Parish Ministries

The following are active ministries at Incarnation Catholic Church. For more information regarding a particular ministry please contact the person listed.  If you are a parishioner and would like your ministry listed please call the parish office at (818) 242-2579. 

Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (A.C.C.W.)

The A.C.C.W. seeks to stimulate spiritual and intellectual development among its members by providing opportunities for service.

For more information contact: Maria Urrutia at (818) 244-0547 or dccmju@gmail.com

Art & Environment Committee

This ministry is responsible for designing, decorating, and removing seasonal decorations in and around the church. It is open to all people, especially those with creative ideas on how to beautify our church.

For more information contact: Kay Kennedy at (818) 241-1437 or kay-kennedy@att.net

Bereavement Ministry 

The Bereavement Ministry helps families through their difficult and stressful time as they say goodbye to a loved one. The ministry members meets with the bereaved family at a convenient time and assists with planning the funeral liturgy. They do so by helping to coordinate music, scriptural readings, and other logistics for the funeral. The ministry seeks to help families by guiding them step-by-step through the funeral preparations. Compassionate and caring people are always needed in this very important and rewarding ministry!

For more information contact: Pius Oller at (818) 246-1308 or piusoller@gmail.com

Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

  • Incarnation Cub Pack #160 (grades 1-5). Monday, 7:00 pm, Junior High School Building, B101.
  • Incarnation Boy Scout Troop #101 (age 11-18 years). Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Community Center.

For more information contact: Roger Sanchez [Boy Scouts] at (818) 317-9216 or bynum-sanchez@msn.com or Ed Francisco [Cub Scouts] at (213) 926-2991 or ed1303@sbcglobal.net

 

Carnival Committee

The planning committee for the Incarnation Summer Carnival helps to organize the annual carnival. Volunteers help plan and coordinate the carnival for the parish community and assist with a variety of different needs.

For more information contact: Parish Office at (818)-242-2579

Couples for Christ (CFC)

CFC raises up Christian couples as mature men and women of God and establishes Christian families committed to the work of evangelization, winning the world for Christ,  and Total Human Liberation through the power of the Holy Spirit

CFC’s family ministries include:

  • CFC Kids: Kids Evangelization, Family Enrichment and Social Renewal.
  • CFC Youth: Youth ministry where youths learn about God. CFC-Youth believes in the 4 F’s of Faith, Fun, Freedom, and Friendship.
  • CFC Singles for Christ: Catholic Christian Young Adult Ministry that aims to provide a community for those who want to know Christ and discover one’s vocation (Marriage, Religious or Single Blessedness Life). Single Christian men and women from 21 years old to 40 years old participate in a Christian Life Program (CLP) to become a member.
  • CFC Handmaids of the Lord: Ministry that empowers Christian women with Mother Mary as their model.
  • CFC Servants of the Lord: Ministry for the empowerment of men to be Holy, Fulfilled and Productive.

For more information contact: Eric & Gretchen Picazo at gvpicazo@yahoo.com

Divine Mercy

The Eucharistic Apostles of the Divine Mercy study the scriptures, the Catechism, Diary of St. Faustina,  and St. John Paul II’s encyclical, Rich in Mercy. 3rd Thursday of month, 7:00–9:00 pm, St. Michael’s Hall.

For more information contact: Elizabeth Mangun at (818) 247-1516 or emmangun@gmail.com

ELIM Prayer Community

Its ministries and activities include: Outreaches to some elderly facilities, participation in feeding the homeless, yearly Christmas project for the poor, missionary work in spreading the Word to different levels of people including those in the remote areas, Intercession, Music and Performing Arts, Koinonia (Cell groups for kids, youth, singles, couples and businessmen), Conducts Pathways Seminars (LSS), Courses on Discipleship Training, Yearly Conferences for: Excellence, Inner Beauty, Youth, Singles and Couples.

Our weekly prayer gathering for Worship, Bible Study, Prayer Ministry, Altar Call and Fellowship   is held every Sunday, 5:00-7:30 PM at Rm 101 Incarnation Community Center, 214 West Fairview Ave. Glendale, CA. 91202.

