Mount Schoenstatt eNewsletter


February 2023 eNewsletter


“Lift up your hearts:  sursum corda!”


The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the temple will be celebrated in the Church on Thursday, February 2.  Although we were officially presented to God on the day of our Baptism, every Holy Mass that we participate in is our presentation.

This month we enter the holy season of Lent on Ash Wednesday, February 22.  We will gather as one family in the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine for Mass and to receive ashes, time is pending.  Everyone is invited to participate. 

In Lent, the Church calls us to a spirit of penance expressed in prayer, fasting and charity.  May our faithfulness to these disciplines help us to experience a deeper love for our Lord and our neighbor.  In the 40 days of reflection and spiritual renewal, we want to build-up our holy community as we strive for unity and its fruit -- to be cor unum. 


During these 40 days, we accompany our Lord every step to Calvary.  We also are called to walk with our Lord as He walks today with the many suffering - with the many migrants, even families with small children.  In the strength of the Covenant of Love and the three graces of the shrine, let us take our Mother’s hand and let our prayers be our walk.


Words of our Founder

“Mother, make me a master of prayer.”  J. K.

Julian & Pilar Huerta, AFF, 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:  Tuesday-Friday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


February Masses 

Fr. Hugo Tagle, celebrant (unless otherwise noted)

February 04 – First Saturday Devotion – 9:00 a.m.

February 05 – First Sunday Mass - 3:30 p.m.

February 18 – Covenant Day Mass – 12 Noon

February 19 – Third Sunday Covenant Mass - 3:30 p.m.

February 22 – Ash Wednesday – time

Mount Schoenstatt

If any changes to re-opening schedule or Masses are needed, updates will be disseminated as soon as possible.


Stations of the Cross:  Mount Schoenstatt offers the opportunity to pray the Stations devotion in two locations – the Stations of the Cross starting at the elevation of the shrine and continuing to the top of the hill and in the Way of the Cross Garden which is next to the Rosary Garden and has all the Stations at the same elevation.  Prayers for the Stations as well as benches for rest are available at both locations.  In the Rosary Garden, pilgrims may accompany our Mother by meditating with her on the Sorrowful Mysteries.

SRC News

By Edna Salas

Dear Missionaries: We invite you to join the annual Pilgrim Mother Apostolate Convention in Waukesha, Wisconsin. It will be held from June 22nd thru June 25th at the International Center. Lift up the world with your love! This is this year’s convention motto. Please RSVP as soon as possible and for additional information to Edna Salas @ 210 254-5770.

Join us in our First Saturday Devotion on February 4th, 2023 for a day of prayer and reflection with the Mother of God and the Covenant of Love, 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. The morning will begin with Confessions, Reparation Rosary, and Holy Mass. A 15-minute meditation & reflection by Father Hugo Tagle will follow in Kentenich Hall. 

Missionaries, we are still working towards the goal of fifty new missionaries by June 2023. Eighteen have been commissioned as of December 2022.  If you get permission at your parish for a Pilgrim Mother ministry table after masses, let me know, and I will provide you with handout material and sign-in sheets. Thank you for your continued dedication to the Pilgrim Mother Apostolate.

The Pilgrim Mother Apostolate/Rosary Campaign has a new missionary handbook for sale. It is a guide for missionaries to know everything related to the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother and clarify any doubts that may arise. The book includes a monthly reflection with goals and Joao Pozzobon’s meditative rosary. John Pozzobon wrote: “I will continue to stand by you,” ask her with confidence for whatever you need. He, who dedicated his life to saving families by taking an interest in their spiritual and material needs, will help you.

The price for a book is $5.00


Day Retreats of Parish Ministries

This month, we will welcome:  OLG parish for a day retreat on Tuesday, February 7 and on February 18 we will welcome an ACTS retreat from Holy Spirit parish.

Special Life of Love at the Cor Unum in Patre Shrine

On Christmas Eve 2022, Aaron Hannie proposed to Loren Garcia here at our Shrine in Helotes. The two first got to know each other at a Schoenstatt Young Professionals Vigil Mass & Game Night last March. Aaron and Loren are both active members of the Schoenstatt Young Professionals and Aaron serves as a guardian and member of the Diocesan Council. The Shrine and Our Lady of Schoenstatt have played an immense role in their relationship and they are glad that this next part of their journey could begin at Schoenstatt. Please pray for them as they prepare for their marriage and wedding which takes place on Saturday, October 7, 2023 - the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary - at St. Matthew Catholic Church. 

Congratulations to Aaron and Loren and our prayers for them from the Shrine.

Eucharistic Adoration and Rosary

Fridays 1 - 3:00 p.m.

Every 18th 11 – 11:45 a.m.

Wayside Shrine

Rosary, 7 p.m. every Tuesday -- Wayside Shrine, 302 Ave Maria, San Antonio, TX

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Hope Religious Store at Mount Schoenstatt – Open on weekends and weekdays when the shrine is open. 

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 popular items 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 on display to find the perfect item for yourself or gift for family and friends.

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