From Padre Alejandro's Desk
Dear brothers and sisters,
Saint Monica's Catholic Community
Food for the Poor Ministry
Please join us the weekend of January 24, 2015 in welcoming Rev. Msgr. Patrick Marron to speak at all the Masses about a ministry providing direct relief to the poor throughout Latin America and the Carribean. Monsignor Marron will share personal witness about the Food for the Poor’s mission to care for the destitute as a means of living out the Gospel mandate to love one another. Msgr. Marron was ordained in the Archdiocese of San Antonio in 1967. Before joining Food for the Poor, he served as Pastor in many parishes in San Antonio.
Our Lady of Lourdes Healing Mass
On Wednesday, February 11th, we will celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes. The following is the Mass schedule: 8:15 a.m. Mass (English) with anointing of sick; 12 p.m. Service with anointing of sick; 7 p.m. Healing Mass (bilingual) with anointing of sick. We encourage everyone to come especially those who are unwell either physically, emotionally or spiritually. For those who are in need of reconciliation, the best way to prepare for the anointing is to go to confession first.
Why Did christ Institute the Sacraments?
Consider the power and purpose of the sacraments and discover how these fonts of grace can transform your life, provide strength, healing, and hope. Sessions will be held in parish hall Sunday evenings beginning February 1st from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. The course will end Sunday, May 10th. For more info, contact Annette Winfield through the church office.
Blessing of Candles & St. Blaise Feast Day
- Monday, February 2nd Blessing of the Candles at the 8:15 a.m. Mass for Feast Day of the Presentation of the Lord. Bring your personal candles to be blessed!
- Tuesday, February 3rd Blessing of the Throats at 8:15 a.m. Mass for Feast of St. Blaise
Archbishop's Appeal Parish Goal $49,555
The 2015 Archbishop's Appeal will take place on February 14th-15th. Success will mean the continuation of many important programs that help tens of thousands in our Archdiocese each year. Please be as generous as your circumstances allow. For more info, including a list of ministries funded, please visit the Appeal website:www.archsaappeal.org
Other Parish Events
- Football Frenzy Casino Night
- Catholic Schools Sweepstakes
- Teen Acts Retreat 2015
- Seniors, Get Your Hair Done by a Certified Stylist
- Helping Those Most Vunerable