From Padre Alejandro's Desk
Dear brothers and sisters,
Forty is a significant number in the Bible. Moses went to the mountain to seek the face of God for forty days in prayer and fasting. The people of Israel were in the wilderness for forty years in preparation for their entry into the promise land. Elijah fasted for forty days as he journeyed in the wilderness to the mountain of God. For forty days after his resurrection Jesus appeared numerous times to his disciples to assure them that He had risen indeed and to prepare them for the task of carrying on the work which He began during his earthy ministry. Read More.
Saint Monica's Catholic Community
A Book for Every Caregiver
Many times people get thrust into the role of Caregiver and without any clue as to what to expect. Well, our very own, Deacon Sean Dooley, has just had a book published by Xulon Press. It is available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The book is about his wife, Kathi’s, most recent health crisis. The book discusses her anguish, as well as, his own struggle through his eyes and heart. The book focuses on the 14 straight weeks she was in the hospital , and the first few weeks after her return home. It is about emotions. It is about the faith which sustains us. It is about the power of prayer and the miracle(s) brought about by that prayer. It is also a look inside the healthcare industry. This is definitely a must read for anyone who is a Caregiver including those who are looking after an elderly parent or disabled child.
Religious Education News
It’s time to register for the 2015-16 religious education classes! These classes are for all students who attend public school for grades Kindergarten and up. For your convenience, registration takes place on Wednesdays, April 8, 15, 22 & 29 at the Religious Education office located in the school from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (during regular class times). Registration forms can also be obtained in the church under the bulletin board or at the Pastoral Center Mon thru Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. FINAL REGISTRATION IS AUGUST 17, 2015. Contact Religious Education office at 210-658-7920 for more information or Jan@saintmonicaconverse.net
Sharing stories, connecting hearts, and absorbed in Christ’s love, but don’t take our word for it, come find out for yourself! The next Women’s ACTS Retreat is June 11 -14, 2015 at St. Anthony de Padua Retreat Center . Applications can be found at the bottom of the bulletin board in back of the church or you may contact Janet Swanson through the Parish Office.
Congratulations to Fr. Laserian Nwoga
Saturday, June 6, 2015, Fr. Laserian Nwoga is celebrating his 20 years in the priesthood with a party in the parish hall after the 5:30 p.m. Mass. He extends an invitation to all of you who have shown him such warmth and kindness. He will be departing on his new assignment later in the same month of June. So, please come by and share this milestone in his life. He deserves our blessings and well wishes!
Family Movie Night
Everyone is invited come watch Monsters, Inc. in the Parish Hall on Sunday, May 31. The event is hosted by the Knights and ACTS ministries and free for all. Doors will open at 1:30 pm and the show starts at 2:30. There will also be free popcorn and refreshments and we encourage kids to bring their sleeping bags, blankets, and pillows to stretch out on the floor. We hope to see you there! For more information, visit www.kofc-9681.org.
Other Parish Events
- Teen Acts Retreat 2015
- Seniors, Get Your Hair Done by a Certified Stylist
- Helping Those Most Vunerable