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Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. (English at SCB) and 7:00 p.m. (Spanish at OLF)
Sunday: 7:30 & 10:00 a.m (English) and Noon (Spanish)
Monday–Friday 6:45 a.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.


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

Inmigration course on October 27th


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 Friends in Christ, - Crucial to the work of ongoing renewal within the parish is the role of the Parish Pastoral Council.  The Pastoral Council at St. Charles has been a tremendous support to me in my first year as pastor.  The Pastoral Council’s charge is to bring the views and concerns of the laity to the Pastor and to foster the collaborative responsibility and participation of the lay faithful in the mission of the Church on the parish level.  The Council’s advice and guidance have been indispensable as we have sought to navigate together the changing landscape of parish realities over the past… … Continue Reading…
  • Queridos amigos en Cristo: - Necesitamos nuevos miembros del Consejo Pastoral   Queridos amigos en Cristo:   El rol del Consejo Pastoral Parroquial es crucial para la renovación continua de la parroquia. El Consejo Pastoral de San Carlos ha sido un gran apoyo en mi primer año como pastor. La tarea del Consejo Pastoral es llevar los puntos de vista y preocupaciones de los laicos al Pastor, y fomentar la responsabilidad colaborativa y participación de los fieles laicos en la misión de la Iglesia a nivel parroquial. La orientación y recomendaciones del Consejo han sido indispensables al navegar juntos por el panorama cambiante de las… … Continue Reading…

Fr. Forlano

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News & Updates

Speech given by Jim Logan on October 13 about the new Catholic Social Services initiative to Our Lady of Fatima for immigrants.

Good Evening, As Father mentioned my name is Jim Logan and I am the Director of St. Francis & St. Vincent Homes, one of the programs of Catholic Social Services. …

Discurso realizado por Jim Logan el 13 de octubre del 2019 sobre la nueva iniciativa de Servicios Sociales Católicos en Nuestra Señora de Fátima para Inmigrantes.

Esta es una traducción del texto del discurso que se dio por Jim Logan el 13 de Octubre sobre la iniciativa nueva de Servicios Sociales Católicos a Ntra. Sra. de…

Altar Servers Needed

Any St. Charles parishioner currently enrolled at St. Charles Borromeo School, St. Charles Borromeo Religious Education, or a private Catholic school who is in at least 4th grade and has…

Welcome Faith Formation Students.

  Classes for students grades 1-7 and Teen RCIA are starting on Wednesday September 18. We have an exciting year planned. Join us in prayer as our children learn more…

School Transfer Grants

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

St. Charles Women’s Club Trips

Sight and Sound Theatre, Lancaster: Queen Esther, 4/21/20
Cost is $130.00 per person. Please call Barbara (215-639-9486), Pat (215-639-0924) or Rita (267-722-8348).

Camilla Hall Fall Festival

There will be a bus trip to Camilla Hall for their Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 5, from 9 AM to 4 PM. The bus fee $15.00 per person and will leave from OLF parking lot. Please call Barbara (215-639-9486) or Rita (267-722-8348).

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!


St. Charles Borromeo’s loving Roman Catholic community welcomes you to the parish. Please register with us so that we can provide you with care and help.



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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