Our Lady of Grace Church
15825 Bexar St. La Coste, TX 78039


Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day.
This Day was first established in 1970 by US Senator G. Nelson who was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of his work.
It is an effort to support environmental protection and help us to be aware of what we can do to be better stewards of creation. On an international level, 193 countries are connected by this Day. We acknowledge our local farmers, ranchers and gardeners on this Day and the great work they do for our environment as they care for the land with such great devotion. As you drive through the county, appreciate how everything looks and reflect on the amount of time and hard work that goes into our surroundings. This does not include the amount of time Royce Hitzfelder spends cruising and drinking coffee.

“There is nothing which edifies others so much as charity and kindness, by which, as by the oil in our lamps, the flame of good example is kept alive”. St. Francis de Sales. Of course in our time we might have to say “battery” instead of “oil”.

We share a thought from our friend Pope Francis…
“We have repeatedly said that to love another we must first love ourselves. St. Paul’s scripture on love, however, states that love “does not seek its own interest,” nor “seek what is its own.” This same idea is expressed in another text: “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Scripture makes it clear that generously serving others is far nobler than loving ourselves. Loving ourselves is only important as a psychological prerequisite for being able to love others: “If a man is mean to himself, to whom will he be generous? No one is meaner than the man who is grudging to himself.” (Sirach 14: 5-6)

It is one thing to show a man he is in error, and quite another to put him in possession of the truth

Age is mostly a matter of the mind. If you don’t mind it, it doesn’t matter.

2018 Contribution Envelopes are now available.
Families who are currently using offertory envelopes, please come by the Parish Office during business hours to collect the 2018 box. If you would like to begin using the envelope system, please contact the Parish Office.

4 things you can do for yourself and others….
(1) Compliment a stranger.
(2) Be compassionate.
(3) Make arrangements for a night out with your spouse this week.
(4) Make eye contact.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesday. - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm - Church
Followed by a Holy Hour in the Church. This Holy Hour will give you the opportunity to also include intentions / prayers for the Victims of the most recent hurricanes and earthquakes.

Friday - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm - Chapel
( The Chapel is located in the Parish Center )

Religious Education Notes :

Attention Graduates......
All graduating Seniors are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Mass at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, May 26th. If you are graduating from high school or college, please join us at this special celebration. Contact Linda Johnson, 830 985-3355, olgdre@earthlink.net, if you plan to attend.

Religious Education classes will continue through April.
Our final Sunday class is May 6th and the final Wednesday is May 2nd. The last day of class will be a party day !!!

Next Sunday, April 22nd,
our First Communion Mass will take place at 12:30 noon. We have 45 students who have been preparing for this special day and we ask that you remember them in your prayers.

The Word Among us & Living Faith Prayer Books
They are made available to us as a prayer and reflection aid. Please pick up one for your daily prayer.

Centennial Cook Books
They are available for a suggested donation of $10 each.

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