Parish Buildings Update

Dear St. Charles Borromeo Parishioners and Friends,

As you are all aware, the parish is in the process of working to lease the school building.  A number of parties expressed interest in the building and the parish, working with the Diocesan Real Estate Office, is in final negotiations with a potential tenant.

Every potential lessee that expressed interest in the school also required the rectory to be included as part of the lease agreement.  In order to move forward with any potential tenant, it became clear that the parish would have to include the rectory as part of any agreement if we were to successfully lease the school building.

Therefore the Sisters have graciously agreed to relocate to other convents in Brooklyn.  This will enable the parish to convert the convent into our rectory, parish office, and parish meeting space once we have finalized the leasing agreement negotiations.

We extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to Sister Eileen McGuire, Sister Ann Franklin, Sister Catherine Cunningham, and Sister Helen Cahill from the entire parish and wish them well in their new homes.  They have generously provided the school and the parish with many years of dedicated service and they will be missed.

The parish will hold a Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, October 10 at 10:30 a.m. to honor and thank all the Sisters of St Joseph who have been part of our parish family.  We will also hold a reception for the Sisters after the Mass and hope that everyone will be able to attend both the Mass and the reception to thank the sisters.

Your brothers and sisters in Christ,

The Parish Trustees, Finance Committee, and Pastoral Council