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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
601 N. 4th, St. Charles, MO 63301
Parish Vision Statement:
We are the parish that, through our communion with Jesus, guided by the Holy Spirit:
Welcomes all; Celebrates our unity, diversity, and traditions; Uses God’s gifts to
serve and teach others and be the face of Jesus Christ in the Community.
Parish Office:
School Office:
Religious Education Office:
Latino Ministry:
St. Vincent DePaul Society:
Founded 1791
email: [email protected]
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Pastoral Staff:
Father John Reiker, Pastor: [email protected]
Father Bob Menner, Associate Pastor: [email protected]
Father Don Schramm, Senior Associate: [email protected]
Deacon Don McElroy, Deacon
Deacon Fred Haehnel, Deacon
Deacon Jorge Perez, Deacon
Mrs. Silvina Baez, Latino Ministry
Mrs. Becca McCullough, Director of Religious Education
Mrs. Peggy Dupree, Office Manager
Ms. Maria Martinez, Office Secretary
Mrs. Ann Hoffman, School Principal
Mrs. Mary Kutchback, Organist, Pastoral Associate for Seniors
Mrs. Beth Duello, Director of Music
Mrs. Lisa Delicath, Contemporary Youth Choir
Mr. Juan Saldana, el coro
Mr. Sam Plummer, Youth Ministry
Mr. Peter Krasucki, Parish Council Chairperson
Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation:
Saturdays 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. or by appointment
Schedule of Holy Mass
8:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. vigil for Sunday
7:00, 8:30, 10:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. in Spanish
6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
Sacrament of Baptism:
Arrangements made after parental instruction.
Call the parish office for more information.
Sacrament of Matrimony:
Contact the parish office at least six months prior
to wedding to begin preparations
Holy Days of Obligation: watch the bulletin
National Holidays: 9:00 a.m.
Eucharistic Adoration:
Third Mondays, 8:30am to 6:30pm
Parish Office Business Hours
Perpetual Help Devotions:
Tuesdays following the 8:00 a.m. Mass
Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Bulletin deadline: Monday 10:00 a.m.
Parish Hall Rental:
Neal or Pat at 636-949-9722 (gym)
Peggy at 636-946-1893 (café)
[email protected]
We welcome all who come and worship with us. If you wish to join our parish faith family, or have a change in your contact information, kindly complete this form. You can return it to the Rectory, place in in the collection, or give it to a Priest or Deacon.
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Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo!
From the Pastor’s Pen
is the Celebration of Jesus’ Love for each one of us—
How will I grow in my love of Jesus
during this Season of Grace?
Ash Wednesday’s Word of God called us to:
1. Pray—with Scripture and with others, at home and church;
2. Fast—simplify and detach from things;
3. Give Alms—take home a Rice Bowl and calendar and each
family member could contribute money not spent on self or food
or things.
Lenten Prayer Opportunities
Daily Mass—6:30 and 8:00am
Come to our Youth/Family Masses on Sunday, March 8
(TONIGHT) and March 22 at 5:00pm
Stations of the Cross and Benediction every Friday of Lent at
7:00pm. Come for the Fish Fry and join us upstairs after!
“Come pray with me for one hour” - why not commit an hour on
March 16 to pray during Eucharistic Adoration after the 8:00am
Mass until 6:00pm.
Home/Family/Personal/Couple Prayer—take the Five Minutes
with the Word booklet home with you.
Use Rice Bowl prayers (and try the weekly recipes).
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Saturday from
4:00—4:40pm, and on Tuesday, March 31 from 7:00-8:00pm.
Attend Lifeline Adoration with our youth and other parishioners
on the last Thursdays of the month: March 26 from 7:00—
Prayer: Are You Spiritually Healthy?
Key Concepts: Prayer, Mass, Sacraments,
Adoration, Spiritual Development
 To cultivate personal relationships with Jesus Christ
 To foster continual conversion
 To foster discipleship formation
 To teach Catholics how to pray
 To develop prayer routines
 To increase the number attending Mass each Sunday
 To increase participation in the Mass
 To cultivate a proper understanding of the Mass
 To increase the number of individuals going through RCIA
 To increase participation in the Sacrament of Reconciliation
To increase connectedness after celebration of the Sacraments
To increase attendance at Eucharistic Adoration
 Archbishop Carlson’s pastoral letter on spiritual formation,
schools of prayer
 Recommended books and catechetical materials
 Prayer and Mass Journals
 Oremus and A Biblical Walk Through the Mass from Ascension
 The Light is ON for You reconciliation initiative;
 Small faith sharing groups; promotion of Adoration times
2015 Lenten Message of Pope Francis
“Where is your brother?” (Gen 4:9)
All that we have been saying about the universal Church must now
be applied to the life of our parishes and communities. Do these
ecclesial structures enable us to experience being part of one
body? A body which receives and shares what God wishes to
give? A body which acknowledges and cares for its weakest, poorest and most insignificant members? Or do we take refuge in a
universal love that would embrace the whole world, while failing to
see the Lazarus sitting before our closed doors (Lk 16:19-31)?
In order to receive what God gives us and to make it bear abundant
fruit, we need to press beyond the boundaries of the visible Church
in two ways.
