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November 2020 eNewsletter

The new motto for 2020-2021!

“Lead from the Shrine, with trust in Divine Providence and charity to all”

 

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, whom the Father appointed as heir to reign forever.  On the last Sunday of November the Mass of the First Sunday of Advent is celebrated.  We will welcome anew the season of expectation and waiting for the rebirth of Christ in our hearts.

Our Schoenstatt family has a new motto.  It was formulated at the National Leaders Convention in mid-October.  Its format was all virtual making it possible for leaders of both the north and south regions to participate and develop one motto for Schoenstatt in the United States.  The motto gives us direction – it both identifies and motivates our life stream for the coming year.  Each branch of the Schoenstatt Family in the different regional areas will work to unfold the motto with its three elements:  lead from the Shrine, trust in Divine Providence, and charity to all.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and in the strength of the Covenant of Love with Mary, we trust that our motto will bear much fruit during the coming year.

Let us continue to pray for each other and to find ways to stay in touch.  We appreciate the generosity of time and service of the members of our Cor Unum in Patre family who continue their guardianship during the transition period.  Through them, our Mother’s place of grace is open to welcome pilgrims who come to the shrine seeking strength to cope with these very challenging times of the pandemic which has caused hardship for many families.

 Mount Schoenstatt will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26.  We wish all our Schoenstatt family and friends a very blessed Thanksgiving Day.

Julian & Pilar Huerta, co-editors

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Life at the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine and Movement News

RE-OPENING TRANSITION – DAYS AND HOURS

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

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

 November Masses

Fr. Francisco Rojas, celebrant (unless otherwise noted)

November 01– First Sunday Mass - bilingual, 3:30 p.m. - Feast of All Saints

November 15 –Third Sunday Covenant Mass, 3:30 p.m.

November 18 – Covenant Day, 12 Noon

Sunday Masses are being live-streamed from the Austin Shrine at 10:00 a.m. CST

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Feast Days of All Saints and All Souls – Rosary November 1st, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

A Rosary for the souls in purgatory will be prayed on the forecourt of the Shrine.  Everyone is invited to bring a picture of loved ones or a favorite saint to display.  Candles will be available for purchase and will be blessed by Fr. Vega.  The First Sunday Covenant Mass will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m.  Mask required, practice social distancing and bring your lawn chairs.

Rosary Campaign

Dedicated Missionaries

Thank you to Andrea Granado, Carmen Quintero and Eva López, three dedicated former missionaries in the Rosary Campaign.  Although no longer able to keep the MTA Pilgrim Shrine in rotation due to advanced age, they expressed that it was a joy to have Blessed Mother with them for many years.  They shared that many answered prayers and blessings were received throughout the years. We are grateful to them for having raised monies to build the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine.  Andrea, Carmen and Eva were delighted to receive the SRC 70th Anniversary pin as a gift.

Thank you to all the missionaries who attended the 12th anniversary celebration of our shrine. Due to Covid-19 our annual workshop and renewal were canceled.  Missionaries in attendance on the 18th renewed their commitment after the Mass.  Fr. Francisco Rojas blessed all the missionaries and the pilgrim shrines after the renewal ceremony.    May our Blessed Mother continue to bestow her blessings on you as you commit for another year helping her bring joy to many families' lives.


The October 18 Founding Day Covenant Celebration and 12th Anniversary of the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine  

The outdoor Mass was attended by over 100 members.  Father Francisco Rojas was the celebrant.  The annual liturgical celebration of the founding day of Schoenstatt is one of solidarity with our worldwide Schoenstatt family, especially in the renewal of the Covenant of Love.  The jar, from the Shrine, with our contributions to the Capital of Grace was offered in the presentation of the gifts.  The new General Motto was announced.   It was a beautiful anniversary celebration of unity in the Covenant of Love.  Thank you to all of our members who coordinated the “great celebration.”

National Rosary Rally 2020 – Rosary from Coast to Coast

Our Schoenstatt family and members of nearby parishes participated in the Rosary Rally held across the country on October 11, 2020.  The site for the rally was outdoors in front of the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine.  It was well attended.  Father Francisco Rojas was present for the event which was organized by Deacon Tony and Dolores Ludolph.  The national rally concluded a 54-day novena with four intentions for the spiritual renewal of our nation.  It is anchored in Washington, DC. 

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November Calendar

Mount Schoenstatt

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

Eucharistic Adoration

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

First Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 noon (Hora Santa)

 

Wayside Shrine

Rosary, 7 p.m. every Tuesday -- Wayside Shrine, 302 Ave Maria, San Antonio, TX

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Hope Religious Store at Mount Schoenstatt – Open on weekends and weekdays when the shrine is open.  Get a head start on your holiday shopping!

Hope Religious Store carries a large inventory of items to extend the pilgrimage experience of our Mother’s visitors to the Shrine.  You will find framed and unframed prints of the Mother Thrice Admirable, rosaries, pendants, bracelets and many other sacramentals.  Candles are a popular item along with the Father Eye, Unity Cross and Holy Spirit symbols in an array of styles.  Be ready for the holidays – we invite you to come browse the new inventory on display to find the perfect religious item for yourself or gift for family and friends.

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