Introducing a faith formation and volunteering opportunity each week, we are kicking it off with Early Childhood Education, our program for kids 3 years old through kindergarten. With those little ones, it is all about having fun, interactive activities in which they learn and experience Jesus’ love for us. Through crafts, music and movement, they can be together in this once-a-month program. Volunteers serving in Early Childhood Education enjoy playing, crafting and singing with kids while helping them to know more about God’s love. A good starting point for families is through MOMs of St. Monica will be gathering In Person for a summertime playgroup on the following Saturdays: July 9 & July 23, Aug 13 & Aug 27 from 10am-12pm. All MOMs are welcome! Bring your children, snacks and meet us at the Play Structure on the Schoolyard. Contact for more information.
We went on an “off road” adventure through colorful canyons and sunbaked trails of the southwest. We explored God’s awesomeness and the depth of His love for each of us and together formed a “rock-solid" faith! This is what we learned:
“God loves me no matter what!” “God is everywhere!” "God is in charge!”
"God is stronger than anything!” and “God is surprising!”
We will be in-person this week during the 9:30 a.m. Mass - thank you Erin, Michael, and Amelie, for sharing your faith with our families this weekend ONLINE!
Participate in a 9-month experience of weekly spiritual direction based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola with a Director In-Training starting in September 2022.
The Faith Formation Team:
Suzette Sornborger, Pastoral Associate & Director Dominik Gnirs, Assoc. Director
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!
In today’s Gospel, Jesus talks about what it means to be his follower. Jesus tells the disciples that following him means making the choice to put him first, above all else. Following Jesus means making God the center of our lives. When we have a choice to make, how do you choose to put Jesus first, even when it’s hard. What action do we take in your heart and mind to put Jesus first and be a good disciple?
A few ideas and questions to consider from Our Sunday Visitor:
Registration for the confirmation program will open in August.
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 .
Check out the Catholic Conversations page for past recordings, upcoming events, speaker bios, and more!
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: .
“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
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.
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.
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!