In the first place, by uniting ourselves in prayer with the Church in
heaven. The prayers of the Church on earth establish a communion
of mutual service and goodness which reaches up into the sight of
God. Together with the saints who have found their fulfillment in
God, we form part of that communion in which indifference is conquered by love. The Church in heaven is not triumphant because
she has turned her back on the sufferings of the world and rejoices in
splendid isolation. Rather, the saints already joyfully contemplate
the fact that, through Jesus’ death and resurrection, they have triumphed once and for all over indifference, hardness of heart and
hatred. Until this victory of love penetrates the whole world, the
saints continue to accompany us on our pilgrim way. Saint Thérèse
of Lisieux, a Doctor of the Church, expressed her conviction that the
joy in heaven for the victory of crucified love remains incomplete as
long as there is still a single man or woman on earth who suffers and
cries in pain: “I trust fully that I shall not remain idle in heaven: my
desire is to continue to work for the Church and for souls” (Letter
254, July 14, 1897).
No request is too small to be brought to the Lord in prayer. Call us at 928-2970, 946-0993, or e-mail us at [email protected] We will include you in our daily prayers. Your requests will be kept confidential.
Third Sunday of Lent—March 8, 2015
We share in the merits and joy of the saints, even as they share in
our struggles and our longing for peace and reconciliation. Their joy
in the victory of the Risen Christ gives us strength as we strive to
overcome our indifference and hardness of heart.
In the second place, every Christian community is called to go out of
itself and to be engaged in the life of the greater society of which it is
a part, especially with the poor and those who are far away. The
Church is missionary by her very nature; she is not self-enclosed but
sent out to every nation and people.
Her mission is to bear patient witness to the One who desires to
draw all creation and every man and woman to the Father. Her mission is to bring to all a love which cannot remain silent. The Church
follows Jesus Christ along the paths that lead to every man and
woman, to the very ends of the earth cf. Acts 1:9). In each of our
neighbours, then, we must see a brother or sister for whom Christ
died and rose again. What we ourselves have received, we have
received for them as well. Similarly, all that our brothers and sisters
possess is a gift for the Church and for all humanity.
Dear brothers and sisters, how greatly I desire that all those places
where the Church is present, especially our parishes and our com-
munities, may become islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of
(Next week’s reflection: Individual Christians)
Snow Shoveling
God love those who have helped recently: Brian Barteau, Chris
Wayland, Jack Boschert and Mike, and many more I did not see.
I have tried for years to find anyone willing to shovel our steps with
paths to each door before Mass or School begins and not been
Let me know if you or anyone you know is willing to help and be
Spread the Gospel, the Good News
about Jesus and His Borromeo Family!
Your Brother in Jesus,
Father John
The next stop on our CRS Rice Bowl journey is the African nation, Niger, where we’re reminded that life’s joys and challenges are often seasonal. This week we pray for people who struggle to feed their families during the hungry season—
when food is in short supply—and we commit to acting for the common good.
Hungering for a Season of Hope
Life in Niger is ruled by the seasons. There’s the dry season, the hot season, the rainy season—and
the hungry season. The hungry season comes every year, when food supplies run out and prices
rise. Poor families face the difficult choice between feeding their children and meeting other basic
Habibou Alassane, his wife and nine children are farmers in Tourbey, a remote village in Niger. Usually during the hungry season, Habibou had to leave his family and travel—sometimes
very far away—in order to find work. If he didn’t work, his family went hungry.
But this year, for the first time in 15 years, Habibou does not have to leave Tourbey. A Catholic
Relief Services project called Bonbatu hired Habibou and other farmers to dig reservoirs. The work
provides farmers with income, and the reservoir will provide water for crops and livestock and
prepare the fields for planting.
Bonbatu means “I become stronger.” Habibou’s family is stronger. His children are well fed. And his fields are ready for
the planting season.
Catholic Social Teaching: Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers
Jesus spent years working as a carpenter. Work is important and helps people achieve their potential. People must be
paid a fair wage to provide for themselves and their families.
Jesus asks us to work for those in need. How many chores do you have to do this week? GIVE 25¢ TO YOUR crs Rice
Bowl for each one.
Please support the Annual CRS Collection at Mass this weekend.
Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo!
March 13 * March 20 * March 27
Serving from 4:00—7:00pm
Save yourself from fixing dinner and come have fun together!
$10 Adult Meals: Choice of COD (fried or baked) or CATFISH (whole or fillet) - extra fish fillet $4
SIDE DISHES: cole slaw, hush puppies, applesauce, and choice of baked potato or fries
$8 Fish Taco Meal: two tacos (corn or flour
tortilla) served with Spanish rice and 2 sides
All meals served with dessert, tea/lemonade/coffee
All Kids Meals $5: choice of: one slice cheese pizza (extra slice $2) - cod - catfish fillet - fish taco
PLUS: fries and applesauce
Whole Bellacino’s Cheese Pizza $10
Drink Menu: Margaritas $3 - Bud and Bud Light $2 - Soda $1
With our Fish Fries in full swing, we want everyone to remember that all of the awesome desserts that we enjoy
on Fridays are donated by all of our wonderful Borromeo Families! Feel free to prepare as many desserts on as
many Fridays as you would like (and if you want to share the recipe feel free to include recipe cards and we can
include it in the serving or have them at the dessert table to share).
You can drop your dessert off on Friday afternoons in the cafeteria (tree lot entrance).
If you need to make special arrangements, please call
Gretchen Thro 636-940-9386 or send an email to [email protected]
We need YOU! On the parish website,
click "Volunteer Now" under Parish Fish Fries
If you would like to sign up to volunteer on the same night you bring your desserts, that would be wonderful!
Everyone's support is appreciated, and we look forward to seeing you there! Thank you!
