Parish Staff

Fr. John Firpo

Pastor

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“I am back”, these were my opening words when I returned as pastor to Saint Charles Borromeo Church (SCB) in June 2008. First here as a Parochial Vicar from 1992-1996, I have found SCB to be a vibrant community of prayer, of tender support, and genuine care.

I come from the west side of the City, raised in Chili by my mom and dad along with one brother and two sisters. I was schooled at Saint Pius the Tenth School, King’s Preparatory High School ...

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Fr. Edison Tayag

Parochial Vicar

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We welcome Fr. Edison to St. Charles and Holy Name of Jesus parishes as our new Pariochial Vicar.

Sharing the Good News through social media:

Facebook: Edison Tayag
Twitter: Fr. Edison Tayag

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Fr. Thomas Statt

Weekend Assistant

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Father Tom Statt, who assists at weekend masses, was ordained on May 31, 1958.

In June 1964, Father Tom was assigned to Geneseo by the Bishop of Rochester. He faithfully served the students, faculty, and staff of the College until June 1976. During his ministry at Geneseo, he worked tirelessly with the religious and lay leaders of the various Christian and Jewish faiths serving the college community. These ecumenical efforts led to the construction of the InterFaith Center on Franklin Street. The Center was opened ...

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Dan Callan

Deacon

Margaret Gray

Christian Formation Administrator

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When I entered first grade at St. Charles I couldn't have imagined how this parish would become such an important part of my life. It is where my husband, Andy, and I got married, where our three daughters attended school and celebrated sacraments, where Andy went through the RCIA process, where we mourned the loss of loved ones, where our granddaughter was baptized. Throughout the years I've seen many changes at the parish including transition of pastors and staff, building renovations and updates ...

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Mary Eggleston

Christian Formation Secretary

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Hello! My name is Mary Eggleston. My involvement in faith formation started as an 8th grader -- volunteering on Saturday mornings at St. John the Evangelist (Greece). Along with being a catechist, I have also been involved with Confirmation and Baptismal preparation, children's liturgy, summer camp, RCIA and RCIC, home visitation, scripture study, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. I look forward to meeting and working with our families who are enrolled in the various Christian Formation programs here at St. Charles. To me, there is ...

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Sherry Clifford

Youth Group Volunteer Coordinator

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Sherry Clifford started her faith journey as an infant at St. Charles. The faith community of St. Charles has helped to raise her as a strong Catholic. Sherry attended St. Charles school from nursery school through grade six. When Sherry reached high school her faith and bond with and in God grew even deeper when she joined other St. Charles teens and sang in the teen folk group at Mass. This was Sherry’s first step in strengthening her faith. While in the choir she ...

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Chris Dimartino

Business Manager

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Thank you for the warm welcome into the St. Charles Family. I am excited to be working again within the Diocese of Rochester. In the early 1990's, I worked at the Diocese as the Coordinator of Parish Computerized Accounting Systems. I have worked in accounting for over 25 years.

My husband, Joe, and I have 2 children, Nathan and Emily. We live in the Village of Hilton where I have been active supporting Music Education in our schools as the Treasurer of the Music ...

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Joan Bigham

Parish Secretary

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I'm Joan Bigham and have been at St. Charles since October of 2006 as your Parish Secretary. Before coming to St. Charles, I worked in various jobs over the past 30+ years (Seneca Park Zoo, Kodak, Danka, Census Bureau, Wegmans, St. Anne Church on Mt. Hope Ave.), but none compare to the St. Charles family. The parishioners that I have met over the past few years are very friendly and welcoming. I feel very much at home here. I have to say that the ...

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Bob Borelli

Maintenance

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Hi, I’m Bob Borelli. Since 1998, I have been responsible for the maintenance and grounds of St. Charles Parish on a part-time basis. St. Charles has been my parish since I was born in 1960. I have been married to my wife, Sheila, for 26 years and have 3 sons, Andrew, Matthew, and David, all who have graduated from St. Charles School. I was a member of the St. Charles CYO Board for about 10 years and a Cub Scout den leader for St ...

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Marcia Sheremeta

Music Minister

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Marcia Sheremeta (a.k.a. “Sweetie” to husband Bob, “Mom” to Michelle, Tom and Scott, “Nana” to Kyla and Shelby, and “Food Lady” to seven furry felines) has been a music minister at St. Charles for the past 32 years. In addition to playing piano/organ at every mass, she accompanies the Sanctuary Choir, and directs the cantor program (Schola Cantorum) as well as Charley’s Angels, our children’s choir. After 36 years of teaching vocal music in Hilton, Marcia retired from public school ...

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Ralph Zecchino

Choir Director

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Ralph Zecchino has been a moving force in the musical life of the Town of Greece. For the past 30 years, he has served as Director of the Sanctuary Choir at St. Charles Borromeo Church. He had a 36-year career as a music educator, teaching in the Chicago Schools, the Rochester City Schools, and the Greece Central Schools. For 39 years, he has been the Director of the Greece Choral Society. Mr. Zecchino has been a member of the adjunct faculty of the Eastman School ...

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Michelle Brady

Bell Choir Director

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Michelle Brady, our Bell Choir Director, joined St. Charles through the RCIA program in 2003. She is married to Tom and has two daughters – Kyla and Shelby. Michelle has played bells since she was in 6th grade and has been involved with the bell choir ministry since its inception. She also serves as a cantor and co-director of Charley’s Angels. A graduate of Athena High School, Michelle is currently a department manager for Walmart. She is also an expert seamstress and craft person. Summers ...

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