Changing demographics, limited funds, and significantly fewer priests are challenging the Catholic Church worldwide to merge parish services, functions, and schools. Those conditions are also very true in Santa Monica. As a response to this, the three parishes of Santa Monica – St. Anne Church and Shrine, St. Clement Catholic Church, and St. Monica – have come together to create better ways to minister to the Catholics of Santa Monica. This very important process promises to forge more efficient and effective methods to serve you, our parishioners. To continue providing excellent services, we must be more efficient by identifying redundancies and opportunities to share resources.
This collaboration is not intended to merge the parishes into one but for each church to retain its individual character. Also no change in parishioner registration is required.
A tri-parish advisory council, made up of representatives from each parish, is responsible for guiding the collaboration and communication of these three parishes.