Baptisms take place six times a year and are scheduled during all weekend masses. Parents area allowed to choose which Mass they would like to baptize during the registration process. This is done on a first come first serve basis. Those who do not live within our parish boundaries, must bring a letter of permission from the parish you belong to in order to baptize at our parish community. No baptisms take during Advent or Lent. For more information on guidelins and classes, please call the office.
Confessions are heard in the Church’s reconciliation room from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays. And in the Chapel Monday and Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please contact the rectory for an appointment at any other time. Parish-wide Penance Services are held during Advent and Lent.
For children in second grade, First Communion is usually celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. .
In our dioceses young people usually receive Confirmation in the tenth grade. Students that wish to received the Sacrament of Confirmation need to attend two years of instruction held at the parish prior to the ceremony. For more information call the CCD office.
Congratulations on your engagement!
Current parishioners and their children are welcome to be married at Our Lady of Sorrows. Please note that the Diocese of Brownsville requires a six to twelve month period of preparation prior to wedding. Weddings at Our Lady of Sorrows are held in the Chapel and may be scheduled up to one year in advance. The engaged couple may choose to be married at two o’clock in the afternoon OR seven o’clock in the evening. The cost for the use of the Chapel is $200.00.
A bride and groom not registered as a parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows may be married at this parish with proper permissions from their home parish. Please note that a fee for non-parishioners to marry in the Chapel at Our Lady of Sorrows is $500. There are different fees applied for the use of the Main Church.
Marriage is the unique sacrament where you and your spouse make the complete and irrevocable gift of yourselves to one another. We pray that you will find this to be a time of grace as you prepare to celebrate your love in this sacrament. Our Lady of Sorrows parish looks forward to assisting you, particularly as you reflect on the sacramental character of marriage in light of your own relationship.
To begin your Marriage Preparation process, please email Patsy Vela at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are awaiting the decision of the Marriage Tribunal regarding a possible annulment, please wait until you have received your final papers. Parishioners desiring information about an annulment are urged to contact one of our parish priests.
Our parish welcomes those interested in joining the Catholic faith by inviting them to participate in the RCIA program (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). This program usually begins in October and reception into the Church takes place during the Easter Vigil.
Communion to the Sick
Parishioners who are unable to attend Mass but wish to receive communion are urged to call the rectory and arrange for the Holy Eucharist to be brought to them at home.
Anointing of the Sick
Parishioners can call the rectory to request this sacrament. Reception of this sacrament should not be viewed as only for those in immediate danger of death. Group or communal anointings, which are periodically scheduled, are announced in the bulletin.
Funerals or Memorial Masses can be arranged through the funeral home of your choice or by calling the office directly.