|Sunday Masses||9:00 am, 11:00 am|
|Saturday Masses||5:00 pm, 7:00 pm (English/Vietnamese bilingual)|
|Wednesday-Friday Masses||7:00 am|
|Friday School Mass||9:00 am|
|Saturday Confessions||3:30 pm - 4:30 pm|
|Blessed Sacrament Chapel||Mon-Thu 9:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm; Fri 9:00 am-12:00 pm; Sat 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm|
|Daily Rosary||Mon-Sat 4:15 pm (unless the Church is closed for holidays)|
Address : 1818 Coal Place SE, Albuquerque NM, 87106
Office phone : (505) 242-3462
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Dear Friends in Christ,
Thank you for visiting our parish site. We appreciate your interest and would love for you to visit us at St. Charles. We are proud of our community! We take great joy in sharing who we are and what we do. Come visit us for Sunday Mass or stop by for a cup of coffee. We look forward to meeting you!
Sincerely in Christ,
Father Jerome D. Mueller
Our December Cardinal Spotlight is on Carolyn Olona.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SUNDAY AND TAMALE SALES
Next weekend is Knights of Columbus Sunday! Our Knights will be holding a burrito fundraiser after the Sunday Masses. Proceeds support the automated handicapped door project. Interested in becoming a Knight? Talk to one of our men wearing RED vests — these are our Knights, and they would be happy to help you!
Our Knights of Columbus will be taking tamale orders through December 11th. Stop by and see them after Mass in the Parish Lobby. You can pick up your tamales at the Multi-Purpose Building on Monday, December 19th, between 12 noon and 6pm.
RETIREMENT FUND FOR RELIGIOUS AND DIOCESAN PRIESTS
Archbishop Wester has asked parishes to take up a second collection next weekend, December 10th and 11th, for the retirement funds for Religious and Archdiocesan priests. Half of this collection goes to the National Religious Retirement Office. The other half will go to the Archdiocesan Priest Retirement Fund. These funds help with the basic needs of Retired Religious and Diocesan Priests. Thank you for your generosity and support!
Please make checks payable to St. Charles. We send a St. Charles check with collection total to the archdiocese.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT VOLUNTEERS!
CALLING ALL LITTLE ANGELS! Volunteers and children of all ages are needed to help with this year’s Christmas Eve Children’s Pageant at the 5:00PM Mass. This event is a wonderful experience for our parish. If you would like to participate and help make this year’s pageant magical, please contact our Pageant Coordinator Amanda Black at 916-956-8208, or our Religious Education Coordinator Reina Goode at 242-3462.
CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA ENVELOPES
Remember your loved ones in a very special way this Christmas! Donate $15 or $20 in memory of a loved one for flowers, decorations and support of our church. Your loved ones will be remembered in the Christmas Masses. Look for the poinsettia envelopes in the pews. Provide the information requested on the envelope and enclose your donation. Drop off the envelope at the Volunteer table.
ADVENT, DID YOU KNOW?
Advent, "ad-venire" in Latin, meaning coming or arrival, is the beginning of the Church's liturgical year. Advent is the season encompassing the four weeks leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. Advent devotions including the Advent Wreath, remind us of the meaning of the season. The Advent wreath is a circle which expresses God’s unending eternity. Evergreen symbolizes God’s unchangeableness and our immortality. Four candles, one for each week of Advent, represent the thousands of years during which humanity waited for the Messiah. Violet candles remind us of longing expectation. And the rose candle symbolizes the joy in the birth of Jesus. When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Savior's first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire for his second coming.
A VERY BIG THANK YOU
Thank YOU St. Charles Parishioners for your giving Spirit and generous hearts! We wish to thank you all for all of your contributions in support of our recent special collections, World Mission Sunday, Hurricane Matthew, and CCHD. Please see our second collection totals in next month’s bulletin. Jesus said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).
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