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Young Ministering Adults (YMA), the fellowship group for singles and couples in their 20s and 30s, provides spiritual, educational and social activities as well as 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 along with a staff coordinator coordinate all activities for the ministry. Along with coordinating 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 involvement, participation, and integration of young adults at the parish and also advocates for the concerns of young adults today. 

 

YMA Vespers!

Traditionally, vespers is a service of evening prayer in the Divine Office of the Western Christian Church.

 

But YMA Vespers! is an opportunity for young adults in their 20’s and 30’s at St. Monica 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 Tuesday evenings promptly at 7:30 p.m. in the Spirituality Center for spiritual refreshment and fellowship. New people are always welcome and the evenings are a great way to connect with the young adult community.

 

The Spirituality Center is located at the north end of the parish plant just behind the Trepp Center and next to the gym. Gain entry through gate from driveway.

 

Following most Vespers all are invited to a local establishment where we continue our reflections and conversations.

 

11/21- Vespers Dark- Thanksgiving Boutique

 

November 28   What's Today Again? The Catholic Calendar

 

Happy Catholic New Year, YMA! Did you know that the new Catholic year starts the 1st Sunday of Advent, December 3rd?  Come to Vespers and learn about the liturgical calendar with Dr. Dale Sieverding, St. Monica Liturgy Director.

 

December 5   Let Go of My Ego & Create Real Intimacy

 

Intimacy has very little to do with the other person. Guided by the wisdom of the Gospels with an assist from modern neurosicence, we’ll explore how to bring your best self forward to create real intimacy. Join us for an enlightening evening with Dr. Michael DiPaolo, Phd.

 

December 12   Joy to the World

 

Come repeat the sounding joy and join us as we write Christmas Cards for nursing home residents and sort toys for our church's annual Toy Drive. Bring your holiday cheer and a toy for kids (age 5-15)

  

YMA and Thanksgiving Dinner Clothing Boutique

St. Monica’s YMA oversees the free Clothing Boutique that follows the annual Parish Thanksgiving Dinner, Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 3-6pm.

 

We plan for 1000 people to join us for this great community tradition.

 

Here is how you as a young adult can help in the next crucial days ahead:

 

As a Volunteer:

 

Help collect clothing before and after all weekend liturgies November 18/19

 

Help us setup the Clothing Boutique on Sunday, November 19, Grand Pavilion 1-4pm

 

Help sort clothing Monday and Tuesday, Grand Pavilion, 7 to 9pm

 

Let Heather and Trish know how you can volunteer at

 

As a Donor:

 

Donations of sleeping bags, blankets, coldweather clothing (jackets, sweaters, hoodies, coats, etc) rain gear, caps, mitts, and shawls are welcome. New or used.  All items must be clean and if possible folded.

 

Travel size toiletries are welcome. Most needed items: mouthwash, deodorant, HandiWipes, tissues, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

 

Donations towards purchases for items in Boutique also welcome at www.stmonica.net/thanksgiving 

 

 

YMA Christmas Party

All young adults in their 20’s and 30’s are invited to celebrate the season at our annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 10, 2017, with dinner, dancing, a raffle and all kinds of merriment. We will be at Rush Street in Culver City (9546 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA, 90232) Holiday, cocktail attire. Early Bird price of $40 until December 1. After December 1, $45. $50 at the Door.

Purchase Tickets Here

 

Christmas Caroling with Seniors

Spread some holiday cheer to seniors! Join YMA Peace & Justice on Sunday, December 17 as we sing Christmas carols at Fireside Convalescent Hospital! You don’t need to be a musician to make a senior smile. We’ll meet at St. Monica’s at 3:00 and walk over, visit with the seniors from 3:30 until 5:00, where we will return in time for 5:30 Mass. Space is limited, so contact to sign up.

 

 Contact: 

Young Ministering Adults (YMA), the fellowship group for singles and couples in their 20s and 30s, provides spiritual, educational and social activities as well as 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 along with a staff coordinator coordinate all activities for the ministry. Along with coordinating 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 involvement, participation, and integration of young adults at the parish and also advocates for the concerns of young adults today. 

 

YMA Vespers!

Traditionally, vespers is a service of evening prayer in the Divine Office of the Western Christian Church.

