Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


other other
Fr. Richard Sunwoo


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey


other other
Bishop Lumen Monteiro


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey

There was a glitch at the beginning of the homily, but only a few seconds are missing. Sorry about that!

Fr. Mark Martinez Fr. Mark Martinez


other other


Fr. Willy Raymond Fr. Willy Raymond


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. Willy Raymond Fr. Willy Raymond


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


other other
Fr. Tom Hurley


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


other other
Fr. Greg Boyle


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey


Fr. Willy Raymond Fr. Willy Raymond


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. Willy Raymond Fr. Willy Raymond


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


other other
Fr. Matthew Tuurosong


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson

Living for Others - that's the life that St. Monica presents to us this week. To live outside ourselves. To live for people. Live in a generous heart and be gracious. Care for those who are gripped by violence and who need our love and support. As we sing during the Preparation of the Gifts, "Oh St. Monica, pray for us, your family of love."


Check out the New York Times article mentioned here:
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/23/what-our-genes-reveal-about-true-happiness/

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson

Msgr. Torgerson asks us to find our "fire" so that we can passionately worship and serve God through our lives.

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson encourages us to explore what it means to spend quality time in our lives and reminds us that each moment we have is a precious gift from God.

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. Willy Raymond Fr. Willy Raymond


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey


Fr. Willy Raymond Fr. Willy Raymond


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson

Using old African lore, Msgr. Togerson reminds us that we are all children of The King and therefore have no need for fear in our day-to-day lives.

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."
― Rabindranath Tagore

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson

Often our daily stress and anxiety is born out of fear. Msgr. Torgerson offers us a strategy to overcome our fear: that it is not faced alone, but rather alongside our God.

Check out the book he mentions:
'Hour of the Tiger: Facing Our Fears' by Megan McKenna available in the St. Monica Bookstore.

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. Willy Raymond Fr. Willy Raymond


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson

Here are some video highlights from Pentecost Sunday Mass!

"Glory, Glory Hallelujah" - words & music by Grayson Warren Brown

"Homily by Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson"

"We Are Many Parts" - words & music by Marty Haugen

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


other other
Msgr. Clem Connolly

The Spirituality of Human Relationships, by Msgr. Clem Connolly

Learn how the Gospel is revealed to us in our limitations and how "Where we stumble, there lies our treasure."


Night 1 - March 4, 2013
www.stmonica.com/audio/mission_030413.mp3


Night 2 - March 5, 2013
www.stmonica.com/audio/mission_030513.mp3


Night 3 - March 6, 2013
www.stmonica.com/audio/mission_030613.mp3

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson

Serigraph mentioned in homily by John August Swanson. Please visit his website!
www.johnaugustswanson.com

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson

Camaldolese Benedictine Monks retreat center
http://www.contemplation.com/

Click "download" link above to play from your mobile device or save the .mp3 file. Below is the video link from this same liturgy, our weekly Sunday 530pm Livestream of the Mass.

We encourage you to visit our website for more information:
http://www.stmonica.net

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson

Presider: Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Soloists: Helena Buscema & Harrison Crenshaw
"I Can Only Imagine" by Bart Millard
© 2001, 2002 Simpleville Music

Dr. Jim Finley Dr. Jim Finley


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson gives a fresh look at The Prodigal Son story, followed by "And Now My Lifesong Sings" (written by Casting Crowns, sung by Patrick Lundquist)

Dr. Jim Finley Dr. Jim Finley


other other
Msgr. Clem Connolly


Dr. Jim Finley Dr. Jim Finley


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey


Dr. Jim Finley Dr. Jim Finley


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


other other
View image Fr. Peter Banks

Fr. Peter Banks from St. Lawrence Brindisi in Watts, California, shares with us the importance of Together-In-Mission.

Dr. Jim Finley Dr. Jim Finley


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey

Words of comfort, healing, and wisdom from Fr. David about recent news in the media about the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Click here for a link to the Archbishop's letter.

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. Willy Raymond Fr. Willy Raymond


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey


Fr. Willy Raymond Fr. Willy Raymond


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson

Today in Mark's gospel, Jesus begins by predicting that even though he has many followers - that he's winning the race, that things are going well - still, he will suffer his passion, his death and his resurrection. His followers don't get it! Here they are giving up their lives for someone who says he's going to die up on the cross? But Jesus quickly reminds them that ultimate victory ALWAYS surrounds the cross.


Fast forward to 2012: what is our view of what it REALLY means to succeed; what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ; what it means to live life to its fullest?? It's not necessarily great success, continued success and then great victory. In fact, Jesus reminds us that its the very opposite: its about our struggles - the pain in our lives - those crosses we must endure.


As Psalm 116 says: "In the land of the living, I will walk with God all my days." The key is to recognize that WE ARE ALL on the same journey to ultimate victory, and to see a common-ness that says: I'm you, and you're me.


"The Church Downstairs" story link

©Commonweal Magazine, July 13, 2012 issue

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. Willy Raymond Fr. Willy Raymond


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson

Happy Feast of St. Monica! Today we are reminded of the story of St. Monica, her son St. Augustine and his ultimate conversion, and how the city of Santa Monica got it's name.