Confessions every Saturday: 4:00—4:45pm or call for an appointment: 946-1893
Please pray for our loved ones who are hospitalized or ill, including:
Joyce Mersman, Calvin Kneemiller, Diana Akers,
Elvus Aubuchon, Gordon Mudd, Bob Carey,
Roselia Rodriguez,
Carol Fasching, mother of Becca McCullough,
Virginia Kreuzer, mother of Kathy Anderson,
Luke Kahrhoff, son of SCB teacher Gwynne Karhoff,
and for the intentions on our Borromeo Prayer Tree
and in our Book of Prayers
Homebound, Critically Ill or in the Hospital?
If you are
homebound and wish to receive the Eucharist, or receive a visit
while in the hospital, please call Mary Kutchback at 946-9758
and the parish office at 946-1893.
Prayer of the Week
Sharing the loaves and fishes, You gave us an
image of solidarity with the hungry, O Lord. Sharing yourself in the Bread and Wine, You called all
to the table, O Lord.
Give me the hunger to be a part of the feeding
and the healing of this world. Nourish me with
your Grace, so I may work with joy to serve your
children. Open my eyes and my heart to recognize
those in poverty and increase my awareness of the
structures and systems that need to be changed so
we may all break bread together.
In your name we pray for the end of hunger.
Third Sunday of Lent—March 8, 2015
Servers, 8am Weekdays
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday, March 9/10/11
Luz Quiroz, Valeria Zamores, Olivia Keeven
Friday/Saturday, March 12/13
Lily Karase, Sophia Marion
Saturday, March 14
Kennedy Jensen, Aaron Klemme
Readings for the Week
Ministry List, March 14/15
2 Kgs 5:1-15b; Ps 42:2, 3; 43:3, 4; Lk 4:24
Dn 3:25, 34-43; Ps 25:4-5ab, 6-7bc, 8-9;
Mt. 18:21-35
Dt 4:1, 5-9; Ps 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20;
Mt 5:17-19
Jer 7:23-28; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Lk 11:14-23
Hos 14:2-10; Ps 81:6c-11ab, 14, 17;
Mk 12:28-34
Hos 6:1-6; Ps 51:3-4, 18-21ab; Lk 18:9-14
2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23; Ps 137:1-6;
Eph 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21
(Greeters needed for 5:00, 7:00, 8:30 and 10:00 please)
Saturday, March 14
Tom & Joyce Schneider
Joe Galloy
Carol Pappas, Trudi Heisohn, Erin Doughty,
Dorothy Williams (Host) Linda Beeson, Cathy Carey
Audrey, Aidan & Gabriel Doughty
Jim Lammert, John Williams, Don Richardson, vol. pls.
Larry & Doris Ohlms
Sunday, March 15
Bob Poeling
Karen Bohn
Bill Cartwright, Richard Shields, JoAnn Sullivan
Thomas Johnson, Brendon Barteau
Josey Page, Jim Yates, Dave Schaeffer, vol. pls.
Tom & Margie Pickering
Kevin Tollefson, John DuBois
Cole e Sebacher
Marion Engelhorn, Don & Marlene Schneider,
Stacy Hilker (Host) Jeane e Cleary, Sarah Hord
Aaron Klemme, Sophie & Lily Karase
Dan Dziedzic, Tim Meyer, Charlie Schroeder,
Don Wappelhorst
Chuck & Ginny Linsenmeyer
10:00 a.m.
Paul Woody, TJ Sla ery
Judith O’Connor, Judy Dwyer, Theresa Johnson,
vol. pls. (Host) Judy Douce e, Marge Pohl
Daniel Byer, Adrianna Weber, Thomas Weber
Pat Akers, Bob Underwood, Gregg Jost,
Mike Van Boening
Tim & Marilyn Dwyer
11:30 a.m.
Ampelia V., Rosa Mar nez
el coro
Dionisia Zamudio, Maria Barretos, Bernardo Silverio,
Toni Hernandez
(Host) Cathy Herrod, Misael Alvarado
Karen & Uriel Zamudio, Arely Aragon
Jeff Kozich, vol. pls.
Jose Damian & Family
Rafael & Maria Fuentes
Gospel Reflection
It is not clear to scholars exactly what precipitated Jesus’
reaction at the Temple. Jesus used a whip to drive out
the animals, and overturned tables sending people, animals, and coins scurrying in all directions. The people
took Jesus’ words literally and because of their immature
faith, they were looking for signs. That is why in this gospel where Jesus says he will destroy the Temple but raise
it back up in three days, people were dumbfounded. The
Temple had been under construction for over forty years
and was still not complete. It is no wonder when they
heard that Jesus would raise it up in three days, that they
could not comprehend his meaning. They lacked the
faith to understand that Jesus referred to the raising of
his own body in three days – a temple they did not recognize.
How many times have we seen our children use objects
for purposes other than what they were intended? On
garbage day a skateboard might become wheels for a
trash can, or a baseball bat might be used as a wood
splitter, and a fishing pole used to retrieve a ball from
the gutters. It stifles creativity to insist that items be used
for the purpose they were intended, but it does ensure
that they will last to do the job they were made for. In a
sense, this is what Jesus meant for the people to do in
today’s gospel. The Temple was God’s house and that’s
the purpose for which it was to be used. It was not a
marketplace or a bank. To see it used as such, brought
out the passionate devotion Jesus had for his Father’s
house. And with all he had, Jesus wanted to protect it.
