St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church is a family of faith and hospitality blessed with a diversity of people coming together to grow closer to God and to worship Him year-round or seasonally in our beautiful church and in this stunning Lakes Region of New Hampshire.
We reverently worship God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - in prayer and song and assist one another in a common call to be his faithful disciples. Our faith grows in our life-long pursuit to know Jesus Christ and to discover Him in new ways and in all our relationships. We strive to serve Him and others by sharing our time and talent and treasure; and reaching out in peace and justice to those in need.
All are welcome! If you are looking for a Catholic parish to call home for any time and season, we cordially invite you to join us and to become involved on our parish journey to uncover the love and goodness of God and to find Him in our paths of life.
Lent is a season of soul-searching and repentance. It is a season for reflection and taking stock. Lent originated in the very earliest days of the Church as a preparatory time for Easter, when the faithful rededicated themselves and when converts were instructed in the faith and prepared for baptism. By observing the forty days of Lent, the individual Christian imitates Jesus’ withdrawal into the wilderness for forty days.
Our Lenten Brochure has lots of info and dates and activities.
St. Charles Borromeo
October 2, 1538 - November 3, 1584
Archbishop of Milan
Cardinal-Priest of the Title of St. Prassede
Papal Secretary of State under Pius IV
and one of the chief leaders in the
He was born in the Castle of Arona, a town on the southern shore of the Lago Maggiore in northern Italy, October 2, 1538; died at Milan, November 3, 1584.
His emblem is the word humilitas crowned, which is a portion of the Borromeo shield. He is usually represented in art in his cardinal's robes, barefoot, carrying the cross as archbishop; a rope round his neck, one hand raised in blessing, thus recalling his work during the plague.
His feast is kept on 4 November.
St. Charles is the patron saint of learning and the arts.