ACTS Retreats

ACTS Refresh Retreat: October 31, 2020
Catholic Conference & Formation Center
For more information, contact Mari Lara
(214) 684-6864 or

Ben Richards
(817) 896-8233 or 

The amount of the retreat is $40.

ACTS Retreats spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ among Catholic communities throughout the world. Our goals are to strengthen our faith, spiritually renew ourselves, and build lasting friendships. The anacronym of ACTS stands for Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service. Participants must be at least 21 years or older. Retreats are held at the Catholic Conference and Retreat Center owned by the Diocese of Dallas in Oak Cliff.

For more information about the ACTS Core Team at St. Monica and its retreats, contact Benjamin Richards at (817) 896-8233 or  

Adult Catholic Education

(Appropriate for Adults over 18 years of age)

Mission: To educate adults in the Roman Catholic church using fundamental Catholic teachings from the Catechism, the Bible, and authorized church sources.

Vision: Class participants will freely observe and discuss current topics designed to educate and stimulate Christians into a deeper relationship with the Catholic faith.


Sundays: 9:30 am

All classes are conducted in room #217 of the Family Center. Classes are open to individual sessions at any time without prior registration.

Current Courses

  • Living the Discerning Life: The Spiritual Teaching of St. Ignatius of Loyola
    Video Presentation followed by Class Discussion
    St. Ignatius Loyola designed the Spiritual Exercises over 450 years ago, to help retreatants discern those influences arousing discouragement and deception in their spiritual lives. Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V. devotes this 10-part series to those same 14 rules, more relevant today than ever before. As they facilitate our drawing closer to God, they awaken new hope in those who practice them."

Future Courses

  • TBD

For details on textbooks, homework, and course sessions click here.

To register for a course call Chuck Suter at 972-401-0471.



Dallas Vocation Guild

The Dallas Vocation Guild is a spiritual, charitable, educational non-profit Catholic organization of women dedicated to the promotion and sustaining of religious vocations to the priesthood and religious life. The DVG meets on the third Thursday of every month (September to May) at 11:00 am in the Family Center at St. Monica Catholic Church. The Rosary is prayed, Mass is celebrated by our Chaplain, and lunch is served. Lenten and Advent reflections are also offered during these seasons. For more information contact Robyn Mathews at 214-684-5109 or "


Eucharistic Adoration Society

Jesus is in need of people willing to give Him one hour a week to save souls and to make reparation for all those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love Him in the Blessed Sacrament. He hungers and thirsts for our presence because He loves us and earnestly desires to give us Himself which is our greatest need.

There are particular hours which are difficult for us to fill. There is a great need for personal commitment. Commitment requires sacrifice and willingness to change from adoration as an optional activity to adoration, a commitment of discipleship. Every moment that we spend in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament will leave our souls everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in heaven because the Blessed Sacrament is Jesus, our Risen Savior, with all the glory and beauty of His resurrection flowing out on those who come into His Eucharistic presence.

Members commit to spending an hour per week with Our Lord in prayer. For details or to get involved contact coordinator Marge Giangiulio at (214) 769-4407.

Hourly Captains

9, 10 & 11 am Mary Thompson Home: (214) 358-2683 Cell: (214) 789-2833
12, 1 & 2 pm Kathy Gilbride Home: (469) 644-6364
3, 4 & 5 pm Theresa Martter Home: (972) 490-0086 Cell: (214) 708-7060
6, 7 & 8 pm Bill & Leanne Galyean Home: (214) 357-5173
9, 10 & 11 pm Wade Stanley Cell: (214) 223-3422

Fall Scripture Study, Letico Mary

Why is Mary so important to Catholics, and what can we learn about her from Sacred Scripture? Find out the answers to these questions and many more this Fall in the new video study, Lectio Mary:  The Bible and the Mother of God.

Guided by Scripture scholar Dr. Brant Pitre, we will dive into Scripture and the teachings of the early Church fathers to answer common misconceptions about Mary and to reveal the truth about her life and identity as the Mother of God. Join us beginning Thursday, September 19th, at 7:00pm in Room 109 of the Family Center and see the Blessed Mother as you may never have seen her before!

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Spring Scripture Study- The Bible and Church fathers

Spring Scripture Study starts Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 @ 7PM in the Family Center, Room 201, and runs for 10 weeks. As Christians, we should know our "family tree"--who has gone before us in the Faith and what they believed and taught. In this upcoming series, we will see how the Church Fathers shaped the way we read Scripture and its relationship to Tradition and the Sacraments. The power of the Word of God transformed the lives of the early Fathers and it can transform us too! Join us to see how! Babysitting will be available. For more information call the Faith Formation office at 214-357-8549.

