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Contact: Delis Alejandro,  or (310) 566-1530 

Young Ministering Adults (YMA), the fellowship group for singles and couples in their 20s and 30s, provides spiritual, educational, and social activities and programs that support young adults as they discover new roles in family, work, society, and the Catholic Church. Join us for fellowship and fun!

 

A team of young adults and a staff coordinator lead the ministry. Along with activities at the parish, the YMA Core Team makes it a priority to invite and welcome young adults to the community and to provide information to its leaders and participants. The ministry also seeks to improve the involvement, participation, and integration of young adults in the parish and advocates for the concerns of young adults today.

 

 

"Vespers" 2023–24

Traditionally, vespers is a service of evening prayer in the Divine Office of the Western Christian Church. St. Monica YMA Vespers is an opportunity for young adults in their 20’s and 30’s to nurture their spirituality. Every week they share prayer, scripture reading, and discussion of topics relevant to the spiritual life of Catholic young adults. Join us promptly at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings in the Grand Pavilion or on Zoom. We invite all to sign up on Zoom whether you plan to be in person or online.

 

Join Vespers on Tueday March 5th, 2024 in person or online, for "How to Love Like God" with Dr. Michael DiPaolo

 

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Click to Register/Join "Vespers"

 

 

Lent is Coming, Mark the Dates for iFAITH! 

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the demands of your screens? Make a choice this Lent to live intentionally with your media through this dynamic and engaging 4-part series to help you become more media mindful. Each session will cover a different form of media—film, television, social media, and video games.

Presented by Sr Nancy Usselmann,FSP the director of the Pauline Media Studies.

 

Four sessions, please make a choice to attend in-person or online as they are on different days.

  • In-person at the Grand Pavilion at St Monica’s Church – Mondays 7pm PST (Serving pizza. Beverages for sale.) on February 26, March 4, March 11, March 18.
  • Virtual sessions available by Zoom – Tuesdays 5pm PST on February 27, March 5, March 12, March 19

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE IN-PERSON SERIES!

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM SERIES!

 

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YMA Peace and Justice

YMA Peace and Justice invites you on March 2nd, 2024 for our monthly St. Francis Center visit, where we prepare and serve breakfast for people in need! Please click here to sign up and secure your spot. If you have any question please email us at: 

 

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YMA Stations of the Cross

For over 30 years a tradition of YMA has been to host and serve at the Stations of the Cross sponsored by the parish. This year YMA once again has this honor and will be hosting the stations in the church on March 8, 2023, at 7pm. We need your help:

  • 14 young adults to write a reflection on one of the stations.
  • two young adults candle bearers to travel the stations.
  • two young adults to distribute worship programs.

We also need young adults to show up and join in the prayer and fellowship. If you are interested please contact Delis at at .

 

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Here is the general information of Lent Fridays with St. Monica

  • 3pm - Online Divine Mercy
  • 4pm - Holy Hour of Adoration
  • 5pm - Confesssions
  • 6pm - Mass
  • 7pm - Stations of the Cross

 

 

YMA Line Dancing

YMA invites you to join us for an evening of dancing taught by YMA-ers Mollie and Charlie on Saturday March 9th at 7pm in the Grand Pavilion.

 

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Save the Date for the 2024 Grape and Grain

Coming back on Sunday April 14th 2024.

 

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Save the Date for the 2024 Spring Retreat

The Spring Retreat is happening on May 3 - 5, 2024. 

 

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Contact: Delis Alejandro,  or (310) 566-1530 

Young Ministering Adults (YMA), the fellowship group for singles and couples in their 20s and 30s, provides spiritual, educational, and social activities and programs that support young adults as they discover new roles in family, work, society, and the Catholic Church. Join us for fellowship and fun!

 

A team of young adults and a staff coordinator lead the ministry. Along with activities at the parish, the YMA Core Team makes it a priority to invite and welcome young adults to the community and to provide information to its leaders and participants. The ministry also seeks to improve the involvement, participation, and integration of young adults in the parish and advocates for the concerns of young adults today.

