From Padre Alejandro's Desk
Dear brothers and sisters,
What do you treasure the most and how do you keep it from being lost or stolen? In a peasant community the best safe was often the earth. The man in the parable "went in his joy" to sell everything. Why? Because he found a treasure worth possessing above all else he had. He did not, however, have enough to buy the treasure. Fortunately, he only needed enough to buy the field. In a similar fashion, God offers his kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy as incomparable treasure at a price we can afford! We can't pay the full price for the life which God gives us; but when we exchange our life for the life which God offers, we receive a treasure beyond compare. Read More.
Saint Monica's Catholic Community
40 Hours With Our Lord
Next Thursday, July 31st , we will begin the 40 Hours of Adoration at 7 p.m. It will conclude on Saturday morning, August 2nd. The 40 Hours Devotion is a time to rejuvenate your soul through prayer and worship. God wants this time with you to share your personal needs, concerns, fears and weaknesses. Commit to a time by signing your name on the poster board in foyer.
It’s time to register for the 2014-15 religious education classes! These classes are for all students who attend public school for grades Kindergarten and up. Registration forms are available by bulletin board in the church. Classes are held WEDNESDAY evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. First night of class is September 17, 2014. Any questions, contact the Religious Education office at 701-7831 (call or text) or Jan@saintmonicaconverse.net.
English Prayer Group
Sometimes we get in a spiritual slump and can’t wait for Sunday Mass so come pray with your extended family who’ve been waiting to meet you! The English Prayer Group meets in the chapel on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Are You A Dallas Cowboy Fan?
The Knights of Columbus are hosting their 3rd Annual K of C Cowboys Bus Trip which will be held on Nov 1-2. Come watch the Cowboys take on the Cardinals. The cost is $360, which includes round-trip transportation, hotel, and lower-level game tickets. Seats are filling up fast, so reserve your spot today. Details and registration forms can be found at kofc-9681.org or contact Randy Teeter at 210-296-9071 for more information.
Get Your Dancing Shoes On
Spend the night dancing with your favorite partner on Saturday, August 30th in the parish hall. Music provided by DJ Sergio. Tickets are $15 per adult; $5 per Teen and children 10 years and younger are free. Ticket includes food but not cost of alcoholic beverages. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets will go on sale the weekends of August 2nd/3rd and August 9th/10th after all Masses. Money raised from this parish event will be put towards the cost of renovating the church’s bathrooms. Thank you for your support!
Other Parish Events
- Pilgrimage to Mexico City
- Seniors, Get Your Hair Done by a Certified Stylist
- Helping Those Most Vunerable