Mount Schoenstatt eNewsletter


February 2019 eNewsletter


“Dilexit Ecclesiam – Beacon on the New Shore!”


Dear Schoenstatt Family and Friends,

The Holy Christmas Season has ended and the Church returns to Ordinary Time. “In its origin, the word ‘ordinary’ has a rich meaning—to rise up, to be stirred up and to grow.  For Catholics, Ordinary Time is the opportunity to allow the Lord to stir up our faith, to allow our spirits to rise and to grow in our spiritual life. . . .  The color green evokes life and growth.”  (Msgr. Bill King) During the next few weeks, let us be inspired by the color green.

Our Mother invites us to be connected to the shrine, to visit her where she awaits us as our Mother and educator.  In the strength of the covenant of love, she helps us to grow in our faith and our spiritual life.     

Pilar Huerta, Editor

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Life at the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine and Movement News


February Masses

February 3 – First Sunday Mass, 3:30 PM (bilingual) – coordinated by the Mothers’ Federation. 

February 17 – Third Sunday Covenant Mass, 3:30 PM with renewal of the Covenant of Love – join us for fellowship and light refreshments after the Mass.  Please bring a little something to share.  The Mass and fellowship will be coordinated by the Mothers’ Branch group of Kathy Colunga. 

February 18 – Covenant Day Mass, 12:00 PM -- The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered 11:30-11:50 AM and Adoration is held from 1:00-2:00 PM.  The Mothers’ Branch coordinates the 18th Covenant Day Masses. 

Guardian Circle

The Guardian Circle Shrine Apostolate is a very special calling to serve Blessed Mother one half-day (or more) per month in the beautiful, serene setting of Mount Schoenstatt.  We invite you to consider offering one morning (9:00AM-1:15PM) or afternoon (1:15-5:30 PM) per month as a member of the Guardian Circle.  Guardians are needed in both morning and afternoon shifts.  Please contact us by responding to this email or calling Mount Schoenstatt (210) 695-1400.  A training session will be scheduled on your first guardian duty day by one of the Guardian Circle committee members.

Announcement for Diocesan Day 2019

The Mothers’ Branch would like to invite all women, young and old, to our annual Diocesan Day.  This year, it will be held on February 23 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Schoenstatt Center.  We will begin with a continental breakfast, and lunch will be provided.  Sr. M. Heidi Infante will be our keynote speaker.  Come and enjoy a day of learning more about our Blessed Mother and our motto for this year.  Donation:  $15.  A love offering for Sister and Father will also be available. 

Save the Date! – March 16, 2019

The Family Branch will host a Lenten Day of Recollection for everyone on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 12:30 – 5:00 PM at the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine.  Father Francisco Rojas will address the topic, “Is Sanctity Possible in Today’s Society?”  Light refreshments will be provided during breaks.  A $10.00 donation is requested.

Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign Update

By Edna Salas

Missionaries and Receivers of the Pilgrim Mother Apostolate:

As we begin a new year, I want to thank you for your dedication and love that each one of you continues to give to our Blessed Mother through the apostolate of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign (SRC).  Welcome to Maria Jones, who was commissioned on January 20, 2019. She will be bringing Blessed Mother to families of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Helotes.

We invite you to our team gathering on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at 12:00 noon, which will be brief and to the point. We will enjoy a light lunch while sharing experiences and inspirations with each other. A texted RSVP is appreciated to Edna Salas, 210-254-5770.

With the 132 dedicated missionaries, such as you, there are 176 Shrines in rotation which reach out to 1,760 homes where the Blessed Mother and her Son, our Lord, is welcomed each month. We also have 10 “Tiny Light” children shrines circulating in different parishes and one Shrine at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Below is information of upcoming events that will be held at the Shrine or Center. Please mark your calendars:

Feb 1 - Friday - 10:30 AM - SRC First Friday Rosary

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus with Eucharistic Adoration (First Friday of each month) Team gathering follows as explained above.

Feb. 16  & Mar. 2 - Saturday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM first and second Covenant Classes with Fr. Francisco Rojas - Missionaries and receivers who have received the Pilgrim Mother for one year or longer are eligible to seal a Covenant of Love with the Blessed Mother through the rosary campaign.

(Additional Classes will be added as Fr. Francisco Rojas sees necessary.) You must register with Edna Salas, 210-254-5770 by Feb. 8th. Pre-registration is required.

Feb. 17, Sunday - 3:30 PM. - Renewal after Mass for all missionaries that did not attend our Annual Renewal and Workshop in November 2018 (bring your Pilgrim Shrines.)

June 27-30 – SRC 2019 National Convention held at the International Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  Registration forms are in the Center.

An invitation from Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller:

Archdiocesan Anniversary Mass for All Couples – February 15, 2019, 6:30 PM

Consecrating Our Marriage to the Holy Spirit – Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller

St. John Neumann Catholic Church

For more information, Maria G. Duran at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (210) 734-1637

Visit the website gallery for photos of recent events (click below):

Mount Schoenstatt


01        First Friday SRC Adoration and Rosary, 10:30–11:30 AM

            Family Branch Helotes Couples Meeting, 7:00 PM

02        Family Federation O C Meeting, 12:00 PM (sacristy)

Girls’ Youth Meeting, 1:30 PM

            Couples Meeting (Sp), 3:30 PM

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

16        SRC Covenant of Love first class, 10:00 AM

17        Third Sunday Covenant Mass, 3:30 PM

18        Covenant Day Mass, 12:00 PM (Adoration 1:00-2:00 PM)


Every First Sunday, 3:30 PM (bilingual)

Every 18th Covenant 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, 11:30 - 11:50 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 second Tuesday, 7:00 PM

Rosary every Tuesday, 7:00 PM

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Hope Religious Store – 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 for a friend.


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