Welcome to Our Parish
|Dear Internet Visitor,
I take this opportunity to welcome you to
our parish community of St. Charles. I invite you to share with us in our
liturgies and activities. Since 1886, Saint Charles Borromeo Parish
has been the Catholic presence in Northampton County on the Eastern Shore of
Virginia. Two additional parishes have formed from our small community
of faith. One parish is in Onley, and the other is in Chincoteague,
both in Accomack County. We are a small but active faith community.
We are excited by the growth in the Cape Charles area.
If you are visiting our area, either passing
through on vacation or looking for a quiet area to relocate or purchasing a
second home, please know that you will always be welcomed in the community
with a warm greeting and a friendly smile.
Thank you for your interest. I hope our
website will be greeted with enthusiasm and offer a profile of our wonderful
God bless you and your loved ones.
Fr. J. Michael Breslin, Pastor
Rev. J. Michael Breslin, Pastor
(757) 331-1724 (Rectory)
Rev. Mr. Don Donovan, Deacon
(757) 678-9019 (H)
(757) 999-1172 (M)
Holy Week 2014
Schedule Attached - Click
|My Dear Brothers & Sisters;
As pastor, I want to encourage you and your family to
celebrate the ancient and very rich rites of Holy Week. These
are the most beautiful and inspiring rituals of our Church and
runs deep with meaning of our Salvation. Jesus Christ, the Son
of God who we proclaim as Lord, suffered, died and rose for your
salvation during these seven days. We take this lightly and
profess with our lips, "I believe" but are we willing to be a
part of these grace filled hours. During these seven days when
we celebrate about
hours of services that etch on our
hearts a deeper meaning of Godís love for us, most members of
the Parish Family do not come.
Palm Sunday when we joyfully
proclaim Hosanna in the Highest and Jesus is welcomed into the
city of Jerusalem. Do we proclaim Hosanna and then on Monday go
back to our habitual way of life?
Holy Thursday Jesus gives us His
body and blood to eat and drink for our salvation. We do this
every Sunday, has it become ordinary, have we lost the deeper
meaning of this gift?
Good Friday Jesus dies! We are
saved! The kingdom of God is ours. This is a memorial service
commemorating that we are people of worth, worthy of the Son of
God being sacrificed for each of us. Would you miss a memorial
service for family or friend?
Holy Saturday The Great Vigil. The
history of our salvation begins in darkness as we remember the
story of creation and the path to the life and death of Jesus.
at the Vigil Mass, the resurrection of
the Lord is celebrated with lights, music, song and processions
to our altar. Jesus, the Lord is Risen Alleluia, alleluia!
Easter Sunday Jesus is Risen! We
will celebrate with not only our parish family but with the many
visitors who are sharing this weekend with their family and
So I urge you, bring not only yourself but your family
including children to these special ceremonies that will
hopefully plant a seed in them which will grow as they mature.
May God bless you and your loved ones. Happy Easter!
We, the People of God, in St. Charles Parish, recognize our call as
Christians, sharing in the mission to become fully supportive of each
other, responsible for each other and accountable to God for our gifts;
and to build a faith community through active participation in
liturgical celebrations, applying Gospel values in our individual and
communal lives, sharing fully in our various parish ministries, showing
consistent concern for the needy among us including those of the larger
community, and fostering the bonds of unity with other faith communities
9:30 a.m., as listed in current bulletin
(757) 331-2040; (757) 331-4619 (fax
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
in Parish Hall
Sunday after 9 a.m. Mass (from late September until May)
Finance Council Chair:
Baptism and Marriage:
by appointment with Fr. Michael
Jeanne Roll; Alicia Brady
Hospice Laison: Mauren
K of C:
Meets 7:30 p.m. on 1st
Wednesdays in Parish Hall; website:
Parish Online Directory
(password = 7CuoBd)
Parish Council Committees
Parish Council Chair: Chris Bannon (757-331-2206)
Vice Chair: Shirley
Religious Education - Youth:
Religious Education - Adult:
Michael Flanagan & Anne Bois
Justice & Peace:
Terry & Mike Strub
Parish Life: Marion
||Pictures of Parish Functions
From Route 13, take Hwy 184 West into Cape Charles. At Fig
Street, Hwy 184 becomes Randolph Avenue. Proceed one block to
Nectarine Street. Saint Charles Catholic Church is on the corner
of Nectarine Street and Randolph Avenue.