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Guidelines for Returning to Mass

Returning to Mass – Video in English

Pautas para Regresar a Misa

Regresando a Misa – Video en Español

Hymns and Readings for Mass – October 25, 2020

Cantos y Lecturas de la Misa – 25 de octubre de 2020 







Father Forlano is live streaming Mass daily on our Parish Facebook Page (click here).

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St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Appeal 2020




Across the US, Vocation Awareness Week 2020 will be celebrated from November 1-7th. This annual week-long celebration is designed to raise awareness of, and promote vocations to, the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life. During Vocation Awareness Week, the Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood invites you to pray for those men and women in formation, as well as for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Visit  


Mass Schedule at St. Charles Borromeo Church
Horario de Misa en la Iglesia San Carlos Borromeo

Since Saturday/Sábado (Vigil Mass): 5:00 p.m English
Sunday/Domingo: 7:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m English, 12:00 p.m. Spanish
Monday/Lunes – Friday/Viernes: 6:45 a.m. English
Saturday/Sábado:  8:00 a.m. English with Miraculous Medal Novena

The faithful may enter the church a half hour before the time of the scheduled Masses. The church will begin to be cleaned 15 minutes after the Mass is ended.
Los fieles podrán ingresar a la iglesia 30 minutos antes de la misa. 15 minutos después de concluir la misa, comenzará  la limpieza.

St. Charles Borromeo Church will be open only for private prayer during these hours:
La Iglesia de San Carlos Borromeo estará abierta solo para la oración privada durante estas horas:

Monday and Thursday/ Lunes y Jueves: 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Friday/Martes y Viernes: 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday/Miércoles: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday/Sábado: 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Fatima Church and Chapel remain closed until Further Notice


Monday/Lunes: 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. & 4:00 – 4:45 p.m
Sunday/Domingo: 11:30 a.m


We humbly thank you for your continued support of the Church and the parish.

E-mail the Parish Office

Contact the Parish Office at 215-638-3625 to arrange a pastoral visit for the sick.
For after-hours ministry to the dying and in an emergency, call 215-638-3650.


Message from the Pastor

  • Annual Forty Hours Celebration - Dear Friends in Christ, The parish celebration of Forty Hours, Sunday, November 1 through Tuesday, November 3, is a time when the parish takes a mini-retreat, slows down, and comes together in prayer before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament to reflect on the gift of the Lord’s presence among us, to thank him for the many blessings received, and to entrust our lives and work more fully to him. This year, this time of prayer is especially needed as we continue to struggle with the Coronavirus pandemic and our nation holds a general election on November 3, 2020. I… … Continue Reading…
  • Celebración Anual de las Cuarenta Horas - Mis queridos hermanos en Cristo, La celebración parroquial de las “Cuarenta Horas”, desde el domingo 1 de noviembre hasta el martes 3 de noviembre, es un momento en el que la parroquia toma un mini retiro, se desacelera y se reúne en oración ante Nuestro Señor en el Santísimo Sacramento para reflexionar sobre el don de la presencia del Señor entre nosotros, para agradecerle las muchas bendiciones recibidas, y para confiarle nuestra vida y obra más plenamente. En este año, este tiempo de oración es especialmente necesario a medida que continuamos luchando contra la pandemia del coronavirus y nuestra nación… … Continue Reading…

Fr. Forlano

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News & Updates

National Vocation Awareness Week

National Vocation Awareness Week, November 1st-7th, is a time to contemplate that God faithfully calls men to the priesthood and men and women to the religious life. With St. Maria…

Nutritional Development Services Hosts Online Food Drive through October 23rd as Part of Hunger Action Month/Opportunities to Donate Online

Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) is hosting an online Peanut Butter and Jelly (PB&J) Drive to enable broad and meaningful participation in Hunger Action Month. Hunger…

Mary’s Cupboard – Food pantry

Mary’s Cupboard, a food pantry, is pleased to announce that we are back to our old schedule in helping families that are in need of food. We are open 3…

Legal Screenings Bensalem/ Evaluaciones Legales en Bensalem
Mass Cards are Available/Las tarjetas de Intenciones de Misa están disponibles

We are not taking “announced intentions” with set dates until we are able to return to the full Mass schedule to ensure that all intentions already scheduled can be satisfied.…

The St. Charles Reopening Team Needs Your Help

As we  continue to expand the Mass schedule which will include the 5:00 p.m. Vigil    Mass   starting  July 18, we  will  need  more volunteers to assist with greeting, coordinating the…

Angels of the Faith/Ángeles de Fe


Vacations – Bible School/ Vacaciones – Escuela Bíblica


Faith Formation Program – News and Updates / Programa de Formación de Fe – Noticias

Thank you! After 45 years as a catechist for St. Charles, Helene Boyle is retiring from teaching. We appreciate all she has brought to the program and all she has…

Faith Formation Program: Letter to Parents

St. Charles Borromeo        Office of Faith Formation  April  30, 2020   Dear Parents/Guardians, As I write this, we are in week 7 of the Stay at Home order. The catechists,…

Oficina de Formación de Fe: Carta para los Padres

St. Charles Borromeo Office of Faith Formation 30 Abril  2020   Estimados  padres/ tutores, Mientras escribo esto, estamos en la semana 7 del pedido ” Quédese en Casa”. Los catequistas,…

Food Assistance is Available/Alimentos Disponibles

Through the generosity of parishioners donating to our Food Pantry and an association of local business leaders, short-term food assistance is available for families impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.  Please…

