Young Family Fellowship

Are you a parent of an infant or a toddler?  Do you have a baby on the way? Are you an experienced parent or family member who has raised young children in the community?

Many of us at St. Charles look after both the practical and spiritual needs of very young children. How can we support each other?

Please join us to plan a fellowship group for young families:
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Upcoming Celebration of Candlemas (Feb. 2)


Next Sunday, February 2, is 40 days after Christmas and we commemorate the presentation of Jesus and his ransoming as the firstborn son. We will read the beautiful passage from Luke’s Gospel and special prayers of the day. It is also called Candlemas day because the candles for the year are blessed and there is a procession with lit candles from the narthex to the sanctuary. This will be enacted at our 9 AM Mass with the children in our Religious Education program. If you have candles at home which you wished blessed, you are invited to bring them to that Mass. Instructions will be given beforehand.

No Hate, No Fear March

Please join with New Yorkers of all backgrounds and religions this Sunday, January 5, 2020, in a united march against hate and fear.

#StandTogether starting at 11 AM in Foley Square and march across the Brooklyn Bridge to Columbus Park (near Cadman Plaza) arriving around 1:30 p.m.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will be in attendance representing the leadership of New York’s Catholic community.

Christmas/New Year’s Schedule

Monday, 12/16: Reconciliation Monday – Joining with all the parishes in New York City and Long Island, the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance, Confession) will be offered at StCharles from 4PM to 8PM in the Church. All are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

Tuesday, 12/17: St. Saviour Catholic Academy tour with Fr. Bill at 9 AM. You can schedule your own tour at

Sunday, 12/22: Blessing of Baby Jesus Crèche figures at all Masses (9 AM, 11:15 AM, 7 PM)

Tuesday, 12/24: Christmas Eve – Children’s Vigil Mass with Nativity Pageant at 5 PM.
Christmas Mass During the Night (Midnight Mass) at 8 PM.

Wednesday, 12/25: Christmas Day – Mass at 9 AM and 11:15 AM. (No 7 PM Mass.)

Tuesday, 12/31: Weekday Mass at 12:10 PM; Mary, Mother of God Vigil Mass at 5 PM.

Wednesday, 1/1: Mary, Mother of God. Holy Day of Obligation.  Mass at 9 AM and 11:15 AM.

St. Saviour’s Academy

St. Charles is linked to St. Saviour’s School in Park Slope. I will be attending an open house this Tuesday, December 17 at 9 AM. St. Saviour’s was my first assignment as a Priest 40 years ago. I revisit older assignments rarely and I think this is my first time back in over 20 years. I hope that some of you may be able to join me. If you cannot, I will ask any questions you may have. So far, I have been asked to discover:

  1. How much is Prospect Park used, especially for athletic events?
  2. To what museums and other cultural activities are the students brought? Are they involved with any of the programs in the Brooklyn Museum?
  3. What kind of transportation can be arranged?
  4. How is it Catholic?
  5. What is the process for entering in middle school?
  6. What competitive high schools have the graduates attended?