From Padre Alejandro's Desk
Dear brothers and sisters,
Jesus foretold many signs that would point to God's action in the world to purify and renew his people. To the great consternation of the Jews, Jesus prophesied the destruction of their temple at Jerusalem. The Jewish people took great pride in their temple, a marvel of the ancient world. The foretelling of this destruction was a dire warning of spiritual judgment in itself. They asked Jesus for a sign that would indicate when this disastrous event would occur. Jesus admonished them to not look for signs that would indicate the exact timing of impending destruction, but rather to seek and pray for God's intervention of grace and mercy. Read More.
Saint Monica's Catholic Community
Thanksgiving Church Schedule
Church office will be closed from Noon on Wednesday, November 27th thru Monday, December 2nd. Thanksgiving Mass; Thursday, November 28th at 8:15 a.m. Adoration is closed Friday, Nov.29th
“I was hungry and you gave me food….Matt 25:35
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will be giving out “Loaves of Love” (small loaves of bread) after the 8:15 a.m. Mass Thanksgiving Day.
Religious Ed Holiday Schedule
As you write down your list for the Thanksgiving dinner, make a note on your calendar of the Religious Education class schedule:
- Nov. 27 – Thanksgiving Holiday – No Class
- Dec. 4, 11 & 18 – Class days
- Dec. 25 – Christmas Holiday
- Jan. 1 – New Year Holiday – No Class
- Jan. 8 – Classes Resume
Pastoral Council Meeting
The minutes of the Noverber 14 Pastoral Council meeting are now available. Click here to view.
Honor Our Blessed Mother
The Blessed Virgin Mary was without original sin from the moment of her conception in her mother St. Anne’s womb. Please join us in celebrating this dogma of the Catholic Church. The church schedule in honor of the Immaculate Conception is as follows for the date of
Monday, December 9:
- 8:15 A.M. Mass (English)
- 6:30 P.M. Rosary
- 7:00 P.M. Mass (bilingual)
Advent Books for Sale
On the weekends of November 16th/17th , November 23rd/24th and November 30th/December 1st, the ACTS Community will be selling the Little Books for Advent after all Masses at $3 each. These books are to enrich prayer time to help prepare for the birth of Our Lord!
Angel Tree Program
St. Vincent de Paul will accept registrations for the Angel Tree Program from October 29 through November 27, 2013. Applicants may call the number (210) 658-8791 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Applicants must reside within St. Monica Church’s boundaries.
Have You Lost a Loved One
Any adult wanting to learn about coping with grief during the holidays, is invited to attend a session in the parish hall on Tuesday, November 19, 2103 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The session will be bilingual. Please contact Mari Gonzalez, LPC, at the parish office on or before November 17th to register.
Support Catholic Education
You can help St. Monica Catholic School by purchasing a $5 raffle ticket for the Catholic Schools Sweepstakes. Catholic Life Insurance sponsors the Sweepstakes and all money from the sale of tickets goes immediately to our school. You can purchase your tickets by stopping by the school annex office. Raffle tickets will be sold through January 15, 2014 and the drawing will be on January 31st.
Other Parish events can be found on our events page.
- Spa Weekend for the Soul
- CYO Winter Wonderland
- Food Drive for the Hungry
- Christmas Arts and Crafts Show