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St Monica Catholic Church

All are welcome!

aka St. Monica Catholic Community   |   Santa Monica, CA   |  www.stmonica.net

Mission

Our Mission: "To form loving disciples who will transform the world."

Ruling year info

1946

Pastor

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson

Director of Administration

Felipe Sanchez

Main address

725 California Ave

Santa Monica, CA 90403 USA

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EIN

95-1642385

NTEE code info

Roman Catholic (X22)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Communication

Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Hope at the Door

Ministry that provides referral support to people dealing with housing, food, and employment challenges. We can connect people in need with local agencies or organizations that can help them stabilize their lives, and can occasionally provide some limited financial assistance

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Education Fund | Race 4 Veronika's Place | Mission Cooperative

HCAM Education Fund supports our Sister Parish with scholarships, funds for student activities, classroom supplies, and youth sports programs for the community. Our mission is to help young people and provide a pathway out of extreme poverty through education. We need your help to continue our life-changing work for children at Holy Cross in Dandora, Kenya.

Veronika’s Place is a food distribution program that supports HIV/AIDS patients in the Dandora Holy Cross Community in Kenya, supported by St. Monica Holy Cross Africa Ministry [HCAM]. In partnership with the Los Angeles Marathon, we raise funds to feed over 500 people each month with basic provisions annually. These men, women, and children cannot survive their battle with HIV/AIDS, even with antiviral medications, if they do not have nourishing food.

Population(s) Served

As part of our outreach to the local community, St. Monica regularly contributes to and volunteers with organizations that serve the local poor, particularly the homeless.

We currently have four great teams of volunteers: the St. Robert’s Center Weekend Food Pantry Team and our three Transitional Shelters [PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), Samoshel, Turning Point] and are hoping to expand our regular outreach to the St. Francis Center in Downtown L.A.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

St. Monica sponsors the monthly Loaves & Fishes Food Drive, which helps provide food to the Westside Food Bank and the St. Joseph Center Food Bank. The food is distributed to individuals and families in need in our local community and to organizations that work with people in need. Help us make sure that everyone can get the nutrition that they need.

St. Monica is still teaming up with Westside Food Bank every second Sunday of the month to fight hunger! Westside Food Bank, is a great community organization that provides food to individuals, and to over 70 local agencies that serve people in need.

Population(s) Served
Working poor
Extremely poor people
Low-income people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. A Welcoming Place of Worship
All are welcome at St. Monica where people can worship and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ through
active participation in liturgy, thought-provoking homilies, and inspirational music. We make every effort to
permeate our parish life with hospitality and respect for the diversity of our community.

2. A Catalyst for Ministry and Service
We offer a variety of opportunities to be involved in ministry, build relationships, and make a difference in the
world.

3. A Place for Spiritual Formation
Our parish provides a safe environment to grow in faith through prayer, meditation, retreats, scripture reflection,
faith sharing groups, and vibrant sacramental life.

4. Opportunities to Connect
We offer many opportunities for adults, young adults, traditional and non-traditional families, couples, singles,
and youth to connect, make friends, and have a joyful experience through worship, service opportunities, and
community life events.

5. Prudent Stewardship of Resources
We strive to prudently manage our resources and give back responsibly to our community. Our financial condition is transparent.

6. Leadership Development
We promote the vocation and formation of ordained ministers, religious life, and strong lay leadership.
Collaborative decision making processes include consulting with parish councils, volunteers, and other
subject matter experts.

7. Fidelity to Catholic Doctrine
Our parish is faithful to the foundational teachings of the Church and the Gospel message.

Financial Resources Develop a five year
resource plan to educate parishioners about stewardship,
expand and increase annual pledges and create a habit
of regular giving, fund new initiatives and resources, pay
off outstanding capital campaign debt, and build
reserves. Within five years, increase ordinary income 5%
to 10% per year. Explore campaigns to involve 100% of
the parish community in giving to the support of the
church in both weekly and long term commitments.
Initiatives:
• Ordinary income campaign
• Establish a formal Legacy Society
• Secure foundation/grant support for operational an
ministry costs
• New member campaign
• Promote the use of online recurring gifts
• Expand targeted donor appreciation events
• Create time, talent, treasure videos
• St. Monica University -- “Financial fundamentals of
Catholic giving, trust and estate planning, and personal
financial planning workshops”
Marketing, Communication and
Technology Develop and resource a
comprehensive communication, marketing, public
relations, and technology plan.
• Build user friendly and comprehensive web
strategies and mobile applications.
• Expand the use of social media push
communication, event coordination, and volunteer
needs on a timely basis. Develop a robust video
ministry to support ministry, service, and resource
utilization.
• Utilize an Advisory Board to support
communications and technology. Create a plan to
improve the use of technology to connect with
parishioners and streamline their St. Monica
experience.
• Develop database utilization and maximization
plan to include ongoing and current collection of
parishioner data, skills, needs, and interests.
Evaluate methods to support parishioner to
parishioner connectivity and/or a Parish Resource
guide to support ministries.
• Knowledge database – create and maintain a
searchable data base of all recorded homilies,
guest speakers, live-streams, special events,
music concerts and printed ministry guidance
materials.
Facilities Develop a five year master facilities
enhancement and utilization plan. Determine the
requirements to support the growth of parish ministries
and schools. Address the requirements to maintain our
buildings and improve aging facilities.
• Develop and fund renovation of the North End – lower
gymnasium, Trepp Center, and Spirituality Center –
including middle school classrooms, lower gym
renovation, and improvements to the Spirituality Center
for shared utilization.
• Develop a “Spiritual Formation and Pastoral Care
Center” brand
• Develop and educate school staff, parish staff, lay
leadership, and volunteers on “highest and best”
facilities utilization protocols and strategies.
• Develop a budget and marketing plan to encourage
rental income to sustain and enhance facilities.
Develop shared accountability and goals for parish and
school staff.
• Develop a maintenance resource plan. Hire additional
support staff.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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St Monica Catholic Church

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Greg Brackett

Avis Cheung

Paul Sczudlo

Alicia Byrnes

Patricia Summers

Dave Casares

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data