Mount Schoenstatt eNewsletter




July 2018 eNewsletter


Cor unum in Patre, Living Covenant Culture!”


Dear Schoenstatt Family and Friends,

This month, during the Father Kentenich Year, we have a wonderful opportunity to go on pilgrimage to Corpus Christi and “walk in the footsteps” of Father Kentenich during his visit in 1948.  Come experience “cor unum in Patre” with the Texas Schoenstatt Family.  There is still time to sign-up to participate – get the details in the articles below. 

For our worldwide Schoenstatt Family, July 8, Fr. Kentenich’s ordination day is a day of gratitude to God for the fatherhood of our Father and Founder.  Plan a visit to the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine on this special day -- “You can always find me in the Shrine.” J. K.

Pilar Huerta, Editor

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Father Kentenich Year

Words of our Founder, July 8, 1910, on his ordination holy card:

 “O my God, unite all minds in truth and all hearts in love.”

Servant of God, Fr Joseph Kentenich (1885-1968) – Founder of Schoenstatt


Life at the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine and Movement News


July Masses                                            

July 1 – First Sunday Mass, 3:30 PM (bilingual) – coordinated by Mothers Federation

July 15 – Third Sunday Covenant Mass with renewal of the Covenant of Love at 3:30 PM and fellowship afterward -- Mass coordinated by the Monday Rosary Group.

July 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, reconciliation at 1:30 PM.

July 25 – Mass of Thanksgiving, 6:00 PM and celebration for Fr. Hector Vega –

coordinated by all the San Antonio Family.

Day Retreats of Parish Ministries

This month we welcome Holy Redeemer ACTS Ministry on July 7 and Our Lady of Guadalupe Teen ACTS on July 14 for day retreats.  Mount Schoenstatt offers rental of our facilities for day retreats to local parish ministries and ecclesial movements in service to our archdiocese.  For information or to reserve, contact Kathy Colunga 210-710-3555.


July 7th Celebration - 70th Anniversary of Fr. Kentenich’s visit to Corpus Christi

Holy Mass will be celebrated by Most Reverend Michael Mulvey, Bishop of Corpus Christi, at 2:00 PM in the Corpus Christi Cathedral.  Fr. Gerald Langsch will be concelebrant for the Mass.  The itinerary for the day includes Mass, bus pilgrimage to the locations Father Kentenich visited in 1948 and will conclude with a reception at the Schoenstatt Movement Center in Corpus Christi.  Check the flyer posted on the bulletin board at Mount Schoenstatt Center for more details.  It is a great opportunity to celebrate this important anniversary in the history of Schoenstatt in Texas during the Father Kentenich Year.


Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign Update

By Edna Salas


Come join us for the 70th Anniversary of Fr. Joseph Kentenich’s visit to Corpus Christi, TX.  A few seats still available!  We will go on pilgrimage by bus leaving from Mount Schoenstatt in Helotes – ($35 per person or $50.00 for couples).  We will have a joyful, grace-filled day beginning with Holy Mass and continuing with prayerful meditations on our history as we stop at each location that Fr. Joseph Kentenich visited in 1948.

Contact Edna Salas @ 210 254-5770 or Linda Silva @ 210 744-4362


On June 3, 2018, thirteen missionaries and or receivers of the Pilgrim Mother sealed their Covenant of Love in the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine.  Fr. Hector Vega held the preparation classes and explained the meaning and value of the Covenant of Love as taught by Schoenstatt’s Founder, Fr. Joseph Kentenich. Congratulations to Sylvia Jimenez, Shirley Jimenez, Paula Salas, Joseph Salas, Jose Salas, Minerva Renfro, Maria Blanco, Yolanda Magallanez, Rueben and Leticia Rey, Sonia Trevino, Aileen Schwartz, and Elisa Boe. The Schoenstatt Family welcomes them and wishes them abundant blessings.  May their covenant of love be fruitful for the capital of grace of the Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen and Victress of Schoenstatt.

Third Sunday, July 15 – Annual Family Day

Please join us for the Third Sunday Covenant Mass (3:30 PM) and annual Family Day.  The day’s program includes:

2:00 PM – Pin family pictures on the trellis

2:30 PM – Presentation on Family Life

2:45 PM – Rosary

3:30 PM – Mass and renewal of the Covenant of Love

5:00 PM – Dinner

Birthday Celebration for Fr. Hector Vega - Wednesday, July 25, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Everyone is invited.  Mass will be celebrated at 6 PM.  We will present Father with a Spiritual Bouquet to express our love and gratitude for him.  Call Mary Tamez (210) 922-4336 to give her your offering for the Spiritual Bouquet:  number of rosaries, masses, holy hours, novenas, etc. 

Dinner will follow after Mass, please bring your favorite salad to share (to serve 10).   Entrée, iced tea and birthday cake for dessert will be provided.  Mariachis will entertain Father and all of us from 7:30 – 8:30 PM.  There will be a Gift Tree for your birthday cards (some cards will be available).


Guardian Circle of the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine

Help us greet and welcome Blessed Mother’s visitors to her Shrine.  Guardians are needed for all Saturday mornings, 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM.  Training is provided.  If you can help by serving once a month or more in the prayerful setting of a Marian Shrine and the beautiful and serene grounds at Mount Schoenstatt, please call Melynda Ruiz (210-445-0650) or Julian & Pilar Huerta (210-490-4367).  Let us welcome you!

In our Schoenstatt history … Called into God’s Service

On July 8, 1910, Father Kentenich was ordained as priest in the chapel of the mission house of the Pallottines in Limburg.  Two days later, he celebrated his first solemn holy Mass.  The words that he chose as his program for life are on his ordination holy card: 

O my God, unite all minds in truth and all hearts in love.”

[Impulses for Daily Living, Secretariat Father Joseph Kentenich, March 2017]

Mount Schoenstatt


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

05        ACTS Meeting, 6:30 – 9:00 PM

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

07        Day Retreat Holy Redeemer ACTS, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

14        Day Retreat OLG Teen ACTS, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

15        Third Sunday Covenant Mass, 3:30 PM, Family Day begins 2:00 PM

18        Covenant Day Mass 2:00 PM Adoration 12:30–1:30 PM, Confession 1:30 PM


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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