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
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.
Come Find Out How You Can Serve Your Church
This weekend we are holding a ministry fair outside along the gym walkway after all masses. This will be an opportunity to find out what our organizations and ministries are all about and to help you find where your talents and interests can help to benefit you and our church.
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.
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, 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.
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