St. Charles Church will be hosting a lenten mission offered by the Jesuit Collaborative and Manresa Companions starting Monday, March 31 through Friday, April 4. The program will be led by Bob Giugliano, Ph.D., a psychologist and spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition and Rick D'Aversa who has given days of recollection and talks on Ignatian spirituality and the spirituality of the 12 step program. The bulletin will have more details. We hope you will consider attending this mission and use this lenten season as an opportunity to nourish your spiritual life. If you have any questions, feel free to email back or call the rectory at 718-987-2670. Click here for the flyer.
Lenten Women's Retreat
St. Charles Church will be hosting a Women's Lenten Retreat on March 24 at 7:30 PM in the school auditorium. Awaken your soul and prayer life and come hear God's message. Give yourself some sacred space this Lenten season. Grace Daquila and Colleen Rayner will be conducting the evening of prayer. It promises to be time well spent. Please join us. Click here for the flyer.
Holy Hour For Vocations
All are invited to come and pray for vocations from St. Charles every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the church. Holy Mother of the Good Shepherd, turn your motherly care to this nation. Intercede for us to the Lord of the harvest to send more laborers to the harvest in this land dedicated to your honor. (Prayer for Vocations – USCCB)
Create a Charitable Gift Annuity
A charitable gift annuity allows you to make a significant gift to St. Charles while receiving payments for life in return. Gift annuity rates range from 4.7% to 9.0%. To learn more, please call the Office of Gift Planning at (646) 794-3317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If interested, our parish offers electronic giving for your convenience through Parish Pay. To sign up, go the the website, parishpay.com, or come into the rectory for an application.
Old Cell Phone Collection
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is collecting old cell phones which will be reprogrammed for our troops overseas. There is a box in the vestibule of the church by the Care Notes for you to deposit them. Many thanks for your cooperation and prayers for our troops.
Sponsor Certificates for Baptism and Confirmation can be obtained from the parish priests or deacons after the Satuday evening and Sunday Masses.
If a Mass is being said for a member of your family on Saturday evening or Sunday, it would be most fitting if someone from the family would bring up the gifts at the Offertory. Please let one of the ushers know before Mass if you would like to do this.
Every Tuesday night in the school auditorium. Doors open at 6:00pm and early bird begins at 7:15pm. Bingo games begin at 7:30pm.
Please note that Staten Island Community TV- Channel 56- provides Daily Mass at 1:00 and 9:00PM Monday thru Friday for those who are homebound. If you have Verizon Fios, the Catholic Channel is 285 EWTN and Daily Mass is celebrated at 8:00am, 12 Noon, and 7:00pm.
Televised Sunday Mass
The Sunday Mass is now airing on ABC from 6:30-7:00am each Sunday Morning. The Mass is produced by the Passionist Fathers and Brothers out of New York City. For information consult their website: thesundaymass.org
Child Protection Announcement
Anyone who needs to report an alleged incident of sexual abuse of a minor by a priest, deacon, religious or lay person serving in the Archdiocese of New York is asked to contact Sr. Eileen Clifford, O.P. at (212) 371-1000 Ext. 2949 or Deacon George J. Coppola at (971) 861-1762. Both may also be reached via email at email@example.com . Information can also be found on the Archdiocesan website. In keeping with the Archdiocesan policy regarding sexual abuse of minors, this information is provided to ensure that our children remain safe and secure.
The Archdiocese of New York takes the stewardship of your donations and its resources seriously. If you have knowledge of financial misconduct or suspect that it might be occurring, please report your concerns via a toll free hotline at (877) 820-0541, or on the internet, at www.reportlineweb.com/ADNY. Both are available 24 hours per day.