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. Recently, the ministry has been working with Chesterfield County school officials to assist recently arrived migrant students. If you’re interested in  joining the Migrant Ministry Team please contact Dan Boyce at: danboyce@gwmail.gwu.edu or complete the ministry commitment form by CLICKING HERE.


May 21, 2023 Welcome Picnic with the farm workers

After the food was blessed, we enjoyed a picnic of chicken and beef fajitas, refried beans, rice, and salad, along with side dishes provided by the ministry's members. We also had the blessing of a real "cultural exchange." In addition to the food provided by the ministry, the farm workers prepared several of their favorite Mexican dishes to share at the picnic!


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



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 lisa.gorton@saintgabriel.org .