245 W. Hwy 90, China, Texas 77613
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Welcome, and thank you for visiting Our Lady of Sorrows Church online. We hope that our website gives you the information you are seeking. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.
We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen and love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
Church Office- 409-752-3571
Church office hours-
Mon-Thur. 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Saturday at 4:00 PM
Sunday at 8:30 AM
Tuesday 8:00 AM
Wednesday- 8:00 AM
Thursday- 8:00 AM
Friday 8:00 AM
Reconciliation: Saturday 3:00- 3:45 p.m.
8:30 a.m. -noon
Baptism: Please call the
office for appointment. Baptism Classes are required.
Weddings: Diocesan policy for Marriage requires that you make an appointment with the pastor at least six months before the anticipated wedding. Please meet with the pastor before setting your final date.
Next Children's Mass is Sunday December 10th 8:30 a.m. Join Us!
Jesus is our shepherd-
We Follow the leader
BACK TO THE TABLE- Bishop David Toups and the Diocese of Beaumont have launched a new program, encouraging us to come back to the family table and to Christs table. For more information, prayers, discussions and back to the table recipes**Please text the word "table" to 55321**
Sunday December 03
First Sunday of Advent
Actively hoping for Christ's return
First Reading- Isaiah 63:16b-17,19b; 64:2-7 Isaiah laments that people have wandered from the ways of the Lord and pleads that God rend the heavens and come down.
Psalm- PS 23:1-6- The Lord is my Shepherd ;
Second Reading- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9- Paul gives thanks for the gifts Christ has bestowed, while the Corinthians wait for the revelation of Jesus.
Gospel- Mark 13:33-37- Jesus exhorts his disciples to be watchful like servants waiting for the return of the lord of the house.
Please sign up online or in the Church to be part of the new pictorial Directory! Participants receive a new directory and a free 8X 10. Picture dates are December 7, 8, & 9th.
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Church Code: TX392
Church Password: photos
APPEAL for CATHOLIC MINISTRIES- "Building the Kingdom Together" Formerly the BFA this is the annual appeal. The funds are used throughout the Diocese to fund the many needs of God's people. There are several ways to give. Envelopes can be found in the church, or go online to www.dobgifts.org. Scan codes are also available.
CCD- RELIGOUS EDUCATION- Has started! Come join us! Both morning and night classes and CYO. The morning class is 4yrs to 6th grade and meets at 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings. The junior High and high School and CYO meet at 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Sunday nights.
Here we are at the beginning of one of the most beautiful liturgical seasons, the season that anticipates the word becoming flesh and dwelling among us. This is typically the start of a new season, where our goal is to try to give our spiritual life a little boost. We try to settle on one or two things that we will do to draw closer to the Lord. Then inevitably, after two or three days we are reminded of our weakness and failures. We all have moments like these in our lives. We want to do our best and become better people and we think we can do it all on our own. This is why even the secular world tries to get us to better ourselves with things like New Years resolutions. What if the problem all along is that we were relying too much on ourselves and on our own strength?
Many people are not aware that Advent, like Lent, is a penitential season where we are supposed to sacrifice and do penance so that our hearts can be ready for the coming of Jesus. So here we are again. We sit down and make a list of how WE are going to make this Advent something truly special. How WE are going to rise above temptation and break bad habits. How WE are going to pray at least one rosary a day and not fall asleep half way through it.
This Advent season, instead of relying on ourselves, let us try to take a page right out of the book of Isaiah where today’s first reading comes from. This entire passage is about realizing the utter weakness that we have to grapple with on a daily basis, confronting it, being honest about it, and falling to our knees with God and begging for him to be our light, our guide, our good shepherd. Then when the reality of your own weakness creeps in, you can pray the words of the prophet, “Yet, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay and you the potter: we are all the work of your hands.” God surely knows we are weak, but he is the one that makes us strong!
The Feast of the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION of the BLESSED VIRGIN MARY is Friday December 8th, A Holy Day of Obligation- when we celebrate the belief that Mary was conceived without original sin through Immaculate conception, therefore being the vessel by which Christ came without sin. Mass will be Friday at 8:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows and 6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory