First Sunday of Lent
March 10, 2019

Welcome to Online Giving.

Question of the Week:

Where do I encounter temptation?  When do I give in?  How do I withstand it? 



10 tips for making Lent more meaningful

1.      Slow Down - Set aside 10 minutes a day for silent prayer or meditation. It will revitalize your body and your spirit.

2.      Read a good book - You could choose the life of a saint, a spiritual how-to, an inspirational book or one of the pope's new books.

3.      Be kind - Go out of your way to do something nice for someone else every day.

4.      Get involved - Attend a Lenten lecture or  spiritual program.

5.      Volunteer at your parish - Whether it's the parish fish fry, cleaning the church or helping with the food drive, it will give you a chance to help others.

6.      Reach out - Invite an inactive Catholic to come with you to receive ashes on Ash Wednesday.

7.      Pray - Especially for people you don't like and for people who don't like you.

8.      Tune out - Turn off the television and spend quality time talking with family members or friends.

9.      Clean out closets - Donate gently used items to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

10. Donate —Google "Catholic Missions."pick one mission and decide how you can help by sending money, clothing or supplies.

Altar Flowers - during the Season of Lent, there will be no flowers on the Altar.

Day Trip to Kickapoo Casino-Thursday, March 14, in Eagle Pass, Tx, sponsored by the Altar Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.  Only $35, per person, (includes a $20 Casino credit).

Contact Tina, 210-737-2203




Jesus the Priest

Jesus is the principle priest at Mass. During the consecration, the risen Lord becomes present in a special way. We refer to this as his “real presence” or “Eucharistic presence.” When receiving Holy Communion, the second person of the Blessed Trinity comes into our

bodies and becomes one with us.

Jesus is also present in the Scriptures read at Mass, the congregation who worships and the ordained priest who presides. While present in these ways, his presence in the Eucharist is special. Everything else at Mass leads up to and flows from his Eucharistic presence.

Pastoral Delegate

: Deacon Denis Perez

Parish Priests:

 Fr. Martin J. Leopold
Fr. Agustin Estrada
Fr. Dennis Venegas
Fr. Marian Piekarczyk, SDS
(with special assignment to the Polish Mission
Polish Catholic Mission:  210.730.1234
Deacon:  Jesse Fraga 210.736.5800
Altar Society: Rosie Cardenas 210.712.4285
Guadalupana Society:  Teresa Perez 210.259.3897
Knights of Columbus: George Alcantar 210.422.5502
Hospitality Committee:  Aurora Lopez 210.732.1945

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: By appointment – Certified Birth
Certificate required
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: Make Arrangements six months
before proposed date
Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. (English)
Saturday: (Sunday Vigil) 6:00 p.m. (English)
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. (Español)
10:00 a.m. (English)
11:30 a.m. (English)
1:00 p.m. (Polish)
HOLY DAY MASSES: 8:00 a.m.; 12 noon; 7:00 p.m.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Sundays: 8:45 a.m.. – 10:00 a.m.
FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION: All day - until 5:30 p.m.
OUR LADY OF SORROWS DEVOTION: Every Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Sunday Feb 24, 2019

Mass Collection


Mail-In Offertory  $0.00
Candles $190.23
Mass Intentions $20.00
Rental Income $50.00
Donations $1491.18
Total Receipts $3694.48
Mass Attendance 343

Thank You! Gracias


Ministry Fair, March 17 - is God calling you to serve the Parish? A Ministry Fair will be held on Sunday, March 17, after each Mass in the Chavez Center.  Come and see where God is calling you to serve!

Details to follow.


2019 Fall Festival is Sunday, October 13 - if you would like to run a booth or volunteer, please call the office 210.732.6295


Donations - We are looking for donations of Candy, plastic eggs and cascarones for the Easter Sunday Easter Egg Hunt. Please conact the office.


EASTER donations are now being accepted for Easter Lilies.  Donation is $30.00, per plant.  If you would like to sponsor an Easter Lily in honor or in memory of a loved one, please, call the church office, 210-732-6295.  All memorials will be listed in the bulletin and on the plan

The Knights of Columbus of Our Lady of Sorrows...wish to thank the parish families and friends for making the annual KC Superbowl dinner a success.  Thank you and God Bless!!

THE WAY OF THE CROSS...will be celebrated every Wednesday in Spanish and Friday in English. 

Wednesday 6;30pm Viacrucis in Spanish.

Friday, 6;30pm Stations of the Cross in English.  Everyone is invited to attend. 


