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 8/22/2015 - 8/30/2015...More→
RCIA CLASSES! Do you know someone who would like to know more about the Catholic Faith? Are you interested in knowing more about your faith? Would you like to sponsor someone who wants to become Catholic? Classes will begin soon. Please call Joan Woods @ 512-913-5838 for more information
The Schoenstatt Fathers are part of the International Schoenstatt Movement. Schoenstatt is a renewal movement founded by Father Joseph Kentenich in 1914 in Germany. Several religious and lay communities are part of the Movement. The Schoenstatt Fathers being the youngest with 300 members work in all continents. Our task is to render priestly service to the movement and to build it up. The Indian Schoenstatt Fathers are now in the position to develop several projects to realize their charism within the demands of the country. They have 55 Indian Fathers and 80 seminarians in the different stages of formation. The Schoenstatt Fathers in India aim at developing centers of spiritual renewal, a children's village for deserted and neglected 60 children predominantly girls, and a school for qualified catholic character formation and education. Their 24 tutoring centers help the children continue their school. Their home for boys provides 20 poor children the facility of lodging and quality education. The Schoenstatt Fathers work in parishes; promote faith formation of the youth and families and help reach out the poor and needy participating in the evangelization process of the Church. For their social projects and the formation of the seminarians Schoenstatt Fathers of India appeal to your solidarity and ask for your generous support. Fr. Anbuthurai Thomas (Fr. Anbu), a Schoenstatt Father from India will speak in all Holy Masses about their mission activities in India.
It is time to register students for CCE classes. If you have children in 1st grade to High School please come to Lee Hall on September 2nd from 6:00 to 7:30 to meet the teachers, enjoy some cookies and punch, and register your children for CCE. For more information contact Joan Woods at 512-913-5838.
Seven students will receive the sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, September 13th at the 9:00 a.m. Mass. They are: Carolina Hernandez, Gabriela Hernandez, Valentin Hernandez, Christian Maldonado, Martin Maldonado, Paola Rodriguez and Mariah Woods Please keep these students in your prayers as they prepare to receive this sacrament.
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 3:25 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."