 

This feast day is also a time to hold up, celebrate and remember all of the great women who have become the fabric of our lives, having done extraordinary AND ordinary things that make a HUGE difference in this world. We especially hold up the religious women in this country and abroad.

 

Peter said in today's gospel: "Lord, where can we go? You have the words of eternal life."


These words can be a source of strength and comfort, as our Church continues to struggle with challenges and disappointments. But this question from Peter is really at the center - the core of our faith. May we have the strength of Peter and the faith of St. Monica to carry us through the difficult times. And may we continue to celebrate the life of this great woman, St. Monica!

 

St Monica commissioned image

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson

The bedrock of our faith is presented in this gospel of John 6 - where Jesus invites us to receive the great gift of the Holy Eucharist. Try to take some time this week and reflect on the meal you receive not just weekly, but also the meal that is a foretaste of the great heavenly meal that we will all share together one day. Our promise here at St. Monica is that we'll do everything we can to make THIS meal a strength, food, and nourishment for your journey. 

Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey

Watching the Summer Olympics this week, we are reminded of the pursuit of excellence in big and triumphant ways. But in our own lives, not every story winds up receiving an olympic gold medal or getting on the cover of Time Magazine. And the truth is, sometimes we aren't satisfied with the ordinary!


Yes, extraordinary things can happen to people, like when Michael Phelps won his 18th gold medal, or when Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000. But as read in the gospel today, we are reminded that sometimes the most amazing works of God happen in the ordinary; through the everyday activity of working, living and being in relationship with others.

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


other other
View image Fr. Greg Boyle

So often we never fully trust that WHO we are is enough...that WHAT we have is enough. Today we are invited to a sense of abundance: that who we are IS enough, and what we have IS plenty. We must also recognize the fact that we have left overs and that there is always plenty to go around.

other other
View image Fr. Andrew Massawe

Let us be Good Shepherds to one another by our actions, attitudes and deeds. In turn, we become examples of Jesus to one another, by what we do and how we treat others.

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson

The people in Jesus's hometown cannot see that he is a prophet and a healer, more than just a carpenter's son. They pre-judge him and "box him in"...Do we do that to others? Sometimes we judge people without knowing them. Sometimes we put people on pedestals, surprised when they disappoint us. Our lives exist only by the grace of God, so let's look for the best in each other.

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson

Taken from his July 8, 2012 homily, Msgr. Torgerson gives us a brief recap of the recent Africa Ministry trip to our sister parish, "Holy Cross Dandura" in Nairobi, Kenya. We hope this audio message will give you some insight as to why we support this beautiful community of faith, and how in many ways they have become as much a grace and blessing for us as we for them.
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PHOTO: pastors Msgr. Torgerson & Fr. Andrew
PHOTO: St. James Children's Choir
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music by St. Francis of Assisi Youth Choir
Holy Cross Parish Dandura
opening: "Mt. Fransisco Somo Wetu" by Rev. Fr. Temba L.
closing: "Twaleta Sadaka Zetu" by Paul Kitivi

Fr. Willy Raymond Fr. Willy Raymond


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey


Fr. Tim Klosterman Fr. Tim Klosterman


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. Willy Raymond Fr. Willy Raymond


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Fr. Willy Raymond Fr. Willy Raymond
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Dr. Bill Creasy Dr. Bill Creasy

recorded on April 2, 2012.

Dr. Bill Creasy Dr. Bill Creasy

recorded on April 2, 2012.

Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey
other other
Fr. Randy
Dr. Bill Creasy Dr. Bill Creasy

recorded on March 12, 2012.

Dr. Bill Creasy Dr. Bill Creasy

recorded on March 12, 2012.

Dr. Bill Creasy Dr. Bill Creasy

recorded on March 4, 2012

Dr. Bill Creasy Dr. Bill Creasy

recorded on March 4, 2012.

Dr. Jim Finley Dr. Jim Finley
Dr. Jim Finley Dr. Jim Finley
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Dr. Bill Creasy Dr. Bill Creasy

recorded on February 27, 2012

Dr. Bill Creasy Dr. Bill Creasy

recorded on February 27, 2012

Fr. Tim Klosterman Fr. Tim Klosterman


other other
Bishop Malcolm Patrick McMahon


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. Willy Raymond Fr. Willy Raymond
Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey
Fr. Tim Klosterman Fr. Tim Klosterman
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Fr. Willy Raymond Fr. Willy Raymond
Fr. Willy Raymond Fr. Willy Raymond
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Fr. Willy Raymond Fr. Willy Raymond
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
other other
Fr. Anthony Massawe
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Fr. David Guffey Fr. David Guffey


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson
Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


other other
Fr. Edward Beck


other other
Fr. Ron Rolheiser


Dr. Jim Finley Dr. Jim Finley


other other
Fr. Ron Rolheiser


other other
Fr. Ron Rolheiser


Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson


Dr. Jim Finley Dr. Jim Finley


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