St. Charles Borromeo Parish is so excited you are celebrating this Advent with us. There are many events and programs that we hope you will engage in and find meaningful.

Below is a list of our primary worship times. On the sidebar to the right you will find links to many other Lenten events as well as resources for your own personal use.

Worship and Sacraments


  • April 17 is Holy Thursday with Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7 p.m. followed by Eucharistic adoration until midnight
  • April 18 is Good Friday with Stations of the Cross at 12 p.m. and the Celebration of the Lord's Passion at 7 p.m.

Easter Masses

When: The Easter Vigil is April 19 at 8 p.m., Easter Sunday Masses are at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

Stations of the Cross

When: 2:20 p.m. and 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent (except Friday April 11 there will only be a 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross and Good Friday there will only be Stations of the Cross at noon)
Where: Church

Eucharistic Adoration

When: 10 a.m. Fridays until 2 p.m. Saturdays (all year)
Where: Convent Chapel


When: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays (in collaboration with The Light Is On For You) and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays (all year)
Please note: There will be no confessions on Good Friday or Holy Saturday
Where: The Church

Ash Wednesday Mass

When: 9 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. on March 5

  • Catching Fire, Becoming Flame discussion groups  
  • 40 Days for Life prayer vigil outside Planned Parenthood in Tacoma
  • Friday Fish Fry Fridays at 7:30 p.m. following Stations of the Cross and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
  • 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Nostra Aetate (Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions) Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Parish featuring Professor John Connelly from University of California, Berkeley, author of "From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews 1933-1965."
Give Up, Take Up, Lift Up!

In his Lenten message for 2014, Pope Francis takes inspiration from the words of St. Paul (Cor 8:9), and asks us to contemplate Paul's invitation to live "a life of evangelical poverty."

We can begin to embrace this call by fasting from or "giving up" material things, including foods, that are superfluous to our basic needs; "taking up" charitable habits that are directed to helping and caring for others; and "lifting up" our brothers and sisters who are in need through giving alms, praying and participating in devotional practices.

Read more about Lent