I know how Jesus felt because I can remember a time
when someone didn’t respect something of mine
2. If I think of my life as a temple, I must admit that
like a marketplace, I let in distractions. Some of them
3. During this Lenten season one thing I will do to
show my zeal for the House of God is…
Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo!
Did you know that . . . There are over 40 corporations locally that offer Matching Gift Programs for private elementary
schools and St. Charles Borromeo School certainly qualifies?
Did you know that . . . By designating your weekly/monthly contributions to the school and with the matching gift funds
St. Charles Borromeo School receives, the parish subsidy for the school is reduced?
Did you know that . . . All contributions will be reported on your year-end statement by the parish?
Over the past 10 years, St. Charles Borromeo School has been the recipient of over $652,000 in corporate matching gifts.
Corporations typically view this as partnering with their associates in an effort to contribute to the communities in which
their employees work and live. This aspect of corporate stewardship is certainly welcomed and greatly appreciated.
There are over 1000 Corporations nationwide offering matching gift programs for their employees and retirees. Corporate Matching Gift Programs help qualified organizations to fund specific accounts. At St. Charles Borromeo School, all
eligible contributions for matching gifts are budgeted for School Support and matching funds received from the various
corporations are credited to this account.
Listed below are a few of the local corporations that currently offer Matching Gift Programs for private elementary
Abbott Laboratories
Bank of America
Elsevier Foundation
Progressive Insurance
American Express
Boeing Company
Master Card
Quest diagnostics
Wells Fargo
Xtra Corporation
Ameriprise Financial
Piper Jaffray
Travelers Insurance
Western Union
Note: A complete list of local corporations that offer Matching Gift Programs is available on the school website:
You can contact your Human Resources office to inquire about their matching gift programs. If a program is in place,
you can request the necessary form or in most cases simply use their online systems to register your matching gift(s).
Checks however must be made payable to St. Charles Borromeo School. A matching gift form should accompany each
contribution and placed in the blue border envelope labeled St. Charles Borromeo Matching Gift Program, or simply
mark the outside of the envelope “Matching Gift” and place in the Sunday collection.
For more information or questions regarding the matching gift program please contact Ken Kapeller at 636-946-3356.
Our thanks to Ken and all who make extra effort to bring Matching Gifts to our parish/school.
St. Patrick’s Day Carnations
The St. Charles Ancient Order of Hibernian’s will be handing out green carnations and
asking for any amount donation for the St. Vincent de Paul Society after all Masses on
March 14 and March 15. Have a blessed Saint Patrick’s Day!
You are invited to help beautify our church for the Easter Season by offering a beautiful plant in memory
or honor of a loved one. This year we are offering Easter Lilies for $9.25, Geraniums for $7.00 and Hyacinths for $11.00. The plants, placed throughout the church, will be a magnificent addition and enhance
our celebration of Christ’s Glorious Resurrection.
Please complete the form and return with your check by Palm Sunday, March 29. Please put it in an envelope marked “Easter flowers.” Envelopes are also available in the Narthex.
Third Sunday of Lent—March 8, 2015
Second Collection Today
for the works of our St. Vincent de Paul Society
10% dedicated to Birthright
Contributions for Feb. 28/Mar. 1
Monday, March 9, St. Frances of Rome, religious
6:30 a.m.
Communion Service
8:00 a.m.
Roland Stoehner
Tuesday, March 10, Lenten Weekday
6:30 a.m.
Henry Rauch
8:00 a.m.
B.J. McClintock
Wednesday, March 11, Lenten Weekday
6:30 a.m.
Margaret Gruenloh
8:00 a.m.
Randy Stoehner
6:15 p.m.
Jeanine Burns Hart
Thursday, March 12, Lenten Weekday
6:30 a.m.
Joan Hawkins
8:00 a.m.
Ollie Schultehenrich—45th anniv.
6:30 a.m.
Lawrence Jacobs
8:00 a.m.
Carl Schaffrin
Saturday, March 14, Lenten Weekday
8:00 a.m.
David Rodgers—1st anniv.
5:00 p.m.
Our Parish Family
Sunday, March 15, Fourth Sunday of Lent
7:00 a.m.
Kathleen Flanagan Howard
8:30 a.m.
Dick Johannesman—5th anniv.
10:00 a.m.
Marliesa Baumann
11:30 a.m.
Henry Elmendorf
General Contributions:
Matching Gifts:
Total Contributions:
Deficit Reduction:
Capital Improvements:
Help A Student:
for the great love you show to our Borromeo Family carrying
on the work of Jesus and to those in need by the generosity
you display when you share your Treasure, and all God’s gifts
to you, given for others.
“You shall not carve idols for yourselves in the shape of
anything. . .”
Exodus 20: 4
How many “gods” do you put before God? “Idols” do
not always take the shape of physical things, things we
can touch and feel. Those are easy to recognize. Many
times they take the form of things we cannot touch and
are much harder to spot—pride, power, ego, comfort or
We pray that we may learn to turn away from the false idols of
our society—those visible and invisible.
EASTER FLOWER DONATION FORM (please return by March 29)
IN MEMORY (please print)
IN HONOR (please print)
NAME OF DONOR (please print)___________________________________________________________________________
# _____ Easter Lilies at $9.25 each =
# _____ Geraniums at $7.00 each =
# _____ Hyacinths at $11.00 each =
Total enclosed $___________________
Please make checks payable to “St. Charles Borromeo”
A listing of the Memorial/Honor names and Donors will be included in the bulletin after Easter
Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo!
