Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Outreach Helping Many

Knights of Columbus group at Christmas tree sale.

Knights of Columbus group at Christmas tree sale.

The generous congregation of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Doral contributed two tons of food and more than $1,000 in cash and gift cards to help make the Thanksgiving Day dinners for those less fortunate a good one.

As always, the Boy Scouts were also on hand after mass helping collect donations while many others helped orchestrate this very successful food drive.

 Tony Samito (left), Luis Ochoa and Father Israel Mago help trim tree the morning after Thanksgiving at Doral Charter High School.

Tony Samito (left), Luis Ochoa and Father Israel Mago help trim tree the morning after Thanksgiving at Doral Charter High School.

Fr. Israel Mago,pastor, gave thanks to David Iglesias and Palmetto Ford for providing trucks and helping deliver collected food donations to those in need.

For a congregation without a physical church building, you would never know it by all its members have accomplished from participating in Emmaus Retreats to organizing CCD Classes, Bible Study, Choir and more.

In addition, the church has just organized a Youth Group that promises to offer teens of age14-18 live music, activities, camps, faith formation, retreats and more. The group meets every other Thursday from 7 – 8:30 p.m. For more youth details, visit <www.facebook.com/guadalupe.doral>.

The Our Lady of Guadalupe Knights of Columbus is also a very active group. After a successful golf tournament, the male group tackled another new venture that proved a success: pre selling more than 150 Christmas trees and wreathes, all delivered the day after Thanksgiving. The weather could not have been better for this first time fundraiser.

Fr. Mago was among the men on hand to help out that morning and as an added bonus, provided a blessing for the trees as they were trimmed and loaded into waiting cars of his many parishioners.

Among those helping were Luis Ochoa and Tony Samito, two of several K of C’rs orchestrating this great kickoff to the Christmas season, so successful it’s now expected to become a tradition.

For more information on all church activities, call 305-593-6123.

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