From Padre Alejandro's Desk
Dear brothers and sisters,
When Jesus predicted his passion his disciples were dismayed. Rejection and crucifixion meant defeat and condemnation, not victory and freedom. How could Jesus' self-denial, suffering and death lead to victory and everlasting life? Through his obedience to his heavenly Father's will, Jesus reversed the curse of Adam's disobedience. His death on the cross won pardon for the guilty, freedom for the oppressed, healing for the afflicted, and new life for those condemned to death. His death makes possible our freedom to live as sons and daughters of the living God. Read More.
Saint Monica's Catholic Community
New Schedules are being Prepared
Attention Ministers of the Word, Altar Servers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: We are working on the schedule for the next quarter. Please notify Jackie Cantu of any changes in status by Friday, September 5th.
New Offertory Envelopes
For those parishioners who receive the monthly offertory envelopes, you might have noticed that this month’s envelopes have a new design and the months of October and November were included with your batch. The change in envelopes was made with the intention of lowering church operating costs where possible; nevertheless, we do not wish to inconvenience or confuse our parishioners, so if you have any questions or concerns, please call the church office to speak with Business Manager, Mary Howard.
Students who attend public school (Kindergarten through High School) should attend Religious Education classes. Classes are held Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The 2014-15 classes will begin September 17th . Registration forms can be found in the back of the church under the bulletin board or packets may be picked up from the parish office Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, please contact the office at 210-658-7920 or email@example.com
RCIA Sessions Starting
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is our parish program for any adult wishing to become Catholic. RCIA is also for those baptized Catholic adults who have not yet received the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. These sessions will begin on Sunday, September 7, 2014 in the Bauman Room of the parish hall from 10:00am -12 Noon. There is a $15.00 fee for class materials. Call Mersi Schorran (210) 658-8669 to register.
Are You A Dallas Cowboy Fan?
The Knights of Columbus are hosting their 3rd Annual K of C Cowboys Bus Trip which will be held on Nov 1-2. Come watch the Cowboys take on the Cardinals. The cost is $360, which includes round-trip transportation, hotel, and lower-level game tickets. Seats are filling up fast, so reserve your spot today. Details and registration forms can be found at kofc-9681.org or contact Randy Teeter at 210-296-9071 for more information.
Other Parish Events
- Spanish Acts Retreat For Men
- Seniors, Get Your Hair Done by a Certified Stylist
- Helping Those Most Vunerable