Pastor’s Corner – September 23, 2018

Summer is now officially over, and what better way to welcome the Fall than celebrating our Annual Parish Festival!  What began as a way of starting off the school year on a good and happy note with a big faith-family party has become our way of celebrating US, the people...

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Pastor’s Corner – September 16, 2018

            Over the last 2 weekends I have spoken at Mass regarding Catholic Strong, an ambitious, diocesan-wide campaign that seeks to raise $50 million to invigorate, strengthen and expand our efforts as an Apostolic Church.  The word apostle comes from a Greek word meaning, one who is sent.  Sent?  To...

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Pastor’s Corner – August 26, 2018

             Without a doubt the letter from Bishop Sullivan read at all Masses last weekend regarding the abuse of minors and adults by members of the clergy and the poor response to it by bishops was the most difficult I have ever had to read.  I hope I will never...

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Pastor’s Corner – August 19, 2018

              You may have heard about or received another bogus email solicitation purported to be from me asking for help.  Here’s what it looked like: Subject:GOD BLESS YOU (Name) Date:Fri, 10 Aug 2018 08:06:19 -0700 From:Reverend Michael Matveenko B.A, M. Div <frmatveenko@gmail.com> To:(email address) Hello. How are you? I...

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Pastor’s Corner -August 12, 2018

 Last week it was announced that our Holy Father Pope Francis amended an article in the Catechism of the Catholic Church regarding capital punishment.  Where it was formerly stated that capital punishment (i.e. the execution of criminals) was acceptable in certain extreme cases, now it is forbidden under any circumstance...

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Pastor’s Corner – May 27, 2018

Memorial Day weekend signals the start of the vacation season, or what used to be vacation season!  It seems ever since Disney World opened, vacation season is year-round!  It isn’t quite summer yet, but it IS a prelude to all that summer, my favorite time of the year, is about. ...

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Pastor’s Corner – May 20, 2018

The Pastor’s Corner   As we celebrate Pentecost this weekend, we should invoke the guidance of the Holy Spirit upon our state legislators and us, their constituents, as they consider the proposed “Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act” (A1504).  Obviously our hearts must be moved with compassion for...

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Pastor’s Corner – May 13, 2018

Happy Mothers’ Day to all of our beloved Mothers, Grandmothers, Godmothers, and ALL women who nurture the precious and sacred gift of life!  We honor you for your many sacrifices of love on behalf of your families, communities and the entire human race! Be sure to do something special for...

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SCB on YouTube

Saint Charles has a YouTube channel where you can find Parish videos on: Adult Faith Formation topics Parish Life Community Celebrations Find the link under “About Us” and look for SCB YouTube

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Pastor’s Corner – May 6, 2018

The Pastor’s Corner Ah, the merry, merry month of May!  Although we’re halfway through the season, Spring has finally sprung, weather-wise.  The sun shines warm and bright, everything is in bloom, and the church grounds are alive with the songs of birds and the arrival of new life.  Several fawns...

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