Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

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10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

First Week of

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February 19 - 23

New abortion clinic in downtown Whitefish

(737 Spokane Avenue).

Let us respect all life


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“All Families Healthcare”

“The annual Lenten season is the fitting time to climb the holy mountain of Easter. The Lenten season has a double character, namely to prepare both catechumens and faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery. The catechumens, both with the rite of election and scrutinies, and by catechesis, are prepared for the celebration of the sacraments of Christian initiation: the faithful, ever more attentive to the word of God and prayer, prepare themselves by penance for the renewal of their baptismal promises. (Ceremonial of Bishops, 249)

  • Lent runs from Ash Wednesday until the Mass of the Lord’s Supper exclusive on Holy Thursday.

  • Lenten weekdays are not commemorated on Solemnities and Feasts. Ash Wednesday and the days of Holy Week take precedence over all Solemnities and Feasts.

  • Alleluia is not sung or said from the beginning of Lent until the Easter Vigil: nor is the Te Deum sung at OR on Sundays of Lent.

  • During Lent the altar should not be decorated with flowers, and musical instruments may be played only to give necessary support to the singing. It would be advisable for those preparing liturgical celebration to consider the purpose rather than the strict letter of the law as certain musical pieces, for example, may in the local situation indeed foster the spirit of the Lenten Season. On the Fourth Sunday of Lent (“Laetare”) and on Solemnities and Feasts, musical instruments may be played and the altar decorated with flowers.

  • The presentations of the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer normally take place during the week after the first and third scrutinies. For pastoral reasons, they may be held during the period of catechumenate rather than at the regular times (RCIA, 104-105, 157, 178).

  • If marriages are to take place during Lent, couples are to be reminded that wedding plans should respect the special nature of this liturgical season; they should refrain from too much pomp or display (see Order of Celebrating Matrimony, 32)

  • The readings for the Lenten Masses have been chosen to the themes of baptismal renewal and penance. The gospels and readings from the Hebrew scriptures have been selected for their mutual relationship.

  • Beginning Ash Wednesday, Prayers over the People are provided in the Roman Missal. They are either obligatory or optional, depending on the day. When used, they augment the simple blessing given at the end of Mass.

  • It is fitting that the Lenten season conclude, both for the individual Christian as well as for the whole Christian community, with the communal celebration of the sacrament of reconciliation according to Rite II of the Rite of Penance, [individual reconciliation] so that all may be helped to prepare to celebrate more fully the paschal mystery. Such a celebration should take place before the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. However, where there is genuine pastoral need, that sacrament of penance may be celebrated on Good Friday and Holy Saturday, and in such situations opportunities for celebrations of reconciliation should be encouraged.

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185 Hutton Ranch Rd.
Kalispell, MT 59901

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  • 02/14/2018 12:00 AM
    02/14/2018 12:00 AM

    40 Days for Life

    Abortion clinic in Whitefish “All Families Healthcare”.
    737 Spokane Avenue, Whitefish, MT access_time 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Help us to rid our community of the life-taking clinic in Whitefish. If you are interested in being a part of this task, please contact Karen at the above address or Fr. Ken.
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Prayer to St. Charles Borromeo
O Saintly reformer,
animator of spiritual renewal of priests and religious, you organized true seminaries and wrote a standard catechism. Inspire all religious teachers and authors of catechetical books. Move them to love and transmit only that which can form true followers of the Teacher who was divine.

Mission Statement

St. Charles Borromeo Parish is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, to maintain the worship of God, to inspire in all persons a love of Christ, a passion for righteousness, and a consciousness of their duties to God and all God’s children.