
  • Membership: Everyone is welcomed to join.
  • Meetings: Currently meets with the Social Justice Committee

Hospitality Ministry

The principal objective of this group is to greet parishioners as they enter mass and to do everything possible, to be of service, before during and after each mass celebration.

  • English Coordinator: Ron Mouzis – 818-897-2460
  • Coordinator: Sergio Rodriguez – 818-782-1825
  • Membership: Everyone 15 and older is welcome to join.
  • Meetings: Varies

Bereavement Ministry

Bereavement ministers contact grieving parishioners as soon as the church learns of their loss. Ministry members communicate the parish’s love and concern, offer specific assistance, assist the grieving in finding needed resources, and develop supportive connections. Bereavement ministers also assist grieving parishioners with the planning of the vigil and the funeral mass. All our bereavement ministers have either attended or are in the process of attending an Archdiocesan sponsored training and education course.

  • Coordinator: Jose Alvarado – 818-723-8698
  • Membership: Please call the coordinator.
  • Meetings: Once a month
  • Activities: Visiting parishioners, at home or in the parish, who have recently lost a loved one; express compassion and empathy; assist family members plan for the vigil and funeral mass. And, provide comfort and resources to the family.