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 11/21/2015 - 11/29/2015...More→
The Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) provides funding for groups that make lasting change and uplift the poor in the United States. CCHD grants improve education, support economic development, and help communities provide housing in low-income neighborhoods. Help us continue to defend human dignity and aid those living on the margins of society. Please be generous.
We will not have Coffee & Donuts on Thanksgiving weekend Sunday, November 29, 2015
Advent Penance Service will be held on December 9, 2016 at 5:30 pm. Fr. Alphonse and two visiting Priests will be here to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Christmas Party, Sunday, Dec. 13 at Lee Hall. Ladies club to provide ham and turkey. Sign up sheets will be in the back of St. Charles and OLOL weekends of Nov. 21, Nov 28, and Dec. 5. All are asked to bring a dish to share. The Christmas party is for all members of both St. Charles and OLOL. Food will be served 11:45-12 noon.
Christmas season is fast approaching and we need singers to help prepare for the holiday masses. Please consider volunteering to help with this. We can use all ages and voices. God does not expect us to be perfect but to try. We are thinking about practice on Sunday morning after mass. .Questions contact Janie Collins 388-3830
The Coats for Kids program is going to expand to include “back to the basics”. We are in need of new or used shoes, sneakers, socks, underwear, pants, shirts and sweats and coats for kids 5-10 years old (kinder thru 5th grade. Please place all items in the Share the Harvest Wagon at the front of the church.
Rosary will be prayed each Saturday at 3:25 pm at Our Lady of The Lake before Mass. Please join us.
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.
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."