Sunday, March 8—PRO LIFE SUNDAY
Second Collection for works of St. Vincent de Paul
Youth/Family Mass, 5:00pm
YM meeting, café, after Mass until 8pm
M-CRHP12, church office, 7:00pm
Monday, March 9
Girl Scouts, Bicentennial Room, 3:00pm
Parish Council, Bicentennial Room, 7:00pm
Tuesday, March 10
Girl Scouts, St. Charles Room, 5:30pm
Ladies Sodality, café, 6:30pm
RCIA, Bicentennial Room, 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 11
Cub Scouts Blue & Gold Banquet, café, 5:40pm
Explaining the Faith, St. Charles Room, 7:00pm
Thursday, March 12
W-CRHP7, church office, 6:40pm
Boy Scouts, café, 7:00pm
Friday, March 13
Bring St. Pat Casseroles to church office by 8:30am
FISH FRY, serving in the café from 4:00—7:00pm
Stations of the Cross, church, 7:00pm
Saturday, March 14
Women’s Fellowship, church office, 6:00am
Event in St. Charles Room noon til 5pm
Sunday, March 15
Stations of the Cross practice (Latiinos), café, 1-3pm
Latino Children’s Rosary, St. Charles Room, 1-2pm
March 10 LADIES SODALITY MEETING: White Elephant
Auction night. Starts at 6:30pm. Bring all those items
you may have received as gifts . . . Things you no longer
want (books, jewelry, knick knacks, etc) and have a fun
time bidding on these treasures. Anyone with a birthday
in March be sure to attend to get your birthday gift.
Need a ride or information call Barb at 636-947-3939.
Join us for a Walk in the Gym on Mondays/Wednesdays/
Fridays at 7:00 to 7:30am. You can come to 6:30 Mass
and join us after, or just come at 7. We’d love to see
you there!
Do you have questions
about your Catholic faith?
Join us in the St. Charles Room on the
Wednesdays of Lent for EXPLAINING
we will discuss some questions as:
Did Jesus have brothers and sisters?
Why do we have to confess our sins to a priest?
What is the Immaculate Conception?
If you’ve ever had questions about these, or anything
“Catholic,” these sessions will help you with answers. If
we don’t have the answer that evening, we’ll search it
out and have an answer for you at the next meeting.
Youth/Family Mass, March 8 (TONIGHT) and 23
(2nd & 4th Sundays 5:00pm)
Explaining the Faith, March 11, 18, 25
Lenten Fish Fries, March 13, 20, 27
Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent
Contemporary Youth Mass, March 15
(1st and 3rd Saturdays 5:00pm)
Eucharistic Adoration, March 16
Lifeline Adoration, March 26
Palm Sunday, Holy Week begins, March 29
Holy Thursday Evening Mass: 7:00pm
Good Friday Outdoor Way of the Cross: 5pm
Church to Academy’s Field
Good Friday Liturgy: 7:00pm
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil and Mass: 8:00pm
Easter Sunday, April 5 with normal Mass schedule
Eucharistic Adoration, April 20
Lifeline Adoration, April 24
Confirmation, April 30
First Communion, May 2
8th Grade Graduation, May 17
Last Day of School, May 22
Meetings are scheduled for Wednesday evenings at 7pm
in the St. Charles Room, and the topics will be:
March 11:
Why Do Catholics? Fast, Penance, Confession, Kneel, etc.
March 18:
Do We Worship Images of Mary/Saints;
Did Jesus Have Siblings?
March 25: the Meaning of Holy Week/Triduum
Apologetics: (noun) The branch of theology concerned
with the explanation and defense of the faith.
Free Child & Infant CPR Training
Saturday, May 2
9am - 4pm
St. Charles Convention Center
Third Sunday of Lent—March 8, 2015
St. Charles Borromeo School
Dear Parishioners,
Our 8th grade students are busy getting registered for their classes for their freshman year in high school. We are excited
to announce that once again 100% of our 8th grade students who applied to Catholic High School were accepted by
their 1st choice high school! We are so proud of their accomplishments and we know that they will continue to make us
proud in high school. Reports I receive from our local Catholic high schools indicate that St. Charles Borromeo Catholic
School students are well-prepared for their high school experience. Graduates frequently return and tell us the same. We
offer an outstanding academic program as well as high quality development in leadership and spiritual growth. Please
help share the good news of our excellent school with other families and encourage them to come and see the SCB difference!
God bless! Mrs. Ann Hoffman
Borromeo School Families
Any registered family hoping to receive additional financial assistance from the parish MUST apply for both of these programs through the Archdiocese, which represent FREE money to your family = a reduction of your tuition.
Alive in Christ Scholarship
Applications available now:
Online at
Or forms available in the school office
Catholic Families Tuition Assistance (CFTA)
Applications available in the school office or online at, with a due date of March 15 and MUST
include a copy of your 2013 Income Tax Return and 2014 W2s.
DEADLINE: Next Sunday!!!
IMPORTANT!! Applications for parish funds are now available. Copies of all documentation submitted for the Alive In
Christ and CFTA Scholarships must be presented to the church office NOW. We want to make sure all applications have
been submitted by the deadlines. Thank you.
2:45—5:45 in the gym
No appointments needed.
Help the school earn a grant!
Homemade Chili & desserts.
Spiritual Renewal: March 14,
9am in the church office
Donuts/coffee after Mass. For information or need a
ride, please call Barb 636-947-3939
Alma Hawkins
celebrated 90 years on February 16
Doris Renken
celebrated 90 years on March 6
God bless you, Alma and Doris!
Todd & Stacey Ellis
Mary Maher
Ramon & Blanca Valdivia, Erick, Jeremy & Angie
Luis & Lesly Herrera and Hansel
Mike & Tina Kuhlenschmidt, Hannah & Evan
Rafael & Patricia Lopez, Antonio & Lucy
Jose & Yamileth Gutierrez, Amy, Emily & Jose
Richard & Mary Lou Ampleman
Thomas Seiffert & Lorraine Rosenthal, Syd & Miles
Dan & Michelle Candrl, Carter & Jackson
Jamie & Cindy Boock, Sarah & Paul
Robert & Megan Henrich, Robert & Joseph
Jeffrey Harris & Crystal Grizzle
Melissa Brown and Patrick
Matt Heien
Jose & Tania Bonilla and Bella
Frank & Heather Battaglia, Tonino & Mila
Carole Anderson
Ryan & Suzie Svoboda, Zach & Claudia
Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo!
SCB Religious Education
Dear Parishioners:
Today we celebrate the First Scrutiny and the Presentation of the Creed with our RCIA candidates.
To fully understand the purpose of the scrutinies, it helps to have a little history. The three scrutinies
that we celebrate within the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults are derived, in part, from the fourth
century Church’s practice of exorcism. The word “exorcism” sets many of us on edge, but these are not
the “exorcisms” of Hollywood movies, instead they can be understood more fully in the context of
Baptismal preparation.
In a Baptismal context, the unbaptized person is susceptible to the temptations to evil that surround us
every day. As baptized people, we are strengthened by the grace of the Sacraments to overcome temptations. The unbaptized do not yet fully experience that Sacramental grace. So the scrutinies, which are
used the strengthen the unbaptized elect on the final leg of their journey to initiation.
In today’s RCIA scrutinies, the elect kneel and bow their heads, while the words and actions of the exorcism are addressed
to the Trinity.
The first part of the exorcism is addressed to the Father.
The second part is a silent laying on of hands that is an invocation of the Holy Spirit.
And the conclusion is addressed to Jesus.
There is evil in the world, and, as part of the human condition, we are all injured and oppressed by it in some way. The
scrutinies are the Church’s remedy for the wounds the elect have suffered and a means of their liberation from the evil
that ensnares them. There is great power in the “awesome words” we pray over them, and we should strive to deliver
them in an awesome way.
By emphasizing the awesome power of the scrutiny exorcisms, we are being true to the historic roots of our ancestors in
faith. We have prayer cards in the narthex for the elect. Please take one on your way out and commit to praying for
that person by name throughout Lent! Thank you for your continued prayers of encouragement for our RCIA elect:
Chrisstella Jessica Ellerin Humberto Carlos Marilyn Janet Pam Erica Brian Dayne Jerri
Important First Communion Preparation Dates
Palm Sunday, March 29:
Palm Sunday, March 29:
Holy Thursday:
Sunday, April 19:
Sunday, April 26:
Saturday, May 2, 10:00am:
First Communion Rehearsal in Church at 3:00pm
Passover Supper at 4:00pm
April 2, 7:00pm Mass
Rite of Enrollment at 10:00am Mass
10am in the Cafeteria –First Communion DVD
First Communion
Important Dates for our Confirmation Candidates
Saturday, April 11:
Thursday, April 30, 7:30pm:
Rite of Election at 5pm Mass, followed by Confirmation rehearsal
Confirmation Liturgy at St. Charles Borromeo
Mark Your calendar—Our totally Catholic Vacation Bible School June 8-12, 2015
In the love and peace of Jesus, Mrs. Becca McCullough
Come Visit Jesus and Pray . . .
Our Borromeo
Church is open till 3pm Monday thru Friday and all day
Saturday for you to visit our Lord Jesus Really Present in
the Blessed Sacrament in the Tabernacle to talk and listen and love.
Tuesdays and Thursdays in the church office
for those with a household income under $58,000.
Call 946-1893 to make an appointment.
Third Sunday of Lent—March 8, 2015
Oficina: Tel: (636)946-1893 Fax (636)946-5598
[email protected]
Eventos Próximos
Sábado, 14 de marzo 7.30a-12p Fundamentos de la fe 3, Centro Rigali, 314-792-7645
Domingo, 15 de marzo 7.30a-12p Fundamentos de la fe 3, Centro Rigali, 314-792-7645
Sábado, 21 de marzo 8.30p ADORACION NOCTURNA. Cafetería
Pláticas para Bautismo
Las pláticas para bautismo son el 1° y 2° domingo de cada mes de 9.30-11am, se pide puntualidad.
Son necesarias las dos clases para padres y padrinos, debido a la importancia de esta preparación se pide que en lo posible
no se traigan niños, por consideración y respeto a los demás participantes, ya que pueden distraer la atención.
Para confirmar su asistencia por favor llame a la oficina parroquial 636-946-1893.
Escuela de oracion: Martes de 6.30p a 7.30p
Marzo 8
11:30 a.m.
