From Padre Alejandro's Desk
Dear brothers and sisters,
What do we owe God and our neighbor? Scripture tells us to give to everyone whatever is their due and to "owe no one anything, except to love one another" (Rom 13, 6). The Jewish authorities sought to trap Jesus in a religious-state issue. The Jews resented their foreign rulers and despised paying taxes to Caesar. They posed a dilemma to test Jesus to see if He was loyal to them and to their understanding of religion. If Jesus answered that it was lawful to pay taxes to a pagan ruler, then He would lose credibility with the Jewish nation who would regard him as a coward and a friend of Caesar. If He said it was not lawful, then the Pharisees would have grounds to report him to the Roman authorities as a political trouble-maker and have him arrested.. Read More.
Saint Monica's Catholic Community
All Souls Day
For All Souls Day, the candles for the faithful departed will be at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday, November 2nd. (candles only for those who had a funeral Mass at St. Monica’s Church this past year) If you would like to have the names of your loved ones memorialized at the altar beginning with this Mass and continuing throughout the month, please complete the envelopes located under the bulletin board and place them in the collection basket.
All Saints Day
The Masses for All Saints Day will be on Friday, October 31st at 7 p.m. (Bilingual) and on Saturday, November 1st at the 9:30 a.m. Mass (English) preceded by the Rosary at 9 a.m.
Celebration of the Rosary and Our Youth
Mark the Date! Sunday, October 26th - EVERYONE is invited to celebrate World Youth Day and the month of October by joining us in a LIVING Rosary. The rosary will take place immediately following the Youth Mass at 5:30 PM. The Rosary will be led by the young people of our community. There will be an opportunity for prayer petitions at the rosary. The rosary will take place in the area behind the Parish Hall. You may want to bring a flashlight and a folding chair.
The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) of St. Monica’s Church is mainly known for its organized sports programs, notably basketball, baseball, track and field, and volleyball. They will be having Basketball registration in the SCHOOL’S GYM on the following dates:
- Sundays, October 26th , November 2nd and 9th - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 5th - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
LATE REGISTRATIONS: Wednesday, November 12th ; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 16th ; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The cost for first child is $105.00, the second child is $100 and third child is $95. Call James Solis, CYO President for more information 210-818-7847.
Christmas Arts and Crafts Show
The Catholic Daughters of the America at St. Monica’s will hold their annual “HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW” on Saturday, October 25th in the school cafeteria from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you would like to be a vendor , contact Herlinda Garcia at (210) 289-3831 and be sure to mark your calendar to shop for great holiday goodies!!
Other Parish Events
- Knights Dallas Cowboy Trip
- Spanish Acts Retreat For Men
- Seniors, Get Your Hair Done by a Certified Stylist
- Helping Those Most Vunerable