It is not easy to grow in faith and close to God. Even in a large and vibrant parish, maybe even more so in a large and vibrant parish, it can be difficult to find a spiritual home. What ministry helps me to find new perspectives? Where can I pray together with others? Where do I find the understanding, I am looking for?
For all of these, please know that we in the faith formation department are always there for you. Call or write us for a chat and we will listen and accompany you towards your next steps.
The Faith Formation Team:
Suzette Sornborger, Pastoral Associate & Director Dominik Gnirs, Assoc. Director
Today is the celebration of the Ascension of the Lord, when Jesus was taken to heaven on the fortieth day after Easter and the disciples go forth to preach as Jesus commanded. Jesus also calls us to “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” From this moment on, it is up to us. Jesus asks us to be his hands, feet, eyes, and body to bring about the Kingdom of God to everyone.
As we begin to enter into summer, let´s continue to be messengers of hope and love for our family, friends, and neighbors. We offer a few thoughts to ponder:
Our confirmation team continues to accompany the teens through their journey to the sacrament.
Registration is closed for this year.
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!