ARS and Our Churches

ARS and Our Churches ARS and Our Churches Altar & Rosary Society (ARS) invites adult parishioners to prayerfully consider membership in our service and prayer ministry.  Small rotating teams of faithful members spend one hour on Saturday mornings lightly cleaning St. Mary’s sanctuary, sacristies, holy water fonts, and other designated areas. ARS offers many opportunities…

What and How to become an EMCH

What and How to Become an EMHC What’s an extraordinary minister of communion? “Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion” is the formal title of laypeople who distribute the Eucharist during Mass. As the title implies, there are also “ordinary ministers” – those who are literally “ordained” to the ministry namely bishops, priests, and deacons. These ministers…

Celebrant Singers

Celebrant Singers Celebrant Singers, a fresh and dynamic Christian singing group from Visalia, featuring ten singers with an orchestra, will minister through music, song and testimony on Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Parish. This concert brings uplifting music and a special encouraging message. All seats are free, and all are encouraged to…

All Saints and All Souls

All Saints and All Souls All Saints’ Day (in the Roman Catholic Church officially the Solemnity of All Saints and also called All Hallows or Hallowmas), often shortened to All Saints, is a solemnity celebrated on Nov. 1 in honor of all the saints, known and unknown.  In Western Christian theology, the day commemorates all…

Needing Hygiene Pack Items

Needing Hygiene Pack Items In Great Need of Hygiene Pack Items! The Bethlehem Center is seeking hygiene pack items. These packs are given out to those Bethlehem Center guests who do not have a home. Items that are needed include toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, razors and maxi pads. Any donation is greatly appreciated. Donations…

Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway

Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway Donations needed for Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway Would you like to help us this Thanksgiving? We are always in need of turkey and chicken donations for our special Thanksgiving Basket giveaway at the Bethlehem Center. We are able to begin accepting donations of frozen items at this time. We also accept non-perishable food…

Breaking Bread Gala

Breaking Bread Gala Breaking Bread Gala—London Calling on November 2… You Can Help! The Breaking Bread Gala continues to be the biggest fundraiser for the Bethlehem Center. The success of this event makes success of our Bethlehem Center Mission possible. While there are large sum sponsorship opportunities available, there are also opportunities to support the…

Thanks are in Order

Thanks are in Order A big “THANK YOU” to all who were so instrumental in assisting with the Rosary for Life and Respect Life Mass with Bishop Ochoa which took place on October 7th and for the Rosary Rally and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament which took place on October 13th.  These events were very…