St. Monica Gay and Lesbian Outreach Ministry (GLO) is a fellowship where gay and lesbian people of faith are welcomed to explore their spirituality and share their experience, strength, and hope with one another. In 2017, GLO will celebrate their 25-year anniversary since the ministry was first started at St. Monica.
We mostly communicate by email and through Facebook. If you haven't done so already, subscribe to our mailing list and join our group on Facebook!
GLO Beach Day in July!
Beat the heat with GLO as we take the party to the sand! Join us on Saturday, July 15th, starting at 12:00 pm. We'll meet at Will Rogers State Beach near Lifeguard Tower #18. Lot parking is available directly across from the Chevron station located at 14791 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, 90402 (on the West/Beach side of PCH). Get there early, as these lots fill up quickly! Parking rates range from $6 - $10. Carpooling, ride-sharing, and Uber/Lyft/Taxi are all encouraged!
GLO will provide light snacks and all of the libations! You just need to bring your beach chair, towel, sunscreen and $5.00! Umbrellas and volleyballs are also a great idea!
GLO Hike in August!
A number of GLO-ers have been wanting to plan a GLO hiking day for a while now, and we’re going to make it happen in August! Date, location, and details to follow – be sure to check your GLO emails when they arrive! If you’d like to be part of the planning, please contact Bill at 626-354-1455, or
Monthly Rosary – Led by GLO!
July 30th and August 27th
Pope Francis describes the Rosary as “Spiritual medicine for the heart, soul and the whole of life!”. The Rosary is led by Michael Kaczmarek from GLO, and we invite ALL members of the Parish to join us as we pray this powerful and beautiful prayer together! Join us in the ‘Spirit of St. Monica’ Room in the Caruso Center on Sunday, July 30th and Sunday, August 27th at 4:45 pm. Please contact Michael at for more information.
September ‘Back to School’ Meet and Greet – September 9
It seems a long way off; however, you’ll want to calendar this date now! Be sure to join us for some great food, better company, and incredible fellowship as we celebrate the end of Summer and move towards some great Fall events! Join us on Sunday, September 9th after the 5:30 Mass in the Auditorium – a full meal and great beverages - all for only $5.00!
Meet and Greet Committee:
Plans socials, informal activities and seasonal parties both on and offsite for the ministry.
Prayer and Retreats Committee:
Plans a variety of spiritual activities including retreats and evening prayer