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Catholic Conversations is back in full swing. This next session will premiere Thursday, Nov. 4 at 7:00 p.m. featuring Cambria Tortorelli on Cultivating Gratitude (Even in the Most Difficult of Circumstance). Cambria, CEO of the International Institute of Los Angeles, a nonprofit that among many other things, currently is helping to resettle refugees from Afghanistan. Cambria will be coming to us with real-world examples on how to deal with difficult circumstances. 

  • The Spirituality Center offers opportunities for Spiritual Chats, Spiritual Direction, Retreats, Speaker Series, and more! Click Here for The Spirituality Center Webpage!
  • Scripture Encounter Saturday Series with Fr. Propser journeys together through the books of Judges and Kings, learning and discussing faith and Scripture in the context of concrete biblical figures. Click Here to Learn More!
  • Art of Living and Breathing Retreat is back - this retreat is geared toward reducing stress and finding deep levels of interior silence, Oct. 29-31, stmonica.net/artofliving
  • Confirmation is looking for volunteers - So many teens want to be confirmed and who will share the faith with them? If you are interested, contact Dominik at  or  Suzette at  to serve in faith formation.
  • Women of St. Monica on the Journey gather the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. For 1 hour, make connections, reconnect with others and journey together in our call to be women of God. 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.

We are here to support you. Please reach out to us to know more about these and other ministries, especially if you feel called to participate or volunteer!

Many blessings,

The Faith Formation Team:

 

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

                                                                                   

 

Calendar

 

Highlights

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211013 cambria tortorelli web slider

Catholic Conversations is back in full swing. This next session will premiere Thursday, Nov. 4 at 7:00 p.m. featuring Cambria Tortorelli on Cultivating Gratitude (Even in the Most Difficult of Circumstance). Cambria, CEO of the International Institute of Los Angeles, a nonprofit that among many other things, currently is helping to resettle refugees from Afghanistan. Cambria will be coming to us with real-world examples on how to deal with difficult circumstances. 

  • The Spirituality Center offers opportunities for Spiritual Chats, Spiritual Direction, Retreats, Speaker Series, and more! Click Here for The Spirituality Center Webpage!
  • Scripture Encounter Saturday Series with Fr. Propser journeys together through the books of Judges and Kings, learning and discussing faith and Scripture in the context of concrete biblical figures. Click Here to Learn More!
  • Art of Living and Breathing Retreat is back - this retreat is geared toward reducing stress and finding deep levels of interior silence, Oct. 29-31, stmonica.net/artofliving
  • Confirmation is looking for volunteers - So many teens want to be confirmed and who will share the faith with them? If you are interested, contact Dominik at  or  Suzette at  to serve in faith formation.
  • Women of St. Monica on the Journey gather the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. For 1 hour, make connections, reconnect with others and journey together in our call to be women of God. 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.

We are here to support you. Please reach out to us to know more about these and other ministries, especially if you feel called to participate or volunteer!

Many blessings,

The Faith Formation Team:

 

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

                                                                                   

 

Calendar

 

Highlights

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Faith Formation Age 3-Grade 8

Living out Faith in our lives during Ordinary Time

Adapted from Loyola Press Sunday Connection

 

211013 ff doughIn today’s Gospel, Mark tells the story of James and John asking to be given seats of honor when Jesus enters into his glory. The disciples seem to be selective in what they hear Jesus say. They want to share Jesus’ glory, but do not appear to understand that his glory will be preceded by his suffering.  Jesus teaches that those who wish to be great must be the servant of all. Jesus came to teach us about God’s love and forgiveness and to save us from sin. He gave up his life so that we would have life forever in heaven with God. He shows us how to be a Christian leader by being helpful and loving to others.  Name some ways that you can serve others. Jesus changed the way we think of leadership to be someone who serves others. How are you a leader in school, your family, the parish and/or your community?

 

 A few reflections to consider from Our Sunday Visitor.

  • Jesus showed us how to serve by serving others. As a family, plan how you can show God’s love by serving others. Keep your eyes open and look for opportunities to serve at home, in school and in your community. Decide on one way to serve others this week.
  • Ask your family to suggest names of people in your parish, or community who serve the needs of others. Write a thank-you note to one of these persons, thanking them for their service to others.
  • Make a helping-hand coupon. On the coupon, write one thing you will do to help someone in your family. Cut the coupon out and give it to the person you will help.
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

 

 

 

 

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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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Mon–Fri 12:10 pm - Livestream & Church 

Mon-Fri 7:00 am - Church

Sat 8:00 am - Church & Livestream

 

Sat Vigil 5:30 pm - Church

 

Sun 7:30 am - Church

Sun 9:30 am - Livestream, Church & Grand Pavilion

Sun. 11:30 am - Church

Sun 4 pm - Outdoors on Hilton School Yard Lawn

Sun 5:30 pm - Church & Livestream

 

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Mon-Fri 5:30–6 pm

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Sat 4:30–5:00 pm

 

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