We hope that you will join us for one of our future builds or events—not only you will have a great time, you will also bring a family one step closer to being home!


Ministry Co-chairs
Karen Krishfield
Mark Lifrieri 

Staff Contact
Christine Gerety
(310) 566-1531 | email

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat USA

St. Monica Catholic Community is honored to support the mission of Habitat for Humanity by sponsoring volunteer builds in various locations in Southern California as well as in other states and countries.

We sponsor local volunteer builds, typically one Saturday per month between October and May. Everyone is welcome to participate! No experience or special skill is necessary—Habitat will provide the tools, and you will receive any necessary construction guidance on the builds themselves. Over the past few years, our local teams have contributed to home-building projects in the Los Angeles area, the San Fernando Valley, and Ventura County. We even participated in an unforgettable event—a Key Ceremony, which is the chance to welcome a family into their new home for the first time.

In addition to our local builds,we have also sponsored volunteer builds in places with great need for affordable housing: New Orleans, Louisiana; Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico; and Belfast, Northern Ireland.

To help support all these efforts and those of the St. Monica Catholic Community in general, we host an annual community party and participate in parish events.

Upcoming Events in 2015 - A Summer of Habitat!

Summer is just around the corner, along with several summer activities for our Habitat for Humanity Ministry!   All these events will support the ongoing work that our ministry has been doing with the L.A. Catholic Coalition—a collaborative effort between several parishes in L.A.to help raise funds and build a home for a deserving family.  (For more about the Coalition, go to http://bit.ly/CatholicBuild14 )  So, plan to join us for one or all of these Habitat events, including our casual dinner fundraiser at El Cholo on May 21.

Sunday, May 31, 7 p.m. - Dinner at El Cholo

Enjoy a fun & relaxed dinner with our ministry at El Cholo restaurant next Sunday after the 5:30 p.m. Mass.  El Cholo will donate 20% of our food receipts to our Habitat Ministry!   El Cholo is located at the corner of Wilshire and 11th St. in Santa Monica. Please note: You must download this flyer and bring it with you to get the 20% donation to St. Monica.

Saturday, June 20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Habitat Build at the Catholic Coalition House

Pick up your hammer and come to our next build at the Coalition House!   (Builders must be 16 years or older.)  Download Waiver Form>>


Saturday, August 15, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Habitat Disco Night

Join us for our 3rd annual Habitat Disco Night Extravaganza complete with 70s themed food and disco lessons!  The last two Disco Nights have been a blast, and we know this one will be too.  All proceeds will benefit Habitat.  More details to follow soon.