First Time Visitors

The Catholic Church is a community of communities. Our local community, named after Saint Charles Borromeo, a Bishop and Cardinal of the Church, welcomes you.

If you are Catholic you know that each parish, like each person, has its own distinctive personality while at the same time sharing the same faith, the same prayers and the same desire to reach out in loving service of our neighbors as Jesus instructed us.

If you are not Catholic but are simply curious or want to learn more about who Catholics are and what they do, you are invited to explore this web page and are more than welcome to join us for our Sunday worship which is called the Eucharist or the Mass.

The word Eucharist means Thanksgiving. As we hear the readings from both the Old and New Testaments and then remember what Jesus did at the Last Supper, when he shared Bread and Wine with his Disciples, we give thanks to God for the many blessings we have received. The word Mass comes from the last words of our gathering. It comes from the Latin and means sent. We are sent out of Church and into the world to proclaim the Good News of God's love for us both in word and action.

If you are attending Mass for the first time, you may feel a bit out of place. Don't worry if you don't know the responses or exactly when to sit, stand, kneel, etc. If you wish, let one of the greeters or ministers know you are visiting and we'll have one of our prishioners sit with you. And please don't hesitate to ask us questions about the Mass or what it means to be Catholic.