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As of March 18, 2020 St. Charles Borromeo Church will be open only for
Private Prayer at these times:

Sunday: 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday–Friday 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Fatima Church and Chapel will remain closed until Further Notice


Monday: 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:15 – 7:45 a.m.
Friday: 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30–9:00 a.m. & 4:00-4:45 p.m.


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

Father Forlano will be live streaming  Mass daily on our Parish Facebook Page

Click here to view Father Forlano’s live stream of Mass on YouTube (10am English 12pm Spanish)

Click to Donate to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Annual Appeal

Click here for Spanish Video


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

  • Dear Parish Family, Friends, and Visitors to St. Charles, - On March 17, Archbishop Nelson Pérez, in response to the growing concern over the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the directives of government and health officials, announced the suspension of all public Masses in the Archdiocese effective Wednesday, March 18 until further notice. Following the guidance of the Archdiocese and the directives of State and local Health Departments, to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus and to protect the health and well-being of our community, all parish activities, meetings, devotions, and office appointments have been suspended. This suspension of activities will last through at least April 6 and be… … Continue Reading…
  • Querida familia de la parroquia, amigos y visitantes de St. Charles: - El 17 de marzo, el Arzobispo Nelson Pérez, en respuesta a la creciente preocupación por la propagación del Coronavirus (COVID-19) y las directivas del gobierno y los funcionarios de salud, anunció la suspensión de todas las Misas públicas en la Arquidiócesis a partir del miércoles 18 de marzo hasta nuevo aviso. Siguiendo la guía de la Arquidiócesis y las directivas de los departamentos de salud estatales y locales, para mitigar la propagación del coronavirus y proteger la salud y el bienestar de nuestra comunidad, todas las actividades parroquiales, reuniones, devociones y nombramientos de oficina han sido suspendidos. Esta suspensión de… … Continue Reading…

Fr. Forlano

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News & Updates

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…

The Power of Faith and Hope in a Time of Uncertainty: A Virtual Lenten Retreat, starts Monday March 30, 2020

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Announces The Launch Of “The Power Of Faith And Hope In A Time Of Uncertainty: A Virtual Lenten Retreat” (Para ver el video del lanzamiento de…

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

FORMED: Family Movie Night/Noche de Películas en Familia

    Dear St. Charles Family and Friends,  In this time when most of us must “stay at home” and are faced with much uncertainty and a constant barrage of…

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…

Spiritual Message to the Faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia/Mensaje espiritual para los fieles de la Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia (March 18, 2020)

English Video: Dear Brother, Priests and Deacons, The pastoral and temporal response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve as this public health matter…

11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass Live-streamed from the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul

The faithful are encouraged to participate by livestream accessible at, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Facebook page ( and website (, and through Archbishop Perez’s Facebook page ( The Sunday 11 a.m. Mass…

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…

Works of Mercy cancellation – Cancelación de Obras de Misericordia

Dear Parents/Guardian, As per an announcement by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, all extra-curricular activities have been suspended until March 27th. This includes the Works of Mercy event scheduled for tomorrow,…

ROSARY CAMPAIGN for an end to the Coronavirus – CAMPAÑA DEL ROSARIO por el fin del Virus Corona

“…there is no problem, as difficult as it may be, that we cannot resolve at this time by praying the Holy Rosary.” – Sr. Lucia of Fatima FLYER:           Rosary-Campaign-March-2020 ENGLISH…

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…


There is no BINGO from March 13 through March 28. Please check the website for further updates.

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…

Family Center: “Rediscover the Saints” by Matthew Kelly – Book Discussion Registration

Spring 2020 Learn from the Saints. those great role-models for living the gospel, how to change ourselves, our lives and thus transform the world. These timeless heroes can teach us…

CRS Rice Bowl Announcement

During Lent, We look for ways to increase our prayer, almsgiving and sacrifice throughout our Lenten journey, I would like to suggest a wholehearted participation in Catholic Relief Services (CRS)…

Volunteers Needed for CCD Program / Se necesitan voluntarios para el programa de Catecismo
CRS Rice Bowl – Encounter Lent

Join our faith community—and more than 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl . During the 40 days of Lent, we will…

Women’s Discovery Group

Are you looking for a way to spend some extra time focusing on your faith this Lent? Rediscover your friendship with God while making a few new friends within your parish community.…

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,…

Fast and Abstinence and other Acts of Penance for Lent 2020 – Ayuno y abstinencia y otros actos de penitencia para la Cuaresma 2020

Fast and Abstinence and other Acts of Penance for Lent 2020 The Bishops of the United States prescribe, as minimal obligation, that all persons who are fourteen years of age…

You are called to Holiness Conference and Day of Recollection

Please join us for the You Are Called to Holiness Conference and Day of Recollection at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. Registration starts at 8 am, and…

Saint Charles Borromeo Parish Financial Report – November 2019

On behalf of our pastor, Fr. Forlano, the finance committee of St. Charles Borromeo Parish would like to update the parishioners on the financial status of our Parish. It is…

Reporte Financiero de la Parroquia San Carlos Borromeo – Noviembre 2019

En nombre de nuestro pastor, P. Forlano, el comité de finanzas de la parroquia San Carlos Borromeo desea informar a los feligreses sobre el estado financiero de nuestra parroquia. Nuestra…

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.

Legion of Mary

We invite you to investigate the Legion of Mary Apostolate. Come to our meeting Tuesday night at 6:00 PM in the Saint Charles Rectory. Find out if Our Lord and His Blessed Mother may be calling you to a closer relationship. There is a three month probationary period before you make any decision. Call Beth for information at 215-638-7543 and leave a message.

Miraculous Medal Novena

Starting Saturday, January 5, 2019, the Novena Prayers to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal will take place on Saturday mornings following the 8:00 AM Mass. The Sacrament of Reconciliation…

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…


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 Edward Brous, Gloria Coverdale, Mark Bergmaier, Ava Reeves, Alice Vasy, Frank Huber, Owen McGovern, Katie Grafton, Dick Bolinski, and Dottie Dunosky.

We also pray that those who have died will dwell forever in the Kingdom of heaven, especially, Thomas Gabriele and Sr. Loretta William Fitzpatrick, IHM.

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 Mary Salmon (

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

Adoration at Our Lady of Fatima Chapel

Daily: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
2913 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020

Please consider getting closer to Jesus and helping the Adoration Chapel as a regular or substitute Adorer.

If you need anything, contact Dot Kochis at 215-639-5106.

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


2913 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020

The Center, a collaborative project of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and St. Mary Medical Center, serves the Latino and immigrant communities with many helpful resources.

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