Mount Schoenstatt eNewsletter

October 2017 eNewsletter

 “Missionaries of Mary, Building Covenant Culture”

 October, the month of the Rosary, brings us many opportunities to celebrate our faith through prayer, worship, the sacraments, outreach to our community and by welcoming and sharing Christian love with the many pilgrims.  All are invited to participate in two big celebrations this month – October 18 and October 22,   Come be a part of the life at the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine so that united we can live the message of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in our Schoenstatt way – the Covenant of Love that creates a covenant culture in our families, our communities and in society at large. 

This year, as every year in October, many pilgrims will come to visit our Mother and our Lord in the shrine and to pray the Rosary – individuals and families alike spend time in the Rosary Garden.  All are invited to pray the Rosary as Schoenstatt community in the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine –

  • Every Monday at 9 AM
  • Every first Friday at 10:30-11:30 AM with Adoration
  • Every Tuesday at 7 PM – Fountain of Family Unity Wayside Shrine,

302 Ave Maria, San Antonio, first Tuesdays with Adoration

 Father Kentenich Year

Words of our Founder

… Let us take the time to pray the Rosary. By reciting the Rosary, we meditate on the wondrous greatness and glory of Mary…. Let us pray the Rosary with devotion; we may not rattle it off thoughtlessly.  It is no prayer-wheel.  Let’s not pray it with our lips alone, but with our hearts.  The Rosary is a help to make our lives Marian lives, to make us apparitions of Mary, and to make an encounter with us an encounter with Mary.  Kentenich [We Celebrate the Feasts of Mary, 1980]

Pilar Huerta, Editor

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Life at the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine and Movement News

October Masses

Everyone is invited to participate:

October 1 – First Sunday Mass, 3:30 PM

October 18 – Founding Day/Anniversary Celebration Mass, 7:00 PM

October 22 – October Day Celebration and Mass

First Sunday Mass, October 1

We welcome Fr. Jimmy Drennan, pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish who will be the main celebrant for the Mass with Fr. Hector Vega as concelebrant.  There will be commissioning of missionaries of the Pilgrim Shrine of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign from St. Margaret Mary Parish.   May the new missionaries be blessed with the special graces of the Shrine, especially the grace of apostolic fruitfulness, as they begin their apostolate with the MTA Pilgrim Shrine.     

 Founding Day/Anniversary Celebration

In solidarity with our worldwide Schoenstatt Family, we will celebrate Schoenstatt’s founding day, October 18, with an outdoor Mass and renewal of the Covenant of Love at 7 PM.   On this day, we also celebrate the 9th Anniversary of the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine.  Father Raimundo, our coordinator, will celebrate the Mass.  Make plans to stay for fellowship and potluck, please bring something to share.  Note that in October there is only one Covenant Mass on the 18th at 7 PM.

Texas Delegates Convention – SCHOENSTATT ON THE MOVE!

This year, the Delegates Convention for leaders of the Schoenstatt Movement in Texas will be a one-day convention held at Mount Schoenstatt on Saturday, October 7 from 9 AM – 6 PM.   There will be a $10 fee per delegate to cover the cost of the event.  Please RSVP to your branch moderator.

 SAVE THE DATE!  October 22 – October Day Celebration

Everyone is invited!  Join us for the annual October Day Celebration of the Texas Family on Sunday, October 22.  This is the first year it will be held at Mount Schoenstatt.  Planning is underway, more information will be sent closer to the date.

 Day Retreats of Parish Ministries and Movements

This month we welcome the Dosis Healing Ministry of St. Rose of Lima.  Their day retreat will be on October 21.


By Edna Salas

Renewal of Commissioning - October 14, 2017, 9 AM – 3 PM

We will be having our annual re-commissioning of missionaries.  We will rejoice together as we celebrate our 30th anniversary of the formation of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign in Texas!  Please plan to attend.  RSVP is requested to:  Edna Salas (210-254-5770), Hope Falcon (210-520-1811), Laura De La Garza (210-748-7673) or Leticia Solano (956-793-7184).  Donation is $15.  We look forward to celebrating with you in thanksgiving for the past 30 years and to renew and go forth! 

Opening of the Father Kentenich Year

On September 15, Father Gerold Langsch celebrated the Mass in the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine for the opening of the Father Kentenich Year.  We had good attendance at the Mass.  A media presentation on our father and founder was held afterward in the Center, presented by Val Macias.  Fr. Gerold shared with us some of his experiences with Fr. Kentenich which made the evening very special.  Fellowship and light refreshments (including shrine cookies) were enjoyed by all.

Visit our website gallery to view the new photos uploaded of this and other recent events:


Archbishop Gustavo invites us to celebrate Respect Life Month with the Archdiocese of San Antonio at one of three Respect Life Masses:

Saturday, October 7, 6:00 PM – St. Lawrence Church– Bishop Mike Boulette

Sunday, October 15, 8:00 AM – San Fernando Cathedral – Archbishop Gustavo

Sunday, October 29, 12:30 PM – St. Ann Church – Fr. Larry Christian

Assembly 2017 – Sent by the Spirit - Saturday, November 4 – St. Mary’s University

Come hear the call of the Spirit to become Missionary Disciples!  Registration now open:

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October 2017 Calendar    

Mount Schoenstatt

01        First Sunday Mass, 3:30 PM

02        CIEES Meeting, 7:00 PM

06        First Friday Adoration and Rosary, 10:30 AM

            Family Branch Helotes Couples Meeting, 7:00 PM

07        Delegates Convention, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM       

10        Mothers Federation Area Meeting, 10:30 AM

14        SRC – Renewal of Commissioning – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

18        18th Founding Day/Anniversary Mass and renewal of the Covenant, 7:00 PM

21        Day Retreat – Dosis Healing Ministry, St. Rose of Lima, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

22        October Day Celebration of Texas Family


Every First Sunday, 3:30 PM

Every 18th Covenant Day, 12 Noon (in October at 7 PM)

Every Third Sunday, 3:30 PM (except October and December)

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


Every 18th, 11:00 -11:45 AM

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, 1:00-2:00 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 first Tuesday, 7:00 PM

Rosary every Tuesday 7:00 PM


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