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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.

Go Hawks!

posted Jan 30, 2015, 3:18 PM by Brian Suda   [ updated Jan 30, 2015, 3:19 PM ]


Go Hawks! Enjoy the game and don't forget there will be no 5:30 p.m. Mass this Sunday. Celebrate with the best pregame there is: Mass! 

Mass times for this weekend are Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Lenten book discussion groups forming

posted Jan 23, 2015, 1:16 PM by Steve McGlone   [ updated Jan 30, 2015, 5:00 PM ]

What:  Lenten book discussion groups-Living the Mass:  How One Hour a Week Can Change Your Life.  
When & Where: Discussion groups will begin in Lent which starts on Ash Wednesday, February 18, and will meet at a variety of times and places.  Click here to look at a list of discussion groups and a sign-up form.  You can still organize your own group; just contact Renee Stocks.

More Information: Each week you will have an opportunity to explore an area of the Mass and how you can incorporate it into your daily life. The book offers insight into what Christians are called to do and be; what qualities and skills are needed to live as Christians; and how the one hour a week that we spend at Mass, should, and will change our lives.

We encourage small groups because all of us learn more by sharing our stories and experiences and listening to others. For more information on the book, please see www.loyolapress.com/living-the-mass.htm.

Please "like" the SCB Living the Mass community on FACEBOOK at www.facebook.com/SCBLivingtheMass so it appears in your newsfeed. We hope you will share your comments, reflections, and questions on this page with other parishioners.

Books (and study guides) will be available after all Masses beginning February 7 & 8 and in the parish and school office. A $5 donation is requested. For more information please contact
Renee Stocks.


If you are interested in getting a group of friends together, or leading a group from the parish, please contact Renee. A six-week study guide is provided.




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

Marriage Celebration RSVP deadline extended

posted Jan 23, 2015, 11:49 AM by Steve McGlone


What: 
Join your fellow parishioners in honoring couples celebrating their 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 50+ wedding anniversaries. 
When: Saturday, February 7, during the 5 p.m. Mass with a reception in the parish center afterwards.  
RSVP Deadline Extended:  Reserve your space for the reception by Monday, February 2. 
Download: Bulletin Insert (or find it in our download folder) 

Honor our special couples in celebrating their milestone anniversaries. You are invited to attend the Mass and reception whether or not it is an honored anniversary year for you. During Mass, all couples will be given an opportunity to renew their marriage vows.

No reservations required for the Mass but please make a reservation for the reception by contacting Kim Seevers at the parish office by Monday, February 2.



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

Spiritual adoption ministry kicks off

posted Jan 16, 2015, 9:57 AM by Steve McGlone   [ updated Jan 23, 2015, 10:56 AM by Brian Suda ]

What: Our Spiritual Adoption program starts this weekend.  Spiritual Adoption is a 9-month intercessory prayer ministry when we pray for a baby in danger of abortion, for the families involved and for an improvement in the circumstances that are forcing them to consider this option. Open this news item for a link to more information and the daily prayer.


When:  We pray from January 2015 until Respect Life Sunday on October 4, 2015. 
Where: We say the simple prayer from our homes. 

For more information, contact:

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

Conversion ... finding the center of our life

posted Jan 15, 2015, 4:47 PM by Steve McGlone   [ updated Jan 23, 2015, 10:56 AM by Brian Suda ]

What: An evening of reflection and dinner with Fr. Mike on conversion 
When: Friday, January 23 at 6 p.m. 
Where: Parish Center 

Join Fr. Mike for a pre-Lenten evening of reflection on conversion and finding the center of our life. Using a DVD by Fr. Robert Barron, Fr. Mike will help us explore the process of conversion for ourselves and others. Child care will be provided and dinner will be winter beef stew, salad, rolls and cookies -- no doubt, they'll be chocolate chip!

For more information and reservations, contact:

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

Archdiocesan tax fraud update

posted Jan 15, 2015, 11:30 AM by Steve McGlone   [ updated Jan 15, 2015, 11:41 AM ]

What: Update regarding the tax fraud that occurred last year. Open this news item for a link to the update letter. 

All couples invited to boost their marriage

posted Jan 2, 2015, 11:27 AM by Steve McGlone   [ updated Jan 2, 2015, 3:24 PM by Brian Suda ]

What: Marriage Renewal  
When: Friday, January 16 through Sunday, January 18  
Where: Parish Center and Feist Hall  
Download: Registration (or find it in our download folder)  

Marriage Renewal is intended for all married couples, regardless of their backgrounds. The program accepts couples where they are now and builds from there. It is helpful at all stages of marriage. Practicing Catholics, non-Catholics, and Catholics who have been minimally involved with the Church will feel equally welcome.

