Lent 2015 at St. Monica

  Holy Week Mass

Palm Sunday, March 29
7:30, 9:30, 11:30 am; 1:15 and
5:30 pm  ( Vigil at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28)

March 30-April 1

Daily Mass at 6:30 and 8:00am; 12:10 p.m. (5:30 pm Mass at St. Anne Church & Shrine)

Thursday-Saturday, April 2-4
Morning prayer daily at 8:00 am

Holy Thursday, April 2
Mass of the Lord's Supper & Washing of the Feet at 7:00 pm

Good Friday, April 3
Solemn Liturgy with Holy Communion and Veneration of the Cross at Noon & 7:00 pm

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil, April 4
7:00 to 10:00 pm

This Mass will satisfy the Easter obligation.

Easter, April 5
Church: 6:15, 7:45, 9:30, and 11:30 am; 1:15 and 5:30 pm

Gym: 9:30 and 11:30 am

Grand Pavilion:  9:45 and 11:30 am; 1:15 pm

*Extra parking available at 1211 7th Street, south of Wilshire.

Prayer and Spiritual Growth Opportunities

Join a Small Faith-Sharing Group
Small groups will meet for prayer and reflection in private homes throughout the six weeks of Lent using Daily Reflections for Lent: Not by Bread Alone by Jay Cormier as a guide for discussion. You can purchase a copy at Holy Grounds. It is also available as an ebook at www.litpress.org/Products/E3586/not-by-bread-alone.aspx

Early Morning Contemplative Prayer
Join Dr. Jim Finley in the Church for silent prayer and meditation from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. followed by Mass on February 18, March 4, and April 1.

Soup and Stations: Every Friday during Lent
Come together for a simple soup supper at 6:00 p.m. in the Grand Pavilion (or Caruso A & B) followed by Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. in the Church on Fridays beginning February 20 through March 27 (except March 6*) This centuries-old devotion helps us to meditate on the last hours of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and join our sufferings to His as we reflect and pray with Him on the way to Calvary.  $5.00 per person for soup!

*On March 6, there will be no soup supper and Stations of the Cross will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

Daily Mass
Celebrate Mass with us every day of Lent at 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m., and at St. Anne Parish at 5:30 p.m. (located at 2011 Colorado Avenue).

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Every weekday from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. with the following exceptions:

Saturday, March 28: 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Monday, March 30: No Confession
Tuesday,March 31: Communal Liturgy of Reconciliation 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1: 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 2: 8:30 to 10 am;1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

No Confession on Good Friday or Holy Saturday.

Lenten Taizé Prayer at the foot of the Cross—Join us in the Church every Saturday at 4:55 p.m. prior to the Saturday 5:30 liturgy beginning February 19.

March 6: CRS Rice Bowl Concert
Join us for a concert on Friday, March 6 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of CRS Rice Bowl. There will be several food trucks onsite beforehand serving only fish and meatless entrees beginning at 6 p.m. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the church.  More info>>

March 12-15: Register for and attend Religious Education Congress on March 12-15 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Congress will open with Youth Day on Thursday, March 12, followed by three days of workshops for adults on March 13-15. St. Monica will host a hospitality suite at the Anaheim Marriot for all St. Monica parishioners.  Lunch will be available on Friday and Saturday along with wine and cheese reception on Friday night.  See details at www.stmonica.net/recongress.

Register for Congress at www.RECongress.org

March 23-25: Parish Retreat (formerly called Parish Mission)
Fr. Ron Hoye, C.S.M. will lead our three day parish retreat.  If you can't make any of the nights, you can watch on our Livestream channel at http://new.livestream.com/stmonica90403/live-events

March 28: Community Seder Dinner—We invite you to join us for our Seder Meal on Saturday, March 28, as we celebrate our spiritual roots. PURCHASE TICKETS >>  
You can also purchase tickets in the Parish Office during weekdays or in the Duval Center during the weekends of March14-15 and 21-22. 

We also need volunteers to help sell tickets, set up, serve, and clean up after the dinner. Contact Dale@stmonica.net or (310) 566-1520 if you're interested in helping.

April 3: Living Stations of the Cross
Good Friday, April 3, at 2:30 p.m.  Living Stations of the Cross with living actors. Please wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for outdoors.