Saint Charles Borromeo Church

Welcomes you

Our new window

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Scheduled installation on:

Wednesday, May 19

On the weekend of June 5 & 6, we will have a Mass of Thanksgiving and the blessing of our new stained glass windows. This has been a massive project that has taken more than 2 years. The old thin glass and structure was removed and new framing installed. The cost of this project will end up being about $250,000 and it was funded by parishioners and visitors. We will have a ritual blessing at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday and at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday.

We will have an open house in the church on Sunday afternoon June 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. so the public can walk through and see the newly installed window. Please pass the word to non-parish members. Our building is a landmark in Whitefish and the windows can be appreciated by the broader community. Proper social distancing will be maintained during the walking tour and masks may be worn.


Stained Glass windows have played an important part in our spiritual journey; they draw you into the meaning and purpose of the images. They are a thing not just of deep beauty and color, the work and skill of the artist is to be appreciated and admired, but icons that open up the Christian story and the story of the local community, and our new window is an wonderful example.

Stained glass windows can instruct, console, and inspire those who look upon them. For many, the beauty of stained glass windows is calming, and allows them to feel more prayerful in church. In this respect, the colors can have as much impact on one’s emotions as the picture. The light coming through stained glass has a dazzling effect. From within the church during the day, light streaming through the windows creates lovely patterns where it falls. This helps create an atmosphere in which it is easy to meditate. As the light shifts throughout the day, the patterns are altered, creating an ever-changing atmosphere in and out of the church. At night, light radiating out from the windows into the community provides an alluring image, welcoming people to come inside. Stained glass windows are, therefore, far more than just ornaments in the church to make it look nice and colorful, they are like the church itself, an opportunity for evangelistic outreach and for drawing people into a deeply personal and spiritual relationship with Christ. Let us pray that the whole world be filled with the radiance of this glory.

The image of St. Charles Borromeo teaching the children (and adults) from the Catechism of the Church is so relevant in this day and age. We each have a responsibility to educate the world on the values of Christianity. St. Charles was a leader in education, both of the laity and the clergy. May his leadership and example be an inspiration to all who look upon our new window.

Seventh Week of

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Office is currently closed.

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Music Rehearsals:
String Ensemble today at 3:30 p.m.
Women's Choir at 4:00 p.m.

Joyful celebration!

Obligation to attend Mass will resume beginning June 5.

Know that we have missed you, we look forward to seeing you real soon!

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Liturgy Sheet

On April 17/18 we returned to using the Hymnals. If you feel uncomfortable using them, please leave them in the pew.

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Prayer to St. Charles Borromeo

O Saintly reformer, animator of spiritual renewal of priests and religious, you organized true seminaries and wrote a standard catechism. Inspire all religious teachers and authors of catechetical books. Move them to love and transmit only that which can form true followers of the Teacher who was divine. Amen.

Mission Statement

St. Charles Borromeo Parish is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, to maintain the worship of God, to inspire in all persons a love of Christ, a passion for righteousness, and a consciousness of their duties to God and all God’s children.

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Scam Email Alert - fraudsters are once again impersonating local priests and asking for gift cards for a friend battling cancer, the poor, etc. Please be alert & always follow-up any request personally to ensure its authenticity.

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Celebrating our faith in Jesus Christ for over 114 years in Whitefish, Montana.