From Padre Alejandro's Desk
Dear brothers and sisters,
Is there anything in this life that can truly satisfy our deepest hunger and longing? Many sought Jesus out because he offered them something no one else could give - bread from heaven from the very hand of God himself. When Jesus had performed the miracle of multiplying five loaves of bread and two fish to provide a refreshing and satisfying meal for more than 5000 people (see John 6:1-15), they wanted to make him their king - no doubt because they wanted more. When Jesus withdrew from the crowd and quietly returned to Capernaum to be with his twelve disciples, they ran to seek him there. Jesus met them with a probing question, "are you looking for physical food that perishes or food that gives eternal life?". Read More.
Saint Monica's Catholic Community
Religious Education Classes
We are currently taking registrations for Religious Education Classes for children in Kindergarten thru the 10th grade. Forms are available by the bulletin board in church or at the church office between hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $60 for 1st child; $70 for second child and $80 for 3rd child or more for the entire year. Classes begin Wednesday evening, September 16th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. You may call the Religious Education Director, Jan Van Slambrouck at 210-658-7920 if you have any questions. FINAL REGISTRATION, MONDAY, AUGUST 17TH!
Thrift Store Closed Temporarily
Our church’s thrift store is closed until further notice because of the renovation of the roof and interior. Although donations will be very welcomed & appreciated after we re-open, due to having no secure place of storage and the disarray, please do not bring items to donate at this time. Thank you for your cooperation.
SVDP Pantry Needs
St. Vincent de Paul’s pantry is in need of cans of chile and jars of jelly for the month of July. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Donation box in church foyer.Thank you for your generosity.
Acts Retreat for Men
We welcome all men to come join us for a spirit filled weekend at the St. Anthony de Padua Retreat Center on September 3-6, 2015. It will be an amazing opportunity for spiritual renewal and the making of many friends. Fun, food and fellowship are included. More information is available on the ACTS page.
Alter Server Training
New Altar Server training is scheduled for the evenings of August 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th at 6 p.m. in the church. Please contact Jan Van Slambrouck at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling directly (210) 658-7920.
Schedules for eucharistic Ministers and Lectors
Schedules have been emailed to all those who have email capability, and for those who do not have emails, you may pick up your schedule in the chapel.
Other Parish Events
- Teen Acts Retreat 2015
- Seniors, Get Your Hair Done by a Certified Stylist
- Helping Those Most Vunerable