Elvira Aragon, Arely Aragon
el coro
Maria Ramirez, Guadalupe Damian, Maria Barretos,
Ampelia V (Host) Steve Cave, Maria Fuentes
Serv: Melissa, Danny & Juan Garcia
Ush: Jeff Kozich, volunteers please
Jorge & Ana Guerrero & Family
Nancy Sprague, Diego Damian
2 Re 5:1-15b; Sal 42 (41):2, 3; 43:3, 4;
Lc 4:24-30
Dn 3:25, 34-43; Sal 25 (24):4-5ab, 6-7bc, 89; Mt 18:21-35
Miércoles: Dt 4:1, 5-9; Sal 147 (146):12-13, 15-16, 19-20;
Mt 5:17-19
Jer 7:23-28; Sal 95 (94):1-2, 6-9; Lc 11:14-23
Os 14:2-10; Sal 81 (80):6c-11ab, 14, 17;
Mc 12:28-34
Os 6:1-6; Sal 51 (50):3-4, 18-21ab; Lc 18:9-14
Domingo: 2 Cr 36:14-16, 19-23; Sal 137 (136):1-6;
Ef 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21
¿Tienes preguntas acerca de
tu fe católica?
Acompáñanos en el salón St. Charles los
miércoles de Cuaresma para EXPLICAR LA
FE: APOLOGETICA 101, discutiremos algunas preguntas
 ¿Tuvo Jesús hermanos?
 ¿Por qué tenemos que confesar los pecados a un sacerdote?
 ¿Qué es la Inmaculada Concepción?
Si has tenido preguntas como estas o algo Católico, estas
sesiones te ayudarán a contestarlas. Si no tenemos una
respuesta para ti en ese momento, buscaremos la respuesta para la siguiente sesión.
La reuniones serán los miércoles a las 7pm en el salón St.
Charles y discutiremos:
11 de marzo: ¿Por qué los católicos ayunan, se confiesan, hacen penitencia, se arrodillan, etc?
18 de marzo:
¿Adoramos imágenes, María, los santos?
¿Tuvo Jesús hermanos?
25 de marzo: Significado del Triduo Pascual
Apologetica: (sustantivo) La rama de la Teología que se
refiere a la explicación y defense de la fe.
Terapia en español confidencial Jesús López 636-219-2405
Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo!
Please pray for our expectant moms:
Kristina, Sarah (March) Melissa (April)
Emily (May) Christine (June)
Kori, Julie, Elizabeth (July)
Tina (September)
Let us pray: for an end to the use of the death penalty in
our country.
ROSE BUD for Expectant Moms!
If you are expecting a little one, we the parish would like
to pray for you throughout your pregnancy. Look for
the red rose bud in the vase with cards for you to fill out.
Prolife ministry will see to it that a rose bud will be put
at Our Lady of Guadalupe statue for the duration of your
pregnancy and your name and date due will be in the
church bulletin until you deliver. You must have a good
phone number or address or a contact person so we can
reach you after your delivery to see how you are doing
and publish your baby’s name and birthdate. At the end
of each month we pull the roses and contact each Mom
or contact person.
Shopping list for March 21/22:
canned chicken, applesauce, jelly,
instant potatoes, yams, toothbrushes, and
for the Mini-Vinnies: 15 oz. mixed fruit
Save the Date
Fr. Rich Tillman will celebrate his 50th Anniversary to
the Priesthood here at Borromeo on
April 19 with a 2:00pm Mass.
Pray-ers Needed!
Have you tried giving an hour of time to
pray to our Lord Jesus during Eucharistic Adoration? It is truly more a gift and grace of
Jesus to you than you to Him.
Eucharistic Adoration at St. Charles Borromeo is held the 3rd Monday of each month
(March 16) from 8:30am to 6:30pm, and we especially
need an individual or two for the 6:00 time slot, which
includes closing Benediction.
To volunteer one hour once per month, please contact Carol Pappas at [email protected] or call 9286722.
Join us for an AMAZING
Evening of fun and fellowship!
Saturday, May 2nd
immediately following 5pm Mass
SCB Dyer Memorial Center
**Silent Auction
**Photo Booth
For more information, please contact
Suzie Svoboda at 636-288-1602 or
[email protected]
In today’s Gospel Jesus is asked “What
sign can you show us?” Every day we
can see signs of how God has visited us in
t he blessings of our lives. Let us be a sign
of God’s love by being a blessing to others.
Your almsgiving in the St. Vincent de Paul second collection next week will help the poor to celebrate the Is
there a family you know who needs assistance? Please
have them call the St. Vincent de Paul hotline at 636-925
-1616 so that together we can be a sign of God’s love to
the suffering and poor. All are welcome to join us at our
monthly meeting next week on Monday, March 16th at
7:00pm In the Bicentennial Room. For more information call Joyce Cain at 636-448-2021.
Third Sunday of Lent—March 8, 2015
A quick look into the Ministries of St. Charles Borromeo
Did you know that art is being created in the rectory basement every Wednesday
morning? The Quilters are a group of women who gather to create works of beauty
that benefit St. Charles Borromeo. Some of the artwork has special names, such as
Ohio Star or Log Cabin. Six quilts per year are promised to the Ladies Sodality for the
Quilt Raffles. All of the quilts are hand sewn—no machine work. The quilters must
enjoy what they are doing. There is over 90 years of total experience in this group.
They would love to have you join them—no experience necessary. Call Frankee Tajkowski at 636-724-7112 if you are interested.
Thank you so much, ladies, from the Parish Council.
