ADVENT IN COLOR AND SOUND Tuesday mornings during Advent: December 6, 13, and 20 (after the 8:30am Mass in Borromeo Hall) Spend a peaceful hour with us to prepare your heart for Advent with color, music, and silent contemplation. We’ll provide the coffee. Advent coloring books available for $10. Gregorian chant provided.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT Featuring St. Charles Choirs (children, teens, adults) Friday, December 9, 2016, 7pm, in the Church. Come be inspired and enjoy the sounds of the season.
ADVENT RETREAT EVENING “Divine Dance: Discovering the One Who Is Already Here” Monday, December 12, 2016, 7-8:30pm, with Fr. Dave Pettingill
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION “Leave the light on!” In the Reconciliation Room in the church—this room is also used as the “quiet room” during Masses. Wednesday nights: Nov. 30, Dec. 7, and Dec. 14, 6:30-7:30pm and Saturdays, 3:30-4pm
THE CHRISTMAS SHARING TREE St. Vincent de Paul Society ~ November 26 – December 11 Select an ornament from the tree which includes a gift item for local struggling families and individuals who are helped by St. Vincent de Paul. Purchase the gift and return it to the vestibule by December 11. (The tree is located in the vestibule of the church—inside the front double doors.) Help make someone’s Christmas special! ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-
Simbáng Gabi (Filipino for "Night Mass") is a devotional nine-day series of Masses originating in the Filipino culture in anticipation of Christmas and to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. In our local area, the nightly celebrations are shared among the parishes as listed on the schedule below.
2016 Simbang Gabi schedule
Dec. 15, Thu. 7 pm St. Charles
Dec. 16, Fri. 7 pm St. Raymond
Dec. 17, Sat. 5 pm Mt. Carmel
Dec. 18, Sun. 5 pm St. Charles
Dec. 19, Mon. 7 pm Nativity
Dec. 20, Tue. 7 pm St. Pius
Dec. 21, Wed. 7 pm St. Charles
Dec. 22, Thu. 7 pm St. Matthias
Dec. 23, Fri. 7 pm St. Pius
Thursday, December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
and a holy day of obligation.
Masses are at 6:30, 8:30, 10:30am (School Mass) and 7:00pm.
Under the title of the Immaculate Conception, Mary is the patroness of the United States.