St. Charles Borromeo in Woonsocket: All Are Welcome!

“Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You?” (Matthew 25:37)

St Charles Borromeo, the oldest Roman Catholic parish in northern Rhode Island, is a community of believers striving with everyday faith to be a sign of God’s love in our community and beyond, in accordance with the teaching of Jesus Christ and our Catholic faith.

Our mission is to give thanks in worship and song, to reconcile ourselves with God, to share in the Liturgy of the Word, to gain the Lord’s peace and to receive the Holy Eucharist, thereby increasing and strengthening our faith and devotion.

Our ministries provide music for worship, teaching the faith to our children, ongoing adult faith education, meditation periods on God’s Word, food for the needy at our pantry, prayer and pastoral visits for the sick and dying, and a meeting place for assistance to immigrants, the homeless, and the addicted.

We encourage responsible stewardship. We sponsor social activities to celebrate parish life and nurture loving friendships. With the help of the Holy Spirit and our patron, St. Charles Borromeo, we commit ourselves to follow our mission; that is, to build a stronger community of faith among God’s people.

Latest News

  • On Sunday June 19 - Come to our “Farewell Celebration” in the Church Hall following the 9 AM Mass, honoring Father Finnegan and Father Bruce who will be leaving us at the end of this month.
  • St. Charles Borromeo welcomes our new pastor, Fr. Dennis Reardon, who will also maintain his duties at All Saints Parish. After July 1, our weekend Mass schedule will remain the same.
  • Please join us! Click here for our Mass Schedule.

St. Charles is handicap accessible via a ramp on the North Main Street entrance.


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