Offices CLOSED Monday, September 4

The church, school and faith formation offices will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day. There will be no 8:30 a.m. Mass here. We will be having Mass at St. Francis at 9:00 a.m. Please join us!

July 4 Mass

We will be having Mass at St. Charles at 9:00 a.m. on July 4. There will be a reception sponsored by the Knights of Columbus to follow in the Charles-Borromeo Room. Please join us!

Calling All Superheroes — Bible Camp Is Coming!

Last year, more than 300 children, teens & adults had fun at Bible Camp! This year’s exciting Bible Camp, “Hero Central: Discover Your Strength in God!” runs June 19-23, 9 a.m. to noon, in the PAC. Each morning is filled with Bible stories and activities, music, arts & crafts, games and more!

COME AND BRING YOUR SIDEKICK!

Superheroes: Kindergarten – Grade 6 are invited to discover their strength in God, have fun with friends and eat popsicles! Special needs children are welcome.

Superheroes: Teens, Parents and Grandparents are needed to help staff our camp (for teens, it’s a great opportunity to earn service hours!) Teen and Adult Enrichment Programs are provided. A preschool program and babysitting are available for children of Staff parents.

COST: $40 for one Camper, $60 for two Campers, $80 for three or more Campers per family. Camp fee includes a T-shirt, materials, daily snacks and one music CD per family. Scholarships are available upon request.

REGISTRATION: Forms are available by clicking the links below, or pick one up in the Hospitality Room, School Lobby, or Faith Formation Office. For more information, please contact Faith Formation at 937-434-9272 or email bgregg@stcharles-kettering.org.

Click Here for Camper Registration Form for Children Grades K-6, and for the preschool program and babysitting (available to Staff parents only.)

Click Here for Staff Registration Form for Teens and Adults.

KoC City Barbeque Fundraiser

The St. Charles Knights of Columbus and City BBQ in Centerville are hosting a community fund raiser!

Date: Thursday, February 23
Location: City BBQ, Centerville
Donation: City BBQ will donate 25% of your purchase (dine-in or carry-out) to the Knights of Columbus Council 14995 Charity Fund

Remember, you must present a flier at the time of order to receive credit for the sale.

Get your flier by clicking HERE.

David Haas Concert

Internationally known composer, retreat/workshop leader and recording artist David Haas is coming to St. Charles on Friday, February 17 at 7 p.m.! This free event is open to the public, and offers a rare opportunity to experience the music we all know and love, including “Blest Are They”, “The God of Second Chances”, “You Are Mine” and more, straight from the composer himself.

Then on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., David will lead a retreat-workshop filled with music and reflection entitled “That You Might Have Life: 12 Spiritual Steps for the Call to Holiness.”

Everyone is welcome, but space is limited—register by February 15! Your $15 registration fee includes the workshop and lunch. Friday’s concert is FREE! Click Here to Register for the Workshop Now

St. Charles Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Link

Sunday, January 29 from 2-6 p.m. in St. Charles School Cafeteria

Please join us for the Eighth Annual St. Charles Spaghetti Dinner, featuring Kettering’s own Mamma DiSalvo’s Restaurant. St. Charles is honored to have the best Italian Restaurant in the area cater the event — complete with salad, roll, spaghetti and one of Mamma’s famous Italian meatballs! All proceeds from the dinner go towards a Youth Ministry scholarship for two outstanding high school seniors.

Everyone is welcome! Click Here to Get Your Tickets Now

 

St. Charles Children’s Choir — Inquiry

Mr. Christian Cosas, our parish music director, is exploring options for a parish Children’s Choir (grades 3-8) and needs your input! If your child loves to sing and is interested in joining the choir, please visit and fill out the following form:  https://goo.gl/forms/EU8FxQjbmNrJVCIA2

This is not a registration form, but an opportunity for Mr. Cosas to gather information and gauge interest. Rehearsals will be on Wednesday afternoons at 3, and will start by mid-October. Our goal is to sing at one of the weekend Masses once a month. More details will be coming soon.

Knights of Columbus Bob Evans Community Fund Raiser

Bob Evans and the St. Charles Knights of Columbus are once again hosting a weekend community fundraiser July 22-24 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Bob Evans will generously donate 15% of sales on any breakfast, lunch, dinner or carryout order when you present a flier. Just print out the coupon below or pick one up from the hospitality room or parish office. Participating locations: 7115 Far Hills Avenue, 5525 Wilmington Pike and 1851 E. Dorothy Lane.

Click Here for Flier

Remember, all proceeds from the event will go to Catholic Social Services, the Down Syndrome Association, St. Charles Boy Scouts, St. Vincent de Paul and other worthy causes. Please help these organizations by presenting our flier during your visit. Thank you—see you at Bob Evans!

VIRTUS Training & Registration

New Child Protection Program:

New Child Protection Program:
All people who intend to work or volunteer in any of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati parishes, schools, or institutions, must attend a VIRTUS® Child Awareness Session for the Decree on Child Protection before you are approved to work with children.
Effective June 18, 2012, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has substantially changed the way it conducts training for its Decree on Child Protection. All training sessions on the Decree will now be known as VIRTUS® Child Awareness Sessions. Each Child Awareness Session will last 3 – 4 hours. No one under the age of 18 will be allowed in the sessions.

The Decree on Child Protection has been updated beginning July 1, 2013.
This update immediately impacts all of us who work and volunteer with children.
The Decree must be followed fully!
Here is a link to the Decree in PDF format:
Click here for the Decree

Please sign the acknowledgement and return to Kristen Ricker as soon as possible. Again, she must have the signed acknowledgement in order for you to work/volunteer with children here at St. Charles Borromeo.
Click here for the Acknowledgement Form

A special note for all coaches:
Rosters must be turned in to the parish office for Fr. Dan’s signature a week in advance!
This is due to the requirement for us to check all the names included in the paperwork, and have Fr. Dan sign after the names have been verified.

NOTE: Those who have been through the “previous” Child Protection Classes (and it is verified via our audit report), do not need to attend the new Virtus training yet. All who have been trained under the previous system are “grandfathered in” but the new training must be completed by June 30th of 2014. More information will follow…

Per Archdiocesan mandate, no late arrivals will be admitted. No children under the age of 18 years and not yet graduated from high school will be admitted. You must be present for the entire session or you will be asked to attend another training session. A minimum of 8 attendees required for this session to occur.

Those new volunteers who need training must attend the new Virtus training.

Upcoming date for VIRTUS Training near St. Charles:

Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 pm at St. Albert the Great

To register for the new VIRTUS training session (child protection course) please go to http://www.virtus.org

Select begin registration
Select your organization: Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Create User ID and Password, click continue
Provide all information requested, click continue
Select primary location where you work, click continue
Select additional if necessary, such as the church you attend as a parishioner
Select your role (all that apply), click continue
Answer yes/no question
Click I have read and agree to child protection decree
Click no because you have not attended
Click on the training session with my name for St. Charles Borromeo on the date you wish to attend.
A message should come up that you have completed registration.