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Below you will find an archive of all our past front page posts. Please pay attention to the dates if you see an event in which you would like to participate.

Shoe liturgy makes the news

posted Dec 18, 2014, 11:34 AM by Steve McGlone   [ updated Dec 18, 2014, 11:41 AM ]

What: St. Charles' Shoe Liturgy was covered by King 5 news.  To see the video, click on the "Shoe liturgy makes news" link and then click on the King 5 link below:  http://www.king5.com/videos/news/local/tacoma/2014/12/13/20360889/

Advent penance service tonight

posted Dec 11, 2014, 11:53 AM by Steve McGlone   [ updated Dec 11, 2014, 11:55 AM ]

What: Advent penance service  
When: Thursday, December 11, 7 p.m. in the church.  

"Come now, let us set things right, says the Lord:  Though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow..." (Isaiah 1:18). Make your preparations for the coming of Christ complete by going to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. After a short communal penance service, you can go to individual Reconciliation. There will be 7 priests available to hear confessions. Encounter Christ in Confession this Advent.  

Vigil for Life

posted Dec 3, 2014, 10:36 AM by Steve McGlone   [ updated Dec 3, 2014, 10:36 AM ]

What:
 A 4-hour prayer Vigil for Life including Eucharistic adoration and benediction.  
When: Monday, December 8 at 9 p.m. until Tuesday, December 9 at 1 a.m. 
Where: Convent chapel

Join your fellow parishioners in the annual Vigil for Life which bridges the Feasts of the Immaculate Conception and St. Juan Diego. The vigil will include praying the Rosary as well as time for silent prayer. You can attend the whole vigil or any portion of it.

For more information, contact:



Deacon Steve McGlone
Deacon and Pastoral Assistant for Administration
253–564–5185, ext. 3014

Poinsettia Project

posted Nov 25, 2014, 3:14 PM by Brian Suda   [ updated Nov 29, 2014, 11:05 AM by Steve McGlone ]

When:
 
December 8-12  

What: This Advent volunteers will deliver over 200 poinsettias to parishioners expressing our community's care and concern to those who have had a loved one die in the last year whose funeral was held at St. Charles Borromeo Parish; to those who are home bound due to illness or age; as well as those in health care facilities where we minister. This is a special ministry where parishioners bring tangible gifts to express our prayers, support and compassion during the holiday season. If you are interested in delivering a plant please contact Renee.

For more information or to volunteer, contact:


Renee Stocks
Pastoral Assistant for RCIA, Grief Ministry and Parish Life
253–564–5185, ext. 3037

A special event for those who are hurt or experiencing loss

posted Nov 25, 2014, 3:03 PM by Brian Suda   [ updated Nov 29, 2014, 11:07 AM by Steve McGlone ]


What:
 Blue Christmas: A Service of Hope for the Holidays  
When: Tuesday, December 2, at 7 p.m.
Where: Church

A service offering prayers, scripture, song and remembrance. For anyone who is hurting or is experiencing loss ... for those who have a heaviness in their hearts. The service is free and open to all (this will be a Liturgy of the Word not a Mass).

For more information, contact:


Renee Stocks
Pastoral Assistant for RCIA, Grief Ministry and Parish Life
253–564–5185, ext. 3037

The Eucharist and the Four Senses of Scripture

posted Nov 25, 2014, 2:52 PM by Brian Suda   [ updated Nov 25, 2014, 2:57 PM ]

What:
A fantastic guest presentation that sets the tone for our exciting year long focus 
When: Monday, December 1, at 7 p.m. 
Where: Parish Center 

Mark Shea, noted Catholic writer and speaker will to present The Eucharist and the Four Senses of Scripture: A look at the way in which Word and Sacrament illuminate each other in startling and unexpected way. Mark's engaging style, deep knowledge and breezy, humorous delivery will entertain and enlighten all who attend. The Advent evening will help us to prepare the “way for the Lord” this Christmas time and extend into our Lenten read Living the Mass by Joseph Paprocki.

Thanksgiving Mass and Special Blessing

posted Nov 24, 2014, 9:16 AM by Steve McGlone   [ updated Nov 25, 2014, 1:27 PM by Brian Suda ]

What: Mass on Thanksgiving with special blessing 
When: Thursday, November 27 at 9 a.m. 
Where: Church 

Join your fellow parishioners for Mass this Thanksgiving Day. Bring one of your Thanksgiving dishes to Mass and place it on the table in the sanctuary for a special blessing during Mass.

60+ Club gathers for Mass, lunch and holiday fun

posted Nov 18, 2014, 8:45 AM by Steve McGlone   [ updated Nov 18, 2014, 10:04 AM ]

What:
 60+ Club gathers for Mass, including the Anointing of the Sick, and its annual holiday luncheon.
When: Friday, December 5 at 11 a.m.  
Where: Mass will be in the church and lunch will be served in the Parish Center immediately following Mass.

Join the members of the 60+ Club for Mass, including the Anointing of the Sick, and their holiday lunch with entertainment provided by the parish school's 12th Street Singers! Reservations are not needed. If you would like, bring some cookies to share. Free will offerings are accepted to offset the cost of the luncheon.





Renee Stocks
Pastoral Assistant for RCIA, Grief Ministry and Parish Life
253–564–5185, ext. 3037

Thanksgiving Basket Delivery

posted Nov 7, 2014, 4:16 PM by Steve McGlone   [ updated Nov 25, 2014, 1:25 PM by Brian Suda ]

This week we will sort, pack and deliver Thanksgiving baskets to over 130 families. Here is the schedule.  

Sorting and Packing: Wednesday-Friday (November 19-21); 9:30-11 a.m. in Feist Hall.
Delivery: Saturday, November 22, 8:30 a.m. until all baskets are delivered.

Feel free to partake as your schedule allows. You do not need to sign up ahead of time for any of these activities -- just show up!

Please take a moment to view the online information sheet and memorial gift form.

For more information, contact:

Kim Seevers
Pastoral Assistant for the Sick and Homebound, Marriage and Parish Outreach
253–564–5185, ext. 3013

SCB Honors Veterans

posted Nov 7, 2014, 4:12 PM by Steve McGlone   [ updated Nov 7, 2014, 4:13 PM ]

Because a funeral is scheduled on Veterans Day, we will be honoring our veterans at the school's Veterans Day Assembly on Wednesday, November 12, in Feist Hall.  Veterans and active duty military personnel will be recognized and honored.

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