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March 2021 eNewsletter



Lead from the Shrine, with Trust in Divine Providence

and Charity to All”


Year of St. Joseph – Mass March 19, Solemnity of St. Joseph at 12 Noon –

Make plans to come join as one family for the celebration of the special Mass.

A vigil (Adoration and Rosary) will be held on March 18 at 7 p.m.

On March 25, the Church commemorates the Annunciation of the Lord as a joint feast of Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary.  The solemnity celebrates the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive Jesus the Son of God.  By her generous ‘fiat’ – she gives her free consent and cooperation in the plan of salvation.  It is the commemoration of this holy moment that we pray the Angelus three times a day.

The Rosary Garden has beautiful additions.  Walk or sit on a bench to pray the Rosary in the garden on your next visit to the Shrine.

For one week in February, the strong winter storm brought a challenge to withstand the freezing temperatures and water shortage during the power outage.  In this season of Lent, we were called to walk with Jesus and to each carry our own small cross.  We received such a special blessing of making God’s love tangible by helping one another – as family, as neighbors, as strangers.  Our Schoenstatt family prayed for each other, checked on each other and shared with each other of our strength, our frailty and of our beautiful experiences.  As members of the larger Texas family, we want to continue to offer prayers for those that are still facing challenges.

The flameless candle on a window of our homes [] – symbolizes the light of our home shrines – prayers we offer for the many affected by the coronavirus.  It is a time to carry in our hearts their suffering, their grief and their helplessness.  We turn to St. Joseph, protector of families, pray for us. 

Julian & Pilar Huerta, co-editors

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Life at the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine and Movement News



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

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

March Masses 

Fr. Christian or Fr. Hugo celebrants

March 07 – First Sunday Mass - bilingual, 3:30 p.m.

March 18 – Covenant Day Mass, 12 Noon

Vigil – Adoration and Rosary, 7:00 p.m., St. Joseph

March 19 – Mass, 12 Noon, Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary

March 21 – Third Sunday Covenant Mass, 3:30 p.m.


First Sunday of Lent – Stations of the Cross

After the third Sunday Mass on February 21, the members prayed the Stations of the Cross as they walked from Kentenich Hall to the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine.  The Lenten devotion was led by Deacon Tony Ludolph.  It concluded at the steps of the Shrine. 

 Stations of the Cross – March Sundays in Lent

By Deacon Tony and Dolores Ludolph

Please join us for outdoor Stations of the Cross on each Sunday of March during this holy season of Lent.  We walk from Kentenich Hall to the Shrine; booklets are provided. 

Sundays:  March 7 after 3:30 p.m. Mass; March 14 at 3:30 p.m.; March 21 after 3:30 p.m. Mass; March 28 at 3:30 p.m. We extend an invitation to everyone, especially families with young children, to this beautiful Lenten devotion.   We finish the stations at the steps of the Shrine.  For those who would like to stay and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet it will be recited there.  We will also pray a “Prayer for Our Country” and sing “God Bless America.”  That will conclude the devotion.  Visits into the Shrine can take place.  Masks and social distancing are observed.

Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign Update

By Edna Salas

I would like to give my sincere thanks to Barbara Winn for her many years of dedication to the Pilgrim Mother Apostolate.  She was commissioned with five Pilgrim MTA shrines, each circulating to 10 families.  She tells me that being a missionary has been a great joy.  Due to health issues, she has returned the shrines.

Barbara has been a perfect example on how to be an apostle. She went over and above to keep the Pilgrim Shrines circulating.  Many of her receivers were elderly and several lived alone.  She would pick up the Pilgrim Shrines herself and would take each one to the next person on rotation.  This was an enjoyment for her because she loved spending time with all the receivers in her group.  If one of them needed anything, she was ready to help.  

Barbara was in the Mothers’ League for many years.  She sealed her covenant of love in 1990, home shrine blessing in 1995 and crowned our Mother, “My Queen of Hope” in 2007. Barbara served on the board as secretary.

A long-time parishioner of St. Lawrence, she is now in the parish family of San Jose Mission. While at St. Lawrence, she held a weekly Rosary in the Adoration Chapel where many of her receivers would join her to pray the Rosary. Afterward she would have talks on the Schoenstatt Movement and the Blessed Mother. Barbara was instrumental in having our Mother Thrice Admirable enthroned at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

Thank you for always joyfully helping at the SRC workshops and providing your delicious dishes that everyone enjoyed.  May the good Lord and Blessed Mother keep you safe and may you be abundantly blessed for all you gave to the Pilgrim Mother Apostolate.

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