Christine Gerety
Associate Director
of Outreach & Pastoral Care
(310) 566-1531 | email

Marcus Johnson
Ministry Assistant
(310) 566-1532 | email

Senior Adult Ministry

The"Always Beginning" Senior Adult Ministry provides an opportunity for older adults (both men and women) to meet their spiritual and social needs in a friendly environment with their peers from October through June of each year through the following activities:


Our luncheons include a nourishing meal  and follow 12:10 Mass. The meal is served by St. Monica Elementary School sixth grade students. Education programs for senior adults on a variety of topics follow each luncheon. Registration for attendance at these meals is due on the Wednesday prior to the Luncheon. To make a reservation, please contact Marcus Johnson at (310) 566-1532 or by email.

Interested in Volunteering? We always need volunteers to help our members park safely when arriving and exiting and prepare and serve the meal. They also assist with clean up. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Marcus Johnson by email or calling (310) 566-1532.


We sponsor half-day retreats throughout the year that conclude with the 12:10 p.m. Mass and a luncheon. Reservations are required. See calendar below.


Twice a year (November and April), members of the ministry are invited to attend a Saturday Matinée performance presented by our St. Monica High School’s Performing Arts. Tickets are free for members of the Senior Adult Ministry, but reservations are required.

Upcoming Events

December 5: Advent Retreat
The Always Beginning Advent Retreat for adults ages 65 and older will be held on Friday, December 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Caruso A & B. Led by Fr. Richard Sunwoo, the retreat will be followed by Mass at 12:10 p.m. Reservations are required. Contact Marcus Johnson at (310) 566-1532; leave your first and last name with your phone number by December 2.

December 5: Christmas Luncheon hosted by Always Beginning
The Always Beginning Ministry invites everyone of all ages to come celebrate the holidays with them at their annual Christmas feast on Friday, December 5, immediately following the 12:10 p.m. Mass in the Grand Pavilion.  You’ll enjoy a delicious luncheon prepared and served by our terrific volunteers, lots of holiday spirit, and the chance to meet fellow parishioners.  Senior adults receive a complimentary lunch, but must make a reservation with Marcus Johnson at (310) 566-1532 by December 2

For all other guests, tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online or by bringing a check to the Parish Office. Your contribution covers the cost of your meal and helps support this important ministry for our senior adults!   PURCHASE TICKETS >>

For more information, contact Christine Gerety at or (310) 566-1531.