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 Chair
Mark Lifrieri
(213) 952-6687 | email

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

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat USA | Habitat Los Angeles

St. Monica Catholic Community is honored and very happy 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 got to participate 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

August 16: Disco Night Extravaganza!

Come join us for Disco Night on Saturday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grand Pavilion. The evening includes delicious food, great dancing (including disco lessons), a disco costume contest, and a chance to meet a terrific family who will be moving into a Habitat home. Plus, raffle tickets will be on sale for terrific prizes. We need volunteers!  For more information or to volunteer, contact Lorilynn at lorilynn@lorilynnfailor.com or John at johnedwardmack@gmail.com or 310-882-8627. Tickets are $25 per person; $30 after July 31; $35 after August 10 and at the door. Tickets will be available online through August 14. PURCHASE NOW>>

Net proceeds will support the HFH GLA Catholic Coalition Build, a collaboration of 12-15 Catholic parishes in the L.A. Archdiocese to help fund and build an entire home for a hard-working low income family. Go to http://bit.ly/CatholicBuild14 for more information.