On June 8, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles Robert Barron celebrated St. Monica Academy's Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation. After celebrating Mass with five other priests, Bishop Barron delivered the commencement address and conferred diplomas upon St. Monica Academy's 8th Grade and 12th Grade graduates.
In his address, the Bishop reminded the students that the reason they have been “hunkering down” here at St. Monica’s was to fill themselves with the richness of the Catholic faith and the Western Tradition and then go forth and impart that wealth to the world. He urged them to remember Mother Teresa's principle: "Do little things with great love" in everything in life.
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.”