diakonia

DIAKONIA - Greek word used in the Bible and early church for 'service, ministry' especially among the poor and the oppressed but also in the whole Church, for the sake of spreading the Kingdom of God on earth. It is an essential part of the apostolic, prophetic, evangelistic, pastoral and teaching ministry of all believers, sharing in the kingly, prophetic and priestly office of Christ. We engage in various services and ministry or, led by the Holy Spirit, create new opportunities to engage in the culture, Church and social life, thus making personal and communal impact. 

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
— Luke 4:18-19

We aspire to train and equip ALL people involved in DIAKONIA. In the next years we will offer skills training (ministry schools: classes & workshops), team training (leadership and discipleship in your area of expertese) and mentoring (personal instruction and advice) programs. 

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evangelization

Gathering

1.ALPHA. Spring and Fall: weekly meetings for 10 weeks with a retreat

2. COMMUNITY DINNER. Monthly in house hubs: Azusa, South El Monte, Santa Ana. 

3. OUTREACH: works of mercy, street power evangelization, parish/school missions. 

 

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discipleship

Growth

1. GATHERING. Monthly community gathering.

2. LIFE GROUPS. Bi-weekly women/men groups: CAFE, CAFE SOLO, GRIT.

3. STONE TO FLESH SCHOOL FO THE HEART. Weekly. 

3. MINISTRY SCHOOL. Monthly Equipping. 

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prayer & Fasting

Deepening

1. MINISTRY TEAMS: Prophetic, Healing and Deliverance for Mass, Adoration, Gatherings.

2. INTERCESSION: Quarterly local Intercession on locations during four fasting periods (Nativity Fast, Great Lent Fast, The Apostles Fast, Annunciation Fast)

3. DISCERNMENT: Gathering and praying through prophetic insights.

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worship

Beauty

1. MUSIC FOR LITURGY: Mass, Adoration. 

2. CHANTING in the Liturgy of the Hours.

3. MUSIC for Gatherings, Community Dinners, Alpha, Parish Missions and outreaches. 

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media

1. CINEMATOGRAPHY, EDITING. 

2. ENVIRONMENT PRODUCTION 

3. WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA. 

 
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hospitality

1. Creating the environment of belonging for Gatherings, Adorations, Mass, Agape, Stone to Flesh School of the Heart, Ministry Schools: creativity, food, welcoming.

2. Volunteers for events coordination and training. 

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liturgy

Altar service for monthly Adoration and occasional Masses

 

works of mercy

CONTEMPLATIVE ACTIVISM: We receive Father's love, we surrender to the Presence and Action of God and we act from the place of hearts transformed to exemplify true com-passion.

The true inner life makes the active life burn forth and consume everything. It makes us find Jesus in the dark holes of the slums, in the most pitiful miseries of the poor, in the God-Man naked on the cross, mournful, despised by all, the man of suffering, crushed like a worm by scourging and crucifixion.
— Mother Teresa of Culcutta
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Mesa Glen, Glendora

Weekly outreach: Sundays 10:30 am - 12:00pm.

Every Sunday morning, Stone To Flesh along with young adults from multiple local parishes meet at Mesa Glen Convalescent Home in Glendora to minister to the elderly. The Morning starts off with communion service at 10:30 am, followed by praise and worship, then prayer with any individuals that are bedridden.

Join us to care through prayer and by simply bringing joy to many people who have few or none left in life to visit them. The call to minister to the lonely and forgotten can be resounding at times, yet it is something that can quickly be brushed away. For those that hear the call to compassion and would like to answer swiftly, the opportunity awaits you.

Contact Vincent Munoz: sdcyam@gmail.com

Urban Mission, Pomona

Bi-monthly outreach in 2018: August 12, October 14, December 9

Urban Mission is working among the poor and post-incarcerated in the Pomona area. We are collaborating with St. Denis YAM serving there monthly in cooking, serving the food as well as establishing relationships and praying for the guests. 

This ministry has an ecumenical setting.

Contact Michael Ramirez for more details: rohkudus3@gmail.com 

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Skid Row

Weekly outreach: Saturdays 1:00pm (food making) or 3:00 (Skid Row) - 4:00pm

Friars and Sisters of the Franciscans Poor of Jesus Christ, an order which is being established in the Los Angeles, is leading bi-weekly Sunday outreach to the Skid Row (one of the largest stable populations, between 5,000 and 8,000, of homeless people in the United States). Join Fabiola Acosta's team in reaching out to the homeless and form relationships with the unreached poor for the purpose of preaching the Gospel with hands and words. 

Contact Fabiola Acosta:  facosta@magnoliapublicschools.org

 

Leadership