Annual fundraiser helps mothers in need

By Staff     8/12/2019

If you bought a rose outside your church on Mother’s Day, there is a new mother, or soon-to-be new mother out there who thanks you. Your donation, along with hundreds of others, resulted in $36,239 being donated to Obria Medical Clinics of Southern California, as well as many other pro-life organizations that depend on your support. 

In its e-newsletter, Obria thanked the following parishes for their donations: 


Christ our Savior 

Holy Family, Seal Beach 

La Purisima 

Mission Basilica 

Our Lady of Mount Carmel 

Our Lady of Guadalupe Delhi 

Our Lady of Guadalupe Santa Ana 

Our Lady Queen of Angels 

San Antonio de Padua 

San Francisco Solano 

Santiago de Compostela 

St. Anne 

St. Joachim 

St. John Vianney 

St. Joseph 

St. Kilian 

St. Nicholas 

St. Norbert 

St. Thomas More 

St. Timothy 


In the San Antonio de Padua Respect Life Ministry update, Michael Cushing reported that the parish sent $1,200 in proceeds from its Mother’s Day rose sale to Obria.  


In addition to supporting Obria, the parish raised more than $20,000 through its Respect Life Ministry that supported Mary’s Path, the Santa Ana Life Center and Pennies From Heaven. Diapers, clothing and baby supplies were also donated to these organizations.