Our Lady of Sorrows
No Saturday Vigil Mass
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To report suspected or known abuse by church personnel, please contact the diocesan Coordinators of Pastoral Care and Outreach: Father Gary Janak, Chancellor (361) 575-4741 or (361) 573-0828, Ext. 2214; or Sr. Emilie Eilers, IWBS (361) 575-7111.
Our Lady of Sorrows
Ash Wednesday Schedule
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
7:00 AM Mass
8:15 AM Mass (NA Mass)
12:15 PM Mass
7:00 PM Mass
7:00 PM Spanish Mass at Santisima Trinidad
**Starting after the 8:15 AM Mass, ashes will be distributed in the church between all of the masses. Distribution will end approximately 30 minutes before each mass and begin again approximately 20 minutes after each mass. Distribution of ashes will conclude for the day at 6:30 PM. **
In the hope and prayer that all is good in your lives, I come to meet you through this means to share with you my words and thoughts. Eight months ago, upon my arrival at OLS, we began our journey together as a community of faith. In many ways, our journey reflects God’s will and love.
Every month Fr. Daniel refreshes my mind on our arrival to Victoria with that strong and deep voice: “Well Father, today is our __ month in Victoria. Do you remember our trip down here?? Oh my God, what a trip that was…” It is a reminder of the love and blessings we have received from God through all and each of you.
This Sunday is our last Sunday of the first part of ordinary time. Advent has taken place; we have celebrated the birth, the presentation and the Baptism of the Lord. This Wednesday, we begin our “new journey,” the journey where we remember in forty days the ministerial life of Jesus, His suffering, death and resurrection. Advent reminds us of the promise of the second coming, and lent reminds us the reality of the Incarnation of God in sharing our Humanity.
Lent is a time to consider the graciousness of the Lord despite our human condition. We are invited to share in the evident goodness of the time and allow us to relive and experience God’s greatest gift to creation. An invitation to contemplate God in the deepest part of our humanity: The fire of divine love in our hearts, the peace that he shares with us, the need of penance for redemption and our constant call to conversion to become what God wants of us.
May this Lenten journey be a time of reflection in our spiritual growth, as we advance in our personal journey with Jesus. May we be open to develop a personal experience with Jesus in our own way and may this be respected and honored. Get ready, prepare your heart and allow God to share with you what He has promised from the beginning of creation. At the end of Lent, we will be presented with the greatest gift to all humanity: the gift of Jesus himself to each of us and his gift of redemption for all.
May God accompany you as we return to Him with our whole heart, mind and body as each of us sets the tone for the Lenten Season. Choosing life, fasting to be in solidarity with the poor, praying for all those who are in need, and giving alms to share our blessings with those who have very little or nothing. May we learn from each other as God has perfected us with love, redemption, and charity.
Reverend Alfonso Serna, O.Ss.T.
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the 100th Anniversary Celebration a success! Many thanks to God for a blessed day of food and fellowship. We look forward to the next 100 years! Below are some pictures from the event. If you have any other photos that you would like to share, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*click the link above to open the photo gallery*