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Showing God’s Love

Dear Friends, Early in my tenure here at St. Monica’s, the church received a message via Facebook in Spanish. A woman asked in Spanish, “Do you have services in Spanish.” I said, “No, but let’s talk.” So we met - Gustavo, Francis, Linda Flores, and myself. They told me [...]

2023-09-21T15:50:55-04:00September 21, 2023|Rector's Notes|

A Pillar of our Church

Dear Friends, I want to recognize someone who has been a pillar of our church for a long, long time. Pat Kearns will be with us on Saturday night for the last time before she moves back to Maryland to be with her family. Pat has been an integral part [...]

2023-09-07T14:41:53-04:00September 7, 2023|Rector's Notes|

Church and the Relationship

Dear Friends, We often hear people talk about churches as something that they attend. The conversation often goes something like this: “What church do you go to?” “I go to _________ Church, they have a great ___ program.” What stands out to me in this brief dialogue are two [...]

2023-08-31T14:04:08-04:00August 31, 2023|Rector's Notes|

You are the Messiah…

Dear Friends, This Sunday in the Gospel we hear about who is who. Peter says to Jesus, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “… And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church.” Upon hearing [...]

2023-08-24T10:21:28-04:00August 24, 2023|Rector's Notes|

Renewed Energy

Dear Friends, It is nice to be back! My family and I were able to get away for a few weeks before the school year began. Being away allows us to see things here in a new way and with renewed energy. But honestly, this year I did not feel [...]

2023-08-17T13:03:58-04:00August 17, 2023|Rector's Notes|


We will be gathering at Jason's Deli, on Monday, June 12th, at 12:30pm. It is located at 2700 Immokalee Rd. in Uptown Plaza. It is on the same side of Sam's Club.

2023-05-18T16:36:40-04:00May 18, 2023|Announcements|


The Shelter for Abused Women and Children ( needs cell phones to provide to families at the county’s two shelters. After you delete the personal information from your phone, you can drop it in the basket at the back of St. Monica’s sanctuary. If you need help deleting your personal [...]

2023-05-18T16:35:52-04:00May 18, 2023|Announcements|


We are so grateful for the generosity of the parishioners of St. Monica’s. We now have 89 individuals and families who have pledged over $349,000. Our goal is $375,000. Fortunately, we have received significantly high non-pledged giving. However, we now have a bump in the road ahead of us, [...]

2023-05-18T16:35:05-04:00May 18, 2023|Announcements|


Dear Friends, Last weekend, many of us gathered in the Parish Hall after services. We had rich discussions about where we see the Spirit among us at St. Monica’s and what our deepest longings are for the future of our parish. We will have one more of these conversations after the Eucharist [...]

2023-01-20T11:57:15-05:00January 20, 2023|Announcements|


Dear Friends, We need you this weekend! After each service this weekend, we will have a time of food and rich discussion in the Parish Hall. We will talk about where we see the Spirit working here at St. Monica’s, stewardship, and begin dreaming about our future together. On February 11th at [...]

2023-01-13T10:45:57-05:00January 13, 2023|Rector's Notes|
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