St. Charles Borromeo Parish



The Season of Lent
Pray - Fast - Give

The Season of Lent notice

Lent is a 40-day prayer, fasting, and almsgiving season that begins on Ash Wednesday (February 22) and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday (April 6). 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.

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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. Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season. In addition, giving alms is one way to share God's gifts—not only through the distribution of money but through the sharing of our time and talents.

Confession is offered during Lent Tuesday-Friday (8:30-8:55 am),
Friday (9:30-10 am) following daily Mass, and Wednesday (March 30 - 7-8 pm).

Stations of the Cross is also offered each Friday during Lent in the church at 6 pm.

The annual Stations of the Cross live portrayal will be presented on April 7 at 3 pm in the church. Everyone is welcome to attend. This event will also be live-streamed on the Saint Charles Facebook page and YouTube channel.


In Lent, the baptized are called to renew their baptismal commitment as others prepare to be baptized through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a period of learning and discernment for individuals who have declared their desire to become Catholics.







Holy Week & Easter Mass

2023 Saint Charles Borromeo Holy Week Mass.

Saint Charles will celebrate Holy Week with special Masses on Holy Thursday (April 6 at 7 pm), Good Friday (April 7 at 7 pm), Holy Saturday (April 8 at 8 pm), and Easter Sunday (April 9 at 8:30 and 11 am). Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

We will also offer a live stream of the Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Mass (11 am only) on the Saint Charles Facebook page and YouTube channel. Questions? Contact the parish office at (816) 436-0880 or [email protected].







Cars For Camp - May 6
Benefits Camp Savio

2023 Saint Charles Borromeo Cars For Camp

View the classic cars and enjoy the fun at the 2023 Saint Charles Cars For Camp event on May 6th (12-6 pm) in the front parking lot of Saint Charles. The event is hosted by the Knights of Columbus Council 3414 and the Saint Charles Camp Savio organization. Proceeds will help fund the annual Camp Savio trip for our Borromeo Academy and parish youth. View the flyer now.

Attendee admission is free. The cost to show your classic ride is just $20 per vehicle. Treat yourself to a hamburger/hotdog meal with chips for just $10. For more information or to register your car now, contact Chris Berg at (816) 518-1186 or [email protected].







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.