Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 17, 2017


FESTIVAL NEWS...Our Parish Festival will be on Sunday, November 5th. So far we have volunteers for the hamburgers, hotdogs, Lotteria, trash & Treasure, chalupas, basketball booths, Ring toss, Gorditas and sodas. However, we still will need lots of help and volunteers to make this festival a success. More groups/families are needed to run food and game booths. If you know of a group that would like to volunteer to perform. If you are interested in running a booth or just volunteering for a booth please call the rectory office, 732-6295 or Connie, 210.725.4589. We need everyone’s support to succeed. The committee has voted to do a small raffle with 10 prizes. The tickets will be distributed during the next couple of weeks. A festival donation sheet will be attached to next weeks bulletin. The next Festival meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN ANTONIO IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE HARVEY. All donations can be dropped off at the Catholic Charities main office at 202 West French Place in San Antonio from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Items needed are diapers, blankets, clothing, cases of bottled water, unused pillows, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, gift cards, and non-perishable food items. For those interested in volunteering, go to the Catholic Charities volunteer page for updates about volunteer opportunities. For additional information regarding Catholic Charities and the organization’s relief efforts to evacuees here as well as dioceses impacted by this tragedy, call Tanner Lopez at (210) 849-1685 or Stephanie Vorpahl, Catholic Charities Parish Outreach Coordinator, at (210) 440-6755.

AMERICA NEEDS PRAYER...HELP AMERICA....COME AND PRAY THE ROSARY, DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET AND LITANIES FOR OUR NATION......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 fo the sins of the world, 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.

CCD CLASSES HAVE BEGUN....Breakfast begins at 8:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall and classes begin at 8:45 a.m. It is not too late to register your children, your grandchildren or even your friend’s children. Please let them know that Our Lady of Sorrows will be more than happy to include them in our CCD Program. Registration fee is $25.00 per family, payment plans available and tuition assistance is also available. All children are welcome to attend.

FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR THIS WEEKEND...were donated in honor of the 100th Birthday of Concepcion Covarrubia by John & Sylvia Covarrubia. If you would like to sponsor the flowers in memory or in honor of someone please call the rectory office.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP EDUCATE THE CHILDREN OF OUR PARISH IN THEIR FAITH....Can you donate three hours of your Sunday to the children of the parish? If you would like to become a CCD Teacher or Teacher’s helper please contact our acting CCD Director Rosemarie Courchesne, 1-405-664-2205 or you may call Father Thaddeus, 210.732.629

TODAY IS CATECHETICAL SUNDAY.... The 2017 theme IS "Living as Missionary Disciples.". Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.

Prayer for Family Commitment
Loving and merciful Father, who
instituted the family as an instrument
of your fruitful love and raised it to be a
sacrament of the love of your Son for his
Church, send forth your Holy Spirit to
forgive us for our sinful failures, to heal
the personal and social wounds that afflict
us, to bring consolation to the vulnerable
among us, and to enable us to reach out
in compassionate care to all those familiesin need.
Make possible within us and for us what
only you can do. Through Christ our Lord.

DEVOTION TO OUR LADY OF SORROWS IS BEING HELD ON FRIDAYS...A Seven Sorrows Meditation and the other special prayers for the restoration of the moral order in Society and particularly for an end to abortion will be offered every Friday Evening at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.FESTIVAL NEWS...

YOUR PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED ..for all our sick parishioners, relatives and friends, especially for David Castillo, Clara Bragg, Tina Courchesne, Martina Barrera, Olga Covarrubia, Lorenzo Pena, Mr. R. Martinez, Dorothy Points, Gerry Garcia, Joseph Gradney, Baby Xavier Trujillo, Rev. Casimir Oleksy, SDS, Dominik & Sofia Salamon, Konrad & Anna Ebisch, Joseph, Gloria Torres, Clara Grace Bragg,, Tillie Zapata, Robert Samarron, Joe Martinez, Otto Talamantez, Hope Valdez, Patsy Libby, Elisa Vidaurri, Noemi Dounson, Gilbert Garza, Evangelina Casillas, Tanya Paveglio, Mary Virginia Talamantez, Christopher Palomo, David Palomo, Charles Murray, Stella Sanchez, Armand Sanchez, Nadia Samarron, Luisa Herald, Terry Guerra, Marta Gomez, Ponciano Gonzalez, Victor Gonzalez, Hector & Mary DeLaRosa, Jeremiah T., Gloria Valdespino, Fernando & Mary Aguillon, Eddie Littlefield, Mr. Arnulfo Jose Arcos, Hilda Chavallier-Boutrell, Bertha Pereida, Carol Garcia, Jesse Santiago, Lydia Rico, Eugene Garcia Jr., & Eugene Garcia Sr., Juanita Suarez, Gloria, Antonia Torres, Josefa Zuazua, Calista, Derrick Klack, Edward Langa, Kathy Burzynski, Sylvia Grohman, Evangelical (Eva) Lopez, Fr. Wojciech Juraszek, SDS, Edmond Hubbell, Roger Escobedo, Clifton Bolner, Vera Frederick, Lucille Pollok, Maria Zapata, Joe Arcos, Zeida Canales, Paula Ramirez, Emilia Martinez, Steve Cardenas, Lydia Sonora, Rosie Cardenas, Socorro Dutra, Rudy Rodriguez, Nick Rodriguez, Michael Marra, Natalie Zamora,, Jordan Otsuka, Elizabeth Garcia, Eugene Novosad, Susie Gomez, Olga Delgado, Guadalupe Carrillo, Lawrence Jones, Robert Guillen, Fred Hidebrand, Jessica Basilic,, Bertha Gonzalez, Nathan Villarreal, Betsy Sullivan, Ana Hernandez, Tina Ryan, Deodato Flores, Saturnina Campos, Louis Moran, Amanda Cassidy, Fulgencia Gonzalez, Bertha Mendoza, Mercedes B. Gonzales, Louis Pena, Carmen Garza, Fernanda Martinez, Romana Martinez, Janie Castro, Elizabeth Strzelczak, and for the soul of Mrs. Fannie Villarreal and all the faithful departed rest in the peace of the Lord. AMEN.


“Greetings in the Lord Jesus! As you know, the archdiocese recently contracted with the Steier Group to examine the feasibility and potential support for an archdiocesan capital campaign…. As the people of the archdiocese did decades ago when they undertook the first and only capital campaign in our history, we need to establish a legacy that will make a difference in the lives that follow. It is an exciting time, and I know we will be blessed by an outpouring of generosity. Please join me in praying that the Holy Spirit will continue to guide our ministry efforts as the archdiocese expands and grows at an exponential pace. With every assurance of prayer and best wishes for all, I remain, Sincerely yours in Christ,” Most Reverend Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS Archbishop of San Antonio. A complete text of the message is available at The goal for our parish of Our Lady of Sorrows is: $143.000 (ONE HUNDRED FORTY THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS) during the period of 3 years. Capital Campaign is different from the Archbishop Annual Appeal