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RCIA - We are here to pray with you!

RCIA celebrates our Candidates in a prayerful ritual called the Penitential Rite

This is the time for our 13 baptized Candidates to be presented and prayed for as they begin their final preparation for their reception into Full Communion at Easter Vigil.  We invite you to pray for them:

 

+Cristina       +Peter            +Haley           +Joseph        +Michael       +Sarah           +Ariel   +Cory            

 

+Taylor          +Robert         +Melissa        +Deidre        +Mary

 

Faith Formation resources for Black History month

Week 3:

Upcoming Virtus® Sessions:

REGULAR SESSION (Protecting God's Children): 3-hour session

Mar. 10, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

 

RE-CERTIFICATION (Keeping the Promise Alive): 1½-hour session

Mar. 11, 11:30-1:30 p.m.

 

*Required for Parish Clergy, Staff, and Volunteers to participate in programs at St. Monica.

 

Click Here to Register!

 

Lenten blessing, peace, and stay safe,

The Faith Formation Team:

 

                                  Suzette Sornborger, Director                                    Dominik Gnirs, Assoc. Director

                                                                                  

 

Highlights

  • How is Lent calling you to a deeper prayer life this year?image2
  • If you’re a daughter, sister, mother, wife, or girlfriend, then Women of St. Monica is for you. Women of St. Monica is a faith sharing experience that is focused 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. Join us and let’s share our journeys together! Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm.  Click Here to Register ot Attend!
  • Mothers of Monica [MOMs] Ministry featured in the February issue of The Santa Monica Star:  Moms of Monica, Give Yourself a Break this 2021! “If you do one thing and one thing only this year, ditch the mom guilt and give yourself a little more grace. Moms change the world. To find out more about Mothers of Monica, go to”  Click Here to Read More about MOMs!

  • Our Lenten Small Groups pray and share together and lead us deeper through the reflections of the Lenten booklet. There is still time to join our groups hosted on Tuesday's midday and evening as well as Wednesday evening and Saturday morning. Click Here to Join!
  • Fishers of Men meet weekly via Zoom, sharing their faith and their lives. Before the work day starts, these men have been coming together for prayer and conversation on Wednesday morning!
  • BAPTISM ☩ CONFIRMATION ☩ EUCHARIST 
    These are the Sacraments of Initiation into the Church. RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Has your soul been yearning for more? Do you seek wisdom and knowledge beyond this world? Interested in following Christ? Contact: .

  • Children's Liturgy of the Word: Thank you, Grace Gasper, for guiding our families this week! Click Here for the Mass Portal.

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RCIA - We are here to pray with you!

RCIA celebrates our Candidates in a prayerful ritual called the Penitential Rite

This is the time for our 13 baptized Candidates to be presented and prayed for as they begin their final preparation for their reception into Full Communion at Easter Vigil.  We invite you to pray for them:

 

+Cristina       +Peter            +Haley           +Joseph        +Michael       +Sarah           +Ariel   +Cory            

 

+Taylor          +Robert         +Melissa        +Deidre        +Mary

 

Faith Formation resources for Black History month

Week 3:

Upcoming Virtus® Sessions:

REGULAR SESSION (Protecting God's Children): 3-hour session

Mar. 10, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

 

RE-CERTIFICATION (Keeping the Promise Alive): 1½-hour session

Mar. 11, 11:30-1:30 p.m.

 

*Required for Parish Clergy, Staff, and Volunteers to participate in programs at St. Monica.

 

Click Here to Register!

 

Lenten blessing, peace, and stay safe,

The Faith Formation Team:

 

                                  Suzette Sornborger, Director                                    Dominik Gnirs, Assoc. Director

                                                                                  

 

Highlights

  • How is Lent calling you to a deeper prayer life this year?image2
  • If you’re a daughter, sister, mother, wife, or girlfriend, then Women of St. Monica is for you. Women of St. Monica is a faith sharing experience that is focused 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. Join us and let’s share our journeys together! Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm.  Click Here to Register ot Attend!
  • Mothers of Monica [MOMs] Ministry featured in the February issue of The Santa Monica Star:  Moms of Monica, Give Yourself a Break this 2021! “If you do one thing and one thing only this year, ditch the mom guilt and give yourself a little more grace. Moms change the world. To find out more about Mothers of Monica, go to”  Click Here to Read More about MOMs!

  • Our Lenten Small Groups pray and share together and lead us deeper through the reflections of the Lenten booklet. There is still time to join our groups hosted on Tuesday's midday and evening as well as Wednesday evening and Saturday morning. Click Here to Join!
  • Fishers of Men meet weekly via Zoom, sharing their faith and their lives. Before the work day starts, these men have been coming together for prayer and conversation on Wednesday morning!
  • BAPTISM ☩ CONFIRMATION ☩ EUCHARIST 
    These are the Sacraments of Initiation into the Church. RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Has your soul been yearning for more? Do you seek wisdom and knowledge beyond this world? Interested in following Christ? Contact: .

