Mount Schoenstatt eNewsletter


November 2022


“Lead from the Shrine, with Trust in Divine Providence and Charity to



Dear Schoenstatt Family and Friends,

We enter the month of November with the commemoration of the Feasts of All Saints on November 1st celebrating the communion of saints and All Souls on November 2nd when we remember our loved ones and pray for an eternal bliss for them united with our merciful God and all the saints.  On November 21 is the Marian feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the temple.  At month’s end we will celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King, Jesus our Lord.

On the last Sunday of November the Church celebrates the Mass of the First Sunday of Advent.  We will welcome anew the season of expectation and waiting for the rebirth of Christ in our hearts. 

The Mass of the Founding Day Covenant and 14th anniversary of the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine was celebrated on the Third Sunday, October 16.  Adoration was held outdoors on the forecourt of the shrine for one hour preceding the Mass.  Father Christian Christensen was celebrant.  The beautiful liturgical music was provided by Rick and Kate Otto.  A wonderful sight!  Six Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary from Lamar joined us for the day of celebration.  Our special guests:  Sr. M. Jacinta, Sr. M. Heidi, Sr. Mary Kay, Sr. M. Sara, Sr. M. Mariel and Sr. M. Gracida.  The celebration continued at Kentenich Hall with fellowship and a pot luck dinner.   

This month we commemorate the birthdate of Schoenstatt’s founder, Father Joseph Kentenich, on November 16, 1885 in Gymnich, Germany.  When visiting his family home we associate with his family, especially his mother, Katarina.  It is an experience of the joy of the Kentenich family in 1885 and at the same time the joy in God’s grace and blessing of his worldwide Schoenstatt family today, each one of us.

Notice:  Mount Schoenstatt will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 24.  We wish all of our Schoenstatt family and friends a very blessed Thanksgiving Day. 

Julian & Pilar Huerta, Apostolic Family Federation, co-editors

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Weekends:  Saturday-Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Weekdays:  Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


November Masses

Father Hugo Tagle, celebrant unless otherwise noted.

November 5 – Mass 5:30 p.m., Young Professionals

November 6 – First Sunday Mass 3:30 p.m.

November 13 – Third Sunday Mass 3:30 p.m.

November 18 – Covenant Mass 12:00 p.m.

Mount Schoenstatt

If any changes to re-opening schedule or Masses are needed, updates will be disseminated as soon as possible.


Life at the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine and Movement News

Scheduled Meetings

Young Professionals – every Thursday 6-9 p.m.

Helotes Couples—first Fridays 7 p.m.

Spanish Couples—first Saturdays 3 p.m.

Young Girls—fourth Saturdays 11 a.m.

Girls Youth—first Saturdays 11 a.m.

Day Retreats

This month we welcome:  St. Matthew’s Marriage Ministry on November 12 and St. Bridget’s for their retreat on November 19.  On December 1 we will welcome the Southwest Deanery.

Schoenstatt Apostolic Family Federation  

Course 5 of the Apostolic Family Federation will celebrate the fifth anniversary of their perpetual consecration, November 11, 2017, in the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine.  The date and time of the anniversary Mass are pending.  Sr. M. Danielle Peters, founding delegate, will accompany the course couples.


Family Events in 2023

Please mark your calendar for the couples' retreat and family workshops at the Confidentia shrine 2023.  After some time, we will again offer a family workshop for Spanish speaking families.   Sr. M. Danielle Peters

Couples Retreat 2023

Family Workshop 2023

Spanish Family Workshop

Eucharistic Adoration and Rosary

Fridays 1:00- 3:00 p.m.

Every 18th 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Every Monday 9:30 a.m. Rosary

Every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Rosary – Wayside Shrine, 302 Ave Maria, San Antonio


Extend the pilgrimage experience - Hope Religious Store at Mount Schoenstatt Open on weekends and weekdays when the shrine is open. 

The store carries a large inventory of items to extend the pilgrimage experience of visitors to the shrine.  The symbols in the shrine – Father Eye, Unity Cross and Holy Spirit are available in an array of styles.  Come browse the inventory on display.

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