St. Charles Church, Oakwood Heights, Staten Island

Father Jerome will say daily Mass at 9:30 am and Sundays at 12:00 noon. 

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The Resurrection of Easter is Unstoppable

by Cardinal Timothy Dolan
published in Catholic New York
 

It’s a tough time, my good people, a “built-in” Holy Week, as all of us are close to Jesus in His hour of agony and death on the cross.

Those suffering from the virus have a share in our Lord’s passion, as do their families so worried. Our courageous and indefatigable health care providers sense the discouragement and weariness of our Savior carrying His cross. All of us, apprehensive about the future, reminded of our vulnerability, cloistered from family, friends, neighbors, and parishes, missing Mass and the sacraments a lot, are making our own stations of the cross.  Read more…

 

Message from Cardinal Dolan, April 3, 2020
April 3, 2020
First Friday, Season of Lent
Dear Family of the Archdiocese of New York,
 
Things have been developing and changing rapidly during this coronavirus outbreak. Might I catch up with you on a few things?   Read More…
 

 
 
We will have a live stream of holy week services on Facebook – St. Charles Staten Island  
 
April 5, Palm Sunday:         Palm Sunday Mass will be on Facebook at 12 Noon
………………………………………….(palms will NOT be distributed on Palm Sunday).  
 
April 9, Holy Thursday:      Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 PM  
April 10, Good Friday:        Passion of the Lord at 3:00 PM 
April 11, Holy Saturday:    Easter Vigil at 8:00 PM 
April 12, Easter Sunday:    Mass at 12 Noon  
 
 
 

 

Prayer Resources for the Coronavirus Crisis

Acts of Spiritual Communion

Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there
And unite myself wholly to you. 
Never permit me to be separated from you.
Amen.

 

The Archdiocese has announced that First Holy Communions and Confirmations have been postponed until further notice. Also, Palm Sunday Masses, Reconciliation Monday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Masses will not be celebrated publicly in the parishes.

Watch Live!

TV Station: Catholic Faith Network (channel 296 Fios and channel 162/471 Spectrum)

Televised from St. Agnes Cathedral, Mass as 12 noon 

Televised from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Mass at 6:30 pm

TV Station: EWTN 12 noon Mass (on channel 285 FIOS and channel 460 Spectrum)

 


6 Tips for the Mass 

1. No PJ’s – dress up a bit – even if you’re staying in – it changes your mindset. It says “This is important!” Also if you have a crucifix and candles put them on a table nearby.
2. If you love small business – support them- and us – use the WeShare link below.
3. Stand, sit and kneel at the usual times – and do so together as a family – there’s no sports, events or other things to separate you.
4. Pray for the dead – in your family, in this crisis and for the sick and those who tend to them.
5. You’ll know the Communion Hymn well so sing along.
6. Pray “Lord – this stinks – but help me to appreciate the time I have with family, the focus that this time provides, help me take the right steps to control what I can and confidently give over to you what I cannot. Help me never to again take my life, my faith, and my blessings for granted. I resolve to amend my life and ask forgiveness for my faults. Amen”

 


 
 

Parish Events 

 

In light of the continued concern surrounding the coronavirus, and the advice of medical experts, all Masses in the Archdiocese of New York are canceled.

Please pray for all who are ill with this virus and for the well being of our country and the world.

Church will be open for private prayer every day from 8-12 noon.

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