East Side Mothers’ Group Meeting Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sally’s Home Shrine – Mother of Good Counsel


    • Thursday, October 19, 2017, 9:45am,
    • Barbara’s Home Shrine
  • ARC:  Arizona Rosary Conference
    • Sunday, October 22, 2 – 4:15pm (opens at 11)
    • Phoenix Convention Center, Halls F  & G
    • BRING Pilgrim Mothers!
  • Auxiliary MTA Crown found and Cross arrived!
  • Marian Conference highlights
  • Knights’ Meeting summary
  • Fundraising for Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary in Dominican Republic for children
  • Fundraising for Sisters of Mary at Lamar/Rockport, TX for hurricane recovery
  • Finished Fear Not, Proclaim the Father’s Love; new book to come
  • Resolution:
    • Begin/continue praying for the beatification of Fr.Kentenich
    • located below and on back of the card with his black/white portrait
Eternal Triune God, for love of You and Your Holy Church,the founder of Schoenstatt always tried to do your will and lead many people to you.
Through Mary, Mother Thrice Admirable and Queen of Schoenstatt, grant him what he requests on my behalf and let him soon be beatified, so that he may be even more fruitful here on Earth for You and Your Kingdom.



  • CROSS and CROWN — Our Auxiliary Shrine for Arizona, recently lost her crown and her cross.  Towards the end of the meeting, we agreed to add the return of or purchase of a new Cross and Crown to our prayer intentions.  Just two days later, Margret’s husband located the Crown, apparently fallen in transit prior to Knights’ visit, and Sally received the new Cross in the mail!  Mother does take perfect care! Payment for the Cross will be discussed at the next meeting.


  • Marian Conference – Among other events, Father Calloway gave talks on Mary, the Rosary, apparitions, and even mentioned Fr. Kentenich and Schoenstatt.


  • Visit with Knights of Columbus – Margret, with her 2 daughters and her father, drove through the big thunderstorm of August 3, during rush hour, through the flooded city streets, to bring our auxiliary Shrine to the Knights of Columbus group meeting at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Tempe.  She showed the small group of about 15 Knights a PowerPoint presentation of a brief history of Father Kentenich and Schoenstatt’s Mission.  The Knights were very hospitable and gracious, and seemed interested in becoming friends with Schoenstatt AZ, as we have similar missions for education and family development.


  • Pennies – Sally collects pennies for the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary in the Dominican Republic who help children and families with nutrition, clothing, and other needs.


  • Change – Margret and the Youth Group at St.Anne’s Catholic Church are collecting change to send to the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary at Rockport in Lamar, Texas, who have many repairs to make after surviving Hurricane Harvey.  They are also praying Hail Marys, Our Fathers, and the Consecration Prayer (My Queen, My Mother).  These are counted by marking a card and by counting wildflower seeds into a jar, which will also be sent to the Sisters for planting.


Prayer Reminders

  • Intentions for people may be brought to Mass with you and prayed for, lifted up in our hearts, when the priest says, “Through Him, with Him, and in Him…” at the Consecration Prayer.
  • When a person prays in petition for blessings upon their knees, in the morning and at night, Father Kentenich will happily bless all for whom the blessing is requested.

Prayer Intentions:  Mark LeRoy, Dee’s back, hurricane and earthquake victims



In the Home Shrine, Mother of Good Counsel, we all prayed together the Rosary of Deacon John Pozzobon with all intentions in our hearts.

We gathered in the kitchen for healthy snacks and drinks and shared about our events and the last month around the table.

After briefings on the Marian Conference and the visit with the Knights of Columbus, we decided on a few jobs for the upcoming ARC, Arizona Rosary Celebration.  Alma will carry the banner and Margret’s husband, Travis, will carry the Auxiliary MTA.

We read and discussed the last few pages of our study book, Fear Not, Proclaim the Father’s Love, titled for the theme for this last year.  Since we will have our next meeting in October, we hope to start a new booklet for the upcoming annual theme, yet to be announced.

