Live Lent In 2021
Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms, and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ's will more faithfully. We recall the waters of baptism in which we were also baptized into Christ's death, died to sin and evil, and began a new life in Christ. View the 2021 Lenten Calendar.
Attend The 2021
The Women’s Retreat takes place on March 13 (10 am to 12 pm) at St. Charles Borromeo Parish. Refresh, rejuvenate and renew your mind, body, and spirit with relevant and meaningful sacred time. Watch this video and learn more.
We will safely distance in the church. The event speakers will be Mariann McCormally and Peggy Mulvihill. Discussion breakouts and meditation time will be offered.
RSVP now at [email protected]. This event will also be live-streamed on the St. Charles Facebook page and YouTube channel.
The Knights of Columbus Council #3414 and St. Charles Team Rebuilt are offering Drive-Thru Friday Lent Fish Fry’s on March 5th and 26th ( 4 to 7 pm) Saint Charles Borromeo. The cost for each meal is just $10.
The menu choice includes battered-fried and baked fish or clam chowder. Each entre includes a baked potato, coleslaw, breadstick, and dessert. All proceeds benefit the St. Charles Food Pantry and kitchen renovation project.
As a part of our continuing efforts to remain COVID-19 safe, we conduct contact-tracing for each weekend Mass. View mass times and worship information.
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