Archbishop Gomez Celebrates St. Monica Academy Graduation

Archbishop Jose Gomez fills the thurible with incense during the Baccalaureate Mass.Archbishop Gomez fills the thurible with incense before the Baccalaureate Mass(Left to Right): St. Monica Academy high school graduates Miriam Talbot, Matthew Golbranson, Elena Ford, and Bailey BattlesSt. Monica Academy Class of 2016 Valedictorian Mairead Norton.St. Monica Academy\'s 8th grade graduates after receiving their diplomas.Archbishop Jose Gomez gives the commencement address at St. Monica Academy\'s Graduation.St. Monica Academy\'s High School graduates sing the school\'s Alma Mater after receiving their diplomas.

Article and Photos courtesy of ST. MONICA ACADEMY

12:13 pm | June 22, 2016


On June 17, Archbishop of Los Angeles Jose Gomez celebrated St. Monica Academy’s Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation at the school’s new Montrose campus. After celebrating Mass along with six other priests, Archbishop Gomez gave the commencement address and conferred diplomas upon St. Monica Academy’s 8th Grade and Senior graduates. In his address, the Archbishop urged the graduates to pray unceasingly and become saints. The ceremony closed with the graduates singing the words of their Alma Mater: “Crusaders, fight the good fight throughout your future lives. Proclaim the truth with courage knowing Christ is at your side.”

Due to a steady growth in enrollment, St. Monica’s moved to the campus of Holy Redeemer Parish in Montrose in the summer of 2015. The newly renovated school site features a spacious elementary school building, new classrooms for the high school, a refurbished locker arcade, new landscaping, computer lab, science lab, library, and expansive outdoor space.

St. Monica Academy, an independent, Catholic, coeducational school for grades 1-12, is at the forefront of a renaissance in classical education, a time-honored method of teaching that inspires students to excel academically and morally. Founded by parents in 2001, the school provides 242 students in grades 1-12 with an academically rigorous education using a classical curriculum.

St. Monica Academy, 2361 Del Mar Rd, Montrose, CA 91020, (818) 369-7310 or visit www.stmonicaacademy.com.