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  • Adult Faith Formation

    Our adult faith formation programs are designed to help parishioners to grow in both human and Christian maturity, enriching their life with the teachings of the Catholic Church and the Gospel. These programs aim to embrace many areas of adult life, including understanding and communicating the faith, skills needed for personal growth, the experience of family life, relationships, public service, and concern for the common good. These programs integrate actual life experiences, diverse adult learning needs, the study of Scripture, and the teaching of the Church’s tradition in a comfortable and vibrant learning environment.

  • Annual Catholic Appeal

    Many parishioners are needed each year to make our St. Charles Borromeo appeal a success. Funds raised from the Appeal are used for Archdiocesan and individual parish efforts.

  • Arts & Environment

    This group of parishioners take charge of the church decorations for the major liturgical seasons, certain holy days and special liturgies throughout the year.

  • Athletic Association

    The Athletic Association promotes, sponsors and organizes the sports programs for the youth of the school and parish with the primary objective of allowing participants to discover and experience the fun and lessons of playing sports while receiving competent guidance and instruction in the basic skills and strategies of the sport.

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  • Bible Study

    Small groups (10-20) gather one time a week for a six week period to study and discuss a lesson from the Bible. A guide book helps to stimulate the discussion. The six week series is offered in Lent and Advent.

  • Blood Drive

    Sponsored by the Ladies Sodality and our school, five drives are held each year to donate to local hospitals. It also helps the students achieve a goal of 20 donors to receive funds for the school. The students do the reminder calls and help at the drives.

  • Borromeo Bound

    Occasionally one of our parishioners is in need of a ride to church on Sunday. We have some parishioners who would be willing to pick someone up on their way to Mass. Now, we’d like to get you connected! Call us if you are in occasional need of a ride to church OR if you can bring someone to church now and then.

  • Borromeo Involvement Team (BIT)

    The purpose of this group is to connect people to existing ministries and generate greater parish involvement. This ministry will work closely with the Hospitality/New Evangelization Committee. New members are always welcome.

    The Borromeo Involvement Team was established to bring the stewardship activities of ministries and parishioners together. We work to find parishioners who have gifts and talents to provide resources for the needs of our parish as well as to generate greater involvement in parish life.

    We need more members because we are a brand new organization. A diverse member base will help us generate and prioritize parish needs.

  • Boy Scouts

    The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Scouting is open to those boys who are 11 years old (OR, who are at least 10 years old AND have completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award) up to the age of 18. The duties to God, country, others and self are hallmarks of the Scouting program. Troop 351 has a long history and is recognized as one of the top Troops in our area.

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  • Choir, Adult

    Our choir sings at the 10:00 Sunday Masses, evening celebrations for the feast days, Midnight Mass and the special Holy Week and Easter celebrations. Choir practice is held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

  • Choir, Children's

    Comprised of children in 3rd through 8th grade from both our full and part time schools, this choir sings two Sundays per month (during the school year) at the 8:30 Mass.

  • Choir, Hispanic

    Los domingos a las 11:30 el coro canta en la misa. Se invita siempre a nuevos integrantes en el coro y nuevos músicos.

    (The choir sings at mass on Sundays at 11:30. New choir members and musicians are always welcome.)

  • Choir, Resurrection

    This is a group of adult members of the parish who are available during the day Monday through Saturday to sing at funeral and memorial Masses. At least two days notice is usually given. The expectation is that you will only attend as your schedule permits.

  • Choir, Youth

    A special invitation is extended to any parishioner in 8th grade or older who is interested in sharing the gift of music, whether vocal or instrumental. We provide contemporary music for Saturday evening liturgies at 5pm on the first and third Saturday of each month. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30pm.

  • Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)

    Twice yearly two weekends are set aside at the parish to offer to the men and women of our parish a special time of "renewal" to enkindle a deeper relationship with our Lord. Separate weekends are offered for men and women, Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon.

