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Speaking with Candor

logo inglese jepgPope Francis speaks clearly and frankly about issues that matter and he expects others to do the same. I remember how impactful it was when he opened the synod on the family a few years ago with the request to all his bishops and cardinals to speak with courage and frankness (parrhesia). He told them that: “If you say something I do not like, I have to listen even more, because everyone has the right to be heard, just as everyone has the right to speak.” Such a moment has arrived now for the whole catholic church. Pope Francis called for a Synod on Synodality, let’s translate that into: figuring out how to figure out things together in the future. 

 

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles and St. Monica are answering Pope Francis’ call. We will host a special presentation of Catholic Conversation on Thursday, Feb 3 with the archdiocesan coordinator of the synodal process, Karen Luna, and the two Thursdays after, Feb 10 and Feb 17, we will have listening sessions on Zoom to gather the voices of our community, to talk about dialogue, mission and discernment, and then we will submit a report to the Archdiocese. Reports from parishes all over the world are being synthesized by dioceses and bishops’ conferences and they will be a foundation for Pope Francis’ synod with his bishops in 2023. Make your voice heard and join us for those three evenings: Click Here to Join us!
 

The Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) is offered by Erin, Michael and Amelie. Thank you for sharing with our families.

 

Highlights

  • The Spirituality Center offers opportunities for Spiritual Chats, Spiritual Direction, Retreats, Speaker Series, and more! Click Here for The Spirituality Center Webpage!
  • Men's Cornerstone Retreat and Women's Cornerstone Reunion have been postponed until the sping - Click Here to Learn More!
  • Scripture Encounter Saturday Series with Fr. Prosper journeys together through the books of Judges and Kings, learning and discussing faith and Scripture in the context of concrete biblical figures. Every Saturday!  Click Here to Learn More!
  • Women of St. Monica on the Journey is taking a break.  Click Here to Learn More!
  • MOMs: All Moms are welcome to join this special ministry, Tuesday nights via Zoom at 7:00 p.m. Find our more: Mothers of Monica [MOMs] Ministry 
  • Fishers of Men: Even before the workday starts, these men have been coming together for prayers and conversation on Wednesday mornings. These men have been meeting weekly on Zoom, sharing the faith and their lives. Contact Lloyd Fredericks at (310)493-0933, if you would like to participate.
  • Morning Prayerwe lift up our community and the entire church as well as consecrate our day to the Lord. Our small community greets the day with morning praise – prayer with the Psalms of David from the Hebrew Scriptures, petitions and prayer. 
  • Legion of Mary meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Duval Center. For over sixty-five years the Legion of Mary has been gathering on Tuesday. Come pray with them and learn more about Mary’s role in your life.
  • Junior Legion of Mary invites Middle School and High School youth to gather on Saturday morning from 8:45-10:00am to learn more about Mary and to pray the Rosary together.
Called to Serve

God calls each one of us to bring our gifts and charisms to build the Kingdom of God. Do you feel a tug towards serving in a ministry? Do you need help discerning? Talk with us and we will be happy to help you!

 

We are here to support you - reach out to us to participate or volunteer, or to just learn about our ministry opportunities!

Many blessings,

The Faith Formation Team:

 

                           Suzette Sornborger, Pastoral Associate & Director         Dominik Gnirs, Assoc. Director

                                                                                   

 

Calendar

23Jan
Children's Liturgy of the Word Sunday, Jan 23 - All Day
23Jan
Confirmation Year 2 Sunday, Jan 23 @ 10:45 AM
23Jan
Faith Formation Sessions - Year 1 & 2 Sunday, Jan 23 @ 10:45 AM
23Jan
Confirmation - Online Tracks Sunday, Jan 23 @ 7:00 PM
24Jan
RCIA Meeting Monday, Jan 24 @ 7:00 PM
25Jan
Legion of Mary Tuesday, Jan 25 @ 7:00 PM
25Jan
Mothers of Monica [MOMs] Ministry Tuesday, Jan 25 @ 7:00 PM
26Jan
Marriage Information Night Wednesday, Jan 26 @ 7:00 PM
30Jan
Children's Liturgy of the Word Sunday, Jan 30 - All Day
30Jan
Confirmation Sessions: Year II - Online Sunday, Jan 30 @ 10:45 AM

 

Speaking with Candor

logo inglese jepgPope Francis speaks clearly and frankly about issues that matter and he expects others to do the same. I remember how impactful it was when he opened the synod on the family a few years ago with the request to all his bishops and cardinals to speak with courage and frankness (parrhesia). He told them that: “If you say something I do not like, I have to listen even more, because everyone has the right to be heard, just as everyone has the right to speak.” Such a moment has arrived now for the whole catholic church. Pope Francis called for a Synod on Synodality, let’s translate that into: figuring out how to figure out things together in the future. 

