September 30-October 06
Saturday 4:00 p.m. Phyllis Casteel
Sunday 8:30 a.m. Phyllis Casteel
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Roy Gonzales
Wednesday 8:00 am Roy Gonzales
Thursday 8:00 pm Phyllis Casteel
Friday 8:00 p.m. Rev. Luong Tran
07 October 4:00 p.m. Lector : Karen Halsell Eucharist Minister: Deacon Garry LeBlanc Altar Servers: Corbin Mackan & Natalie King
08 October 8:30 a.m. Lector : Myah Venable
Eucharist Minister: Ward Lowe
Altar Server: Kassidy Lewis & Junius Edwards
Money Counters: Karen Halsell & Sherry Martel
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Barry Adams, Carolyn Ainsworth, William Anderson, Ajibola Batiste,
Kade Coleman, Illya Coleman, Donnie Clark, Bobbie Edwards, Emma Edwards, Ronnie Fontenot, Jack Gilley, June Gober, Yvonne Godeaux, Elizabeth Harris, Barbara Hawkins, Bill Jannise, Harrison Johnson, Georgia Johnson, Tammy Louviere, Liz Medlin, Amanda Mitchell, Sherry Paschal, Darlene Presley, Carrie Rashall, Jim Ryan, Jake Smith, Irby Thibodeaux, Delta & Tommy Wright.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Gladys Ainsworth 4th, Mike Blanchard 1st, Lena Clement 4th, Grayson Crossland 6th, Sharon Fontenot 4th, Ty Kibdeaux 3rd, Skipper Lee 1st, Adam Leger 6th, Shane Lewis 6th, Aidan McKenzie 6th, Nicolas Mendoza 3rd, Carla Shauberger 9/30, & Aubrey Ward 2nd.
May God bless you and bring you peace.
***ADORATION***** We have Adoration every Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to noon. Benediction starts at 11:45 a.m. Please come spend time with our Lord.
SAFETY MINISTRY TEAM- We are looking for volunteers to help with a safety ministry team. This would include ushers or door monitors and health emergency workers who might assist if someone becomes ill.
ROSARY PRAYER GROUP- A group of parishioners gather to pray the Rosary every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Church. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
FISH FRY- Our Knights of Columbus will be cooking fish and shrimp Friday , October 13th 5:00 p.m. till sell out ,fried or grilled options are available.
CHILDRENS MASS- We have a children’s/youth Mass the second Sunday of each month. The children will walk in with Father, sitting together, and participate in the parts of the
Mass. They will be lectors, collections, gift bearers, ect. Please join us , and be part of this
ministry. The Next Mass is October 8 , 2023 @ 8:30 a.m.
OCIA- Formerly RCIA- Are you interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about your faith? Classes swill be Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. starting September 19th. Please call the Church office 409-752-3571.
WHATS HAPPENING AT OLOS- If you want to be up on the latest things going on at Our lady of Sorrows, you can check out our Facebook www.facebook.com/oloscatholicchurch and on Instagram: ourladyofsorrowscatholicchurch or the website ourladyofsorrowschina.org
DUE TO THE RISE IN COVID CASES WE WILL SUSPEND THE CUP, the BLOOD OF CHRIST AT MASS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
OCTOBER MONTH OF THE ROSARY- The Rosary inspires us, gives us hope, gain forgiveness, and obtains graces from God. We are encouraged to see how many rosaries we can pray during the month of October as we Pray for Peace in the world. Join Bishop David Toups as he leads us in the rosary at St Anthony Cathedral Basilica on Sunday, October 1st, at 3:00 p.m. to begin and again on October 29th at 3:00 p.m., to conclude the month. All are invited!
ALTAR SOCIETY –ATTENTION- The Ladies Altar Society which usually meets on Tuesdays, will have their regular Monthly Meeting on WEDNESDAY October 4th at 6:00 p.m. All ladies are invited to join in!
NATIONAL KNIGHTS OUT- On Tuesday October 3rd, our Knights of Columbus will sponsor National Knights out a community event. It will be held at our Lady of Sorrows starting at 6:00 p.m.
CCD- RELIGIOUS EDUCATION- Has Started! Please join us! The morning class, 4yrs thru 6th grade is
Sunday mornings 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. The night class, 6th grade thru 12th grade (which includes CYO) will meet 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Please see the registration forms and calendars by each door. Or they are found on the Forms page of this website.
CHRIST CENTRAL CAMP- Bishop Toups and the Diocese of Beaumont would like to extend an open invitation to everyone to visit the new camp on Major Drive. Christ Central can be used/ rented by families and churches. We are blessed to have such a
CATHOLIC CHARITIES-When you give to Catholic Charities, you help “to provide help and create hope” for the most vulnerable in our communities. Thank you in advance for your generosity, as you answer God’s call.
TRUNK -OR-TREAT- Be gearing up and getting your candy & trunk decorations ready for our Annual Trunk -Or-Treat. Tuesday, October 31st at 6:00 p.m. Food , drinks, Spook house and games
Today we celebrate Respect All Life Sunday. We are to come together in prayer, with hope for a civilization of truth and love. Appropriately this week we celebrate three special Feast days. St. Therese the Little Flower, well known for her prayerful perseverance and extraordinary love. St Francis who rediscovered God in the beauty of nature and service in human suffering and caring for lepers. He also founded the Franciscan Friars and bore the stigmata of Christ. And St Maria Faustina who was chosen by Jesus to be His missionary of the powerful message of the Divine Mercy, which teaches of Christs desire to heal mankind, pressing it to His Merciful Heart.
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus is saying something important in today’s Gospel. He talks about tax collectors and prostitutes who repented after hearing John the Baptist preach. He must have shocked the priests and elders when he said those prostitutes would enter the kingdom of God before them. After all, his listeners had spent their whole lives being faithful to the Law. Yet Jesus was saying that sinners who repented will enter God’s kingdom first. Jesus’ point was not so much about final salvation as about our daily choices. Remember the parable about the two sons. The second son said what his father wanted to hear, with no intention of doing it. The first was honest about not wanting to go to the vineyard, but then decided to do it anyway. I suspect the father of those men knew what each would or would not do. And whom do we want to imitate? The priests and elders said all the right things about obeying God’s laws, but they were more interested in looking important than living a holy life. Are we like that—telling everyone I am a good Christian, going to church every Sunday (or at least on Christmas and Easter), and yet never making any effort to be loving, forgiving, patient, honest, or any of the difficult things that Jesus calls us to be? The tax collectors and sinners knew that they were unworthy, but they listened to the call to repentance and let God make them worthy. Are we honest enough to look at our lives and repent of our hatred, our selfishness, or whatever keeps us in sin, and then to follow Jesus with our whole heart? We may not always like doing what God asks of us, but God is an understanding Father who can accept our weaknesses and forgive them when we are ready to return to him.