Anointing of the Sick

Illness and suffering are a fact of life, and the Church walks alongside those who are sick, undergoing treatment for illness or are dying. We know that in Christ Jesus, we have a God who understands human suffering, as He Himself suffered. In earlier times, the Church reserved anointing for those at the point of […]

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Baptism is the first and necessary sacrament to become a Christian. Baptism can be undertaken at any age. Baptism frees us from sin and makes us members of the Christian community. We become sons and daughters of God. Baptism is modeled upon the baptism of Christ Himself. Water is used to symbolize death to sin, […]

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In the Catholic Church, great value is placed on marriage. It is the foundation of family life and thus, the foundation of society. This lifelong partnership between man and woman is established for their mutual salvation and for the procreation and education of children.

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One difficult human reality is that we sin. We harm ourselves, others, relationships and God our Father with our sinful and evil actions. However, our God is loving and will always pour out His mercy and forgiveness; we need only seek to reconcile ourselves with Him and with our community. Our sins are forgiven by […]

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The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which adults join the Catholic Church. The Inquiry stage is for anyone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. It is a period of questioning and learning; there is no commitment made at this stage by the inquirer. The Catechumenate […]

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First Communion

The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian Life” At St. Charles Borromeo, we begin instruction for First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation in the second grade. These instructions are offered through attendance at St. Charles School or through our Family Formation program. Family Formation registration can be found under our “Kids & […]

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 “By the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” –  Lumen Gentium 11 Confirmation is one of the three […]

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