Resolution :

We will be praying for, or continuing to pray for, intercession through Father Joseph Kentenich for our requests and needs, with the prayer for his beatification, on the back of his picture card.  Also, in hopes to aid in the process towards Fr. Kentenich’s beatification, we will keep track of petitions and answers requested and received through the intercession of Fr. Kentenich.FatherKentenich_PrayerCardwPrayer

Upcoming Events:

  • October 19, 2017, 9:45 am, Thursday
    • East Side Schoenstatt AZ Mothers’ Group
    • Barbara’s Home Shrine


  • October 22, 2017, 2 – 4:15pm, Sunday
  • AZ Rosary Celebration, Phoenix
  • opens at NOON for confessions and adoration
  • a concert at 1:30 with “Limitless”
  • Phoenix Convention Center, Halls F  & G
  • 3rd Street and Jefferson, in downtown Phoenix
  • Presided by Most Rev. Eduardo A. Nevares, Auxiliary Bishop of Phoenix
  • Guest speaker Most Rev. Ricardo Ramirez, C.S.B., Bishop Emeritus of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • http://www.azrosary.com
  • azrosary@yahoo.com
  • **Bring Pilgrim Mothers!




Schoenstatt Visit with Knights at OLMC

Dear Schoenstatt Sisters and Brothers in Arizona and worldwide,

A couple of months ago, on August 3, Schoenstatt Arizona was invited to share about our mission by the Knights of Columbus at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and School in Tempe, AZ, and I happily agreed to share some Schoenstatt basics.  I also brought my father to help me carry and greet the men, and my two daughters to help me sing and play the song, My Queen, My Mother, with our guitars as accompaniment.

Just as we set out to load the car, a downpour drenched our house and then our clothes and hair as we worked.  Fortunately, none of our materials or our MTA Auxillary Shrine were dampened.

It was just at the height of rush hour on our drive from Chandler to Tempe.  We chose to travel on side streets, but there was still plenty of traffic.  The difficult part of the journey, was the rain and flooding.  The middle of the road, on most roads, was mostly clear, but the right lanes were mostly flooded.  However, drivers were careful for the most part, and courteous even, while we all navigated the treacherous streets.

Once we approached the parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the rain fizzled to a sprinkle, the clouds lightened up, and we were able to drive into the church parking lot with no problems.  This reminded me of the prayer we’ve been saying these last few months:

“Though storm may rage, and wind may howl and lightning strike again, I think  as does the mariner’s child, my FATHER is at the helm.”

— Father Joseph Kentenich

The Knights of Columbus were very gracious and met us in the corridor, helped us set up, and listened intently.  They asked great questions and smiled.  It seemed that they enjoyed learning about Schoenstatt, as most had never heard of the movement.  The girls played and sang beautifully.  I hope we made great friends with them and inspired a few of them to learn more about Schoenstatt.

Peace always,


AZ Schoenstatt Mothers Meeting

Hello Dear AZ Schoenstatt Mothers,

Just a friendly reminder of our September 21, 2017, 945am (SHARP) meeting in our home shrine MOTHER OF GOOD COUNSEL”.  Looking forward to seeing you all, healthy treats are welcome.   Feel free to invite your family and friends.

We’ll pray the rosary (so many intentions I’m sure you all have), fellowship, discussion of AZ ROSARY CELEBRATION, October 22, 2017, 2pm (you’ll want to get there early though, lots of religious items’ booths, confession, adoration and pre-program music).  We’ll discuss who carries what, Margret’s husband has graciously agreed to carry the big Auxiliary MTA, but we’ll need others to carry banners we have.  Also, bring your Pilgrim Mothers for procession.

Hopefully we’ll finish up our motto booklet for this year, or by Oct.  Motto is “Fear not, Proclaim the Father’s Love” and we’ll study/discuss from it; those who don’t have a booklet, don’t worry, we can share.  Our special resolution, for this month is Fr. Kentenich’s short prayer from HEAVENWARDS….pray daily “Though storm may rage, and wind may howl and lightning strike again, I think  as does the mariner’s child, my FATHER is at the helm.”  (quite appropriate too, with the hurricanes we’ve had).

Blessings, love and joy,