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Contact: Christine Gerety  | 310-566-1531  | 

holiday outreach

Share the Season!

Adopt-a-Family & Stockings for Singles!!


Looking for a way to give with love this Advent?  Be a part of Share the Season with the St. Joseph Center!


For each of the past thirty years, St. Monica has partnered with the St. Joseph Center in Venice to provide food and gifts to hundreds of families (Adopt-a-Family) and individuals (Stockings for Singles) in need during the holidays.   One family that has benefitted from Share the Season is Brittany and her son, Alex:


Brittany J is a single mom to 8-year-old Alex. All year, Alex wished for a Star Wars Lego set but his mother could not afford it. Using her Adopt-a-Family gift cards, Brittany was able to buy Alex the gift he had wished for. On Christmas Day, he was so happy to rip open the wrapping to see his dream gift. It’s the small things that can make a world of difference!


Would you like to help create a heartwarming moment like this one for a family in need or for someone living alone?  You can do exactly that by contributing to Share the Season this year!


Frequently Asked Questions:
How Do I Choose A Family or An Individual?You can select a specific family or individual in three ways:
  • Stop by one of our Zoom Sessions:
    Tuesday, Nov. 30 | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    Thursday, Dec. 2 | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    Sunday, Dec. 5 | 1 - 3 p.m.

Click Here to Register for a Session!

  • Call Christine at (310) 566-1531 
  • Email Christine at 
How Do I Donate? 

You can donate online or by check - whichever is easiest for you!


Click Here to Donate Online!


Check:  Please make your check out to "St. Monica," include "Adopt a Family" in the memo line, and send to St Monica Catholic Community725 California AveSanta Monica, CA  90403ATTN:  Adopt a Family


How Will My Gift Be Used?

Your gift will be used to purchase gift cards that will be shared with the families and individuals of the St. Joseph Center:


Adopt a Family Gift:  Your gift will be used to provide a $50 value to each child under 18 (half for a gift, half for food), and $25 for each parent. For example, a family with three children & two parents would be a $200 donation.

Stocking for a Single Gift:  Your gift will provide a $25 gift card for a single adult.  

Angel Toy Drive 2021 - We're Back!

We're so excited to share the news that the Angel Toy Drive is back!  Every year, of our parishioners share their holiday love and joy by providing toys for students in need at five of our local public schools (Will Rogers, Edison, John Muir, McKinley, and Grant), at Covenant House in Hollywood, and in our local community.  And over the past several years the Toy Drive has grown, serving over 600 children.


Last year, even in the midst of the COVID lockdown when we couldn't collect toys, we still made sure that these children received gifts. In 2020, our friends at Covenant House received more toys than they needed from a generous donor, and we provided each of our local schools with $500 in holiday gift cards that they shared with those families who were most in need.


This year, we're open & ready to receive your contributions to the Angel Toy Drive.  Here's how you can be a part of the this wonderful giving tradition:


How Do I Donate? 
  • Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a school-aged child (5-11 years old) by Dec. 12
    • Sunday collection at the Holiday Outreach table after Masses
    • Monday - Saturday - collection at the Parish Office
  • Donate online or by check: 

Click Here to Donate Online!

    • Check:  Please make your check out to St. Monica and include "Toy Drive" in the memo line.
      St. Monica Catholic Community
      725 California Ave.
      Santa Monica, CA  90403
      ATTN:  Toy Drive 

For more information, contact Christine at or (310) 566-1531.


HCAM - Africa Education Fund

Help us support our sister parish, Holy Cross in Dandora, Kenya!

The pandemic hit the Dandora community especially hard. With your help, we cna provide funding to the Calvary Warriors Basketball Team, the Young Adult community at Holy Cross, provide much needed scholarships to student at St. James School, and provide sports and music programs which serve the whole community. 


Click Here to Learn More about the Africa Education Fund!




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Mon–Fri 12:10 pm - Livestream & Church 

Sat 8:00 am - Church & Livestream


Sat Vigil 5:30 pm - Church


Sun 7:30 am - Church

Sun 9:30 am - Livestream, Church & Grand Pavilion

Sun 11:30 am - Church

Sun 4 pm - Outdoors

Sun 5:30 pm - Church & Livestream



Mon-Fri 5:30–6 pm

Please arrive before 6 pm

Sat 4:30–5:00 pm


Reservations no longer required.

Advent Faith-Sharing Groups Begin Saturday, Nov 27 - All Day
Holiday Outreach Saturday, Nov 27 - All Day
St. Robert's Center Saturday, Nov 27 @ 7:30 AM
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Nov 27 @ 8:45 AM
Advent Faith-Sharing Groups Begin Saturday, Nov 27 - All Day
Children's Liturgy of the Word Sunday, Nov 28 - All Day
Holiday Outreach Saturday, Nov 27 - All Day
No Faith Formation Session Sunday, Nov 28 - All Day

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