From Padre Alejandro's Desk
Dear brothers and sisters,
Saint Monica's Catholic Community
Lenten Schedule 2015
- Stations of the Cross prayed after the 8:15 a.m. Mass every morning beginning Thursday, February 19th in Spanish. Also, every Friday evening at 6 p.m. in English followed by the Mass.
- Confessions every Wednesday at 6 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday, March 4th. Regular confessions on Saturday at 4 p.m. will continue except for Holy Saturday, April 4th.
- Penance Service = Wednesday, March 25th at 7 p.m. Several priests will be available for confessions.
- Adoration Fridays during Lent is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
St. Vincent De Paul Lenten Food Drive
St. Vincent de Paul is having their Lenten Food Drive. These are the following staples that are needed right now: peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese and dry or canned pinto beans. A collection box will be placed in church foyer.
Alter Society and Thrift Shop Looking for Volunteers
The Altar Society needs volunteers to help keep our altar area beautiful. We are asking volunteers to commit to a few hours 2-3 times per year to help maintain our beautiful worship area. We are also revising our current schedule. If you would like to discuss your current schedule, or you are able to volunteer please contact Herlinda Garcia through the office.
Volunteers are also needed to help at the thrift shop. The thrift shop provides a very important service to the community as well as to the church. The thrift shop is in jeopardy of closing---unless volunteers come forward. Do you want to have fun? Do you want to make new friends? Do you want to serve the Lord? Contact Edna Diaz.
Loteria "Mexican Bingo"
Saturday evening, February 28th in the parish hall from4 to 6:30 pm. By your game boards (2ea.) the weekend of February 21st/22nd after Mass. Price is $10. Price includes dinner plate and drink. Come have some fun with your parish family.
Homebound Ministry Training
The Elderly/Homebound Ministry provides a social, as well as, a spiritual connection to individuals in our parish community who are in need of Holy Communion but are not able to attend church. This ministry, through volunteer effort, visits residences, nursing facilities and other home situations of parish members. The goal is to offer parishioners an encounter with other parishioners to experience God’s goodness through the kindness of others. Training for this rewarding ministry will be provided soon. Please call the church office if you are interested.
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
You really haven’t had fried fish like this! Every Friday during Lent beginning Friday, February 20th, the Knights of Columbus will be serving up their famous fried fish! Come enjoy a great catfish dinner that includes made-from-scratch sides. Adults $6.75 or children (5-13 yrs) $3.75. Dine in or Carry out from 5 to 7:30 pm in the school cafeteria. We hope to see you there!
Lenten Rice Bowl
Rice Bowls are available in the church foyer. Please take one to put your spare change. Proceeds go directly to the Catholic Relief services to feed the poor of our world.
Vendors Needed for Parish Festival
We invite you to consider coming to sell your arts and crafts during our festival, on Sunday, April 19th, 2015, 10 am to 6 pm. It will be held outside on the grounds behind the parish hall. There is a $25 non-refundable vendor registration fee to reserve your space for your booth. Your registration fee entitles you to the usage of a 12ft. x 12 ft. area, and you will need to bring your own canopy, tables and chairs, or any other item you will need for your sale. No electrical outlets will be available, and in case of bad weather, the event will be moved inside the hall and the school buildings. Due to the nature of the event, no food vendors will be allowed at this time. Please pick up a registration application at the parish office, during regular business hours.
Other Parish Events
- Teen Acts Retreat 2015
- Seniors, Get Your Hair Done by a Certified Stylist
- Helping Those Most Vunerable