8th Annual Christmas Wreath Drive – December 3/4
St. Charles Cheerleaders are selling wreaths this weekend outside church. This year the proceeds will be donated to Good Counsel Homes which is an organization that provides support to mothers and babies in crisis situations. The wreaths are 22” fully decorated and are $25.00. Pre-ordered wreaths can be picked up in the yard next to the rectory on Clawson Street after the Saturday evening Masses and between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Sunday.
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION – DECEMBER 8
December 8th, Thursday, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation.
Masses will be celebrated on Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM and on Thursday at 8:30 AM, 12 Noon and 6:00 PM (Family Mass).
Once again we are asking you to purchase gift cards which will be given to families in need for Christmas. If possible, purchase the cards in the amount of $20.00 and place them in the box in front of the altar. Gift cards for J. C. Penney, Target, Stop N Shop, Shop Rite, Kohls, Macy’s or Visa Cards would be greatly appreciated.
Please return the cards by December 11th. May God bless you for your kindness to others during the Christmas season.
Our 41st Annual Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, December 11th at 2:30 PM in the Church. The program will include classical, contemporary, gospel and traditional Christmas music.
There is no admission charge for this event. All are welcome!
ST. JOSEPH’S WORKSHOP
The St. Joseph’s Workshop meets on the first Monday of every month at 7 pm in the Church. The next meeting will be on Monday, December 5th.
This workshop is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our Catholic faith. It also allows us to spend more time in prayer and faith sharing. Coffee and refreshments will be served after the workshop. Mark your calendars. All are welcome!
Calling all Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grade Young Leaders!
All students looking to learn about their Catholic faith and leadership are welcome!
LENTEN RETREAT – MARCH 13th – March 15th
Fr. Richard Veras will conduct our Lenten Retreat.
Fr. Veras has served as parochial vicar in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Bronx, and in St. Joseph-St. Thomas Church on Staten Island. He was the pastor of St. Rita’s Church on Staten Island. He taught Religion at Archbishop Stepinac High School and St. Joseph by the Sea High School.
He is currently the Director of Pastoral Formation at St. Joseph’s Seminary. Fr. Veras is the Chaplain for the Lay Ecclesial Movement: Communion and Liberation. He is also a regular contributor to Magnificat magazine.
More details to come.
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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.
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