From Padre Alejandro's Desk
Dear brothers and sisters,
Which is more important to God, clean hands or a clean mind and heart? The Scribes and Pharisees were upset with Jesus because He allowed his disciples to break with their ritual traditions by eating with unclean hands. They sent a delegation all the way from Jerusalem to Galilee to bring their accusation in a face-to-face confrontation with Jesus. Jesus dealt with their accusation by going to the heart of the matter by looking at God's intention and purpose for the commandments. Read More.
Saint Monica's Catholic Community
Celebrate the Miracle & Power of Love
Being a Caregiver to someone we love, especially our spouse, can be taxing not only on our physical and mental well being but on our faith as well. Fortunately, we have somewhat of a manual in the recently published book written by our Deacon Sean Dooley. You are invited to a book signing reception to honor Deacon Sean Dooley and his wife, Kathi. Reception will be Sunday, September 13th from 2:30-4:30 in parish hall. The book’s title is, A Journal of Hope Through Suffering. It discusses the medical journey they experienced together and how the power of prayer helped them cope. Books will be available at $15 or bring your own to have him sign. Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters.
Are You in need of the Sacraments?
St. Monica ACTS Gulf Tournament
The Annual St. Monica ACTS Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 26 at Olympia Hills Golf Course. Players of all skill levels are invited to come out and support the ACTS Ministry. Compete to win some great prizes. Goody bags and lunch are included. The cost to play is $110 and includes admission for player and a guest to the ACTS "Beach Party" the night before at St. Monica School’s Cafeteria. There will be a DJ playing music, food, drinks, a silent auction and lots of good times with friends. Don't miss this great event! Hole sponsorships are available and donations for the Silent Auction are being accepted.
Thrift Store Closed Temporarily
Our church’s thrift store is closed until further notice because of the renovation of the roof and interior. Although donations will be very welcomed & appreciated after we re-open, due to having no secure place of storage and the disarray, please do not bring items to donate at this time. Thank you for your cooperation.
Acts Retreat for Men
We welcome all men to come join us for a spirit filled weekend at the St. Anthony de Padua Retreat Center on September 3-6, 2015. It will be an amazing opportunity for spiritual renewal and the making of many friends. Fun, food and fellowship are included. More information is available on the ACTS page.
Other Parish Events
- Teen Acts Retreat 2015
- Seniors, Get Your Hair Done by a Certified Stylist
- Helping Those Most Vunerable