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.
Walking with Jesus is our very new blog that our very own pastoral assistant Pat Gleason has put live. In the about section, Pat writes:
This blog will be about that 25 year journey with Jesus, and more than 2000 children and their parents. I hope to share some of the things I have learned on the way that I hope will encourage us all to find and nurture the gift of faith in one another. God is counting on all of us to do just that, even the children, especially the children. After all, every one of us started out life on this earth as somebody's child, and we are all still children in our Heavenly Father's eyes.
If your child is preparing for first communion or has just received it or if you're new to the parish and have young children and want a nice resource and read, check out Pat's blog. It will include family oriented reflections on the weekend Gospels as well as other stories.
You can find Walking with Jesus here: http://scbpgleason.weebly.com/
When: July 13-17 the prep work will begin; July 25 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. is Paint Day
Where: 1036 South Geiger
Come as you are and stay as long as you can!
Your time and talent is needed to help prep the house, paint, light gardening, photography, donation of cookies and/or snacks and food for the volunteers and clean up of paint brushes, etc. This is a great way to meet new friends. Families enjoy this community service project and we need any time you have to offer. Stay for an hour or stay all day!
Come join the fun and fellowship while we work together to help our community as Disciples of Christ.
For more information, contact:
What: Under the Big Top; St. Charles Borromeo Parish Picnic
When: Sunday August 30, 1-3:30 p.m.
Save the date, plan to attend and sign up to help with the fun!
This is a great opportunity to invite a friend/family to show them our parish and school community, meet other parishioners, relax and enjoy an amazing meal!
Fantastic free lunch, kid’s games, BINGO and all shapes and sizes of carnival surprises!
For more information, or to find out how you can be part of the fun, contact:
Born in Tacoma, Deacon Kyle Mangloña is a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Seattle. After graduating from high school, he entered the college seminary at Gonzaga University where he earned undergraduate degrees in philosophy and history. Currently, he lives and studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, where he was present in St. Peter’s Square the evening of Pope Francis’ election. His favorite saint is Ignatius of Loyola and his favorite spiritual writer is Thomas Merton. He enjoys playing the piano, watching the Mariners, and posting on Instagram. This summer he is stationed at St. Charles Borromeo in Tacoma, WA.
If you see Deacon Kyle, welcome him warmly!
You may have received an email from one of our staff asking you to click a link to a shared OneDrive folder. This is not a valid message and the link may be to a data mining site. We would like to share what we know, what we are doing about it, some methods of prevention, and steps to take if you believe you have been compromised.
What we know:
This is not a virus. There is no attachment. It is a simple email with a link. Opening the message does not harm your account or computer. Clicking the link takes you to a very convincing login page. Most people claim it looks exactly like the official Google page. It is not. It is a well-crafted data-mining site (aka phishing scam). They are attempting to coax users into logging in with their email credentials (account and password). Once done, their system has full access to that account. It seems to make several changes to the settings and then emails itself to the user’s entire contact list.
It is important to note that our system was not compromised or "hacked." This only affected the email accounts of those who clicked the link and entered their credentials. To date, we only have two confirmed cases.
What we are doing about it:
This was a completely unknown threat and it appears we may have been among the first victims. As such, safeguards did not previously exist. Google (our email system) now recognizes this type of message as a threat. If it detects similar activity from one of our accounts, it will suspend that account and deny the user access until we review and manually reactivate it.
As with any email message, never click on a link you were not specifically expecting – even if it appears to be from someone you know. If it seems strange in any way, contact the sender to verify. Another trick to detect bad links is to hover your mouse pointer over it (without clicking on it). At the bottom-left of your email window, you will see the website address listed. In one of these recent messages, the website listed was bluegreenarchitecture… – not at all affiliated with us.
If believe you have been compromised:
If you clicked the link or otherwise believe your account may be compromised, the first thing to do is change your password immediately (see your email provider for instructions). This scam may not access your account right away, so you might have time. Also, please contact the parish office if you received the suspect message from us so we can continue to track the extent: 253-564-5185 ext. 0.
Our parish has put together a question and answer page along with some terrific links. Check it out!
Archbishop Peter Sartain invites you to join the Archdiocesan pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, September 22-27. This is an historic opportunity to see Pope Francis on his first visit to the U.S. The week-long Congress also offers inspiring keynote speakers and dozens of timely workshops. For complete information on how to register for this exciting pilgrimage, visit the website below.
Archbishop Sartain has appointed Fr. Dean Mbuzi to serve as Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas Aquinas in Camus, Our Lady Star of the Sea in Stevenson and St. Joseph in Vancouver beginning July 1, 2015. We thank him for his service here at St. Charles Borromeo and will continue to pray for him. Fr. Dean will be with us until the end of June. Fr. Mike will remain at St. Charles Borromeo Parish.
What: Mass and reception following in Feist Hall
When: All Sunday Masses (including the Saturday vigil) this weekend, May 30-31
Where: Church and Feist Hall
Please join us on this Blessed Occasion in honor of Fr. Mike’s 50th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood at the Masses on May 30th at 5 p.m and May 31st at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Special receptions following in Feist Hall.
In lieu of personal gifts please continue to pray for our parish community or you may make a donation to the St. Charles Parish Evangelization Fund.
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