St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

P.O. Box 1748, 1927 RR 1431, Kingsland TX

Office: 325-388-3742

Lee Hall: 325-388-0397

Pastor: Fr. Anthony Alphonse

Mission: Our Lady of the Lake

120 RR 2233, Sunrise Beach TX,

4 miles off TX Hwy 71


We, 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.




In case of emergency or death only:
The church emergency contact number is 512-756-9003

A secure locking mailbox has been placed on the wall by the rectory office door. A convenient place with easy access for Fr. Alphonse. Please drop any notes to Fr., reimbursement forms etc. in this box. You may also drop in your mass intentions and flower requests.

Mass Intentions

Week of 6/27/2015 - 7/5/2015...More

St. Charles Prayer Blanket Ministry 6/20/2015

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.

Second Collection This Weekend Peter’s Pence 6/27/2015

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.  

Ladies and Men's Club Garage Sale 10/2/2015

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.

Our Lady of The Lake Rosary

Rosary will be prayed each Saturday at 3:30 pm at Our Lady of The Lake before Mass. Please join us.

A "Sacrificial Gift"

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

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 and click on "How to access your existing EIM account."