Please pray for our troops
Michael Sakalauski (Army), serving in Afghanistan (brother of Heather Willie)
Jorge Lozoya (Army), stationed at Davenport Army Base (son-in-law of Becky Sanchez)
Matthew Ervin (Navy), stationed at Saratoga Springs, NY (grandnephew of Ivy Hall)
Brent Schulze (Army), serving in Fort Drum, NY (son-in-law of Steve Cave)
Paul J. Robben (Navy), NNPTU, Ballston Spa, New York (son of David & Betty Robben)
Brooke Georges (Navy), Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA (granddaughter of Jim & Jane Lammert)
Bernardo Silverio Jr. (Air Force), stationed at Scott Air Force Base (son of Bernardo and Nereida Silverio)
Kenneth Rufkahr (Army), stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska (grandson of John Rufkahr)
Scott Dorlaque (Marine Corps), stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA (son of Laura Boyer)
Connor Mallory (Air Force), Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL (grandson of Jim & Madge Eisenbath)
If anyone in the parish would like prayers for their loved one in the military,
please contact the church office at 946-1893. We will be happy to list their name in the bulletin.
You are cordially invited to the
Mass and Celebration of the
60th Anniversary of Priesthood
Msgr. John J. Hickel
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Mass at 2pm with Reception to Follow
St. Cletus School Gymnasium
St. Cletus Catholic Church
2705 Zumbehl Rd.
Please RSVP today (March 8)
Please specify number of adults and children in party
Email: [email protected] or
Phone: Teresa Boehmer 636-544-1638
(Please leave detailed info in voicemail)
Catholic Women for Christ Conference
Saturday, March 21
7:45am doors open, 9:00am Keynote, 4:00pm Mass
St. Charles Convention Center
“If you are what you should be, you will set the world
on fire” St. Catherine of Siena
Theresa Tomeo,
Syndicated Catholic talk show host
and motivational speaker
Brenda Sharman,
Founding National Director of Pure Fashion
Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo!
SATURDAY, MARCH 28th, 11:00am—1:30pm
St. Charles Borromeo Cafeteria
You are invited to join Ladies Sodality for an afternoon tea. Gather 8 friends, pick a holiday/theme, and have fun! Cost is $10 per person. Each table decorates to their holiday
theme, bring appetizers and desserts to share among your table, holiday/theme dress is
also encouraged. Coffee, tea, and lemonade will be provided. The table which expresses
the most spirit will be awarded the highly sought after LHT Trophy and each member of
the winning table will receive a small gift bag.
This is an opportunity to hear from the director of Holy Angels shelter and a former client who has overcome her situation. Fr. Bob Gettinger will once again be making an appearance, and the Mini Vinnies will be on hand to assist with the festivities.
Silent auction items will be available to bid on and you will have an opportunity to try
your luck at the 50/50 drawing Proceeds will go to the Holy Angels Shelter.
Call Barb at 636-947-3939 for Reservations or Questions.
Tijuana, Mexico
Saturday, July 25—Saturday, August 1, 2015
Cost: $1000 (Financial Aid and Fundraising Opportunities Available)
For more information contact Suzie Svoboda @ 636-288-1602 or [email protected]
Third Sunday of Lent—March 8, 2015
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, March 31 at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish from 8 to 11:30am in the parish hall.
Breakfast includes omelets, pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits/gravy, juice, milk, coffee. Adults $7, Children $4. In addition
the Knights of Columbus are holding a Blood Drive at the same time as breakfast. Those who donate blood that day will
receive a FREE breakfast.
Catholic Family Night at Busch Stadium: Wednesday, April 14 at 7:15pm, Brewers vs. Cardinals. To purchase tickets, visit Catholic Supply is donating the First Pitch opportunity: it’s up to you to decide who gets to be on
the mount! Visit for more details.
Euchre Tournament: Saturday, March 14, 7pm at St. Joseph School, 1410 Josephville Rd, Wentzville. Cost is $10. Keep
your partner. Proceeds will benefit Birthright in Wentzville. For more info, call Ralph Orf at 636-485-5306.
Men’s Senior Softball. Slow pitch softball for men age 55 and over. We play on Wednesdays at 6pm in St. Charles. Call
Mark for more info and signups: 636-281-0891.
Quilt Socials:
Saturday, March 21 at Immaculate Conception—Dardenne. Doors open at 10, bingo starts noon.
Sunday, March 22 at KC Hall, Hwy J in Troy. Doors open at 11:30, bingo begins at 1pm.
Spring Garage Sale: Saturday, March 21 from 8am—1pm at St. Robert Bellarmine. Sponsored by Ladies Club.
21st Annual Borromeo/Hensley
Memorial Golf Tournament
Lives in 1300 block of N. 4th
Call 636-757-3440 if you can help.
Monday June 22nd (the day after Father’s Day)
12noon shotgun start /1 0:30 Registration /1 1am Lunch
Golf Course:
Only $400 per foursome or $100 individually
***Increases to $500 on April 25tj***
** Just sign your team up—CAN PAY AT THE EVENT!
* If not golfing but you would like to join us for dinner,
that can be had for just $25
Lunch beforehand, on-course beverages, and Dinner
and Dinner
3 separate Flight Winners,
Closest to the Pin, Straightest drive
All age / gender categories available
Priceless! Opportunity to play golf at one of St.
Charles’ finest private country clubs while supporting our parish. Not to
mention the chance to get to know other parishioners!
*Opportunities for Hole Sponsorship. Silent Auction all day.
**Please contact Mike Murray at 314-578-7596 or Adam Hirtz at 314374-3564 for further information.
Help us revive this tournament
and make it a can’t miss event each year!
Joke of the Week
Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo!