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.
Mass is held in the Church:
Saturday evening at 4:30 PM
Sunday Morning at 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM.
Weekdays: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 8:00 AM
Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30-4:00 PM
Baptism by appointment.
Weddings: Begin by calling the parish office 6 months prior to provisional wedding date.
PHONE # 409-752-3571
Office Hours M-Th 8--4
The seven sacraments—Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion, Confession, Marriage, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick—are the life of the Catholic Church. Each sacrament is an outward sign of an inward grace. When we participate in them worthily, each provides us with graces—with the life of God in our soul.
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.
Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ's Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.
The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God's unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive others.
Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values.
In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness.
Anointing of the Sick
The Catholic Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness.
The more the world is at its worst, the more we need the Church at its best.
CCD started September 12, 2021 please join us!
TRUNK OR TREAT
We will be hosting Trunk or Treat in the big parking lot Saturday October 30th. The Altar Society will be baking goodies and we will have games Everything will be outside for safety. We need people to set up their “trunks” and give out candy. We hope you can come to this “distanced” fellowship!
CATHOLIC LEADERSHIP SURVEY
Bishop Toups has requested everyone over the age of 15 to participate in a survey which will help us discern the needs of the parishioners in the Diocese of Beaumont. The survey can be taken online or with a paper copy and will run from October 14 thru November 21.
Paper copies are located on the tables by each door. Drop box provided for completed survey.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK 10/24/2021
First Reading — I will lead the people to brooks of water, on a level road, so that none shall stumble (Jeremiah 31:7-9).
Psalm — The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy (Psalm 126).
Second Reading — It was not Christ who glorified himself, but rather the one who said to him: You are my son: this day I have begotten you (Hebrews 5:1-6).
Gospel — Immediately the blind man received his sight and followed Jesus on the way (Mark 10:46-52)
The star of today’s Gospel is a panhandler. Bartimaeus is blind, yes, but he is probably also homeless and filthy, a real nuisance to respectable citizens. Even so, it is Bartimaeus who recognizes Jesus as the Messiah, places all his faith in him, throws aside everything he has (his cloak), begs him for mercy, receives new vision, and follows Jesus on the way to suffering and death in Jerusalem. How desperate will we have to get before we can do the same?
FEAST OF FAITH
The Sound of Communion
The priest receives Holy Communion, and then there is movement, a bustle of activity, as we prepare to join the Communion procession. This holy meal does not happen in silence! Instead, we sing together even as we rise and move forward in procession to the altar. We must change and move to receive the Eucharist, and fittingly so, since the Eucharist is transformative—it demands action of us, internal as well as external. We do not receive the sacrament in silence, but with a dialogue that is also a profession of faith: “The Body of Christ.” “Amen.” “The Blood of Christ.” “Amen.” We acknowledge the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist with our “Amen” of faith, but more, our “Amen” is also a prayer that we may become what we receive, the Body of Christ, living and active in the world. We receive him not that he may become a part of us, but that we may become a part of him—part, too, of all the others who receive him, the whole communion of believers.