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April 19, 2011
Welcome to a whole new experience! St. Monica Parish website joins the 21st century with a whole new website for you to enjoy. Coming soon-- you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter, learn what is happening in the parish this week and connect in a whole new way with your faith! God Bless you!
September 11, 2011
We remember, we will never forget!
What do you stand for?
Have you ever thought about the power of having a purpose? Everyone needs something that gets them moving in the morning, keeps them going through the day, and makes them continue to work toward a goal. Take some time to think about the activities you are involved in and how they relate to your personal purpose. For the activities that don't serve your purpose, ask yourself why you continue with them. Perhaps you need to reevaluate your commitments and renew your conviction toward your purpose.
Liturgical Organizations--groups dealing mainly with the Liturgy and worship of parishioners
To be taken directly to an organizations page click on the Organization Name
Altar Servers- Open to all boys and girls in St. Monica Parish from 4th grade to 8th grade or beyond. Contact Fr. Mark Kunigonis for further information
Altar and Rosary Society- A dedicated group of parishioners who clean the Upper Church and the Chapel and clean and prepare the Sacred Linens for Mass.
Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality: Open to all women and young girls of the parish.
Holy Name Society: Assists the holiness of each member, sponsors religious and social activities to benefit the parish and helps the pastor in any way requested. Open to all men and boys of the parish. Holy Name Mass is the Second Sunday of each month, with meetings on the Monday after the Second Sunday, 7:30 pm, September through June. Sponsors the Annual Communion Breakfast in November. For more information contact Bob at
Choir/Cantors: The choir sings at the 11 am Sunday Mass and special Liturgies, September through May. Practices Thursday at 7:30 pm. Cantors lead congregational singing at weekend Masses and special Liturgies. Open to all parishioners 13 and over. contact Rosemary Hood at 215-334-3643 for more information.
Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion: Distribute the Holy Eucharist at parish Masses and to the homebound. Open to all parishioners 18 years of age and over, approval of the pastor required. Contact Deacon Leonard at215-334-4170 for more information.
Ushers: Greet persons entering the Church for Sunday Mass and special Liturgies. They assist in seating, taking up collections and distributing parish bulletins. They facilitate reception of Holy Communion in a timely reverent fashion. Open to all parishioners, high school age and up. For more information contact Quinto Andreoli at 215-389-8114
Lectors: Read God's Word at Mass and other Special Liturgies. Open to all parishioners aged 18 and older subject to approval by the pastor.
By their vary nature these organizations promote friendship and respect among their members. They contribute to the well-being of each individual and the group. They promote justice, friendship, charity, respect, duty and love. We have many such organizations here at St. Monica such as:
Senior Citizens Group: Has directed activities, travel and trips for all seniors, age 55 years and older. Meets in the Ritner Street School Hall Mondays at 1 pm from September through June,
GEMS (Formerly the Campfire Girls): Directed activities, arts and crafts and field trips for all grade-school girls of the parish. Meets Friday evenings in the Ritner Street School Hall, September through May. For information please contact Anita Mariani at 215-389-3071.
Fathers and Sons: Directed activities, sports and bonding time for all parish fathers and their sons through high-school age. They sponsor a Family Day, a Christmas Party, Family Picnic & Adult Socials. Meets Friday evenings, September through June in the gym. Contact Phil Marino at 267-251-8339 for more information.
Catholic Youth Organization (CYO): Religious experiences, social activities and sports. Open to all parish high school and grade school students. Adults assist the youth in advisory capacities. For more information contact Michael Poserina at 215-389-1343.
Pro-Life Group: Educates and promotes the culture of life for all parishioners. Open to all members of the parish.
PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) CCD: Teaches the basics of the faith to Catholic children who attend non-Catholic schools. Classes are held on Tuesday afternoons in the Ritner Street School, September through May. Contact Deacon Leonard at 215-334-4170 for more information.
Home and School Association: Sponsors informative programs, school fundraisers and other activities that link parents, teachers and students of St. Monica School. General body meets five times annually; a subcommittee meets five additional times prior to general meetings to plan upcoming events. Open to all parents/guardians of students who attend St. Monica School. Contact Sister Rita at 215-467-5338 for more information.
Ecumenical Group: Helps to bride the gap between Catholics and those of other faiths.
Collection Counters: Assist in opening, computing and recording all donations received for the parish. Members meet weekly on a rotating basis. Open to all adult parishioners. Contact Deacon Leonard for information at 215-334-4170.
St. Vincent DePaul Society: Practices the corporal works of mercy and aids needy parishioners. All dealings are confidential. Meets every other Tuesday or Saturday in the rectory. Open to all adult men. Call Fr. Mark Kunigonis for more information at 215-334-4170.
Bereavement Group: Assists parishioners who have lost a loved one. contact Sister Kathleen White at 215-334-0268 for more information.
Elder Care Program Bonny DeSantos moderator 215-334-0285
Pastoral Council: Assists the pastor in an advisory capacity on items of importance to the parish.
Finance Committee: Advises the pastor on financial matters.
Mother's Club: A social and spiritual retreat for all mothers in St. Monica Parish. contact Fr. Mark Kunigonis for more information 215-334-4170.
Sinatra Committee: Assists the pastor in fund-raising for the parish.
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