Communal Anointing of the Sick
Communal Anointing of the Sick is celebrated twice a year to strengthen the spiritual health of the sick.
|Anointing Ceremony||Saturday, October 14, 2017||5:00 p.m. (Following 4:00 p.m. Mass)||Church|
|Anointing Ceremony||Saturday, May 17, 2018||5:00 p.m. (Following 4:00 p.m. Mass)||Church|
Individual anointing can be arranged by contacting the parish office.
Easter Sunday Mass Schedule 2018
Easter Sunday Mass Schedule for April 1, 2018
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
Vigil of Easter
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.
|Easter Vigil||March 31, 2018||7:00 p.m.||Church|
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.
Please come and commemorate our Lord's Passion on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. in the Church.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper/Holy Thursday
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.
|Seder Meal||March 29, 2018||5:00 p.m.||Fr. Haidet Social Hall|
|Mass||March 29, 2018||7:00 p.m.||Church|
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.
|Wednesday||March 28, 2018||7:00 p.m.||Church|
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.
|Tuesday||March 27, 2018||7:00 p.m.||Church|
Taize combines candlelight, silence, Scripture, and song to build an awareness of our spiritual realities.
|Monday||March 26, 2018||7:00 p.m.||Chapel|
Blessing of Food
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.
|Food Blessing||Saturday, March 31, 2018||Noon||Church|
Operation Rice Bowl
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.
The Rosary is recited publicly at the following times:
|Weekdays||9:00 a.m.||Chapel||Year Round|
|Saturdays||3:30 p.m.||Church||Year Round|
Lenten Communal Penance Service
Communal Penance Services are held during Advent and Lent. The service allows individual confessions within the context of community preparation and thanksgiving. During Lent, various parishes offer a Communal Penance Service.
|Sunday, February 25, 2018||St. Michael Parish, Canfield||3:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, March 11, 2018||Holy Family Parish, Poland||3:00 p.m.|
House Blessing, a sacramental of the Church, is the sprinkling of the house and the family living therein, praying for God to sanctify the home and family. Requests must be made through the parish office at least one week before the blessing.
Ash Wednesday 2018
Ashes, a sign of repentance, are distributed at the beginning of Lent as a sign of our sorrow for all that obscures God’s life within us and to believe in the God News of forgiveness. Ashes distributed during Mass.
Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Mass Times are: 7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m, 12:10 p.m., & 7:00 p.m.
St. Anthony Mass & Novena
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.
We celebrate the 13 Tuesdays, a novena in honor of St. Anthony of Padua, the Miracle Worker.
|St. Anthony of Padua Mass & Novena||Tuesdays||March 20 - June 12,2018||6:00 p.m.|
|St. Anthony of Padua Feast Day||Wednesday||June 13, 2018||10:00 a.m.|