For more information contact: Remy Apostol at (818) 288-0458 or elim.losangeles@gmail.com

Girl Scouts

We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Parish girls Scouts Troop #851 (grades 1-8) Fridays, 7:00 pm, Junior High School Room B101

For more information contact: Erin Sanchez at (818) 521-5697 or erinrobert@roadrunner.com

Heart of Jesus Charismatic Prayer Group (HOJ)

The HOJ Mission Statement:  To give Glory, Honor and Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ where every member will be actively involved in the Primary activity of the Catholic Church in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ;  for every member to experience the transforming Power of the Holy Spirit; to draw out the gifts of the Holy Spirit (as mentioned in Isaiah 11:1-3 and 1 Cor. 12: 4-11) through evangelization programs such as Catechetical instructions, Life in the Spirit seminars, Spiritual Growth seminars and teachings; use the gifts in loving service to God and to the wider Community.

  • 1st Saturday  7:30p.m.  (in Church) Adoration, Laying of Hands, Benediction
  • Other Saturdays 7:30 p.m. ( School Auditorium) regular prayer meeting with invited speakers
  • Thursdays 7:30 p.m. (ICC Room G101) Intercessory Prayer

Quarterly : Life in the Spirit Seminar (School Auditorium)

Others: Visit and pray for the sick in hospitals and homes as requested, feed the homeless, conduct Life in the Spirit seminars (as invited), outreach to Juvenile Hall and Children of the Night.

For more information contact: Nerio & Zenny Katigbak at (818) 421-1354 or heartofjesus@att.net

Hospitality

The Hospitality Ministry develops community spirit by organizing and assisting with parish social events.The ministry sponsors Sunday Coffee and Donuts, Bake Sales and Lenten Soup Suppers. Assists with projects for the homeless: 1) Prepares and serves dinner twice a month at Path Achieve in Glendale, 2) Along with “Food for Body and Soul”, 3) Sponsor and organizes lunches for the homeless Sunday in February and August. 1st Monday of month, 7:30 pm, St. Michael’s Hall.

For more information contact: Lee Henry at (818) 419-6040 or leehenry711@hotmail.com

Life, Justice & Peace Ministry

The mission of the Life, Justice & Peace Ministry is to empower Incarnation Parish as the people of God to fulfill the Catholic social teachings of the church through education, transformation, community outreach, advocacy and solidarity in a movement toward a socially just world.  To achieve our mission, the Life, Justice & Peace Ministry has ongoing projects that address the needs of the parish, the local community, and the world.

Projects include: Acts of Kindness (handmade blankets for USC County Hospital patients), Christmas Cards (donations for Chino & Twin Towers inmates), Fair Trade Awareness, Family Promise of the Verdugos (for situationally-homeless families),  Ascencia (homeless services), One Life LA, Fortnight for Freedom (for religious liberties), Lenten Movie Night, Toiletries/Socks collection (for homeless), Go Green efforts, Just Faith formation programs.

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm.

For more information contact: Leslie Boccadori at (818) 383-8793 or ljpministry@incaglendale.org

La Leche League

Gives information and encouragement to mothers who want to nurse their babies. 1st Thursday of month, 7:30 pm, St. Michael’s Hall.

For more information contact: Renee DiGregorio at (818) 468-3368 or rmdigreg@earthlink.net

Legion of Mary

  • Senior Group: Evangelize through door to door visitation. Visit the sick and distribute communion to the home bound, to those in convalescent hospitals, retirement homes. Visit and pray with the patients at Leisure Glen Convalescent, Glen Park Retirement Home and Glenoaks Convalescent.
  • Junior Group: 18 years and younger. Evangelize by talking to classmates and friends. Distribute Miraculous Medals and Catholic leaflets. Sing Christmas Carols at convalescent hospitals. Earn community service hours by volunteering at the convalescent hospitals and retirement homes. Sunday 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in St. Michael’s Hall.

