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Annual Trip to Dandora, Nairobi, Kenya: June 2023

Join us in Dandora, Nairobi, for a journey in faith as we reconnect, recommit and reengage with our sisters and brothers of Holy Cross Parish, Dandora.


For 19 years, travelers from St. Monica have journeyed to Dandora to support the needs of the people of Holy Cross Parish. In return, the people of Dandora give us the gift of renewed faith and fervor as we witness firsthand their love of our Lord and commitment to the faith community. Experience the impact of this partnership, St. Monica’s and Holy Cross Parish have with each other. Celebrate the 20th trip with us in 2023. Due to covid, we have not been able to travel to Africa since 2019.


As a traveler, you will help to: distribute food at Veronika’s Place, visit Brother Andre hospital, meet the students of St. James School, talk to the students, teachers, and faculty, play soccer (or watch!) with the youth of the Parish, celebrate Mass together, sing with the amazing choir, and dance your way through Mass with the Dancers for Christ. This is an unforgettable, life-changing experience.


The trip departs Los Angeles on June 17, returning on June 28. You can also add on a guided 3-day safari to see the beauty and wonder of Masai Mara, Kenya.


The trip includes 9 nights in the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, full American breakfasts daily, all transfers, three lunches, and 2 dinners. A limited number of single rooms and additional nights are available for those arriving earlier or departing later. The charge for the land portion of the trip is $2499. The additional 3-day safari is $1,699. For more information or to express your interest, email . Come talk to a Trips Team Member on January 22, 2023, at the Race 4 Veronika’s Place gathering after the 5:30 Mass.


Key dates to keep in mind for the 2023 Africa trip:

  • December 2022 – March 2023: interested travelers meet with a Trips Team member to learn about the expectations and experience.
  • April 1, 2023: Non-refundable deposit $500 due
  • May 2, 2023: Faith and Culture meeting with Christine Gerety
  • May 15, 2023: Final payment due
  • May 23, 2023: Nuts and Bolts meeting with Peter Heller

Click for 2023 Trip General Information


Click to Donate to Holy Cross Africa Ministry

News & Updates
This Holiday: Give the Gift of Education 

HCAM Education Fund supports our Sister Parish with scholarships, funds for student activities, classroom supplies, and youth sports programs for the community. Our mission is to help young people and provide a pathway out of extreme poverty through education. We need your help to continue our life-changing work for children at Holy Cross in Dandora, Kenya.


Learn more about Education Fund HERE  

Race 4 Veronika's Place Marathon 2023 Kick-Off Event

Sunday, January 22, 2023 | 6:30 p.m. Grand Pavilion Patio

LA Marathon is March 19, 2023.  We will be kicking off the year. Stay tuned for more information.


Learn more about Race 4 Veronika’s Place HERE


Mon–Fri, 7:00 am - Church

Mon–Fri, 12:10 pm - Church & Livestream 

Sat, 8:00 am - Church & Livestream


Sat, 5:30 pm - Church

Sun, 7:30 am - Church

Sun, 9:30 am - Church & Livestream

Sun, 11:30 am - Church

Sun, 5:30 pm - Church & Livestream


Outdoor seating is available at all weekend Masses.



Mon–Fri. 5:30–6 pm

Sat, 4:30–5:00 pm

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



Holy Days & Holidays

Holy Days: additional Vigil and evening Masses, 6:30 p.m.

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

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