  • Cub Scouts

    The Cub Scout program is for boys in first through fifth grades. The boys learn the values of faith and the principles of good citizenship, stewardship, leadership and friendship. One Pack meeting and at least one Den meeting are held each month.

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  • Dinner Auction

    This biennial fundraiser consists of a Silent and Oral Auction with items donated by local businesses, parishioners, and others in our community. It is a wonderful time to raise money for the parish, enjoy an elegant evening of delicious food and fellowship, and take home treasured items at the same time.

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  • Engaged Couple Preparation

    Catholic married couples that can speak openly about all aspects of their marriage help to prepare engaged couples for their upcoming marriage. The Archdiocesan program Today and All the Days of Our Life is used to facilitate discussion and openness.

  • Eucharistic Adoration

    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place generally on the third Monday of each month, from 8:30am until 6:30pm. Parishioners are encouraged to spend a few quiet moments with our Eucharistic Lord in prayer.

  • Extraordinary Ministers

    These parishioners who serve as ministers of Holy Communion are commissioned to offer the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ to other members of the church at Sunday, weekday and Holy Day Masses.

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  • Family Trivia

    The St. Charles Borromeo Family Trivia is a bi-annual parish-wide event. Traditionally held in February, this fun night allows children of all ages to participate in family friendly trivia plus a night filled with surprises and action-packed activities. The proceeds of this fundraiser aids in our school's "Help- A-Student" fund.

  • Fish Fries

    Held on the Fridays of Lent, the Fish Fries are a good opportunity to meet other parish members, lend a helping hand in preparing and serving, and eating some good food. The proceeds from the fish fries go directly back into the parish operations.

  • Funeral Luncheons

    This is a ministry of hospitality, care and concern. A team of parishioners offer to serve a meal for the family and friends of a deceased member. This meal is served at the parish facilities following the funeral. We welcome volunteers who might be able to bring a dish or help serve the luncheon.

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  • Gift Bearers

    The Gift Bearers represent the congregation in bringing the gifts of bread and wine to the altar at the Offertory of the Mass.

  • Girl Scouts

    Various troops meet throughout the school year, developing values in each girl's life so that through the use of her own talents, she might contribute to the betterment of society.

  • Giving Tree

    Sponsored by our St. Vincent DePaul Society, this outreach ministry offers our parishioners the opportunity to help an individual or family at Christmastime by providing gifts, thereby living out the spirit of giving which this season signifies.

  • Greeters

    This is a group of parish members especially delegated to provide a friendly, welcoming environment at our weekend Masses in order to help our worshipping family with a sense of belonging and a desire to participate.

  • Groundskeepers

    We try to keep the grounds looking good by cutting the grass, trimming the shrubs and raking the leaves.

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  • Home & School Association

    The purpose of the HAS is to enhance and support educational experience at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School, to develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parental involvement, and to improve the environment at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School through volunteerism, financial support, and fostering spirituality.

  • Hospitality/New Evangelization

    As Catholics, we affirm that we belong to the church founded by Jesus Christ. This ministry provides the opportunity to help the faithful come to attain a deeper understanding of our Catholic roots and help them grow more deeply in their faith, as well as bring knowledge and understanding to less active and/or those outside of the faith. Our hope is to 'light the faith fire' within the hearts of every parish family by providing them with the knowledge needed to understand, appreciate, deepen, and explain their faith.

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  • IT/Technology Committee

    The Borromeo IT/Technology Committee serves as an advisory team to parish leadership on technical issues. Concerns affecting Borromeo School are handled separately. This committee works to provide the technological environment necessary to enhance all of our ministries and the parish at large and also advises on issues affecting the technical infrastructure of the parish.

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  • Ladies Sodality

    Any lady of the parish 18 or older is welcome to join this group. Along with raising money for parish needs in church, the Sodality sponsors the blood drives and various social activities, including a church tour, card party, and Lenten Tea.

  • Lectors

    The Lector is called to proclaim the lessons from Holy Scripture and sometimes the Petitions, at Sunday and weekday liturgies and on other special occasions.

