St. Charles Church, Oakwood Heights, Staten Island

RETREAT – Coming Home to Church in the New Year
January 22nd and 23rd.  Al Barbarino will be with us and will sing and speak at all Masses and will give a special presentation on Sunday at 2:30 PM.  “Do You Think We Need More GOD in 2022?”  “Did You Include GOD In Your New Year Resolutions?” 
Al Barbarino is a Lay Franciscan with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, (Fr. Benedict Groeschel’s Community) and is a member of the Knights of Columbus.  Through the years in this apostolate, he has recorded CDs/Videos and traveled around the world.  He speaks on our faith in a most practical, everyday level.  Through all the support of his recordings, he helps the Franciscans at their homeless shelters, Croatian Relief (International Outreach) and for the poor, wherever he sings.  His recordings will be available.  Al has worked in the NYC prisons for incarcerated youth as a counselor.  He has many stories to share!


St. Charles Parish is proud to announce that we are re-establishing the Teen Club.  the mission of the club will be to develop strong leaders and lasting friendships, while servicing the community.  The Club is open to all students/ parishioners from Grades 6 and up.  The Club will meet the 2nd Saturday of every month after the 5:30 PM Mass.  Fr. Pat is the moderator of the club and Joe and Louise Kroczynski will co-chair the Club.  If your child is interested, please call the rectory.


Our next St. Joseph’s Workshop will be on Monday, February 7th at 7:00 pm in the Church. 

The monthly event has 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.  

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!


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January 22nd and 23rd – 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



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 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.


The new mask mandate requires that we wear masks while attending church. Thank you for your cooperation and respecting the health and well-being of our neighbors.

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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.











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