  • Children's Liturgy of the Word: Thank you, Grace Gasper, for guiding our families this week! Click Here for the Mass Portal.

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CRS Rice Bowl

 

 

CRS Rice Bowl is a Lenten faith-in-action program for families and faith communities. The program invites Catholics to live in solidarity with our poorest and most vulnerable brothers and sisters through the three Lenten pillars of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Participants pray over what sacrifice they would like to make this Lent and use the CRS Rice Bowl as a tool for collecting their Lenten alms. At the end of Lent, alms are collected and sent to CRS to support projects around the world. 

 

Faith Formation Age 3-Grade 8

Families Sharing Faith @ Home
Lent is Here!

Today is the Second Sunday of Lent.   Lent is a great opportunity to involve the whole family in a Lenten practice of PRAYER:  an opportunity to spend time with God and deepen our relationship with Him.  FASTING:  when we fast it helps us to remove obstacles between ourselves and God.  GIVING:  helps us serve those in need and live Jesus’ message of love.  These traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and giving alms, remind us that we need God in our lives. Another reminder during Lent is the opportunity to clean out the “cobwebs” and to go to Confession.

 

Confession can seem so daunting.  I try to think of it as gift, a gift to myself and my relationship with God.  Lent always feels like an appropriate time to go to Confession.  I invite you to receive this great gift for yourself!              

 

“Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin. All hope consists in confession. In confession there is a chance for mercy. Believe it firmly. Do not doubt, do not hesitate, never despair of the mercy of God. Hope and have confidence in confession.”  - St. Isidore of Seville from Lamentations of a Sinful Soul 

 

Some thoughts or ideas to consider this week:

  • Can you name a moment in your life when you felt God was present to you? What effect did that experience have on your life?
  • Share with your child stories of how your faith in Jesus has helped you. Assure your child of your love for him or her. Let your child know that he or she can always count on your love and on the love of Jesus.
  • Go on a treasure hunt. See how many places you can find signs of Jesus' presence.
  • Use the responsorial prayer for this week as your family prayer: "I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living."

 

FAMILY TABLE TALK – A Lenten Faith Journey with Catholic Relief Services and Rice Bowl

  • Place your CRS Rice Bowl and your Lenten Calendar in a prominent place for daily use.
  • Pray – table blessing, including petitions and thanksgiving.
  • Faith Talk Continuum – whether you chose the tradition of “giving something up” for Lent, this year or “doing something extra” for someone, or letting go of something like a grudge, expectations, envy, angry, etc., discuss how this experience is going for you, how is it helping you to grow in your faith?
  • Rice Bowl Reflection – Watch the Rice Bowl videos on crsricebowl.org or click on this video link. Ask what can I/we offer to the Rice Bowl collection today?
For more information or questions contact Suzette Sornborger at 
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Confirmation

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Our confirmation team continues to accompany the teens through their journey to the sacrament. 

 

Registration is closed for this year. 

 

For more information please go to Teen Confirmation. Contact Dominik Gnirs, (213) 804 7261

 

We look forward to sprinting ahead with you!

Adult Faith Formation

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

 

Click Here for the Catholic Conversations page!

 

Reflections with Jim Finley
Lenten Morning Reflection with Jim Finley

Saturday, Feb. 27 | 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon | Registration information coming soon!

Click below for previous recorded Reflections with Jim Finley!

 

Click Here to Watch the Video.

 

Gather + Pray + Grow in Christ
'From Wild Man to Wise Man:' A Communal Reading on Male Spirituality

Beginning Sep. 23. Click the link above, or contact Dominik at  or (213) 804-7261.

 

Click Here for the Communal Reading page!

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:  .

 

Click here for the Christian Meditation page!

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 with Fr. Prosper

Fr. Prosper will lead a bible study on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. - Click Below to Register!

 

Click here for the Scripture Encounter Page!

 

 


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Mass

Mon-Sat 12:10p - Livestream

Mon, Wed & Fri 8a - Outdoors on Duval Patio

 

Sat Vigil 3:30p - Outdoors on Hilton School Yard Lawn

 

Sun 9:30a & 5:30p - Livestream

Sun 11a - Outdoor Communion Procession

Sun 3:30p - Outdoors on Hilton School Yard Lawn

 

Confession

Mon-Fri 5:30-6:30p

Please arrive by 6p.

Sat 2:30-3:00p

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