 

But YMA Vespers! is an opportunity for young adults in their 20’s and 30’s at St. Monica 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 Tuesday evenings promptly at 7:30 p.m. in the Spirituality Center for spiritual refreshment and fellowship. New people are always welcome and the evenings are a great way to connect with the young adult community.

 

The Spirituality Center is located at the north end of the parish plant just behind the Trepp Center and next to the gym. Gain entry through gate from driveway.

 

Following most Vespers all are invited to a local establishment where we continue our reflections and conversations.

 

11/21- Vespers Dark- Thanksgiving Boutique

 

November 28   What's Today Again? The Catholic Calendar

 

Happy Catholic New Year, YMA! Did you know that the new Catholic year starts the 1st Sunday of Advent, December 3rd?  Come to Vespers and learn about the liturgical calendar with Dr. Dale Sieverding, St. Monica Liturgy Director.

 

December 5   Let Go of My Ego & Create Real Intimacy

 

Intimacy has very little to do with the other person. Guided by the wisdom of the Gospels with an assist from modern neurosicence, we’ll explore how to bring your best self forward to create real intimacy. Join us for an enlightening evening with Dr. Michael DiPaolo, Phd.

 

December 12   Joy to the World

 

Come repeat the sounding joy and join us as we write Christmas Cards for nursing home residents and sort toys for our church's annual Toy Drive. Bring your holiday cheer and a toy for kids (age 5-15)

  

YMA and Thanksgiving Dinner Clothing Boutique

St. Monica’s YMA oversees the free Clothing Boutique that follows the annual Parish Thanksgiving Dinner, Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 3-6pm.

 

We plan for 1000 people to join us for this great community tradition.

 

Here is how you as a young adult can help in the next crucial days ahead:

 

As a Volunteer:

 

Help collect clothing before and after all weekend liturgies November 18/19

 

Help us setup the Clothing Boutique on Sunday, November 19, Grand Pavilion 1-4pm

 

Help sort clothing Monday and Tuesday, Grand Pavilion, 7 to 9pm

 

Let Heather and Trish know how you can volunteer at

 

As a Donor:

 

Donations of sleeping bags, blankets, coldweather clothing (jackets, sweaters, hoodies, coats, etc) rain gear, caps, mitts, and shawls are welcome. New or used.  All items must be clean and if possible folded.

 

Travel size toiletries are welcome. Most needed items: mouthwash, deodorant, HandiWipes, tissues, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

 

Donations towards purchases for items in Boutique also welcome at www.stmonica.net/thanksgiving 

 

 

YMA Christmas Party

All young adults in their 20’s and 30’s are invited to celebrate the season at our annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 10, 2017, with dinner, dancing, a raffle and all kinds of merriment. We will be at Rush Street in Culver City (9546 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA, 90232) Holiday, cocktail attire. Early Bird price of $40 until December 1. After December 1, $45. $50 at the Door.

Purchase Tickets Here

 

Christmas Caroling with Seniors

Spread some holiday cheer to seniors! Join YMA Peace & Justice on Sunday, December 17 as we sing Christmas carols at Fireside Convalescent Hospital! You don’t need to be a musician to make a senior smile. We’ll meet at St. Monica’s at 3:00 and walk over, visit with the seniors from 3:30 until 5:00, where we will return in time for 5:30 Mass. Space is limited, so contact to sign up.

 

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 community; includes prayer, scripture, and discussions of topics relevant for 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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Mon - Fri:  6:30a, 8:00a, 12:10p

Saturday:  8:00a, 5:30p

Sunday:  7:30a, 9:30a, 11:30a

                1:15p, 5:30p, 7:30p

 

Confession

Mon - Fri:  5:30-6:00p

Sat:  4:30-5:00p

16Dec
Advent Retreat: Jim Finley Saturday, Dec 16 @ 9:00 AM
16Dec
Simbáng Gabi Saturday, Dec 16 @ 5:30 PM
17Dec
Primetime Christmas Social Sunday, Dec 17 @ 7:00 PM
18Dec
Advent Faith-Sharing Small Groups Monday, Dec 18 @ 7:00 PM
20Dec
Advent Faith-Sharing Small Groups Wednesday, Dec 20 @ 7:00 PM

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