From Padre Alejandro's Desk
Dear brothers and sisters,
People in desperate or helpless circumstances were not disappointed when they sought Jesus out. What drew them to Jesus? Was it hope for a miracle or a word of comfort in their affliction? What did the elderly woman who had suffered miserably for twelve years expect Jesus to do for her? And what did a grieving father expect Jesus to do for his beloved daughter who was at the point of death? Jesus gave hope where there seemed to be no human cause for it because his hope was directed to God. He spoke words of hope to the woman, Take heart, daughter! To ignite the spark of faith in her, your faith has made you well! Read More.
Saint Monica's Catholic Community
Grief Support Group
Although death is a given in life, that doesn’t mean we have all the tools necessary to cope with the difficult emotions of pain and sadness that come with losing someone we love. Please call the church office by Monday, July 6th to join the Grief Group. The group will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for six sessions, starting on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Due to the progressive nature of the sessions, please be committed to attend the Group’s meetings from start to finish. Lead by Mari Gonzalez, LPC.
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.
A Book for Every Caregiver
Many times people get thrust into the role of Caregiver and without any clue as to what to expect. Well, our very own, Deacon Sean Dooley, has just had a book published by Xulon Press. It is available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The book is about his wife, Kathi’s, most recent health crisis. The book discusses her anguish, as well as, his own struggle through his eyes and heart. The book focuses on the 14 straight weeks she was in the hospital , and the first few weeks after her return home. It is about emotions. It is about the faith which sustains us. It is about the power of prayer and the miracle(s) brought about by that prayer. It is also a look inside the healthcare industry. This is definitely a must read for anyone who is a Caregiver including those who are looking after an elderly parent or disabled child.
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
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