Celebrating Our Past and Igniting Our Future

Our Sesquicentennial Celebration Events

Get Started on September 11th, 2016! -

It’s happening!  We are rolling toward one of the most significant anniversaries in the history of the San Gabriel Valley since California statehood!  Really!  The first alternative to California’s Roman Catholic Mission chain to root in the San Gabriel Valley—The Church of Our Saviour, San Gabriel!  No other churches were allowed before statehood under Spanish and Mexican rule and others tried after 1850, but none “rooted” until 1867—our founding year.

This is History.  This is Faith.  This is amazing grace! 

This is “Celebrating Our Past + Igniting Our Future!”

Read on to see our initial plans and get on board to celebrate! 

Great things are coming because great things have been!

We enter our 150th year celebrations with Our Saviour Sunday Eucharists on September 11th and we follow those celebrations with a luncheon and discussion lead by the author of the book that 70 MEMBERS of the Parish have purchased, DON BENITO WILSON, FROM MOUNTAIN MAN TO MAYOR by Nat B. Read.   Benjamin (Benito, affectionately in Spanish) Wilson was one of the FOUNDING FATHERS of C.O.S.!  Mr. Read will speak to us over a sit-down lunch, catered by Harambee – our partner in ministry to young Christian students in Northwest Pasadena!

HERE’s the PLAN – It’s going to be a Fund-Raiser to support the events of

“Celebrating Our Past + Igniting Our Future!” and I hope to get $20,000.00 for COMMUNICATIONS expenses.  Yes, communications are KEY to the year’s events.

Here’s how:  NO ONE goes hungry.  We will “comp” tickets for anyone!  I’m going to ask you to pay $30 for the meal which costs us $17 to provide (including the “comp” meals).  That’s a start to raising the money.     

AND…  I’m looking for AT LEAST FIVE “Celebrating Our Past + Igniting Our Future!” Backers to MATCH – say, dollar for dollar or maybe more/maybe less per dollar.  Assuming 145 meals with 120 meals @$30 and 25 “comp” meals, that makes a base of approximately $3,600 to be matched.  If five people match that, we have 6 x 3600 or near $20,000 after meal expenses are paid to Harambee!

So, $30 for lunch?, you say incredulously!  YOU’RE NOT just buying lunch.  You’re blessing the first non-Mission church in the entire San Gabriel Valley with the funds to tell people about our “Celebrating Our Past + Igniting Our Future!”

So pay an extra $30 and invite a friend and get a match of hopefully FIVE times your lunch ticket to help us top our goal!

More information and details as we go, but TELL ME NOW WHAT YOU THINK!! And click the link below NOW and keep reading about “Celebrating Our Past + Igniting Our Future!”:

Thank you