A WEEKLY DEVOTION TO OUR LADY OF SORROWS is prayed every Friday evening at 5:30pm followed by Vespers [Evening Prayer] followed by Adoration and Benediction for the restoration of the family and the moral order in the society and for an end to abortion.  Everyone is invited to attend.



Thursday, March 14 - Altar Society Day Trip to

Kickapoo Casino in Eagle Pass, Tx. 

 Sunday, March 17 - Ministry Fair in the Chavez Center,

after each Mass

 Saturday, March 23 - Youth Spectacular 8am-4pm

@ St. Mary’s University


En este tercer Domingo de lecturas del Sermón del Llano, Jesús habla del alma interior y sus expresiones exteriores. Usa imágenes para enseñar. Nos habla a todos nosotros.ús ve un cable que conecta el alma con las expresiones del alma, palabras y hechos. Usa un poco de exageración para recalcar el punto. Nos urge a limpiar toda la basura que nos hace ciegos. Sabe que tenemos una tremenda habilidad para cegarnos ante nuestras propias debilidades, aunque sean tan grandes como una viga. Sabe, también, lo dispuestos que estamos a sacar a relucir los fallos de los demás por minúsculos que sean.
Y también esto es para el consumo general nuestro; lo bueno sólido y lo malo sólido eventualmente saldrá a relucir. Hay un dicho en latín que hace eco de las imágenes de Jesús, y es muy cierto:
Lo que se engendra en el hueso se mostrará en la carne. Al fin y al cabo, lo interior saldrá afuera.         Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.


Countless lives are touched by every contribution to the 2019 Archbishop’s Appeal.  Children, seminary students, the sick and the aged, the needy, they all depend on our generosity.  Give prayerful consideration to your level of support to help fund the essential ministries and services supported by the


Our 2019 goal is $5,092

Pledged is $1,470.  Number of Households, 400.  Number of donors 13. 

Participation is 3.25%.  For more information,


If you would like to join the Parish, please fill out a yellow card on the table in the back of the Church and ahnd to Deacon Denis or Father.

Mass Intentions
To have a Mass celebrated for your loved one, please, come by the church office or call the church office,

2019 Archbishops Appeal - This years theme is
Encounter: Live in Faith, Give in Love...Our Parish Goal is $5,400. Your gifts support over 40 Ministries that reach out to the most in need in our city including social services, pastoral ministries, Evangelization and outreach and
Catholic Education. Please, prayerfully consider your pledge to the Archbishop’s appeal.

Monthly Rosary– Join the St. Joan of Arc Brigade,
tomorrow evening, Monday, January 21, and every 3rd
Monday, at 6pm in the Church to pray the Rosary for life, for our country to return to God and for our parish.

Flowers on the Altar
If you would like flowers on the Altar in memory of a loved one, please contact the office.

Questions about Marriage?
If you have any questions about getting married in the Catholic Church, having trouble in your marriage or know someone who is having trouble, questions about annulment, please contact Deacon Denis at the office. 210.732.6295



The greatest of all warriors in the siege of

Troy had not the preeminence because

nature had given him strength and he

carried the largest bow, but because self discipline

had taught him how to bend it.

—Daniel Webster




 January 16, Wednesday, 6:00pm, Pastoral Council

Meeting in the Chavez Center

January 21, Monday, 6:00pm, Monthly Rosary,

sponsored by the St. Joan of Arc Brigade in the Church


February 3, Super Bowl Sunday, Bar-B-Que Chicken & Sausage Plate, $10.00, per plate, ...with all the trimmings, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, will be served on Super Bowl Sunday, in the Parish Hall to dine in or to carry out.  Plates will be served from 10:00am-2:00pm.  For information, please, contact George Alcantar, or any member of the Knights of Columbus.

Our new email is  Please discontinue using any previous email. Thank You!

We are looking for sponsors for a new processional crucifix and vestments for our altar servers. If you are interested in donating, please contact Deacon Denis in the office.

All are invited to join the St. Joan of Arc Brigade, a prayer apostolate, in praying a special rosary for National unity and the reparations of the sins of the world, this Monday 8/20 and every third (3RD) Monday of the month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in our church. Please join us. TO JESUS THROUGH MARY. For more information please contact Darlene D. Jimenez, Director, St Joan of Arc Brigade -- 210-771-5757.

