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Seasons of Faith and Service Part 2: Sacramental Preparation

We continue our series on faith formation and volunteering opportunities with one of the most beautiful journeys in faith tradition: the journey of a child towards their First Eucharist. Children in first grade or older can begin this process in our family-based, 2-year program. In participation with their parents, families explore together how to integrate faith into their daily lives, all while preparing for the sacraments. Experiencing the transformative power of their first reconciliation in the second year, children are prepared for the big day of their first communion in the presence of their family and friends. For more information about our sacramental preparation process, contact for more information.

MOMs Summer Playground

MOMs of St. Monica will be gathering in-person for a summertime playgroup on the following Saturdays:  July 23, Aug 13 & Aug 27 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. All MOMs are welcome!  Bring your children, snacks and meet us at the Play Structure on the Schoolyard.  Contact  for more information.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

We will be in-person this week during the 9:30 a.m. Mass - thank you Michelle the message of God's love with our children. Thank you Michelle!

 

spirit cos 2d 2sc 1SEEL: Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life

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.  

 

Click Here for the Spiritual Center Webpage!

                  

Many blessings,

The Faith Formation Team:

 

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

                                                                                   

 

Highlights

  • 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. Click here Fishers of Men for more information.
  • Morning Prayer In morning prayer, we lift up our community and the entire church as well as consecrate our day to the Lord. Join this small community to greet the day with morning praise – prayer with the Psalms of David from the Hebrew Scriptures, petitions and prayer. Morning Prayer
  • The Legion of Mary meets every Tuesday at 7pm in Duval. 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.
Called to Serve

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!

 

Calendar

01Oct
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Oct 1 @ 8:45 AM
04Oct
Legion of Mary Tuesday, Oct 4 @ 7:00 PM
08Oct
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Oct 8 @ 8:45 AM
11Oct
Legion of Mary Tuesday, Oct 11 @ 7:00 PM
15Oct
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Oct 15 @ 8:45 AM
18Oct
Legion of Mary Tuesday, Oct 18 @ 7:00 PM
22Oct
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Oct 22 @ 8:45 AM
25Oct
Legion of Mary Tuesday, Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM
29Oct
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Oct 29 @ 8:45 AM
01Nov
Legion of Mary Tuesday, Nov 1 @ 7:00 PM

 

Seasons of Faith and Service Part 2: Sacramental Preparation

We continue our series on faith formation and volunteering opportunities with one of the most beautiful journeys in faith tradition: the journey of a child towards their First Eucharist. Children in first grade or older can begin this process in our family-based, 2-year program. In participation with their parents, families explore together how to integrate faith into their daily lives, all while preparing for the sacraments. Experiencing the transformative power of their first reconciliation in the second year, children are prepared for the big day of their first communion in the presence of their family and friends. For more information about our sacramental preparation process, contact for more information.

MOMs Summer Playground

MOMs of St. Monica will be gathering in-person for a summertime playgroup on the following Saturdays:  July 23, Aug 13 & Aug 27 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. All MOMs are welcome!  Bring your children, snacks and meet us at the Play Structure on the Schoolyard.  Contact  for more information.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

We will be in-person this week during the 9:30 a.m. Mass - thank you Michelle the message of God's love with our children. Thank you Michelle!

 

spirit cos 2d 2sc 1SEEL: Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life

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.  

 

Click Here for the Spiritual Center Webpage!

                  

Many blessings,

The Faith Formation Team:

 

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

                                                                                   

 

Highlights

  • 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. Click here Fishers of Men for more information.
  • Morning Prayer In morning prayer, we lift up our community and the entire church as well as consecrate our day to the Lord. Join this small community to greet the day with morning praise – prayer with the Psalms of David from the Hebrew Scriptures, petitions and prayer. Morning Prayer
  • The Legion of Mary meets every Tuesday at 7pm in Duval. 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.
Called to Serve

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!

 

Calendar

01Oct
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Oct 1 @ 8:45 AM
04Oct
Legion of Mary Tuesday, Oct 4 @ 7:00 PM
08Oct
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Oct 8 @ 8:45 AM
11Oct
Legion of Mary Tuesday, Oct 11 @ 7:00 PM
15Oct
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Oct 15 @ 8:45 AM
18Oct
Legion of Mary Tuesday, Oct 18 @ 7:00 PM
22Oct
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Oct 22 @ 8:45 AM
25Oct
Legion of Mary Tuesday, Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM
29Oct
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Oct 29 @ 8:45 AM
01Nov
Legion of Mary Tuesday, Nov 1 @ 7:00 PM

 

Faith Formation Age 3-Grade 8

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Living Faith...VBS, taking the lessons out into the world!

Adapted from Loyola Press Sunday Connection & Our Sunday Visitor

 

In today’s Gospel, Jesus sends out 72 people to go ahead of him to every town and place he plans to visit, proclaiming that the Kingdom of God is at hand. He sends them two by two. In the Law of Moses two witnesses were needed for a testimony to be credible. It was probably also a safer way to travel.

Jesus admits it will be difficult, that he is sending them out like lambs among wolves. Yet they are to bring nothing with them, not even a money bag or sandals. They are to greet no one on the way so as not to be distracted from their mission. When they enter a house, their message is simply “peace.” The response they will receive may be positive or negative. Either way, they are to know that the Kingdom of God is at hand. They are to heal the sick as a sign that the Kingdom of God is at hand for them. Like Jesus' miracles, healing is a sign of the coming of the kingdom. If the town does not receive them, they will shake the dust from their feet and move on. Even in the case of such rejection they should know that the Kingdom of God is at hand.

A key theme of today's Gospel and last Sunday's Gospel is discipleship—its challenges, its difficulties, and its rewards. Sharing in the mission of Jesus is difficult, but everyone is called to do it, not just some professionals trained for ministry. Even for us today, we can share God’s amazing love and grace!

  • By our Baptism, we are called to share with others the love of Jesus and his good news. How can you share Jesus’ love and message with others this week?
  • Plan an evening family retreat at your house. Include prayer, Scripture readings and a family activity. For an action, discuss ways that each family member will show love for God, neighbor and him or herself during the coming week.
  • As a family think of the people who bring the good news to you. Decide how you can thank them, how you will listen to the message they have for you, and how you can help them spread their message.
  • Add to your meal and bedtime prayers this week, an extra prayer for missionaries who are spreading Jesus’ love and message throughout the world.
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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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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01Oct
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Oct 1 @ 8:45 AM
04Oct
Legion of Mary Tuesday, Oct 4 @ 7:00 PM
08Oct
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Oct 8 @ 8:45 AM
11Oct
Legion of Mary Tuesday, Oct 11 @ 7:00 PM
15Oct
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Oct 15 @ 8:45 AM
18Oct
Legion of Mary Tuesday, Oct 18 @ 7:00 PM
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Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Oct 22 @ 8:45 AM
25Oct
Legion of Mary Tuesday, Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM
29Oct
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Oct 29 @ 8:45 AM

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