Parish Administration

Helping the parish of St. Charles Borromeo run efficiently requires the efforts of many volunteers. You are invited to participate in any of the following activities and/or committees.

Building and Grounds Committee – Responsible for maintaining and improving St. Charles’ church buildings and properties. Chairman: Alan Brown, 828-437-1392.

Finance Council –  Assists the pastor in the administration of Parish temporal matters.  The Finance Council supports the pastor in his stewardship of Parish resources while being accountable to Parishioners and to the Bishop.  They promote the financial health of the Parish while assuring accountability and adherence to norms established by the Bishop.  They provide support to the Parish bookkeeper and oversee financial activities.

The Finance Council is responsible for developing the parish budget and communicating it to the Parish community.  They prepare and communicate the mid-year and the year-end financial reports to the Parish community and to the Bishop. They conduct oversight review of the financial records to ensure consistency between financial transactions, financial records and the resulting financial statements. The pastor seeks the advice of Finance Council members on administrative matters and on long-range financial planning issues.

Finance Council Chairman – Bill Schroeder.

Fund Raising Activities – Various church committees and organizations sponsor a number of events throughout the year.  Some of the these include Fall International Food Festival, annual yard sale, annual Cookie Walk, Christmas bazaar, and Youth group activities.  Volunteers are always needed.

Grounds Beautification Committee – Several years ago, the Beautification Committee began planting herbs, fruit trees and flowers specifically mentioned in the Bible in our Meditation Garden.  They continue to add new specimens with Biblical roots each spring.

Stations of the Cross leaflets and a reference list of plants are available inside the mailbox at cross #1. We invite you to visit our growing Biblical Meditation Garden. Please, contact a member of the Beautification Committee if you have questions, plants you would like to donate, or want to help us maintain the gardens. Chairperson:Joann Crooks.

Offertory Counters – Volunteers are scheduled each week to count the offertory collections. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Julie Pearson at 828-874-8999.

Parish Pastoral Council – Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7PM. Chairman – Steve Schoeberle.

Photography/Videography –  The Sunday 9 AM Mass is broadcast live each week so that the parishioners who “overflow” into Murray Hall are able to fully experience the liturgy. Volunteers also help document parish activities and events during the liturgical year.  Contact Maureen Dougher if you are interested.

Website – Your on-going assistance is needed to gather information for our new website. The goal is to include information that reflects the multicultural nature of our parish.  Please send information about any church news, committee activities, events, ideas, suggestions, and/or pictures that you would like to share with our parish family to Julie Pearson at or 828-874-8999 or contact the Parish office at