To join us for a 54 Day Rosary Novena to pray for the return of Holiness in our country, and for the Legal Protection of Life in our country. The Rosary will be prayed daily @ 7:30am in the Church before daily Mass, Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows. Contact Deacon Denis for more information 210.732.6295
We are looking for volunteers to come once a month to clean the Church. This is a great way to serve Our Lord and your parish. Call Deacon Denis at the office for details.
Deacon Denis is looking for a volunteer with Graphic Design experience to help design a parish brochure. If you are interested, please contact Deacon Denis in the office.

To volunteer to be a Religious Education Teacher. We still need 3 volunteers to help us teach our parish children the beauty of the Catholic Faith. NO EXPERINCE IS NEEDED! Just a desire to serve the Lord and His Church. Bringing the FAITH to our children can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Please contact Darlene Jimenez @ 210-771-5757 or Deacon Denis @ 210-732-6295 for more information.

Have been moved from the bulletin to the book in the back of the Church.
 The time is now to call upon God, through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary, to heal our country and return it to holiness.

 This is a nationwide prayer campaign called the “Novena for Our Nation.” Everyone from around the nation is encouraged to join ranks as, united, we pray the very powerful 54 Day Rosary Novena from the Feast of the Assumption on August 15 to the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on October 7.

We continue to live in peace-less times with laws and court rulings in conflict with God’s laws; especially the disregard for the rights of the unborn, elderly and weak in our society and the attacks on marriage and family values. Society and many levels of government continue to demonstrate intolerance towards biblically based religious belief and practice. In conflict with First Amendment constitutional rights, persecution of traditional religious expression has reached historically high levels. We are in a Spiritual Battle.

We are called upon to help turn our country back towards God. We will accomplish that through prayer; prayer that can change hearts, change families, change our communities and change our country. There is no stronger weapon in this   Spiritual Battle than the Rosary.

The Rosary will be prayed daily @ 7:30am in the Church before Mass, @ 8am Sunday before Mass and @ 6pm every Friday after the weekly Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows. Contact Deacon Denis for more information 210.732.6295


Have been moved from the bulletin to the book in the back of the Church

OUR CHURCH IS NOW OFFERING ONLINE GIVING AND TEXT-TO-GIVE…..Another easy way to manage your church giving is with our new Text-to-Give function that is fully integrated with our Online Giving. You can text an amount to 210.672.1926, and your transaction will be processed through the Online Giving account associated with the phone number. If your phone number is not recognized, you can continue without an account, associate your number with an existing account, or create an account. For additional information or to sign up visit our website at

“On the Way! Andale!” ….CAPITAL CAMPAIGN…..GOOD STEWARDS GIVE AS GOD DOES….“Your abundance at the present time should supply their needs, so that their abundance may also supply your needs.” This is the fourth time in 2 Corinthians, chapter 8 that St. Paul addresses the issue of giving. What Paul is trying to explain is that the motivation for giving should be similar to God’s motivation for gifting us.

We, too, must give if we wish to show holiness, or to at least aspire to it. That is also what we mean when we say that we are all called to stewardship, to be good stewards. It is one thing to be faithful, but it is another to give. At times we may think there are too many collections, but it is the results of these opportunities to give which support the Church’s work both locally and around the globe.
Those of you who made a pledge to the “Building Community Capital Campaign, please continue making payments on your pledges. There is a box in the back of the church where you can still get your campaign envelopes. You may place your campaign envelopes in the collection baskets. The overall Archdiocesan goal is to raise $60 million to help fund these projects. Each parish has been assessed an amount according to their income status. Our parish’s goal is $143,000.00 over a three year period. In order for us to reach our goal every family needs to make a donation or pledge. If you have not made your pledge there is still time to do so.


the understanding and practice of stewardship among the faithful and in our parishes. As a starting point, we consider the following: ….“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace (1 Pt 4:10)… As Christian stewards, we receive God’s gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.” (To Be a Christian Steward, US¬CCB Pastoral Letter on Stewardship) ….A capital campaign that is based on stewardship principles preserves the best aspects of professional capital fund raising and begins, or reinforces, a process of stewardship education and formation. It invites people to prayerfully discern God’s will in their lives, which is a much more challenging personal invitation than simply asking for a one-time financial commitment.
Although the gifts we have may be different in nature or size, there are three things each of us receive, can share with others, and return to the Lord. These gifts are time, talent and treasure. How these gifts are recognized, developed and appreciated is a responsibility of the lay faithful who offer them and the parish and archdiocese which are the beneficiaries of these contributions.
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