The latest news on what's happening at Schoenstatt.
Sending supplies, love, and prayers to our Schoenstatt Sisters in Lamar, TX.
Couples Morning of Reflection
Parish Hall at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Keller
Saturday, September 16 from 9:00-12:30 PM.
Nursery Provided. Limited space. Place reservation with the ages of your children attending.
RSVP and nursery reservations to Schoenstatt.firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursery reservations need to be made by Monday, September 11th.
Thank you, Kim and Julianne Davis
Commissioning and recommissioning of Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign Coordinators.
A beautiful May Crowning took place at All Saints Parish in Dallas on May 6, 2017.
Blessed Mother received two crowns at All Saints on this May Crowning Day. Mary was crowned after Holy Mass at her statue in the Church. Harriet North gave Mary a crown of fresh roses. Harriet is a long time Schoenstatter and was instrumental in building the Wayside Shrine at All Saints many years ago.
After the crowning in the Church, Father Paul Nguyen invited everyone to process to the Wayside Shrine to crown our Lady of Schoenstatt. Father led a beautiful devotion and then we crowned our Lady "Queen of the All Saints Parish" with a gold jeweled crown. Patricia Bowlin, Diocesan Leader for the N.T. Mothers' Branch, offered the crown to Mary. Father Paul gave us a blessing. We then prayed "My Queen, My Mother" Consecration to Mary and sang to Our Lady. It was a day honoring our beautiful Queen with love, flowers, prayer and song!
Photos submitted by Patricia Bowlin from Meeting with the "All Saints Moms Group" at All Saints Parish in Dallas, April 7, 2017". Title of the Talk was: "What is Schoenstatt/Becoming Little Mary's in our World".
Kit Darling, Patricia Bowlin and Jackie Smith. Patricia with the co-leaders of the All Saints Moms Group.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
MAY CROWNING ON SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017
WAYSIDE SHRINE AT ST. FRANCIS IN GRAPEVINE, TEXAS
861 Wildwood Lane, Grapevine, Texas 76051
PLACE: ST. FRANCIS IN GRAPEVINE
TIME: 9:00 AM HOLY MASS IN THE CHURCH, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY PROCESSION TO WAYSIDE SHRINE, CROWNING OF OUR MOTHER THRICE ADMIRABLE, COMMISSIONING AND RECOMMISSIONING OF OUR COORDINATORS/MISSIONARIES OF THE SCHOENSTATT ROSARY CAMPAIGN, AND RECEPTION IN THE PARISH HALL
The Schoenstatt Mothers’ Branch of North Texas invites all the Schoenstatt Branches to join us for a morning honoring our Blessed Mother in her special month of May!
We look forward to coming together as a North Texas Schoenstatt Family in prayer, song, community and celebration!
On the weekend of March 3-5, 2017 twelve mother from North Texas travelled to the Confidential Shrine at Lamar for the annual Spanish retreat. It was one of largest retreat I have seen with about 46 beautiful ladies in attendance. We want to give thanks to Sister Heidi for showering us with her love, music and wisdom. She gave us the most beautiful talk on the closing of the year of mercy and how to better live our motto as "Missionaries of Mary Building Covenant Culture"
Some of the music she played for us was so healing that we still listen to it and cry again. Especially one song that is titled:
"No one loves you, like I do"
Our Mother Thrice Admirable had so many gifts for her most favorite daughters like the presence of two of our Schoenstatt Fathers, Mary Rodriguez's beautiful talk, the commissioning of a missionary of the rosary campaign, and much more.
Father Patricio gave us a beautiful talk on our motto, "Missionaries of Mary Building Covenant Culture." Wow, he was on fire! His encouraging words made us want to go into the world on zeal for our mission with the Spanish population where we live. We want to bloom where we are planted and be fruitful for our Schoenstatt kingdom of the father.
On Sunday we had the gift and presence of Fr Vega, who celebrated holy mass for us. It was such a healing and spirit filled weekend that we can't wait to return to the shrine and drink richly from our mother's fountain of love.
Mariel Arellano the great and zealous apostle took ten ladies, about five more people cancelled at the last minute. Laura Schuckenbrock got to take two new ladies - one of them she met while going to confession and waiting in line for an hour and forty five minutes. The confession line gave much fruit. As our dear father would say: "The cross blesses the world"
How wonderful it is to feel renewed and gain strength for our journey with the graces from the shrine.
We want to give thanks to all who make this retreat a reality and to all who attended.
"Nothing Without You, Nothing Without Us"
Submitted by Laura Schuckenbrock
Dear Schoenstatt Family,
It is beautiful that Father Nazzaro from All Saints in Dallas is standing by the Wayside Shrine at All Saints!! . This is a special gift for our Lady!! Thanks to texascatholic on Instagram for the beautiful picture.
