Religious Education and Formation should be an ongoing process throughout one's life. Here at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, we offer many opportunities for all ages for one to grow in their faith and develop a deeper relationship with our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ. We hope that these pages will intrigue you into learning more and becoming an active member of our parish - school community.
Religious Education classes are offered on Sundays after the 10:00 Mass, September through May. They meet in our school classrooms from 11:15 to 12:15. We have classes for 3 yr. olds (potty trained please), 4 yr. olds, and Kindergarten thru 6th grade. We also have a Jr. High Youth Group for 7th & 8th graders who meet at the same time but also have outings and activities outside the classroom.
Vacation Bible School is a 1 week session for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade to learn bible stories in a fun and interactive way. Youth 6th through 12th grade serve as helpers and leaders. This year's VBS is June 29 through July 3 and the theme is SonSpark Labs - Get Ready to Have a Blast!
A "Family Focus" group for parents meets the first Sunday of each month the same time as Religious Ed. Topics vary. A great time for fellowship, community building and learning. During Lent they will discuss the parish's Lenten read: "Living the Mass" all Sundays in March.
Bible Study programs are offered Monday evenings year round and meet 7-9 p.m. in the Parish Center. This group is currently studying "The Bible Timeline" by Ascension Press. Drop ins are always welcome.
We also have a Bible study group that meets on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. with a repeat session on Wednesday morning. They will be studying Mary, a biblical walk with the Blessed Mother beginning Janaury 6 and lasting for 8 weeks.
We also offer special studies or book reads for small Faith Communities during Advent, Lent and throughout the year. Watch the Sunday bulletin or check back here for more info about them
For Families and the Community
The Parish Picnic is a themed summer community event. Normally the latter part of August, it offers fellowship, free food, music and more. Participate in the chocolate chip cookie contest, play BINGO, and have a great time. This year's theme is Island Hospitality.
The ADVENT FESTIVAL is held the first Sunday of Advent. Families come together to make their Advent wreath, pick up devotional materials to prepare for Christmas enjoy food music and crafts for kids. We also have our annual Work of Human Hands sale at this event.
The Religious Art Festival kicks off our Lenten season on Feb. 22 with the display of some of our parish's art collection, or loaned pieces from other communities. Often our very own parishioners have items to display. We also have crafts, food, music and Lenten devotional material - all available for free.