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 10/25 - 11/1...More→
New or gently used coats for children in need. 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. We hope to deliver the coats by Thanksgiving, so all coats need to be received at the church no later than November 23, 2014. For more info. call Bill Kiley 512-793-6111.
Saturday, November 1st - All Saint Day, a holy day. This year because it falls on Saturday, Catholics are not obliged to attend Mass. However, Fr. Alphonse will offer Mass at 9:00 am to honor all saints for anyone that would like to attend.
Next week's second collection will be for the poor in the community.
All Souls Day is November 2nd. You can pick up an All Souls Day Remembrance Envelope at each entrance of Church to enroll your loved ones in Fr. Alphonse's Novena of Masses in November. Return in collection basket or Fr.'s message box.
We are in need of Altar Servers for the Sunday Mass. If any children having received the sacrament of First Communion would like to be an Altar Server, please contact Richard Collins or Charles Woods.
If you have an event and need the use of Lee Hall, please contact Mary Jane Pfeifer 512-793-6289 to schedule.
RCIA began on Sunday, Sept. 7, in Lee Hall at 5:30 p.m. 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.
CCE classes are held every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall. Please have your children there on time. We have classes for children in grades first through high school. We are here to help you with the faith formation for your children. Children's choir practice begins at 5:30 in church.
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."