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Family Chalice

The St. Monica Chalice Program, which has over 200 families as participants, surely played a role in the great increase of seminarians. However, we still need more priests and you can help us! This is a program in which each family can help to overcome the vocation shortage by daily prayer in front of the Chalice in your home for one week. Our goal is to have someone or family take home a chalice at every Mass, every weekend to pray for vocations. To participate call Don Wetzel at 214-368-3640 or email Eleanor Wetzel at .

Great Men Program

The Great Men Program is for men who are committed to being better. Being better means being fully engaged with our faith, our marriage, our fatherhood, and our friendships.

We invite all men to join in our mission for a powerfully engaged man in every home. Why? Because Great Men value full engagement with other great men. We have so much to learn from each other and so much to offer to the great men in our community who are husbands, fathers, friends, colleagues, and Christians.

The Great Men Program meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 7:30-8:45pm. For meeting information, please visit our website.

This is not another organization to join. This is a program to make us better - led by men like you from St. Monica, St. Rita, and Christ the King.

We look forward to meeting you at our next event. Click here to hear Rick Sapio and Darren Smith's radio interview about the Great Men Program.

For more information, visit our website and sign up for the Great Men program.

Lay Apostles

  • A lay apostle walks closely with Jesus throughout each day. The first goal is the personal movement toward unity with Jesus.
  • We serve Jesus through service to others. We learn to love Jesus through loving others.


We meet the first Thursday of the month from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., first in the chapel for the rosary, and then in the JCLC Board Room in McManus Hall. For questions or more information contact coordinator Marge Giangiulio at 214-769-4407 or .

Little Rock Sunday Scripture Study

“And such is the force and power of the Word of God that it can serve the Church as her support and vigor and the children of the Church as strength for their faith, food for the soul, and a pure and lasting font of spiritual life.” 

Dei Verbum, Pope Paul VI, 1965

Whether you are a veteran or a beginner, Bible study is a rewarding way to deepen your faith and understanding of the Word of God. We meet on Sundays (except in the summer) in the Family Center immediately after the 9:30 Mass for about 1.5 hours. There are four essential elements to Little Rock Scripture Study: a) daily personal study (reading scripture and commentary, and reflecting on study questions); b) Sunday morning small-group meetings to share responses to the week’s study; c) wrap-up lecture following the small-group discussion and d) prayer, both individually and with your group.  

This fall we will start with the study of the book of Acts.

. No prior scripture study experience is necessary. The fee for the class is $15, which covers the cost of study materials. To register, or for more information, please contact Dan and Sally Cook at  , or 214-794-6575. We invite you to join us!


Monday Bible Study

The group meets Monday at 1:00 p.m. in the Family Center room 217. Classes last about one hour. We offer an informal study of Sacred Scripture. Being a relatively small group (15-20 attendees) this class encourages open discussion. A class schedule with material to be covered in each meeting will be available at the first class. All are welcome. Contact Phyllis Conces at 214-546-6287 or .


Triumph of the Immaculate Heart Cenacle

This group is a member of the Marian Movement of Priests which is "a spirit", a work of love that the Immaculate Heart is stirring up in the Church today to help all her children to live with trust and filial hope, to assist first and foremost the priests who are the sons of her maternal predilection. It is open to all priests, religious, and laity and its main purpose is the living out of the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Contact Geraldine Schafer 972-243-4321.

Tuesday Scripture Study

This group meets on Tuesdays in the upper lounge, room 201 of the Family Center, from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. for fellowship, spiritual discussion, and study of the scripture. We meet in the fall and spring with a break for Christmas and the summer. Karen Jones facilitates the group and leads us on our spiritual journey. Call or email Karen Jones if you are interested in 404-754-5775 or .


Serra Club of Metropolitan Dallas

The purpose of the Serra Club of Metropolitan Dallas is to encourage and affirm vocations to consecrated life. Members are Catholic men and women who assist area parishes and schools with vocations awareness programs and actively engage with our seminarians at Holy Trinity Seminary. We meet twice each month: the First Friday at St. Monica at 6:45am for mass, breakfast, and a speaker presentation and the Third Friday at the Park City Club 11:45-1:10 for a luncheon program. Contact Joan Minigutti by email at   or call 214-350-3489 for more information. Guests are welcome!