Greetings dear Friends,Just a quick hello to let you know I represented all of you today and prayed for you at the installation of our 8th Bishop of Dallas. It was a beautiful event. I will share his homily soon with you.I got to talk for a few minutes with His Eminence Cardinal Farrell and when I told him that I place him in Bl Mothers arms he had a nice surprise for me, or you could say, the MTA greeted me through him. He said: " I know Schoensatt- two of your Schoensatt Fathers are working with me in my new appointment in the Vatican. I was speechless. Thank you MTA!!In attendance were:Apostolic Nuncio for the US: Bishop Pierre, Cardinal DiNardo, Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop Garcia Siller, etc, etc,United in the covenant of love,Laura SchuckenbrockMissionaries of Mary Building Covenant Culture
Building a Covenant of Love in our Marriage and the Domestic Church in the modern world
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 2016 Willis Lane, Keller, TX 76248
9:00am - 12:30pm
09:00am - 09:30am Holy Mass
09:30am - 10:30am Breakfast and opening Prayer / Talk #1
10:30am - 11:00am Personal time as a couple / guided reflection time
11:00am - 11:30am Talk #2
11:30am - 12:00pm personal Reflection Time / Adoration
12:00pm - 12:30pm Collect children from childcare / Family closing prayer and Marriage Strengthening Blessing / Sending forth
This event is sponsored by Mary's Apostolic Family, and the Schoenstatt Family of North Texas
Childcare available 9:30am -12:00, space limited
RSVP please call 817-488-0699 or email email@example.com
YOU ARE INVITED TO THE CHRIST CHILD HOLY NIGHT - ADVENT REFLECTION
Speaker: Schoenstatt Sister of Mary,
Sister Heidi from the Schoenstatt Shrine of Confidence in Lamar, Texas.
When: November 17, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: St Gabriel Schoenstatt Shrine of the Annunciation
St Mary's Room
Join us for a beautiful night of songs, prayers and meditation. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-726-5441
The diocesan committee is part of the Schoenstatt Movement, it is the body that coordinates the branches of the Movement in a diocese or region; thus, to review the structure and the organization of Schoenstatt allows us to renew and remind us of the work that we do and in this way clarify our roles. It also allows us to clarify doubts and analyze situations.
The goal is that in the light of the organization and structure of Schoenstatt we may look back at our own actions and see what successes and failures we have experienced in the coordination or leadership that we exercise. For this reason we want to see what are our functions and responsibilities in the context of the organization of Schoenstatt.
La coordinación diocesana o zonal es parte de la organización de Schoenstatt, es el gremio que coordina a las ramas del Movimiento en una diócesis o zona, por lo mismo, el recordar y repasar la estructura y la organización de Schoenstatt nos permite renovarnos y recordarnos sobre la tarea que cumplimos y de esta manera clarificar nuestro rol, también permite despejar dudas y analizar situaciones.
La intención es que a la luz de la organización y de la estructura de Schoenstatt podamos hacer un repaso de nuestra actuación y ver qué logros y dificultades se han experimentado en la coordinación que estamos realizando, por esto mismo queremos ver cuáles son nuestras funciones en el contexto de la organización de Schoenstatt y nuestras atribuciones.
This motto wants to be a pedagogical aid that will remind us what our mission is for this particular year. We are encouraged to use the motto at every branch or Movement activity; it is part of the work we do.
In coming up with the motto, we first considered the gift of missionary spirit from the document, Schoenstatt on the Move, which served as an impulse to put us on the right track. This missionary zeal developed from our motto from the last two years, “With Mary we go, a new Pentecost for our times.” After this Pentecost we experienced the desire to go out. Our leaders were on fire for the gift of our mission and we spread this zeal amongst ourselves and embraced our spirituality and love for the Blessed Mother. Now, however, we wanted to define a more specific goal for our Schoenstatt branches, for our dioceses, and in the peripheries of the society we inhabit. We derived inspirations from the address that the Holy Father gave to the Schoenstatt Family in Rome, and the sending out address from Father Heinrich Walter at the Jubilee Celebration in Germany. These discussions and both addresses heavily centered on creating a Culture of Encounter by forming authentic attachments, strengthening our solidarity, and striving for sanctity through the Covenant of Love with our Blessed Mother. From the discussions at the Delegates’ Convention, the leaders narrowed it down to four themes: spirituality, unity, mission and culture of encounter.
These themes generated a direction for our motto. The leaders immediately recognized a deep need to go from our cenacle (A New Pentecost for our Times) and be missionaries for the renewal of our culture. We spoke at length about the emptiness of our culture, the deterioration of the family, the loneliness and the yearning for God in our society. At the onset, the leaders came to a consensus on the words “renewal”, “missionary”, and “covenant culture”. We realized that these words contained the spirit of the answer we were searching for. These words point to a fact: Schoenstatt serves to renew the Church and the world as missionaries by creating covenant culture. Like a family, we shared our perspectives, spent some time in prayer to the Holy Spirit, and engaged in some lively creative tensions. We were certain, however, that we did not want to come up with a passive motto. We wanted a motto that would create momentum, challenge us, but also be authentic and specific to what we want to accomplish. What was the end goal? To change our culture and renew our Church. And we knew that we could not do this alone—we remembered, “With Mary we Go.” She is the great missionary. We also wanted to strive to be “missionary-saints” and our style of sanctity clearly has a name: Mary.
The last struggle centered on the image of how to create covenant culture. We wanted something powerful yet relatable, specific and actionable. We considered words such as “forging”, “spreading”, “forming”, “shaping”, “living” and we finally came to the consensus that the word, “building” best described our mission. The action of building requires intensive effort and unified commitment. In this we also saw our efforts to build upon Father Kentenich’s legacy and the Shrine, the Blessed Mother’s workshop. After all the discussions, talks, and inspirations, we were honored to work together to unveil the motto that both identifies and motivates our life stream for the coming year: Missionaries of Mary, Building Covenant Culture.
At the Confidentia Shrine in Lamar, October 9, 2016
During the Marian Jubilee of Mercy
9am - 9:30am: Fruit, Beverages & Pastries
9:20am - 10:10am: Presentation by Sister Heidi
10:20am - 11am: Presentation by Father Patricio
11am - 11:30am: Kick off of N. Texas Shrine Striving
11:30am - 12pm: Closing Ceremony at "Streams of Love" Wayside Shrine
“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