Summer in the Outreach and Pastoral Care Department at St. Monica has come to mean a time of renewal, connecting and delving deeper into our faith and social concerns. Watch in the weeks to come as our ministries shed a light on food insecurity and the importance of health, and prepare for our parish return to Kenya. In the last few years it has been our joy as a parish to support the Calvary Warriors, an afterschool sports camp providing students with a safe place to have fun and build relationships at Holy Cross Church, Dandora, Kenya. Approximately 300 children participate in the Warriors activities. Perhaps our travelers from St. Monica might join the students for a game? Summer also spells fun in Outreach and Pastoral Care and we have a lot of that coming in the weeks ahead. All of our fellowship groups have seasonal outings planned and if you cannot join us in person check out our virtual coffee and donuts.
FILM CLUB · stmonica.net/filmclub
The Film Club is taking a sojourn to the seaside...but is that a fin in the water? Join us July 21 for Jaws! Pre-register on our webpage. Don't forget to complete the survey and help us plan for the future!
GLO: LGBTQ+ OUTREACH MINISTRY · stmonica.net/glo
Our GLO LGBTQ Outreach welcomes all to check out their summer events. Next up is a trip to Will Rogers Beach on Sunday, July 17.
VIRTUAL FELLOWSHIP · stmonica.net/fellowship
Gather with us on Sundays for two opportunities:
YOUNG MINISTERING ADULTS [YMA] · stmonica.net/yma
Young adults in their 20’s and 30’s are invited for summer outings, service opportunities, retreats and the return of Theology on Tap. TOT, on July 12, has the honor of welcoming young adults from all over the diocese for a meet and greet and information exchange.
THIRTY-FIVE THROUGH FORTIES MINISTRY · stmonica.net/ttf
Our Thirty-Five Through Forties Ministry is taking the Fourth of July off to celebrate! We'll be back on Monday, July 11.
PRIMETIME MINISTRY · stmonica.net/primetime
Primetime begins their summer fun with a trip to LACMA for a night of Jazz on Friday, July 15.
PREP FAITH & HOPE ART SHOW
We are honored to welcome back the Partnership for Re-Entry Program (PREP) to the Grand Pavilion with the Faith & Hope Art Show: Beyond Prison Walls, Art of the Incarcerated the weekend of July 16 & 17 in the Grand Pavilion.
HELP THOSE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS · stmonica.net/homeless
Looking for a way to give back this summer? Come serve our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness & hunger:
LOAVES & FISHES · stmonica.net/loaves
Food insecurity is a real issue in our community - you can help by supporting our next Food Drive on Sunday, July 10. Check out the website for more details about needed items.
BLACK LIVES MATTER TOO COMMITTEE · stmonica.net/blm
Check out what participants discovered at the local Juneteenth celebration and how you can celebrate Juneteenth all year.
HOLY CROSS AFRICA MINISTRY · stmonica.net/hcamSt. Monica returns to Kenya this summer after a two year hiatus due to COVID and pandemic. Visit our website for stories and information on the history, legacy, and impact of our Holy Cross Africa Ministries (HCAM) at St. Monica and how we continue to provide care, love, and support to the faithful in Kenya. Plus, watch for upcoming events and programs.
Finding our way through difficult times can be a challenge, so let’s explore together! All are welcome at the Archdiocese's Separated, Divorced & Widowed Ministry workshop “What is Our Spiritual Path? Walking the Trail Through COVID” with Dr. Christine Gerety—we’ll be gathering at the Cathedral on Saturday, Jul. 16. http://archla.org/spiritualpath
HEALTH MINISTRY · stmonica.net/health
This summer our Health Ministry is in full gear! Participate online in our annual Health Ministry Survey, and register now for our Saturday, July 30, Retreat: Resilience: God's Light & Love Entering Through the Cracks.
MINISTRY TO THE SICK · stmonica.net/sick
STEPHEN MINISTRY · stmonica.net/stephenministry
We like to think of summer as being a relaxing, enjoyable time. But hurts, struggles, crises, and problems don’t take a vacation. If you are experiencing a difficult time—emotionally, spiritually, or relationally—you don’t have to suffer alone. Let us help! Stephen Ministry can help support you through struggles, providing one-on-one Christian care.
BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY · stmonica.net/bereavement
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Contact our Bereavement Ministry to find out more about our grief support opportunities.