Marriage Renewal is also appropriate for engaged couples and those who are entering into second marriages. Saint Charles Borromeo Parish's Marriage Renewal supports the sacrament of matrimony by providing opportunities for couples to experience God's unconditional love, by renewing and nurturing marriages and by motivating couples to share their gifts in active service to their parish and the greater community.

How does it work?
  • By couples sharing from their "real-life" experiences
  • By couples experiencing mutual support
  • By building couple leadership and a sense of team
  • By couples discovering fresh ways to include God in their relationships and their daily lives
  • By providing opportunities for ongoing couple support after attending
  • During the weekend, you will find yourself involved in talks and discussions, laughter, reflection time, activities, great food, song, prayer, Mass, meeting other couples, sharing and so much more

Marriage Renewal provides:
  • Activities to enhance both self and couple awareness
  • Opportunities to share with others in a safe atmosphere
  • Private time with your spouse
  • Experiences to help deepen one's sense of sacrament and service
  • Strategies to help you connect to the parish community

The registration fee is only $50 per couple but no one will be turned away for financial reasons. Be in touch with the event contact person if you would like to attend but cannot afford the fee. A free-will donation will be collected at the end of the weekend.

Kids' Kamp affordable childcare is available all weekend as well. Childcare will be available on the parish campus in the nursery and the extended care building. Older children will participate in organized activities and play on the playground or in the gymnasium. Meals will be provided. The cost for this service will depend on the number of children but will be kept affordable. Be in touch with the event contact person if you will need childcare. Reservations for childcare are required.

Couples are saying great things about this program:

"From beginning to end, the people, presentations, sharing, humor and empathy touched us more deeply than we could have imagined. It reminded us of why we got married in the first place, of our many blessings and of the importance of prioritizing and practicing the Sacrament of our Marriage. The weekend was OFF THE CHAIN!" — Jim and Simone Lynch

"According to Franklin P. Jones, 'Love doesn't make the world go around ... it's what makes it worthwhile' — and that's what we discovered this weekend with fellow parishioners who value marriage like we do!" — Rudy and Christine Navarro

"We experienced a renewed energy and closeness in our marriage. We had fun, met new friends and learned from other couples just like us." — Kim and Curt Seevers

For more information or to register, contact:

Kim Seevers

Pastoral Assistant for the Sick and Homebound, Marriage and Parish Outreach
kseevers@stcharlesb.org
253–564–5185, ext. 3013

Annual celebration of marriage

posted Jan 2, 2015, 11:05 AM by Steve McGlone   [ updated Jan 23, 2015, 10:54 AM by Brian Suda ]


What:
Join your fellow parishioners in honoring couples celebrating their 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 50+ wedding anniversaries. 
When: Saturday, February 7, during the 5 p.m. Mass with a reception in the parish center afterwards.
Download: Bulletin Insert (or find it in our download folder) 

Honor our special couples in celebrating their milestone anniversaries. You are invited to attend the Mass and reception whether or not it is an honored anniversary year for you. During Mass, all couples will be given an opportunity to renew their marriage vows.

No reservations required for the Mass but please make a reservation for the reception by contacting Kim Seevers at the parish office by January 25.



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

Holy Day of Obligation Mass times

posted Dec 29, 2014, 4:01 PM by Brian Suda   [ updated Dec 29, 2014, 4:02 PM ]


Solemnity of Mary
Wednesday, December 31: 5 p.m. (Vigil Mass)
Thursday, January 1: 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

Mass and March for Life

posted Dec 29, 2014, 12:42 PM by Steve McGlone   [ updated Jan 23, 2015, 10:53 AM by Brian Suda ]

What: Mass and March for Life 
When: Tuesday, January 20; The Mass for Life, with Archbishop Sartain presiding, starts at 9:30 a.m. and the March for Life begins at 12 p.m.  A bus will leave from St. Charles at 8 a.m. and will take us to the Mass to the State Capitol for the March.  We will return around 2:30 p.m. 
Where: The Mass for Life will be held at Marcus Pavilion at Saint Martin's University. The March for Life takes place at the State Capitol.

Join fellow parishioners at the Mass and March for Life. A bus, generously provided by our Knights of Columbus, will leave the parish church at 8 a.m. and will take us to both the Mass and the March. Bring a sack lunch and snacks and be prepared to dress warmly or at least "layered." There is no cost for the bus but reservations are required. Contact Deacon Steve.




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

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