 

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles and St. Monica are answering Pope Francis’ call. We will host a special presentation of Catholic Conversation on Thursday, Feb 3 with the archdiocesan coordinator of the synodal process, Karen Luna, and the two Thursdays after, Feb 10 and Feb 17, we will have listening sessions on Zoom to gather the voices of our community, to talk about dialogue, mission and discernment, and then we will submit a report to the Archdiocese. Reports from parishes all over the world are being synthesized by dioceses and bishops’ conferences and they will be a foundation for Pope Francis’ synod with his bishops in 2023. Make your voice heard and join us for those three evenings: Click Here to Join us!
 

The Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) is offered by Erin, Michael and Amelie. Thank you for sharing with our families.

 

Highlights

  • The Spirituality Center offers opportunities for Spiritual Chats, Spiritual Direction, Retreats, Speaker Series, and more! Click Here for The Spirituality Center Webpage!
  • Men's Cornerstone Retreat and Women's Cornerstone Reunion have been postponed until the sping - Click Here to Learn More!
  • Scripture Encounter Saturday Series with Fr. Prosper journeys together through the books of Judges and Kings, learning and discussing faith and Scripture in the context of concrete biblical figures. Every Saturday!  Click Here to Learn More!
  • Women of St. Monica on the Journey is taking a break.  Click Here to Learn More!
  • MOMs: All Moms are welcome to join this special ministry, Tuesday nights via Zoom at 7:00 p.m. Find our more: Mothers of Monica [MOMs] Ministry 
  • Fishers of Men: Even before the workday starts, these men have been coming together for prayers and conversation on Wednesday mornings. These men have been meeting weekly on Zoom, sharing the faith and their lives. Contact Lloyd Fredericks at (310)493-0933, if you would like to participate.
  • Morning Prayerwe lift up our community and the entire church as well as consecrate our day to the Lord. Our small community greets the day with morning praise – prayer with the Psalms of David from the Hebrew Scriptures, petitions and prayer. 
  • Legion of Mary meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Duval Center. For over sixty-five years the Legion of Mary has been gathering on Tuesday. Come pray with them and learn more about Mary’s role in your life.
  • Junior Legion of Mary invites Middle School and High School youth to gather on Saturday morning from 8:45-10:00am to learn more about Mary and to pray the Rosary together.
Called to Serve

God calls each one of us to bring our gifts and charisms to build the Kingdom of God. Do you feel a tug towards serving in a ministry? Do you need help discerning? Talk with us and we will be happy to help you!

 

We are here to support you - reach out to us to participate or volunteer, or to just learn about our ministry opportunities!

Many blessings,

The Faith Formation Team:

 

                           Suzette Sornborger, Pastoral Associate & Director         Dominik Gnirs, Assoc. Director

                                                                                   

 

Calendar

23Jan
Children's Liturgy of the Word Sunday, Jan 23 - All Day
23Jan
Confirmation Year 2 Sunday, Jan 23 @ 10:45 AM
23Jan
Faith Formation Sessions - Year 1 & 2 Sunday, Jan 23 @ 10:45 AM
23Jan
Confirmation - Online Tracks Sunday, Jan 23 @ 7:00 PM
24Jan
RCIA Meeting Monday, Jan 24 @ 7:00 PM
25Jan
Legion of Mary Tuesday, Jan 25 @ 7:00 PM
25Jan
Mothers of Monica [MOMs] Ministry Tuesday, Jan 25 @ 7:00 PM
26Jan
Marriage Information Night Wednesday, Jan 26 @ 7:00 PM
30Jan
Children's Liturgy of the Word Sunday, Jan 30 - All Day
30Jan
Confirmation Sessions: Year II - Online Sunday, Jan 30 @ 10:45 AM

 

Faith Formation Age 3-Grade 8

How can we Make Ordinary Time Extraordinary in our Lives?

ffA few thoughts from Our Sunday Visitor and Loyola Press Sunday Connection

 

This Sunday's Gospel is from Luke.  Luke shares that Jesus was the one sent by God to bring salvation to the world. Jesus announced this mission sharing the message of the prophet Isaiah: glad tidings will be brought to the poor, liberty to captives, recovery of sight for the blind, and freedom for the oppressed. We are called with the task of continuing the mission that Jesus began. Jesus set the framework for all of us when he announced his ministry in today's Gospel. Jesus also gave us the helper we would need to enable us to participate in his mission. The Holy Spirit has been given to us so that we, the Church, might serve the Kingdom of God.

