Today, August 27, is the Feast Day of Saint Monica, and our community continues to uphold Saint Monica as our model of steadfast faith and love #StillStMonica #NeverGiveUp
We invite you to join us in celebration all weekend long. Today, we will offer our 12:10 p.m. Daily Livestream Mass in a special way, remembering Saint Monica and her dedication to an active prayer life, that we should all model her resilience in the face of uncertainty and doubt.
Our parish-wide celebration will culminate in a weekend feast: our Litugries will feature a special rendition of Gathered Today, original composed by Greg Hayakawa, former Director of Music. We will also debut a special multifaceted media tribute honoring Saint Monica, which will premiere during the prelude to our Livestream Masses, including a special song prepared by our St. Monica virtual choir. Make sure to tune in 10 minutes earlier to both the 9:30 a.m. and the 5:30 p.m. Livestream Masses to view our community honor Saint Monica and the many Monicas throughout our community, that inspire us to never give up.
Starting on Sunday, you can also see our homage to Saint Monica, our dear patroness, including a visual album of sights and sounds to mark the occasion of her Feast Day. Learn more about Saint Monica, as a historical figure, as well as the mother, early African Christian, and Saint.
The Feast Day of Saint Monica deserves a great party: a chance to gather and share with our community. This weekend we will debut Sunday Nite Live, a virtual Wine and Cheese gathering at 6:30 p.m., as well as our Coffee and Donuts Event on Sunday morning after the 9:30 a.m. Livestream Mass. We are here for each other in spirit and love, as our beloved Saint Monica was for her son.
We do not want to forget, in the midst of our celebrations, the fact that we have much sorrow and uncertainty in our world. We will host a Novena for Racial Justice starting on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. We will be asking for the intercession of Saint Monica, our beloved Mother from Tagaste (Modern day: Souk Ahras, Algeria), for an end to all injustices and abuses in this world, along with many saints that represent the beauty and diversity of our worldwide Church.
Devoted daughter, wife
mother and friend... you saw in all people
the goodness and light of God.
Universal model of Christian life,
you created within your heart and home
a sanctuary for God and a welcome for all.
We ask that you intercede with God for us
that we also may be people of faith
and continue to grow each day
in our love for God and for each other.
pray for us.