Pet Blessing is celebrated on the Sunday closest to the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, October 4. It is a prayer service to remind us of the care and blessings God gives to all the creatures of the world.
|Pet Blessing||Sunday, October 7, 2018||2:00 p.m.||Front of Church|
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 13, 2018||5:00 p.m. (Following 4:00 p.m. Mass)||Church|
|Anointing Ceremony||Saturday, May 18, 2019||5:00 p.m. (Following 4:00 p.m. Mass)||Church|
Individual anointing can be arranged by contacting the parish office.
Mass of Remembrance 2018
Friday, November 2, 2018, we will hold our annual Mass of Remembrance. At this Mass, which will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m. in the church, all of the people who were buried from Saint Charles Borromeo Parish from October 1, 2017 until September 30, 2018 will be remembered. Members of the family who are present will receive a rose as a memorial to their deceased loved one. All of the names of the deceased will be proclaimed in a solemn fashion, as their loss will be remembered.
The members of our parish who work so hard throughout the year without any recognition or acclaim, serving as Bereavement Ministers, Adult Altar Servers for Funerals, and the Resurrection Choir of the funerals will take part. These are ministries of great service to our parish community, but until you suffer a loss you really aren’t aware of what they do and, at the time of loss, it is difficult, if not impossible, to appreciate their service. This is the one time they receive a small dose of recognition, recognition that is richly deserved.
All parishioners are invited to attend the Mass and there is a small social in the Fr. Haidet Social Hall after Mass to which all of the participants are invited. Again, the date is Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. for our Mass of Remembrance.
|Mass of Remembrance||7:00 p.m.||Church||Friday, November 2, 2018|
|Reception||Following Mass||Social Hall||Friday, November 2, 2018|
Veteran’s Recognition Mass and Brunch
The community of St. Charles Borromeo Parish recognizes the men and women of our parish who have served, and those currently serving, our country in uniform. A continental breakfast is provided by the Parish Life Commission immediately following Mass. Reservations are necessary.
|Mass and Brunch||
November 11, 2018
|9:00 a.m||St. Matthew Room|
Advent Wreath and Candles 2018
Advent Wreath and Candles offer parishioners the opportunity to light a distinct candle on each of the four Sundays of Advent symbolizing the coming of Christ, the Light of the World. Contact Mary Jo Testa at 330-503-8329.
|Saturday/Sunday||After all Masses||Gathering Space||November 17-18, 24-25, 2018|
The Giving Tree 2018
The Giving Tree provides an opportunity to share riches with those less fortunate. The St. Vincent de Paul Society works to provide holiday meals and gifts to our community and the surrounding area. From a “tree” in the Gathering Space of the church, hanging envelopes can be taken and filled with a monetary donation. Envelopes may be returned in the collection basket or mailed to the parish office.
|Collection Period||Gathering Space||November 24 – December 23, 2018|
Children's Giving Tree 2018
The Children's Sharing Tree is set up at Christmas time as an effort to collect toys and monetary donations to benefit children, in collaboration with Catholic Charities.
|Collection Period||Gathering Space||November 24 – December 15, 2018|
Advent Breakfast Series 2018
The Advent Breakfast Series is offered to help us await the commemoration of our Lord’s birth. A variety of topics and speakers will enhance your knowledge to grow spiritually. Arranged by Christian Formation Commission.
|Wednesdays||7:40 – 8:20 a.m.||St. Matthew/Mark Room||December 5 - December 19, 2018
Advent Brunch 2018
Advent Brunch offers fellowship and a delicious brunch to the women of the parish and their guests providing an opportunity to slow down and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. Contact Sonja Voytko at 330-758-6346.
|Saturday||10:00 a.m.||Fr. Haidet Social Hall||December 1, 2018|
Advent Communal Penance Service
Communal Penance Services allow individual confessions within the context of community preparation and thanksgiving.
Oplatki, special blessed bread, is used at the family meal on Christmas Day.
|Saturday/Sunday||After all Masses||Gathering Space||December 15 - 16, 2018|
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, April 20, 2019||Noon||Church|
Christmas Mass Schedule 2018
Christmas Eve: 4:00 p.m. (Church & Fr. Haidet Social Hall), 7:00 p.m.(Church), & Midnight (Church)
Christmas Day: 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. (Church)
St. Blaise Blessing
St. Blaise Blessing is celebrated on the weekend closest to the Feast of St. Blaise. This blessing is invoked against diseases of the throat and is based on the legend of St. Blaise curing a child who was choking on a fish bone.
|Blessing of Throats||Saturday & Sunday, February 2 & 3, 2019||After all Masses||Church|
Anniversary Mass and Brunch
The blessing given during this Liturgy asks God to bestow grace and continued blessings on couples celebrating special anniversaries (25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 50th +) honoring the sanctity and holiness of matrimony. Brunch follows Mass in Fr. Haidet Social Hall. Reservations are necessary. Immediate family may be invited.
|Mass and Brunch:||Sunday, February 10, 2019||9:00 a.m.||Church & Matthew/Mark Room|
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|
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.
“Come to Me all of you who are weary and find life burdensome and I will refresh you.”
- Mattew 11:28
Exposition is an opportunity for individuals to spend personal time in silence and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. One hour of your presence is requested. For information or to commit to a particular time, call Deacon Mike.
|Contact||Deacon Mike Kocjancic
|Tuesdays||9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.||Chapel||Year Round|
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 19 - June 11,2019||6:00 p.m.|
|St. Anthony of Padua Feast Day||Thursday||June 13, 2019||10:00 a.m.|