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A Song for Your Soul?

For several years, I developed Scripture Stumpers – the various word puzzles based on the Bible. My hope was that, in a fun way, they would engage readers in the stories, testimonies, and parables that God uses to reveal Himself and His plan for us. I hope they did so. But early this year, after writing 200 of them, I decided to take a break from the Scripture Stumpers. I would like to see them published some day, but that’s another project.

All parish ministries and groups have been asked to begin meetings with prayer and faith storytelling and Fr. Mike encourages us to seek ways to help our parishioners have a closer relationship with the Lord, even trying new avenues to do so. With this in mind, I’m introducing “A Song for Your Soul”.


Music helps us feel and express emotion. It makes us joyful, want to dance, cry, and reflect.  Music is an integral part of Catholic liturgy, prayer and devotion. Once a month, with “A Song for Your Soul”, we’ll provide a link to a song along with a few words for background and reflection. It is our hope that the “Song for Your Soul” will help you experience a closeness to God by bringing out the same emotions that our favorite secular songs do.

Deacon Larry      

Mass and Devotions Update June 15, 2020

Below is our Parish Update starting today, June 15, 2020: We continue to provide the following Live Stream Devotions and Liturgies in our website and Facebook: Weekend Masses: Sat (Vigil) 4:30PM followed by Communion in Siena Hall at 6PM. Sun, 9AM followed by communion in Siena Hall at 10:30AM. Daily...

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Phase 2 Update

This memo was sent out to all Parishioners of St. Charles through email or mail this weekend to inform our Parishioners of the upcoming progress for “Phase 2”. June 3, 2020 Dear Parishioners, As you know we are anticipating Governor Murphy’s partial relaxation of social restrictions put in place in...

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The Ascension of the Lord

For this year, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord will be celebrated on Sunday, May 24, replacing the Seventh Sunday of Easter. Join us for our LIVE Mass (Saturday at 4:30PM or Sunday at 9AM) here in our website or  find us in Facebook: St Charles Borromeo Live...

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Church Steps Improvements

While everyone’s away, work is being done to replace the cracked, broken and out-of-code concrete steps on 3 sides of the church.  This work is being done thanks to your generosity to our Catholic Strong campaign.  Thanks for your outstanding generosity!

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Parish Update 042320

We continue to provide the following Live Stream Devotions and Liturgies in our website and Facebook: Sat Mass (Vigil), 4:30PM Sunday Mass at 9AM Daily Mass at 9AM (Mon to Fri) Mon & Wed, 3PM – Divine Mercy Chaplet Tues & Thurs, 3PM – Rosary Holy Hour Friday at 3PM...

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Divine Mercy Sunday

Join us for the Live Steaming of the Solemn Celebration of the Divine Mercy Sunday at 3:00 PM on April 19, 2020 with Fr. Sanjai Devis. We will have the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Reflection and the Benediction. Join us in Facebook: 
St Charles Borromeo Live...

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