World Meeting of Families

The Diocese of Charlotte invites you to the World Meeting of Families in Ireland from Aug. 20-29, 2018. Meet fellow catholics and families from around the world and experience the holy sites of Ireland on this 10-day pilgrimage. The World Meeting of
Families is a 3-day congress with an anticipated visit from Pope Francis. Round-trip airfare from Charlotte, 4-star accommodations, transportation, tour guide, registration for congress, and more included in price. Registration forms in office.

Thanks – Pasta Dinner

The Parish Life Commission would like to give a big round of applause to Joe Mazzola, “the head chef”, for the delicious 5 star pasta dinner. Also, thanks to the Knights of Columbus for serving the meal and to those volunteers who came early on Friday to help. Our sincere gratitude to everyone who donated gift baskets and gift cards for the drawings. And thank you to Paul Watson and Mateo for setting up the tables and
chairs. Our dinner was a great success! May God bless everyone.

Jo Elyn Hannah, Chair

Bowl for Kids’ Sake

The Confirmation Class Service Project, “Bowl for Kids’ Sake”, supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters, has begun. Thank you to those who have made a donation already for our teams! We are collecting donations and sponsorships after Masses the next two
weekends. One team has been a doing bake sale for their team donation. We bowl Feb. 24th at the Valdese Recreation Center.

You can help: Form a team, Sponsor a team. Be a lane sponsor. If you have any questions, see or call Terri Martino project coordinator.

Mentoring works!

Bookstore Closing

Our bookstore is closing when the current inventory is gone. All items are now 50 % off. We would like to thank Janet and Kenneth Franklin for providing us with this wonderful service for the past several years.

Community Ministry Commission

The Community Life Commission’s ongoing purpose is to do God’s work by serving the St. Charles, Morganton, and Burke County communities. The commission is charged with identifying new non-profits and reviewing past organizations to determine which charities need our monthly financial support for their operation. St. Charles currently supports eleven such organizations such as BUCM, Options, The Meeting Place Mission, and the House of Refuge. In addition to financial support provided by your tithing to the church, Community Life has participated in the Back Pack Program, providing holiday meals for the House of Refuge and the Flynn Home, the Big Brothers Big Sisters shoe drive, the city clothing drive, and a book tree at Christmas for the Guardian Ad Litem program.

The next meeting is scheduled for February 21st at 5:00 pm in the church library. If you have other questions, contact Rita Gallagher, Chair.