Wednesday, December 7th

St. Ambrose, Pastoral Doctor (340-397)
Mass • 7:15am - 7:45am
Mass • 8:30am - 9:00am
Thursday, December 8th

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Mass • 7:15am - 7:45am
Mass • 8:30am - 9:00am
Friday, December 9th

St. Juan Diego
Venerable Fulton Sheen
Mass • 7:15am - 7:45am
Mass • 8:30am - 9:00am
Saturday, December 10th

Mass • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday, December 11th

St. Damasus I
Mass • 7:30am - 8:30am
Mass • 9:00am - 10:00am
Mass • 10:45am - 11:45am
Mass • 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Thursday, December 8, 2016  is a Holy Day of Obligation. It is the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mass times are 7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

Still Clearin' The Table

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Advent Communal Penance Service

A Communal Penance Service will be held on Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m. in the Church. We hope you can join us!

Advent Breakfast Series 2016

Christian Formation presents the 2016 Advent Breakfast Series at 7:40 a.m. until 8:20 a.m. on Wednesday(s) in the St. Matthew/Mark Room during the season of Advent.

This year's speakers include:

November 30
Natalie Wardle
 
December 7
Mary Assion
 
December 14 Brian Blasko  

The Giving Tree 2016

The St. Vincent de Paul Giving Tree is up in the gathering space. This tree will be covered with white envelopes labeled, “Giving Tree for St. Vincent de Paul.”
Please take an envelope from the tree and place a monetary donation inside. Return it in the collection basket the following weekend. This money will be used to purchase food and gift certificates for the needy of our parish and community. Thank you for your kind generosity. Let's continue Responding with Gratitude.

Children's Giving Tree 2016

Once again Catholic Charities and St. Charles Parish have joined to help the children in our area and make their Christmas a little brighter!
 
Take an angel ornament from tree.  The ornaments are in two parts:
1. The angel with the child’s information and wish list for you to take home and attach to the gift when returning.
2. Gifts are to be unwrappedGifts can be placed in a gift bag or shopping bag with the angel tag securely attached. Gift Cards are to be placed in an envelope marked “Children’s Giving Tree” and placed in the collection basket.  Please put angel tag inside envelope with gift card.
 
Gifts must be returned to church by Sunday, December 11.  This date will insure the child has a gift to open Christmas morning!
Catholic Charities and the Parish Life Committee would like to Thank You for your generosity and support of this Program!

Oplatki

Oplatki, a special blessed bread (wafer), which is used at the family meal on Christmas, will be available in the gathering space after all Masses the weekends of December 10 & 11.

Christmas Mass Schedule 2016


“The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.  And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”  
Luke 2:10-12

Christmas Eve Masses - Saturday, December 24
4:00 p.m. (Church & Hall), 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and Midnight.

Christmas Day Masses -  Sunday, December 25
9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

A Christmas Carol Sing Along


An old fashioned sing-a-long of our traditional and spiritual Christmas songs will be held on Sunday, December 18 at 6:00 p.m. in Fr. Haidet Hall. We gather together to behold our beautiful manger scene and join our voices with the angels as we joyfully sing in anticipation of the coming of Jesus. A Holiday social will follow with delicious hot cocoa, cookies, cupcakes and punch.

Martha's Cupboard

With the holidays fast approaching, the needs become even greater.

This month's wishlist includes, canned fruit, canned vegetables, sides, cereal, instant potatoes, crackers, ramen, peanut butter, toiletries, and paper products.

 Thank you again for your help and support.  God Bless you!

Third Wednesday  ~ Each Month

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

St. Charles Parking Lot

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