From Padre Alejandro's Desk
Dear brothers and sisters,
Jesus warns his disciples against the wrong kind of religion. In his denunciation of the scribes, the religious experts of his day, He warns against three things: the desire for prominence rather than selfless service; the desire for deference, recognition and seeking esteem from others, rather than seeking to promote the good of others through humble service and love; and thirdly, attempting to use one's position for self-gain and self-advancement. True religion is relating rightly to God and to one's neighbor with love, honor, and respect. The Lord puts his Holy Spirit within us that we may be filled with the joy of his presence, the joy of true worship, and the joy of selfless giving and love for others. True reverence for God frees the heart to give liberally, both to God and to neighbor. Read More.
Saint Monica's Catholic Community
Catholic Daughters Arts and Crafts Fair
Due to the rain this last weekend the Catholic Daughters Arts and Crafts Fair will now be held on Novermer 14.
Angel Tree Program
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is taking registrations for the Angel Tree Program. Applicants must live in the boundaries of St. Monica’s Parish or be a registered parishioner. You may call (210) 658-8791 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to apply. Proof of residency will be required, such as, current utility bill or photo ID. Children must reside at eligible household location. Last day to register will be Monday, November 23rd
Season of Giving is Upon Us
The Knights of Columbus are collecting canned and dry food items for the Thanksgiving Food Baskets that will be donated to needy families on behalf of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Each week, we are asking for parishioners to donate a “Staple of the Week” so we can have an even distribution of food items for the food baskets. The staples for this week are canned Corn and Green Beans, boxed Mashed Potatoes and Stuffing. Collection bins will be located in the church foyer through November 15th. Turkey and Ham will be provided by the Knights of Columbus. Thank you for your generosity.
Many of the young, pregnant, unwed women at the Guadalupe Home come to this safe haven with nothing but the clothes on their back. Please bring diapers, wipes, Desitin, etc. to place in the baby crib that will be in the church foyer the weekends of November 7/8 and November 14/15.
Young at Heart
The Young at Heart will meet on Thursday, November 12, 2015. A bus trip has been scheduled to visit the Shrine at Mount Schoenstatt in Helotes. The word Schoenstatt translates to "beautiful place".Please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. for registration in the Parish Hall. Bus fare is $5.00. Departure time is 9:00 a.m. Members will be contacted for reservations. Guests are welcome if space is available.
Ask a Lawyer
On Saturday, November 14th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., St. Monica’s Church will be hosting a free Ask – A- Lawyer clinic in the parish hall. This is your chance to ask questions about Trusts, Last Will and Testaments, Power of Attorneys, etc. There will be law student volunteers working with licensed attorneys to provide legal information.
Other Parish Events
- Women's ACT Retreat in Spanish 2015
- Seniors, Get Your Hair Done by a Certified Stylist
- Helping Those Most Vunerable