Schoenstatt Family of North Texas

The latest news on what's happening at Schoenstatt.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
Recent blog posts
Dear Schoenstatt Mothers,
Greetings! Finally here is the link to the YouTube live streaming of our Golden Jubilee Celebration!
Looking forward to connecting with you!
Please join us tomorrow, Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 4-6 PM.
Hits: 22

On Saturday, May 23rd, the Mothers Branch of North Texas crowned our Mother Thrice Admirable at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Fort Worth.  Led by pastor Father Óscar Sánchez-Olvera, CORC, our beloved MTA was crowned Queen of Physical and Spiritual Health before a mask-clad congregation of more than one hundred fifty, including parishioners and Schoenstatt children from both Dallas and Fort Worth dioceses.  The Spanish-English bilingual ceremony, celebrated after the Saturday Vigil Mass of the Ascension of Our Lord, was also transmitted via Zoom in order to include members of the Schoenstatt family currently in isolation due to the sanitary emergency.  Catholic faithful have reported watching it from faraway places in and out of the great state of Texas. 

Focus points during the ceremony, which besides the crowning and flower offerings to the MTA included our consecration to our Mother and Queen, were the praying of the powerful “Hold the Scepter in Your Hand” prayer and the reading of our Father and Founder’s invitation to theology students on his talk in Milwaukee on January 1st, 1963 to count on Mary’s powerful intercession before the throne of the Most-High Triune God.  His words resounded clearly as he urged all those present to pronounce our own clarifica te! and clarifica me!  in uttermost childlike confidence, counting on Mother and Queen’s decisive influence.  And so it happened.  We now pray with Father Kentenich, Let the world see your active hand and stand in admiration before you. (Heavenwards)  She is opening doors.

Belsie Piñero

Fort Worth, Texas

May 26, 2020

b2ap3_thumbnail_unnamed_20200529-181927_1.jpg b2ap3_thumbnail_unnamed2.jpg b2ap3_thumbnail_unnamed3.jpg










Hits: 16
Hits: 128

We want to congratulate Elijiah Thomson for sealing the Covenant of love on November 8th, 2019.  We are so excited for him! 
Our prayers continue for you dear Elijiah. 
We also want to give thanks to Fr Cristobal Asenjo for the beautiful mass he did for Elijiah and all the help he offered him. 
We are so thankful to our Mother and Queen for choosing such a wonderful instrument.  We can’t wait to see all that you and Bl Mother will do together. Way to go Elijiah! You are in our prayers! 
The Schoensatt Family of North Texas supports you with our prayers and Capital of Grace. 




Hits: 137
Hits: 154

On October 7th, 2019 at St Gabriel the Archangel in Mckinney, about 70 people got together to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.  We prayed the Joyful, Sorrowful, Luminous and Glorious Mysteries of the Heavenwards Rosary. We ended the celebration with songs and a candlelight procession outside the church.  

Many people commented that it was a night of miracles and how they could feel the presence of our dear Mother Mary.  We could feel we were a family praying together. Wherever she is she gives us the feeling of family and home.  What a powerful night! We also prayed in multiple languages, Portuguese, Spanish and English.  Next year we will add more languages. 

We give thanks for all the faithful who showed up to celebrate this holy feast with great faith, love and joy.  


b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5476.JPG          b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5479.JPG

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5607.JPG      b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5608.JPG

Hits: 144

On October 19, 2019 a group of 44 Pilgrims traveled to Lamar by bus to celebrate the 60th Anniversary Of the Confidentia Shrine.  This is the first Schoensatt bus pilgrimage to travel from North Texas to Lamar ever.  
It was amazing to see how it all came into place.  In the beginning it was only a dream, it took much perseverance and determination to make it happen.  
Bl Mother really wanted this to happen and she provided for us in every way.  It was a lesson on Confidence to trust everyday that the pilgrims would come and that little by little the money would also come $100 a time.  

There were so many miracles that we would have to make a book to describe each one. The other interesting thing was that the majority were all new people who had never been there. Many from St Michael Church in Mckinney.  It was a beautiful pilgrimage. 

We want to thank the many people who made donations and made this trip possible. 
It was organized by Laura Schuckenbrock with the help of Rose Tran. 
We especially want to thank our dear Mother Thrice Admirable who occupied the first seat on the bus and made all this possible.  She took perfect care of every detail. 

I also want to thank dear Father Kentenich, Joseph Engling and Sister Emilie for their heavenly help and intercession. 

Thank you also to Coachways who got us there safe and sound. 

Maybe we can keep it going now every year and this was the first annual pilgrimage to Lamar.


b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5660.JPG          b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5662.JPG

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5671.JPG     b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5678.JPG     b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5701.JPG

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5711.JPG          b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5720.JPG

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5738.JPG          b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5768.JPG

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5831.jpg          b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5840.JPG

Hits: 145
b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_2227.JPG b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_2233.JPG



Hits: 155



        b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_2278.JPG b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_3330.jpg b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_3327.jpg



b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_2289.JPG b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_2294_20191023-213610_1.jpg 




Hits: 171


Click here for the Oct 19 Flyer

Hits: 168

We want to give thanks to Bl Mother for the new and upcoming daughter shrine in Bolivia. 

