Ash Wednesday 2/22 Schedule

Ash Wednesday is February 22 and begins the 40-day Lenten period of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to prepare for the celebration of the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Below is our Mass and service schedule:
     8 AM – Mass
     12:10 PM – Mass
     4 PM – Children’s Service
     5 PM – Service
     7 PM – Mass

Ashes will be distributed during each of the Masses and services. Ashes will not be distributed on an individual basis at any other time.

Confessions will be heard:
     after the 8 AM Mass,
     after the 12:10 PM Mass,
     from 4 PM to 6 PM, and
     after the 7 PM Mass.

Holy Week at St. Charles

Palm SundayApril 109 AM, 11:15 AM*, 7 PM Masses – Palms will be distributed
10 AM Family Faith Class
10 AM Young Families Meeting
2 PM – Ukrainian Pysanky Easter Egg Workshop – RSVP required
5:15 PM Bible Study – Luke on Zoom
Reconciliation MondayApril 1111 AM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
12:10 PM* Mass, Confessions available after Mass
4 to 8 PM – Sacrament of Reconciliation Walk-In
5 PM Rosary on Zoom
TuesdayApril 128 AM Online Mass on Zoom
WednesdayApril 138:30 AM to 11:30 AM Food Pantry Packing
12:10 PM* Weekday Mass
12:30 PM – 2 PM Church open for Private Prayer
Holy ThursdayApril 148:30 AM to 1:30 PM Food Pantry Distribution
7 PM* Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Good Friday April 153 PM* Celebration of the Passion of the Lord
7 PM Stations of the Cross
Holy SaturdayApril 168 PM* Easter Vigil Mass
Easter SundayApril 179 AM, 11:15 AM* Masses
(No evening Mass on Easter Sunday)

* Also livestreamed on our YouTube channel at

All events are at the Church, 19 Sidney Place, unless otherwise noted.
Tickets/reservations are not required for Mass.

COVID Safety Precautions

  • Masks are still required at the 9 AM Mass, which traditionally is our Family Mass. We want everyone to be able to worship safely, including families with young children who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated.
  • At our other Masses, we recommend you wear a mask and continue to use appropriate caution to prevent the spread of germs.
  • We implore you to wear a mask when receiving communion and receive it in your hands. We have older priests and we want to keep them and all of us safe.

Holy Week Schedule 2021

Palm SundayMar. 289 AM and 11:15 AM* Masses
(Palms will be available)
Reconciliation MondayMar. 294 PM to 8 PM – Sacrament of Reconciliation (in Church)
TuesdayMar. 308 AM* Mass (Online only)
WednesdayMar. 3112:10 PM Weekday Mass (in Church)
Holy ThursdayApr. 18 PM* Mass of the Lord’s Supper (in Church)
Good FridayApr. 23 PM* Celebration of the Passion of the Lord (in Church)
8 PM* Stations of the Cross (Online only)
Holy SaturdayApr. 38 PM* Easter Vigil Mass (in Church)
Easter SundayApr. 49 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:30 AM* Masses
(Note extra Mass and change in time for last Mass)

* Will be livestreamed on Zoom and Youtube

Tickets or registration are not required to attend Holy Week services. COVID precautions are in effect – face masks are required for entry. Please follow the instructions of the ushers.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Tuesday, December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. There will be two Masses said at St. Charles Borromeo:

  • 8 AM – Online Mass – The priests will celebrate Mass in the rectory chapel. You cannot attend in person, but the Mass will be streamed via Zoom and YouTube and available on YouTube for later viewing.
  • 12:10 PM – There will also be a 12:10 PM Public Mass in the church that is open to all.

You can watch the 8 AM Online Mass in the YouTube window below.

All Saints / All Souls / St. Charles Borromeo Novena

This week, we will honor and remember all of the Saints and Souls in Heaven, especially our patron saint, St. Charles Borromeo, and our late devoted parishioner Frances X. Gates.

We have prepared a Novena prayer guide for you to use over the 9 days leading up to St. Charles Day on November 4th. If it is possible, attend all or as many of the 9 days of Masses between this Sunday and next Monday, where we will pray the Novena together, or pray the prayer for each day.

Sunday, October 27: 30th Sunday Ordinary Time – Novena Day 1
Mass at 9 am, 11:15 am, 7 pm. Infant Baptisms at 11:15 am Mass. Special Blessing for NYC Marathon Runners at each Mass. Parish Leadership meeting at 5:30 pm in the Rectory.

Monday, October 28: Novena Day 2
Weekday Mass at 12:10 pm

Tuesday, October 29: Novena Day 3 
Frances X. Gates: Wake 10 am, Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am at the Church – all parishioners welcome. Weekday Mass at 12:10 pm

Wednesday, October 30: Novena Day 4
Weekday Mass at 12:10 pm

Thursday, October 31: Novena Day 5
Weekday Mass at 12:10 pm

Friday, November 1: All Saints Day, Novena Day 6: Holy Day of Obligation
Masses at 12:10 pm and 7 pm

Saturday, November 2: All Souls Day, Novena Day 7
Novena Mass at Noon

Sunday, November 3: St. Charles Borromeo Parish Patronal Feast Celebrated, Novena Day 8
Masses at 9 am, 11:15 am, 7 pm. New Gather 3rd Edition Hymnal Missals blessed and distributed. Meet and Greets after each Mass: coffee and refreshments after 9 am and 11:15 am Masses, wine and cheese after the 7 pm Mass.

Monday, November 4: Memorial of St. Charles Borromeo, Novena Day 9
Mass at 12:10 pm. Discussion: Developing a Young Professionals Ministry, hosted by Paul Morisi at 7:30 pm in the Rectory.