Children who are in at least in the third grade and have received their First Communion are welcome to become an Altar Server. The initial time commitment will consist of six training sessions. Once training is complete, they are scheduled to serve about once every two to six weeks – depending on the mass. For more information please contact Matt Johnson at

Download the Altar Servers Calendar.

The members of this ministry offer our parishioners assistance in the planning of a funeral service or coping with the loss of a loved one or a serious illness. For information contact Deacon Dan Wallace (310) 326-3364 extension 42.

The morning Bible Study Group, which is led by Fr. John, meets every Thursday from 10-11:30 in the St. Joseph Center. All are welcome to join, even if you have missed previous meetings or have studied the Bible before. Please bring a Bible, or purchase a Bible for $10 from the Parish Office.

The SMM Book Club is open to any adult who is interested in deepening their knowledge, understanding, faith and spirituality by reading a wide variety of books and participating in interesting discussions.  We meet on the last Thursday of each month except December at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center Lounge.

There is no formal membership.  Simply attend whenever you wish, whether or not you have read or completed the book.  Our fiction and nonfiction titles include church history, spirituality, conversion, biographies of saints, books of reflection, the church and social justice issues, Papal writings and church documents.

Treat yourself!  Open your heart and your mind and join us whenever you can.  You are always welcome.

Questions?  Please contact Flo Stapleton at or 310 328 8915.

Book for June

This book is first and foremost an elegant account of one person’s search for value and meaning. It is a gentle account, striving to be authentic, and it is authentic. Dr. Kalanithi strove and strove his entire life for Truth, for meaning that he could extend to himself and to others. He strove to be good, an excellent and compassionate surgeon.  He strove to leave his daughter some account of himself, and, at the same time, some honest account of the nature of human truth that a man once charged with caring for those seriously ill wrung out of his own confrontation with death. Though he writes than he could say nothing definitive about God, there are moments when his description of moral duty/moral weight is enhanced with a Christian image.

John Weitzel (310) 539-7314

Volunteers are always welcome to help with the food distribution on Wednesday mornings and many other activities. For information call the Parish Office (310) 326-3364 extension 35 or 15.

Fridays, 7:30 PM in the Good Shepherd Room with John Lane.

John Weitzel 310.539.7314

Senen Salvador (310) 326-3364

Laypersons who assist the priests distribute Holy Communion both at Mass and to the sick:

For Homebound:

Dorothy Remington (310) 326-9795

For Hospitals:

Pat Lechman (310) 539-8907

For Sunday English Masses:

Pablo & Joan Diaz (310) 534-4906

Roni and Skip Richards

(310) 890-0649

Our Faith Sharing meeting is a place to relax; for communion; for sharing; for listening; for learning; to be still and know. Nothing is mandatory(sharing is on a voluntary basis) except the privacy of what is shared and the willingness to have an enjoyable evening. We meet every third Thursday from 7-9pm in the Parish Center. For more information contact Roy and Carole Hardinge at 310.539.6027.

Our Faith Sharing meeting is a place to relax; for communion; for sharing; for listening; for learning; to be still and know. Nothing is mandatory (sharing is on a voluntary basis) except the privacy of what is shared and the willingness to have an enjoyable evening. Meetings take place every Thursday from 7-9pm in the Parish Center. For more information please contact Roy and Carole Hardinge at 310.539.6027

The Filipino Community is open to all Filipino/American families and friends. Meeting are held on the last Sunday of the month. For more information, contact Babes Ali 310.533.1286 or Araceli Gagjena 310.431.8223.

Sonia Lewis (310) 549-9809

Call the school office for information (310) 326-9494

A chance to meet and greet fellow parishioners. To volunteer your friendly smile contact Beverly Howson (310) 534-0108

The Holy Name Society’s primary mission is to support the pastor, our schools, and our church community. We are a group of dedicated, hardworking men who desire to serve and improve the community of St. Margaret Mary Parish to grow spiritually and to socialize with others. The Holy Name Society is open to all men of the parish and there are no fees! We meet the last Monday of every month in the St. Joseph Center at 7:30pm. For more information, please visit our website at or you can email

Meets on Sunday mornings at 8:30AM at St. Joseph Center. Reservation is required; contact the Parish Office at (310) 326-3364

You are invited to make a stand among them and discover how easy it is to make a difference in your life and that of others. It is not just a fraternity in name. It is a brotherhood of practicing Catholic men who each play a part in improving the world around them, one community at a time. They stand together in faith , dedicated to uphold the principles they cherish while lending their service , support and strength to parish, community, home and fellow knights. The Knights of Columbus-St. Margaret Mary Council 7864 is here and will gladly provide more detailed information on their support programs and other initiatives. Call: GK Eroll Viernes: Tel# 310-749-7364 or  DPGK Mark Talavera, MD.,Tel#424-206-2560.

Lay persons who help proclaim the word of God at Mass. For information call George and Sydne Newberry (310) 962-3329

Rodelo Garcia (510) 384-9383

Mike Molina (310) 326-3364

Matt Johnson (310) 326-3364

The Pro Life Ministry of St. Margaret Mary Parish promotes and prays to end death by human hands: abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment. The SMM Pro Life Ministry gives spiritual and financial assistance to the following life organizations: The Pregnancy Center, Little Sisters of the Poor, and Casa de los Angelitios. We also participate in One Life LA and other events promoting pro-life issues. Please call the parish office if interested in participating in promoting pro life issues. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM. For information contact the Parish Office.