On July 17, 2019.  Erika Franco de Farah gather for lunch with Laura Schuckenbrock and Martha Baldwin.  After lunch they went to the wayside shrine at All Saints.  


b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_3823.JPG b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_3829.JPG


Erika was visiting her daughter who lives in Dallas.  She is from Schoensatt in Bolivia. 
She wants to invite all Schoensatters to the dedication of a daughter Schoensatt Shrine in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. When? May 2nd 2020.
Get your passport
and visa ready. Bl Mother wants to take you to Santa Cruz de la Sierra en Bolivia. See the invitation below.     



Hits: 224
On July 8th, 2019 the anniversary of our father and founder's birth into eternity we started the Monday Schoenstatt Rosary at St Gabriel at 10:00 AM.  All are invited. We open up with a song, reflection from the 5 covenant books, prayer, petitions from all who participate and finish with the Heavenward Rosary.  Come join us before noon mass in the Chapel every Monday.  110 St Gabriel Way Mckinney, Texas. 
b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_8567.JPG         b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_1828.JPG
We would like to thank our dear Mother Thrice Admirable for calling Jim Moore to help us water her garden at the Schoenstatt Annunciation Shrine at St Gabriel.  Thank you Jim and the many mothers from St Gabriel for making sure the little garden will be well taken care of.  
Hits: 236
Father Raimundo Costa, Sr Heidi Infante and Sr Mara were present, as well as about 80 Schoenstatters. 
 Father Raimundo and some of his couples groups. 
Sr Heidi and the mothers from the Schoenstatt Mothers Branch of North Texas who were able to attend the May Crowning. 
Here we have Father Raimundo (Moderator for the Couples Branch), Sr M. Mara,( Moderator of the Girls Youth Branch) and Sr M. Heidi Infante (Moderator of the Mothers Branch in North Texas)  Pictures were taken by Laura Schuckenbrock at the May Crowning.
Here is the cake donated by Bea Romo. Thank you Bea! It was delicious! 
Fellowship after the May Crowning with lots of food to celebrate the beautiful event.
We give thanks for Veronica Knipe who is a member of the mothers branch and helps with all decorations.  She always makes the place look beautiful!
Sr M. Heidi Infante did a beautiful job with her musical talent.
Patricia Bowlin carried the Confidentia Shrine picture in the offertory procession in thanksgiving for our shrine and the sixty year anniversary that we will celebrate this coming October.
Graciela Brock, Bea Romo and Patricia in the offertory procession.
Sr M. Heidi Infante did a beautiful job with her musical talent.
Hits: 286

This is picture represents some of the mothers in the mothers branch of North Texas with our moderator, Sr M. Heidi Infante.



Hits: 345

These pictures are from St Mark’s May Crowning on May 4th.  Patricia Bowlin had the honor of Crowning Blessed Mother. The Schoensatt mothers from St Mark’s asked her if she would do it in thanksgiving for her service and dedication to their group. 

See Fr Jovita in the pictures and the many parishioners who participated in the event. 

We give thanks for all the graces that we received.  




Hits: 250

This has been a jubilee gift from 2014 from our mother and Queen at St Gabriel.  Our dear Fr Don has been doing at faithfully and commissioning missionaries of the Rosary Campaign for now six years.  He does everything with so much love and joy.  This year because of a conflict he had he asked Fr Martin Castaneda from St Ann’s to do the mass and our Schoenstatt May Crowning.  
We had a beautiful holy mass and the whole parish was invited to celebrate.  After that we processed to the Annunciation Statue did our PRAYERS and Crowning and finish at the Schoensatt Wayside Shrine Of the Annunciation.   Father let us put our MTA picture inside for holy mass and asked us to crown the brand new statute outside.  It was suppose to be raining with big storms but we ask St Joseph to help us with the weather and it didn’t rain.  The whole parish enjoyed the event.  Little Elizabeth crowned Bl Mother, “ Queen of St Gabriel the Archangel.”

We had coffee and refreshments afterwards at St Marys room and a brief talk on Schoensatt spirituality.  It was a heavenly day for the whole parish.  Our Bl Mother of Schoensatt was very happy to have all her children gather around her. Thank you Father Don and Fr Martin for giving your yes to Bl Mother. 


View Photos here:



Hits: 236


Click here for Invitation

Hits: 286

More information can be found in the link below:



Hits: 286
Hits: 267

All Saints Mothers Group welcomes new leader, Belsie Pinero. We are deeply thankful to Patricia Bowlin for the many years of leadership. Patricia is moving to Seattle in May and will be greatly missed! 



Hits: 280
mta small

“Take this picture of the Blessed Mother and give it a place of honor in your home. Then your home will become a little shrine in which the picture of grace will mediate many graces, create a holy family atmosphere, and form holy family members.”

-Father Joseph Kentenich,
Founder of Schoenstatt
Download Photo