From Padre Alejandro's Desk
Dear brothers and sisters,
Jesus went to Jerusalem knowing full well what awaited him: betrayal, rejection, and crucifixion. The people of Jerusalem, however, were ready to hail him as their Messianic King! Jesus' entry into Jerusalem astride a colt was a direct fulfillment of the Messianic prophecy of Zechariah. Read More.
Saint Monica's Catholic Community
Holy Week Schedule 2014
Holy Thursday Mass
April 17th - 7 p.m.
This bilingual Mass commemorates the Last Supper; Christ’s farewell to his disciples. It celebrates the institution by Christ himself of the Eucharist and of the institution of the priesthood. There will be 12 men, previously chosen, who will have their feet washed by our priest during the Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will follow the Mass and it will be until 12 midnight just as the disciples stayed with our Lord during his agony on the Mount of Olives.
Good Friday Seravices - Mass is not celebrated
April 18th ; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. (bilingual)
Commemorates the Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross. The Passion of the Lord according to John is read, a series of intercessory prayers and the faithful venerate the Cross by coming forward and kissing it. The Good Friday Liturgy concludes with Holy Communion using the Hosts that are reserved from Holy Thursday’s Mass.
Easter Sunday April 20th Schedule of Masses
Saturday, Easter Vigil Mass
8:00 P.M. (bilingual )
6:30 A.M. (sunrise and outdoors if weather permits)
9:00 A.M.; 11:00 A.M.; 1:00 P.M. (Spanish)
Lenten Fish Fry
People come from the surrounding areas just for the Knights mouth watering fried catfish! Available every Friday during Lent at the school cafeteria from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. It consists of Fried Catfish, French fries, Corn, Cole Slaw with Hushpuppies, Tea and Coffee. Adults are $6.75 and Children (5-13 yrs) $3.75.
40 Cans of Lent
Remember your brothers in need. Bring one can of food per day during the 40 days of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, and then one extra can per person on Easter Sunday. You can drop off your cans in the blue container located in the church foyer.
Grieving Hearts Group
Any adult wanting to learn about grief, share the grieving journey, and heal through fellowship needed upon the death of a loved one, is invited to join the Grieving Hearts Group. The group will meet on specified Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for six sessions, starting on Tuesday, May 6, 1014. Due to the progressive nature of the sessions, please be committed to attend the Group’s meetings from start to finish. Please call Mari Gonzalez, LPC, at 725-2265 on or before May 4, 2014 to register.
Other Parish Events
- Young at Heart
- Pilgrimage to Mexico City
- Seniors, Get Your Hair Done by a Certified Stylist
- Driving Course for Seniors
- Schedules for Lectors, Ushers and Eucharistic Ministers
- Helping Those Most Vunerable