Saturday 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. or call the Parish Office for an appointment
Our chapel is open from 9:00 a.m. on Friday through 9:00 a.m. Saturday for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Evensong, sung Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours, invites all to come together in unity of heart and voice, in the celebration of the mystery of Christ.
In a busy world, we need more and more to feed ourselves on the spiritual rock, Christ himself. The prayer of the Taize can help us let go of our own preoccupations and to get in touch with spiritual reality of the contemplation of God.
Combining candlelight, silence, and Scripture, with simple chants, we build awareness of God's presence in ourselves and the community. You are invited to join us in this prayer experience on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel.
Tenebrae, from the Latin term meaning “shadows”, symbolizes our spiritual darkness. Fourteen candles are extinguished one by one throughout the service, with the Easter Candle, symbolizing Christ, remaining lit, but removed at the end of the service.
Operation Rice Bowl is a program of sacrificial giving to feed the poor on local and global levels. Rice bowls and program booklets will be available in the Gathering Space during Lent for your convenience.
Families or individuals fast or eat simple meals and place the savings in a symbolic “Rice Bowl.” The money, collected prior to the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, is given to the Diocese for distribution to agencies, which feed the poor.
Pick up Rice Bowl after Ash Wednesday Mass, March 1, 2017 and don't forget to turn it in on Holy Thursday, April 15, 2017.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of the Last Supper at which Christ instituted the Eucharist. It is also called Maundy Thursday, from the Latin for the new commandment of love, which is exemplified when Jesus washed the feet of his Disciples.Preceding the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, St. Charles will offer the Seder Meal. The Last Supper was a Jewish Passover Meal, a “Seder” commemorating the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt. Reservations are necessary for limited seating. Watch the bulletin for more information.
According to the Church’s ancient tradition, Mass is not celebrated today. The celebration of the Lord’s Passion consists of four parts: Liturgy of the Word (which includes the Passion according to John), the Intercessions, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion.
Stations of the Cross, originating in the 14th century, is a religious exercise commemorating the events of Christ’s Passion and Death as related in the Gospels and from early
Tradition.St. Charles Borromeo offers Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent beginning on Friday, March 10, 2017.On Friday, March 24, the eighth grade class of St. Charles School will present "Living
Stations of the Cross" at 1:00 p.m. for the student body and again at 7:00 p.m. for our
parish community. Both presentations are in the church.
March 24, 2017 (Living Stations of the Cross)
On the most holy night, when our Lord Jesus Christ passed from death to life, the Church invites her children throughout the world to come together in vigil and prayer. We honor the memory of His death and resurrection by hearing His word and celebrating His mysteries that we may be confident we shall share His victory over death and live with Him forever in God.
The Blessing of Food for your Easter celebration reminds us that God has provided not only for our spiritual needs, but also our physical nourishment.
St. Anthony Mass and NovenaTuesdays at 6:00 p.m.March 14 – June 6, 2017Mass in church followed by prayers to the Saint We celebrate the thirteen Tuesdays, a novena in honor of St. Anthony of Padua, the Miracle Worker. A novena is a specific time set aside on a regular basis to focus in prayer on specific intentions. Saint Anthony is our “partner” in prayer and a channel for God’s wonders to bring about change and healing.
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Dn. Mike Homilyby Deacon Michael KocjancicDeacon Mike's Second Sunday of Lent homily.Date: 3/12/17Click to ListenClick for other Homilies
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Saint Catharine of Bologna
Saint of the Day for March 28
(September 8, 1413 -March 9, 1463 )
Saint Catharine of Bologna’s Story
Some Franciscan saints led fairly public lives; Catharine represents the saints who served the Lord in obscurity.
Born in Bologna, Catharine was related to the...
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