Attention All Teens!
You may be familiar with stories from the Bible such as Noah and the Ark, Moses and the Ten Plagues, David and Goliath, Daniel in the Lions' Den, and Jonah in the Big Fish but what do they really mean and how do they apply to our lives? These are things we will explore in our SUMMER YOUTH BIBLE STUDY. All high school/ college age youth are invited to join us July 1; Tuesday, July 14, and Wednesdays July 22 and 29 from 8pm to 10pm in the St. Charles School math lab (the room across from the green picnic tables). We will also enjoy awesome snacks and an optional community service project to San Francisco on either July 22 or 29. If interested, contact Tami Palladino: firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-591-7349 ext. 405.
Dear members of the St. Charles Parish Family,
It deeply saddens me to inform you of the sudden death of our Deacon Mike Murphy in a tragic accident while on a backpacking trip to Shasta National Forest. Presently we have no other details of the accident or arrangements as the family gathers to deal with this loss.
For me, Mike was the heart and soul of our parish family, a community he has been part of since his childhood. One young neighbor delivered a card to his mom Pat Lautze in which she wrote: “Sorry for the loss of your sun”. That young person captured what Mike meant to so many as he was the beacon of light in his ministry and preaching to our community and so many others.
Please keep his wife Natalie, son Patrick, mother Pat, brothers and extended family in your prayers. Mike was part of so many communities, our Parish community at St. Charles, the Sacred Heart Schools where he has taught, and the community of his fellow Deacons in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Mike believed in the power and presence of God in his life and the life of our community. Today on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus we entrust Mike to the heart of God and ask for strength and understanding that comes with our faith.
Details will be made available when they are known.
With love and faith,
New to St. Charles? Moving from the Parish?
During the summer months people move in and out of the parish. In order to maintain our Parish records as accurately as possible, it is important that the Parish Office be notified of any changes. For those who are moving to another area, we wish you many blessings in your new home and ask that you please let us know the date you are leaving. For those of you who are new to the parish, we extend a warm welcome and ask that you please stop by the parish office to fill out a registration form. It only takes a few minutes and is very painless. Our office hours are 9:00am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. You may also register online at our website: www.stcharlesparish.org under the headline ‘new to St. Charles.’