Mount Schoenstatt eNewsletter

October 2019 eNewsletter


“Dilexit Ecclesiam – Beacon on the New Shore!”

50th Jubilee Year 1969-2019


Dear Schoenstatt Family and Friends,

October ushers in cooler temperatures and the turning of the leaves to the beautiful colors of the fall season.  For the Church and for us as Catholics and Schoenstatters, October is the “Month of the Rosary”.  Every year many pilgrims 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 Eucharistic Adoration – this month on October 4.
  • Every Tuesday at 7 PM – Fountain of Family Unity Wayside Shrine,

302 Ave Maria, San Antonio

All are invited to participate in three special services this month: on October 1 for Veneration of the first-class relic of St. Therese of the Child Jesus – join us 10 AM – 12 Noon; on October 12 for the “2019 Rosary Rally” – Praying the Rosary for America -- join us at 12 Noon in the shrine; and on October 18 join us for our annual Schoenstatt Founding Day and Shrine Anniversary outdoor Mass and renewal of the Covenant of Love at 7 PM.  Come be a part of the life of the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine.

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.  In this meditation, we never forget the miracles which we see before us in the mysteries of the Rosary, nor do we forget that the Rosary wants and is able to form each one of us into a small miracle of miracles.  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. J. 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

Fr. Francisco Rojas, celebrant (unless otherwise noted)


October 06 – First Sunday Mass - bilingual, 3:30 PM – Fr. Hugo

October 07 – Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, 12 Noon – Fr. Abel

October 18 – Schoenstatt Founding Day and Shrine Anniversary, 7:00 PM

Notes:  Missionaries – please bring Pilgrim Shrines for the procession.

All -- Reception after the Mass, entrée will be provided, please bring a side dish.

October 20 – Third Sunday Covenant Mass, 3:30 PM

Day Retreats of Parish Ministries

On Saturday, October 26, we welcome the Men’s ACTS Team from Our Lady of Grace for their day retreat.  A bus tour of the Ministry Group from St. Matthew’s Parish will make a pilgrimage to the Shrine on the same day.  On September 27, we welcomed home school families who came on pilgrimage to the shrine.


SRC News

By Edna Salas

October 19, 2019 – Missionary Renewal and Mass, 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

All missionaries:  please plan to attend the yearly renewal.  This year the renewal will begin at 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM.  Receivers of the Pilgrim MTA Shrine are welcomed.

Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign (Argentina) – With joy, this notice and request for prayer is shared:  The Postulator for the Cause of Joao Luis Pozzobon, Fr. Vandemir Meister, has officially announced that, on August 19, 2019, an investigation was opened into a possible miracle, in the Archdiocese of Santa Maria (Brazil), through the intercession of Joao Luis Pozzobon.  We are requested to unite in prayer for the process of investigation to proceed well in the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Vatican.  If it is in the plan of Divine Providence, we pray for the determination and approval that the miracle will be attributed to Joao Luis Pozzobon.


Delegates Convention - Confidentia Shrine, Lamar – October 11-13, 2019

A reminder to leaders to pre-register for the annual Delegates Convention - contact Sister M. Jacinta This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Send brief report of branch activities and work ASAP to Father Hector Vega by email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


2019 Brings Jubilee Graces – November 23, 1969-2019

50th Anniversary of the Schoenstatt Movement in the Archdiocese of San Antonio

Part Seven of the nine-part series:  “We Celebrate Our Golden Jubilee,” which features the history of the Schoenstatt Movement of San Antonio, was posted to the News Blog of our website at the end of September.  It is titled:  Years of Foundation – Mount Schoenstatt.  Check back in late October for Part Eight.   If you missed earlier segments, they will still be in the News Blog.

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Collection of relics of Servant of God, Father Joseph Kentenich

In a ceremony of prayer and song, the private collection of the Schoenstatt Movement was blessed in the sacristy of the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine, on September 15, 2019, by Fr. Francisco Rojas.  The small collection is in its beginning stage.  It consists of seven relics and ancillary items contributed by the branches of the Movement and the SRC.

Relics remind us of the holiness of a person – a saint, blessed, venerable or servant of God and his cooperation in God’s work.  At the same time, relics inspire us to ask for the prayers of the holy person and to ask for the grace of God to live the same kind of faith-filled life, for us in our lived Covenant of Love.  With reverence, we want to treasure these relics of our father and founder, a holy servant and instrument of God.

SAVE THE DATE – November 19 Thanksgiving Mass at Wayside Shrine, 6:30 PM Make plans to come for Mass at the Fountain of Family Unity Wayside Shrine, 302 Ave Maria, San Antonio.  Celebrant will be Fr. Francisco.  The Turkey Raffle Drawing will be after the Mass.  Contacts:  Gloria Krause 361-728-7387, Carol Boeker 979-277-8063.


Mount Schoenstatt


01        Veneration of first-class relic, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, 10 AM-12 Noon

04        First Friday SRC Adoration and Rosary, 10:30–11:30 AM, Team Mtg., 12:00 PM

            Helotes Couples Meeting, 7:00 PM

05        Girls Youth Meeting, 1:30 PM, Sr. Mara

            Couples Meeting (Spanish), 3:30 PM, Sr. Mara

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

07        Mass – Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, 12 Noon

12        2019 Rosary Rally, 12 Noon in the Shrine

18        Schoenstatt Founding Day and Anniversary Mass, 7:00 PM, reception afterward

19        SRC Missionary Renewal and Mass, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

20        Third Sunday Covenant Mass, 3:30 PM

26        Day Retreat, Men’s ACTS Team, Our Lady of Grace Parish, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

            Pilgrimage, 10 AM -12 Noon, Bus Tour from St. Matthews Ministry Group



Every First Sunday, 3:30 PM (bilingual)

Every 18thCovenant Day, 12:00 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, 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Sacristy

Every Third Sunday, 2:30–3:15 PM - Sacristy

Eucharistic Adoration

Every Monday, 1:00–4:00 PM – Shrine

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

Every 18th, 11:00 – 11:45 AM – 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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Hope Religious Store at Mount Schoenstatt – Open daily 10 AM – 5 PM

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.  We invite you to come browse the new inventory out on display to find the perfect religious item for yourself or as a gift.


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