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To advance the work of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish and school in service to our faith, we ask for your support. Please join us on this remarkable journey by making a pledge or gift to this extraordinary endeavor.  Thank You!

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Need Help? Any Questions? Email or call our office manager Jamie at: [email protected] or 310-372-7077 x228

OUR GOAL

To have 100% of our parish families be part of this historic campaign.  We ask everyone to prayerfully consider a pledge. (Pledge at whatever amount you can, but I am suggesting $2/day for the next 3 years; a $2,000 pledge.) If every parish and school family participates, we will be able to complete this building project!  You are important to the success of the Campaign! It is also my desire as pastor, that when this project is complete in 2021, that every member of our Parish will come to church each Sunday, or drop their children off at school each day and when seeing the addition to be reminded that this is something we all accomplished together! Peace, Fr. Paul

OUR PROGRESS

To date, we have collected $3.96 Million in cash and pledges. Thank You!  This is an incredible achievement and we are so grateful; however, there is still more to go.  We are accepting donations to cover the additional costs of the projects such as furniture, equipment, and more. So there is still time to have your name (or the name of a loved one) on our donor wall by making a donation or pledge of $2,000 or more.  (Donations or Pledges of $5,000 or $10,000 will have larger font recognition on our donor wall.) Thank you to all who have helped so far, in both large ways and small ways.

Virtual Walkthrough

The Project is underway and we expect completion by End of 2021!

I hope you have had a chance to see the progress of our building project! We are currently on schedule to complete construction end of year 2021.  I want to again thank all our donors! Additionally, although we are blessed to have gotten this far, the original price of construction did not include Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment, plus there are some additional odds and ends; staircase from the church to the patio, new entrance courtyard to school, and retrofit of the current school offices to be used for ministry.  So, we still can use, and need your additional donations. Remember a donation of $2,000 or more will allow your name to be on our donor wall.

Brief Project Overview

This project is an addition to our existing School building to benefit our entire parish, both the school and church communities. The blue shows the new addition this projects adds that contains; A Fine Arts/Music Room, a STEM Lab, office space and meeting space. Additionally, there will be an outdoor gathering area added outside the church and Music Room, and the current school office space will be converted to dedicated ministry space. The entire project is being added to the second floor, so that we have as much parking as currently (we actually will gain about 6 spaces) and we will have an ADA Elevator and underneath the outdoor gathering area is a picnic area with outdoor grill and sink.

Our History

In the spring of 1920, “Miss Dewey”, a parishioner of St. James Church (the only Catholic parish at the time in the South Bay) encountered a group of young children frolicking on a dusty road in the hills of North Redondo Beach, CA. Never having seen these children at St. James, she asked them where they went to church. One answered, “To the Placita Church when our father can take us.” Little Juanita Martinez replied, “What is church? I have never been to church.” Shocked, Miss Dewey was moved to action with great apostolic zeal and generosity of heart to take these children to church and teach them the faith by beginning catechism classes for these children. Primarily through her efforts and those of the community of St. James, these children and their families grew in their faith and in 1927, the first Mass was celebrated in the “hall” of the Guadalupe Mission serving all the Spanish-speaking people of the South Bay.

On February 14, 1958, the Mission of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Hermosa Beach was raised to the canonical status of a parish, the parish we are proud to be a part of today. It has been almost 100 years since the mission of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus to our community began. It has been almost 90 years since the first Mass was celebrated for our community rich in diversity and gifts for the service of God’s kingdom. It has been almost 60 years that our parish and school has continued to grow and form our young children in faith and excellence in academics to become good citizens and disciples of God’s kingdom. It is a proud vocation and tradition entrusted to us today.

Our Needs

Nearly 10 years have passed since our parish gathered to rededicate our newly renovated church building to the patronage of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This much-needed renovation of the church building, friary, and the offices was only accomplished by the generosity and hard work of all our parishioners here in our community.

Our growth and development have brought us now into a moment of great opportunity and excitement. With more than 1600 families attending Sunday Mass each week, and the growth of the School’s enrollment in recent years, we find that we are in need of more space. Our plan is to build a multipurpose facility – one that would include space for administration, meeting, ministry,  gatherings and a science lab and a music/technology classroom.

This new building project will gives our school a state of the art STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) lab, a music/arts room, new  meeting and office space, and will give our church from 3 – 6 rooms dedicated for ministry, shared use of the hall, music/arts room, and a beautiful gathering space just outside the church doors.

Join Us

To advance the work of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish and school in service to our faith, we ask for your support. Please join us on this remarkable journey by making a pledge or gift to this extraordinary endeavor.  Thank You!

Need Help? Any Questions? Email or call our office manager Jamie at: [email protected] or 310-372-7077 x228

Gift Matching

Company matching gifts increase the IMPACT of your support!  More than 1,000 companies offer matching gift programs that can double, or even triple, your pledge/gift.

Find out if your company matches charitable contributions, or learn more about your company’s matching gift program by using our Company Search feature.