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Welcome

 

Our Pastor is

 

Reverend

 

Polycarp

 

Otieno 

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.

245 W. Hwy 90, China, Texas 77613
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.

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. 

Mass Times

 

WEEKENDS

Saturday at 4:00 PM
Sunday    at 8:30 AM 

Weekdays:

Tuesday        8:00 AM

Wednesday- 8:00 AM

Thursday-     8:00 AM

Friday            8:00 AM

Reconciliation: Saturday 3:00- 3:45 p.m. 

Adoration- Wednesday 

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                    April 14th  8:30 a.m. Join Us!

ACM Appeal for Catholic Ministries     Building the Kingdom Together

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  7th Annual Catholic Men's Conference 

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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** PLEASE join us at the table- bring your family and friends. 

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Sunday April 14,2024

Third Sunday of Easter

  We  look forward to the resurrection of the dead,

                         and the life of the world to come

  TODAY’S READINGS

First Reading- Acts 3:13-15,17-19- Peter witnesses that Jesus, who was handed over out of ignorance, was raised from the dead and is the fulfilment of the prophets.

 

Psalm-4:2,4,7-9- Lord, let your face shine on us.

 

Second Reading- 1 John 2:1-5a- John exhorts his community not to commit sin and to keep God's commandments.

Gospel- Luke 24:35-48- Jesus appears to the disciples, shows them his hands and feet, and eats in front of them.

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In today’s Gospel, Jesus miraculously appears before the apostles. If His resurrected body wasn’t shocking enough, He still bore the wounds of His crucifixion. There is nothing that Jesus cannot do. His very presence before the Apostles is a testament to that. So if He can do anything, why did He choose to leave those wounds, the very gruesome and heart wrenching places that we, humanity, created?

The wounds of Christ bear witness to the truth of His sacrifice. His wounds are proof to the Apostles that He is who He says He is. In a way, Jesus is providing them a second chance to look upon Him on the cross. Only John was at the foot of the cross, but he was not the only one to witness the marks of it. We too, are invited to gaze upon the broken body of Christ. We need to see, we need to remember.

Each time we enter a church, we see the cross behind the altar. Without the cross, there would be no resurrection. St. Augustine said, “The death of the Lord our God should not be a cause of shame for us; rather, it should be our greatest hope, our greatest glory. In taking upon himself the death that he found in us, he has most faithfully promised to give us life in him, such as we cannot have of ourselves.”

We need Jesus’ wounds to vividly remind us of the lengths He was willing to go to save us. We humans are slow to learn and quick to forget. We quickly forget the price that was paid for our salvation. We bemoan all the things we are lacking, rather than lifting our empty hands in adoration to the God who gave us everything we have.

Jesus’ wounds should shock us, yes. But they are also the most precious things we have ever received, for through them we are reborn to eternal life.

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