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Father Forlano is live streaming Mass daily on our

Parish Facebook Page (click here), and daily night prayer at 9pm (Spanish).

                                                                                                          Spanish Hymns 5/31/2020                                            English Hymns 5/31/2020

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Let us remember all those who have asked for our prayers especially the sick and suffering of our parish

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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 6:30 p.m.
Monday–Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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

Please note, until the suspension of public Mass is lifted, the church will be closed temporarily during the time when when Fr. Forlano is celebrating Mass in the church privately.  During the week, the church will be closed between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m.; on Sunday, between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m

Confessions

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

Giving

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.

PARISH BULLETINS   FR. FORLANO’S HOMILIES   DAILY READINGS

 

Message from the Pastor

  • Staying Connected to St. Charles – 7th Sunday of Easter - +m Dear St. Charles Family and All Friends in Christ, I’ve heard on many different occasions when working with engaged couples how the man proposed to his girlfriend at the place they first met, for example, on their college campus or at the shore.  It is a common occurrence that a couple will go back to the restaurant or place where they had their first date when they celebrate their anniversary.  It is not uncommon also for the couple to go back to the church they were married in to celebrate the baptism of their first child.  Certain places have… … Continue Reading…
  • Mantenerse conectado con San Carlos – Domingo de Pentecostés – 31 de mayo de 2020 - Querida familia de San Carlos y todos los amigos en Cristo: En su carta de Pentecostés a todos los fieles de la Arquidiócesis, el arzobispo Pérez describió a Pentecostés como una nueva "apertura": "la apertura de cada miembro de la Iglesia a un nuevo derramamiento del Espíritu Santo en nuestro medio". Pentecostés, este año para nosotros, dijo el Arzobispo, promete un nuevo nacimiento a la presencia real del Señor Resucitado en su Palabra, en los Sacramentos y en nuestra misión como cristianos bautizados al abrir nuestras iglesias nuevamente para la celebración pública de la Misa. Tengo que compartir con ustedes… … Continue Reading…


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News & Updates

Archbishop Pérez Issues Pastoral Letter on the Occasion of the Solemnity of Pentecost and Calls Us to Come Home to Church
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…

Inscripciones en Formación de Fe: Carta para Padres
Faith Formation Registration: Letter to parents

   

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…

State of Pennsylvania: Vote by Mail

As the June 2 primary approaches, we are all reminded of the importance of performing our civic duty by voting.  This year, the State of Pennsylvania is encouraging people to…

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: https://phillymissions.org/…/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
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,…

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…

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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 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 (mary.salmon@stcharlesbensalem.org).

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.

Patronage

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!

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Let’s pray for each other!

Registration

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.

REGISTER

Giving

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

Community

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

FATIMA CATHOLIC OUTREACH CENTER

215-639-4254
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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