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 4/25/2015 - 5/3/2015...More→
Fr. Alphonse will celebrate a novena of masses for the women in our lives that we love or appreciate. Sign up your mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, sisters, wives, daughters, granddaughters, goddaughters, aunts, mother-in-law, sisters-in-law, girlfriends, cousins and friends both living and deceased. Cards are available at each entrance of the church. Please complete the information on the outside envelope and get it back to the church office or place in the collection basket. Nine masses will be offered ~ for their intentions or in their memory.
Congratulations to our six first Communicants! They will receive their first Holy Communion on Sunday, May 3 at the 9:00 a.m. Mass. They are: Efrain Aviles, Alex Aviles, Adam Garcia, Jadyn Gosselin, Ivan Hernandez and Ashlynn Skero Please keep these students and their families in your prayers.
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."