Our Lady of Sorrows
Our Lady of Sorrows Traditional Catholic Mission (Sedevacante) is a mission of St Gertrude the Great in Cincinnati, OH. We began in March 2019 with an initial visit from Father McKenna. Then, it was just a single family in the Austin area through a visit that was prompted by the family’s communication with Father Cekada (RIP 2020). Father McKenna, already making monthly trips to the faithful in Dallas and El Paso would, from then on, add Austin to his mission work.
Initially, we met in the home of this first family for months. They converted a room into a beautiful chapel and was cozy. However, after a few months, it became evident that there was enough interest in the Central Texas area that the decision was made to have Mass at a larger location.
Our First Chapel
We’ve met in hotels, wedding venues, and now have a more consistent location (The Austin Venue). During COVID, it was sometimes a challenge to find a comfortable location, but we never missed a month for Mass!
Our current location is quite private – a house used for weddings and events.
Our Current Chapel
We are thankful that God has willed for us to receive the true Sacraments consistently here in Central Texas. It’s a blessing to be served by faithful priests from St. Gertrudes. We’ve already had many baptisms and one of the faithful was assisted on their journey home receiving the sacrament of Extreme Unction and the Apostolic Blessing. All glory to God!