St. Charles Catholic Church + Iglesia San Carlos
935 Peterson Road, Burlington, WA 98233 . 360-757-0128
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A Word from the Pastor!
My greetings to you and those dear to you. The Patron of our Catholic Church in Burlington, Skagit County, is St. Charles Borromeo. His dates are 1538 to 1584. While still a youth, his uncle gave him the revenue of an Abbacy, which Charles took and donated to the poor. Later towards the end of his life a bubonic plague hit Milan where he was Cardinal Archbishop. Again he made every effort to assist those in dire need.
Following on the Charism of St. Charles, the present Parish has a very vibrant Food Bank, the only one in the city of Burlington. A lot of people find assistance there.
As you walk into the Parish Church you will see in front of you a Baptismal Font which is built from stones taken from the Skagit River. If Skagit County has one dominant feature, it is the River, a fast flowing one, linking the East and the West of the County.
The designer of the Church wanted the bond between and the Baptismal water and the River recognized. Christian culture seeks to bless the native one.
Another unique feature of the Parish is its outreach to the Hispanic/Latino community. As a farming district, many migrant workers come here for the harvest season. During that time, it is customary for Catholic High School students from neighboring Parishes to come and offer assistance to those people, to ensure that they feel at home. For some years now a Mass has been celebrated at the Migrant Camps. If the people can’t come to Jesus, then Jesus must go to the people.
For many years now the relationship between the American Parishioners and Hispanic/Latino Parishioners has been a harmonious one and I look forward to several more years of living in the embrace of their love.
If you are in the neighborhood, don’t hesitate to drop in. The welcome mat will be out for you.
Fr. Martin Bourke, Pastor
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and neighboring Skagit Valley Churches
Please continue to pray for the ongoing well-being of our
Parish during this time of transition. We suggest the following Novena prayer
NOVENA PRAYER FOR OUR PARISH…
O Holy and Glorious St Joseph, we call upon you and Your dearest Spouse, our Mother Mary, to intercede for us before your Son Jesus for the continued well-being of our Parish, and to help us during this time of transition. You were the Father of Our Lord, and with Mary, you cared for Him and provided for all the needs of the Holy Family. Hear us now, in this our time of special need and bring our request to your Son, that He may send His continued graces upon us and bring to a happy solution the situation that confronts us. Dearest Mother Mary, with Joseph, we ask you to assist us and to be our advocate for the continued spiritual and physical growth and well- being of our Parish. We make our prayer in the name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior.
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday @ 5:00 p.m.
Sabado @ 7:00 pm Espanol
Domingo @ 7:45 a.m. Espanol
Sunday @ 11:15 a.m.
Weekday Mass Schedule
Monday @ 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday @ 6:00 p.m.
Thursday @ 9:00 a.m.
1st Saturday of the Month
@ 9:00 a.m. (bilingual)
Confession: English and Spanish
Saturday/Sabado at 4:15 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday/Miercoles at 5:30 p.m.
or by appointment - call 757-0128
Click on the link above to see the Daily Mass Readings.
The Annual Catholic Appeal
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