Christian Service 4LIFE

img_0337As part of Respect Life Month, St. Monica Academy’s 7th-12th graders participated in LIFEsocal’s Christian Service 4LIFE event on October 9, 2013 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. Attending the sold-out event were delegations from 60 Catholic schools from the L.A. Archdiocese.

Guest speakers included Archbishop Jose Gomez, Brittany Sharaun (foundress of Burgers and Bibles, an apostolate for feeding and evangelizing the poor), Eduardo Verastegui (film actor and founder of pro-life clinic Manto de Guadalupe), Rev. Wilson D. Miscamble (Professor of History at Notre Dame University), Maria Cahill (Miss Delaware 2011), and Walter Hoye II (founder of Issues 4 Life and the California Civil Rights Foundation).

103-dsc_6892There were also presentations of opportunities to serve the elderly (Santa Teresita); the impoverished (Dig Deep); the disabled (Buddy Walk and Ride-a-Wave); and the unborn and their mothers (Students for LIFE of America).

Highlights of the event included SMA senior Danny Griffin’s rendition of the National Anthem, as well as Benediction celebrated by Archbishop Jose Gomez, with SMA altar servers  Matt Golbranson, Gilbert Inman, Basil Inman, Bailey Battles, Sebastian Mireles, Andy Lessard, Charlie Boles, Arthur Halpin, JohnPaul Talbot, and Thomas Boles.