St Monica’s Society

The St. Monica’s Society was formed as a support group for mothers just like you. The purpose of this society is to welcome families with school-age children (elementary through college) into the parish, to provide an opportunity for families to gather for social, educational, service and spiritual growth while supporting the community around us.

“Do not fear, I am with you.  Do not be afraid, I am your God.  I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with My victorious right hand.”  ~ Isaiah 41:10

We understand the busy life of a mom with school-age children and we know your time is precious. Come as you are available and let us nourish your mind, body and soul.

You are invited to join St. Monica’s Society in 2021-2022!

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2021-2022 Board:

Jenny Hoang- President
Nancy Wedlake – President Elect
Natalie Arellano – Membership
Nancy Valdivia – Chaplain
Analia Gugliotti – Secretary
Vivian Ramos – Treasurer
Sara Takagi – Programs
Maria Gobea and Dung Lim – Hospitality
Jaclyn Scarborough- Babysitting
Shannon Pietrak – Service
Laynne Martinez – Social

Below are short descriptions of some of our activities and programs:

Monthly Gatherings:

St. Monica’s Society meets monthly in St Jude Hall on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 11:30am-1:00pm. Each of our meetings provides a delicious complimentary lunch and an opportunity to socialize with friends and learn from a speaker about a topic that is relevant to our group. We hope to see you soon!

Meeting dates are:

9/29 – Sandra Hartfiel – “What does it mean to be “made in the image and likeness” of God?  A logical and simple way to understand who God has created us to be using St. John Paul II’s teachings on the Theology of the Body. 

10/27 – Steve Brown –  Learning Differences
11/10 – Fr. Richard Hinkley
12/8 – Katie Hartfiel – Love Languages
1/26 – Speaker TBA
2/23 – Kathryn Whitaker – Family Communications
3/23 – Joint meeting with St. Anne’s Society (Time:  9:30am-11:00am)
  4/6 – Speaker TBA
5/11 – My Favorite Things
Girl’s Night Out:

During the year we have a Girls’ Night Out (GNO). It’s a great opportunity to socialize as well as meet other members of St. Monica’s while having an evening out.

Bible Study:

St. Monica’s members participate in bible studies directly through the Parish.

Meals for Moms:

St. Monica’s members are eligible to receive meals for their family in times of need and support.

Adult Events & Socials:

During the year, we gather for social activities such as our Annual Christmas Party, priest dinners, and other themed events. It’s always a great night out and a fun opportunity to socialize with our members.

Ladies Lunch:

Join us once a month for lunch at a local restaurant. While the kids are in school, enjoy some social time with other moms. Younger kids are welcome if they are not in school yet.

Parish Service Activities:

Throughout the year, the parish calls on St. Monica’s members for assistance with various activities. These activities include bringing desserts for various Parish dinners, volunteering at a Bazaar booth, serving food at family fun nights, making kids meals and many other Parish activities as needed.

To find out more about this exciting Ministry and our upcoming events, please email us.