Family Tree Order Form

Don’t forget – you can still purchase a spot on our family tree. Complete the order form below and submit it to the parish office.

(It may be easiest to right-click the order form and save it separately before printing.)

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Updates from the CWL

Visit the CWL page for the June newsletter and other updates.

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Letter from Fr. Marc re: Mass

To Parishioners of St. Charles,

After this Long Lent of 2020, I come to you all with great news that we will be resuming the celebration of Mass!! Please understand that this is not a complete return to the way it was before the Pandemic. Hopefully that will come soon, but for now we are slowly reopening so that we can joyfully and safely celebrate the Mass and receive communion.

The Archbishop is still dispensing us from our Sunday Obligation,  which means the Obligation to attend mass on Sunday. We should find ways to continue to keep the Lord’s Day Holy. Some suggestions I would make are: attending the St. Charles Livestream mass on Sundays at 11am and/or read the Word of God, and/ or pray the Rosary as a Family and/or some other pious activity. The Lord Jesus rose from the dead on Sunday, so when we come together, even in a small way to honor that, we honor His day, the Lord’s Day.

This also means, that if you are older, have compromised health, or you are just not ready to come to mass, you do not need nor should feel obligated to come at this time. You are welcome to come but you need to decide for yourself. Please remember that you come at your own risk and you should do what you need to be safe and healthy. Know that we are abiding by high standards to keep our church and masses safe and sanitized.

So with that in mind, we will only have 50 people maximum that will be allowed to be at a Mass at any one time. This means that in order to provide an opportunity to provide mass for the greatest number of people we have scheduled multiple daily mass times and extra weekend mass times. (Please note: these mass times will change over time to meet the needs of our parishioners. Please watch the parish website for the most current mass times). This means we cannot just show up for mass. In order to be fair to everyone and keep it orderly, we are asking everyone to call or email the parish to book a mass time for you and your family. Please be patient and we will find a time for you and your family to attend mass.

Also how we arrive and do mass will be a little different than what you may be used to. We ask everyone to bring their own masks. You do not have to wear them all the time if you physically distance, but you will have to wear them when you receive communion. We ask everyone to arrive early because the Church doors will only be open half an hour before mass and will be locked when mass begins. That way we do not accidently go over our 50 person limit.

When you enter the Church you will be asked some medical screening questions. Are you sick? Have you traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days? Basically, if you are sick please do not come until you are better. Call and we will rebook you at another mass. This whole effort is to keep everyone healthy both physically and spiritually. We are working hard to make sure our Church is sanitized after every mass and we have sanitizing stations all throughout the Church.

We look forward to having you back and may the Lord bless you all with a hunger for our Eucharistic Lord and may He truly fill you as you receive Him again at mass.

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March 2020 Letter from the Archbishop

Please read this letter from Archbishop Smith that was sent in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Prayer in times of need

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This Week and Upcoming Events

URGENT –  MASSES CANCELLED

Dear Parishioners:

Effective immediately, in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Archbishop has cancelled and/or postponed all church functions: all classes, meetings, most sacraments, and all Saturday/Sunday Masses

St. Charles church will remain open during office hours (9 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday) in order for you to:

  • Come in and pray
  • Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Drop off your Sunday envelopes

As always, please use the office doors; the church doors will remain locked.

If you or someone you know needs the Sacrament of the Sick after hours, please call Fr. Marc or Fr. Robert at our emergency number: 780-907-7964

During this time of social isolation, we wish to offer the following ways to nourish your faith:

  • Watch a livestream of the mass: on Salt+Light TV or Vision TV, or online at dailytvmass.com/daily-tv-mass. The Archdiocese will livestream Sunday mass at 10:30 a.m. from St. Joseph’s Basilica. This can be accessed at Grandin Media Livestream or via Facebook.
  • Make a Spiritual Communion:

“My Jesus, I believe that You are in the Blessed Sacrament.  I love You above all things, and I long for you in my soul.  Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.  As though You have already come, I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You.  Never permit me to be separated from You.”

  • Send us your prayer intentions.  You can phone them into us, or email us.  Fr. Marc and Fr. Robert will pray for your intentions at their private masses.
  •  Check in on those around you.  Do you know of a parishioner or neighbour who is often isolated and for whom this time is even a greater burden?  Phone them, buy their groceries, give them some encouragement.
  • Pray the Rosary together as a family.  Our Lady, Health of Christians, pray for us.  The Rosary is a great tool against spiritual and physical ills.
  •  Come to the church and pray.  Even though public mass is cancelled, the church is open during business hours; you may come and make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament.
  • Send us selfies by email of you and your family praying together.  We can post them on our web page.
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CWL – Lenten Resources

Diocesan Spiritual Development Chair Message

Lenten Solidarity Calendar

Reflections on:

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Family Day Hayride

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Website Update – Feb 2020

We had some technical issues with the St. Charles website which resulted in a loss of much of the content that was on the site. We are working to restore things – thank you for your patience!

Please contact the parish office if you would like to request website updates for any groups or ministries of which you are a member.

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