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.
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Altar Server Meeting-Sunday December 1st after the 9:00 mass. All altar servers and any that want to become altar servers are asked to please attend. This meeting will get us ready for the changes going on during Advent and Christmas. Please plan on attending.
Following Mass and coffee in Lee Hall December 3, 10 and 17. In depth Scripture Study of selected readings. Sessions 30 to 45 min. This is a good way to prepare for Christ's birth.
First Friday is December 6th. Holy Hour follows the 8:00 am Mass H ly Hour . Take time to quiet the voices in your mind, fall with your face to the ground, still your mind before the Eucharist and pray. Tell God your concerns. Pour out your heart to God. Then be quiet and listen.
We will have our Advent day of Reflection on Saturday, Dec. 7th. Msgr. Elmer Holtman will be here to help us prepare for the Christmas Season. This is a great opportunity for us to be open to the Holy Spirit. More information will be coming.
The Men's Club will be preparing breakfast tacos following the 9:00 AM mass on December 8th. Please join us and help support our local charities. The Men's Club is distributed $4,800.00 this December to local charitable organizations, in addition to providing (in partnership with our Kingsland Knights of Columbus Council and assistance by the St Charles Ladies Club) Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to needed families and shut-ins at the nursing home. Thanks for your continued support for our neighbors in need.
Parish Christmas Party will be Monday December 9th at 6PM in Lee Hall. The Ladies Club will provide the meat and others attending are asked to bring a covered dish of either a vegetable, salad or dessert. Any cash donations or HEB gift cards ( write amount on card ) will be used to purchase meals for needy families in our area for Christmas. We will also have our Share the Harvest Wagon for non-perishable food items.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Monday, December 9th although not a Holy Day of Obligation this year - Fr. Alphonse will be celebrating Mass at 9:00 am. A great way to come to honor Mary and thank her for saying "yes".
Penance Service — St. Charles - Wednesday, December 11th 5:30 pm. Fr. Alphonse and 2 visiting priests will be here to hear our confessions.
St Charles Ladies and Men's Club are holding a raffle for a Doll House and General Store, which were donated to us by a parishioner. Proceeds will be going to local charities. Drawing will be on Dec 9th at the Parish Christmas Party. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets sold after Mass.
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. For more info. call Norm - 512-793-6592.
The Liturgy Commission is in need of purchasing three of the same style Holy Water Fonts that are already in the church. Two will be placed on both sides of the double doors as you enter into the church and the third one will be placed at the door on the organ side at the completion of the walkway between the church and Lee Hall. The special purchase price for each is $215, a $95 discount off the regular price. Please prayerfully consider making a donation toward the purchase of these fonts. Please indicate on your check it is for "Holy Water Fonts. Thank you for your support.
The RCIA class will meet on Sunday from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm instead of Monday for the next few weeks. That will bring us to the week before Christmas. We will go back to Monday evenings Jan. 6th. Anyone wishing to attend is welcome.
The annual Fireside retreat at Cedarbrake will be Feb. 7-9. The retreat begins on Friday evening at 6:00 and ends on Sunday after Mass around 11:30. The retreat will be based on the movie Of Gods' and Men". The price for a private room is $195, and a shared room $160 per person. This is a great opportunity for parishioners to come together and share time reflecting on Christian life. Registration forms are on the table in back of church. For more information call Joan Woods @ 830-596-8569.