Community Mass – 4th Sunday of Advent

Join us to worship expectantly together in person or online for the 4th Sunday of Advent. Mass times are 9 am, 11:15 am. Christmas Eve Vigil will be at 4 PM. There will be no 7 PM mass on December 24 or December 25.

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Today’s readings will be from Cycle B.

4th Sunday of Advent

Entrance: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel – 395

Offertory: The Servant Song – 751

Communion: Hail Mary: Gentle Woman – 889

Closing: Soon and Very Soon – 865

The Gather 3rd Edition Hymnal/Missals are available for use in the church – they are at the ends of the pews. Please return the missals to the end of the pew after Mass. Instructions on how to use the hymnal missal are available here: .

Today’s readings are also available to read online at the USCCB website .

Christmas Gifts for Children
There is still time to contribute to the gift card drive. For the sixth year, we are working with HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services to provide gift cards for young people leaving foster care. This is especially important for those who have children themselves. You can give online,, or drop off a check in the collection box or with the rectory by Monday,
December 18. 
Thank you to everyone who contributed to date. Through your generosity, we have exceeded the amount raised last year.

Since 1997, HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services has been providing educational and financial support to college students placed in foster care through our American Dream Program. Over the years, ADP has evolved into a comprehensive coaching program that now serves over 204 youth between the ages of 5 and 26. It offers one-on-one trauma-informed coaching, tutoring, college success support, career exploration and development, and assistance with securing housing.   

The gift cards provided by St. Charles Borromeo for the past few years have been given to the older youth who are in college, or a post-secondary program, as a holiday gift.

Christmas Flower Memorials
This Christmas season, we will decorate the church with due joyousness and memorialize loved ones with flowers. The flowers are a sign of our joy in the birth of Christ our Savior.

To memorialize a loved one with flowers for the Church: go to or use the envelopes available in the back of the church.

Christmas Gift to the Parish
We will ask for your support of our annual Christmas donation that goes to support the activities of St. Charles, and St. Charles only. You can donate online at, via the envelopes in the back of the church, or in your own envelope marked “Christmas Gift to the Parish”.

Your financial support makes a difference. Your generous sacrifice will help us to continue bringing the light of Christ to Brooklyn Heights and beyond.

Wishing everyone a most blessed Christmastide. We are grateful to celebrate Christmas together as a parish family.

Christmas Collection
for Catholic Charities
Bishop Brennan invites all to join him in this year’s Annual Catholic Charities Collection. The collection takes place at all Christmas Masses. Please return the special Catholic Charities envelope from your envelope packet with your gift or in your own blank envelope marked for “Catholic Charities”.

When you contribute to Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens, you make a difference in the lives of many, very grateful neighbors.

This collection supports programs and services provided by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens that have literally transformed the lives of so many of our neighbors. Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens sponsors many programs and services for children and youth, adults and seniors, the mentally ill, the hungry, and the homeless. In addition, Catholic Charities is one of the largest faith-based providers of affordable housing in the country providing housing units for seniors, families, formerly homeless, and veterans.