Jesus is present to each of us in a different way. Tell about a time that you knew Jesus was with you. Can you remember a moment or situation in your life where Jesus was present. What are some situations or places where you wish that Jesus was more visible? Jesus came to bring glad tidings to the poor and set free the enslaved. How has this mission of Christ in the world affected you personally?

 

A few ideas to get us started:

  • Jesus is present in Sacred Scripture. Make a special place of honor for your family Bible. Let it become a reminder to the family of Jesus’ presence. Family members can take turns during the week reading a favorite Scripture passage before the evening meal.
  • Gather the family together and light a candle. Allow time for each family member to reflect on a time when he or she felt Jesus’ presence in a special way. Have each person tell about the experience.
  • Take out pictures from your family photo album and give one picture to each family member. Share the family stories in the pictures. Talk about how Jesus is present in the life and love that you share as a family.
  • Have each family member write one or two statements from Scripture that they will live out this week. Post the statements on the refrigerator. At the end of the week, before dinner, talk about what each family member did and how he or she felt Jesus’ presence during the week.
For more information or questions contact Suzette Sornborger at 
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Confirmation

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Registration for the confirmation program will open in August.

 

For more information go to Teen Confirmation or contact Dominik Gnirs, (213) 804 7261

 

 

 

 

City of Saints 2021

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Thank you to all our teens who participated! It was a fun-filled day, especially being together in-person!

 

Adult Faith Formation

RCIA

For more information or questions contact, Suzette Sornborger at  or Dominik Gnirs at

Adult Confirmation

Confirmation calls upon us the Holy Spirit, confirming our baptismal call to follow Jesus. Have you not received the sacrament yet and are you an adult? Join us for this year’s adult confirmation preparation, starting this Saturday. For more information, please reach out to Suzette or Dominik. S or .

 

Catholic Conversations
Catholic Conversations will be back in the Fall.

Check out the Catholic Conversations page for past recordings, upcoming events, speaker bios, and more!

  

Click Here for our Events Archive!.

Reflections with Jim Finley
Click below for previously recorded Reflections with Jim Finley!

 

Click Here for our Events Archive!.

 

Gather + Pray + Grow in Christ
Christian Meditation

We have joined another WCCM group on Tuesday evenings via Zoom for meditation — the facilitator is a former member of our group who now resides in Orange County and leads a group at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Long Beach. Others interested are welcome to join should email:  .

Women of St. Monica

“We all have a Wonder Woman inside of us." Women of St. Monica is a faith sharing experience that focuses on bringing out the creative feminine spirit. Through this fellowship with God and each other, we make new connections and journey together in our calling to be women of God

 

Click here for the Women of St. Monica page!

 

Mother's of Monica (MOMs) Ministry

Being a mom is one of the most rewarding vocations, but it can also be emotionally taxing, in both good and harmful ways. Mother's of Monica (MOMs) is a weekly gathering of moms from all walks of life, backgrounds, and circumstances. Come be fed so you can feed! - Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

 

Click here for the Mother's of Monica (MOMs) page!

Fishers of Men

The Fishers of Men group is still meeting at their regular time via Zoom meetings, sharing faith and breaking into small groups to have conversations about their journey. Contact Lloyd Fredericks at (310) 493-0933, if you would like to participate.  

 

Click here for the Fishers of Men page! 

Scripture Encounter: Saturday Series & Acts of the Apostles

We offer two options for individuals: Saturday Series, drop-ins welcome led by Fr. Prosper. Beginning in May, we will offer a more structured small-group focused study of the Acts of the Apostles. Click below to learn more and register!

 

Click here for the Scripture Encounter Page!

 


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23Jan
Children's Liturgy of the Word Sunday, Jan 23 - All Day
23Jan
Confirmation Year 2 Sunday, Jan 23 @ 10:45 AM
23Jan
Faith Formation Sessions - Year 1 & 2 Sunday, Jan 23 @ 10:45 AM
23Jan
Confirmation - Online Tracks Sunday, Jan 23 @ 7:00 PM
24Jan
TTF Drop-In Lounge: Virtual Vacation Monday, Jan 24 @ 7:00 AM
24Jan
RCIA Meeting Monday, Jan 24 @ 7:00 PM
25Jan
Legion of Mary Tuesday, Jan 25 @ 7:00 PM
25Jan
Mothers of Monica [MOMs] Ministry Tuesday, Jan 25 @ 7:00 PM
26Jan
JustFaith: Faith and Poverty Series Wednesday, Jan 26 - All Day

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