ALTAR CARE/SACRISTY

Sheila Madden  - Outstanding Volunteer

Sheila and her husband James have been St. Monica parishioners since 1971, for some 47 plus years. Sheila is nominated to acknowledge the daily work she has done for 24 years, with the Altar Care Ministry. She has been the leader in coordinating the care and upkeep of our church and sacristy. This includes but is not limited to taking care of priests vestments, washing and cleaning everything used during Mass in the church and on the altar, changing and watering flowers in the church and chapels, and set up and cleanup for funerals. In addition, Sheila serves as a Eucharistic Minister.

Nominated by Al Herman

SERVIDORES DEL ALTAR (Altar Servers/Hispanic Ministry)


 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Mendoza - Voluntaria Excepcional

Wendy es una niña muy entregada al servicio de Dios, ama lo que ase y llena del amor de Dios. Ella tiene sirviendo 3 años y también sirve en Hospitalidad.

Wendy is a young girl dedicated to serve the Lord. She loves what she does and shows reverence every time she serves. She has been an Altar Server for three years. She is also part of the Hospitality group.

Nominado por Norma Peña 

MINISTERIO EXTRAORDINARIO DE LA SAGRADA COMUNIÓN (Eucharistic Ministry)

David Contreras - Voluntario Excepcional

David se ha destacado por su iniciativa en ayudar a las personas necesitadas.  Decidió, motivar a los Ministros a dar más de ellos para ayudar a las personas que pasan por dificultades económicas. Mensualmente reúnen dos canastas de comida para ser llevadas a hogares necesitados.  David ha sido parte de ministerios familiares al igual que el V Encuentro.

David Contreras has been nominated as the volunteer of the year for the Spanish Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion.  David stood out for his initiative in helping people in need. He decided, to motivate and encourage the Ministers to give more of themselves to help people who are going through economic difficulties. Monthly they gather two baskets of food and take them to homes in need. David has also been part of family ministries at St. Monica and is part of the V Encuentro.

Nominado por Blanca López

MISA DE NIÑOS Y ADOLESCENTES (MASS FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH)

Marisol Paniagua - Voluntaria Excepcional

Marisol ha sido de gran bendición para el ministerio de la Misa de Niños, tiene como objetivo que los niños escuchen y aprendan el verdadero significado de la Misa, dándoles la oportunidad de sentarse en las bancas de enfrente. Ella ha logrado animar, invitar y llenar las bancas de niños. Con su carisma los niños la siguen y los padres pueden estar seguros de que sus hijos están en buenas manos. Ella se queda al pendiente de los niños si tienen que salir de la Misa. Es una de las personas que siempre apoya en el arreglo de las bancas después que termina la Misa para dejarlas listas para el siguiente servicio.

Marisol has been a great blessing to the Ministry of the Children’s Mass. Her goal is to make children listen and learn the true meaning of the Mass, giving them the opportunity to sit in the front pews. She has managed to encourage and fill the reserved pews for children.  With their charisma, children go with her and parents can be sure that their children are in good hands during Mass. She stays alert for children if they want to leave Mass. She is one of the people who always helps to clean up after Mass ends so the Church can be ready for the next service.

Nominada por Noe Vielma

PROCLAMADORES (Lector/Hispanic Ministry)

Heidy Jacqueline Quintana - Voluntaria Excepcional

Heidy tiene 4 años con nosotros. Es una Joven muy obediente, sabe escuchar y nunca se reúsa a servir cuando se lo piden.  Recientemente, la acaban de elegir Coordinadora del grupo de jóvenes Adultos- Circulo Juvenil Ágape y ayuda a los adolescentes en el Ministerio de Pastoral Familiar y en el Catecismo.  Es muy servicial, siempre se puede contar con ella. Es un gran ser humano con un enorme corazón para el servicio. A su corta edad sabe escuchar y poner en práctica lo que aprende. Es gran motivadora para otros en el servicio.

Heidy has been a Lector for 4 years.  She is very obedient, a good listener and is always willing to help. Recently she was elected as the Leader of the Spanish Young Adult Ministry from Pastoral Juvenil and she also helps in Religious Education. I know I can always count on her. She is an amazing person with a servant’s heart willing to help. At her young age she puts into practice what she learns and motivates others to do the same.

Nominada por Ybeth Montañez

NIÑOS PROCLAMADORES (Youth Lectors)

Eduardo Marroquín - Voluntario Excepcional

Se nomina Eduardo como parte de Misa de niños y adolescentes que se celebra el cuarto domingo de cada mes y por considerarlo en el Programa de Reconocimiento a Voluntarios. A quien por su dedicación y entrega a Proclamar la Palabra de Dios e impecable ejemplo. Nos es grato reconocer y aplaudir a nuestro adolecente: Eduardo Marroquín quien tiene 6 años de pertenecer al grupo de ‘La Legión de María”, junto con su familia, y hace 4 años, después de hacer su Primera Comunión se unió al grupo; Proclamando y siendo el un ejemplo para los demás jóvenes, a proyectar el Evangelio de Nuestro Señor.

Our Youth Lector nominee is Eduardo Marroquin. He participates at Spanish Children Mass the fourth Sunday of the month at the Spanish 2pm Mass. He was elected because of his dedication, commitment and impeccable example of reference to the Lords Word.  Four years ago after making his First Communion he joined the ministry, however two years before that he has been part of the Legion of Mary with his family.  He is an example to other youth.

Nominado por Yolanda y José Luis Venegas

USHERS  

                  

Paul Figel - Outstanding Volunteer

Paul and his wife Gennie have been St. Monica parishioners for some 47 plus years. Paul has served in the Usher Ministry for some 25 plus years. Even with recent health issues, Paul has been faithfully attending Mass, at his regular Saturday 5pm time slot, and has signed up for the Family Chalice Program. He has always been available to serve with extra Usher needs, always with a smile and good attitude. He embodies the true meaning of Christian charity and humility. In addition to this, Paul has served in the past as a Eucharistic Minister.

Nominated by Lisa Bell

HOSPITALIDAD (Spanish Junior Ushers)

Perla Mendoza Alvizu - Voluntaria Excepcional

Es bien para nosotros decir que todos los niños hacen un excelente trabajo y son ejemplo para otros. Pero por obediencia, puntualidad disciplina hemos elegido por esta vez a la adolecente Perla Mendoza. Ella tiene dos años en Hospitalidad y dos años de ser monaguillo. Y junto con su familia están en Pastoral familiar.

Es para hospitalidad muy importante que todos los niños que están apoyando, estén involucrados en un Ministerio familiar, porque así sabemos que ellos están recibiendo formación y catequesis continua, y sobre todo que al prestar su servicio, sepan que el servicio es para Dios, y conserven la disciplina y el respeto que deben al Señor Nuestro Dios.

Because of her obedience, punctuality and discipline we have elected Perla Mendoza as our Junior Usher.  She has been serving the ministry for two years.  She is also an Altar Server and as a family they belong to Pastoral Familiar.

In this ministry it is important that all the youth who help are involved in spiritual growth or family program, so they can receive continuous catechesis and spiritual formation to serve the Lord with joy and reverence.

Nominado por Yolanda y José Luis Venegas