ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CHURCH, THIBODAUX

 

ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY

MISSION STATEMENT

We, the family of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church are committed to proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, celebrating with meaningful Liturgies, providing spiritual guidance, educating and ministering to the needs of all the people of our community, so that all may grow deeper in the faith with Christian love and compassion.

                                                                                                                 

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A MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP REGARDING LENT

 

Bishop's Decree.pdf
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ROSARY 3:00 PM

 

Please join us weekdays at 3:00PM on Facebook Live to pray the rosary before the Blessed Sacrament for healing for all who are affected by the Coronavirus, and for any other intentions you may have. 


Facebook: St. Charles Borromeo Thibodaux



 

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Dear Friends,

The past weeks have been difficult for each of us and for all people throughout the world. The uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic may bring about feelings of fear, anxiety, and even the belief that God has abandoned us. We must first acknowledge our feelings and where we are at this time. I, myself, have had many of these same feelings. In order to help us not get discouraged and want to give up, we must bring them to God, and trust that God has not abandoned us during this time. Our God is present and I believe wants to give us the grace of perservence. 
     As we move forward during this difficult time, I am reminded that throughout the Bible, we hear the words, "Be Not Afraid." The passage from Isiah 49:15, "Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you," is one which may help remind us that God desires to hold us with love. As we continue to move forward in the days and months ahead, let us continue to put our faith and trust in out Loving God. I also encourage us to offer our fears and anxieties to God in prayer.  I continue to pray for each of you and ask you to pray for me.

 

In Christ,

Fr. Carl

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A new tab on our website homepage titled "PRAYER SERVICES" has been added to provide material for reflection that will help enrich your spiritual life during this time of uncertainty. The following are included:

* A Liturgy of the Word Prayer Service using the Sunday readings that you can participate in along with your family, which includes reflections on the scripture readings.

* Daily Devotional Scripture Readings with activity pages that can be printed.

* A series reflection on the Way of the Cross.

Hopefully, this will help you continue to find consolation in Scripture, as you stay Spiritually engaged at home. Please continue to check the site weekly. Palm Sunday and Holy Week readings will be added in the coming weeks.

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Although Masses are cancelled throughout the diocese, your contributions and support are welcome and much appreciated! Your generosity at this time enables our church to meet continued financial demands. As always, thank you for your continued support. You may mail your contributions to the church or place them in the drop box located outside of the Administration Office.

"It's not how much we give, but how much love

we put into giving." 

                                   Mother Theresa

(We now have available for your convience online giving.  Please click on the ONLINE GIVING TAB at the top of the page.)

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POPE FRANCIS' PRAYER TO MARY DURING

THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

 

O Mary, you always shine on our path

as a sign of salvation and of hope. 

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, 

who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain,

keeping your faith firm.  You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need, and we are sure you will

provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return

to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.  Help us,

Mother of Divine love, to conform to the will of the Father

 and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon

himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection.

Amen

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God.  

Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

 

 

Quote:

"The good we do never dies.  It lives on forever-

in other people, in other places and in other times"

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~LOCAL NEWS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The following election dates have been changed by the Governor due to the Covid-19 pandemic

March 4th (Cancelled)--------------June 20th (Rescheduled)

April 9th (Cancelled)----------------July 25th (Rescheduled)

 

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                    THE CHURCH WILL BE OPEN

            FROM 7:00 AM TO 7:00 PM EVERY DAY

 

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ALL MASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

 

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend:

Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM

Sunday: 7:30 AM & 10:00 AM

First Saturday:  7:30 AM

 

Weekdays:

Monday:  No MASS

Tuesday - Friday:   7:30 AM

(In the Chapel)

 

 

MASS INTENTIONS

 

 

All requested Mass Intentions for the upcoming weekday and weekend masses will continue to be offered by Fr. Carl and Fr. Glenn during their daily personal masses. 
 

 

 

 

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CONFESSIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT

ONLY AT THIS TIME. 

PLEASE CALL FR. CARL TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

 

 

 

              Saturdays  3:00 PM-3:45 PM (before Vigil Mass)

                           Weekdays, Before or After Mass
                            Anytime, please call the rectory

 

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ALL YOUTH FORMATION CLASSES ARE CANCELLED

 

 

 

 

Here are a few Children's Liturgy lessons and activity sheets for the youth.  Lessons and activity sheets will be updated weekly. 

