Click the following links for the 

Mass Readings & Mass Hymns for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

(July 5, 2020)

Bishop Frank Dewane has extended the dispensation of the obligation

to attend Sunday Mass to September 1, 2020.  Click here to read his letter.

PUBLIC MASSES RESUME:

The public celebration of Masses at St. Charles has resumed!

(The 7:00 AM daily Mass remains suspended until further notice.)

 

Welcome Home!!!

RULES FOR ATTENDING MASS DURING THE PANDEMIC:

  • Everyone entering the Church must wear a mask. A scarf or bandanna will also suffice.

  • Everyone must sanitize their hands before entering the Church. Additionally, please sanitize your hands immediately before you receive Communion and immediately afterwards.

  • You may only receive Communion passively on your hand, not on your tongue.  Please do not attempt to take the Host from the priest and do not cup your hand like a basket.  Keep your hand as flat as possible. The priest will then attempt to place the Host on your hand without touching you. While receiving Communion, please KEEP YOUR MASK ON. Once you receive the Eucharist, step a few feet to the side, pull down your mask, place Eucharist in your mouth, pull your mask back up, and return to your pew.

  • Please refrain from touching anything in the church unless it is absolutely necessary.

  • If you are sick, experiencing the slightest of symptoms, or are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill because of your age or a previous condition, or if you live with, work with, or have been exposed to anyone who fits this description, we strongly urge you to stay home and attend the online live-streamed Mass or the TV Mass.  This precaution is for your own safety as well as for that of your family, friends and fellow parishioners.

  • Please consider attending the 7:00 AM or 5:30 PM Masses on Sunday, as they are usually more lightly attended.

  • Social Distancing rules must be followed. Pews have been roped off to create space. Please do not sit close to people you do not live with.

  • The Sign of Peace will be omitted.

 

OTHER CHURCH ACTIVITIES:

All other church activities are still cancelled until further notice.

 

Read Bishop Frank J. Dewane's letter dated May 12, 2020.

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Prayer for Spiritual Communion


My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

Coronavirus Prayers

 

Father, shine your light of Mercy upon your people by protecting us from the coronavirus,

and healing all of those who are afflicted with it. Father, we offer this prayer to you

in the name of your beloved Son, Jesus Christ our Lord! Amen.
 

Father, we ask that you give all of those serving on the frontlines of our war with the

Coronavirus, especially our health care professionals, wisdom and understanding,

and strength and courage to serve the cause of protecting and saving life.

We ask this in the name of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ our Lord! Amen.

Live-Stream will appear below when the Mass is live.

Videos are live-streamed to our Youtube Channel

You can also visit our Facebook Page to view

the Mass while it is broadcasted live.

Mass Schedule

8:30 AM​

(Live-Stream) 4:00 PM

 

7:00 AM

 (Live-Stream) 9:00 AM

11:00 AM

 (Haitian Mass) 1:00 PM

5:30 PM

Weekdays (Monday - Saturday):

Saturday:

Sunday:

Televised Mass Schedule

Daily Mass (Including Sundays):

 

EWTN:

 

12:00 AM (Midnight)

8:00 AM

12:00 PM (Noon)

7:00 PM

Sunday Mass:

 

Diocese of Venice:

Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto, Charlotte, Hardee & Highland counties:

9:30 AM on the CW Network.

 

Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades & Desoto counties:

 

10:30 AM on FOX4.

Click here to view the televised Mass channel guide.

Florida Catholic

The Florida Catholic newspaper has suspended print publication for the months of April & May, but has made their digital version available at no charge for everyone.

 Visit the Florida Catholic Website to view

the latest digital issue of the newspaper.

ONLINE GIVING

Please continue to support our parish and our ministries. Your gifts help us continue to serve parishioners during this time of uncertainty.

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COVID-19 Information

Are you sick?

 

When should you head to the doctor?

US Government:

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

State of Florida:

State 2019 Novel Coronavirus Response​

Data & Surveillance Dashboard

Florida Catholic Conference:

 

COVID-19 Response

Diocese of Venice:

 

DoV Responds to COVID-19

Charlotte County:

COVID-19 Information

Drive-Thru Testing Site:

Charlotte Sports Park

2300 El Jobean Road

Port Charlotte, Florida

Test is for if you have it, not already had it.

No appt or doctor order required.

No charge for the test.

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

By appointment only.  Register here.

Community Resources

Assistance with Food & Medicine:

 

St. Vincent DePaul (941) 625-9784

Meals For Seniors (941) 255-0723

(Age 60+, 7 frozen healthy meals per week)

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice:

Food, Financial, Mental Health Assistance

COAD Florida:

Rent/Mortgage, Transportation, Utilities, 

Child-Care, Food, & Other Assistance

Grocery Delivery Services:

 

Instacart (Publix, Aldi, Sam's Club, Target)

WalMart

Many grocery stores have modified hours specifically for senior citizens, please check with their websites for more information.

Publix

Winn-Dixie

Job Openings:

CareerSource: Southwest Florida

Florida Jobs

Prescription Delivery Services:

 

CVS Pharmacy

Walgreens

Restaurant Delivery Services:

 

BiteSquad

DoorDash 

GrubHub

UberEats