From Padre Alejandro's Desk
Dear brothers and sisters,
What is the best and easiest way to help people understand God's kingdom? Like the rabbis of his time, Jesus very frequently used parables, short stories and images taken from everyday life, to convey hidden truths about the kingdom of God. Like a skillful artist, Jesus sketched memorable pictures with short and simple words. A good image can speak more loudly and clearly than many words. Jesus communicated with vivid illustrations which captured the imaginations of his audience more powerfully than any abstract presentation could. Read More.
Saint Monica's Catholic Community
Pastoral Council Looking For Members
A parish pastoral council is a representative group from the parish who offer counsel to the pastor. Self-nominations for the pastoral council are being accepted at the parish office. Forms are available at the office or under the bulletin board at the back of the church.
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.
Ask a Lawyer Free
On Saturday, July 19th, the Caritas Legal Services of Catholic Charities (www.ccaosa.org) in partnership with St. Mary’s law students and volunteer attorneys, will be hosting a free event at San Fernando Cathedral’s Hall (231 W. Commerce St. in San Antonio, 78205) to anyone seeking legal advice relating to family law, immigration, criminal law, civil and more. If necessary, referrals to legal aid and attorneys who work on a payment plan or sliding scale will be provided. Services are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis and individuals must register between 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
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