From Padre Alejandro's Desk
Dear brothers and sisters,
For our Easter reflection this is Pope Francisco's homily from last year.
The Gospel of the resurrection of Jesus Christ begins with the journey of the women to the tomb at dawn on the day after the Sabbath. They go to the tomb to honor the body of the Lord, but they find it open and empty. A mighty angel says to them: "Do not be afraid!" and orders them to go and tell the disciples: "He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee". The women quickly depart and on the way Jesus himself meets them and says: "Do not fear; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me". Read More.
Saint Monica's Catholic Community
Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12
The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us — all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Sunday, April 12th is Divine Mercy Sunday, a celebration instituted worldwide by Pope John Paul II. We will sing the Divine Mercy Chaplet on Saturday, April 11th at 5 p.m. (English) and on Sunday, April 12th at 10:30 a.m. (English) before the 11 a.m. Mass and again at 3 p.m. (bilingual) with the Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
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
Young at Heart
The Young at Heart will meet Thursday, April 9, 2015. A bus trip has been scheduled to the Agricultural and Educational Heritage Center and The Pecan Museum in Seguin, Texas. Please arrive no later than 8:15 am for registration in the parish hall. Bus fare is $5.00 ...tour admission is $5.00. Both fees will be collected when you register. Departure time is 8:30 a.m. Following the tour, we will stop for lunch at Clear Springs Restaurant. Members will be contacted for reservations. Guests are welcomed if room is available. For further information, please call Adalene at 658-6934
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the parish festival fund, donated an item for the silent auction, or registered as a vendor this past weekend. We are very excited to see this community come together for this fun event (Sunday, April 19th) , and we invite you to participate in any capacity you can, if you did not have the opportunity before. Donations will be received in the parish office, or using a marked envelope designated for this fund, which you can deposit in the collection basket. You can download the vendor registration from here.
For full information about the Parish Festival, click here.
Welcome to our Parish Family
We want to extend this invitation
For you to come along
And become part of our church family
Where you feel that you belong
For you are valued by the Lord
And He has a purpose for you,
He's placed within you special gifts,
He longs for you to use
And we, as a church, would love to see
You grow within your gifts,
For then we all can receive a blessing
With what God's blessed you with.
Please take a parishioner registration form located by the bulletin board in back of the church. You may call the church office for more information 210-658-3816.
Other Parish Events
- Teen Acts Retreat 2015
- Seniors, Get Your Hair Done by a Certified Stylist
- Helping Those Most Vunerable