St. Charles Church, Oakwood Heights, Staten Island

INSTALLATION OF OUR PASTOR
 
All Parishioners are invited to the Installation of Fr. Patrick F. Buckley
as Pastor of St. Charles Church on Sunday, October 3rd at 1:15 PM Mass. 
 
Reception to follow in the school gymnasium – entrance on Peter Avenue. 
 
 
FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
 
We will have our annual animal blessing on Saturday, October 2nd in the schoolyard next to the church at 1:00 PM.  Many people bring their pets to the church to be blessed on St. Francis’ feast day because of his love for animals as expressed in his Canticle of Creatures. 
 
Please join us if you have a pet that you would like to be blessed. 
 
 

40 Days for Life

Want to be part of saving lives? 
 
All it takes is your prayers and presence.  40 Day for LIfe is a life-saving prayer campaign that will be held September 2 – October 31.  40 Days for Life is a peaceful initiative consisting of 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and educational outreach with the goal of protecting mothers and their children from abortion.  More than 18,000 children have been saved from abortion during 40 Days for Life campaigns. 
 
To learn more, visit:  www.40daysforlife.com or email 40dayssi@gmail.com
 

FLOCKNOTE

Click here to sign up for Flocknote, St. Charles’ new tool to keep our parishioners informed of parish events, Archdiocesan announcements, etc.  This is a great opportunity for you to get plugged into things going on in our parish and to increase engagement here in our community. Sign up today!

2022 MASS BOOK IS NOW OPEN

Our 2022 Mass book is now open.  If you would like to have  Mass said for a loved one, please come to the rectory for arrangements. 

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the church Monday through Friday immediately following the 12 noon Mass until 5:00 PM.  Benediction will take place at the conclusion of adoration.

CARDINAL’S APPEAL UPDATE

We are almost there!  We need your participation to reach our goal of $120,000.  So far we have reached  90%.  Please consider making your donation today.

NEW PROTOCOLS FOR MASS

If you are not yet comfortable with the eased mask requirements, we have sectioned off part of the church (section nearest the tabernacle) for those who wish to continue to wear a mask and maintain 6 feet social distancing.  Everyone who sits in this section MUST wear a mask.  Those who wish to receive Holy Communion on the tongue are asked to come up at the end of Communion.  Thank you for being good neighbors and helping keep everyone safe.
 

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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.