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.
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The Faith Formation Team:
Suzette Sornborger, Pastoral Associate & Director Dominik Gnirs, Assoc. Director
Adapted from Loyola Press Sunday Connection
In 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.
Registration for the confirmation program will open in August.
Thank you to all our teens who participated! It was a fun-filled day, especially being together in-person!
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 .
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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!