St. Charles Borromeo Parish


The Season of Advent
Nov. 27 - Dec. 24

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Advent (from "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to”) is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and to the anniversary of Our Lord’s birth on Christmas. The 2022 Season of Advent will begin on Sunday, November 27, and end on Saturday, December 24.

"Advent invites us to a commitment to vigilance, looking beyond ourselves, expanding our mind and heart in order to open ourselves up to the needs of people, of brothers and sisters, and to the desire for a new world." - Pope Francis

Advent includes an element of penance in the sense of preparing, quieting, and disciplining our hearts for the full joy of Christmas. To help you fully enter the season with daily activity and prayer suggestions, download the 2022 Advent Calendar here. The Spanish version can be downloaded here.

You can also enhance your faith journey through Advent with these Ignatian Spirituality Daily Reflections and these prayers and devotions from the Creighton University Ministries site.







Join Us At The
Christmas Festival

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All Saint Charles school and parish families are welcome and encouraged to attend the 2022 Christmas Festival presented by Borromeo Academy on December 3rd from 5- 8 pm in the school gym. There will be a hot chocolate bar, cookie decorating, gingerbread house making, and a Christmas craft station sponsored by the Borromeo Academy Houses.

Santa will also be available for pictures. Meet us in the front parking lot at 5 pm for the annual Christmas Lights ceremony, then hurry to the gym for a fun night. Questions? Contact the school office at (816) 436-1009.



2022 Christmas Bazaar
Is Dec. 3rd & 4th

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Save the date for the St. Joseph Table Christmas Bazaar on December 3 and 4 after Mass in the Commons. Treat yourself to Betty’s Chocolates and a variety of homemade breads, cookies, cakes, and candies. Place your bid for the silent auction items and shop the crafts and RaiseRight gift cards. View the event flyer.

Proceeds will benefit Borromeo Academy. Cash and checks only, please (payable to St. Joseph Table). Thank you in advance for your support!

Please consider donating homemade breads, cookies, candies, and crafts to place in our sale. Donations may be delivered to Borromeo Hall South on December 2 (9 am to 1 pm). Questions? Contact Rose Biondo at (816) 377-2450.






Christmas Mass Times
At Saint Charles

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Saint Charles welcomes all families and individuals to join us in worship at our Christmas Mass as we celebrate The Nativity of our Lord, Jesus Christ. This Mass will be offered on December 24 at 2 pm and 4 pm and on December 25 at 10 am.

The December 24th, 4 pm Mass, will be live-streamed on our
YouTube Channel and Facebook page.

The December 24 Mass times will also include special choir performances. The Borromeo Academy youth choir will perform at 2 pm, and our Saint Charles adult choir will perform at 4 pm.





2023 Annual Catholic Appeal

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The 2023 Diocese Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) has begun. This campaign is guided by the theme taken from Romans 12:12, “Joyful in Hope.” This verse aptly captures where we stand at this time in our diocesan story as we embrace our duties as disciples of Jesus. The annual ACA campaign is essential funding that impacts every parishioner and parish in the 27 counties that make up the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

Your gift will help in this continued work and prepare us for our future. God has given us many blessings. Let us join together as one family and walk together in faith through acts of love as disciples of Our Lord.

Learn more and make your pledge here.