 

Activity Lesson-Do Not Worry.pdf
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Bulletin-God Cares for Us.pdf
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Puzzles-Kids Bible Puzzles.pdf
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LENTEN CHARITY

Our Lenten Charity this year is “The Haven”.   This organization empowers survivors of family violence to live safe, independent and violence free lives.   Abused women and children take very little when they seek shelter at The Haven.   There they are provided food, shelter, clothing, and victim assistance.   Supplies are needed by The Haven daily to make survivors feel welcomed, safe, and cared for.  

Suggestions for supplies needed are:  laundry detergent; dryer sheets; bleach; liquid hand soap; diapers & wipes; hair care products; women and children’s socks; garbage bags; toothpaste; toothbrushes; body wash/soap; hair brushes/combs; kleenex; deodorant;  feminine hygiene products; infant/toddler supplies; towels; cleaning supplies; zip lock bags; and canned food.

You may wish to make a monetary donation instead.  Checks may be made payable to “St. Charles Borromeo        Church”.   You may mail your check or place it in the drop box outside the Administration Office.

You may place your donations in the drum found in the foyer of the church or you may bring them to the Administration Office.  The church will be open daily from 7:00am to 7:00pm for your convenience.

Thank you in advance for your generosity towards this wonderful organization!

 

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St. Charles Parish Pastoral Council Election

St. Charles Parish Pastoral Council is a body of individuals who work in collaboration with the Pastor to help the on-going renewal of the parish by advising him on pastoral and spiritual issues for the good of the parish.  The Pastoral Council is made up of nine elected members who serve a three-year term.  The present members of our Pastoral Council are: Amber Anderson, David Champagne, Keith Labat, John Landry, Rachael Matherne, Katina Navarre, Meryl Trahan, Cathy Weimer and Yvonne Weimer.  In May, we will have our Pastoral Council Election.  Keith Labat, John Landry and Katina Navarre’s terms will end.  We thank them for their years of service on the council. If you or someone you know may be willing to serve on the council, you can mail the name and information to St Charles Borromeo Church, 1985 Highway 308, Thibodaux, LA  70301, or email Father Carl Collins at ccollins@htdiocese.org.  Please check with the person you are nominating to see if they are willing to serve on the council before submitting their name.  All nominations must be submitted by Monday April 20thThe Parish Pastoral Council Election will be held on May 2-3, 2020.

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2020 Annual Bishop"s Appeal

A Thank You from Bishop Fabre and Many Others

 

Bishop Fabre, Father Carl, and most importantly the ministries of the diocese would like to thank everyone in St. Charles Borromeo Parish and all people throughout the diocese of Houma-Thibodaux for answering the call of prayers and generosity to the 2020 Annual Bishop’s Appeal. Each gift our diocese received directly support our 13 seminarians, caring for our 17 retired priests, youth formation and religious education, and Catholic education. The generosity and prayers our diocese has received reminds us that hope is in us all, but more importantly it is in the most important person - Jesus. Thus far, our parish has reached 42.65% of its 

                                       goal. 

If you have yet to make your commitment and would still like to do so, there is still time as you can return your commitment card in the offertory, or simply mail it to the diocese in the provided envelope, or you may also visit www.htdiocese.org/bishopsappeal  to make your gift online.

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2019-2020 SEMINARIANS

 

The Diocese has provided new prayer cards featuring 12 men in formation, who, God willing, will one day serve the diocese as priests.  Cards can be found on the table in the foyer of the church.  These prayer cards are important tools to remind everyone to pray for future priests, and to inspire vocations.  Please take one!

 

 

 

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 PLEASE NOTE:  2020 MASS BOOK

 

The 2020 Mass Book is still open to receive Mass Intentions

for your loved ones (living or deceased). You may mail them, drop them in the collection basket or bring them to the Administration Office. 2020 Mass forms are available in the foyer of the church.

 

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2020 CHURCH ENVELOPES

 

The 2020 Church Support Envelopes are available in the foyer of the church. For those already using the envelopes, they are clearly labeled with your name and envelope user number. A separate section of envelopes without labels are for “New Envelope Users”.

We encourage all parishioners to use the envelope system in fulfilling this Christian expression of Love of God and His Church. We also thank those who faithfully contribute weekly,

whether by envelopes, through the loose collection, or through online banking.  

 

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