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St Monica's Catholic Church
725 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
St. Monica's Catholic Church originated in Santa Monica as a small parish church in 1886, and has grown to be one of theMore largest–and most active–faith communities in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. It is a vibrant Catholic community, known locally for the strength of their ministries. They have a variety of outreach programs, including a parish, high school, and elementary school. Weekly newsletters are provided free to the community as a way to keep track of all the many events, services, and programs available. Visit the church's website for more information.
St. Monica Catholic High School
1030 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
St. Monica Catholic High School is a coeducational high school located on Lincoln Boulevard. Since 1937, the institutionMore has provided its students with a faith-based education that stresses Christian service in addition to its college preparatory curriculum. (A variation of the school, called the Academy of the Holy Names, was founded in 1901.) Among the school's values are strong character, intellectual curiosity and love of God and others. Academic departments include art, computer studies, English, foreign languages, mathematics, performing arts, physical education, religious studies, science and social studies. In addition to academic requirements, students must also perform 100 hours of Christian service in order to graduate. Students, teachers, parents and members of the Santa Monica community partner for Reaching Out, Challenging Kids (ROCK), a program that encourages students to tutor and mentor. The school also features one technology lab (which contains 30 computers), one library (which also contains 30 computers) and one language lab. Additionally, the school has a broadcast journalism studio with film and sound equipment.
St Peter & St Paul Coptic Orthodox Church
1245 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Coptic Catholics are traditionally those with Egyptian heritages. This church on Fourth street has been in place sinceMore 1993, four years after the small congregation began searching for a meeting space other than a Santa Monica school hall. Since then the church and congragation have had a few specific goals and functions: youth ministry education for high school and junior college students, as well as new immigrants, outreach ministry, study and orientation for newlyweds, and catechumens for new members. A large focus is on the youth, with Vacation Bible Study for children, and a ministry of counseling with parents and teenagers. The majority of the clergy has background and education in the sciences, and the current hegomen is Fr. Paul Megally.
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