Mount Schoenstatt eNewsletter



April 2018 eNewsletter


Motto 2017-2018: 

Cor unum in Patre, Living Covenant Culture!”

With the joy of Easter which reawakens us to new life, we now journey to Pentecost.  In the strength of the Covenant of Love and with the graces from our three Schoenstatt Shrines in Texas, may we strive to bring about a new unity and deeper love by taking up the call in our motto to live covenant culture!

New Memorial in the Roman calendar – Mary, Mother of the Church

In a Decree, the Vatican established that the memorial of the Virgin Mary as “Mother of the Church” will be celebrated every year on the Monday following the Feast of Pentecost.  In 2018, the feast will be on Monday, May 21.  The beginning words in the Decree:  “The joyous veneration given to the Mother of God by the contemporary Church, in light of reflection on the Mystery of Christ and on his nature, cannot ignore the figure of a woman (cf. Gal 4:4), the Virgin Mary, who is both the Mother of Christ and the Mother of the Church.”

At the conference that marked the closing of the Second Vatican Council and the symbolic blessing of the foundation stone of the future Schoenstatt Shrine on 8 December 1965, Father Kentenich said:

 “Yet is she the Mother of the Church?  That is to say:  Is she a mother in the full sense of the word, and is she also the exemplar of the Church? ...Our Lady is indeed Mother of the Church, but the Church is also a mother.  Thus she is Mother of the Church, in the same way as the Church is a mother.  If she is Mother of the Church, she is not only the prototype of this Church, but also a mother who has power to conceive and give birth to this Church.”

The reference above (1965) to the future Schoenstatt Shrine refers to the Schoenstatt Shrine and International Center in Belmonte-Rome, dedicated on 8 September, 2004, which has the name Matri Ecclesiae. 

Pilar Huerta, Editor

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Father Kentenich Year

Words of our Founder - Father Joseph Kentenich, Servant of God

“Easter Joy consists in seeing THE RISEN LORD in our own heart, in the hearts of our loved ones, in the hearts of those entrusted to us, and in the hearts of all Christians.”

Father Kentenich, Easter Sermon on April 18, 1965, St Michael’s Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Life at the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine and Movement News

April Masses                                           

April 1– First Sunday Mass (Easter), 3:30 PM (bilingual) – coordinated by Family Federation

April 15 – Third Sunday Covenant Mass and renewal of the Covenant, 3:30 PM, fellowship afterward, coordinated by Family Branch

April 18 – Covenant Day Mass, 2:00 PM, coordinated by Mothers’ Branch; Eucharistic Adoration will be held before the Mass from 12:30 – 1:30 PM

April 29, 2018 – Annual Family Bingo Fundraiser is this month!

Are we ready for our family event celebrating the Tricentennial of our beautiful and historic city of San Antonio and the 10th Anniversary of the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine?  It is on the last day of our city’s annual 11-day Fiesta celebration – so let’s dress Fiesta

We want this year’s Bingo Fundraiser to be a great success!  Let’s sell all our bingo and raffle tickets and be sure to have some for ourselves and our family.  Join us for lunch at 12 pm before the bingo.  Have you pre-ordered your Schoenstatt Shrine Fiesta Medal?  The cost is $10 each and you can choose from three color choices for the ribbon:  blue, pink or brown.  To place your order, call Edna Salas 210-254-5770.

We can all look forward to a very special, fun Sunday afternoon for our Schoenstatt family and friends at Aggie Park and Banquet Hall, 6205 West Avenue.  The day’s proceeds are designated for the operating expenses of the Schoenstatt Shrine and improvement projects at Mount Schoenstatt Religious Center.  If you have questions regarding our Bingo Fundraiser, please contact Kathy Colunga or Laura De La Garza.

From our Schoenstatt history – April 6, 1945

On April 6, 1945, 73 years ago, our founder, Father Joseph Kentenich was released from the Dachau Concentration Camp.  On the last days before his release, he completed the Mass of God’s Instruments (Heavenwards prayer book).  Father Kentenich had calmly waited for his release.  He wanted to leave this place of suffering, death and desolation.  On this day, with deep gratitude to the Mother of God, he left to return to Schoenstatt.

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01        First Sunday (Easter) Mass, 3:30 PM (bilingual)

06        First Friday Adoration and Rosary 10:30 -11:30 AM

            FB Helotes Couples Meeting, 7:00 PM

07        Girls Youth Meeting, 1:30 PM

            FB Couples Meeting (Sp), 5:00 PM

15        Third Sunday Covenant Mass, 3:30 PM

18        Covenant Mass, 2:00 PM

21        Covenant of Love Classes (SRC), 1:00 – 1:30 PM

29        Family Bingo Fundraiser, 12 PM, Aggie Banquet Hall


Every First Sunday, 3:30 PM (bilingual)

Every 18th Covenant Day, 2:00 PM (in October at 7:00 PM)

Every Third Sunday, 3:30 PM

On other dates as noted (Feast days, Day Retreats, etc.)


Every 18th, 1:30 -1:50 PM

Every Third Sunday 2:30–3:15 PM

Eucharistic Adoration

Every Monday, 1:00–4:00 PM – Shrine

Every First Friday, 10:30-11:30 AM - Shrine

Every 18th, 12:30-1:30 PM – Shrine


Every Monday, 9:00 AM – Shrine

Every First Friday, 10:30 AM – Shrine


Wayside Shrine, 302 Ave Maria, San Antonio, TX

Adoration every second Tuesday, 7:00 PM

Rosary every Tuesday 7:00 PM


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