St. Monica to hold homecoming, multicultural celebration


The annual St. Monica Feast Day Homecoming at St. Monica Roman Catholic Church in Atlantic City, to be held the weekend of Aug.26-28, will feature a multicultural celebration with ethnic foods and performances by several choirs and dance groups from various cultures.

“Our parish and the City of Atlantic City always have welcomed people from many different cultures and ethnic groups, and the St. Monica feast day is an excellent opportunity for all to join together in a celebration of our unity as one in the eyes of God,” said Father Yvans Jazon, pastor of St. Monica.

The festivities kick off with an ecumenical prayer service, Friday, Aug. 26, beginning at 6 p.m., led by Deacon Bill Johnson, with worshipers from other area churches joining in the celebration.

Saturday, Aug. 27, features the multicultural celebration, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with ethnic foods, including Haitian, Spanish, African and American cuisines, and a series of musical presentations throughout the day featuring Haitian choirs and dance groups from churches throughout the area and Connecticut, African choirs, gospel choirs, praise and worship guest soloists and a youth performance by the Neptune Drum and Bugle Corps.

On Sunday, Aug. 28, there will be a multicultural St. Monica feast day Mass at 11:15 a.m.

St. Monica is located at 108 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Atlantic City. For information on homecoming and multicultural celebration, contact the parish at 609-345-1786 or e-mail