The annual collection to support the Shrines in the Holy Land has been transferred
Línea de Oración en Español – Spanish Prayer Line

Línea de Oración – 1-866-399-8027 Grupos y feligreses de la parroquia puedan reunirse por teléfono durante este tiempo de distancia social. Un número para llamadas de conferencia ha sido establecido…

Catholic Resources for your Kids!
Be a Missionary at Home

Message from Faith Formation to CCD students. Please click to see more information:…/2…/03/Be-Missionary-at-Home.pdf

Digital Version of St. Charles Borromeo Bulletin / Versión Digital del Boletín de San Carlos

The bulletin is the center of our parish communication, and we want to keep you informed. We are now offering to send you the parish bulletin directly to your email…

Faith Formation Lessons/Lecciones de Formación de Fe

       St. Charles Borromeo          Office of Faith Formation                                                                                                                         March 17, 2020 Dear Parents, I hope this letter finds you all well and coping with this ever changing…

When Should You Make an Act of Spiritual Communion? / ¿Cuándo hacer un Acto de Comunión Espiritual?

The most common occasion for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when we cannot fulfill our obligation to attend Mass on a Sunday or Holy Day of Obligation, whether…

MAGNIFICAT provides free access to online version to help people pray from home.

Dear MAGNIFICAT Family, During these difficult times, we all continue to look for ways to remain close to Jesus, his Blessed Mother, and his Church. In addition to its online…

Prayer for Protection in Time of Pandemic.- Prayer composed by Pope Francis seeks Our Lady’s Intercession

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, the supreme chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, has asked his parishioners, members of the Knights and others to join in…

Pope offers prayer to Virgin Mary for Protection about Coronavirus – Papa ofrece una oración a María para Protección contra el Virus Corona

Pope Francis composes a prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick, to implore her protection during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic: O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as…

Declaración del Arzobispo Nelson J. Pérez sobre la dispensación de la obligación de asistir a la misa dominical

Con vigencia inmediata, y hasta nuevo aviso, en unión con los Obispos de Pensilvania, he dispensado a los fieles de la Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia de la obligación de asistir a…

Statement Of Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Regarding Dispensation From The Obligation To Attend Sunday Mass

Effective immediately, and until further notice, in union with the Bishops of Pennsylvania, I have dispensed the faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Despite…

Saint Charles Women’s Club Trip – Club de Mujeres de la Parroquia San Carlos

  Great Lakes/Giant Falls, New York & Canada, October 10 to 13, 2020 – Cost $614 pp. For more information please call Barbara or Rita at 267-722-8348 Grandioso Lago y…

Volunteers Needed for CCD Program / Se necesitan voluntarios para el programa de Catecismo
Welcome the Blessed Mother into your Home

A “Pilgrim Virgin” statue of Our Lady of Fatima is traveling to homes in the parish community. This is a great opportunity to foster devotion to Mary, pray for peace,…

School Transfer Grants

Tuition Grants Available to New Students to St. Charles Borromeo School

You Have Something to Offer . . . and our Faith Formation students need you!

We are looking for volunteers to help with our Faith Formation classes. There is a need for teachers, aides and support staff. Please open this post for additional information.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Could you not keep watch with me for one hour? (cf Mt. 26:40). Our Lord invites us to spend time with him. Please open this post for additional information regarding adoration opportunities.

Help for the Needy

Containers are at the doors of the church for donations of nonperishable items. Please contact the Parish Office if you’re in need.

Feed the Hungry

Make your best casserole the third Tuesday of each month for Saint John’s Hospice!

Lunch Monitors at School Needed

Lunch Monitors are needed for a few grades this school year. *Must have proper clearances on file* Please consider donating a few hours of your time during the hours of…

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Prayers for the Sick and the Deceased

We ask that you keep in mind all our sick friends from our parish in need of our prayers, especially Gloria Coverdale and Toni Kovolisky.

We also pray that those who have died will dwell forever in the Kingdom of heaven, especially Caroline A. Anastasia and Rosie Parmigiani.

Please Note: We will keep the names of the sick in the church bulletin for 4 weeks.  To add a name to the sick list, please call the Parish Office (215-638-3625) or email Isabel Jaramillo (

This is the way we can easily overcome the countless difficulties we have to face day after day, which, after all, are part of our work: in meditation we find the strength to bring Christ. – St. Charles Borromeo

During inclement weather, always check the website for announcements of the closing and reopening of the Chapel.


If we wish to make any progress in the service of God we must begin every day of our life with new eagerness. We must keep ourselves in the presence of God as much as possible and have no other view or end in all our actions but the divine honor. — St. Charles Borromeo 

St. Charles Borromeo,
our holy and fascinating patron,
pray for us!


Let’s pray for each other!


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We humbly thank you for your continued support of the Church and the parish.

Parish Life

Liturgy & Prayer

  • Altar Servers
  • Altar Society
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
  • Holy Rosary Society
  • Hospitality Guild
  • Lectors
  • Legion of Mary
  • Miraculous Medal Novena
  • Music Ministry
  • Ushers


  • Bingo
  • Blood Drive
  • Boy Scouts
  • CYO
  • Feed the Hungry
  • Food Pantry
  • Fútbol (Soccer)
  • Home & School Association
  • Parish Events
  • Pro-Life Group
  • Special Needs Basketball
  • Women’s Club


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