For more information contact: Sally Lim (818) 549-0178 or Maria Estavillo (818) 426-5269

Liturgy Committee   

The Liturgy Committee assists the Pastor and Director of Liturgy & Music in the planning all parish liturgical celebrations.

For more information contact: Les Rangel-Santos – Director of Liturgy & Music at 818-242-2579 ext. 130 or liturgy-music@incaglendale.org

Loaves and Fishes 

Collects food and personal hygiene items for the poor. Suggested items are posted in the church bulletin. Bring donations to the parish parking lot the 3rd Sunday of each month or take to Loaves & Fishes at 4322 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, 818-409-3080. Please do not bring donations to the Church or Parish Center as we have no available storage.

For more information contact: Jim Dyrness at (818) 246-7694 or jpdyrness@gmail.com

Marriage Encounter and Family Movement (MEFM)

The Marriage Encounter and Family Movement is under the auspices of the Office of Family Life, Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The mission of MEFM is to assist couples to bring God to the center of their relationships; to provide couples the opportunity to examine their lives together through dialogue and sharing of feelings at a Marriage Encounter Weekend (MEW); to help couples live out God’s plan for their lives with the one person God created just for them. We fulfill our mission under the loving patronage of our Blessed Virgin Mary.

MEFM’s Marriage Encounter Weekends are held at the Incarnation Community Center in Glendale twice a year in the months of June and November.

MEFM’s Spiritual Advisory Council (SAC) are:  Deacons Craig and Anne Marie Siegman, Roland and Lila Abalos, Rey and Lally Guiao and Gus and Onie Mora.

MEFM’s Website: www.mefmonline.org

For more information contact: Guing Ramos at (213) 637-7330 or mmramos@la-archdiocese.org  or Tony at (818) 956-3327

Outreach Committee

  • Sponsors the American Red Cross Blood Drive several times a year.
  • Promotes the annual 5K Crop Walk, which helps raise funds to combat local and international hunger.
  • Sponsors Meals on Wheels Benefit Luncheon.
  • Sponsors a dinner the 3rd Monday of each month at Ascencia, a Glendale Homeless Shelter.

For more information contact: Dr. Dan at (818)244-0547  or dccmiu@gmail.com

Patrician Catholic Discussion Group

The Patrician Catholic Discussion Group researchs, discusses, and shares the Catholic faith. Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday, A light dinner is offered at 6:30 pm. The meeting is from 7:00–9:00 pm, St. Michael’s Hall.

For more information contact: Sally Lim at (818) 549-0178

Safeguard the Children Committee 

Provide Virtus “Protecting All God’s Children Adult Awareness Session” training for those working in ministries to children.

For more information contact: Parish Office at (818)-242-2579

Spanish Prayer Group/Grupo de Oración en Español

The Spanish prayer group meets“Juntos en Cristo” Wednesday, 7:30 pm, St. Michael’s Hall/”Juntos en Cristo” Miércoles, 7:30 pm, Salón de San Miguel.

For more information contact: Nancy Barona at (818) 395-3761 or baronanancy@yahoo.com

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Provides assistance to the poor. We meet 1st Monday of month,  6:30 pm, Parish Center. Watch bulletin for Bundle Sundays throughout the year. For donation pickup call 1-800-974-3571. —Please do not bring donations to the Church or Parish Center as we have no available storage.

For more information contact: Jim Dyrness at (818) 246-7694 or jpdyrness@gmail.com

Women’s Guild

The Women’s Guild is a a fund raising organization to help further improvements to our Incarnation Community Center. We host the monthly barbecues after the morning Masses on the third Sunday of the month.

For more information contact:Marguerite Lincoln at (818) 956-1919 or mlincoln@goldbullet.com

Young in Spirit – Senior’s Club

The Young in Spirit group offers opportunities for seniors to gather and enjoy spiritual and social activities together. The group meets the 1st Wednesday of month, 12:00 noon, parish auditorium.

For more information contact: Louis Botticella at (818) 247-4899 or lcgrandsons@aol.com