From Padre Alejandro's Desk
Dear brothers and sisters,
Thank you very much to Jan and Steve Van Slambrouck and the rest of the team who helped prepare and present the living holy Rosary last Sunday prayed by our parish kid and their families. It was a powerful moment of prayer before the Most Blessed Sacrament and before the Blessed Mother. All their petitions and needs were presented to God Our Father through the intercession of the Virgin Mary and in the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
It's been a great example of how to present these special moments of prayer making use of updated means of technology. But the best thing of all, is that it helps children and their families be aware of how beautiful and powerful the Rosary really is. October has been the month of the Rosary, but willfully, we will continue with this prayer throughout the whole year and our whole life, as Saint John Paul II taught us, to meditate and contemplate the mysteries of the Lord's life with the understanding of the heart of his Mother. Read More.
Saint Monica's Catholic Community
Honoring the Immaculate Conception
Mark the Date! Sunday, December 7th . EVERYONE is invited to honor Mary by joining in the LIVING Rosary. The youth of our community will lead us in prayer and song. There will be opportunity for prayer petitions, as well as, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The rosary will take place in the school cafeteria immediately following the 5:30 PM Mass.
Church Office Holiday Schedule
Church office will be closed from Noon on Wednesday, November 26th thru Monday, December 1st . Thanksgiving Mass, Thursday, November 27th at 8:15 a.m. There will be no Holy Hour Thursday, November 27th on Thanksgiving OR Adoration, Friday, November 28th.
Distribution of the Precious Blood Will be Discontinued During Flu Season
The distribution of the Precious Blood will discontinue beginning the weekend of November 1st /2nd . This will last for the duration of this flu season. We pray that this will prevent the spread of the viruses that have already infected some of our parishioners.
Religious ED Holiday Schedule
There will be no Religious Education classes on the Wednesdays of November 26th, December 24th , December 31st and January 7th.
Angel Tree Program
From Monday, November 3 thru Monday, November 17th, The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Monica’s Parish will accept registrations for the Angel Tree Program. Applicants must live in the boundaries of St. Monica’s Parish or be a registered parishioner. You may call (210) 658-8791 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to apply. Proof of residency will be required, such as, current utility bill or photo ID. Children must reside at eligible household location.
Other Parish Events
- Knights of Columbus Coat Drive
- Teen Acts Retreat 2015
- Seniors, Get Your Hair Done by a Certified Stylist
- Helping Those Most Vunerable