St. Monica Ministry

St. Monica Ministry Holy Hours of Petition and Hope

St. Monica Ministry Holy Hours take place at St. Theresa Church, 1408 Easton Road, Hellertown at 6:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month.

We come together before the Blessed Sacrament to ask Our Lord's mercy and to invoke the powerful intercession of St. Monica for our fallen-away loved ones.  For more information on our Holy Hours, please email [email protected]

St. Monica Ministry Meeting information

The St. Monica Ministry holds an evening meeting and book discussion in Friendship Hall at St. Theresa's immediately following each of its monthly Holy Hours. 

A morning meeting and book discussion is also held at 10:00 on the last Friday of each month at the St. Theresa Parish Center, 222 Leonard Street, Hellertown. The book currently under discussion is Brandon Vogt’s Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church

For information on meetings and book discussions, please email [email protected]

St. Monica Ministry Special Events

The St. Monica Ministry will hold a weekend retreat at Peace Retreat House in Weatherly, PA from April 19th - April 21st. 


The weekend will include a Holy Hour, morning Mass, talks, fellowship, and a few surprises. Can't get away for an entire weekend? Join us on Saturday, April 20th for a day-long mini-retreat. To receive up-to-date information on retreat fees and schedules, and to be notified when registration opens, please subscribe to the St. Monica Ministry newsletter. Please email [email protected] and ask to be added to the mailing list.

St. Monica Ministry Welcome Kits and Chapter Starter Kits

St. Monica Ministry digital Welcome Kits are provided free of charge to any individual or parish interested in learning about the St. Monica Ministry. The Welcome Kit contains a PDF of the St. Monica Ministry Manual for Parishes, a Holy Hour program template, a digital copy of the Ministry’s official Icon of St. Monica, a flyer on the Wayfaring St. Monica program, and a PDF of the Rosary of Supplication for Our Prodigals. Please send your request to [email protected]

Once a Welcome Kit has been reviewed and a pastor's permission obtained, a parish may request a St. Monica Ministry Chapter Starter Kit.  The Chapter Starter Kit contains 25 prayer cards imprinted with the Prayer of the St. Monica Ministry to its Patron, one frameable 8x10 image of the Official Icon of the St. Monica Ministry for veneration at Holy Hours, a second frameable 8x10 image of the icon for use as a Wayfaring St. Monica, and one dozen flyers explaining the Wayfaring St. Monica program. When requesting your Chapter Builder Kit, please specify your choice of either English or Spanish language prayer cards.

The Chapter Starter Kit is available free of charge, although donations to cover shipping costs are gratefully accepted. The Chapter Starter Kit may be obtained by sending a request to [email protected]

All parishes requesting Chapter Starter Kits will receive unlimited chapter support by means of email, phone, and/or Zoom call.

The St. Monica Ministry Newsletter

The monthly St. Monica Ministry newsletter contains prayers and news items of interest, excerpts from Holy Hour homilies, and information on upcoming meetings and events. Sign up to receive the newsletter by emailing [email protected]


Prayer of the St. Monica Ministry to its Patron