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Welcome

 

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.

Our Faith

 

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 Times

 

WEEKENDS

Saturday at 4:30 PM
Sunday    at 8:30 AM 

Weekdays:

Tuesday   at 9:00 AM

Friday       at 9:00 AM

Reconciliation: Sunday 7:45 -8:15 AM

Baptism: By appointment.

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.

PHONE:  409-752-3571

Office Hours: M-Th  8--4

                      Friday  8--12

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ANNOUNCEMENTS**************

Summer Camp 2022  Dates

Session 1 – for those entering 4th – 6th grades: July 17 – 22

Session 2 – for those entering 7th – 9th grades: July 24 - 29

Web Page Link to Register - Summer Camp Registration 2022 - Diocese of Beaumont - Beaumont, TX (dioceseofbmt.org)

APPEAL for CATHOLIC MINISTRIES- ACM formerly BFA- Bishops Faith Appeal, will be funding the same ministries as BFA.  Appeal materials will be coming to your home mailbox. There will also be supplies available in the church. You can donate online at- dobgifts.org/appeal-for-catholic-ministries-2022/

Are You Interested in Being a Permanent Deacon?  The Diocese of Beaumont is forming its 8th Permanent Diaconate Class. An inquirer meeting will be held at St Anthony Cathedral Basilica on Sunday, May 15, 2022, from 3:00-5:00 P.M. If you feel that God may be calling you to the permanent diaconate, come to this meeting. The formation process will be explained in detail. For more information or questions, call or email Fr Sinclair Oubre at (409) 749-0171 or soubre@dobcentral.org

PENTECOST WEEKEND- Bishop David Toups invites you to celebrate the Birthday of the Church! June 4th Formal Gala fundraiser & June 5th  Mass Celebration with lunch. proceeds benefit our many ministries.  visit the Diocese website or call 409-924-4302 for more information.

                                                                                                                                   

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TODAY’S READINGS
First Reading — The question of whether circumcision is necessary for salvation (Acts 15:1-2, 22-29).
Psalm — O God, let all the nations praise you! (Psalm 67).
Second Reading — John envisions the holy city, the new Jerusalem (Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23) or
Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20.
Gospel — The Holy Spirit, sent by the Father in Jesus’ name, will teach us everything (John 14:23-29) or John 17:20-26.

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May 22, 2022 Sixth Sunday of Easter
RETURNING TO ORDINARY LIFE

Six weeks into our Easter rejoicing, the Church gives us readings today that start preparing us for a return to ordinary life. The Acts of the Apostles and the Gospel both dwell on proper daily behavior for followers of Jesus, while the reading from Revelation reminds us why we bother with laws at all. In Acts, leaders of the church meet to discuss which essential elements of the Mosaic Law converts must obey if they wish to be disciples of Jesus Christ. John’s Gospel reflects back to the Last Supper discourse when Jesus himself emphasizes the importance of obeying God’s commandments. Observing God’s law, says Jesus, shows a desire to be intimate with the Lord. We follow rules not for their own sake, but to love God and neighbor better. This more excellent love brings us closer to Revelation’s vision of paradise, gleaming with “the splendor of God.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Baptism

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.

Eucharist

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.

Reconciliation

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
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.

Marriage
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.

Holy Orders
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.

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PRAYER OF THE WEEK
Sixth Sunday of Easter

Grant, almighty God,
that we may celebrate with heartfelt devotion these days of joy,
which we keep in honor of the risen Lord,
and that what we relive in remembrance
we may always hold to in what we do.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Acts 16:11-15; Ps 149:1b-6a, 9b;
Jn 15:26 — 16:4a
Tuesday: Acts 16:22-34; Ps 138:1-3, 7c-8; Jn 16:5-11
Wednesday: Acts 17:15, 22 — 18:1; Ps 148:1-2, 11-14;
Jn 16:12-15
Thursday: Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3, 6-9; Eph 1:17-23 or
Heb 9:24-28; 10:19-23; Lk 24:46-53
(for Ascension); otherwise
Acts 18:1-8; Ps 98:1-4; Jn 16:16-20
Friday: Acts 18:9-18; Ps 47:2-7; Jn 16:20-23
Saturday: Acts 18:23-28; Ps 47:2-3, 8-10; Jn 16:23b-28
Sunday: Acts 7:55-60; Ps 97:1-2, 6-7, 9;
Rv 22:12-14, 16-17, 20; Jn 17:20-26
or (for Ascension) Acts 1:1-11;
Ps 47:2-3, 6-9; Eph 1:17- 23 or
Heb 9:24-28; 10:19-23; Lk 24:46-53

 

WISDOM’S ROOT
Wisdom has its roots in goodness, and not goodness its roots in wisdom.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson