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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St. Charles Prayer Blanket Ministry (better known as St. Charles Needlers) wishes to thank all who donated sewing machines, fabric and notions. This translated into over 500 lap quilts which were donated to Linus Connection (for children), Highland Lakes Pregnancy Resource Center (for babies), Oars (Older Adult Rural Services) (for adults) and Catholic Charities (a mix) in McAllen, TX. To help our funding, we are holding two separate raffles for the two full size quilts, each hand-stitched by Miss Barron, that were donated to us. We had them machine stitched by Anita Howell. Tickets will be available in the next two weeks and through the summer at $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00. Quilt winners will be announced at the St. Charles Borromeo Garage Sale on October 3. Thank you for your support. For more information, call June Schuh at 325-388-3789.
The Peter’s Pence Collection is taken up worldwide to support the most disadvantaged – victims of war, oppression, natural disasters and others in need of emergency assistance. Pope Francis has asked us to “care for those who are in need of attention, understanding and help, to bring them the warm closeness of God’s love through tangible actions of sensitivity, of sincere affection and of love.” The Holy Father uses the Peter’s Pence Collection to strengthen dioceses, religious orders and struggling communities of faith when they need it most.
Reminder to all parishioners to start saving your no longer needed items for the Ladies and Men's Club Garage Sale being held Oct. 2nd & 3rd.
Rosary will be prayed each Saturday at 3:30 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."