 

 

"Vespers" 2023–24

Traditionally, vespers is a service of evening prayer in the Divine Office of the Western Christian Church. St. Monica YMA Vespers is an opportunity for young adults in their 20’s and 30’s to nurture their spirituality. Every week they share prayer, scripture reading, and discussion of topics relevant to the spiritual life of Catholic young adults. Join us promptly at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings in the Grand Pavilion or on Zoom. We invite all to sign up on Zoom whether you plan to be in person or online.

 

Join Vespers on Tueday March 5th, 2024 in person or online, for "How to Love Like God" with Dr. Michael DiPaolo

 

yma-vespers_how-to-love-like-god_3-5.jpg

 

 

Click to Register/Join "Vespers"

 

 

Lent is Coming, Mark the Dates for iFAITH! 

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the demands of your screens? Make a choice this Lent to live intentionally with your media through this dynamic and engaging 4-part series to help you become more media mindful. Each session will cover a different form of media—film, television, social media, and video games.

Presented by Sr Nancy Usselmann,FSP the director of the Pauline Media Studies.

 

Four sessions, please make a choice to attend in-person or online as they are on different days.

  • In-person at the Grand Pavilion at St Monica’s Church – Mondays 7pm PST (Serving pizza. Beverages for sale.) on February 26, March 4, March 11, March 18.
  • Virtual sessions available by Zoom – Tuesdays 5pm PST on February 27, March 5, March 12, March 19

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE IN-PERSON SERIES!

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM SERIES!

 

lenten-media-mindfulness-program-2024-v7.jpg

 

 

YMA Peace and Justice

YMA Peace and Justice invites you on March 2nd, 2024 for our monthly St. Francis Center visit, where we prepare and serve breakfast for people in need! Please click here to sign up and secure your spot. If you have any question please email us at: 

 

yma-peace-justice_stfrancis_3-3.png

 

 

YMA Stations of the Cross

For over 30 years a tradition of YMA has been to host and serve at the Stations of the Cross sponsored by the parish. This year YMA once again has this honor and will be hosting the stations in the church on March 8, 2023, at 7pm. We need your help:

  • 14 young adults to write a reflection on one of the stations.
  • two young adults candle bearers to travel the stations.
  • two young adults to distribute worship programs.

We also need young adults to show up and join in the prayer and fellowship. If you are interested please contact Delis at at .

 

station-of-the-cross_yma_digital-signage-v2.jpg

 

Here is the general information of Lent Fridays with St. Monica

  • 3pm - Online Divine Mercy
  • 4pm - Holy Hour of Adoration
  • 5pm - Confesssions
  • 6pm - Mass
  • 7pm - Stations of the Cross

 

 

YMA Line Dancing

YMA invites you to join us for an evening of dancing taught by YMA-ers Mollie and Charlie on Saturday March 9th at 7pm in the Grand Pavilion.

 

yma_social_line_dancing_3-9.png

 

 

Save the Date for the 2024 Grape and Grain

Coming back on Sunday April 14th 2024.

 

yma-socials_grape__grain_sthed-2024.png

 

 

Save the Date for the 2024 Spring Retreat

The Spring Retreat is happening on May 3 - 5, 2024. 

 

yma_fall-retreat-24_save-the-date.png

 

 

Committees

  • Social:  Plans fun and welcoming on & off-site social events for young adults throughout the year.
  • Special Events:  Hosts special events (e.g. cocktail or beach parties) that help raise funds for YMA.
  • Vespers:  Creates and coordinates a weekly opportunity for young adults to nurture their spirituality in the community; includes prayer, scripture, and discussions of topics relevant to Catholic young adults.
  • Retreats: Creates and conducts a variety of day and weekend retreat experiences for young adults including fall and spring retreat weekends each year.
  • Welcome: Welcomes new members and connects them with opportunities in the ministry and parish; coordinates Get-Acquainted Dinners and bake sales.
  • Peace & Justice: Hosts peace & justice service activities for young adult volunteers; offers the chance to serve in the broader community, including helping the homeless, children, the elderly, the working poor, and the environment.

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LENTEN DAILY MASS 6:00 p.m.

 

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There are no confessions on secular holidays or other observances when the parish is closed.

 

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Holidays: single Mass, 9:30 am with no confessions

 

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