St. Monica Catholic Community is committed to the health and safety of our entire community.
As a church—like any faith-based organization—we are also committed to the spiritual and emotional well-being of those who need and seek it, especially in times of stress and anxiety.
In general, St. Monica remains open and operational to continue to serve the parishioners and ministries in our community. Parish staff will maintain daily work schedules and duties unless otherwise mandated by civic or parochial jurisdiction. The focus of our efforts is to provide accommodation and continuity of services to the sacramental life of the faithful. For example:
Concurrently, we invite all our parishioners to make decisions in the best interest of their households, families, and common-sense guidelines. Archbishop José H. Gomez has dispensed those in vulnerable categories such as the elderly and those with pre-conditions from the obligation to attend Mass. (Mar 11)
Our parish continues to be diligent in implementing all guidelines and precautions, especially:
We are closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and will take necessarily action as directed by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, as well as municipal agencies like the LA County Public Health Department, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.