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Migrant Ministry

The Saint Gabriel Migrant Ministry Team supports a group of Mexican Farm Workers who perform seasonal labor at a large commercial farm in Chesterfield County. Each year the Workers arrive in early April and return home in mid-November. The Migrant Ministry Team provides welcome kits containing personal items for the Farm Workers upon their arrival; hosts spring and fall picnics; and provides spiritual outreach. If you’re interested in  joining the Migrant Ministry Team please contact Dan Boyce at: [email protected] or complete the ministry commitment form by CLICKING HERE.

June 13, 2021 Sunday's picnic with the farm workers  

The weather was beautiful, the fellowship wonderful and the conversations lively. The farm workers greatly appreciate the picnic and the sense of community the gathering brings. As with past picnics the food was plentiful and delicious. The desserts, as always, were outstanding. The Tres Leches Cake went fast and the flan wasn't far behind!

 

 

Susie and Doris, St. Gabriel Migrant Ministry team members, assisting with family registration and translation (Spanish/English) at the Chesterfield Food Bank.

Farewell Meal Provided Nov. 1, 2020

The farm workers had a good season working on the farm and didn't have any health-related or emergency situations. They remain very appreciative of the assistance and "safety net" the Saint Gabriel's Migrant Ministry Team provides for them especially during this pandemic. We were able to provide a safe send-off meal delivered on Sun. Nov. 1st... see below.

   MEDICAL ASSISTANCE NEEDED

The Migrant Ministry is seeking a list of medical professionals willing to donate their services to help the migrants in our area. If you are interested in helping, please contact the parish office or email [email protected] .