Lent 2016 Schedule

Ash Wednesday — February 10
7:30 a.m. Mass and distribution of ashes
12:10 p.m. Mass and distribution of ashes
4:00 p.m. Prayer service with distribution of ashes
5:30 p.m. Mass and distribution of ashes
7:00 p.m. Mass and distribution of ashes

Daily Mass during Lent will held at 7:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. Try to attend Mass often during Lent. Eucharistic Adoration will be held Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.—noon. Spend a day with Jesus.

Lenten Reading Program: This year’s selection is Discovering Your Dream by Gerald Fagin, SJ. Fr. Fagin uses St. Ignatius’s principles of the Spiritual Exercises, coupled with an Ignatian approach to decision making, to guide us through a discernment process that truly satisfies our deepest desires and brings us closer to God. He shows readers how St. Ignatius’s own decision-making process can be molded to meet the needs of our faith and lead us to our truest selves that God desires for all of us. Books will be on sale after each Mass. The requested donation is $5.

Lenten Daily Meditation: Living Lent With Mercy. Daily prayer and meditation bring blessings.

Lent is earlier this year so please begin to think about the Lenten sacrifices and prayers which will make this a most special Lent.

Fr. Ed Retirement Celebration


Fr. Ed celebrated his last mass as pastor on January 31. After each mass that day, there was a retirement celebration at the Parish Center. He received an honorary doctorate in humane letters from St. Francis College earlier this month. Fr. Ed will still be resident at St. Charles, so we hope to have him share many more years with us.

St. Charles open Sunday 1/24

St. Charles will be open and will hold Mass at our usual times on Sunday – 9 AM, 11:15 AM and 7 PM. Please consider your personal safety in travelling to and from the church.

If you are physically capable, we need your help in shoveling snow and spreading salt around the church tomorrow morning. Fr. Ed will be at the church with shovels and supplies.