  • Liturgy of the Word for Children

    This program is offered year round excluding August to all parish children, ages kindergarten through third grade, during the 8:30 Sunday Mass. The children who want to participate are dismissed at the beginning of Mass with a Children's Worship Leader to the parish school where they hear the readings and the Gospel in easy to understand language. They discuss the readings, offer petitions and often have a project to take home. Children return to Mass with their family before Communion. A child need not be registered to attend.

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  • Maintenance

    Consisting of retired electricians, carpenters, and other skilled tradesmen, these parishioners volunteer to keep our facilities in proper working order.

  • Market Day

    This is our monthly grocery fundraiser which helps our school raise funds for new technology. It offers delicious, high quality food with 100% satisfaction guaranteed. You can order at www.marketday.com (account number 25671).

  • Meal-A-Month

    The FISH food pantry has an ongoing need for food donations. A suggested grocery list from FISH can be found in the bulletin and brought to the cafè before and after all Masses on the designated weekend. The food collection is then delivered to FISH.

  • Meals in Crisis

    Parishioners will be asked, no more than three times per year, to furnish a simple evening meal when a parish member is experiencing crisis because of illness, accident, death of the family, etc.

  • Men's Fellowship

    Men of our parish gather at 6:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays each month. Time is spent in prayer, bible reflection and fellowship.

  • Mission Trip

    The Mission Trip ministry lives out the Gospel of Matthew 25:40: "Whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me" and also the aspect that we are all ONE family in Christ. This ministry accomplishes these goals by organizing and leading a team of parishioners to Tijuana, Mexico to build houses for our Mexican brothers and sisters, but also to interact culturally. This builds further understanding that we are all blessed by God in different ways, and that we all still need God in different ways. We do not let the language difference be a barrier to becoming one family in Christ – we love God the same, smile the same, laugh the same, love our families the same, and hug the same - no matter where God has chosen to place us on this Earth. The Mexican people are happy with their lot in life because they have Christ in their lives. Meetings are year-round and can vary on day/times depending on the timing of the trip planning.

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  • Parent Support Network

    The Parent Support Network is a group of St. Charles Borromeo parents who meet to offer spiritual support and practical resources as they parent in today's ever-changing world. The group is open to discussing any parenting issues. Everything that is discussed in the meetings is held in strict confidence. Small group or individual meetings are available.

  • Parish Library

    There are more than 300 spiritual books and bibles in our parish library, located in the school building. Parishioners are encouraged to visit the library on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30. Book donations are always welcome.

  • Parish Picnic

    This total parish effort in the fall is one of the primary fundraisers for the parish, as well as the individual organizations taking part in its planning and execution. Further, it brings more members of the parish together at one time than any other event and is a key opportunity for building a family spirit.

  • Parish School of Religion

    The Parish School of Religion is our religious formation program for the children in our parish who attend public school. It also prepares teens in the Sacrament of Confirmation, regardless of where they attend school, and offers "catch up" classes for children under age 18 who have not received the Sacraments of Initiation. The PSR program requires registration and regular attendance and is held on Sunday mornings.

  • Prayer Shawl Ministry

    Shawls are crocheted or knitted into a "mantle of prayer." Prayers are constantly said during this process for the recipients who are suffering due to infirmity of the mind or body, poverty, sorrow at the loss of a loved one, or distress of certain matters. As the recipients turn over their needs and sufferings to God, we ask that they might receive perfect consolation, healing, guidance, and deliverance from their afflictions. A formal, inspirational prayer is attached to the completed shawl before it is blessed by one of our parish priests. Although there is no charge for the shawls, donations are greatly appreciated for the cost of materials and/or funding of this ministry. Once a month, on the second Wednesday, materials will be distributed and finished shawls will be received. We are asking for volunteers who like to crochet and knit, but most importantly, love to pray. If you are in need of a prayer shawl for yourself or others, please let us know.

