Mount Schoenstatt eNewsletter

June 2018 eNewsletter


Cor unum in Patre, Living Covenant Culture!”

This month we welcome to Mount Schoenstatt representatives of the Schoenstatt Institutes and the leaders of the Schoenstatt Movement of Texas for the Mid-term Leaders Meeting.  Covenants of Love will be sealed during two Masses in June.  With gratitude, we commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the visit of our Founder, Fr. Joseph Kentenich, to America – particularly his visit to Corpus Christi, TX on June 13-19, 1948.

Pilar Huerta, Editor

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Father Kentenich Year

 Words of our Founder:

“’Upon your word I will cast out the net.’ (Lk 5:5) …These words accompanied me on my journey to and through the United States and lent substance, direction, form and firmness to each event and experience.  For that reason it will be the keynote and central theme around which my travel report will revolve.” J. Kentenich, America Report, 1948

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


Life at the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine and Movement News

 June Masses                                           

June 3 – First Sunday Mass and SRC Covenants of Love, 3:30 PM (bilingual) – coordinated by Family Federation

June 9 -- Mass, 3:00 PM, Mid-term Leaders Meeting -- coordinated by Leaders.

June 10 – Mass SRC Covenants of Love, 11:00 AM – coordinated by SRC

June 17 – Third Sunday Covenant Mass and renewal of the Covenant of Love at 3:30 PM with fellowship and light refreshments afterward -- Mass coordinated by the Family Branch.  Come join us in celebrating all fathers on this Father’s Day.

June 18 – Adoration 12:30 – 1:30 PM, Covenant Day – (note:  Covenant Mass celebrated on Third Sunday, June 17)


Mid-term Leaders Meeting, June 9 at Mount Schoenstatt Center

The annual Mid-term Leaders Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  It will close with Holy Mass in the Shrine, 3:00 – 4:00 PM.


Guardian Circle of the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine

We extend an invitation to all the members of our Schoenstatt Family, to friends and to pilgrims who live locally to consider the very special Guardian Circle apostolate.  Help us greet and welcome Blessed Mother’s visitors to her Shrine.  Training is provided.  Several guardians are currently needed to serve one-half day a month (or more often, if able).  If you can help by serving once a month 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!


Day Retreats

The Mothers’ Branch (Spanish) will have a day retreat on Saturday, June 30, at Mount Schoenstatt Center.  May our Mother and Queen bestow abundant graces to them during their special day of reflection and renewal.


In our Schoenstatt history …

In 1948, seventy years ago, our father and founder, Fr. Joseph Kentenich, visited the United States from June-September.  He gives us a record of his travels, observations and fruits in The America Report.  He used the scripture passage, “Upon your word I will cast out the net” (Lk 5:5), for the theme of his America Report.  The most important fruit of Father Kentenich’s visit for the development of Schoenstatt in the United States was the decision to send Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary to Madison, Wisconsin and to Corpus Christi, Texas.  Their arrival in 1949 enabled group work to begin and Schoenstatt to take root in our country and here in our own state of Texas.  Read more about our Founder’s visit to Texas and walk with him in Corpus Christi, Texas in mid-June 1948 here:

Save the date – July 7th!

Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Fr. Kentenich’s visit to Corpus Christi will be held on Saturday, July 7th with Holy Mass 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.  RSVP by June 30 for the bus pilgrimage ($15.00 per person), contact Ana De La Rosa at 361-688-2829.  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

The openness of SRC missionaries to the three graces of the Schoenstatt Shrine, especially the grace of apostolic zeal, is increasing constantly.  Several missionaries have more than one Pilgrim shrine circulating among their parishes, families and friends.  Elida Ortiz was commissioned on May 20th with a fourth Pilgrim Mother which will rotate among her parish community of St. Matthews Catholic Church.

Missionary, Maria Borrego, requested the Auxiliary Shrine for the month of May. The Pilgrim Mother was present for forty five women during their “Agape” retreat which was organized by St. Paul’s Catholic Church.

July 7, 2018 – Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Schoenstatt Father and Founder, Joseph Kentenich’s, visit to Corpus Christi, TX – save the date!  We will go on pilgrimage to each location which Fr. Kentenich visited in 1948.  If you are interested in attending and for additional information, please contact Linda Silva (210- 744-4362) no later than June 5, 2018 to register.  This will help us to determine if we reserve a bus, van or use our own individual vehicles.

Medals commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine – a few are available.   Contact:  Laura De La Garza (210 748-7673).   


Mary, Mother Thrice Admirable, crowned “Queen of Unity”

Our annual May crowning was held during the third Sunday Covenant Mass on Pentecost Sunday, May 20.  The Mass, celebrated by Fr. Hector Vega, had good attendance.  The crowning ceremony began with a children’s procession of presentation of roses.  Our Queen was offered the beautiful crown on the Auxiliary Shrine of the Rosary Campaign.  The crown was lovingly offered on a white satin pillow.  After the Mass in the Center, we processed to the Shrine for renewal of the Covenant of Love and the transfer of the Auxiliary Shrine.  Fellowship and pot luck dinner was enjoyed in a “family” spirit.


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Mount Schoenstatt


01        First Friday Adoration and Rosary 10:30 -11:30 AM

02        FB Couples Meeting (Sp), 5:00 PM

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

05        Mothers Branch (Spanish) Meeting, 5:00 PM

09        Leaders Mid-Term Meeting, 11:00 AM, Mass 3:00 PM

10        Mass, 11:00 AM, SRC COL

17        Third Sunday Covenant Mass, 3:30 PM

18        Adoration 12:30 – 1:30 PM, Covenant Day

30        Mothers’ Branch (Spanish) Retreat – 9:00 AM – 3:00 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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