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
Mar. 10, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Mar. 11, 11:30-1:30 p.m.
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The Faith Formation Team:
Suzette Sornborger, Director Dominik Gnirs, Assoc. Director
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!
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.
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.
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:
FAMILY TABLE TALK – A Lenten Faith Journey with Catholic Relief Services and Rice Bowl
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!
Saturday, Feb. 27 | 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon | Registration information coming soon!
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.
Fr. Prosper will lead a bible study on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. - Click Below to Register!