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 1/31/2015 - 2/8/2015...More→
The second collection for this weekend is for the Poor Fund.
FLU SEASON: For the sake of caution, the bishop recommends that the pastor of each parish suspend temporarily the distribution of the Blood of Christ at the Eucharist in order to prevent the spread of disease during the time of a flu outbreak. Likewise if you are accustomed to receiving Communion on the tongue, you will prevent spreading your saliva to the hand of the Communion minister by receiving Communion in the hand during times of flu outbreaks or when you or someone in your household has been sick. At the Sign of Peace, you can offer a smile or a wave or a simple bow of the head to those around you. If you have come in direct contact with someone who has been sneezing or coughing, avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with your hands until you can wash them. This is a good practice at any time since germs can spread when we touch our eyes, nose, or mouth. Respect should be given to individuals who refrain from sharing a handshake at the Sign of Peace. This is at the discretion of each individual person.
Please join us next Sunday ( 2/8/15 ) for our monthly Taco Breakfast after the 9 AM Mass. n
The Fireside Reflections annual retreat at Cedarbrake will be held on February 6 - 8. The theme of the retreat will be "I Begin Now" and will be a reflection on living in the presence of God. It will be presented by the staff of Cedarbrake. The retreat begins on Friday evening and concludes on Sunday morning. A shared room is $160 per person and a private room is $195. Give yourself a treat -- spend this weekend with God. You won't regret it! Registration forms are on the table near the entrance. For any further information, call Joan Woods 830-596-8569.
"A special collection will be taken up next weekend to support Campus Ministries in the Diocese of Austin. These include communities at the University of Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor University, Texas State University, Mary Hardin- Baylor and other college campuses. The goals of Catholic campus ministry are to build a faith community, bring the message of Christ to the academic world and prepare future leaders of society and our Church. Please be generous in your support of this most worthy cause." — Diocese of Austin
Ladies Club Meeting will be on February 9, Lee Hall, at 11:30am. Bring a dish to share for lunch. Hope to see many of you there!
A Quick Journey Through The Bible by Jeff Cavins, a noted Catholic biblical scholar. We will show and discuss this series each Wednesday morning, beginning Feb. 11, at 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.. With Lent coming, this would be a good way to focus on our Salvation History. This series is an overview of God's redemptive plan from Genesis through the resurrection of Jesus and the establishment of the Catholic Church. Lent is an excellent time to reflect on God's saving plan. If you are interested in attending, please sign up on the sheet on the table.
Project Andrew for Catholic men (ages 16-45) interested in learning more about discernment, the priesthood and seminary life. Join for prayer, testimonials by priests and seminarians, Mass and lunch with Bishop Vasquez. Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:00 am to 2:00 pm St. Mary's Cathedral ( www.Austinvocations.com (512-476-6182)
Project Miriam for Catholic women (ages 16-45) seeking to learn from Mary's joyful "yes" to God. The morning includes testimonials and prayer with religious Sisters, Mass and lunch with Very Rev. Daniel E. Garcia, Vicar General. Saturday February 21, 2015 10:00 am to 2:00 pm www.Austinvocations.com (512-476-6182)
The Our Lady of the Lake library is ready for checkouts on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm before mass beginning in February. Lent begins on 2/18 and this would be good time to find some Lenten reading.
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."