HIGH SCHOOL-ADULTS CHOIR MINISTRY

Elecia O’Hearn

Elecia has been in the St. Monica Choir since she was a teenage student. She is always willing to help with logistics and set up. She comes early for each rehearsal, concert, or Mass to set up the chairs and move other equipment. She coordinates volunteers for set-up and take-down for more complicated events. She often volunteers to help with ushering at special events.

Nominated by Jeremy Wirths

MINISTERIO DE MÚSICA (CORO) (SPANISH CHOIR)

Alma Rosa Izaguirre 

Alma Rosa desde que se integró al ministerio hace casi 4 años ha sido de gran bendición para el Ministerio de Música. Gracias a su entusiasmo y gran sentido de compañerismo se ha ganado el respeto de todos los demás miembros del ministerio. Además es una persona muy entregada y responsable.

Las habilidades, dones y carismas Alma Rosa las ha puesto siempre al servicio de la Iglesia y la Eucaristía. Ella es una de nuestras salmistas y posee un gran talento para tocar las percusiones.

Sin duda, Alma Rosa es una gran amiga y compañera confiable. Es admirable su afán de siempre seguir cultivando su espiritualidad y aprender más de la doctrina Católica.

Nominada por Alejandro Suarez

Alma Rosa has been a member of the Hispanic Music Ministry for almost 4 years, and has been a great blessing. She has gained the respect of the members, with her enthusiasm and great sense of teamwork. Furthermore, she is a dedicated and responsible person. In addition to her natural talents and charisma, Alma Rosa has always put her priority on serving our church and the Eucharist. She is a cantor and possesses a great talent with percussions.

Without a doubt, Alma Rosa is a great friend and reliable team member. She is to be admired for always cultivating her spirituality and constantly learning more about the catholic doctrine.

Nominated by Alejandro Suarez

CHOIR-HANDBELL ADULTS

Margaret Somereve

Margaret is a very committed bell ringer. She works hard at rehearsal and is always prepared for performances. Margaret often volunteers to help with the Youth Handbells.

Nominated by Jeremy Wirths

CONTEMPORARY CHOIR

Anne Marie DeFrank

Anne Marie has been my student for over 5 years. In this choir, she has grown so much. She constantly cantors and always leads the others with her voice. They say that, “when you sing you pray twice.” Anne Marie helps the congregation to add that extra level of prayer. She is a wonderful musician and singer, but most of all, she is a wonderful person whose dedication to the group is unmatched.

Nominated by Emmanuel Espiritu

YOUTH CHOIR

Adrian Chavez

Adrian is the bass player in youth band. The bass is the foundation of the band’s sound, and in many ways, Adrian is the foundation of the group. He very rarely misses Mass, thus has exponentially grown as a musician. He is incredibly witty and always makes me laugh. If you don't believe me, ask him for one of his puns! He brings a friendly demeanor to the group and makes the choir a place where others want to be. We are frequently being recognized by others as being one of the best contemporary groups in the diocese, and it's largely in part to the talent and dedication to the choir that Adrian brings.

Nominated by Emmanuel Espiritu

CORO DE NIÑOS (SPANISH CHILDREN’S CHOIR)

Alejandro Suarez 

El nominado de Coro de Niños es Alejandro Suarez, el encargado de preparar al coro de la Misa de Niños, cada cuarto domingo del mes. Elejimos al Sr. Suarez porque su dedicación a servir y transmitir a los niños la importancia de la Misa y el servicio a Dios, a pesar de las dificultades del tiempo o incluso problemas personales, siempre está ahí para ensayar y con buen ánimo, mucha paciencia y tolerancia. A través de él los niños han ido creciendo espiritualmente y se dan cuenta de lo importante que es el servicio. Para mí es un gran ejemplo de cómo debe ser un buen servidor ya que el no solo está encargado de los niños también del coro de adultos. Participa en las reuniones de grupos de oración familiar y además apoya cada vez en retiros o eventos. También ha servido en otras parroquias, por todo eso él es un gran ejemplo a seguir de servicio y compromiso a Dios. Su frase siempre es: “los dones que Dios nos dio, son solo para servirle a Él".

Nominado por Gabriela Baylon

Alejandro Suarez is the nominated volunteer for the Children’s Choir Ministry. Alejandro is recognized for his dedication to service and ability to transmit to the children the importance of Mass and serving God. He is always available to teach with great enthusiasm, patience and tolerance.

Through Alejandro, the children have grown spiritually and become more aware of the importance to serve. Definitely, he is a great example of service. Alejandro is not only in charge of the Children’s Choir, but also of the Adult Choir. He participates in family prayer meetings and supports retreats and events. Alejandro has also served in other parishes. For all of this, he is a great example in committing to serving God. Alejandro’s phrase is always “God given talents are to serve God”.

Nominated by Gabriela Baylon

FINE ARTS COMMITTEE

Liberty Pickering

Liberty often takes leadership of special events. She served as chair of this year's Pop Dinner Theater. She also coordinated the reception for the Richard Elliott concert. She attends all meetings and offers to help with special projects.

Nominated by Jeremy Wirths