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 9/13- 9/21...More→
CCE registration on Sunday, Sept. 7, after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. If you have not registered your children, PLEASE do so NOW. Classes begin on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Please have your children here on time. When students are not registered and come late, they miss some of their class. We are here to help with your children's religious formation.
Father Alphonse will celebrate Mass for the Nativity of the Virgin Mary at 8:00 AM — Monday September 8th.
The children's choir will begin on Sept 10th at 5:30. Please remember to register your children for the choir at the same time you register for CCE. Also, St. Charles is looking for people who like to sing to serve as cantors and choir members. Please contact Janie Collins after mass or at 325-388-3830.
The St. Charles Men's Club will have their monthly meeting Thursday Sept. 11th at 6:30 P.M. This is an important meeting, please make plans to attend. All men from St. Charles and Our Lady of the Lake are welcome. If you would like to become more active in the church, please attend this meeting!
Our neighboring parish, Holy Trinity in Llano invites us to come celebrate with them their 25th Annual Fried Chicken Dinner on Sunday, September 14th at St. Mark's Hall, 708 Bessemer Avenue, in Llano. 11:00 am TO 1:30 pm.. Eat in or Drive Thru. Tickets $9 in advance or $10 at the door. Questions?.. Call Carole 325 247 1064.
NOTE FROM THE DIOCESE OF AUSTIN: Given the extraordinary nature of the crisis, in the Middle East — the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has called for a special collection to provide humanitarian relief and pastoral support for our brothers and sisters. Funds will be used by Catholic Relief Services and other Catholic agencies, working in partnership with the local church, to meet the most urgent humanitarian needs facing the people in Iraq, Gaza, Syria and surrounding countries where refugees have fled. These funds will also be used to support church programs to aid persecuted Christians and to respond to rebuilding efforts of Catholic dioceses in the affected areas. This collection will be taken next weekend at all masses.
Ladies/Men's Club Garage Sale - When September 29th thru October 4th 2014 For larger items to be picked up contact Rick Schmidt at 254-977-4704 or Ken Beran at 402-960- 9729.You can also call Jay Harris at 512-793-6155. Please donate: SALEABLE ITEMS ONLY. We will not take old Tv's (except Flat screen ) No mattress's or Hide-A-Bed's. Thank you for your support! We need lots more good 'stuff'... so while cleaning out those closets and kitchen cabinets, garages, sheds and barns... please remember our garage sale! ONLY 5 MORE WEEKS....
RCIA began on Sunday, Sept. 7, in Lee Hall at 5:30 p.m. Applications are available in the rack at the church entrance or on the first Sunday class. If you know anyone who would like to become Catholic or learn more about the Catholic faith, please invite them to these classes. It is good for Catholics who would like to refresh their knowledge of our faith. Also, Catholics can be sponsors and support those wanting to be part of the Catholic faith. 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.
Caps of Love is the service project of the National Council of Catholic Women. NCCW has long been advocating the need to RECYCLE plastic and other materials in an effort to be good stewards of our earth. Plastic caps are a different grade of plastic from the bottles. They can be sold in bulk to create new products such as shipping plates, park benches, paint caps & many more. The money will help provide wheelchairs and service dogs to disabled children in the U.S. Check out the "Buckets of Love" in the church entry and Lee Hall. Help support our Western Deanery CCW is this project. (note: no metal caps and please remove all paper inserts)
September and October events...More→
The Knights of Columbus will be collecting and transporting items for the care of recent immigrants being sheltered at Catholic Churches around the state. This will be an ongoing project so please help as much as you can. There are lists of items and collection boxes in the back of the Church and in Lee Hall. Thank you for your support.
Marriage Recognition Certificates are available for couples celebrating 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75 or more years. Contact the office.
Volunteers needed for the Highland Lakes Respite Center. We meet every Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, 301 E. Graves, in Burnet from 8:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. We provide a safe place where individuals can come together and participate in activities to enhance mental and physical abilities. Our program benefits caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer' or dementia. Training is provided and we have lots of fun! If interested please contact Diane Caruthers, 512-793-6958.
Please join the Knights and the Pregnancy Center as we partner to say a very special rosary each month for the sanctity of life and an end to abortion. The rosary will be said the first Sunday of each month at St. Charles beginning at 8:30 am. Please pray with us!
St. Charles Needlers invites new members We are a small number that swells when our friends from the North arrive and drop when they leave. We get together and make simple lap quilts for adults, children and babies....More→
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."