Benjamin Darnell
Director of Faith Formation
(816) 436-0880 ext. 214

Dyan Haugh


Summer Courses: is a revolutionary online platform featuring the best catholic videos, audio talks, eBooks and movies from trusted partners like the Augustine Institute, St. Paul Center, Marian Fathers, Lighthouse Catholic Media, Ignatius Press and Word on Fire.  Catechesis and Personal Faith Formation are at your fingertips whenever you’d like from your home PC or Smart T.V… DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE, 2017! 

Learn from well-known theologians such as, Bishop Barron, Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. Edward Sri, Fr. Michael Gaitley, Teresa Tomeo and many more.  Every St. Charles Parishioner can have access to this treasure chest of learning and entertainment any time of day during the month of June! 

After exploring the web site this month with our free log-in information listed below, please prayerfully consider contacting us to help support this marvelous ministry in the future.   We need to reach an annual goal of $1,700.00 to host this faith formation media full time for St. Charles Parish.  Please contact Benjamin if you’d like to inquire about becoming a benefactor.   

June long-on information:

June free password info:


Who Am I to Judge?

Sundays in the Commons beginning June 11, 2017
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

How do we talk about morality in a world that no longer believes in truth?  When we're bombarded with messages of "Be tolerant!" "Don't judge!" and "Coexist!" many good people feel afraid to say anything is right or wrong.

This 8-part study program gives us an important key to responding to relativism effectively - a Catholic moral worldview.  Learn how Catholic morality is all about love, how making a judgment about right and wrong action is not judging a person's soul, and how, in the words of Pope Francis, "relativism wounds people" and is "the spiritual poverty of our times."

Fatima, 100 Years

Wednesday's in the Commons
7 PM - 8:30 PM
July 5, August 2, September 20, October 11

It's been 100 years since Our Lady of the Rosary appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal and the history of the world has been forever changed because of her exhortation to prayer, trust and reparation.  Join Deacon Jim Olshefski for a series of Fatima presentations as we celebrate the summer apparitions.  Each of the talks will disclose the message of Fatima presented to the children during the summer of 1917.

The Heart of Happiness, Finding your gifts and using them: “The Catholic Spiritual Gifts Inventory”
With Benjamin Darnell and Jennifer Harris

Part 1: Wednesday, July 19 and/or
Part 2: Wednesday, July 26 (part 2 session intended for those who have completed the first class)
7 PM - 8:30 PM, Commons

The Catholic Spiritual Gifts Inventory is an amazing tool which was created to help you find your deepest desires.  It is through these desires that the Holy Spirit works effortlessly to build up the Church bringing us closer to Jesus Christ.  Come together with parishioners as we uncover what excites us while meeting the needs of the larger community.  Join us for Part 1 and Part 2 as we embark on a spiritual campaign for revitalization. Take a step toward happiness… RSVP to Benjamin at: or 816-285-4281.

Step 1: To take the on-line version of the Spiritual Gifts Inventory, visit:

Step 2: After you’ve taken the Spiritual Gifts Inventory please take a moment to send your results to: or

 We hope to create a file of these gifts in hopes of better pastoral care and discernment of the overarching spiritual gifts functioning here at St. Charles Borromeo Parish. 




Join our AFF Team and take part in the New Evangelization...

“Life grows by being given away, and it weakens in isolation and comfort.  Indeed, those who enjoy life most are those who leave security on the shore and become  excited by the mission of communicating life to others.  Thus, the Church summons all Christians to take up the task of evangelization…”  (Pope Francis) 


Consider this your open invitation to join our Adult Faith Formation Team for projects such as:

· A Comprehensive, parish wide faith formation of adults

· Facilitating Programmatic DVD Series on the Catholic Faith

· Marketing, Hospitality, Team Approach for Evangelization and Catechesis

For more information, please contact the parish office at 816-436-0880 or complete the form below: