From Padre Alejandro's Desk
Dear brothers and sisters,
When Jesus predicted his passion his disciples were dismayed. Rejection and crucifixion meant defeat and condemnation, not victory and freedom. How could Jesus' self-denial, suffering and death lead to victory and everlasting life? Through his obedience to his heavenly Father's will, Jesus reversed the curse of Adam's disobedience. His death on the cross won pardon for the guilty, freedom for the oppressed, healing for the afflicted, and new life for those condemned to death. His death makes possible our freedom to live as sons and daughters of the living God. Read More.
Saint Monica's Catholic Community
Beginning on Friday, October 12th and running through the 16th, St. Monica's Church will be visited by Fr. Andy Cravalho, a priest with the Order of the Fathers of Mercy. He will be presenting a Mission in English with the theme “Be a Saint; Evangelization by Attraction”. Invite a friend!
Make-up Class for Eucharistic Ministers
Fr. Mauricio will have a training make-up session ONLY for EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION, on MONDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, 6:30 p.m..- 9:00 p.m. in the church’s community room. Due to Fr. Mauricio's upcoming vacation time and other time constraints, Lectors and Ushers who missed the sessions will be addressed at a later time. The EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION who missed the previous training session, will be off the schedule for October and November, but once they attend this make up session they will be incorporated into the December roster. For questions or concerns about this, please contact Fr. Mauricio.
Confirmation Candidates and Parents
A meeting for all Confirmation students (9th grade & up) will be held on Wednesday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Parents are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Jan Van Slambrouck, Director at 658-7920 or Jan@saintmonicaconverse.net.
Blessing of the Animals
Research shows that pet owners are the happiest and healthiest than others. Show your appreciation for your pet’s friendship by bringing him to church on Sunday, October 5th at 2:30 p.m. to receive a blessing in honor of St. Francis ; Patron Saint of Animals ; Feast Day October 4th. Blessing will take place in back of church by Stations of the Cross.
Adult Bible study Class
The adult Bible Study Class will resume on Monday, October 6. We will be studying the Book of Exodus. A copy of the text of Exodus will be provided. The class will focus on this text through reading and detailed commentary about the historical setting, the Old Testament, theological matters and the implications of Exodus for today's world. The class will be held on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Goertz Room of the parish hall beginning on October 6, 2014. There will be a total of 18 classes (Each Monday in October and November, the first two Monday's in December, and each Monday in January and February). There will be a charge of $10 to cover the cost of copying and binding in a 3-ring binder the text of Exodus. Please contact Chuck Hall if you are interest in attending.
Vendors for Arts and Crafts Show
The Catholic Daughters of America, court #2489 will be having a fall Arts and Craft Show 2014 in St. Monica’s Catholic School cafeteria on Saturday, October 25th. If you are interested in participating, call Herlinda Garcia before October 17th.
Other Parish Events
- Knights Dallas Cowboy Trip
- Spanish Acts Retreat For Men
- Seniors, Get Your Hair Done by a Certified Stylist
- Helping Those Most Vunerable