Charity and Development Appeal


A true understanding of Stewardship begins with our understanding of the Christian vocation and call of Christ. God calls each of us to be a disciple and to live as a steward.

Stewardship isn’t just about giving in order to fill a need. It is about living a life that shows gratitude to our Lord for our lives, our skills, and our resources. Stewardship is first and foremost opening ourselves to God’s love, and then gladly returning that love in recognition that we are indeed One Family in Christ.

Stewardship requires participation in the mission of the Church. The Charity and Development Appeal (CDA) is an opportunity for individuals and families to work with Christ in making the mission of the Church real, vibrant and alive. Each of us is here for a purpose. Each of us is here to make a difference.

The Charity and Development Appeal (CDA) is the one Diocesan appeal that asks every Catholic family to financially and prayerfully support the more than 70 charitable, educational, and spiritual organizations which counsel, feed, clothe, house, educate, and comfort those in need throughout the four Arizona counties (Mohave, Maricopa, Coconino and Yavapai) within our Diocese. We are a family and the CDA serves the needs of our people beyond the boundaries of any one parish. As a result, more people are served across the community as well as within the parishes.

Everyone has the opportunity to choose how they contribute to the CDA.

You can make a commitment to pray for those in our Diocese who need our care and support.

You can make a financial pledge or make a one time contribution. Pledges and one time contributions can be paid by check or credit card.

I have invited Tony and Angie Valdez and Family to Chair this year’s Campaign . More information will be available in upcoming weeks from the Chairs and me.

— Father Loren Gonzales


Upcoming Baptism Info

January Baptisms

Saturday, January 31:

English Baptisms

in the Church at 9:00 A.M.

February Baptisms

Saturday February 14:

Spanish Baptism Class

in Room 5 at 7:00 P.M.

Saturday, February 21:

English Baptism Class

in Room 5 at 9:00 A.M.

Saturday, February 21:

Spanish Baptisms

in the Church at 9:00 and 10:30 A.M.

Saturday, February 28:

English Baptisms

in the Church at 9:00 A.M.

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This Week’s Bulletin Info

New Office Hours Monday Through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

The Diocese has informed us that The Sacrament of Confirmation and First Holy Communion will be celebrated Wednesday, May 20, 2009 by the Vicar for Priests, the Reverend James Wall. Details will be made known to the students and families involved as the date nears.

Mardi Gras Update: The Social Committee wishes to thank everyone who cast a ballot for the King and Queen of Mardi Gras. The King and Queen will be selected from the nominees and announced at Mardi Gras Celebration 2009! Watch the bulletin for information about ticket sales!

If you want to decrease your expenses and increase your savings in 2009, please join us for “Simple Ways to Save Money”.  This class is being provided for FREE to St. Charles parishioners.  Come learn how easy it is to spend less without changing what you currently buy or where you buy it – the important thing is how.  Topics to be discussed will be price matching, becoming a preferred shopper, couponing and other simple techniques to save you money.  Date, time and classroom location will be provided in the near future.  If you have any questions please contact Kathy Church at 623-878-4708 or by email at  Thank you.

Our coupon trading box is a huge success thanks to everyone that has donated, clipped and sorted. But it seems that parishioners canʼt find what they want or they donʼt have enough time to look or they just donʼt use coupons, so currently there are more donators than users. The new change will help these issues and allow parishioners to request the specific coupons they want. This will allow you to receive your own envelope with only the coupons you want and need. The coupon box will still remain in the church foyer for everyoneʼs use but this change will make the process user-friendly. And extra coupons remaining after our parishionersʼ selections are made, will be used in a monthly paid coupon service that will be offered to non-parishioners so that our expended community can benefit as well.  In the coming weeks look for product selection sheets near the coupon box and please fill one out and drop it in the sealed box next to the trading box. If you have questions or suggestions email KathyChurch or call 623-878-4708. Thank you.

Ida Griffin will be taking a leave of absence from the management of the Gift Shop due to health concerns. The shop will now be open during office hours Monday through Thursday, and Sunday mornings when Ida’s health is good. Thank you for your understanding and prayers.

This Week @ SCB

Monday, January 26

8:00 a.m. Traditional Latin Mass Church

9:00 a.m. Holy Mass Church

6:00 p.m. ESL Rm 3/8

7:00 p.m. Senior High Rm 5

Tuesday, January 27

8:00 a.m. Traditional Latin Mass Church

9:00 a.m. Holy Mass Church

6:00 p.m. ESL Rm 3/8

7:00 p.m. RCIA R5

7:00 p.m. RICA Conference Rm

Wednesday, January 28

8:00 a.m. Traditional Latin Mass Church

9:00 a.m. Holy Mass Church

6:00 p.m. Sacraments Hall

7:00 p.m. Encuentro Matrimonial R7

Thursday, January 29

8:00 a.m. Traditional Latin Mass Church

9:00 a.m. Holy Mass Church

3:00 p.m. Choir Church

6:00 p.m. Sacraments Hall

6:30 p.m. SVDP Jerusalem

Friday, January 30

8:00 a.m. Traditional Latin Mass Church

9:00 a.m. Holy Mass Church

6:30 p.m. Holy Rosary R3

7:00 p.m. Clases Biblica R4

Saturday, January 31

9:00 a.m. English Baptisms Church

3:30 p.m. Confessions Church

5:00 p.m. Holy Mass English Church

Sunday, February 1

8:00 a.m. Santa Misa Español Iglesia

10:00 a.m. Holy Mass English Church

Hispanic Community News

Esta comenzando la Campaña de Caridad y Desarrollo anual que provee ayuda a más de 70 programas y organizaciones caritativas, espirituales y educativas. El CDA nos da la oportunidad de ayudar el trabajo de la Iglesia más extensa al devolver una porción de lo que Dios nos ha dado a través de una contribución al CDA. Usted ya puede haber recibido una carta y una marca de libro del Obispo Olmsted. Por favor tome su tiempo para considerar, pleno en oración, que posibilidad tiene usted de dar como ayuda a nuestra Una Familia Unida en Cristo.


Están invitados a las Clases Bíblicas “Elías” los viernes a las 7:00 de la tarde.

Parejas Casadas: “el regreso a la escuela” le trae recuerdos de viejos amigos redescubiertos, un fresco comienzo, o una oportunidad de crecer en conocimiento y entendimiento? Un Fin de Semana de Encuentro Matrimonial puede hacer lo mismo por su matrimonio. Hay programadas Fines de Semana. Llame a Ramiro y Ana Maria.

Nuevos Cursos de Ciudadania e ingles se ofreceran en San Carlos comenzando enero 2009. Recuerden que han cambiado el examen de ciudadania y estamos ofreciendo los materiales nuevos en la oficina de la iglesia. Solamente se les pide una donacion de $25 para cubrir el gasto de duplicar los materiales.

Clases de ingles: Continuaran al nivel principiante/intermedio al partir del 5 de enero. Si les interesa ingresar, favor venir a registrarse con Profas Vero y Dora esa primera tarde (lunes y martes) de 6 a 8 p.m.–salon jersusalen.

Están invitados al Santo Rosario los viernes a las 6:30 de la tarde en salon #5.

Proximo Cursillo para hombres: febrero 5-8. Mujeres: febrero 19-22, 2009.

El Domingo, 25 de Enero tendremos otra campana de donacion de sangre en la Iglesia.  Les damos las gracias por su apoyo en el pasado.  Para hacer su proxima cita comuniquese al 623 979-8924 con Tim o Silvia Mullane.