"Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." - Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213

When you bring your child to the church to receive the Sacrament of Baptism, you are given the opportunity to reflect on the great gift we have in this sacrament. If you view your child's Baptism as an important event, you will almost certainly discover a renewed appreciation of your own Baptism. This is a time when we are able to experience once again God's great parental love for us and how He asks us to pass that on to our children by giving them life and the grace of Baptism. 

Whether this is your first child or your fifth, preparing for the Sacrament of Baptism is a very special and holy time for you and your family. The people of St. Charles Borromeo parish share your joy and look forward to welcoming your child into the family of God and His church. 

Download the  pdf Baptism Request Form (263 KB)for parish specifics, including Godparent guidelines and Baptism class information. 

For more information and to schedule your child's Baptism contact Diane Boni in the parish office:
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Interested in receiving the Sacrament of Baptism as an adult? Find out more about Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)


"Sin is before all else an offense against God, a rupture of communion with him. At the same time it damages communion with the Church. For this reason conversion entails both God's forgiveness and reconciliation with the Church, which are expressed and accomplished liturgically by the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.
Only God forgives sins. Since he is the Son of God, Jesus says of himself, "The Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins" and exercises this divine power: "Your sins are forgiven." Further, by virtue of his divine authority he gives this power to men to exercise in his name. Christ has willed that in her prayer and life and action his whole Church should be the sign and instrument of the forgiveness and reconciliation that he acquired for us at the price of his blood. But he entrusted the exercise of the power of absolution to the apostolic ministry which he charged with the "ministry of reconciliation." The apostle is sent out "on behalf of Christ" with "God making his appeal" through him and pleading: "Be reconciled to God."" - Catechism of the Catholic Church 1440-42


Reconciliation is held at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in the Worship Space
Weekdays: 11:40am - 11:55am

Saturday: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

pdf Guide to Reconciliation (182 KB)

Examination of Conscience

More information for First Reconciliation Preparation found here



"The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life."136 "The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch." "The Eucharist is the efficacious sign and sublime cause of that communion in the divine life and that unity of the People of God by which the Church is kept in being. It is the culmination both of God's action sanctifying the world in Christ and of the worship men offer to Christ and through him to the Father in the Holy Spirit." Finally, by the Eucharistic celebration we already unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all. In brief, the Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith: "Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking." - Catechism of the Catholic Church 1324-1327

Guide to Receiving Communion 

Communion to the Homebound:
For those interested in either receiving or providing Communion to the Homebound contact Diane Boni in the Parish office
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First Holy Eucharist Preparation


"Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For "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." - Catechism of the Catholic Church 1285

"Confirmation, together with Baptism and Eucharist, form the Sacraments of Initiation that are all intimately connected. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is "sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit" and is strengthened for service of the Body of Christ."1 full text here

Here at St. Charles Borromeo we strive to equip our students with the knowledge and love needed to carry forth their faith past Confirmation. Currently we are using the Chosen program from Ascension Press. 

For parish specifics please visit the Confirmation Preparation page.


“It is by following Christ, renouncing themselves, and 
taking up their crosses that spouses 
will be able to receive the original meaning of marriage and live it with the help of Christ. This grace of Christian marriage is a fruit of Christ’s cross, the source of all Christian life.” --Catechism of the Catholic Church 1615 


Congratulations to you as you announce your engagement to marry.  Your marriage within the context of the Catholic Church is much more than a civil ceremony that happens to take place in a church building.  Your marriage is a very specific vocation through which you live out your baptismal commitment to love as the Lord loves you.  The Church understands your vocation as one of the seven sacraments of the Church, the Sacrament of Christian Marriage.  As husband and wife in the Lord you reveal the Lord’s love to the Church and to the world by the way you love each other.  Of course, this does not happen all at once.  For many couples it can take fifty years, and for others that is just a starting point.  Your preparation for marriage is not just something you do in the few short months before your wedding day.  Hopefully, what happens during your engagement will continue throughout your marriage, namely, learning how to love each other more day after day.

Marriage Preparation must begin a minimum of 6 months before the wedding. 

pdf Wedding Guidelines (194 KB)


Holy Orders

"Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate." - Catechism of the Catholic Church 1536




The Priesthood

The Permanent Diaconate 

Anointing of the Sick

"Anointing of the Sick is the sacrament that is received by those who are ill or suffering. By the sacred anointing and the prayer of the priest, the whole Church commends those who are sick to Christ. The sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gifts of strength, faith, peace, and courage, and his or her suffering is united with the suffering of Christ for the building up of the Church" - Catechism of the Catholic Church 1520-23

A Healing Mass is held at St. Charles Borromeo twice a year; once in the Spring and once in the Fall.
Watch the Bulletin for information regarding the next Mass of Healing.

Contact the Parish office for reception of the Sacrament of Anointing
Diane Boni
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