  • Prayer Tree

    This is a group of over 120 parishioners who are willing to pray for your intentions. Your prayer requests may be specific or as general as "special intention." Prayer requests may be received by email or phone tree.

  • Pro Life

    This Committee's ministry is to promote the sacredness of all life, especially the unborn, through the efforts of Birthright, legislation awareness, fundraising, education and prayer.

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  • Quilters

    Ladies meet weekly on Wednesday mornings to quilt for special projects and quilt socials.

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  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

    The RCIA is the journey through which adults receive instructions in the teachings of the Catholic faith and prepare them to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil. RCIA is a great resource for current Catholics who want to learn more about Church teachings. Sessions are held weekly from September through June.

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  • Sacristans

    Volunteers who take responsibility for upkeep of vestments, altar linens and candles, and other sacred items used in the liturgies. Some light dusting and vacuuming is done on the weekends.

  • School Board

    This advisory group assists the Pastor and Principal in making policies for the school educational programs and activities.

  • Scripture Study

    Small groups (10-20) gather one time a week for a six week period to study and discuss an lesson from the Bible. A guide book helps to stimulate the discussion. The six week series is offered in Lent and Advent.

  • Servers

    Boys and girls are trained to assist the priest at the altar during Mass and other liturgical celebrations. All parish young people from 5th grade through High School are eligible.

  • Social Concerns

    This committee meets the 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the church office; addresses issues related to social justice based on the official teachings of the Catholic Church; organizes Unity Day; has provided opportunities for our parish to learn about social justice issues and act to improve the lives of our most vulnerable brothers and sisters through bulletin announcements, school activities and parish-sponsored events.

  • Soup Kitchen

    Volunteers are needed to help serve a meal to those less fortunate in our own area. The kitchen, sponsored by the Salvation Army, is set up at North 4th Street and Emmons to serve two meals a day, five days per week, with Borromeo serving on Mondays.

  • St. Patrick's Casseroles

    One casserole per month is prepared in your home to be sent to the St. Patrick's Center in St. Louis to help feed the homeless. There is a designated recipe and the pans and lids are furnished. Casseroles are delivered from the parish office two Fridays per month. They are to be frozen, so they can be brought to the church office any time during the work day, or on the Friday morning that they are delivered between 7:00am and 8:30am.

  • St. Vincent de Paul

    This committee assists people within our parish boundaries in need of food, utility and rental assistance, medicine, housing and miscellaneous services.

  • Sunday Preschool

    Our Sunday Preschool class is offered on Sunday mornings during the school year at the 8:30 Mass. This class offers religious education to children ages 3-5, who have not yet entered kindergarten and do not wear diapers. Registration for this program is needed.

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  • Unity Day

    A day committed to increasing unity within our parish through an outdoor Mass, barbecue, and potluck.

  • Ushers

    We encourage men and women of any age to assist with seating at Mass and taking up the collection. Volunteers are needed for all Mass times.

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  • Vacation Bible School

    A summer religious program offered for one week in June to children of preschool age to 5th grade. We make crafts, sing, eat snacks, play games, all the while learning about God's love. Adult leaders and teen helpers needed, as well as VBS participants!

  • Visiting the Sick

    Along with feeding the hungry and clothing the naked, Jesus also tells us to visit the sick. Our Parish has a group of volunteers who visit the homebound (some of the volunteers are Extraordinary Ministers who bring Holy Communion and some are not). There are also volunteers who visit those in nursing homes and the hospitals. This is a wonderful way of bringing Jesus' love into the world.

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  • Women's Fellowship

    Women of our parish gather at 6:00 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays each month. Time is spent in prayer, bible reflection and fellowship.

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  • Youth Ministry

    The goal of SCB Youth Ministry is to give young people the tools to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ in our world today; to draw young people to a more responsible involvement in the life, mission and essence of the faith community and Church, fostering the personal and spiritual growth of each person through prayer, fun and devotion to our Lord.