Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, many of the below Spiritual Enrichment Opportunities are on pause temporarily. Please contact us below to find out what opportunities have remained or have returned since the begin of the pandemic.
Men's & Women's Retreats
Each year, the men and women of our parish attend a weekend retreat at Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua, NY. These retreats are a wonderful opportunity to step out of your daily routine and step into time spent with Christ. Notre Dame is a wonderfully peaceful place that is nestled along Canandaigua Lake, and offers spectacular views and opportunities for prayer and reflection.
The parish contact for the Men’s retreat is Ed Holden (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the contact for the Women’s retreat is Mary Gardner (email@example.com). Or, you can call our offices for information at (585) 663-3230.
Donuts with the Deacon
All are welcome!
Enjoy some time with fellow parishioners along with donuts and coffee/tea/hot chocolate. Bring yourselves and any parish topics for discussion. This is also an opportunity to ask deeper theological questions resulting from your worship experience- or just enjoy the Ridge Donuts and fellowship!
Nocturnal Adoration Society
"Come to me, all you who labor and are
burdened, and I will give you rest."
- Matthew 11:28
Please be with us to deepen your joy of a loving, personal relationship with Jesus. Our prayer is a special adaptation of The Liturgy of the Hours, includes exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, psalms, spiritual readings, prayers, and silent adoration. We meet on the third Saturday each month.
All are welcome!
For more information, contact Chris Born at (585) 621-4376.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Rosary Group
Pope Saint John Paul II was very devoted to the prayer of the Rosary, so much so that he added another set of mysteries to this ancient (1221 A.D.) form of prayer. Saint Charles Borromeo said the Rosary every day, and strongly recommended the devotion to all of his people. The Catechism (2682) states: “Because of Mary’s singular cooperation with the action of the Holy Spirit, the Church loves to pray in communion with the Virgin Mary, to magnify with her the great things the Lord has done for her, and to entrust supplications and praises to her.”
At Saint Charles, the Rosary is said in the church after daily mass/communion. All are welcome. For more information, contact Wilda Liana by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the fall of 2006, members of St. Charles Borromeo initiated an in-depth study of the Gospel of Matthew, utilizing a self-contained Scripture study program offered by Catholic Scripture Study International. Since our beginning with the study of Matthew in 2006 we have studied The Acts of the Apostles in 2007, The Revelation to John in 2008, and currently, Genesis. We have also studied short courses, including The Passion of Christ — the Story of Redemptive Suffering, Will Catholics Be Left Behind, and The Sacred Council: Exploring the Documents of the Second Vatican Council.
Our Members Say
“…, I have been wishing for something like this for a long time …. I think that CSS has a good mix of self-study, small group work, and teaching from a priest via the DVD.”
“Hearing such a wonderful motivational speaker such as Father Kauth at the end of each session has revitalized me and I am sure all other participants as well. …”
“Exploring different books of the Bible in a structured Bible study allows me to discover God’s mercy, God’s love and God’s power is available to me each and every day.”
“It truly is the best Bible study I’ve ever attended, and I’m looking forward to starting up again.”
How to Join
If you think you might be interested in joining, or just want to sample, stop by classroom 8 of St. Charles Borromeo School after the 10:30 Mass on Sundays, or at 6:30 pm on Thursdays. For more information about the program, contact Bill Fenlon at (585) 225-6661 or Dennis Viele at (585) 230-9323.