Mount Schoenstatt eNewsletter


April 2019 eNewsletter


“Dilexit Ecclesiam – Beacon on the New Shore!”


Dear Schoenstatt Family and Friends,

We continue our 40-day journey to Holy Week, the Triduum . . . to the joy of the Resurrection of Our Lord on Easter.  Many pilgrims visit the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine and meditation areas at Mount Schoenstatt during Holy Week seeking quiet and serenity as they accompany Jesus.  Please join us on Holy Thursday, April 18, for adoration in the Shrine from 1:00-2:00 PM.  On Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection, April 21st, we will worship together in the Shrine at 3:30 PM Mass and rejoice with Mary in our Risen Lord.

In the strength of the Covenant of Love and with the graces from our three Schoenstatt Shrines in Texas, may we strive to bring about a new unity and deeper love by being “cor unum” and taking up the call in our motto to love the Church.

Easter blessings to all!


Pilar Huerta, Editor

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Life at the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine and Movement News


April Masses                                                     

April 7 – First Sunday Mass, 3:30 PM (bilingual), SRC commissioning

April 18 – Adoration, 1:00 PM - Covenant Day (Holy Thursday)

April 21 – Third Sunday Covenant Mass (Easter Sunday), 3:30 PM with renewal of the Covenant of Love

April 30 – Anniversary Mass, 7:00 PM in the Fountain of Family Unity Wayside Shrine at 302 Ave Maria Street, San Antonio (29th anniversary 1990-2019)


Day Retreats and Pilgrimages

This month we welcome a father-son weekend retreat from Holy Trinity Parish and a day retreat from Prince of Peace Parish.  In March, in addition to welcoming the scheduled two-day pilgrimage of the American Heritage Girls Group from Houston, we were privileged to welcome a children’s rosary group also from Houston that was on a pilgrimage field trip.  Two day retreats from local parishes were also held during March.

2019 Brings Jubilee Graces – November 23, 2019 - 50th Anniversary of the Schoenstatt Movement in the Archdiocese of San Antonio

Part One of a nine-part series, featuring the history of the Schoenstatt Movement of San Antonio, was posted in the News Blog of our website on March 18th.  It is titled:  The Origin of the Ideal of Unity.  Check back on April 18 for Part Two titled:  Preparation for the Crowning.

Click for photos

Guardian Circle is growing – you are invited to join            

Blessed Mother draws more guardians to her Shrine!  We welcome the newest permanent guardians of the Shrine, Luis & Claudia Botello, who will serve on the second and fourth Saturday mornings of each month.  Also, Carlos and Ana Rosa Everett, who have been serving as substitute guardians, consider it a privilege to be invited to the special role of guardian of our Mother’s dwelling place and have accepted to be the permanent guardians on first Sunday mornings.  Kathy Billman, who has also been serving as substitute, will serve as permanent guardian on the fourth Friday mornings.  The shrine apostolate is in need of several more permanent guardians to be able to cover both mornings and afternoons each day of the month.  Because of the generous offering by the guardians of their time and service to Blessed Mother, Mount Schoenstatt is able to be open daily.  Deacon Tony Ludolph tells us:  “The most important aspect of guardianship is prayer.  Blessed Mother will draw hearts and transform them.  The more we connect ourselves with the Shrine, the more we will grow in holiness.”  If you feel called to offer your service as guardian of a Marian Shrine, please call for more information, Melynda Ruiz at 210-445-0650 or Pilar Huerta at 210-490-4367.

Rosary Garden Path

Work on the Rosary Garden path has been completed.  Plan to recite the Rosary while walking in Mary’s peaceful garden during this holy season.  Additional landscaping projects to beautify Mount Schoenstatt are on-going.  Thank you to the volunteers who make our projects possible.

Fiesta Medals

Did you pre-order your Schoenstatt Fiesta Medal? The order has arrived.  Medals can be picked-up at Hope Religious Store.  To check on availability of medals and /or place an order, contact Edna Salas at 210-254-5770.  The cost is $10 each.  When we participate in our city’s annual 11-day Fiesta celebration this month, we can wear our Schoenstatt Fiesta medal to promote the Shrine and our movement.  San Fernando Cathedral and many parishes in our archdiocese participate in the over 100 Fiesta events.  This year is the 128th Anniversary of Fiesta (1891-2019) and the 50th Golden Jubilee (1969-2019) of Schoenstatt in San Antonio.


Our annual charitable Family Bingo Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, June 9th at the same location as previous years -- Aggie Park and Banquet Hall, 6205 West Avenue.  We can look forward to a delicious lunch and fun Sunday afternoon with our Schoenstatt family and friends.  The proceeds are designated for the operating expenses of the Shrine and improvement projects at Mount Schoenstatt.  For further information, contact Kathy Schwartz at 713-679-0513.

Together in Holiness - April 27, 2019 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

A Catholic Marriage Conference that inspires spouses and empowers parents –

The conference, presented by the Archdiocese of San Antonio, will be held at St. Mark the Evangelist Parish Event Center, 1602 Thousand Oaks.  Holy Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller.

Information and Registration:

Mount Schoenstatt


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

            Family Branch Helotes Couples Meeting, 7:00 PM

05-07  Father-Son Retreat, Holy Trinity Parish

06        Girls’ Youth Meeting, 1:30 PM

            Couples Meeting (Sp), 3:30 PM

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

13        Day Retreat, Prince of Peace, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

18        Adoration, 1:00-2:00 PM (Holy Thursday)

21        Third Sunday Covenant Mass, 3:30 PM (Easter Sunday)


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, 11:00 - 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


Web calendar:

Website gallery for photos of recent events:

Visit us on


Hope Religious Store at Mount Schoenstatt – Open daily 10 AM – 5 PM

A unity cross is the perfect symbol to have in your home during Lent.  We invite you to come browse the new inventory on display to find the perfect item for yourself or as a gift for a friend.


Schoenstatt Movement of San Antonio on Smile Amazon

Customers shop – Amazon gives!  Get great deals and support our Schoenstatt Shrine by going to when you buy on Amazon!   Shop thru the link above and choose Schoenstatt Movement of San Antonio.


Visit Us

17071 Low Rd. at Scenic Loop Rd.
Helotes, TX 78023 | View Map

The Shrine:
Open 9am - 5:30 pm Daily

Hope Religious Store:
Open 10 am - 5 pm Daily

Support Schoenstatt

Shop on AmazonSmile and they will donate a portion to us.

Donations in all amounts are greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission.

Stay In Contact

The following buttons only work in IE: