Sunday, January 20th, 2019 - Volunteers needed!
The annual “Epiphany Trip” serves upwards of 200 families. Bread, rice, beans, hams, toiletries, first aid kits, and gifts/toys for children and teenagers are distributed. St. Lucy’s Priory High School, Pomona Catholic High School, Holy Name of Mary, St. Louise, Our Lady of the Assumption, Our Lady of Guadalupe (Chino), Holy Innocents, and St. Dorothy’s parishes and Damien High School’s St. Monica’s Guild offer huge support to the success of this event each year. As the day comes to a close, Mass is celebrated, often in one of the churches that the Damien group built in previous years. Originally, all of the foodstuffs were donated but now it all must be purchased in Mexico. Mexican Customs will not allow these items brought in from the U.S. Most of the recipients usually have one meal per day. Once or twice a month, additional trips south bring clothes for distribution. Fr. Tom Rush O.M.I. the present pastor is constantly in demand to help sick children and old people with emergencies while living in the worst possible shanties. We help financially as much as possible.
Our charity work takes place for the most part in this area east of Tijuana