MISSION STATEMENTWe, the people of God of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Kingsland, Texas and Our Lady of the Lake, Sunrise Beach, in the Diocese of Austin form a faith community that challenges each to love and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ based on Faith, Hope and Love with no regard to race, gender, nationality religion or social standing.
Week of 11/15 - 11/23...More→
New or gently used coats for children in need. With many families with young children continuing to struggle in these challenging economic times, there has never been a better time to help by providing warm winter coats to children. The Knights of Columbus invites all parishioners to participate in the Coats for Kids project this winter. A container is available at St. Charles and Our Lady of the Lake to drop off coats. The coats will be distributed primarily to Packsaddle Elementary School -- boys and girls, sizes Small, Medium, Large and Extra-large. We hope to deliver the coats by Thanksgiving, so all coats need to be received at the church no later than November 23, 2014. For more info. call Bill Kiley 512-793-6111.
Fr. Alphonse reminds us that we should try to visit a cemetery during the month of November. An indulgence is granted the Christian faithful ...More→
Thanks to all who have made their pledge to CSA. Envelopes are still available in the back of Church for those who have not yet made their pledge. Just drop your envelope in the collection basket on in the "Notes for Fr. Alphonse box" hanging by the door to the office. God bless you.
Parish work day on Saturday November the 15th from 8am until noon. A ll parishoners welcome ... We will clean the church, Lee Hall and the flower beds.
Next week's Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) needs your help. CCHD was founded to end the cycle of poverty in the United States by funding organizations that help people help themselves. With the tradition of improving education, housing situations, and economic development, CCHD continues to make a positive impact in communities nationwide. Your contribution will defend human dignity and help those living on the margins of our society. Please give to the CCHD Special Collection.
We are in need of Altar Servers for the Sunday Mass. If any children having received the sacrament of First Communion would like to be an Altar Server, please contact Richard Collins or Charles Woods.
If you have an event and need the use of Lee Hall, please contact Mary Jane Pfeifer 512-793-6289 to schedule.
RCIA began on Sunday, Sept. 7, in Lee Hall at 5:30 p.m. For more information call Joan Woods at (821)-596-8560
How can I determine how much is a "sacrificial gift"? One way to determine a sacrificial gift is by relating your gift to your income. Some people reach into their pocket to see what is left from Saturday night. As a good steward, you are being asked to consider donating one hour (2 1/2%) or two hours (5%) of your weekly income. As circumstances change, increase gradually toward the ideal of 10% to your church and other charities. Some will be able to do more while others may need to do less. There are two important points: first is that your gift be a sacrifice and second is that you relate your donation to your income. If your income is $1000/week or $4333/month then a weekly sacrificial gift would be 2.5% = $25, 10% = $50 and 10% = $100.
CCE classes are held every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall. Please have your children there on time. We have classes for children in grades first through high school. We are here to help you with the faith formation for your children. Children's choir practice begins at 5:30 in church.
Ethics and Integrity. The diocese requires all volunteers working with children or vulnerable adults to have a background check and complete the basic Ethics and Integrity course and attend an EIM refresher course every three years. If you are not sure if you are currently in compliance, please call Joan Woods @ 512-913-5838. You can also go to austindiocese.org and click on "How to access your existing EIM account."