Our liturgical services belong to the whole community of St. Monica. At some of the weekend liturgies we celebrate special events in the lives of members of our community. Although we welcome the opportunity to share these special times as a community, we must keep in mind that no liturgical service is the exclusive activity of any person or family. Consequently, we prefer that duly commissioned and properly trained ministers from our community, rather than family members or friends, function at these liturgies. Any exceptions require the approval of the liturgical coordinator. Some preparation may be required. These requests must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the particular liturgy.