St. Charles Church, Oakwood Heights, Staten Island

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
 

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a holy day of obligation. 

Masses will be celebrated on

Tuesday evening, December 7th at 7:30 PM and

Wednesday, December 8th at 8:30 AM, 12 Noon and 6:00 PM (Family Mass).

 
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
 
Our Annual Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, December 19th at 2:30 PM in the Church. 
 
The program will include classical, contemporary, gospel and traditional Christmas music.  Children from our third grade class will present the Living Nativity.  There will be a tree lighting ceremony on the church grounds following the concert.  Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. 
 
There is no admission charge for this event.  All are welcome!
 
RECONCILIATION MONDAY
 
Will take place on Monday, December 20th from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 
Find peace through forgiveness on this day.
 
 
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
 
Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24th
4:00 PM in the auditorium
4:30 PM in the church
6:00 PM in the church
 
Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25th
8:15 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, 12 Noon and 1:15 PM.
 
 
 

33 DAYS TO MORNING GLORY
 
Be part of a nationwide consecration to Mary which will begin here at St. Charles on November 5th and end on December 8th.  “33 Days to Morning Glory” booklets can be found on www.mercythroughmary.com which will guide you with prayers for 33 days in preparation for Marian Consecration.  On the 33rd Day, December 8th, we will have a special consecration, which will include enrollment in the brown scapular, after the 12 noon Mass in the Church. 

 

ST. JOSEPH’S WORKSHOP

Our first St. Joseph’s Workshop will take place on Monday, December 6th at 7:00 pm in the Church.    

The monthly event will have a holy hour of Eucharistic Adoration with the praying of the rosary and confession will be available, a presentation on different aspects of our faith, distribution of free sacramentals (medals, holy water, etc.), and time to share food and laughter.  Details about the first meeting to be announced soon – stay tuned! 

This workshop is our way of continuing to grow in the blessings from the Year of St. Joseph and promises to be life changing.  You won’t want to miss out!

GIVING TREE
 
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 12th. 
 
May God bless you for your kindness to others during the Christmas season.
 

JESSE TREE

Our Seventh Grade Confirmation class will decorate the Church vestibule with a Jesse Tree. 

Please pray for our confirmandi as they prepare for their Confirmation in the Spring.

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!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
 
January 8th and 9th – Christmas Season Retreat – Al Barbarino
Coming Home to Church in the New Year
 
March 26th – March 31st – Lenten Retreat – Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
Strengthening Our Relationship with God and Family

 

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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